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Arjun

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One of the coolest people to guide us in the trek. They are so flexible with our needs and were so supportive. The trekking part was so comfortable for...

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yuvan pradeep

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Great experience, well organized trek. second day was not so fun as first day where we went for trek and waterfalls.day 1: climbing up the hills, had ...

Overview

About the Mullayanagiri Trek: 

Set off for a trek to Mullayanagiri a majestic mountain located in the Western Ghats. Named after Mullappa Swami Temple at the summit, Mullayanagiri is regarded as one of the best trekking spots in Karnataka and among the top tourist places in Chikmagalur.

Mullayanagiri is the highest peak in Karnataka, sitting at 6,330 feet in the Chikmagalur region. The trek to Mullayanagiri peak and the jungle trails will encourage you to bond with fellow trekkers and are perfect for team building and camaraderie. 

You will also see waterfalls and enjoy great food and warm local hospitality.  Being the highest peak in Karnataka, Mullayanagiri offers some very mesmerizing views from the top.

Depart from Bangalore at around 10:00 PM on Friday and reach Sardarpuri, which is the starting point of the trek. From here a 3 km trek will take you to the top. The place is perfect for those looking for solitude as well as visitors with an adventurous streak.

The Mullayanagiri Trek package includes food, guides, activities, accommodation in tents or dormitories and transportation from and to Bangalore along with bundle of memories.

Difficulty Level: Moderate


Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrive at the Mullayanagiri trekking spot

    Get picked up on Friday night from Indiranagar around 10 PM or from New Shanti Sagar hotel, Domlur around 10:15 PM or from Lifestyle, Magrath Road (Near Garuda Mall) by 10:30 PM and start your overnight journey to Mullayanagiri peak.

    Reach Campsite of Mullayanagiri Trek and Freshen up

    Head to the starting point of the trek to Mullayanagiri peak.

    Packed lunch at Mullaynagiri Peak

    Start a ridge hike to reach the Forest check post

    Head to Jhari falls to rejuvenate after a tiring trek

    Back to campsite

    Enjoy the Bonfire

    Get Served with Dinner

    Overnight at tents or dormitories

  • Day 2 - Departure to Bangalore

    Wake up early morning after the first day of Mullayanagiri trekking

    Breakfast

    Explore Dattapeeta or River Rafting at Bhadra

    Depart and reach Bangalore by 10:30 PM (Approx) and end your Mullayanagiri trek experience.

Stay

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  • Accommodation in tents or dormitories depending on the availability
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  • Dormitories will be big rooms as well as there are separate rooms for boys and girls
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  • If weather is good, you will be able to camp out. Sleeping bags will be provided

Meal

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  • Breakfast on Day 1 & Day 2
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  • Packed Lunch on Day 1
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  • Dinner on Day 1

Activity

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  • Trekking
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  • Camping
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  • Bonfire

Other Inclusions

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  • Lead fee & Guide charges
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  • First Aid support Transportation & Toll charges

Transport

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  • Transportation to and fro from Bangalore
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  • Non-AC vehicle and the size of the vehicle depends of the number of people travelling

Things To Carry

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  • Sturdy and waterproof backpack (It will be advised that you pack light)
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  • Water bottles (at least 2 liters of water)
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  • Fresh clothes for two days
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  • Extra set of clothes
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  • Sunscreen and sunglasses
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  • Cap/hat
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  • Toiletries (Shampoo, towel, toothpaste, tissue paper, etc.)
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  • Juice packs, Glucon-D etc.
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  • Raincoat or a Poncho
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  • Personal medication (if any)
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  • Allergy medication (if any)
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  • Mosquito repellent cream
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  • A torch with new batteries (in case of emergency)
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  • You can carry energy food (Chocolate bars, flavored milk, Electrolyte drinks etc.)
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  • Camera (Optional)

Advisory

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  • Please check with your tour operator for any forest permission requirements.
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  • Do not expect luxury as we will be traversing through pristine and untamed nature.
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  • Listen to the instructions by the instructor carefully
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  • Use the equipment without damaging. In case, there is any damage, the traveler has to bear the cost of it on the spot.
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  • Avoid uncomfortable clothing during the activities (like sarees, etc.)
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  • Carrying jewellery or other valuables is not advisable
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  • No smoking and consumption of alcohol during the trip
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  • Plastics (like chocolate wrappers, water bottles, beverages bottle, poly-ethane covers, etc., should be carried back to Urban jungle)

Tour Type

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  • This activity can be availed as a private or group tour

Cancellation Policy

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  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 0-30 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.

