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With verdant valleys slumbering in sheets of mist and grasslands trying to run in the wind's direction, Chikmagalur feels tricky, nevertheless dauntingly pretty. To drive through the forest here is to smell the fragrance of nature. To trek in the precarious jungles is to get a glimpse of heaven. To try watersports here is to experience the thrill of silent yet roaring waters. To stay here is to feel the presence of god. 

Located at the foothills of the tallest peak in Karnataka, Chikmagalur curls up a seeker in the smell of coffee estates, tropical rainforests and a favourable climate. Compared to other such prominent destinations, it doesn’t feel crowded in Chikamagalur because of the divided attention its sightseeing locations get.

Plan the Unplanned team is set to take you on a Chikmagalur tour trailing from Z-Point trek, Bababudangiri Peak, Honnamana Halla Falls, Jhari Falls, Mullayanagiri Peak, a Secret Falls, Ayyana Kere to Yagachi Backwaters. Peace-seekers, mountain lovers, laid-back vacationers – a Chikmagalur tour will satiate all your cravings. So, read the detailed itinerary and book your tickets at the earliest. 

Trip Highlights

  1. Go on an adventurous 3 km hike to Z-Point, covering slopes and a waterfall midway.
  2. Visit Baba Budangiri Peak, also known as Dattatray Peeta, a revered site for Muslims and Hindus. 
  3. Visit Honnamana Halla Waterfalls.
  4. Visit Jhari falls en route. 
  5. Get an experience of ghat roads in a jeep.
  6. Visit Karnataka's highest peak – Mullayanagiri Peak – for a fantastic sunset.
  7. Spend a refreshing morning near Secret Falls.
  8. Be ready for an adventurous experience in Yagachi Backwaters.
  9. Go for the perfect noon in Ayyana Kere. It is the second-largest lake in Karnataka. 
  10. Photography amidst natural settings.


Day 0

  • Meet fellow trekkers
  • Start the journey from Bangalore


  • Reach Homestay, freshen up and have breakfast! 
  • Pickup up via Jeep  
  • Head to Z-point (Short Hike to Z-point) 
  • Visit Bababudangiri Peak
  • Visit Honnamana Halla falls
  • Visit Jhari Falls
  • See the sunset at Mullayanagiri Peak! 
  • Return to homestay 

Note: All locations on Day 1 will be covered in a jeep. Jeeps will be allotted as per the number of travellers. 

Day 2

  • Freshen up Breakfast
  • Visit Diamond (Secret) Falls
  • Visit Ayyana Kere
  • Activities (self-sponsored) at Yagachi Backwaters
  • Return by 10:30 pm (approx)

Meet fellow trekkers

Private Vehicle

Non-AC ( Push Back Seats )

Stay Not Applicable

Multiple sharing basis separate for men and women Doms / Rooms / Tents

Meals Not Applicable

(No Dinner break)

We will start our 250 km journey to Chikmagalur from Bangalore. As soon as all pickups are done, trek leaders will brief the Chikmagalur trip. Chikmagalur is at an altitude of 1,090 m above sea level. It’s almost an seven-hour journey. We will reach there by early morning.

Z-Point Honnamana Halla falls Mullayanagiri Peak Baba Budangiri Peak Jhari Falls


Non-AC ( Push Back Seats )


All Meals

We will settle in our places early in the morning and head out for the iconic Z-Point trek after breakfast. We will cover everything today in a jeep. At a distance of 5 km from Kemmanagundi and 67 km from Chikmagalur, Z Point is a mesmerising trekking spot giving you the best views of Chikmagalur. The hike is just 3 km long and starts with a thick forest section. You will come across Shanti Waterfalls midway. Fill your water bottles here, and continue. The difficulty from here is a notch up. Here, you will be crossing narrow paths and steep hills. Z-Point offers incredible views of the western ghats. 

After descending, we will go to Baba Budangiri Peak. On the way back, we will visit Honnamana Halla falls, a man-made waterfall. 

