Explore Hampi – Heritage Trek, Bouldering and Camping

Explore Hampi – Heritage Trek, Bouldering and Camping
Explore Hampi – Heritage Trek, Bouldering and Camping
Explore Hampi – Heritage Trek, Bouldering and Camping
Explore Hampi – Heritage Trek, Bouldering and Camping

About The Trip

Hampi is one of the World Heritage Sites that has been declared by UNESCO and is located on the banks of the Tungabhadra River. This city has a very rich history as it was one of the largest cities back in its day. It was even the capital of the Vijayanagar Empire.

Currently, the city is divided into halves: the hippie island and the heritage sites.

So, if you are interested in ancient Indian history and know about how the old world worked, this is the place for you to explore.

With places such as Vittala Temple and the Virupaksha Temple, your entire curiosity will be well nurtured. You will be surrounded by beautiful architectural structures with so many stories hidden within their stone walls. These sites also prove to be great places for taking pictures – thanks to the sheer beauty of all the structures present there.

To cater to the needs of your adventurous soul, we shall guide you to the hippie island that’s on the other side of the river. So join us on a visit to this spectacular place that is going to be a blend of culture, history, panoramic views, and a lot of fun!

For New Year 2024: The mind-blowing Hampi Tour awaits your arrival for New Year 2024. On the eve of New Year 2024, we will cut the cake and have fun. Notice that this New Year, seats are limited and will be filled out on a First Come, First Serve basis. Also, be informed that this New Year is preceded by a weekend, so kindly check out the itinerary and book your seats at the earliest.

Brief Itinerary

Brief Itinerary

Day 0

  • Leave from Bangalore at 8:30 PM ( approx )

Day 1

  • Reach Hampi
  • Freshen up and have breakfast
  • Head to Bouldering under the professional expertise
  • Go for cliff jumping 
  • Coracle Ride at Sanapur Reservoir ( Self-sponsored )
  • Lunch at one of the popular Hampi restaurants ( self-sponsored )
  • Go for a lesser-known hike to witness the sunset
  • Head back to stay
  • Conversation over dinner and bonfire
  • Retire for the night in your tents under the stars

New Year Weekend ( 30th - 2nd Jan ): Live Music Jimbe & Guitar Session & Cake Celebration

Day 2

  • Head for Offbeat Sunrise Hike (Recommended)
  • Explore the Heritage Side of Hampi ( Virupaksha Temple, Lotus Mahal, Elephants Stable, Vittala Temple)
  • Lunch
  • Sunset at Hemakuta Hill Temple
  • Leave for Bangalore at 7:00 PM
  • Dinner at Hospet (Self-Sponsored)
  • Reach Bangalore by the next day morning 5:00 AM (approx)

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Accommodation in Tents on multiple sharing basis (Twin/Triple ) separate for men and women

  • Breakfast on Day 1 & Day 2, Dinner on Day 1 All meals included will be Veg

  • Bouldering under professional expertise and equipment ( shoes, crash pads, chalk powder )

  • Cliff jumping with life jackets

  • Monument entry fees and guide for Vitthala Temple

  • To and fro Transport from Bangalore ( Non A/c Push back seats Tempo traveller/ Minibus  )

  • Outdoor Leader from Plan The Unplanned

  • Experience that you gain

Exclusions

  • Any meals not included above

  • Life Jacket Rentals ( Rs 100 - Rs 150/person )

  • Since October 2022, cliff jumping is a paid event - One Jump is sponsored by PTU, and any additional jump will have to be paid for by the participant

  • Any kind of insurance (health, medical, life accidental, etc )

  • Anything not included above

Pickup Points

Udupi Grand HSR Layout

Show Directions

Arrival time: 8:50 p.m.

Departure time: 9 p.m.

Yamaha Showroom Domlur

Show Directions

Arrival time: 9:35 p.m.

Departure time: 9:40 p.m.

KTM Mekhri Circle

Show Directions

Arrival time: 10 p.m.

Departure time: 10:05 p.m.

Govardhan Theatre near Yeshwanthpur Metro

Show Directions

Arrival time: 10:20 p.m.

Departure time: 10:25 p.m.

Detail Itinerary


Meals Not Included | (No Dinner break)

Private Vehicle | (Push back seats bus)

Stay Not Applicable


Details

Leave from Bangalore 8:00 PM ( Final time will be updated in Whatsapp Group
Introduction of the participants in the bus )



Breakfast | (Self sponsered Lunch)

Private Vehicle

Tents | (Multiple sharing basis separate for men and women Doms / Rooms / Tents)


Details

Get ready for an incredible Day 1 of adventure! As the sun rises, we'll arrive at a fantastic campsite nestled amidst lush organic farms. First things first – freshen up and enjoy a scrumptious breakfast to energize yourself.

