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New Year Gokarna Beach Trek & Camping

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Yellow is synonymous with mellowness and miracles. In the sunny yellows of beaches, as you leave 2023 behind, much positivity lies ahead of you in 2024. Plan the Unplanned is all set to pick you up from 2023 and drop you miraculously into 2024. Midway, whatever happens on the beach should remain on the beach. Promise? Celebrate the beginning of 2024 with us on New Year Gokarna Beach and Camping trip.

Gokarna needs no introduction. Lying on the bank of the Arabian Sea, Honnavar town has attracted and absorbed the culture of different people from countries like Portugal, England and the Netherlands who came here for trade. Apart from the human impact, the natural setting of Mangrove Forest sets the town apart. You will also get to see the Konkan Railway line passing through it. 

This is a calling for beach lovers. Activities like the Gokarna Beach trek (covering Paradise, Half Moon, Om, Kudle, Gokarna Beach and Dolphin's Point), Movie Night in Open Theatre, Sunset by Kudle Beach, Honnavar Backwater Ride, Gokarna temple visit and a Gala Evening with DJ and Dance, In-house entertainment shows, first-class LIVE Performances are set. Late at night, welcome 2024 by lighting Sky Lanterns and Crackers. The jazzy beats and rocking bonanza will make you groove.

When the beginnings are right, all goes right. Set the hippie in you free as we spend a few nights under the open skies with the music of the waves and sand on your feet for company. We urge you to start 2024 with happiness, positivity, and adventure. Read the complete itinerary and book your tickets at the earliest. 

New Year Getaway Trip Highlights

  • Go for the Gokarna Beach trek, covering beaches like Kudle Beach, Half Moon Beach, Om Beach, and Gokarna Beach.
  • Go to Dolphin's Point. 
  • Groove on the funky rhythms of a professional DJ.
  • Welcome 2024 by lighting Sky Lanterns and crackers.
  • Boat ride in Sharavati Backwaters in Honnavar.
  • Visit Gokarna Temple.
  • Movie Night in Open Theatre
  • Take dips in the water, walk on sandy beaches and sleep under starlit skies.

Highlights

Day 0

  • Leave from Bangalore at 6:00 PM

Day 1

  • Check-in at Camp Site, freshen up & have Breakfast
  • Beach Trek (10:30 am – 5 pm):
    • Half Moon Beach
    • Om Beach
    • Dolphin’s Point
    • Kudle Beach
    • Gokarna Beach
  • Sunset at Kudle Beach
  • Return to the Campsite before 6.30 pm
  • Movie Night Open theatre
  • Gala Dinner
  • Relax and retire

Day 2

  • Freshen up, Breakfast
  • Depart to Vibhuti Falls at around 10 am
  • Rejenuvate at the falls
  • Stop for lunch en route (self-sponsored)
  • Return to the campsite and spend time at leisure
  • New Year Dinner
  • 10 pm: New Year Celebration (Sky Lanterns, Cake)
  • Hit the Dance floor - DJ

Day 3

  • Freshen up and Breakfast
  • Carry ethnic clothes; visit the Gokarna temple.
  • Honnavar backwater ride
  • Monday late-night return 

Note: New Year Celebration Shows are subject to permissions by local permissions/orders by the panchayat and police of Gokarna. In case of any disputes or last-minute orders leading to the cancellation of the new year celebrations, Plan The Unplanned shall not be responsible, and there will be no refund.

Due to the New Year, there will be regional limits on trekking and roadblocks. Please be ready for the same. The information regarding these orders cannot be obtained beforehand.

Without Travel: Travellers who have booked without travel must make their own travel arrangements to reach Gokarna and travel within Gokarna. We request you to travel via a private vehicle.

Your Day 2 Itinerary is not included in the price.
The price includes:

  • 2 Breakfast, 2 Dinner
  • 2 Night Accommodation
  • New year Party
  • Trekking

Private Vehicle

Non A/C Tempo Traveller or Mini bus with pushback seats

Meals Not Included

We begin our journey from Bangalore in the late evening after picking up trek participants from various pick-up locations. We will be covering a distance of 500 km to reach Gokarna overnight, and the aim is to reach on time; hence, all travellers are expected to have a light dinner before boarding. As we hit the road, the trek leads will summarise the trek and then get you acquainted with your fellow travelers through the signature PlanTheUnplanned Intro Session. By dawn, you will feel at home with your fellow travellers!