Refund Policy

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  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days

Confirmation Policy

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  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking and a full refund will be processed.
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    Story by Arjun

     Rated : 4.0

    One of the coolest people to guide us in the trek. They are so flexible with our needs and were so supportive. The trekking part was so comfortable for all of us. Campfire and staying in tents was more fun than we expected. Experience at the water park was way more fun than all other things. It would have a 5-star rating if the food was a bit more good and only Veg food was available but as prescribed in the website, not Veg/Non-Veg. I am sure all will love it, but make sure you go during a specific time where you can see more green.

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    Story by yuvan pradeep

     Rated : 4.0

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    Great experience, well organized trek. second day was not so fun as first day where we went for trek and waterfalls.day 1: climbing up the hills, had lunch and then visited waterfalls, camp fire was moderate. On day 2 we just visited some temple and head back to bangalore. Organizing team took care of everything never let anyone behind during trek. lunch and dinner on day 1 was good. Don't expect every place to be greeny.

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    Story by Mukul Ahluwalia

     Rated : 4.0

    Great place to watch the nature in fullest. The view from the top will amazed you. it was a meorable experience for the group. just the the trek was tiring but it was worth it. it rained and that made it more difficult but was also the best part. there were small streams and waterfall allover and a perfect place to enjoy with my friends. also a night stay was very refreshing away from the city. do this trek i am sure you will al love it like i did.

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    Story by pawan raju

     Rated : 5.0

    Well best trekking experience ever. Gotta thank Rishabh from Thrillophilia to suggest and keep in contact until the trip had started. I would like to mainly thank Rahul who was the trek lead who helped me trek through those rocks and steps inspite of the injury I had. Also would thank Anmol who had been of help in keeping with the timelines all throughout the trip. To start, it was a good journey when we reached Chikmagalur in a tempo traveller at about 7:00 AM. Place of stay was awesome. We left for trekking to Mulayangiri after breakfast and that was a total 6 kms enjoyable trek up and down through steps, road and rocks. The caves were a delight to watch and take good pics at. Although very hot, there was a cool breeze at the location. Next Jhari falls was the best falls I've seen so far when compared to the famous ones which are overrated. The water was very cold and getting drenched in it was an experience like no other. The camping in tents and campfire was a fun way to spend the night as the organisers (Rahul and Anmol) made it more like a family trip with interactions between each other rather than each one to himself. Next day sunrise at baba budangiri was so beautiful because as and when the Sun rose above the mountain becoming brighter the winds howled and the fog cleared on the other mountains with darkness slowly disappearing. That was worth watching. 2 days and could see and do a lot. If you have'nt tried this trip, you definitely have missed something in life

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    Story by Trilochana Trivedi

     Rated : 4.0

    I have never experienced wind so strong that it could feel myself flying off the floor and this is what Mullayangiri will offer you. Now, don't worry - stay strong, hold on to people and things and climb the hill to get an amazing view.

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    Story by Deeptanshu Bhattacharya

     Rated : 4.0

    One of the best hill station in the country ! Superb landscape and a breath taking view. The tallest peak of karanataka is indeed the most scenic mountain of south India. Awesome

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    Story by Jyoti Baid

     Rated : 5.0

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    it was a nice breezy trek

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    Story by Smita Asan

     Rated : 4.0

    Its a must see place in Chikmagalur, but trails are is very risky/dangerous for beginners the place is very windy. i would recommend do some small treks before you do this. but its worth the trek and the hieght the best part is after the trek, homestay at a locals house and really good homecooked food. thank you all for such a memorable trip.

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    Story by Rameshwar Varman

     Rated : 4.0

    Scary to climb the seetanilaya and going to wards mullayangiri. but the top view was awesoeme. we were a group of 8 office colleagues. it was really scary for me to come down as i am not at all an aexperience trekker. but the trek organizers were very helpful. in all we all had a very exciting weekend away from the office and really got a chance to bond

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    Story by Satyen Chattopadhyay

     Rated : 4.0

    Mullayanagiri peak is a nice place but the trek route is very dangerous. We had to be very careful while trekking through the hill. there were No railings beside the foot trails for trekkers. the view is worth the risk of the climb really cool experience. the pleasnt view and a really chilled home stay was good. overall a very good experience

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    1. What is the total trek distance?

      The total Mullayanagiri trek distance is 10 kilometres. It includes 5 kilometres to Mullayanagiri from base camp and 5 kilometres from Mullayanagiri to base camp. The trek is moderate level and takes about 7-8 hours. The travelling time is depending on the condition of route, season and the trekkers’ fitness level.

