Nishani Motte Coorg Trek
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- 2 Days 3 Nights
- 25 Slots
- Difficulty - Moderate
- For 10+ years
- Best Season - Winter (Nov, Dec, Jan) Summer (May, June, July) Monsoon (Aug, Sept, Oct)
If your next take on an adventure is Nishani motte of Coorg-kudos to you! Nishani Motte trek might not be the most Instagrammed place or internet-famous Western ghats trek, but what is sure is that you will find yourself in love with Coorg, like never before.
This monsoon expedition is an easy to moderate level hike of around 15kms and is nestled in between Bhagamandala forest range and the Brahmagiri wildlife sanctuary. If you have been to any of these places before, you would have probably started picturing the mesmerizing scenics by now. It is a one-way trek, so the trail won’t repeat while descending. So isn’t this one more exciting reason to choose this trek?
The monsoon raises the difficulty level as the pathway gets muddy, filled with leeches, and makes it difficult to climb. The trail towards the end is very steep, almost vertical, and thus, adding a tinge of adventure to make it up to the crest. And there the view would sweep you off the ground.
Magnificent view of mountain ranges of Karnataka and Kerala can be seen from here, with the river Cauvery flowing, perfecting the scenery. It’s a view that’ll surely strike a chord in your heart and make a mark on your mind.
- Trek in the beautiful Shola forests of Coorg and enjoy a Coorgi dinner.
- Explore the Cauvery river and Bhagamandala and visit the origin of River Kaveri
- Visit to pristine Iruppu Falls in Brahmagiri Range of Western Ghats.
- Leave from Bangalore at 10:00 PM ( approx )
- Reach homestay and freshen up
- Head to the trek start point by around 8:30 AM
- Start trek by 9:00 AM (approx.)
- Packed lunch during the trek
- Reach the Peak
- Descend back to base
- Drive back to Homestay
- Coorg-style dinner and campfire (if weather permits)
- Freshen up and Breakfast
- Visit Talacauvery, explore Bhagamnadala
- Self- Sponsored Lunch
- Visit Irupu Falls
- Depart for Bangalore and reach by around 10:30 (approx)
Non-AC Push Back Seats Vehicle
Stay Not Applicable
Meals Not Included
An overnight bus journey of 300 km commences from Bangalore to Bhagamandala. We shall have a brief orientation followed by a fun-filled ice-breaking session where you will get to know your fellow trekkers better.
Multiple sharing separate for men & women
We start this trek post breakfast. Right after it, we start off the journey and get the approvals from the local forest department. Quickly the trek leads to take care of the Trek Permits and a Forest Department Guide is sent along for the trek and we are all set!
We then drive to our trek start point which lies in the middle of the forest, surrounded by trees. As we start the trek you will start noticing the weather and landscapes changing so quickly that you won’t know whether to take off that raincoat or not yet maybe! We then pass through rocky patches, open grasslands, and sometimes combinations of these.
Wide Panoramas and different colours of green stay with you all along, sometimes the mist clears for a moment to surprise what it's been hiding and bam! You are back to the white screen again. This place is very close to the state border that you can see mountain ranges of Kerala for a part of the trail, you are technically in Kerala. Cows and dogs are the ones who always cross our path, you find elephant dung very often on the route but it’s hard to spot them as they prefer to stay inside thick forests during the daytime.
Once we reach the peak we make sure we spend enough time relaxing, getting heartful of the views, and soaking in the beauty of western ghats.
As we descend, we reach a perfect place to have our long-awaited lunch. It is a forest checkpoint and has shelter and water to freshen up. Quickly after lunch, we will set off to enjoy the Panoramic view of the sunset and reach the homestay before it’s dark.
Overall it’s a great experience to indulge yourself in if you admire mountains, animals, forests, and clouds, and not to forget packed lunch.
Non-AC Push Back Seats Vehicle
Stay Not Applicable
The toughest part of day 2 is all about getting out of that bed after the whole bonfire games and fun the previous night. We know it’s hard but trust us what’s planned for the day is totally worth it. The first thing on the list is Talacauvery, which is a short drive from our homestay but the weather, smooth roads, and trees make it feel even shorter. Talacauvery is the place that is generally considered to be the source of the river Kaveri and a holy place for many, one note here is that the temple is strict with their dress code and we insist you to follow the same to keep things smooth.
As soon as we are done with the temple, we set off towards Iruppu falls and the ghats make sure you still have that good view from your window. It is a 10 min walk to reach the falls and once we reach there you can happily get into the water as. Changing facilities are also available here. The return journey back to Bangalore will begin soon after this visit and we aim to reach home by midnight.
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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 Homestay on multiple sharing bases ( separate for men & women
2 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner, High Tea and Snack
To and fro transport from Bangalore (Non-A/c
Karnataka Forest Department Entry Fee
Off-Road Jeep Ride from Temple to Bas
Local Guide & Outdoor Leader from Plan The Unplanne
The experience that you gain
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 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
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.
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.
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 BON VOYAGE 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 Bon Voyage 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 - Yeshwanthpur Metro Station - Goraguntepalya 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 Nishani Motte trek is a somewhat difficult trek. Trekking over a day and nearly 8 hours will necessitate solid leg strength as well as cardio. For those who live a sedentary lifestyle, the trip might be challenging.
Q: Can we leave the luggage at the homestay/tents?
A: Yes, it is possible to leave your luggage at the homestay/tents and carry the necessary things on your trek.
Q: What about Nishani Motte’s cellphone network and connectivity?
A: You may not have cellphone network coverage for a significant portion of your trek to Nishani Motte. The only cellphone networks that usually function along the journey are Vodafone, BSNL, and Airtel. Even yet, there are irregularities in these networks.
Q: Is the trail filled with leeches?
A: Yes, it is filled with leeches.
Q: What is the best time to visit Nishani Motte?
A: The months of November to April are the most popular for hikers on this route since they are the finest for outdoor activities. Throughout the year, the climate in Coorg is generally cool. During the summer, the days are somewhat hotter, but the evenings are cool. Winter is a popular time for hikers to climb Nishani Motte since it is cold and pleasant.
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 to Nishani Motte during the monsoon season?
A: Yes, it is possible to trek Nishani Motte during the monsoon season.