Shephered's Trail Coorg Trek

About The Trip

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 spices like pepper, cardamom, nutmeg, and lemongrass all add to this beautiful 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 the government advised. Clean homestays, sanitized buses, and frequent checks using oximeters are some protocols we follow. Since it is a lesser-known trek trail, there are usually no other people on the trail.

Brief Itinerary

Trail Type: Forests, Meadow
Trek Distance: 12-14 km (approx)

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)

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions

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

Exclusions

Any meals not included abov
Any kind of personal expense
Any kind of insurance (health, medical, life accidental,etc
Anything not included above

Pickup Points

New Udupi Grand, HSR Layout

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New Shanti Sagar, Domlur

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KTM Mekhri Circle

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Yeshwanthpur Metro Station

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Detail Itinerary



Details

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




Details

Freshen Up and Breakfas
Start the trek at approx 9:00 A
Packed Luch Enrout
Reach the to
Relax, rejuvenat
Start to descen
High Tea and snacks
Dinner and bonfire ( if weather permits )




Details

Wake up, freshen up and breakfas
Visit Mallali Fall
Reach Bangalore by 10:00 PM ( approx)


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

FAQ's

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.

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.

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/

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.

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)

Well, you are in the mountains and none of our trails has a washroom facility during the trek.

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

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

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.

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

The Shepard Trail trek is an easy-moderate trek and one can easily do this trek with a moderate fitness.

You can leave your luggage at the homestay/tent and carry the necessary items to the trek.

The trek's network is quite limited. BSNL and Jio will have the highest prospects of obtaining a network.

Yes, it is filled with leeches.

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.

No, you cannot camp anywhere along the trail.

Of course, it rains quite a lot during the monsoon, so it’s not preferred if you want to get out and explore. If you want to sit in your homestay (or resort), enjoying a hot cup of coffee and watching the rain, then go ahead!

Additional Information

>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 in 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, jewelry, etc. Kindly do take care. >In the case of traffic delays or breakdowns, expect a little delay in reaching the destination.

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From : INR 4299/-

INR 4599/-

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