Gudibande Sunrise Trek

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About The Trip

Gudibande, which literally translates to A temple on top of a rock in Kannada is a 17th Century fort built by a chieftain Byre Gowda. It is one of the most unexplored forts in this region and is said to be a concise replica of the Madhugiri Fort. Though the trail is not as daunting as the Madhugiri fort trail, the views from the top of the Gudibande fort are unmatched to any other. Atop the fort is an ancient Shiva temple that is home to one of the 108 Jyotirlingas. Once on the top, there’s plenty to explore around in the ruins all the while stunning views of the mighty Byrasagara reservoir accompany you. We’ll conclude the trip with a visit to the Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple at the foot of the Nandi Hills which is home to a pushkarni wherein you can get amazing fish spa while you get lost in the peace the temple offers.

Brief Itinerary

TREK LEVEL : Easy ( Difficulty level is subjective ) TRAIL TYPE : Rocky terrain DISTANCE : 5 km ( to and fro )

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions

1 Breakfast (Veg) To and fro Transport from Bangalore ( Non A/c ) Outdoor Leader from Plan The Unplanned Experience that you gain

Exclusions

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

Pickup Points

New Udupi Grand, Teacher's Colony, HSR Layout - Pick-Up Time: 11:15 PM Departure Time: 11:30 PM

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Hotel New Shanthi Sagar, Domlur - Pick-Up Time: 11:45 PM Departure Time: 12:00 AM

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St. Marks Cathedral, MG Road, Pick-Up Time - 12:15 AM, Departure Time: 12:30 AM

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Detail Itinerary


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Details

Leave from Bangalore at 11:30 PM ( Day 0 ) Reach base village of Gudibande by 2 AM Start the ascent and reach the top by 3 AM (Approx) Enjoy the cold wind and settle down Enjoy the night views of the sleeping town of Gudibande And Play your way into the golden hour Descend back 8 AM Visit Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple Have breakfast on the way and head back to Bangalore


Things To Carry

Small backpack to carry your essentials during the trek Water bottles – 2 (1 litre each) Lunch Box & Spoon to carry your packed lunch Raincoat/Bag covers in case of rains 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

Policy and Terms

The general cancellation policy for weekend treks from Bangalore is listed below 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 For all the above points 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”

How to Reach

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 same as the pick-up points.

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 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.

Yes. Gudibande Trek might be a good first hike for someone who has an active lifestyle. We encourage some preparation before tackling a hike for persons who live a very sedentary lifestyle.

This is a one-day trek. So it won’t be possible to leave the luggage at the homestay. You can leave it on the bus and carry the necessary for the trek

Only up to the base will you have access to a mobile network for practically all major providers, including Airtel, Vodafone, Jio, and others. Only at isolated areas along the trail will you find the network.

No, it is not filled with leeches.

The Gudibande Trek is best done between the end of September and the beginning of February.

No, you cannot camp anywhere along the trail.

It is not advisable to trek Gudibande during the monsoon season as it is a rocky terrain and the trail gets slippery.

Additional Information

1. The above prices are exclusive of 5% GST 2. Early bird offers are applicable for the first 20 tickets only. 3. Plan The Unplanned shall not arrange any mode of transport for Day 2 itinerary for those who have preferred the option without travel. GROUP SIZE 10-30 Members We have an equal male to female ratio for most of our treks We require a minimum of 8 members to confirm the event In case we fail to obtain the required minimum, a full refund or the option to transfer to any other event will be provided. (Option of transfer shall be subject to payment/refund of balance amount if any)

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