Uttari Betta Sunrise Trek
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- 1 Days 1 Nights
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- Difficulty - Easy
- For 7+ years
- Best Season - Winter (Nov, Dec, Jan) Summer (May, June, July)
Bangalore is surrounded by many splendid hills and hillocks waiting to be explored. If you want to check them one by one, you must surely add this to your bucket list. Uttari Betta, the fortified hill known as Hutridurga in the southeast of Kunigal taluk, is the most popular trekking trail in Karnataka, and that is without reason because of the magnificent beauty it possesses. This popular trekking trail of Karnataka is a five-kilometre climb that treats adventurers with stunning views that imprints their minds for the rest of their lives.
This trek is a super master of scenic views and thrills you with the historic fort walls and intricate stone steps. An interesting fact is that this hill fort is said to have eight gateways from the foot to the summit in addition to the other several outer gates. What waits on the top? The trek summit delivers the temple of Shankareswar, where one gets an extensive view of the landscape dotted by many hills.
This sunrise trek with Plan The Unplanned takes you right into the middle of nature with the help of caves, jungles and huge boulders that will make you marvel at the immensity of life. It ensures that the trekkers feel at one with the abundant wildlife and vegetation its path offers. If you want to be one with nature, come with us, and be a part of something bigger.
- Leave from Bangalore at 10:30 PM ( approx )
- Reach The Base and Rest for a while
- Start the trek at 4:00 AM (approx)
- Reach the Top and explore
- Descend and reach the base by 7:30 AM (approx)
- Head to the town for a sumptuous breakfast
- Reach Bangalore by 12:00 PM (approx)
Non-AC Tempo Traveller/ Mini Bus (Push Back seats)
Stay Not Applicable
Meals Not Included
The journey starts from Bengaluru at 11 PM. Once everyone is on board, the trek leads will make you participate in some activities to get over the residual office thoughts. The fun sessions involve getting to know the trek group, who will become your buddies throughout the trip. Of course, even after doing all that, we know how important sleep is for you to enjoy the trip, so consider that taken care of.
Non-AC Tempo Traveller/ Mini Bus (Push Back seats)
Stay Not Applicable
After walking for a reasonable amount of time in the dark through the village, you will come across a glorious fort that will immediately transport you to another world. Walkthrough the walls of this fort to come across the seven doors of stone. The trail meanders through boulders and steps carved into huge rocks. But worry not; our trek leaders will always be there to motivate you, making sure no one is left behind.
The end of the climb is when you pass these doors, you will come to the temple of Shankareswar. This temple is right at the top and is also the middle point of the trek. Make sure to take in the beautiful view at the top as it is a view that is unlike any other that you have seen.
After absorbing the beauty at the top of the hill, make your way towards the jungle cave that will have you captivated by its entire beauty. Just for a moment, you will forget what it is like to be a part of civilization as you will become a part of another world altogether.
The trail will end when you come across a huge grassland at the top of the hill, surrounded by huge boulders. We will observe the stunning sunrise at this location, with only green grass, clear blue skies, and dark grey boulders for our company. Make sure to remember this moment for as long as possible, as it will remind you of the absolute peace you felt at that moment.
Following the gorgeous sunrise, with a magical mix of colours in the sky, we let ourselves drown in its beauty. We will quickly begin our descent back to the base camp. Make sure to tread carefully while being enchanted by the beauty of the hills. We shall pause on the way to have a quick breakfast and then set out for Bangalore.
What’s the wait? Pack your backpack for the following weekend and join us as we conquer this beauty. Intrigued by all these weekend adventures? Check out the other unique getaways you can explore from Bangalore, and let’s team up for the adventure.
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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!
- 1 Breakfast
- To and fro transport from Bangalore (Non A/c)
- Karnataka Forest Department Entry Fee
- Outdoor Leader from Plan The Unplanned
- 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
- Small backpack to carry your essentials during the trek
- Soft Copy of Adhar Id
- Water bottles – 2 (1 litre each)
- Hiking Shoes
- Energy Bars
- Torch/Headlamp to be used at night
- Warm Layer (down/fleece jacket)
- Woolen Cap
- Suncap and Sunscreen
HOW TO REACH
Please select your preferred pickup point from the drop-down list while bookin
Any change in Pick up locations/ timings would be updated via mail 24 hours before the start of the tri
Drop-off points shall be same as the pick-up points.
Policy and Terms
For Departures from Bangalore: In the event that YOU cancel your trek, this is the cancellation policy we follow
- 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
Note: For All The Above Refund Cases Transaction Fees/Internet Handling Charges will be deducted from the overall amount and the balance amount shall be refunded. 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”
For other trips and travels with us, and detailed terms and conditions check the following link: https://www.plantheunplanned.com/refund-cancellation-policy
Terms and Conditions
Q: I'm a solo traveller, Can I join?
A: The exciting 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: 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 an Event Headsup mail containing details regarding Pickup Points ( Location and Timings ), Outdoor Leader ( Point of Contact ), and Dos and Don’ts. You’ll be added to the WhatsApp group a day before 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 travelers and outdoor leaders.
Q: Is it safe for Women/Girls?
A: Safety and security are our priorities at all times. Hence it is safe for women/girls to join us on our treks and travels. Our trek leaders always accompany the team, 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 has a washroom facility during the trek.
Q: Do I have any other boarding points apart from the ones mentioned?
A: Yes, we 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
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 reason (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 Uttari Betta trek is an easy-moderate trek, and one can easily do this trek with moderate fitness.
Q: Is it necessary for me to hire a guide to trek Uttari Betta?
A: No, you do not need to hire a guide to trek Uttari Betta.
Q: Can we leave the luggage at the homestay/tents?
A: A one-day trek wouldn’t have the facility of a homestay; hence, you’ll have to leave your luggage in the bus and carry the necessary to the trek.
Q: What about Uttari Betta’s cellphone network and connectivity?
A: You have access to a mobile network for practically all major providers like Airtel, Vodafone, Jio, and others until the Base of the peak. You will be outside of the network service area from the base to the peak of Uttari Betta.
Q: What is the best time to trek Uttari Betta?
A: The ideal season to hike to Uttari Betta is from September to February. The path turns muddy and slippery during heavy monsoons, making the descent difficult, while summers are too humid.
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 Uttari Betta during the monsoon season?
A: No, it is not possible to trek Uttari Betta during the monsoon season.
Q: Is there a night trek from Bangalore to Uttari Betta?
A: A night walk to Uttari Betta from Bangalore is accessible in winter and summer. For novices, the night trek is an easy level with medium endurance.
Q: Is there food and water on the Uttari Betta Trek?
A: There will be no food or drink available on the walk; you must carry your own. On this hike, bring two to three litres of water with you. To avoid hot and salty foods, bring some packed food such as whole fruits, dry snacks, energy bars, and cakes.