Kumta Beach Trek
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- 3 Days 2 Nights
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- Difficulty - Easy
- For 10+ years
- Best Season - Spring (Feb, March, April) Summer (May, June, July)
Beach, the magnificent beauty of nature could strike the right cord when one wants to break out from their mundane life. This journey lets you explore the beautiful coastal town Kumta, situated in the Uttar Kannada district of Karnataka. It is surrounded by secluded beaches where you can experience serene sunsets. Kumta beach trek is all about hopping across beaches one after the other. The adventure starts with witnessing Kagal fort and enjoying the scenic beauty of Heaven Beach, Small Heaven Beach, Mystery Cave Beach, Mangodlu Beach, Vannali Beach, and waterfalls amidst the forest.
This small, yet gorgeous town, Kumta is all about its breathtaking water bodies. Heaven Beach, as the name itself, radiates the magic of this beach. Small Heaven beach is one of the most peaceful and undisturbed beaches in Kumta. Similarly, Mangodlu and Vannali beaches are going to fill you up with positive vibes. This vacation is going to be one of its kind since you are going to be the fortunate one to experience all of it at once, be it the massive sparkly beaches, the fort, hilly terrains, a game of Volleyball on the beach, the waterfalls, bonfire, picturesque sunset and most important memories with your fellow trekkers. So, without giving it a second thought book your ticket and experience a beach holiday like never before!
- Explore the beaches of Kumta and the Aghanashini port!
- Enjoy the beach bonfire and sleep under the star-lit skies.
- Visit the Perennial Vibhooti Falls and World Famous Yana Caves
Non-AC Tempo Traveller/ Mini Bus (Push Back seats)
Stay Not Applicable
Meals Not Included
We start from Bangalore at 7 pm after all the trekkers board the bus from various locations. We will be covering a distance of approximately 500 km to reach Kumta. As the journey begins the trek leads are going to give you an overview of the trek and there will be an ice breaker session to blend well with your fellow trekkers and make you feel at home. The next thing you know, you have reached your destination!
A/C Push Back seats tempo traveller or mini-bus
Twin/Triple sharing separate for men and women.
The day starts with pretty views of forests, fog, and breathtaking valleys and winding roads through the bus window. We will reach the campsite at around 8:30. You can just drop your luggage in the tents and run straight to the beach. Have the delicious breakfast served at the campsite, pack your essentials, and start the trek. It’s a small climb through the stone-ridden path to reach the top of the Kagal fort. The climb slowly reveals the beauty of the shoreline.
And soon you’ll reach the top of the fort and such views welcome you. It’s truly an amazing scene to see the river meeting the ocean. Kind of revealing the beauty of creation. The Aganashini estuary is what divides the shoreline of Gokarna and Kumta and you can pretty much view the lighthouse in Gokarna from atop the fort.
We continue walking along with the fort ruins to reach a bastion(View Point) which was originally a water tower, which is, however, now used by enthusiastic travelers to spot dolphins. The trek continues to excite you with breathtaking views of the beaches by the fort and soon after a steep descent and becoming host to a lot of red six-legged creatures, you reach Mystery Cave beach. A rather small beach with waves so loud and furious, it is sure to take away any tiredness of the trek. We then trek over the huge metamorphic rocks, to reach Heaven beach. The beauty of this beach is in a league of its own. No wonder it’s named Heaven Beach.
It has a good lengthy shoreline with calmer tides compared to Mystery cave beach, its the perfect place to jump, play, swim, or sleep in the water. We’ll also have the self-sponsored lunch here. After spending a good amount of time, we’ll then head to the Aganashini Jetty to get back into the bus to reach sunset point i.e Vannalli beach.
After a short trek along the hill by the beach, we finally reach a calm place under the shade of trees. Await the magical moment which makes you feel so close to nature that the myriad shades of oranges will be reflecting in your eyes and radiating from your face. Head back to the campsite for freshening up and dinner. Gather around for a fun session of music, dance, stories & whatnot under the beautiful starlit sky.
AC Tempo Traveller/ Mini Bus (Push Back seats)
Stay Not Applicable
Be the first to catch the mesmerizing sunrise. Go for a walk along the shoreline while the waves play hide and seek with your feet, and take in the morning hues as you wait for breakfast to be served.
We then head straight to Vibhooti Falls, a small waterfall near Yana, about 50 km from Sirsi North Kanara, Western Ghats. The falls got their name from the Limestone rock nearby. The picturesque drop of water amidst the lush forest leaves one in awe of the wonders of nature.
Limestone rocks, a hiking trail, beautiful scenery, and lush backdrops compose Yana Rocks. These rocks lie close to the village of Yana in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. They are home to an epic trail of limestone formations and black karst structures that make for the perfect weekend getaway from the neighbouring cities of Karnataka.
Black limestone rock formations form the backdrop of this area. There are two main hillocks, namely- the Mohini Shikhara at 90 metres and the Bhairaveshwara Shikhara at an elevation of 120 metres
The famous legend about Yana rocks
There is a mythical story associated with Yana Rocks. Legend has it that Bhasmasura, the demon king, was granted a boon by Lord Shiva himself that anything he would place his hand on would turn into ashes or bhasma.
He thought of testing this on Lord Shiva’s head. The Lord escaped and reached out to Lord Vishnu to help him out. The former turned himself into a beautiful woman, Mohini whose beauty enticed Bhasmasura. She asked him to take up a dance challenge while she posed with her hand on her head.
As Bhasmasura copied her, he turned himself into ashes. Thus, Yana Rocks are black. The taller one is the Bhairaveshwara Shikhara or Shiva’s Hill while the smaller one is the Mohini Shikhara or Mohini’s Hill with an idol of Goddess Parvati.
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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!
Accommodation in Rooms on multiple sharing basis ( separate for men & women )
2 Breakfast, 2 Lunch & 1 Dinner
To and fro Transport from Bangalore ( A/c )
Entry Fees at Vibhooti Falls and Yana Caves
Local Guide & Outdoor Leader from Plan The Unplanned
Experience that you gain
Any 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 Aadhar ID/ License/Voter ID for obtaining forest permits)
- Face Mask & Hand Sanitizer
- Lunch box ( Mandatory )
- 2 water bottles – 1 liter each (Hydration is a necessity)
- Raincoat (To protect yourself from the rains)
- A comfortable pair of sports/trekking shoes with a good grip.
- Flip-flops (To laze around the homestay)
- Small Rucksack (to stuff your essentials for the trek)
- Sufficient Cash for meals not included in the itinerary
- Sunscreen and a hat/cap.
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 the same as the pick-up points.
Policy and Terms
For Departures from Bangalore: In the event that YOU cancel your trek, this is the cancellation policy we follow
- If you cancel before 7 days – 90% of the amount will be refunded
- If you cancel between 3 – 6 days – 50 % of the amount will be refunded
- If you cancel between 0-3 days – No Refund
Note: For All The Above Refund Cases Transaction Fees/Internet Handling Charges will be deducted from the overall amount and the balance amount shall be refunded. You can transfer your ticket to anyone so that you could save your hard-earned money
“Transfer to a future date is only possible only if you cancel between 3-6 days before the trek date and not on the day of departure or a day before”
For other trips and travels with us, and detailed terms and conditions check the following link : https://www.plantheunplanned.com/refund-cancellation-policy