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Kodachadri

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Nestled deep in the Western Ghats in the district of Shimoga and holding its place as the tenth highest peak in the State, Kodachadri is home to lush green jungle trails through dense tropical forests, picturesque waterfalls, and mesmerizing landscapes. Located in the Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary, it also forms the perfect backdrop to the Moola Mookambika Temple, believed to be the place of origin of Goddess Mookambika. Catching a glimpse of the evening sunset into the Arabian Sea from its peak offers an enchanting experience; a combination of mountain and ocean that very few peaks in the country can boast of. A trek to Kodachadri will leave you spellbound and wanting more.

Icebreakers

Private Vehicle

Non-AC ( Push Back Seats )

Stay Not Applicable

Meals Not Applicable

An overnight bus journey of 397 km commences from Bangalore to Kollur. We shall have a brief orientation followed by a fun-filled ice-breaking session where you will get to know your fellow trekkers better.

Hidlumane Falls Kodachadri Peak & Adventurous Jeep Ride

Trek

Homestay

Multiple Sharing basis (separate for men and women)

All Meals

The cozy little homestay near Sampekatte, which is a short drive away from the starting point of our trek is as close to home as a homestay could get and the strictly authentic local vegetarian cuisine served here is a delight to the senses and an experience in itself. Add to that the extremely friendly old couple running the place, look after your every need.

After a quick freshen-up and fulfilling breakfast, we pack our bags again and get prepped for a long day of trekking.

There are mainly five milestones that one needs to look out for on this trail. The first is an open field of meadow that pops up out of nowhere amidst thick forest trails. Numerous paddy fields later, the trail ultimately leads up to a house where a small surprise awaits for the tired trekkers. Spoiler alert, the challenging part of the trek actually starts from here.

The second is the much-awaited Hidlumane Falls which is a combination of seven waterfalls and making your way up each of them is an adventure on its own. However, your efforts are duly rewarded with spectacular views of the main waterfall cascading down on you from a height of around 60 feet. The feeling of pristine water gushing over your tired bodies will be therapy, to say the least. Do refill your water bottles here as you’re going to need it for the trek ahead.

An almost vertical climb on the front face of the trail over tree roots and slippery rocks from the Kodachadri Falls leads to steeper meadows that eventually end up on the top of the very first peak on this trail. This forms the third milestone and is a good place to rest and have some much-deserved lunch.

Further, the trail diverges only to merge again until it joins the jeep trail that leads up to the Kodachadri Temple. This is your fourth milestone and is also the point from where you’ll be boarding the jeep on your way down.

From here, a rocky trail through a cliff’s edge ultimately leads you to the fifth and final milestone of the trek which is the Kodachadri peak itself. Here you will find the Sarvajna Peetha, a small temple-like structure made of stone where Adi Sankaracharya, an 8th-century Indian philosopher and theologian is said to have mediated. Apart from this, grand vistas all around and the view of the sunset over the Arabian Sea scattering a myriad of hues all across the vast evening sky make all your efforts worthwhile and fill you with a sense of achievement that no corporate targets or performance bonuses can offer.

Private Vehicle

Non-AC ( Push Back Seats )

Breakfast

Explore Coastal Karnataka and take a dip in the lesser-known beaches of Udupi. Watch the sunset at St Mary’s Island and return back to Bangalore after a fun-filled weekend full of memories and adventure.

Reach Bangalore by 5:00 AM ( Approx) the next day.

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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 on multiple sharing bases ( separate for men & women )
  • 2 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 2 Dinner, Tea and Snacks after trek
  • To and fro transport from Bangalore (Non-A/c)
  • Karnataka Forest Department Entry Fee
  • Jeep Ride to Homestay ( to and fro )
  • Local Guide & Outdoor Leader from Plan The Unplanned
  • An experience that you gain

Exclusions

  • Any meals not included above
  • Any kind of personal expense
  • 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)
  • Dry Bags ( to stuff your wet clothes )
  • Small Rucksack (to stuff your essentials for the trek)
  • Sunscreen and a hat/cap.
  • Power Bank
  • Sufficient Cash for meals not included in the itinerary


PICKUP LOCATIONS

Udupi Grand, Teacher's Colony, HSR Layout


House of Licious Domlur


Cubbon Park Signal


KTM Mekhri Circle


Yeshwanthpur Metro


Without Travel




Policy and Terms

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

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

Intimation PeriodCancellation Fee
10 days or more10% of the total invoice value
Between 4-9days50% of the total invoice value
Between 0-4 days100% 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.
  • Cancellation/Refund requests are to be confirmed only via mail. Kindky mail on [email protected] Cancellations over call or WhatsApp are not accepted

NOTE:

  1. We shall not accept any reasons whatsoever for the cancellation, we request everyone abide by the policy.
  2. There shall be no transfer of dates possible 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 ( deducting the payment gateway charges ) and the same shall be credited to the original mode of payment within 7 days from the date of initiation of refund.

Frequest Questions

  1. I have booked the trek when will I get further updates regarding the trek?
    Well, most of our treks are usually confirmed by Thursday and you would receive an EVENT HEADSUP mail that would contain details regarding Pickup Points ( Location and Timings ), Outdoor Leader ( Point of Contact ) ’s, and Don’ts.
     
  2. Would I be added to a WhatsApp Group once the trek is confirmed?
    Yes, the Event Headsup email would contain a link to a Whatsapp Group through which one can join and interact with fellow travelers and outdoor leaders.
     
  3. Do I have any other boarding points apart from the ones mentioned?
    Yes, we do have options for picking a traveler 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

     
  4. Do I have to carry luggage all the way during trekking?
    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 )
     
  5. What is the "Without Travel" option during my booking process?
    Well, if you select this option, all the travel arrangements for your entire itinerary must be managed by yourself. 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.

    For better clarification call us at 9482070194, 8147086083
     
  6. Is the trek safe for Women/Girls?
    Yes, it’s much safe and sound. We have been organizing these treks over the years now and we always have had an equal ratio or sometimes we have women in the majority. We also have female outdoor leaders who are on board and lead the other trekking enthusiast. We have made sure our homestay/tent accommodation is separate for men and women.
     
  7. Would I be able to postpone to the future in case I do not attend the trek on the day of departure?
    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
  8. What is the Cancellation Policy?

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

    Intimation Period*Cancellation Fee**
    10 days or more15% of the total invoice value
    Between 5-10 days50% of the total invoice value
    Between 0- 10 days100 % 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.
    • Cancellation/Refund requests to be confirmed only via mail. Kindky mail on [email protected] Cancellation over call or WhatsApp are not accepted

    NOTE:

    We shall not accept any reasons whatsoever for the cancellation, we request everyone to abide by the policy. There shall be no transfer of dates possible if you cannot make it to the event once the booking is confirmed. 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.

    For a detailed cancellation policy check here New Year Cancellation Policy

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