    2. When we will back Bangalore on last day?

      Once you start your Mullayanagiri Trek from Bangalore on Friday night, you will be boarded in any one of the pickup points. After that, you will reach Sardarpuri with your fellow trekkers seamlessly. After completing your 2 Days trek, you will be safely arriving in Bangalore on Sunday night by 10.30 pm.

    3. What is the batch size usually?

      We have close to 15-20 people in each batch including men, women, and children. We make sure that each batch is not overcrowded so that we can give personal attention to each individual. In case of any emergencies, we can work swiftly and serve their needs.

    4. What are the pickup points available from Bangalore?

      To begin your overnight journey, there are multiple pickup points available from Bangalore. They are as follows. Around 7:30 PM, get picked up from Baroda Bank, Koramangala Water Tank. Opp. Mr. Beans – Home Café, At 08:00 PM from New Shanti Sagar Hotel, HAL Road, Near Domlur Bridge, and At 9:00 PM, from MG Road, Hard Rock Cafe near Anil Kumble Signal.

      If you've missed your given pickup point, you can still join the trek by reaching the next nearest pickup point. Here, the timings are very crucial. If you start your trekking on time, you can enjoy all the scenic views, pilgrim, and waterfalls as given in the itinerary.

    5. What is the difficulty level of Mullayanagiri Trek?

      Since the difficulty level of trek is relatively moderate when compared to other adventurous treks in Karnataka, one need to put little effort to reach the highest point. The place is fully surrounded by hilly slopes and serene environment which makes one rejuvenate and energetic instantly while trekking.

    6. What is Mullayanagiri famous for?

      Mullayanagiri is famous for more than one reason. Firstly, it has the tallest mountain peak in Karnataka, elevated at a height of 1,930 meters above the sea level. Secondly, a small temple enshrined with Lord Shiva on top of the hill, the small hillock in the pilgrim is the highest point.

      Thirdly, the landscape is ideal for trekking and camping. Annually, thousands of trek lovers rush to this place and get the best holiday respite. Fourthly, the local community residing there offers the best hospitality to tourists. Lastly, this spot is well connected with other tourist attractions including Kemmanagundi, Abbey Falls, Belur, etc.

    7. What is the night stay option available?

      After having a nice dinner in front of campfire, trekkers are asked to go to sleep. At night stay, you will be accommodated in either tents or dormitories depending upon the weather conditions and availability of rooms. There are exclusive rooms for boys and girls. Here, sleeping bags will be distributed to every person individually.

    8. Is Mullayanagiri the highest peak of Karnataka?

      Undoubtedly, Mullayanagiri is the highest peak of Karnataka state situated in Bababudangiri range of Chikmagalur. Next are the Tadiandamol, Pushpagiri, and Kodachadri. It is an integral part of the Baba Budan Giri Hill Ranges, raised at a height of 6330 ft from the sea level. It is also regarded as the highest peak between the Himalayas and Nilgiris.

    9. What are the basic inclusions in the package?

      The basic inclusions in the package cover a travel guide, food, recreational activities and a safe place to sleep. The trek guide whom you are tied up with is a professionally-trained individual with lots of trekking experience. When it comes to food, there are breakfast on Day 1 and Day 2, a fully packed lunch on Day 1, and a dinner on Day 1.

      Similarly, in recreational activities, you will have a decent music system and campfire to keep yourself upbeat. And about the accommodation, you will be given a tent or dormitory rooms. Thus, these basic inclusions are sure to give you a memorable journey.

    10. Will food and safe drinking water be provided during Mullayanagiri Trekking?

      The food and drinking water provided in the Mullayanagiri Trekking is 100% safe to consume. Since there are no nearby shops on top of the hills, you are sure to get only pure drinking water and highly hygienic food. The local people residing there will assist you in camping and cooking. So, don’t worry anymore.

    11. Can we consume alcohol during the trek to Mullayanagiri?

      In this trek, no one is allowed to consume alcohol. As the trekking group may include women as well, it is advised not to carry or consume any liquor on or before the journey. Moreover, the place is slippery sometimes, filled with lofty ridges and rocks.

      If one falls without any support, he might get hurt badly at that time. Similarly, smoking is also not encouraged among trekkers. So the trek is fully pollution free. Since this alluring landscape is fresh, bright, and elegant as always, one cannot easily get distracted from the natural beauty.

    12. What kind of clothes and equipment should I carry for Mullayanagiri Trek?

      Mullayanagiri Trekking is a unique experience. If you want to exploit it, you should be fully equipped with the essential items. Comfy hiking shoes, wicking shirt, elastic pants or stretchable shorts are the must-have clothes for a trekking trail.

