Skandagiri Trek


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  • Best Season - Winter (Nov, Dec, Jan)

Activity Location: Bangalore, Karnataka

Activity Time: 11 PM - 12 Noon

Activity Duration: 13 Hours

Trek Difficulty: Moderate

Total Trekking Distance: 8 km

Maximum Altitude: 1450 m


About Skandagiri Night Trek:

One of the most popular trekking destinations, Skandagiri Hills (Kalwarbetta or Kalavara Durga) is located at a distance of about 70 km from Bangalore. It is a great way to enjoy the natural beauty around the region and adore the charm of the night. With a million stars twinkling above the sky, the Skandagiri night trek calls you for a memorable trip. The trip has everything from viewing the sky lit by stars to an amazing sunrise.


  • Enchanting Skandagiri Trek: Prepare for an enchanting trek to Skandagiri, which stands majestically at an altitude of 1,450 meters above sea level. This adventure offers a perfect escape from the bustling city of Bangalore, allowing you to immerse yourself in the serene beauty of nature.

  • Captivating Sunrise: One of the highlights of this journey is witnessing the awe-inspiring sunrise from the summit of Skandagiri. As the radiant sun ascends above a sea of clouds, you'll be treated to a breathtaking sight. It's an experience that will leave you in awe and create lasting memories.

  • Historical Exploration: During your trek, explore the fascinating ruins of Tipu Sultan's fort. This historical attraction is nestled along the trekking route, offering a glimpse into the intriguing past. The fort's remnants add a historical and enriching dimension to your adventure.

  • Experienced Trek Leads: Your 8-km trek is guided by experienced trek leaders from Backpackers United. These experts are well-versed in ensuring your trekking experience is not only safe but also engaging and unforgettable. You can embark on this journey with confidence, knowing you're in capable hands.

  • Hassle-Free Experience: The entire tour is thoughtfully designed to provide you with a hassle-free experience. Convenient transfers are arranged from various locations in Bangalore, eliminating concerns about logistics. This means you can fully focus on embracing the beauty of Skandagiri and creating cherished memories without the stress of planning.

Prepare for a moderate trek through captivating natural landscapes, a mesmerizing sunrise, and the historical allure of Tipu Sultan's fort. With experienced trek leaders and seamless logistics, your Skandagiri adventure promises a truly enriching and memorable experience.

Sunrise Trek night trek


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Day 1 - A captivating journey from Bangalore to Skandagiri and return

  • Pick-Up: Your adventure begins with a convenient pick-up from your selected location in Bangalore, available between 11:00 PM to 01:00 AM. This ensures a comfortable and hassle-free start to your journey.

  • Late-Night Start: The Skandagiri Hills trek kicks off late at night, commencing around 3:30 AM to 4 AM. This unique nocturnal experience adds a touch of excitement to your adventure.

  • Night Trek: Embark on the thrilling 4 km trek under the night sky. The tranquility of the surroundings and the cool night air create a captivating atmosphere as you ascend towards the peak.

  • Arrival at the Peak: Reach the summit by around 6:00 AM. Take some time to unwind, relishing the peaceful ambiance and the anticipation of the forthcoming sunrise.

  • Sunrise Spectacle: The highlight of the trek is witnessing the magnificent sunrise between the hills, occurring around 6:15 AM. This breathtaking sight is a visual treat that lingers in your memory long after the journey.

  • Return Trek: Start the return trek to the base around 7:30 AM, bringing with you the stunning imagery of the morning sky. The descent offers its unique perspectives, and the surroundings transform as daylight breaks.

  • Breakfast: By 10:30 AM, savor a delicious and well-deserved breakfast, recharging your energy as you head back to Bangalore.

  • Conclusion: Your adventure culminates as we drop you off at your respective locations in Bangalore by 1 PM. This journey leaves you with a treasure trove of unforgettable memories and a sense of accomplishment.


Note: This trek is suitable for participants aged 10 years and above. Please keep in mind that the price for children above this age is the same as for adults. Enjoy the thrilling experience and take home beautiful memories of Skandagiri.



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Backpackers United is the leading and fastest-growing Travel Community, founded in 2017, that offers exceptional travel experiences in India. Our team of young, dynamic, and passionate travelers is committed to exploring the great outdoors through sustainable nature trails. We believe in providing a unique travel experience that takes our fellow travelers off the beaten path to discover the hidden gems of nature. We offer a diverse range of travel services, including treks to unexplored places in both North and South India, Cycling Tours, Holiday Packages, Sightseeing, Backpacking Trips, Corporate treks, Team Outings, Personality Development through adventure activities, experiential learning trips specially curated for school and college students, a variety of Adventure activity packages, and much more. Our experienced travel planning team curates each itinerary to ensure every penny is worth the experience. At Backpackers United, we have executed over 2K trips for more than 20,000 enthusiastic travelers, and our weekend treks and trips from Bengaluru are the perfect way to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. We offer customizable travel packages that cater to specific needs and requirements, ensuring a personalized and memorable experience. Our commitment to sustainable tourism and responsible travel ensures that we leave a positive impact on the communities we visit. We encourage travelers to explore the great outdoors in a way that respects and preserves nature, and we promote eco-friendly practices in all our trips and treks. Join our community of adventure seekers, and experience the thrill of exploring nature in a unique and sustainable way. Book your next adventure with Backpackers United and make unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime.

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  • Transportation: Enjoy comfortable non-A/C transportation that takes you from Bangalore to Skandagiri and back, ensuring a convenient journey.

  • Forest Permits: Necessary permits for your trek in the Skandagiri area are included in the package, so you can explore the natural beauty hassle-free.

  • Breakfast Coupon: Receive a 100 INR coupon to redeem for breakfast, giving you a delicious start to your day before the trek.

