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Explore Hampi – Heritage Trek, Bouldering and Camping

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Hampi is one of the World Heritage Sites that has been declared by UNESCO and is located on the banks of the Tungabhadra River. This city has a very rich history as it was one of the largest cities back in its day. It was even the capital of the Vijayanagar Empire.

Currently, the city is divided into halves: the hippie island and the heritage sites.

So, if you are interested in ancient Indian history and know about how the old world worked, this is the place for you to explore.

With places such as Vittala Temple and the Virupaksha Temple, your entire curiosity will be well nurtured. You will be surrounded by beautiful architectural structures with so many stories hidden within their stone walls. These sites also prove to be great places for taking pictures – thanks to the sheer beauty of all the structures present there.

To cater to the needs of your adventurous soul, we shall guide you to the hippie island that’s on the other side of the river. So join us on a visit to this spectacular place that is going to be a blend of culture, history, panoramic views, and a lot of fun!

For New Year 2024: The mind-blowing Hampi Tour awaits your arrival for New Year 2024. On the eve of New Year 2024, we will cut the cake and have fun. Notice that this New Year, seats are limited and will be filled out on a First Come, First Serve basis. Also, be informed that this New Year is preceded by a weekend, so kindly check out the itinerary and book your seats at the earliest.

Highlights

Brief Itinerary

Day 0

  • Leave from Bangalore at 8:30 PM ( approx )

Day 1

  • Reach Hampi
  • Freshen up and have breakfast
  • Head to Bouldering under the professional expertise
  • Go for cliff jumping 
  • Coracle Ride at Sanapur Reservoir ( Self-sponsored )
  • Lunch at one of the popular Hampi restaurants ( self-sponsored )
  • Go for a lesser-known hike to witness the sunset
  • Head back to stay
  • Conversation over dinner and bonfire
  • Retire for the night in your tents under the stars

Day 2

  • Head for Offbeat Sunrise Hike (Recommended)
  • Explore the Heritage Side of Hampi ( Virupaksha Temple, Lotus Mahal, Elephants Stable, Vittala Temple)
  • Lunch
  • Sunset at Hemakuta Hill Temple
  • Leave for Bangalore at 7:00 PM
  • Dinner at Hospet (Self-Sponsored)
  • Reach Bangalore by the next day morning 5:00 AM (approx)

Private Vehicle

Push back seats bus

Stay Not Applicable

Meals Not Included

(No Dinner break)

Leave from Bangalore 8:00 PM ( Final time will be updated in Whatsapp Group
Introduction of the participants in the bus )

Cliff jumping sunset hiked and coracle ride

Private Vehicle

Tents

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

Breakfast

(Self sponsered Lunch)

Get ready for an incredible Day 1 of adventure! As the sun rises, we'll arrive at a fantastic campsite nestled amidst lush organic farms. First things first – freshen up and enjoy a scrumptious breakfast to energize yourself.

Then, the real fun begins! With the guidance of skilled professionals, we're going bouldering – that's like climbing exciting rock puzzles. And wait, there's more! Get ready to feel the thrill as we jump off cliffs into the water, all while wearing safety life jackets, of course.The excitement doesn't stop there! We're going to take a coracle ride at the mesmerizing Sanapur Reservoir. It's a chance for you to embrace nature's beauty, but remember, this part is self-sponsored.

For lunch, we'll head to one of the coolest restaurants in Hampi – your treat, so choose your favorite dishes! And guess what? Our adventure continues as we embark on a hidden gem of a hike. This trail leads us to an amazing spot to watch the sun dip below the horizon. After an exhilarating day, it's time to head back to our comfy camp. But the day isn't over yet! Picture this: dinner and conversations by a warm bonfire under the starry night sky. It's the perfect way to unwind and connect with your fellow adventurers.

When the stories have been shared and the flames start to dwindle, you'll retreat to your cozy tents, falling asleep under the blanket of stars. What a Day 1 this will be – full of laughter, new experiences, and memories in the making!

Private Vehicle

Breakfast

(Self sponsered Lunch & Dinner)

**Day 2: An Adventure Unfolds!**

Get ready for a thrilling Day 2 of your journey! If you're up for an early adventure, you can start your day with a sunrise hike - it's optional, so don't worry if you prefer a bit more rest.

Once you're ready, it's time to explore some incredible historical treasures. We'll begin at the famous Vitthala Temple, known for its unique stone chariot temple that's sure to leave you amazed. Next, we'll visit the enchanting Lotus Mahal, a beautiful palace with intricate architecture. And don't miss out on the Virupaksha Temple, a grand site that's rich with history and culture.

