Gokarna Beach Trek & Camping | Plan The Unplanned

Gokarna, Karnataka 3 D / 2 N 


About The Trip

When we hear about treks, we imagine lofty mountains or lush green hills. Well, if you want to try something entirely different, then here’s a chance to join us for the Gokarna Beach Trek.

Gokarna is a small beach town on the coast of the Arabian sea, home to a must-visit Hindu Pilgrimage site – the Mahabaleshwar temple. This quaint little town gets equal attention for its many calm and clean beaches; tourists from across the country, as well as foreigners, are drawn to the beauty of the town. To really experience the sanctity and sightliness of Gokarna, we recommend trekking along the coastline and exploring one striking beach after another. You are bound to be a victim of love at first (beach) sight!

Brief Itinerary

Day 0

  • Leave from Bangalore at 6:00 PM

Day 1

  • Reach the Campsite at around 9:00 AM approx [ Gokarna Main Beach ]
  • Freshen up and have breakfast. The rest of the luggage can be dropped off at the campsite.
  • Leave for Belekan Beach

Trek To:

  • Paradise Beach
  • Half Moon Beach
  • Om Beach
  • Dolphin’s Point
  • Kudle Beach
  • Gokarna Beach*
  • Dinner
  • Bonfire ( depends on permissions ) and Sleep for the Night

* You could either take a night walk via the Gokarna Town to reach back to the campsite or take an auto (self-sponsored) to reach back to the campsite

Day 2

  • Wake Up Early, Freshen Up, Breakfast
  • Pack your bags, as you won’t be returning to the campsite
  • Visit Vibhooti Falls
  • Self-sponsored lunch
  • Visit Honnavar  Hanging Bridge  
  • Visit Honnavar Mangroves
  • En-route stop for dinner (self-sponsored)
  • Return to Bangalore on Monday by 6:00 AM ( tentative )

 

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Accommodation in tents on double/triple sharing basis, separate for men & women. If couples ( let us know on call )

  • 2 Breakfast, 1 Dinner

  • Non A/c Tempo Traveller or Mini-bus with push back seats depending on group size (Bangalore to Bangalore)

  • Local Transport in Gokarna from Campsite to Belekan and Back

  • Outdoor Leader from Plan The Unplanned

  • Vibhuti Falls Entry permits

  • Experience that you gain

Exclusions

  • Any meals not included above

  • Boat ride at Honnavar Mangroves

  • Any kind of personal expenses

  • Any kind of insurance (health, medical, life accidental,etc )

  • Anything not included above

Pickup Points

Udupi Grand, Teacher's Colony, HSR Layout

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Arrival time: 6:30 p.m.

Departure time: 6:40 p.m.

House of Licious Domlur

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Arrival time: 7:15 p.m.

Departure time: 7:25 p.m.

KTM Mekhri Circle

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Arrival time: 8 p.m.

Departure time: 8:10 p.m.

Yeshwanthpur Metro

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Arrival time: 8:20 p.m.

Departure time: 8:30 p.m.

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Detail Itinerary


Meals Not Included


Details

We begin our journey from Bangalore in the late evening after picking up trek participants from various pick-up locations. We will be covering a distance of 500 km to reach Gokarna overnight and the aim is to reach on time hence, all travellers are expected to have a light dinner before boarding. As we hit the road, the trek leads will give you a summary of the trek and then get you acquainted with your fellow travellers through the signature PlanTheUnplanned intro session. By the time dawn arrives, you’ll feel right at home with all of your fellow travellers!



Breakfast, Dinner

Trek

Tents


Details

If you look outside your window, you will spot salt farms in the near distance. This means that we are now just minutes away from our destination.  Carry your belongings into the cottage, freshen up, have a bite to eat, and get ready to start the trek to the base point.

Belekan Beach: Our first day of trekking will start from Belekan beach (Look towards the rocky edges of the beach and if you are lucky, you just might spot dolphins!)  Enjoy the panoramic view and set off on an exciting day of trekking.

Paradise Beach: A pristine beach that is a combination of rocky terrain and clean white sand. Paradise beach is exactly what it sounds like – it is considered one of the cleanest beaches with the collective effort of tourists and the abstract paintings on the rocks add to the character of the place.

Half Moon beach: This beach gains its name due to its resemblance to the shape of a half moon. Here’s when you get to relax and enjoy your peaceful surroundings. Make sure you have some snacks and water because we reach this beach around lunchtime. Ahead of the Half Moon Beach, you will find a huge rock called the Rock of Peace – it is the throne to witness one of the best sunsets, you will know why it’s named Rock of Peace only after you have experienced it. The whole world looks artistic from here, music starts playing in your mind, the color of the sky changes every minute, and if it’s your lucky day you get to spot dolphins on the Arabian coastline!