Then, the real fun begins! With the guidance of skilled professionals, we're going bouldering – that's like climbing exciting rock puzzles. And wait, there's more! Get ready to feel the thrill as we jump off cliffs into the water, all while wearing safety life jackets, of course.The excitement doesn't stop there! We're going to take a coracle ride at the mesmerizing Sanapur Reservoir. It's a chance for you to embrace nature's beauty, but remember, this part is self-sponsored.

For lunch, we'll head to one of the coolest restaurants in Hampi – your treat, so choose your favorite dishes! And guess what? Our adventure continues as we embark on a hidden gem of a hike. This trail leads us to an amazing spot to watch the sun dip below the horizon. After an exhilarating day, it's time to head back to our comfy camp. But the day isn't over yet! Picture this: dinner and conversations by a warm bonfire under the starry night sky. It's the perfect way to unwind and connect with your fellow adventurers.

When the stories have been shared and the flames start to dwindle, you'll retreat to your cozy tents, falling asleep under the blanket of stars. What a Day 1 this will be – full of laughter, new experiences, and memories in the making!



Breakfast | (Self sponsered Lunch & Dinner)


Details

**Day 2: An Adventure Unfolds!**

Get ready for a thrilling Day 2 of your journey! If you're up for an early adventure, you can start your day with a sunrise hike - it's optional, so don't worry if you prefer a bit more rest.

Once you're ready, it's time to explore some incredible historical treasures. We'll begin at the famous Vitthala Temple, known for its unique stone chariot temple that's sure to leave you amazed. Next, we'll visit the enchanting Lotus Mahal, a beautiful palace with intricate architecture. And don't miss out on the Virupaksha Temple, a grand site that's rich with history and culture.

Lunchtime rolls around, and you can enjoy a delicious meal on your own terms. There are plenty of options for you to choose from, so you can savor whatever tempts your taste buds.

As the day continues, get ready for a breathtaking experience. We'll head to Hemakuta Hill Temple to catch the sunset - an absolutely stunning sight that will leave you in awe. The hues of the setting sun painting the ancient temples create a mesmerizing scene you won't forget.

As the day winds down, we'll start making our way back. At 7:00 PM, we'll begin our journey back to Bangalore. But don't worry, the adventure isn't over yet! For dinner, you'll have the chance to explore the flavors of Hospet on your own.

With our bellies full and memories made, we'll embark on the final stretch of our trip. As the night progresses, the city lights will guide us back to Bangalore, where we're expected to arrive around 5:00 AM the next morning.

 


Things To Carry

  • Small backpack to carry your essentials during the trek
  • Power Bank
  • Warm Layer 
  • Water bottles – 2 (1 litre each)
  • 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

Policy and Terms

Refund/Cancellation Policy – Weekend Trips from Bangalore

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

Between 3-6 days

50% of the total invoice value

Between 0-2 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.
  • Refund/Cancellation requests are accepted only by email at [email protected] and not via call or Whatsapp.

NOTE:

  • Cancellations on the day of departure or a day prior due to work/family emergencies, health issues, etc. would not be entertained, and no refund or transfer to further dates shall be allowed for the same. 

  • If you are wanting to cancel out on the day of departure and move the trek to a future date an additional charge of RS 1500 would have to be incurred to make the movement to a future date. This can be availed only within 3 months from the date of the actual trip departure.

  • Additional charges would be deducted (based on from where you booked) if you cancel the trek at any given date (along with the scenario described above), as payment gateway/event listing charges.

Transfer of Dates Policy

  • If you wish to shift your date of booking due to any unforeseen circumstances, the same should be intimated to us not less than 72 hours before the date of the event. (Not valid for group or corporate bookings)

  • Only one transfer per booking shall be permitted. Your booking shall stand canceled if you fail to join the event on the transferred dates.

  • Once the option of data transfer is made, the booking amount shall be held as credits with us, and in no case will a refund be made further on.

  • Transfer of Dates is not valid for Bhutan, Meghalaya, Himalayan Treks, Spiti or any other event worth is above 5000/- INR.

  • Transfer of dates on the day of departure shall be possible at an additional charge of 1500/- per person  (applicable for few events).

In the pandemic everything is unpredictable, and we are doing our best to give you the finest services. We are also abiding by guidelines laid by government for everyone’s safety. In this, if the government issues a lockdown notice 24 hours before the departure date, we will issue full refund. The money will be directly credited to your account.

