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!
* 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
Note: If Honnavar Boating is closed for any reason, Eco Beach or Sharavathi Kandla Mangrove Boardwalk will be visited instead.
Meals Not Included
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!
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.
Stay Not Applicable
Start your second day with a refreshing excursion to Vibhuti Falls. Nestled amidst the lush greenery of Achave Gram panchayat in Karnataka's Uttara Kannada district, Vibhuti Falls is a mesmerizing natural wonder. Its name, "Vibhuthi," translates to "limestone," aptly reflecting the geological composition of the region that shapes the cascading waters. As the water tumbles over limestone rocks near Yana, it creates a captivating spectacle, earning the falls its well-deserved name.
Following the exploration of Vibhuti Falls, a break is scheduled for a self-sponsored lunch. Subsequently, the journey continues to the Honnavar Backwaters for an enchanting experience: a sunset speed boat ride. As the day transitions into evening, you'll be treated to the breathtaking sight of the sun setting over the tranquil backwaters. This picturesque journey promises both serenity and excitement, making it a fitting conclusion to Day 2's itinerary.
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 poster-like Mirjan Fort 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 historical spectacle of a fort as you trek your way from one wonderful spot to another is an experience you must 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.
In the event that YOU cancel your trek, this is the cancellation policy we follow:
|Intimation Period||Cancellation Fee|
|7 Days or more||10% of the total invoice value|
|3-6 days before the trek date||50% of the total invoice value|
|0-2 days before the trek date||100% of the total invoice value|
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 )