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Bangalore is surrounded with many splendid hills and hillocks waiting to be explored. If you are looking to check them one by one, then surely you must add this to your bucket list. Uttari Betta, the fortified hill known as Hutridurga is in the south-east of Kunigal taluk is the most popular trekking trails in Karnataka and that is without a reason because of the magnificent beauty it possesses. This popular trekking trail of Karnataka is a five-kilometer climb that treats adventurers with stunning views that imprint onto their minds for the rest of their lives. 

Not only this trek is a super master of scenic views, but it also thrills you with the historic fort walls, intricate stone steps. An interesting fact is that this hill fort is said to have eight gateways from the foot to the summit in addition to the other several outer gates. What waits on the top? The trek summit delivers the temple of Shankareswar where one gets an extensive view of the landscape dotted by a large number of hills. 

This exclusive sunrise trek with Plan The Unplanned, takes you right into the middle of nature with the help of caves, jungles and huge boulders that will make you marvel at the immensity of life. It makes sure that the trekkers feel at one with the abundant wildlife and vegetation that its path has to offer. So if you want to completely belong to nature, come along on this trek and get to be a part of something bigger than all of us.


Trek Details

  • Trek LevelEasy ( Difficulty level is subjective )
  • Trail TypeRocky terrain
  • Trek Distance5 km ( to and fro )

Uttari Betta Trek - A Overview

Day 0: 

  • Leave from Bangalore at 11:00 PM ( approx )

Day 1:

  • Reach The Base and Rest for a while
  • Start the trek at 4:00 AM ( approx )
  • Reach  the Top and explore
  • Descend and reach the base by 7:30 AM(approx)
  • Head to the town for a sumptuous breakfast
  • Reach Bangalore by 12:00 PM ( approx)

Price Inclusions

  • 1 Breakfast
  • To and fro Transport from Bangalore ( Non A/c )
  • Karnataka Forest Department Entry Fees
  • Local Guide & Outdoor Leader from Plan The Unplanned
  • Experience that you gain

Price 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

  • Following are the pick-up points:
  • 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 the 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, 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)
  • Mode of Transort depends on Group Size. If Group Size is below 12 then Tempo traveller and if above 12 then it would be a Minibus

Things to Carry

  • Small backpack to carry your essentials during the trek
  • Water bottles – 2 (1 litre each)
  • Raincoat/Bag covers in case of rains
  • Torch/Headlamp to be used at night
  • Warm Layer ( down/fleece jacket ) 
  • Woolen Cap
  • Suncap and Sunscreen

Uttari Betta Sunrise Trek - A Detailed Itinerary

Day 0Depart for Uttari Betta Base

The journey starts from Bengaluru at 11 PM. Once everyone is on board, the trek leads will make you participate in some activities to get over with the residual office thoughts. The fun sessions involve getting to know the trek group who will become your buddies throughout the trip. Of course, even after doing all of that, we know how important sleep is for you to enjoy the trip so consider that taken care of.

Day 1Trek to Uttari Betta

After walking for a good amount of time in the dark through the village, you will come across a glorious fort that will immediately transport you to another world altogether. Walkthrough the walls of this fort to come across the seven doors of stone. The trail is mostly rocking by going over boulders and steps carved into huge rocks. But worry not, our trek leaders will always be there to motivate you, making sure no one is left behind.

                             Uttari Betta Trek Trail


The end of the climb is when you pass these doors, you will come to the temple of Shankareswar. This temple is right at the top and is also the middle point of the trek. Make sure to take in the beautiful view at the top as it is a view that is unlike any other that you have seen before.

          On the Way to Shankareshwar Temple



After absorbing the beauty at the top of the hill, make your way towards the jungle cave that will have you captivated by its entire beauty. Just for a moment, you will forget what it is like to be a part of civilization as you will become a part of another world altogether.

                            Shankareshwar Temple

The trail will end when you come across a huge grassland at the top of the hill, which will be surrounded by huge boulders. We will observe the stunning sunrise at this location, with only green grass, clear blue skies, and dark grey boulders for our company. Make sure to remember this moment for as long as you can, as it will remind you of the absolute peace you felt at that moment.


Following the gorgeous sunrise, with a magical mix of colors in the sky, we let ourselves drown in its beauty. Quickly after this, we will begin our descent back to the base camp. Make sure to tread carefully, while being enchanted by the beauty of the hills. We shall pause on the way to have a quick breakfast and then set out for Bangalore.

What’s the wait? Pack your backpack for the next weekend and join us as we conquer this beauty. Intrigued with all these weekend adventures? Check out the other amazing getaways you can explore from Bangalore and let’s team up for the adventure


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?

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 amount will be refunded
  • If you cancel between 3 – 6 days – 50 % of 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 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

For more queries please visit our Frequently Asked Questions ( FAQ's).


  • 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.
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Deepak Mohanty

Solo Traveller

The trek was awesome.It would be harsh to pick and chose one moment from it. One of the interesting part was the wall climb at the start of the trek and other was witnessing the sunrise near the temple.
Both the trek leads namely Jolly and Akshay were friendly and cordial. THANKS TO BOTH OF THEM FOR ORGANAZING AND COORDINATING SUCH A NICE TREK.

February 11, 2020


Solo Traveller

This was my 2nd trek of 2020 and also 2nd trek with Plan the unplanned. Amazing sunrise trek experience. Great team leaders. You won’t feel like you are traveling with strangers, throughout the journey we played many games. I have completed my dream of sleeping under the stars and experiencing shooting ?. Special thnaks to the leads of PTU (Shubham, Tanmay and Vaibhab) for taking so amazing pics and allowing us to stay more time on the peak. Thanks to the team, would like to be part of thia team again in the future.

January 15, 2020

Shivani Shinde

Solo Traveller

This was my 2nd trek with plan the unplanned and it was amazing experience. Sunrise at Uttari Betta is really amazing. Trek leaders were really helpful. I had great time.

January 9, 2020


Solo Traveller

It was my first night trek in 2020 with ptu. Trek leads (Vaibhav,Shubham, Tanmay) made it sure that everyone is actively involved, having fun, doing adventures ?.
Beyond trek lead Vaibhav made it sure to introduce best spots for clicks and clicked best picture of almost everyone.
Happy and will be traveling next with ptu❤️?

January 6, 2020
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