Trekking in Madikeri

Madikeri is quite a delightful destination for trekkers. If you are someone who likes to stay out in the nature, soak in the raw vibes of the wilderness, gaze at the magnetic vistas for hours, and perhaps, explore the wild a little bit, then trekking in Madikeri should be on your bucket list. 

One of the most breathtaking treks in the mountain ranges of Western Ghats, you can find aromatic coffee estates, enthralling spice plantations, vibrant orange groves, mystical caves, splendorous jungles, emerald hill sides, mesmerizing meadows, dancing rivers and waterfalls in Madikeri. For its abundant greenery, lush hillside, deep ravines, misty valley, and rich flora and fauna, Madikeri is also often referred to as the ‘Scotland of India’. 

If you are a pro at trekking, you will enjoy conquering the magnificent Tadiandamol Peak, the highest mountain peak in Coorg, gloriously settled amid the splendorous Shola forest. If you are an intermittent hiker, you will fall in love with the idea of hiking frequently. For spiritual souls, there are numerous holy temples, such as Shri Shringeri Shankar Math, Golden Temple Monastery, Omkareshwara Temple, Raghavendra Temple, and Muneshwara temple. 

For those looking for fun and adventure, the Madikeri treks come with some wild trails and waterfalls, like Iruppu Falls, Galibeedu – Subramanian – Shanivarasanthe trek, Pushpagiri trek, Burude Falls, etc. There are amazing tourist places to visit in Madikeri, if you aren’t much of a trekker and just want to rejuvenate your mind and body, then relax near the pristine waters of River Cauvery. Basically, this trek has something for everyone. 

Apart from the above attractions, the path to Madikeri is also home to Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary which encompasses perennial streams, great mountain ranges, dense forests, and rare species of flora and fauna. Some of the other popular attractions of Madikeri trek include Raja’s seat, Madikeri Fort, Gaddige, Dubare Elephant Training Camp, and Chettali Village. 

In a nutshell, this trek is the perfect way to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul.

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Madikeri Trekking FAQs

What are the best one day treks near Madkeri where I can avail upto 25% Off?

Coorg is a district in the state of Karnataka and Madikeri is the district headquarters. So, Madikeri being a part of Coorg offers a wide range of trekking trails nearby.

Nishani –Blue Ridge Walk Trek
- Nishani Peak is located in the magnificent Brahmagiri or Talacauvery range. This awe-inspiring trek will take you through long but aromatic stretches of coffee gardens, paddy fields, mesmerizing rain forests, untouched trails, trickling waterfalls, and stunning streams. This trek is a paradise for nature and wilderness lovers. 

Kote Betta Trek
 – This splendorous trek takes about two days to finish. It is known for its beautiful sunrise and sunset, night sky, a holy Shiva temple, and of course, abundant nature. To get the best out of this trek, pitch a tent amid the wilderness and sleep under a sky full of stTadiandamol Trek – Surrounded by the scenic views of the Western Ghats, Tadiandamol is the highest mountain peak in Coorg. Some of the highlights of this trek are Shola Forest trails, coffee plantations, and a stay at Nalknad Palace. 

Kumara Parvatha Trek
 – It is the second-highest peak in Coorg. Located at an elevation of 1,712 feet, Kumara Paravatha is nestled amid lush green forests and enriching meadows. It is dotted with unexplored trails, meandering streams, large volcanic rock formations, and verdant landscapes. It is also homes to Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary.

Kopatty Hills Trek
 –The scintillating valley of Kopatty Hills is embellished with unexplored trails, meandering streams, lush green meadows, intense forest, paddy fields, and majestic mountain views. An offbeat place for trekking in Madikeri.

Tadiandamol Trek
 – This trek is an absolute delight for travel enthusiasts and nature lovers. It is advisable to stay at a local Homestay, instead of a hotel, when you go for these trekkers.

What are the most adventurous tours in Madkeri fall under Rs. 800/- only?

Madikeri near Coorg is overflowing with options for nature enthusiasts. You will be spoiled for choice in Madikeri by all the things it has to offer. Click here to explore the list now.

