Coorg, as a part of its never-ending beauty and wonders, brings to you it’s the highest point: Tadiandamol, a trek to at an altitude of 5735 feet. This stunning peak is surrounded by the greenery and expanses of the Shola forests, which are broken by the beautiful blueness of the water bodies that cut through it. The word Tadiandamol in Kannada actually means a big mountain, which is what it exactly is.
The starting point of this trek is Nalakanad Palace, which will take you through a wide expanse of colors, sights and smells that you have never experienced before. Once you make it all the 5735 feet to the top, you are going to be rewarded by the company of nature which will include flowers, snails, trees, streams, and butterflies. Following this gorgeous walk amidst nature, you will return back to the homestay and can enjoy the company of your new trek family!
Following are the pick-up points & timings:
An overnight bus journey of 300 km commences from Bangalore to Coorg. We shall have a brief orientation followed by a fun-filled ice-breaking session where you will get to know your fellow trekkers better.
Since you are far away from the hustle-bustle of the city now, it is time to forget all the worries that you stress about every day and get ready for the two most peaceful days of your life. Your entire group will reach the campsite early on in the day and after arrival, will take part in a wonderful breakfast and freshening up session.
The trek will start from the base village of Kakkabe which hosts the starting point of the trek that is Nalakand Palace. This starting point is 4 km away from the main road and has a curvy and slightly tricky road to navigate. Once the road to the actual trail begins, it is fairly easy to navigate and follow, even for beginners. On the road up, you will come across a waterfall and a number of streams that will be a feast for your eyes! The animals that will pass you by on this trail will range from tiny butterflies to snails. These animals will be surrounded by the fresh greenness of the surrounding forests and the calm blue of the sky.
During the journey, you will come across the Big Rock which is where you can enjoy your meal as well as take a lot of pictures of each other! Make the most of this time as it has some of the most beautiful panoramic views you have seen in your entire life.
The steep ascent up to False Point might make you feel a little out of breath but it will be totally worth it when you see the gorgeous view of the forest cover from the point. Following this point, the trail will get narrow and steeper but it will be well compensated by the beautiful blowing flowers you will see on either side.
You will start the descent back to the base camp and will finish the trek by 6 in the evening. That in no way means that the fun has ended, in fact, it has just begun. You will be provided with the lovely traditional Coorg meals which can be eaten alongside the big bonfire.
Namdroling Monastery in Kushalnagar is considered as one of the largest Buddhist centres dedicated to the study, practice, and preservation of Vajrayana Tibetan Buddhism, this place is totally worth a visit. With 300 residing monks within the premises, you might just get lucky to attend one of their prayer sessions, which is beyond mystical.
The return journey back to Bangalore will begin soon after this visit.
Join us on this wonderful trek to this gorgeous place to forget behind all of the worries that haunt you in your daily lives. The minute you set sights on the waterfalls and lush greenery that Coorg has to offer you, we assure you that your problems will be more than 5735 feet away from you!
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/
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.
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
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.
Details for availing discounts are mentioned in the following link, https://www.plantheunplanned.com/membership/
For Departures from Bangalore: In the event that YOU cancel your trek, this is the cancellation policy we follow
Note: For All The Above Refund Cases Transaction Fees/Internet Handling Charges will be dedcuted from the overall amount and 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
Had been to tadiandmol and Gokarna trek with PTU. Had a great time. Would love to travel with PTU again
Our trip to Tadiandmol was fun throughout. Amazing people and amazing trekk leads and most importantly amazing place. PTU, thanks for this beautiful and overwhelming experience.
Really Enjoyed Tadiandamol monsoon trek with PTU. This was my first solo trek but it didn’t looked like that not even once in the entire trek. The trek leaders Rahul and Anu were awesome. Had a memorable experience with each and every person on the trek. Loved it.
I recently completed my monsoon trek (Tadiandamol). It was a really awesome experience. The trek leads Rahul and Anu were really nice and took care of things really well. It was raining throughout but felt more like an adventure. It was inspiring to see Rahul and Anu how they helped the entire group to complete and enjoy the trek. So thank you for making the trip really awesome, thank you PTU.
Tadiandamol – Coorg trek with Plan the Unplanned
I went for the Tadiandamol-Coorg trek with PTU from 11th-13th Jan, 19.
Our pick-ups, stay at Coorg, the trek and the journey was extremely well planned and comfortable. I had a million questions since it was my first time and Jatin (co-founder at PTU) was happy to answer all of them 🙂
Our trek leaders: Murali, Swayoni and Saloni were very well prepared, experienced and having fun in all situations was always their priority and in true trek leader spirit, they kept saying “we’re almost there” every time we asked how far we were 😀
As I write this review, I can’t think of a single issue I faced on the trip 🙂
I met some amazing people, trekked on a mountain, lay under a blanket of stars, walked in coffee plantations, played games and sang along the way. Could not have asked for a better weekend. Take a bow, Plan The Unplanned 🙂