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Makalidurga Sunrise Trek Bangalore

Daily Tour 1 Nights Availability: September 30, 2022
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Description

The Makalidurga trek is the nearest railway trek to Bangalore. It begins with a 2-km walk on the railway track from the station of Makalidurga. One can also ride bikes to the beginning of the trekking trail as well. A lot of refreshments is advised to be carried in case one wants to trek this hillock. The hill is made of granite stone, sparking in its natural occurrence. The larger rocks have made Makalidurga popular among rock climbers. On the top stands an old fort, now in ruins. It has quite a history to it. The start of the climb is marked by a Krishna temple and you complete your darshan at the top with a temple of Shiva and Nandi. You can see the Gunjar Lake-in the shape of South America, outlined by many grasslands and manicured farms from the top. A web of railroads completes the rural landscape.

Information

  • Slots for the trip: Usually between 10-20
  • Distance: Around 65-75 kms from Bengaluru
  • Starting time: Friday/Saturday night at 11 PM approx
  • Ending time: Saturday/Sunday afternoon around 12.30 PM approx
  • Stay: No Stay
  • Food: 1 Breakfasts (Veg)
  • Local Style Home Based Food
  • Trek difficulty: Moderate-Challenging
  • Duration of the Trip: 1 Night
  • Where: Near Doddaballapur
  • Trek Distance: 8 km (up & down) Approximate
  • Trail Type: Grasslands, Thick Forests, Ever-Flowing streams, and steep inclinations

Itinerary

  • 11:00 PM Pick up starts from Bangalore
  • 03:00 AM Reach makalidurga base
  • 03:30 AM Start the hike to peak makalidurga
  • 05:30 AM Finish the hike, relax
  • 06:30 AM Relax until sunrise
  • 07:00 AM Descend towards the base
  • 09:00 AM Head to the nearby restaurant. Freshen up & have breakfast.
  • 10:30 AM Head back to Bangalore
  • 12:30 PM Reach Bangalore

Group size:

 Traveler: 10-15 pax + 1 Trek Leader

 Minibus: 25-30 pax + 1 Trek Leader

What’s included

  • Transportation
  • Meals – 1 Breakfast (All veg)
  • Tickets & Entry charges to places visited in the itinerary
  • Forest Permits
  • Forest Guide
  • Trek Leads from NammaTrip

What’s not included

  • Any Personal expenses like snacks, water, etc.
  • Any kind of Insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in Inclusions

Pick up points

  • RR Nagar (11:00 PM) – Gopalan Arcade, Mysore road
  • Banashankari (11:30 PM) – Bus Stop
  • BTM (11:50 PM) – Udupi Garden Bus Stop, Near A2B
  • Silk Board (12:10 AM) – Prashant hotel (towards marathali road)
  • Marathahalli (12:40 PM) – Opposite to Kalamandir
  • Tin Factory (01:00 AM) – Bus Stop

Drop points are same as the pickup points

Once you’ve booked your tickets, we will reach out to you and provide you with more information like exact pick-up times, exact location, coach details and more on Whatsapp.

Any changes in Pick Up locations will be notified to the participants 10-12 hrs before the start of the trip.

Things to Carry

  • Face mask and sanitizer
  • Strong backpack for trekking
  • Water bottles are at least 1-2 liters
  • Extra set of clothes (if necessary)
  • A Poly Bag to carry your wet clothes back to Bangalore
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses (optional)
  • Cap/hat
  • Toiletries: – comb, towel, soap, tissue paper, Toothbrush and other essentials etc. (if necessary)
  • Raincoat or a poncho
  • Personal medication if any
  • A torch with new batteries (can be managed by mobile light)
  • One plastic box if you want to carry energy boosters like Chocolate bars, flavored milk, Juice packs, Glucon-D, etc. should keep waste rappers with self, till you reach back to homestay or bangalore, it is necessary to maintain forest cleanliness as a traveler
  • Sweaters/Jacket to bear the cold weather
  • Good trekking shoes
  • Camera/DSLR (if interested)
  • Extra cash for Personal expenses/Meals not included

NOTES

  • Cleanliness is Our top most priority.Please do not throw trash out anywhere in the open.
  • Your equipment and equipment distributed are to be carried by self, like bags, sticks, etc.
  • As you are exploring nature, don’t expect luxury. Washrooms are only available at the hotel campsite (you reach the hotel/campsite for breakfast).
  • You agree to indemnify yourself for the risks involved in the outings varying from destinations to destinations.
  • NammaTrip is not responsible for misplacing/loss of any personal belongings.