Our next stop is Jhari falls. It is one of the most famous waterfalls in the Chikmagalur district. Jhari waterfall, also known as Buttermilk waterfall, forms a very thin layer of water that gives it a look of buttermilk. Ultimately, we will witness the most beautiful sunset from Mullayanagiri Peak – the highest peak in Karnataka, resting at 1930 m. There is a small temple at the peak. 

After spending quality time, we will return to the homestay, freshen up, and finally meet back at the dinner table for piping hot food. Taking our own sweet time, we will slowly drift into sleep.


Stay Not Applicable


The next day, we will freshen up, have breakfast and start early. Pack your stuff and put it in the vehicle; we will not return to the homestay; we will cover some places en route and return to Bangalore. 


Our first stop for Day 2 of the Chikmagalur Tour is Secret Falls. Depending on the season, weather, and rush, we will dynamically zero in on a fall. Going into the water depends on the safety of the waterfall. This decision lies in the hands of trek leaders; if they consider it safe, you can get inside, play, and click pictures. Be informed no bathrooms are available for changing clothes. 


Once we are done, we will head to Ayyana Kere. Considered the second biggest lake in Karnataka, Ayyanakere Lake is one of the most sought-after attractions. 


Next, we will visit Yagachi backwaters for some fun water activities. Any activity in the backwaters like Kayaking, Banana Boating, and Boating is self-sponsored. 


After this, we will head towards Bangalore. Midway, we will stop for lunch (self-sponsored). You can plug into your favourite songs, dance, play games, or even sleep on the way back. Exchange numbers, talks, social media handles, and give us feedback for further improvement. We bid each other goodbyes with heavy hearts, only to meet again. We will aim for Bangalore by 10:30 pm. Your drop point will be the same as the pickup point by default. In case of any changes, let your trek leaders know. 


Once you come with PTU, you are a part of the big fat family of trekkers. It's difficult to cut the conversations when we have started to open up. But that's why we have other appealing treks lined up. Until next time, care to check our itineraries and ring us soon.

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What’s life without adventure? Isn’t the real purpose of life to travel, to experience new places, and witness the sunrise from new mountaintops? This thought is what united Jatin and Tarun over a cup of chai, in spite of being from two unrelated backgrounds (CA and IT). They knew each other since the time Jatin was helping Tarun learn the ways of the wilderness through weekend treks and outings with another traveling group. Their love for traveling and trekking together motivated them to start something of their own. Thus was born “Plan The Unplanned”, where travel goals come true. Under the Companies Act, Plan The Unplanned is incorporated as Unplanned Journeys Private Limited They started their journey on unsteady ground, much like any other company, but they shared an infatuation for travel and adventure with their customers, which amplified their determination, and thus, Plan the Unplanned family keeps getting bigger every day! Just about any travel idea can come alive with Plan The Unplanned…treks, adventure activities like rock climbing, kayaking, rafting, backpacking trips across the country, cultural outings, photo walks; everything that fellow travelers need, to explore the great outdoors together. Well now that the wanderlust has kicked in and you can already see a vacation in your nearest future, here’s what we have to offer!

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  • Accommodation in Homestay/Tents on a multiple sharing basis ( separate for men & women )
  • 2 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, High Tea & 1 Dinner
  • To and fro transport from Bangalore ( Non A/c )
  • Karnataka Forest Department Entry Fees
  • Jeep Ride to Base Camp ( to and fro 
  • Local Guide & Outdoor Leader from Plan The Unplanned
  • Experience that you gain



  • Lunch any other meals not included above

  • Any kind of personal expenses

  • Any kind of insurance (health, medical, life accidental,etc )

