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udit kumar

5.0

It was my first trekking and had loads of fun :) Planning another trip with thrillophilia grp very soon.

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Shraddha Rahate

5.0

Trek was nice but so much of tiring :) whoever is planning for this trek i would like to suggest them to do few stretching exercises at-least for 3-4 days before this trek. Relaxing on peak of Skandagiri under sky roof along with Stars and camp fire was superb :) Thrillophilia is all safe and reliable and organized :) Even I went alone in a group , got good accompany . You will find decent crowd. Sujay our trek leader was nicely coordinating with everyone. Some Tips :- 1. Do stretching exercise before 2-3 days of actual trek 2. Wear Trekking Shoes only 3. Do not wear Jeans as there are so many Rocky patches to climb up. 4. Carry Winter Jacket and cap as early morning you will find its tough time to survive from cold :) 5. Torch by default for Night Trek 6. Try to keep your bag light weighted as much as possible. Overall experience was nice.

Overview

About the destination: Also known as Kalavara Durga, Skandagiri is located around 70km from Bangalore and can be reached within 2 hours of drive from the city. Offering panoramic views of the night sky and the sunrise, this 8km trek comprises of ascending and descending through rugged terrains and can be completed within 4-5 hours of ascending and descending.

About the departure: Starting late night from Bangalore; around 10pm, reach the base of Skandagiri by midnight. Following your arrival, attend the briefing session by the experts and embark on the night trek.

Description: Till the Papagni Temple, the climb offers moderate challenges to the trekkers. Hereafter, it gets considerably challenging as the walls of the ancient temple offers various challenges to the trekkers.Overcoming these challenges, reach to the peak by 2am. Post this, relax around a pleasant bonfire that also will keep you warm and laze within the individually provided sleeping bags. With the advent of the morning; at around 5am, witness the panoramic views of the sunrise and start descending down the hill.

Upon arrival at the base, have breakfast in Chikkaballapur and continue with the return journey towards Bangalore.

Meal type: 1 Breakfast at a local resturant on the menu.

Activities: Bon fire, Trekking

Difficulty Level: Moderate, no prior trek experience required.

 

Things To Carry

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  • Backpack: Opt for one with broad straps
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  • Rain coat/Poncho: To shield you from the rain
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  • Personal medication and toiletries
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  • Sweater/ Jacket: To keep you warm during cold mornings and night
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  • Sports Shoes: With good traction
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  • Torch
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  • Sunscreen/cap
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  • Track pants and full sleeve cotton t-shirt

Advisory

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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 before or during the activity
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  • Plastics (like chocolate wrappers, water bottles, beverages bottle, poly-ethane covers, etc., should be carried back to Urban jungle)

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    Story by udit kumar

     Rated : 5.0

    It was my first trekking and had loads of fun :) Planning another trip with thrillophilia grp very soon.

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    Story by Shraddha Rahate

     Rated : 5.0

    Trek was nice but so much of tiring :) whoever is planning for this trek i would like to suggest them to do few stretching exercises at-least for 3-4 days before this trek. Relaxing on peak of Skandagiri under sky roof along with Stars and camp fire was superb :) Thrillophilia is all safe and reliable and organized :) Even I went alone in a group , got good accompany . You will find decent crowd. Sujay our trek leader was nicely coordinating with everyone. Some Tips :- 1. Do stretching exercise before 2-3 days of actual trek 2. Wear Trekking Shoes only 3. Do not wear Jeans as there are so many Rocky patches to climb up. 4. Carry Winter Jacket and cap as early morning you will find its tough time to survive from cold :) 5. Torch by default for Night Trek 6. Try to keep your bag light weighted as much as possible. Overall experience was nice.

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    Story by Kavya Nagesh

     Rated : 4.0

    This can be a great trek for people who are just starting off. Swamy and Team followed all the standard operating procedures of a trek.Gave directions, One lead , one was with the group and the other towards the end. Sleeping bags were given and in good condition. They lit up a bonfire at the cliff as well. Overall,they did a decent job managing the group though it almost became a 'crowd'. They were also very tolerant to some noisy people and handled the whole thing with ease. Swamy's Team was very energetic and chatty which made the trek back down all the more interesting. We stopped at a decent hotel for breakfast on our way back. Food was great for the starved stomach! The cost of 990 includes the breakfast. However, I feel Thrillophilia & Swamy & Team can work towards a better pricing. Not to forget, the booking experience at Thrillophilia was hassle free and well coordinated. The only downside would be that Swamy & team weren't punctual. Me and my friends were waiting for over a 1.5 hours at Hebbal from the stipulated time! If they improve on the punctuality quotient , they can be great! Overall a nice experience!

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    Story by Dev Samar

     Rated : 5.0

    Awesome trek...refreshing...and all the most traveling with Swami's team is just amazing.. also Thrillophilia had great staff support while booking. Good weather at the top and at completion of trek view is great..will surely book my next experience with Thrillophilia for further treks and trips around Bangalore.. Thanks Thrillophilia and Swami's team for such an amazing trek..

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    Story by Mauviya Mohamed

     Rated : 4.0

    It was a well planned trekking ,except for the fact that they picked us up little late . Very friendly .Swamy(Organiser head) was very friendly and co-operated with us all through the tour. It was a well week-end relaxation for all the trekkers .The package of night trekking is little expensive . Hope it gets better and bigger in fuure.

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    Story by shruti h

     Rated : 5.0

    It was overall a well organized trek but for a couple of things -a. picking us up a little late. b. number of people on the trek was huge. The trek organizers/guides including Swamy were very responsible and friendly. One of them even took some good snaps of/for us :). The bonfire was very much necessary at the peak and we had fun keeping the fire on nullifying the effect of strong winds :P. Overall the trek was fun and memorable except for some constant unnecessary noise created by a bunch of people who were part of the trekking group. Would like to go on more such trips.

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    Story by vijay kumar

     Rated : 5.0

    Hello everyone, I am more than happy to share my experience of my first night trek. This trek gave me a lot of new friends, walk in nature in the night with so many people around me having a good experience together. This being my first trek I am happy to tell these experiences & moments were possible because of all the coordinators who helped us.I am going to get more of my friends in the future events.

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    Story by swapnil saurav

     Rated : 5.0

    The thrill of excitement on your first trek is amazing. This trip was the first ever trek for all of us. The trek is of medium difficulty at some points and also it is a night trek so torches are a must, without torches it is very difficult to trek. There are steep slopes at some places but people call out those spots and help each other to get over it. For me the trip was amazing very nice view of sunrise and decent in daylight was delightful. First timers should go on this trek as its not that hard and it is hardly for a day so u won't feel too tired after the trek. They provide delicious breakfast after coming down in a local restaurant too. :)

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    Story by Sneha H

     Rated : 4.0

    Had loads of fun :) thanks to swamy and team! Started at 2am from base with Sleeping bag in one hand, wood for the bonfire and a torch in another to experience a 2 hr memorable night trek :) we didn't get to see the sunrise because of dense clouds :(. The descent in the daylight was beautiful with great views. Overall it was a really nice trek. This is one of the treks where you needn't even spend an entire day and yet enjoy the most.

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    Story by Sundar Rajaganesh

     Rated : 4.0

    Night trekking was completely a new experience and adventure. The epic part of it was that we knew the trek trail only while descending down the hill untill then the whole journey to top was a mystery. It was an opportunity to meet new people get friends,etc.. one of the best moments in life.......

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