In another scenario, if lockdown notice is imposed on the departure date, we will secure your amount in the form of credits that you can use for further bookings. Consider it your bank for future bookings. Your money is safe with us.

For all the above choices, you can transfer your tickets to your friends. We would be more than happy to have them on board and you could save your hard-earned money.

Himalayan/ Backpacking Trip Refund/Cancellation Policy

Intimation Period*

Cancellation Fee**

30 days or more

10% of the total invoice value

Between 15-29days

50% of the total invoice value

Between 0-14 days

90% 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 a refund.

NOTE:

  • Last-minute cancellations due to work, health issues, etc., any kind of emergencies will not be entertained and no refund or transfer shall be allowed for the same.

  • You can transfer your bookings to anyone who is willing to join the event to avoid loss of money!

  • The tickets once booked cannot be moved to any other dates.

In the pandemic everything is unpredictable, and we are doing our best to give you the finest services. We are also abiding by guidelines laid by government for everyone’s safety. In this, if the government issues a lockdown notice 48 hours before the departure date, we will issue full refund. The money will be directly credited to your account.

In another scenario, if lockdown notice is imposed on the departure date, we will secure your amount in the form of credits that you can use for further bookings. Consider it your bank for future bookings. Your money is safe with us.

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

During/After the Trek: In case of extreme weather conditions, considering trekkers’ safety, a day can be cut or the trek can be called off altogether. There will be no refund in any case whatsoever.

Before the trek: 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, Plan The Unplanned shall issue a VOUCHER for the full amount of your ticket.

Note: The Voucher has a validity of 1 year and it can be redeemed at any point in time.
A prior intimation as regards which trek you wish to join can be communicated to us over mail or phone

In a case where we cancel your trek, due to a limited number of bookings for a particular batch or we do not have the minimum number of required people:

PLAN THE UNPLANNED shall offer a 100% refund of the trek fee ( No transactional/internet handling charges shall be deducted)

On/After the Trek

 

New Year Event Cancellation Policy

Weekend Trips from Bangalore ( 30th Dec -3rd Jan New Year Events )

All the events from Bangalore under the following link shall be applicable for the below-mentioned 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:

During/After the Trek: In case of extreme weather conditions, considering trekkers’ safety, a day can be cut or the trek can be called off altogether. There will be no refund in any case whatsoever.

Before the trek: 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.

How to Reach

 

FAQ's

Well, most of our treks are usually confirmed by Thursday and you would receive a Events heads-up 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.

Yes, the Events heads-up 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 have 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, you can do this trek as this is an easy trek.

There is sufficient network connectivity for almost all networks at Hampi.

Yes, it is possible to leave your luggage at the homestay/tents and carry the necessary things on your trek.

No, it is not filled with leeches.

Winter, from October to March, is the greatest season to go on a Hampi historical hike. The temperature begins to decrease in October, with the lowest readings being approximately 15 degrees at night. During the winter, the highest temperature is 30 degrees, which is cool and comfortable.

Camping is permitted on the Hampi Trek. In fact, you'll have the opportunity to camp twice on your journey. The first time is when you arrive at Hippie Island, where the campground is located, and the second time is after you return from the trip. Visitors and hikers may enjoy meals, beverages, leisure, and other amenities at the campground.

Yes, it is possible to trek Hampi during the monsoon season.

For solo and female travellers, the Hampi Heritage Trek is absolutely safe. Many single and female travellers have previously trekked with us and had a great time. We take extra precautions to ensure the safety of women and single travellers. For the convenience and protection of both men and women, separate accommodations are provided.

Bellary, which is 69 kilometres from the temple town, is the closest airport, followed by Hubli, which is 143 kilometres distant. Aside from that, the JSW Vidyanagar Airport in Toranagallu is around 40 kilometres from Hampi. You may also get out at Bangalore Airport and proceed to Hampi from there.

Additional Information

  • Depending on the group size, the group would travel in a tempo traveller/mini bus.
    If the group size is 12 or less, it will be a tempo traveller; if the group size is 13 or more, it will be a mini bus.
    Push back seats would be available on the Tempo Traveller/Mini Bus.
    If you are not at ease, please select Without Travel and travel to your destination by private car.
    We ask for your cooperation and understanding regarding the travel arrangements.

  • 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.
  • In the case of traffic delays or breakdowns, expect a little delay in reaching the destination.
  • For a detailed cancellation policy check here New Year Cancellation Policy
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