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It’s time to leave the road and take the trails toward rejuvenation with the ultimate beauty of Kunti Betta. Trek up the hill and witness a sunrise that will renew the life in you. Though leaving the road is not that easy here’s just a small route to enter the trails, a 130 km drive on the Mysore road towards Mandya and then a right turn, past sugar cane plantations with the characteristic smell of jaggery plants, will take you to Pandavapura. The Pandavas are said to have ended their 14-year long exile here, hence the name Pandavapura. With its steep rock faces and a stone pillar on its summit, Kunti Betta (950 m) is hard not to notice from here. A short drive from Pandavapura to the temple at the base, and then a stair climb and you are on the trail to Kunti Betta
With its challenging yet interesting trails, naturally sheltered summit and close proximity to the Thonnur lake (you can trek down to the lake for a dip), Kunti Betta is an excellent trek for both the absolute novice* hoping to take up serious trekking, as well as for the seasoned trekker wanting to do a more laid back trek over the weekend.
- Leave from Bangalore at 10:30 Pm
- Reach The Base and Rest for a while
- Start the trek at 4:00 AM ( approx )
- Reach the Top
- Descend and reach the base by 8:00 AM(approx)
- Head to the town for a sumptuous breakfast
- Head to Thonnur Kere Lake to rejenuvate (optional)
- Reach Bangalore by 2:00 PM ( approx)
Who should attend?
(5 km to and fro )
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Meals Not Applicable
Leave from Bangalore at 10:30 PM
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Starting from your individual pick-up locations in Bangalore, your journey with Plan The Unplanned toward Kunti Betta begins around 10:30 PM. Make sure you get enough rest the night before because, owing to our engaging and engaging trek guides, the nearly four-hour bus travel to Pandavapura will be gone in a flash.
When you arrive, your trek leaders will give you a quick introduction to the area and our strict no-littering policy before you start the ascent to the peak. After passing the temple at the bottom, the first stretch entails ascending a flight of about 100 stairs, which is followed by a brief stroll towards the trail's beginning. The true ascent begins from here and requires navigating over large rocks and treacherous slopes, making it an exciting climb that is suited for even inexperienced hikers.
The higher of the two hillocks, Kunti Betta, is identified by a pillar that can be seen from a distance. To reach it, one must ascend and descend the original false peak. Paddy and sugarcane farms may be seen from the peak in breathtaking panoramas. The gorgeous Thonnur lake is nearby and is also visible. After arriving, give your drained legs some well-deserved rest, fuel up with a filling packed lunch, and take in the spectacular views. Before you begin your descent back to the base, our trek leaders will give you the opportunity to try out some thrilling challenges. We then continue back to Bangalore, where we anticipate arriving around 2:00 PM.
An excellent opportunity to spend a day in the outdoors with some pleasant company is provided by Plan The Unplanned on the relatively simple trip to Kunti Betta, which is suited for both novice and expert hikers.
Sunrise from Kuntibetta Top
Bheema Rock from Kunti betta
Paddy and Sugar Fields View from top
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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!
- 1 Breakfast
- To and fro travel from Bangalore
- Outdoor Leader from Plan The Unplanned
- The experience that you gain
- Any meals not included abov
- Any kind of personal expense
- 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
- Water bottles – 2 (1 litre each)
- Face Masks and hand Sanitisers
- Sunscreen and Suncap
- Your ID Proof ( aadhar/driving license)
- Energy bars and snacks
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:
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.
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
- Consumption of alcohol, intoxicants and smoking would not be tolerated during the entire course of the journey and the trek. Kindly co-operate with us to make the experience more fun.
- Do not expect any luxuries on the trip. The locations that we host are at remote places and we do our best to arrange the basic facilities. The goal is to be outdoors.
- The Food that shall be provided will be Basic Veg Food. We do not serve Non-Veg Food.
- Put Litter in its place, do not trash your travel.
- Plan The Unplanned shall not be responsible for any of your belongings, valuables, jewellery etc. Kindly do take care.
- In the case of traffic delays or breakdowns, expect a little delay in reaching the destination.
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 EVENT HEADSUP 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 travelers 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 - 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: The Kunti Betta trek is a easy-moderate trek and one can easily do this trek with a moderate fitness
Q: Is it necessary for me to hire a guide to trek Kunti Betta?
A: No, you do not need to hire a guide to trek Kunti Betta.
Q: Can we leave the luggage at the homestay/tents?
A: A one day trek wouldn’t have the facility of a homestay and hence you’ll have to leave your luggage in the bus and carry the necessary to the trek.
Q: What about Kunti Betta’s cellphone network and connectivity?
A: Only until the Base of the peak will you have access to a mobile network for practically all major providers like as Airtel, Vodafone, Jio, and others. From the base to the peak of Kunti Betta, you will be outside of the network service area.
Q: What is the best time to trek Kunti Betta?
A: The ideal season to hike to Kunti Betta is from September to February, as the path turns muddy and slippery during heavy monsoons, making the descent difficult, while summers are too humid.
Q: Is it possible to camp anywhere along the trail?
A: No, you cannot camp anywhere along the trail.
Q: Is it possible to trek Kunti Betta during the monsoon season?
A: No, it is not possible to trek Kunti Betta during the monsoon season.
Q: Is there a night trek from Bangalore to Kunti Betta?
A: During the winter and summer months, a night walk to Kunti Betta from Bangalore is accessible. For novices, night trek is an easy level with medium endurance.
Q: Is there food and water on the Kunti Betta Trek?
A: There will be no food or drink available on the walk; you must carry your own. On this hike, bring two to three litres of water with you. To avoid hot and salty foods, bring some packed food such as whole fruits, dry snacks, energy bars, and cakes.