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Kotagiri Trek – Camp Amidst The Nilgiri Hills

Kotagiri

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  • 2 Days  1 Nights 
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Let us connect to the roots of raw nature and spend some time making new friends, camping, watching the beautiful sunset and stare up at the starry skies. Covered with a vast expanse of lush green forests, the Kotagiri Trek is the perfect amalgamation of nature, serenity and cuisine. A typical forest trail crosses emerald blue lakes, frothy waterfalls and a large ambit of tree plantations. It is characterised by very rich plant diversity and exotic and endemic animal species along with two endangered animals – Lion-Tailed Macaque and Nilgiri Tahr. Pack your bags to wander in the wilderness and be mesmerised by the beauty of sheer beauty of the Nilgiri mountain range. Experience the cool weather and be bewitched by the aroma of tea gardens. Spend a night in a tent, under a star-lit sky and share some exciting stories with strangers over the barbeque. Travel! Before you run out of time.

Introductions of the participants

Private Vehicle

Non-AC Push Back Seats Vehicle

Meals Not Included

(No Dinner break)

We start our journey in Bangalore as strangers, but that won't last long because our fun and energetic trek leaders have some exciting icebreakers up their sleeves that will turn you all into the best of friends overnight! Some call it magic, but we just think of it as another aspect of the Plan The Unplanned experience. Once you've all gotten to know each other, spend the night playing fun games, engaging in interesting conversations, or simply relaxing and looking forward to an exciting journey ahead.

Ridge Trek Exploring Tea Estates and Sunset in Nilgiris Valley

Trek

Tents

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

All Meals

We will reach the campsite by 8:30 AM approx), and after some rest and a hearty breakfast, we will start the Kotagiri trek. Explore the adventurous trail with lush green forests and streams entangled around it and pamper yourself with the natural bliss of the Kotagiri hills. We will be given packed lunch during the trek. After a breathtaking ridge trek, we will head to the tea estates. Experience the intensely aromatic tea grown there and after having a sip, we will wait to witness the enchanting sunset scene from Nilgiri Valley.

Then, we will head back to the campsite, and after some rest and dinner, we will sit under the starry skies and be spellbound by the beauty of the glittery sky.

Dale River & Ooty Tea Factory

Private Vehicle

Non-AC Push Back Seats Vehicle

Stay Not Applicable

Breakfast

(Lunch self sponsered , No Dinner break)

We will kick-start the day with a visit to the double-cascaded Catherine Falls. We plan to return back to Bangalore by 11:00 PM.

Fill your life with adventures, not things. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show. Every mountain is within reach if you travel. Be enchanted and coddiwomple to a world of fantasy. Be a traveler and a storyteller.

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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 homestay ( rooms/dorms ) on multiple sharing basis separate for men and women
  • 2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
  • To and fro Transport from Bangalore ( Non A/c )
  • Inter-state Taxes, road permits, and Tolls
  • Guide and entry charges for the trek
  • Campfire ( only if weather permits )
  • Local Guide & Outdoor Leader from Plan The Unplanned
  • Experience that you gain

Exclusions

  • Any other meals not included above
  • Any kind of personal expenses
  • Any kind of insurance (health, medical, life accidental,etc )
  • Anything not included above

THINGS TO CARRY

  • 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


PICKUP LOCATIONS

Chinnaswamy Stadium


House of Licious Domlur


Udupi Grand, Teacher's Colony, HSR Layout



HOW TO REACH

Please select your preferred pickup point from the drop-down list while booking Any change in Pick up locations/ timings would be updated via mail 24 hours before the start of the trip Drop-off points shall be same as the pick-up points.


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.

Himalayan/ Backpacking Trip Refund/Cancellation Policy

Intimation Period*

Cancellation Fee**

30 days or more

10% of the total invoice value

Between 15-29days

50% of the total invoice value

Between 0-14 days

90% 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 a refund.

NOTE:

  • Last-minute cancellations due to work, health issues, etc., any kind of emergencies will not be entertained and no refund or transfer shall be allowed for the same.

  • You can transfer your bookings to anyone who is willing to join the event to avoid loss of money!

  • The tickets once booked cannot be moved to any other dates.

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 48 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.

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

During/After the Trek: In case of extreme weather conditions, considering trekkers’ safety, a day can be cut or the trek can be called off altogether. There will be no refund in any case whatsoever.

Before the trek: In case we cancel a trek because of natural calamities (thunderstorms, floods, landslides, earthquakes) or unexpected political unrest, curfews, local riots, government orders, forest department orders, Plan The Unplanned shall issue a VOUCHER for the full amount of your ticket.

Note: The Voucher has a validity of 1 year and it can be redeemed at any point in time.
A prior intimation as regards which trek you wish to join can be communicated to us over mail or phone

In a case where we cancel your trek, due to a limited number of bookings for a particular batch or we do not have the minimum number of required people:

PLAN THE UNPLANNED shall offer a 100% refund of the trek fee ( No transactional/internet handling charges shall be deducted)

On/After the Trek

 

New Year Event Cancellation Policy

Weekend Trips from Bangalore ( 30th Dec -3rd Jan New Year Events )

All the events from Bangalore under the following link shall be applicable for the below-mentioned policy

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

Intimation Period*

Cancellation Fee**

10 days or more

15% of the total invoice value

Between 5-10 days

50% of the total invoice value

Between 0- 10 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.

NOTE:

  1. We shall not accept any reasons whatsoever for the cancellation, we request everyone to abide by the policy.

  2. There shall be no transfer of dates possible for any reason if you cannot make it to the event once the booking is confirmed.

  3. The tickets are transferrable to any person, in case you cannot attend the event. 

If Plan The Unplanned cancels the trek due to limited/no bookings for the trek, we shall offer a full refund and the same shall be credited to the original mode of payment within 7 days from the date of initiation of refund.

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

During/After the Trek: In case of extreme weather conditions, considering trekkers’ safety, a day can be cut or the trek can be called off altogether. There will be no refund in any case whatsoever.

Before the trek: In case we cancel a trek because of natural calamities (thunderstorms, floods, landslides, earthquakes) or unexpected political unrest, curfews, local riots, government orders, forest department orders, the announcement of a lockdown Plan The Unplanned shall issue a 50% refund of the overall amount and remaining 50% shall be given as a  VOUCHER to use it in the future.

For Instance:

Trek Amount is Rs 100, Rs 50 shall be refunded back to your account and trek voucher of Rs 50 shall be given to be used anytime in future.

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