1. Jeep Drive to Mallalli Water Falls at Rs. 3250/-
2. Nishani Blue Ridge Walk Trek at Rs. 800/-
3. Thrilling 90° Rock Climbing Near at Rs. 999/-
4. Adventure Activities Near Coorg at Rs. 750/-

Which are the best Madikeri camping tours with special offers?

Madikeri being a part of Coorg offers a vivid range of campsites nearby, Click here to explore the best camping tours near Madikeri with best deals and offers. 

1. Camping In Madikeri, Coorg @ Rs 1700/-
2. Wild Monsoon Adventure Series Camping at Rs. 3985/-
3. Coorg Camping Experience at Rs.1650/-
4. Riverside Camping In Coorg, With Rafting at Rs.2100/-
5. Camping In Coorg with stargazing at Rs. 1820/-

What is the best time for trekking in Madikeri?

Trekking in Madikeri can be done at any time of the year. You can choose the apt time for yourself depending on your favorite season. The best time for trekking in Madikeri during monsoon is from July to September. The best time to visit during the winter season is from December to February. However, the temperature during winters dabbles between 14 degree Celsius and 29 degree Celsius.

If you want to soak in the sunshine of the valley and witness the lush green hills dotted with vibrant flowers, then go here between March and June. The average temperature during this time is 21 degree Celsius and 34 degree Celsius.

How fit should I be for trekking in Madikeri? What is the level of fitness expected from the participants?

Most of the treks in Western Ghats can be completed in one day, or maximum, two. You don’t need to have to be extremely fit to finish your trek to Madikeri. Even so, it is advisable to get your heart rate and breathing tested before going for one of the trekking tours in Madikeri.

A few weeks before trekking in Madikeri, you can start with some easy exercises, such as walking, running, cycling, breathing techniques, yoga, etc. In case you want to take it up a notch, you can try climbing and squatting as well. A normal fitness routine is also enough to match this trek.

How much water should I drink while trekking in Madikeri?

When you go on a hike, you sweat a considerable amount of minerals. In the same way, demands you to stay hydrated until it is completed. It is quite tricky to know the exact amount of water needed for Madikeri trekking, but carry at least 2 liters of water per person.

What are the difficulties which we can face while trekking?

As much as it is fun, trekking also comes with unseen troubles and difficulties, such as harsh weather, bad condition of trails, acute mountain sickness, blisters, cough and cold, swollen joints, etc. However, a well-prepared mind and body is an answer to all the difficulties that come across during trekking. Remember to dress according to the weather and keep extra clothing. If the climate demands, wear good quality hiking shoes, take the required medicine to avoid any kind of sickness. Trekking is already a challenging activity no matter how adventurous it seems. So, make sure that you are well-prepared to face any difficulty that comes your way during these hikes.

What are the equipment that need to be purchased from our end?

Even though this trek is an easy one, you must be prepared for anything and everything that comes your way at the time of hiking. For this very reason, you must gear yourself up with some important trekking equipment.Some of the necessary equipment that you must buy includes a light trekking backpack, camping tent, hiking shoes or boots with good grip, insect repellant, trekking poles, eco-friendly waste bags, sleeping mat, powerbank, smartwatch, torch or flash light, etc. 

Before you go ahead with the purchase of your trekking gear, please keep in mind that you do not need to bring everything with you on the trek. Try to carry equipment that you feel are absolutely necessary for you. Keep it light and easy.

Do you think I should bring some medicines along with me while on the trek?

If it’s Madikeri or any other trek, it should be your own responsibility to carry a medicine kit or first-aid kit. You do not have to carry a whole box of medicines with you, but make sure that you have some basic medicines with you all the time. Some of the must-carry medicines on a regular trek are Crocin, Allegra, Combiflam, Vomistop (only for high altitude), Strepsils, Antibiotics, Avomine (for motion sickness), mosquito/insect repellant, Spasmonil (for abdominal cramps), Dcold, and Cetirizine (for allergies).

You must also keep crepe bandage, band-aid, and antibiotic ointment. For altitude sickness, you can carry Diamox, Nifedipine, and Dexamethasone, but do not forget to ask for your doctor’s advice before taking any medicine.

What do we do with garbage which is produced during a trek?

We have a strong policy against waste pollution. We don’t support littering waste or garbage before, during, or after trekking in Madikeri. To avoid littering, we carry eco-bags to carry the waste during treks. It is also requested to collect any waste found during the trek and dispose it in a dustbin.