      Other than that, one has to carry the following: Water bottles (min 2 litre capacity) Extra set of clothes (if one gets torn off) Sunscreen and lotions Raincoat or a Poncho Personal and allergy medication Mosquito cream (like Odomos) A torch with full battery charged Energy snack (such as chocolates, energy drinks, and fruits for instant boost).

    13. Which days can I avail this package?

      Since the trekking activity is conducted on a weekly basis, one can avail this package on any Saturday. One needs to reach the pickup point on Friday night with fully packed stuff; the trail starts nearly 10.30 pm and it takes exactly two days to cover all attractions and activities as given.

    14. Which meals are included in the package?

      In Mullayanagiri Trek, the breakfast will be provided on both days; a packed lunch will be provided on Day 1. And, a nice dinner is given on the first day. The food is sometimes served by the local people who provide home-cooked food which is healthy and hygienic.

    15. What is the best time to go for Mullayanagiri Trek?

      One can get the best trekking experience in Mullayanagiri during the months of September to February. This time gives the cool breezes and fresh grass smell after the rain. At this time, one can relish the pristine beauty of nature, especially the nose-edged rocks and rough terrains.

      This entices the adventure-seekers to visit once again. You can feel the speed of cold winds touching your body softly. The temperature during this season ranges from 14 degrees C to 30 degrees C. Please remember to carry cap/hat and a raincoat or poncho as it may rain sometimes.

    16. What is the level of fitness expected from the participants of Mullayanagiri Trekking?

      You need to be in a good physical condition before the start of the trek. You should be able to jog 4.5 kms in 30 minutes to make your lungs strong to bear the high altitudes. Minimum age for this trek is 12 years.

    17. What are the attractions of Mullayanagiri Trek?

      Mullayanagiri is the highest peak of Karnataka, located in Chikmagalur. Nestled in the Western Ghats, it is embraced with unparalleled rocky terrains and deep ridges. This adventurous trail gives you lots of attractions. They are:

      Mullayanagiri Peak – Famous for its highest peak in Karnataka, Mullayanagiri Peak is sure to give you awe-struck feelings once you reach it. A small temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is present which can be visited as well.

      Jhari Falls – This falls is also called Buttermilk Falls. It is surrounded by scenic views and fresh grasslands which best suits for taking plenty of photographs with closed ones.

      River Rafting – In order to continue your daring mood, the trek offers you a thrilling water sport. River rafting at Bhadra is definitely worth your time and effort.

      Dattapeeta – It is a highly sacred place for Hindus and Muslims. The place is famous for holding the shrines of Baba Budan and Guru Dattatreya.

    18. How can I reach Mullayanagiri from Bangalore?

      If you’re planning for Mullayanagiri Trekking from Bangalore, you are loaded with more than one pickup point. Pickup facility is provided to the trekkers from Bangalore to Mullayangiri. We provide you with 3 different spots from where you can opt to join us.

      Around 10 PM from Indiranagar or from New Shanti Sagar Hotel, Domlur at 10.15 PM or from Lifestyle, Magrath Road (near Garuda Mall) by 10.30 PM and jump-start your journey.

    19. Is this trek safe for solo travellers and female travellers?

      The trek is fully safe for solo and female travellers. There are many female and solo travellers in the past had a safe trekking experience with us. As an organization, we prioritize the safety of the female and solo travellers and pay extra attention to their requirements. During night stay at dormitories, we provide rooms for boys and girls separately to have a comfortable stay.

    20. How is Mullayanagiri as a destination?

      Mullayanagiri (also written as Mullayyanagiri or Mullayangiri) is one of the famous tourist hill stations in Karnataka. The place is named after Mullappa Swami Temple at the summit. It is located in Chikmagalur as a part of the Baba Budan Giri Hill Ranges. The temperature varies from 20 – 25 degrees Celsius, makes it an ideal place for summer vacation.

      This uneven landscape is adorned with vibrant grassland, rough valleys, and a nice trek path. Its calm atmosphere and nature’s raw beauty gives enormous delight to the tourists. They take hundreds of pictures and fill their social media accounts with serene images. The Mullayanagiri is widely known for its adventurous activities like Trekking and Camping. Since this mountain has the highest peak in Karnataka, at an altitude of 1,930 meters from the sea level, it serves as a perfect destination for trekking.

      While moving forward to the peak, you can witness caves, waterfalls and other interesting attractions. It takes nearly 8 hours to reach the highest point, where there are mesmerizing sights to behold. Once you reach the highest peak of Karnataka, you can witness the great Arabian Sea in clear sky.

      To your surprise, there is a small temple located at the hilltop, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Trekkers usually come here and pay their homage to God and get his blessings. Additionally, there are local tribes residing throughout the period. Their warm welcome and courteous service stun you in a moment.

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