Sharavathi Valley Trek & Camping
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Declared as a wildlife sanctuary, Sharavathi Valley Trek is a true testimony to the tagline of Karnataka Tourism- One State Many Worlds. The sanctuary is filled with Waterfalls, Dense Deciduous forests, rich flora, and fauna and unmatching landscapes and many more. So we at Plan The Unplanned have decided to take you to this wonderland in the best season to witness the beauty at its prime, the Monsoons. The trek involves trekking to the second tallest plunge waterfalls in India, the mighty Jog Falls and not to forget the beautiful landscapes formed by the backwaters of Linganamakki reservoir.
- Depart from Bangalore by 9:00 PM
- Reach campsite and freshen up
- Have a delicious breakfast
- Start the trek (13-15 km) to Jog Falls
- Reach the campsite after finishing the trek
- Pitch your tents, have dinner and gather around the bonfire
- Wake up and freshen up
- Explore the campsite and Sharavati backwaters
- If the weather permits, take a swim in the backwaters
- Have the delicious breakfast and leave for Bangalore
- Visit Temples of Ikkeri-Keladi on the way
- Reach back to Bangalore by Sunday late night ( around 11.30 PM )
Non A/C Push Back Seats Vehicle
Meals Not Included
We’ll start from Bengaluru in an AC/push Back seater bus at approx 9 PM. Once everyone is on board, we’ll have some fun ice-breaking sessions to know everyone else in the group and ensure we all have fun together.
2/3/4 Sharing Basis ( Separate for Men & Women )
We’ll reach the homestay at around 7 AM. We’ll drop off unwanted luggage and freshen up. Have a delicious breakfast at the campsite and head straight for the long trek ahead. The trek initially deceives you with a flat-out grassland with no dense forests. But the landscapes flip pretty quickly, and soon you will find yourselves in the middle of dense forests crossing wide streams of water. Passing through forests in monsoons can be tricky, and one needs to be adept at figuring out paths if the existing trails are washed out. Don’t worry about the experience of trek guides, this shouldn’t be a problem. After about 6 Hours of the trek on such trail, which includes the breathtaking views of the linganamakki backwaters, you will be greeted with the majestic views of Jog Falls.
After capturing the views in your mind and camera, we head back to the homestay for dinner and a campfire.
A/C Push Back Seats Vehicle
Stay Not Applicable
Wake up to the chirps of rare bird species, and take a stroll around the campsite. If the weather is cooperative, we’ll get into the backwaters for a swim. Once freshened up, have a delicious breakfast and head back to Bangalore with loads of memories in mind and fun-filled music sessions.
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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!
To and fro Transport from Bangalore ( A/c ) Accommodation in Tents on multiple sharing basis ( separate for men & women ) 2 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner Campfire (Dependant on weather conditions) 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
Xerox Copy of you Aadhar/Voter ID (Mandatorily required for permits) Small backpack to carry your essentials during the trek Power Bank Warm Layer Water bottles – 2 (1 liter 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
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 same as the pick-up points.
Policy and Terms
The general cancellation policy for weekend treks from Bangalore is listed below 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 For all the above points 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”
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 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 travellers 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 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 has 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 the "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 the future in case I do not attend the trek/trip 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: Yes. Sharavathi Valley Trek might be a good first hike for someone who has an active lifestyle. We encourage some preparation before tackling a hike for persons who live a very sedentary lifestyle.
Q: What makes Sharavathi Valley unique?
A: Many unique kinds of animals, such as the lion-tail Macaque and large cats from other families, call Sharavathi Wildlife Sanctuary home. These animals flourish there and are fed by the area's fertile monsoons and constant river flow. The Sanctuary welcomes visitors all year round and generates a respectable amount of tourism from naturalists and wildlife enthusiasts.
Q: What about the Sharavathi Valley trek's cellphone network and connectivity?
A: Only at the base will you find a mobile network for practically all major providers like Airtel, Vodafone, Jio, and others. Throughout the journey, you will be outside of the network's service region.
Q: Can we leave the luggage at the homestay?
A: Yes, it is possible to leave your luggage at the homestay and carry the necessary things on your trek.
Q: Is the trail filled with leeches?
A: If you go trekking during the monsoon season, you will almost certainly encounter leeches along the way.
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 Sharavathi Valley during the monsoon season?
A: No, it is not possible to trek Sharavathi Valley during the monsoon season.