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Vishnu Panicker

4.0

I feel the need for writing this review as I had such a great time here that I feel the need for sharing this. It was one of the best experiences ever and very well conducted too. However, I have just one small complaint, the meals need to be a little more filling and nutitious. Apart from that! Very good job.

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Shakti Arora

4.0

I am so glad that I went on this trek and that too with the best of my friends. It was a great experience, everything went according to clockwork schedule. And the best part of the trek was the guides who were really helpful and friendly.

Overview

About the Destination:

Enjoy a picturesque hill town, Kemmanagundi which is ringed by the Baba Budan Giri Range and enveloped by true Chikkamagalur-style Western Ghats beauty. Today, this single secluded peak; also known as KR Hills and crowned by Krishna Raja Wodeyar as his summer abode, offers ardent trekkers a destination for their tryst with adventure. This 12 hours long trek covering a distance of 20 km will take you through a landscape stroked with lofty hills, innumerable streams and brooks, extensive coffee estates, waterfalls and ornamental gardens tucked amidst lush green forests.

Description:

Around 10 pm, begin an overnight journey from Bangalore that will take you to the base camp Gaali Kere, in Chikkamagaluru. After a wholesome breakfast at around 7 am, your daylong trek under the guidance of a certified instructor to Kemmanagundi begins. The hill station also boasts of Mullayanagiri, the state’s tallest peak. Reach the Kemmanagundi peak, unwind and become a part of this breath-taking setting. Around noon, relish packed lunch amidst mist clad peaks and crisp mountain air. Explore the surrounding estate and nature trails and return to camp in time and around 4 pm to pitch tents for an overnight stay. The evening comes alive with a campfire and self-styled farm cooking for dinner. Call it a day and sleep under the stars.

The second day starts at the crack of dawn. With breakfast done, you start an early morning trek to Mullayanagiri. A three-hour trek takes you atop the peak. A swift brush with the beautiful natural canvas gears you for trek downhill to base camp. You have the option to detour on another trail down the captivating Hebbe Falls. A well-earned lunch at the base camp transcends into preparation for your return journey. As you arrive in Bangalore around 10 pm, the charismatic Kemmanagundi is part of your rich repertoire of experiences recharging you to plug-back into your busy schedule.

Duration: Around 12 hours spread over two days and one night

Activities: Trekking, Camping, Dinner by Campfire, Waterfall visit

Difficulty level: Moderate 

Other Inclusions

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  • Meals: 1 Breakfast, 1 lunch, evening snacks, 1 dinner
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  • Certified instructors charges
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  • Overnight camping in tents
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  • Transportation to and from Bangalore

Things To Carry

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  • Jackets/Sweater -Night and mornings are cold. The weather is highly unpredictable. Therefore, carrying a light jacket or a sweater is recommended.
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  • Cap/Hat -A cap or a hat to cover the head and face against the direct sunlight during peak hours.
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  • Sun screen lotion
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  • Comfortable shoes
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  • Water bottle -1 Litre watter bottle is sufficient as fresh water is easily accessible in the place
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  • Torch -A small sized torch is helpful. You would not like to be restricted after the sunset.
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  • Sun shades -For your convenience

Advisory

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  • Consumption of alcohol or any other intoxicating products is strictly prohibited during this trip
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  • For safety purposes, do pay heed to the guidelines given by the instructors
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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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  • Do NOT Litter and scatter plastics and bottles on the Roads. Please Carry the trash and dump at your place of stay
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  • Take care of your belongings-mobiles, wallets, cameras

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    Story by Vishnu Panicker

     Rated : 4.0

    I feel the need for writing this review as I had such a great time here that I feel the need for sharing this. It was one of the best experiences ever and very well conducted too. However, I have just one small complaint, the meals need to be a little more filling and nutitious. Apart from that! Very good job.

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    Story by Shakti Arora

     Rated : 4.0

    I am so glad that I went on this trek and that too with the best of my friends. It was a great experience, everything went according to clockwork schedule. And the best part of the trek was the guides who were really helpful and friendly.

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    Story by Som Gupta

     Rated : 4.0

    Joyful, amazing and simply adventurous. It was a much needed break from the regular.

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    Story by Rudra Tandon

     Rated : 5.0

    Exhilirating!!! We enjoyed the trek as well as all the pit stops along the way. It was calm, serene and beautiful. The tour guides were really helpful and friendly throughout. Looking forward to going again for this trek.

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    Story by Nagabhushanam Naik

     Rated : 5.0

    This was a completely refreshing experience. The best park about the trek was the campfire and the delicious farm cooked meals. Amazing place, you get to know so much about the local life of the people. Loved the entire experience!

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    Story by Meenakshi Varma

     Rated : 5.0

    Went here with my family and even they were so happy that we decided to come here again instead of anywhere else. Since it was just us cousins this itme, it wasn't that tiring for any of us. The sleeping arrangements were spot on and the trek was cool and not at all difficult !

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    Story by Udai Sethi

     Rated : 5.0

    Fantastic trek. The Baba Budangiri range has always had an element of mystery about it and I realised it more than ever. Felt like he was watching over us somehow!

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    Story by Kalpana Talwar

     Rated : 4.0

    A three-hour trek takes you to the top the peak and after that, the sun setting over the horizon is all you need to feel worth everything for the trek that happened. Very nice place to go trekking for a weekend with friends and family as well.

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    Story by Amrit Kapoor

     Rated : 4.0

    There are many things to do here besides simply trekking and some of it is simply being taken aback by the amazing beauty of the place around. We went trekking here on a whim and we were not disappointed one bit.

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    Story by Achyut Tandon

     Rated : 4.0

    Had loads of fun on the trek and although I went alone, it was great experience as I meat many new people there and they all, like me were kinda lazy so we would take breaks from the trek together! :P Will definitely recommend it to my friends

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