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Shepherd’s Trail Coorg Trek

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Imagine miles of undulating topography carpeted with every shade of green, covered gently by white mist with murmuring streams and rivulets, the children of the mighty Cauvery, herself born within this realm, wending her way through her land. Waterfalls, deep ravines, meadows, thick jungles, coffee bushes studded with red berries, and many spices like pepper, cardamom, nutmeg, lemongrass all adding to the beauty of this place. It has a plethora of flora and fauna. How can one forget about the crisp air-conditioned weather? We are talking about the beautiful Land of the Kodavas, the Scotland of India- Coorg.

Coorg is a trekker’s paradise. The Shephard’s Trek Trail is a lesser-known trail in the Shola Forests region of Coorg. It is a  12 -14 km trek with beautiful meadows filled with Neelakurinji flowers which bloom occasionally but when they do, the whole mountains turn into a shade of violet. The trail also includes a thick jungle, waterfalls, and streams.

Keeping in mind the Covid-19 pandemic we are following the safety protocols and guidelines as advised by the Government. Clean homestays, sanitized busses, frequent checks using oximeters are some of the protocols we are following. Since it is a lesser-known trek trail, there are usually no other people on the trail.


Trek Details

  • Trek LevelEasy ( Difficulty Level is subjective )
  • Trail TypeForests, Meadows
  • Trek Distance12-14 km ( approx )

Shepherd's Trail Coorg Trek

Day 0
The journey from Bangalore to Coorg (  starting at approx 10:00 PM )

Day 1

  • Freshen Up and Breakfast
  • Start the trek at approx 9:00 AM
  • Packed Luch Enroute
  • Reach the top
  • Relax, rejuvenate
  • Start to descend
  • High Tea and snacks )
  • Dinner and bonfire ( if weather permits )

Day 2

  • Wake up, freshen up and breakfast
  • Visit Mallali Falls
  • Reach Bangalore by 10:00 PM ( approx)


Price Inclusions

  • Accommodation in Homestay on multiple sharing basis ( separate for men & women )
  • 2 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner, High Tea and Snacks
  • To and fro Transport from Bangalore ( Non A/c )
  • Local Guide & Outdoor Leader from Plan The Unplanned
  • Experience that you gain

Price Exclusions

  • Any meals not included above
  • Any kind of personal expenses
  • Any kind of insurance (health, medical, life accidental,etc )
  • Anything not included above
  • Cost of entry tickets to Nisargadhama

Pickup Points

The following are the pick-up points & timings:

    • New Udupi Grand Hotel | 21:45 – Teacher’s Colony, HSR Layout, Bengaluru, Karnataka
    • House of Licious | 22:15 – Old Airport Road, Domlur, Bengaluru, Karnataka
    • KTM Mekhri Circle | 22:45 – Mekhri Circle Junction, Raj Mahal Vilas Extension, Armane Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka
  • 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 the same as the pick-up points

Things to Carry

  • Face Masks & Hand Sanitisers
  • Small backpack to carry your essentials during the trek
  • 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

I'm a solo traveller, Can I join?

The interesting thing about traveling alone is that you get to meet new people from  diverse backgrounds, and towards the end you are no longer strangers. Hence solo travelers 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/ 

Is it safe for Women/Girls?

Safety and security is our priority at all times. Hence it is absolutely 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 accomodation. We also have female trek leaders who accompany on most of our treks.


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. Following are the same:

  • Croma Store, Sony World Signal

  • Trinity Circle Metro Station

  • Yeshwanthpur Metro Station

  • Goraguntepalya Metro Station

  • Nayanadahalli Metro Station

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 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.

How do I avail discounts? 

Details for availing  discounts are mentioned in the following link, https://www.plantheunplanned.com/membership/

What is cancellation policy?

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 amount will be refunded
  • If you cancel between 3 – 6 days – 50 % of 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 dedcuted from the overall amount and 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

For more queries please visit our Frequently Asked Questions ( FAQ's).



  • Consumption of alcohol, intoxicants and smoking would not be tolerated during the entire course of the journey and the trek. Kindly co-operate with us to make the experience more fun.
  • Do not expect any luxuries on the trip. The locations that we host are at remote places and we do our best to arrange the basic facilities. The goal is to be outdoors.
  • The Food that shall be provided will be Basic Veg Food. We do not serve Non-Veg Food.
  • Put Litter in its place, do not trash your travel.
  • Plan The Unplanned shall not be responsible for any of your belongings, valuables, jewellery etc.  Kindly do take care.
  • Please do not book with us, if you cannot accept the cancellation policy.
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anusha vikram

Solo Traveller

The trip was really well organized. The trail was beautiful, with hills folding over one another till your eyes can see, violet blue flowers embellishing the slopes of the hills. The trail had a great collection of viewpoints. The hike to the top was worth every aching muscle. A relatively easier trek and a great trail for beginners. I would highly recommend this trek with plan the unplanned!

October 6, 2020

Archana A

Solo Traveller

Superb experience
My son and I did the shepherd’s trail trek in Coorg – it was an unforgettable experience.. the trail is beautiful with blooming neelakurinji flowers, and it is mostly meadows, which made the trek very comfortable.
Special shout out to Oshin and Medha for being great trek leads!

October 3, 2020


Solo Traveller

Shepherds trail coorg
I went on a birthday trek with ptu to shepherds trail in coorg. Honestly I wasn’t expecting much since I have been to the place multiple times before not to this particular trek but to coorg itself. But it was my birthday and I wanted a safe and secure option and ptu has a record for being the best experience always. So I booked my slot and I got into the bus. Even in COVID times, they managed to have a small group, social distancing, safety measures and a wonderful trip in place. Shepherds trail is not just your regular coorg experience, it’s a beautiful path, definitely a new trail, nothing like I have been before and I have been to quite too many. It is a moderate to easy trek. Also I don’t know how ptu does it but it always manages the best of all people to assemble. I travel enough to be called an avid traveler and I can vouch for the ptu crowd. Some of the best people I have met here.

October 3, 2020


Solo Traveller

Shepherd trail
Amazing experience with bunch of solo travellers. The trek lead Akshay was very friendly . Had a great weekend .Thank you!!:)

September 24, 2020

Chaitali V H

Solo Traveller

I travelled to Coorg for the Shephard’s Trail Trek on the 5th and 6th of September with Plan The Unplanned; the trek lead being Oshin. She’s one of the best trek leaders I’ve met, full of energy and entertaining. The trek was a total of 8kms and it was not really a difficult one. We got to witness the bloom of the beautiful neelakurinji flowers, butterflies all around us and waterfalls where we could relax in the water after a long day of trek. The peak was refreshing and had splendid landscapes. The next day we visited the gorgeous Mallalli falls and the Manjarabad fort! As Plan the Unplanned is promoting local travel, these places are not known to many tourists. I’d recommend everyone to experience the pristine trail with PTU!

September 11, 2020
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