Om Beach: We then trek ahead to a beach shaped in the form of the Hindu “Om symbol” and hence it's called Om Beach. It is around 2.5-3 km from Half Moon Beach and the trail is a moderate one. Shop atrangi hippie accessories, buy souvenirs, ride a jet ski, pass around the frisbee or play beach volleyball on this beach which is undoubtedly a hub for hippies!

Kudle Beach: Our last (and best) beach destination is Kudle Beach which is a popular tourist spot, well-known for authentic seafood, woodfired pizzas, and good music in the evenings. Every dish in every restaurant here is served with a view. The cool breeze, the slow sound of the waves, and the growing tides are a perfect finish for the day.

We now head back to Gokarna beach. Sit around a campfire to warm yourself up, share your thoughts about the first day and fall asleep while you stargaze.



Breakfast

Private Vehicle

Stay Not Applicable


Details

Be the first to catch the mesmerizing sunrise. Go for a walk along the shoreline while the waves play hide and seek with your feet, and take in the morning hues as you wait for breakfast to be served.

Vibhooti falls

We then head straight to Vibhooti Falls, a small waterfall near Yana, about 50 km from Sirsi North Kanara, Western Ghats. The falls gets its name from the Limestone rock nearby. The picturesque drop of water amidst the lush forest leaves one in awe of the wonders of nature.

Rejuvenated by the beautiful sights you witness at each unique beach, it will be hard to believe that you ticked off 5 beaches in just one day! The rustic beauty of the Mirjan Fort and the poster-like Vibhooti Waterfall adds to the essence of a wonderful 2-day trek journey in Gokarna. A journey filled with the sound of the waves, the smell of fresh seafood, and the historic spectacle of a fort as you trek your way from one wonderful spot to another is an experience you have to try at least once in your lifetime. So what are you waiting for? Sign up to have your mind blown by PlanTheUnplanned’s outstanding two-day trek to Gokarna.


Things To Carry

  • Soft Copy of Aadhar ID/ License/Voter ID for obtaining forest permits)
  • Face Mask & Hand Sanitizer
  • 2 water bottles – 1 liter each (Hydration is a necessity)
  • Raincoat (To protect yourself from the rains)
  • A comfortable pair of sports/trekking shoes with a good grip.
  • Suncap & Sunscreen
  • Polybags to carry your wet clothes
  • Flip-flops (To laze around the homestay)
  • Small Rucksack (to stuff your essentials for the trek)
  • Sufficient Cash for meals not included in the itinerary
  • Sunscreen and a hat/cap.

Policy and Terms

In the event that YOU cancel your trek, this is the cancellation policy we follow:

Intimation PeriodCancellation Fee
7 Days or more10% of the total invoice value
3-6 days before the trek date50% of the total invoice value
0-2 days before the trek date100% of the total invoice value
  • *Intimation Period means the number of days before the tour is scheduled to start
  • **Cancellation Fee is the amount of money that will be deducted from the total billing amount before offering the refund.
  • Refund/Cancellation requests are accepted only by email at [email protected]
    and not via call or Whatsapp.

NOTE:

  1. There will be no consideration given to cancellations on the day of departure or the day before due to work/family emergencies, health issues, etc., and no refund or transfer to alternative dates will be permitted for the same.
  2. You would be required to pay an additional fee of RS 1500 if you wanted to postpone your trek and cancel on the day of departure. This is only available for 3 months after the departure date of the actual trip.
  3. If you cancel the trek at any time (in addition to the scenario stated above), additional fees will be collected (depending on where you made your booking) as payment gateway/event listing fees.

The following is our cancellation policy in the unlikely event that we have to postpone your trek:

During and After the Trek: In the event of severe weather, taking the trekkers' safety into consideration, a day may be shortened or the trek may be abandoned entirely. There will never be a refund of any kind.

Prior to the trek: Make a plan in the event that a trek is canceled due to a natural disaster (such as a rainstorm, flood, landslide, earthquake, or unanticipated political disturbance, curfews, local riots, government orders, or directives from the forest department). A VOUCHER for the full value of your ticket will be issued by The Unplanned.
The payment gateway fees will be deducted from any refunds that are granted.

If we have to cancel your trek because there aren't enough reservations for that particular batch or we don't have enough participants, PLAN THE UNPLANNED will refund you 96% of the trek money ( Payment Gateway charges shall be deducted )

 

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 travelers 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

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

Gokarna Beach trek is an easy trek, with the majority of the track passing through tea farms and river trails. It can be done without difficulty by men, women, and children who are physically fit.

Yes, it is possible to leave your luggage at the homestay/tents and carry the necessary things on your trek.

Gokarna has a good cellphone network and connectivity.

No, you cannot camp anywhere along the trail.

No, it is not filled with leeches.

No, it is not possible to trek to Gokarna during the monsoon season.

The months of October to March are said to be the finest for going on a beach hike in Gokarna. The weather is excellent at this time of year, and you may avoid the summer heat.

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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