Cancellation Policy:

  • If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain trips or activities may get canceled. In such cases, we will try our best to provide an alternative feasible solution. However, a refund will not be applicable for the same.
  • Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.

Terms & Conditions:

  • Age limit: 10+
  • Our facilities are neat and basic, not luxurious
  • Our accommodations are many times sleeping bags and Tents, Dormitories, rooms with beds and sometimes just sleeping bags under the glittering sky.
  • The average level of fitness is required to participate in the trek. We will not be responsible if any participant is unable to get to the summit due to their own limitations.
  • The food provided will be basic delicious Vegetarian food.
  • NammaTrip shall not be responsible for any of your belongings, valuables, jewelry, etc.
  • We expect every participant to be responsible for littering. Please keep every place we visit clean.
  • You agree to indemnify yourself for the risks involved in the outings varying from destinations to destinations.
  • We have designated pick up and drop points, make your own arrangements of transports to the desired pick-up point accordingly.
  • We may revise the Terms and Conditions from time to time by updating this posting. The revised terms will take effect when they are posted.
  • Nammatrip is not responsible if any injuries or accidents occur during the event.
  • Any client consuming alcohol, misbehaving, causing delay during the event will be terminated from the event without any prior warning and no refund will be given. Such clients should arrange their own transport to the way back, Nammatrip does not hold the responsibility of terminated clients.
  • Littering, smoking & consumption of alcohol is banned outdoors or anytime during the trek. We will provide you with a time and place to enjoy your drinks.
  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be canceled and, in such cases, we will try to provide an alternate feasible activity. However, no refund will be provided for the same.
  • If we cancel the event, we offer a full refund to all the participants.
  • Cancellation / Refund is done by the third party based on their policies.
  • Tickets once booked cannot be exchanged or refunded.
  • We recommend that you arrive at least 20 minutes prior at the venue.
  • Rights of admission reserved.

 

About NammaTrip:

  • We as an Adventure Travel company aim to show you nice people the most beautiful and pristine places in Karnataka.
  • Preserving the cleanliness & beauty of our beautiful land is our topmost priority.
  • Go deep into nature.
  • Hike to see the beauty of the sunrise.
  • Trek to beautiful mountains.
  • Dip in the beaches of our beautiful coast.
  • Hike through the mystical rainforest of the Western Ghats.
  • Experience Karnataka’s beauty

 

 

What is the best time to visit Makalidurga?
Winters are the best time for a night trek in Makalidurga. To be precise the months of September to March are the best suited for visiting Makalidurga. The monsoons are really dangerous to visit the place because the rocks remain slippery and might cause accidents.
The summers are not dangerous though, but night trekking in Makalidurga during intense summer months is definitely not recommended.

How do I get to Makalidurga?
Makalidurga is actually situated at a distance of 60 km from Bangalore. There are multiple routes through which you can reach Makalidurga. The first route is getting to the Makalidurga railway station directly.
Second is, you can reach the Makalidurga railway station through Bangalore railway station via the Doddaballapura railway station. If you wish to commute via airways, you will have to land at the Bangalore airport and get to Makalidurga from there. The nearest town is Doddaballapura, at a distance of roughly 10 km from Makalidurga.

