Skandagiri,also historically known as Kalwarbetta or Kalavara Durga is a mountain fortress located around 70 km from Bangalore. This tiring yet much rewarding trek takes you through a spectacular journey amidst the wilderness. Starting by 10 pm from Bangalore, reach the base point by midnight and hereby begins the night trek. The serene and sublime atmosphere around Skandagiri will definitely boost up your adrenaline. This 8km trek can easily be completed within 4 to 5 hours of ascending and descending Tried and tested both by amateurs and professionals, this trek is a must for thrill seekers. The climb gets tedious as you reach the Papagni Temple, hereby offering treacherous terrains amongst the dense shrubs around. Thereafter the steep slopes may require tricky footwork till the summit. The ruined remains of Tipu Sultans fort and an abandoned fort remains at the top of the hill. Skandagiri is famous for walking above the clouds,literally! As you reach the top, enjoy the bonfire in the starry night couched inside your sleeping bags. Wake up to experience the morning winds caressing you, as you open your eyes to get the most magnanimous sight of the sun rising above a bed of clouds, a sight so rare. The misty valley of Skandagiri is bound to leave an everlasting impression in your mind. Trek Difficulty: Moderate Best season: Nov to Feb Distance from Bangalore: 70 Km Trek Distance: 8 Km Tentative Itinerary Day 0 11:00 PM Pick up starts from Bangalore Day 1 03:00 AM Reach Base (05kms trek one side) 06:00 AM Reach peak and relax. 06:15 AM Enjoy sunrise 07:30 AM Descend to the base 10:30 AM Have BreakFast on the way. 12:00 PM Head back to Bangalore What's Included Transportation (from/to Bangalore) Sunrise Trek Breakfast Forest Charges What's Excluded Water Bottle Snacks Anything not mentioned in Inclusions. Pickup Points RR Nagar (11:00 PM) - Gopalan Arcade, Mysore road Banashankari (11:30 PM) - Bus Stop BTM (11:40 PM) - Udupi Garden Bus Stop, Near A2B Silk Board (12:00 AM) - Prashant hotel (towards marathali road) Marathahalli (12:30 PM) - Opposite to Kalamandir Hebball (12:50 AM)- Opposite to Esteem Mall Mode Of Transport 1 to 12 pax tempo traveller or winger ( 14 seat vehicle) 12 to 30 pax mini Bus ( 24 seat or 32 seat vehicle ) 30 to 50 pax big boss ( 50 seater vehicle ) Things To Carry Backpack Rain coat/Poncho Water bottles Energy food Personal medication Sports shoes or trekking shoes in good condition Flashlight/Torch with extra batteries Track pants and cotton Tshirt Camera (optional) Note Your equipments & equipments distributed to be carried by self. Like bags, sticks, etc. As you are exploring nature, don't expect washrooms near hills. Washrooms only available at hotel, campsite & home stays are multi-sharing basis. (we reach hotel/campsite for breakfast or lunch). Don't expect electricity & luxury in the camping area. Organiser Details For queries about this event contact the organiser Vicky 9886421211. About Escape2Explore Escape2Explore Adventures is not just one of Bangalore's leading adventure travel companies, it's a hub for all nature lovers, adventure enthusiasts and those who just need a little escape from the routine of life to explore outdoors. With Escape2Explore, find the much notable adventure activities near Bangalore. Choose from a wide range of exciting outdoor activities and destinations that best suit your team/group, and leave the arrangements to us....read more
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