  • Anything not included above


  • Soft Copy of your Aadhar/Voter ID (Mandatorily required for permits)
  • Small backpack to carry your essentials during the trek
  • Power Bank
  • Warm Layer 
  • Water bottles – 2 (1 litre each)
  • Lunch Box & Spoon to carry your packed lunch
  • Raincoat/Bag covers in case of rains
  • A comfortable pair of shoes with good grip for trekking
  • Flip-flops for lazing around the campsite
  • Torch/Headlamp to be used at night
  • Portable chargers for your electronics
  • Extra pair of clothes to change into once wet
  • Polybags to pack your wet clothes
  • Extra cash for meals not included in the itinerary


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Policy and Terms

In the event that YOU cancel your trek, this is the cancellation policy we follow:

Intimation PeriodCancellation Fee
7 Days or more10% of the total invoice value
3-6 days before the trek date50% of the total invoice value
0-2 days before the trek date100% of the total invoice value

*Intimation Period means the number of days before the tour is scheduled to start

**Cancellation Fee is the amount of money that will be deducted from the total billing amount before offering the refund.


  1. There will be no consideration given to cancellations on the day of departure or the day before due to work/family emergencies, health issues, etc., and no refund or transfer to alternative dates will be permitted for the same.
  2. You would be required to pay an additional fee of RS 1500 if you wanted to postpone your trek and cancel on the day of departure. This is only available for 3 months after the departure date of the actual trip.
  3. If you cancel the trek at any time (in addition to the scenario stated above), additional fees will be collected (depending on where you made your booking) as payment gateway/event listing fees.

The following is our cancellation policy in the unlikely event that we have to postpone your trek:

During and After the Trek: In the event of severe weather, taking the trekkers' safety into consideration, a day may be shortened or the trek may be abandoned entirely. There will never be a refund of any kind.

Prior to the trek: Make a plan in the event that a trek is canceled due to a natural disaster (such as a rainstorm, flood, landslide, earthquake, or unanticipated political disturbance, curfews, local riots, government orders, or directives from the forest department). A VOUCHER for the full value of your ticket will be issued by The Unplanned.
The payment gateway fees will be deducted from any refunds that are granted.

If we have to cancel your trek because there aren't enough reservations for that particular batch or we don't have enough participants, PLAN THE UNPLANNED will refund you 96% of the trek money ( Payment Gateway charges shall be deducted )

Terms and Conditions

The purchase of any travel services offered by PLAN THE UNPLANNED (hereinafter referred as ‘PTU’) constitutes a contractual arrangement between PTU (‘First Party’) and Client (hereinafter referred as ‘You’) (‘Second Party’). Booking of services with PTU represents your unconditional acceptance of the terms & conditions set out herein. These terms and conditions shall be binding on you and all the travel companions booked by you.

Trekking and other outdoor activities provided by the PTU depend on various factors and have inherent risks associated with life. PTU does its best to reduce all types of risks, discomfort, and hazard to the best of its ability (within financial constraints), yet there are chances of accidents, mishaps, and deficiency in service.

Please ensure that you read carefully and understand these terms prior to confirming your booking


Pictures used on the website and collateral are meant for marketing purposes. These do not imply the inclusion of the pictorial content to be a part of your vacation or any guarantee that you will experience, encounter or view whatever is depicted through the pictures.

Fitness Responsibility

PTU offers trip(s) and trek(s) that require varying levels of fitness. The level of difficulty can be based on the extent of physical stress, the terrain, weather, and/or climate. The degree of difficulty for some trips can be physically demanding. To enable you to choose appropriately and prepare accordingly, carefully review the level of difficulty of each trip before booking the same.

PTU doesn’t have any medical expert(s) and it is your responsibility to obtain medical advice, latest health requirements including inoculations and vaccines before you join a trip. PTU takes no responsibility for your inability to cope with the level of difficulty on a trip. While there is no age limitation on any PTU trips, any disability, pregnancy, mental or physical, or any other medical condition that may affect your fitness to complete the trek must be revealed at the time of booking the trip to PTU. You also undertake that you and Your travel companions, for whom You have signed up, do not suffer from any condition or disability that could create a hazard to Your own wellbeing or to others on a trip.

Program Dates

You are solely responsible for verifying the correct dates mentioned on the travel documents.


