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New Year Gokarna Beach Trek & Camping

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Let’s bid adieu to 2021 with a bang and what better place can one get than the serene beaches of Gokarna, for this new year eve! Set the hippie in you free, as we spend a few nights under the open skies with just the music of the waves and the sand on your feet for company. You can’t ask for a better setting to reflect on the best of what 2021 has offered and simply leave out all the rest while dancing away your worries and rejuvenating your souls for what 2022 has in store!. Join us with your best of buddies or solo and make some new ones of your own buddies. It’s new year’s eve and anything is possible with Plan The Unplanned!


Event Details:

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 slightly-ness 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 “beach” sight!

 

 

Photos

*Above photos are of the 2021. New Year 2022 shall have different experiences and celebration. 

Price

  1.  With Travel ( Bangalore to Bangalore ) – ₹7999 ( Plus 5% GST ) | Early Bird offer for first 20 tickets |  After 20 tickets – ₹ 8999 ( plus 5% GST )
  2. Without Travel*- ₹ 5199 ( Plus 5% GST) ( Call prior to booking/Read below )

What is without travel?

A Traveller will have to arrange his/her own mode of transport to reach Gokarna. We recommend a private mode of transport ( own car/cab ).

Plan The Unplanned shall not arrange any mode of transport for the Day 2 itinerary

*Without Travel Inclusions:

  • Accommodation for 2 Nights
  • The Gokarna beach trek
  • 3 Breakfast, 1 Lunch and 1 Dinner
  • New Year Celebrations
  • Overall expereince

Trek Details

  • Trek LevelEasy-Moderate ( Difficulty Level is subjective )
  • Trail TypeBeaches, Rocky & Forest trails
  • Trek Distance10-12 km (approx )

New Year Gokarna Beach Trek- A Two Day Overview

Day 0

  • Leave from Bangalore at 7:00 PM

Day 1

  • Check-in at Camp Site, freshen up & have Breakfast
  • Beach Trek (10 AM – 7 PM):
    • Paradise Beach
    • Half Moon Beach
    • Om Beach
    • Rock Climbing
    • Dolphin’s Point
    • Kudle Beach
    • Gokarna Beach
  • Hit the Dance Floor
  • Gala Dinner
  • New Year Celebration
  • Relax and retire in the tents by the beach

Day 2

  • Freshen up, Breakfast
  • Trek to secret falls ( 2 hours drive from Gokarna, Trek Distance: 3 km to and fro )
  • Local cuisine at a Villager’s home ( expect basic food )
  • Go Boating in the Mangroves of Honnavar ( 2 hours drive after lunch )
  • Watch sunset from the backwaters
  • Return to campsite 
  • Dinner ( Self-sponsored)
  • Retire for the Night

Day 3

  • Wake Up Early, Freshen Up, Breakfast
  • Depart & Return to Bangalore by 7:00 pm

Note: New Year Celebration, Shows are subject to permissions by local permissions/order by the panchayat and police of Gokarna. In case of any disputes or last-minute orders leading to the cancellation of the new year celebrations, Plan The Unplanned shall not be responsible and refund any amount for the same.

Price Inclusions

  • Accommodation in tents on double/triple sharing basis, separate for men & women. If couples ( let us know on call )
  • 3 Breakfast, Lunch (1st Jan ), 1 Dinner ( 31st Dec)
  • A/C Tempo Traveller or Mini-bus with push back seats depending on group size (Bangalore to Bangalore)
  • Boat Ride in the mangroves of Honnavar
  • Trek Permits
  • New Year celebrations
  • Local Guide & Outdoor Leader from Plan The Unplanned
  • Experience that you gain

Price Exclusions

  • Any meals not included above
  • Any expense arising due to unforeseen circumstances, breakdown of vehicle, natural disasters, govt orders will have to be equally borne by the travellers.
  • Any kind of auto expenses/travel expense to travel within Gokarna and back from any beach to the campsite
  • Any kind of insurance (health, medical, life accidental,etc )
  • Any kind of personal expenses
  • Anything not included above

Pickup Points

Following are the pick-up points & timings:

  • 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

Group Size

  • Max number of People 30
  • 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)
  • The mode of Transport depends on Group Size. If Group Size is below 12 then Tempo traveler and if above 12 then it would be a Minibus

Things to Carry

  • Soft copy of Adhar Id and Vaccination certificate
  • Flip-flops for lazing around the campsite
  • Small backpack to carry your essentials during the trek
  • Power Bank
  • Water bottles – 2 (1 litre 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

Gokarna Beach Trek Itinerary

Day 0Depart for Gokarna

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 brief summary about 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!

Day 1The Gokarna Beach Trek

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 which 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 on your mind, the colour 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 its called Om Beach. It is around 2.5-3 kms 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, 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.

FAQ

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?

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

Intimation Period* Cancellation Fee**
10 days or more 15% of the total invoice value
Between 5-10 days 50% of the total invoice value
Between 0- 10 days 100 % 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.

NOTE:

  1. We shall not accept any reasons whatsoever for the cancellation, we request everyone to abide by the policy.
  2. There shall be no transfer of dates possible for any reason if you cannot make it to the event once the booking is confirmed.
  3. The tickets are transferrable to any person, in case you cannot attend the event. 

If Plan The Unplanned cancels the trek due to limited/no bookings for the trek, we shall offer a full refund and the same shall be credited to the original mode of payment within 7 days from the date of initiation of refund.

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

 In case we cancel a trek because of natural calamities (thunderstorms, floods, landslides, earthquakes) or unexpected political unrest, curfews, local riots, government orders, forest department orders, the announcement of a lockdown Plan The Unplanned shall issue a 50% refund of the overall amount and remaining 50% shall be given as a  VOUCHER to use it in the future.

For Instance:

Trek Amount is Rs 100, Rs 50 shall be refunded back to your account and trek voucher of Rs 50 shall be given to be used anytime in future.

 

Notes

 

  • 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.
FAQ

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.

What is With Travel and Without Travel?

There are two options for transportation:

  • With Travel

PTU will arrange a vehicle. This will include the following –

  1. PTU will arrange all your transport to and from the base city. 
  2. Any travel to places mentioned in the itinerary within the destination. 

Example – Shubham chose the ‘With Travel’ option. A seat would be reserved for him to travel to and from the base city, travel for activities, travel from and to homestay to trek base, or any other case.

  • Without Travel

PTU will not arrange any vehicle. If you choose this, you will have to arrange for your own vehicle for travelling for the entire duration of the itinerary. This means –PTU will not arrange any vehicle to or from the base city.

  1. Unless exclusively mentioned, PTU will not arrange for any travel within the destination. 

Example – Shubham chose the ‘Without Travel’ option. He will not be eligible to board a PTU arranged vehicle for any duration. Even if Shubham reaches the destination, say Gokarna, by bus or train, he will still be arranging auto/scooty for travelling within Gokarna. 

Note: PTU will not be responsible for arranging vehicles in extreme scenarios, like private vehicle damage. We will only be accomodating people based on availability. No matter the distance, this would always be INR 1000 or more per person. 

Note: Activities, stay, and food is the same for all customers in both cases.

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 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

Note: For All The Above Refund Cases Transaction Fees/Internet Handling Charges will be deducted from the overall amount and the 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

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