Trek Movie Night in Open Theatre Gala dinner

Trek

Tents

Tents to accomodate men and women seperately

Breakfast, Dinner

If you look outside your window, you will spot salt farms in the near distance. This means that we are now just minutes away from our destination. Carry your belongings into the cottage, freshen up, grab a bite, and get ready to start the trek to the base point.

Half Moon beach: This beach gains its name due to its resemblance to the shape of a half moon. Here’s when you get to relax and enjoy your peaceful surroundings. Ahead of Half Moon Beach, you will find an enormous rock called the Rock of Peace – it is the throne to witness one of the best sunsets; you will know why it’s named Rock of Peace only after you have experienced it. The whole world looks artistic from here; music starts playing on your mind, the colour of the sky changes every minute and if it’s your lucky day, you get to spot dolphins on the Arabian coastline!

Om Beach: We then trek ahead to a beach shaped in the form of the Hindu “Om symbol”; hence its name. It is around 2.5-3 km from Half Moon Beach, and the trail is moderate. Shop atrangi hippie accessories, buy souvenirs, ride a jet ski, pass around the frisbee or play beach volleyball on this beach which is undoubtedly a hub for hippies! 

Kudle Beach: Our last (and best) beach destination is Kudle Beach, a popular tourist spot, well-known for authentic seafood, woodfired pizzas and good evening music. Every dish in every restaurant here is served with a view. The cool breeze, the slow sound of the waves and the growing tides are a perfect finish for the day. We now head back to Gokarna beach and later return to the campsite. It is now when the real fun begins.

Enjoy the sunset by Kudle Beach. Later, we will return to the campsite. After freshening up, as evening starts to set in, we will have an open theatre movie night that will be followed by gala dinner.

After this event, we will relax and retire.

Private Vehicle

Tents

Breakfast, Dinner

Last night was calming, and today is the best. Wake up enjoying your rhythm. We will start for VIbhuti Waterfalls at 10 am after freshening up and having breakfast. We will have lunch en route ( self-sponsored )

After freshening up, get in your best attire; we will set ourselves for a New Year's Eve to welcome 2024. Events will start at 7 pm. A professional DJ and dance are lined up for you. Hit the dance floor with your new fellow mates. Following this, a delicious dinner will be served. To end this eve with grace, we will have a New Year 2024 Celebration to end this eve with grace. The cake will be ready; crackers and Sky Lanterns will be lit. The sky will come alive as dozens of lanterns rise up to cut the darkness.

Return to Bangalore

Welcome the New Year with open arms. Get up late. Freshen up, get in ethnic attire (This is strictly followed in Gokarna temples.), and visit Gokarna Temple

Later, we will go for the Honnavar Backwater ride. Honnavar town lies at a phenomenal location that forms an estuary: the Arabian Sea at the west and the Sharavati River at the south. Agriculture and fishery are evergreen contributors to the economy. Although the Roof Tile industry is declining, it still prospers with beekeeping and Cashew nut processing. Later, we will start our return journey to Bangalore. En route, we will have dinner and slowly drift to sleep amidst conversations. We will reach Bangalore late at night on the same day.

Although almost impossible, we will have to leave each other's company to return to routine, which is equally important. This was a punched-up, spiced end to 2023. Now that you are in 2024 feel glad for everything you have and get on with your life with a bang! 


Rest well and stay positive. And once you are ready to do it again, call us. Our team would love to see you again. Check out our other itineraries and ring us soon. It would be a pleasure to see you again. Till then, take care and love life.

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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 Tens on multiple sharing bases ( separate for men & women )
  • 3 Breakfast, 2 Dinner ( Veg/Non Veg Full course Gala Meal )
  • To and fro transport from Bangalore (Non-A/c)
  • Police Permissions for New Year Event
  • New Year Events ( Professional Dj, Sky Lanterns, Cake )
  • Local Guide & Outdoor Leader from Plan The Unplanned
  • The experience that you gain

Exclusions

  • Any meals not included above
  • Any kind of personal expense
  • Any kind of water activities at the beach
  • 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
  • 2 water bottles – 1 litre 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


Yamaha Showroom Domlur


Cubbon Park Signal


KTM Mekhri Circle


Govardhan Theatre near Yeshwanthpur Metro


Without Travel




Policy and Terms

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- 5 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.

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 for any reason 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

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 a BON VOYAGE 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 Bon Voyage mail would contain a link for 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 "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, 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.

    For better clarification call us 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 a 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.

    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 for any reason 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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