PTU reserves the right to modify or cancel the trip or part of the trip under circumstances, including but not limiting to Acts of God, road blockage, political unrest, sickness, accidents, events beyond PTU’s control etc. Any extra cost arising from such circumstances shall be borne by you on the spot. Wherever possible, PTU shall intimate you of such changes in advance or while on the trip.

Luggage Responsibility

Baggage and personal effects are at your risk throughout the trip. You are solely responsible for your personal belongings while on the trip. PTU is not responsible for the loss of baggage, goods, air tickets, passport, cash, traveler’s cheques, or any other travel document or item owned by you while on tour, whatever the cause.

On-trip Behaviour

You are required to behave in a manner that is acceptable and conducive to group travel. PTU reserves the right to terminate your trip (if you are found to be causing distress/annoyance to co-travelers, endanger/damage property of any supplier or of other traveling companions), without assigning any reason whatsoever. No refund for unused services is possible in such cases.

You also agree to abide by the authority of the group leader designated by PTU. The decision of the tour leader is binding on all participants on matters that affect the safety or well-being of any person participating in the trip. Behavior that causes danger, distress, or annoyance to others, or interferes with the mobility of the group can result in the group leader terminating your participation from the trip, with no right to refund for missed or unused services.

Protect The Environment

The entire trip/ trek would be through natural trails and we would spend most of the time in eerie forests, serene valleys, soothing hillsides, or at golden beaches. You should know that it’s your duty to protect the environment and not create nuisances on the way by throwing your plastic materials and other wastes like packets of chips or wrappers of chocolates. PTU shall not consider any such behavior towards nature. We expect you to be responsible and aware adults.

No Smoking Or Alcohol Consumption

PTU doesn’t support smoking or any sort of alcohol consumption during the journey and as a team, we earnestly request you to not indulge in those practices while you are with us. Smoking is not only injurious to your health but also equally bad for nature. We should ensure that there’s sustainable natural conservation and our acts, in no way, hampers that. Also, alcohol consumption might ruin your experience as well as cause discomfort to your fellow mates. No action of smoking or drinking shall be tolerated by PTU during the trip/trek.

PTU makes every effort to ensure the comfort of our guests, but PTU requests you to understand that the amenities around the trekking region may not be the same as the ones you are accustomed to, at home. Weather is another factor that will have a direct impact on your journey. Hence, you are requested to have patience, enthusiasm and be prepared for compromising, before you choose to undertake this journey.

You accept that the very nature of active, adventure travel requires a degree of personal risk. You are likely to visit places where political, cultural, and geographical attributes might pose certain risks, dangers, and physical challenges. By booking a tour with PTU, you accept that you are aware of the personal risks, dangers, and challenges that might arise and that you are aware of the risks involved. You hereby assume all such risk and release PTU from all claims and causes of action arising from such damages or injuries or death resulting from these inherent risks. It is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with customs, weather conditions, physical challenges, and laws in effect as well as your local embassy contacts in each destination.

In the event you fall ill or suffer an accident during the trip, all hospital expenses, doctor fees, repatriation expenses, evacuation from road or mountain, any other charges incurred as a direct or indirect result of your illness/accident are your responsibility.

PTU reserves the right to take photographs of you during the trip and to use them for promotional purposes. By booking a trip with us, you automatically grant us a royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide, and irrevocable license for using your images in photographs and videos that may be used for promotional material, website, social media, collateral, and any other marketing and publicity materials.

  • In case of Government orders/ any unforeseen circumstance Elniru Falls happens to be closed, we shall make an alternate plan to Hanumangundi Falls/Soormane Falls. The decision of outdoor leader shall be final.
  • The Jeep Ride at Kudremukh has the challenges of dirt and slushy roads during monsoons. Kindly co-operate in case the vehicles are arriving late or if there is delay in start of the trek. 
  • On certain days, if there is a heavy crowd on the Kudremukh Trek Trail, expect a few delays in the trek start time or reaching the summit.

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