What are the pickup points in Bangalore for Makalidurga night trek?
The pickup points in Bangalore for the Makalidurga night trek are:

RR Nagar – Gopalan Arcade, Mysore road: You will be picked up from here at 11:00pm

Banashankari – Bus Stop: You will be picked up from here at 11:30 PM

BTM – Udupi Garden Bus Stop, Near A2B: You will be picked up from here at 11:50 PM

Silk Board – Near Krishna Bhavan Restaurant: You will be picked up from here at 12:10 AM

Marathahalli – Opposite to Kalamandir: You will be picked up from here at 12:40 AM

Tin Factory – Bus Stop: You will be picked up from here at 1:00 AM

What is the Makalidurga night trek famous for?
The scenic beauty of the Makalidurga hills is breathtaking. If you are bogged down by your stressful life, this trekking experience can be good refreshment for you. The Makalidurga trekking is relatively easier and gets completed within a day itself.
The budget is also affordable and you don’t have to plan for extremely long holidays for this trek. All these factors make the Makalidurga night trek a favorite. Moreover, the amazing beauty of the hills and the mesmerizing view are worth it.

What is the maximum altitude of Makalidurga?
The height of Makalidurga is 117m. It is not extremely high and you can get along a trek really well. For those of you who love trekking but do not dare for it, the Makalidurga trek can be a great option. It will expose you to the amazing trekking experience.

What is the Makalidurga night trek duration?
The night trek to Makalidurga starts at about 3:00 a.m. from the base of the foothills. You will reach the top of the hill after a trek of about 1.5 hours that is by 5.00 a.m. after a satisfying rest, watch the sunrise and around 6:30 am start descending

Is transportation included in the Makalidurga night package?
Yes. The transportation facility is included in the trek package, you will be provided with the pickup & drop facility from Bangalore.

What is the Makalidurga night trek difficulty?
The night trekking in Makalidurga is easy to the moderate difficulty level. The height of the Makalidurga hills is 1117m. The trekking to the top of the hill is not difficult. If you are fit and healthy, there should be absolutely no issues, carrying out the trek

How is the weather of Makalidurga?
The weather of Makalidurga is extremely pleasant and blissful. The winters are neither too chilling nor are the summers fiery hot. The pleasant weather prevails almost throughout the year. The rainy season is not appropriate for trekking in Makalidurga. The rocks become extremely slippery and trekking during this time can literally be life threatening.

What is the minimum age required for Makalidurga night trek?
All participants aged 12+ years can participate in the Makalidurga night trek.

What are the highlights of Makalidurga night trek?
The highlight is actually one of the most pristine views of nature. When you reach the top of the peak in the midnight hours; you are going to witness the divine beauty of the stars and moon in the night sky. The entire scenic view from the top of the hill is superbly amazing. A lake surrounds the hill, and the view of the lake from the top of the hill is beautiful. Moreover, the terrain of Makalidurga trekking is a treat to all the hike lovers.

What is the level of fitness expected from the participants for Makalidurga Night Trek?
A basic level of fitness is called for but no prior experience or hill walking or trekking is needed.

Is Makalidurga Night Trek safe?
Yes. Trek to Makalidurga is absolutely safe. If you follow proper guidelines of the instructor, then there is nothing hazardous in this trip. In fact, the difficulty level of this trekking is easy to moderate. So even those of you who love trekking but cannot opt for too high peaks, this is a great option.

Is trekking allowed in Makalidurga?
Yes. Trekking is allowed in Makalidurga, with proper permissions from the forest department

How far is Makalidurga from Bangalore?
Makalidurga is situated in the outskirts of Bangalore. It is about 60 km from the main city

Makalidurga is a hill fort situated near the village of the same name. It is 60 km north of Bangalore and 10 km after Doddaballapura on the way to Gauribidanur. The fort at the summit has an old temple of Shiva with Nandi and in legend Markandeya Rishi performed penance here.

2 Reviews

  1. Ansh Goel
    12:49 am - September 17, 2022 / Reply

    Had the good experience around bengaluru with nammatrip to Makalidruga. Loved the sunrise

    5
  2. Bharghav Sangith
    12:50 am - September 17, 2022 / Reply

    Friday night trek been with NammaTrip, one of the best trekking trails in Bangalore…. The view from the top, Breakfast, pickup & drop everything was very smoothly done. Thank you Namma

    5

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