  • Experienced Trek Leads: Your trek is led by experienced trek leaders from Backpackers United, ensuring that you have knowledgeable guidance throughout your journey.

  • Local Guides: Benefit from the expertise of local guides who are well-versed in the terrain and can provide you with insights into the area's natural and historical aspects.



  • Personal Expenses: Any expenses incurred for personal reasons, such as additional snacks, souvenirs, or other personal purchases, are not included in the package.

  • Anything Not Mentioned in the Inclusions: Any services or items that are not explicitly mentioned in the inclusions are not part of the package and will be at your own expense.


  • Xerox ID Proof: Please carry a photocopy of your identification, such as your Aadhar card or any other government-issued ID. This is essential for documentation and identification purposes during the trek.

  • Good Trekking Shoes: Comfortable and sturdy trekking shoes with a good grip are a must for a safe and enjoyable trek.

  • Strong Backpack for Trekking: A durable and comfortable backpack to carry your essentials is crucial for a successful trek. Ensure it's designed for trekking and can carry your gear without discomfort.

  • Reusable Water Bottles: Stay hydrated during your trek by carrying at least one or two reusable water bottles, providing a convenient and eco-friendly way to have access to water.

  • Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Cap/Hat: Protect yourself from the sun's harsh rays by carrying sunscreen, sunglasses, and a cap or hat. This will help keep you safe and comfortable during the trek.

  • Toiletries: Carry essential toiletries like shampoo, a towel, toothpaste, soap, and hand sanitizer for personal hygiene and comfort.

  • Juice Packs, Glucon-D, Energy Bars: Stay energized throughout the trek by packing juice packs, Glucon-D, energy bars, or other snacks to keep you fueled and hydrated.

  • Raincoat or a Poncho: Be prepared for unexpected rain by carrying a raincoat, poncho, or umbrella to stay dry during wet weather.

  • Personal Medication (If Any): If you have any specific medications or medical requirements, don't forget to bring them along for your safety and well-being.

  • Torch with New Batteries: A flashlight or torch with fresh batteries is essential for any nighttime or early morning activities during the trek.

  • Camera (Optional): If you love capturing memories, consider bringing a camera to document the beautiful moments and scenery during the trek.

  • Power Bank: To keep your mobile devices charged for communication, navigation, or taking photos, it's a good idea to carry a power bank.


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Policy and Terms

  • Cancellations made 30 days or more before the date of travel will incur a cancellation fee of 10.0% of the total tour cost.
  • Cancellations made between 15 days to 30 days before the date of travel will incur a cancellation fee of 25.0% of the total tour cost.-
  • Cancellations made between 7 days to 15 days before the date of travel will incur a cancellation fee of 50.0% of the total tour cost.
  • Cancellations made between 3 days to 7 days before the date of travel will incur a cancellation fee of 75.0% of the total tour cost.
  • Cancellations made 0 days to 3 days before the date of travel will incur a cancellation fee of 100.0% of the total tour cost.

    This cancellation policy is designed to provide clear and transparent guidelines regarding cancellation fees based on the timing of cancellations. Please take note of these terms before booking your adventure.

Terms and Conditions

Please carefully read and understand the following terms and conditions that govern your travel experience with Backpackers United.

  • Ownership of Content: Any photos or videos taken during the trip by Backpackers United's content creators or clients are owned by Backpackers United and can only be used by the company for advertising purposes. No one else can use the content commercially without permission from Backpackers United.
  • Payment: Full payment for the trip must be completed before the trip begins. Failure to complete the payment may result in the cancellation of the trip.
  • Valid ID: All travelers must have a valid government-issued ID that will be verified before boarding. No boarding will be allowed without a valid ID.
  • Transfer of Bookings: The transfer of bookings is not allowed. Only the names mentioned at the time of confirmation will be allowed to travel.
  • Passport Requirements: For international travel, clients must ensure that their passport is valid for at least six months from the date of intended travel and not damaged in any way. Backpackers United is not responsible for clients who book travel with passports that do not meet this requirement. Any denial of entry at immigration or any additional cost arising from alternate arrangements for deportation must be borne by the travelers.
  • Unused Inclusions: No refunds will be given for any inclusions that are not utilized by the client.
  • Luggage and Belongings: Travelers are responsible for their luggage and belongings. Backpackers United is not responsible for any damage or missing items.
  • Departure Time: The departure time is fixed, and all travelers must report at the pickup point 30 minutes before scheduled departure. The air conditioning will be switched off in the hills, and the driver will have the discretion to turn off the AC during the trip for safety reasons.
  • Prohibited Activities: Drinking and smoking are strictly prohibited during the tour. Backpackers United's tours involve physically demanding activities such as trekking and camping at high altitudes, so clients are advised to be in good physical shape.
  • Liability: Backpackers United is not responsible for any accidents, bodily injury, illness, death, loss, or damage to baggage or property, or any damages or claims arising from negligence or delay by any person not employed by Backpackers United.
  • Conduct: Any misconduct or indiscipline will not be tolerated during the tour.
  • Alterations to Itinerary: Backpackers United is not responsible for any delays or alterations to the itinerary due to natural hazards, accidents, weather conditions, landslides, political closures, or any untoward incidents. Alterations to the itinerary may be necessary due to various factors, such as weather and road conditions, and the physical ability of participants, in the interest of safety, comfort, and general well-being.
  • Insurance: Backpackers United does not provide insurance policies to cover sickness, accidents, or losses due to theft or other reasons.By booking a trip with Backpackers United, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agreed to abide by these terms and conditions. Your safety and enjoyment during the trip are our top priorities, and we appreciate your cooperation and adherence to these guidelines.

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