Lunchtime rolls around, and you can enjoy a delicious meal on your own terms. There are plenty of options for you to choose from, so you can savor whatever tempts your taste buds.

As the day continues, get ready for a breathtaking experience. We'll head to Hemakuta Hill Temple to catch the sunset - an absolutely stunning sight that will leave you in awe. The hues of the setting sun painting the ancient temples create a mesmerizing scene you won't forget.

As the day winds down, we'll start making our way back. At 7:00 PM, we'll begin our journey back to Bangalore. But don't worry, the adventure isn't over yet! For dinner, you'll have the chance to explore the flavors of Hospet on your own.

With our bellies full and memories made, we'll embark on the final stretch of our trip. As the night progresses, the city lights will guide us back to Bangalore, where we're expected to arrive around 5:00 AM the next morning.

 

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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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Inclusions

  • Accommodation in Tents on multiple sharing basis (Twin/Triple ) separate for men and women

  • Breakfast on Day 1 & Day 2, Dinner on Day 1 All meals included will be Veg

  • Bouldering under professional expertise and equipment ( shoes, crash pads, chalk powder )

  • Cliff jumping with life jackets

  • Monument entry fees and guide for Vitthala Temple

  • To and fro Transport from Bangalore ( Non A/c Push back seats Tempo traveller/ Minibus  )

  • Outdoor Leader from Plan The Unplanned

  • Experience that you gain

Exclusions

  • Any meals not included above

  • Life Jacket Rentals ( Rs 100 - Rs 150/person )

  • Since October 2022, cliff jumping is a paid event - One Jump is sponsored by PTU, and any additional jump will have to be paid for by the participant

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

  • Anything not included above

THINGS TO CARRY

  • Small backpack to carry your essentials during the trek
  • Power Bank
  • Warm Layer 
  • Water bottles – 2 (1 litre each)
  • 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


PICKUP LOCATIONS

Udupi Grand HSR Layout


Yamaha Showroom Domlur


KTM Mekhri Circle


Govardhan Theatre near Yeshwanthpur Metro



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Policy and Terms

Refund/Cancellation Policy – Weekend Trips from Bangalore

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

Intimation Period*

Cancellation Fee**

7 days or more

10% of the total invoice value

Between 3-6 days

50% of the total invoice value

Between 0-2 days

100% 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.
  • Refund/Cancellation requests are accepted only by email at [email protected] and not via call or Whatsapp.

NOTE:

  • Cancellations on the day of departure or a day prior due to work/family emergencies, health issues, etc. would not be entertained, and no refund or transfer to further dates shall be allowed for the same. 

  • If you are wanting to cancel out on the day of departure and move the trek to a future date an additional charge of RS 1500 would have to be incurred to make the movement to a future date. This can be availed only within 3 months from the date of the actual trip departure.

  • Additional charges would be deducted (based on from where you booked) if you cancel the trek at any given date (along with the scenario described above), as payment gateway/event listing charges.

Transfer of Dates Policy

  • If you wish to shift your date of booking due to any unforeseen circumstances, the same should be intimated to us not less than 72 hours before the date of the event. (Not valid for group or corporate bookings)

  • Only one transfer per booking shall be permitted. Your booking shall stand canceled if you fail to join the event on the transferred dates.

  • Once the option of data transfer is made, the booking amount shall be held as credits with us, and in no case will a refund be made further on.

  • Transfer of Dates is not valid for Bhutan, Meghalaya, Himalayan Treks, Spiti or any other event worth is above 5000/- INR.

  • Transfer of dates on the day of departure shall be possible at an additional charge of 1500/- per person  (applicable for few events).

In the pandemic everything is unpredictable, and we are doing our best to give you the finest services. We are also abiding by guidelines laid by government for everyone’s safety. In this, if the government issues a lockdown notice 24 hours before the departure date, we will issue full refund. The money will be directly credited to your account.

In another scenario, if lockdown notice is imposed on the departure date, we will secure your amount in the form of credits that you can use for further bookings. Consider it your bank for future bookings. Your money is safe with us.

For all the above choices, you can transfer your tickets to your friends. We would be more than happy to have them on board and you could save your hard-earned money.

 

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.

 

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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.


Itinerary

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.


Amenities

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.


Awareness

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.


Emergency Situations

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.


Photography Rights

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.