What will be the cost of trekking near Madikeri?

The average cost for trekking in Madikeri ranges from 6,000 to 8,000 per person. The cost of trekking also depends on the package you choose. For one night and two-day stay, the price ranges from 3,000 to 4,000 per person. For two-night and three-day stay, the charges applicable would be between 5,000 and 7,000, and so on.

Is it safe for a solo traveler to do trek?

It is absolutely safe for anyone to go for trekking in Madikeri. It is the perfect trek for solo travelers as well. Even women solo travelers can enjoy hiking through the forest trails of Madikeri. Even so, one must always take care of his or her surroundings, and it is advisable for anyone trekking in this area to avoid going for the trek during late hours.

How many trekkers are there in one group?

On an average, there are 5-6 trekkers in one group. However, high number trekkers in one group are safer, better and definitely more fun. There is no set limit for a number of trekkers required to start a trek, but the minimum number should be around 5 and the maximum should be around 15.

What sort of food will be there? Packed or Instant Cooked?

There are many local restaurants and food joints available near Madikeri trek. In case, you are looking to have food during the trekking hours, it will be packed stuff, such as energy bars, chips, sandwiches, burgers, along with beverages. The food will be served warm and cooked at the time of your stay, in hotel, homestay, or tent.

Can we do trekking during nighttime?

There aren’t a lot of trekking tours in Madikeri that offer night treks in the area. Tourists usually opt for day trekking since it takes about 24 hours to complete the whole hike. However, a night trek can be arranged on request for those who are interested. You can even pitch a tent amid the wilderness and enjoy a night full of stars in Madikeri.

Is there any specific type of clothing recommended for the trek?

The best hiking clothes are made of synthetic material. Synthetic is known to absorb sweat quickly. Thus, this will help your body cool down during long hours of hiking during the trek. Since trekking in Madikeri is an easy one, you can wear normal T-shirt and pants. It is advisable to wear full sleeved T-shirt and pants/ trekking suit/ tights/ etc. since in the wilderness, you never know what kind of insects or plants you might come across. Do not forget to carry a rain jacket, coat, pullover, etc. since the temperature keeps changing in Madikeri. It’s best to wear three-layered clothing in case you are trekking during the winter season.

Which type of shoes should I buy?

There are few points to keep in mind when you are choosing shoes for trekking activity –grip, waterproofing, and breathability. We all are aware about the grip part, that is, to avoid slipping on the trails. Please note that it is quite usual for the trekking trails to be damped or worse, flooded. Thus, it is better to splurge on trekking shoes that are waterproofed, than save on the ones that aren’t. Also, for Madikeri trekking, it is highly recommended that you buy shoes that easily allow moisture to pass through. The weather changes dramatically there, and so, this is an important factor to consider when buying trekking shoes.

How safe is trekking in Madikeri?

Madikeri trekking is quite safe for trekkers. Even so, every trekker must stay aware about his or her surroundings during the trek. You might come across wild animals during the jungle trails, but that’s quite rare since most of them are deep down in the forest, and probably more scared of you than the other way around.

The trek is safe even for solo women trekkers, but is still recommended to not go into the woods alone during late hours. Remember to carry a jacket or coat during your treks, since the weather in this region is quite unpredictable. Keep water bottles and munchies with you to be on the safer side.

What things should I carry for trekking in Madikeri?

The trek of Madikeri is not a difficult one. However, it is advisable to carry some of the equipment that would contribute in making your trek comfortable. Some of the important things to carry at this trek are Water bottle; munching and food items such as chocolates, chips, dry fruits, and energy bars; a good backpack; an extra pair of trekking shoes; a multi-purpose tool set such as Swiss knife; torch or flashlight; hand sanitizer, mouthwash, extra pair of jacket, cap, and other woolen clothes, sunscreen, lip balm, first-aid or medical kit, trek map, compact camera, phone, phone charger, sunglasses, medicines for mountain illness, etc.

Can we have liquor/smoke while on the trek?

It is advisable to not drink or smoke during trekking hours since your body loses a lot of sweat, moisture, and salt when you are hiking through the dense forest. It is actually very crucial for you to stay focused at the time of trekking. There is however, no restriction as such on smoking or drinking.

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