Frequest Questions

Q: I have booked the trek when will I get further updates regarding the trek?
A: Well, most of our treks are usually confirmed by Thursday and you would receive a Events heads-up mail that would contain details as regards Pickup Points ( Location and Timings ), Outdoor Leader ( Point of Contact ), Do’s and Don’ts. You’ll be added to Whatsapp Group for all the further updates.

Q: Would I be added to a WhatsApp Group once the trek is confirmed?
A: Yes, the Events heads-up mail would contain a link for WhatsApp Group through which one can join and interact with fellow travellers and outdoor leaders.

Q: I'm a solo traveller, Can I join?
A: The interesting thing about travelling alone is that you get to meet new people from diverse backgrounds, and towards the end, you are no longer strangers. Hence solo travellers are always welcome to join us on our trips. Read more about solo travelling here and get inspired! https://www.plantheunplanned.com/solo-yet-accompanied/

Q: Is it safe for Women/Girls?
A: Safety and security are our priority at all times. Hence it is safe for women/girls to join us on our treks and travels. Our trek leaders accompany the team at all times, and our campsites are secured and safe for accommodation. We also have female trek leaders who accompany us on most of our treks.

Q: Do I have to carry luggage all the way during trekking?
A: Not at all. You could keep all the extra luggage back at the campsite/homestay and carry only the necessary stuff for the trek (Raincoats, Torchlight, Waterbottle, lunchbox, and your valuable)

Q: Do you have Washrooms during the trek?
A: Well, you are in the mountains and none of our trails have a washroom facility during the trek.

Q: Do I have any other boarding points apart from the ones mentioned?
A: Yes, we do have options for picking a traveller on board with a few locations provided they are on the route to our destination. The following are the same: - Croma Store, Sony World Signal - Trinity Circle Metro Station - Yeshwanthpur Metro Station - Goraguntepalya Metro Station - Nayanadahalli Metro Station

Q: How do I avail discounts?
A: Details for availing discounts are mentioned in the following link, https://www.plantheunplanned.com/membership/

Q: What is "Without Travel" option during my booking process?
A: Well, if you select this option, all the travel arrangements for your entire itinerary must be managed by yourself, and Plan the Unplanned crew will not be managing anything related to your travel. We recommend you come via car for a smooth travel experience to, from and within the destination.

Q: Would I be able to postpone to a future in case I do not attend the trek on the day of departure?
A: We are extremely sorry, you cannot postpone to any future date in case you fail to attend the trek on the mentioned date for any reasons whatsoever ( family/health/work emergencies ). You can write to us at [email protected] as regards and our team will get in touch with you on the same

Q: I've never gone on a hike before, so can I do this one?
A: Yes, you can do this trek as this is an easy trek.

Q: What about Hampi’s cellphone network and connectivity?
A: There is sufficient network connectivity for almost all networks at Hampi.

Q: Can we leave the luggage at the homestay/tents?
A: Yes, it is possible to leave your luggage at the homestay/tents and carry the necessary things on your trek.

Q: Is the trail filled with leeches?
A: No, it is not filled with leeches.

Q: What is the best time to visit Hampi?
A: Winter, from October to March, is the greatest season to go on a Hampi historical hike. The temperature begins to decrease in October, with the lowest readings being approximately 15 degrees at night. During the winter, the highest temperature is 30 degrees, which is cool and comfortable.

Q: Is it possible to camp anywhere along the trail?
A: Camping is permitted on the Hampi Trek. In fact, you'll have the opportunity to camp twice on your journey. The first time is when you arrive at Hippie Island, where the campground is located, and the second time is after you return from the trip. Visitors and hikers may enjoy meals, beverages, leisure, and other amenities at the campground.

Q: Is it possible to trek to Hampi during the monsoon season?
A: Yes, it is possible to trek Hampi during the monsoon season.

Q: Is the Hampi hike safe for female and solo travellers?
A: For solo and female travellers, the Hampi Heritage Trek is absolutely safe. Many single and female travellers have previously trekked with us and had a great time. We take extra precautions to ensure the safety of women and single travellers. For the convenience and protection of both men and women, separate accommodations are provided.

Q: Is there an airport in Hampi?
A: Bellary, which is 69 kilometres from the temple town, is the closest airport, followed by Hubli, which is 143 kilometres distant. Aside from that, the JSW Vidyanagar Airport in Toranagallu is around 40 kilometres from Hampi. You may also get out at Bangalore Airport and proceed to Hampi from there.

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