Uttari Betta Sunrise Trek

Uttari Betta Sunrise Trek
Uttari Betta Sunrise Trek
Uttari Betta Sunrise Trek
Uttari Betta Sunrise Trek

About The Trip

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

This trek is a super master of scenic views and thrills you with the historic fort walls and 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 many hills. 

This 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 ensures that the trekkers feel at one with the abundant wildlife and vegetation its path offers. If you want to be one with nature, come with us, and be a part of something bigger.

Brief Itinerary

Trek Level: Easy (Difficulty level is subjective)
Trail Type: Rocky terrain
Trek Distance: 5 km (to and fro)

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)

Inclusions & Exclusions


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


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

Pickup Points

New Udupi Grand

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New Shanti Sagar Hotel

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KTM Mekhri Circle

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Detail Itinerary

Meals Not Included

Private Vehicle | (Non-AC Tempo Traveller/ Mini Bus (Push Back seats))

Stay Not Applicable


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 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 that, we know how important sleep is for you to enjoy the trip, so consider that taken care of.


Private Vehicle | (Non-AC Tempo Traveller/ Mini Bus (Push Back seats))

Stay Not Applicable


After walking for a reasonable amount of time in the dark through the village, you will come across a glorious fort that will immediately transport you to another world. Walkthrough the walls of this fort to come across the seven doors of stone. The trail meanders through 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.

          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, 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 possible, as it will remind you of the absolute peace you felt at that moment.

Following the gorgeous sunrise, with a magical mix of colours in the sky, we let ourselves drown in its beauty. We will quickly 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 following weekend and join us as we conquer this beauty. Intrigued by all these weekend adventures? Check out the other unique getaways you can explore from Bangalore, and let’s team up for the adventure.

Things To Carry

  • Small backpack to carry your essentials during the trek
  • Soft Copy of Adhar Id
  • 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

Policy and Terms

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

How to Reach

Please select your preferred pickup point from the drop-down list while bookin
Any change in Pick up locations/ timings would be updated via mail 24 hours before the start of the tri
Drop-off points shall be same as the pick-up points.


The exciting 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/

Well, most of our treks are usually confirmed by Thursday, and you would receive a BON VOYAGE mail containing details regarding Pickup Points ( Location and Timings ), Outdoor Leader ( Point of Contact ), and Dos 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 travelers and outdoor leaders.

Safety and security are our priorities at all times. Hence it is safe for women/girls to join us on our treks and travels. Our trek leaders always accompany the team, 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 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 reason (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.

The Uttari Betta trek is an easy-moderate trek, and one can easily do this trek with moderate fitness.

No, you do not need to hire a guide to trek Uttari Betta.

A one-day trek wouldn’t have the facility of a homestay; hence, you’ll have to leave your luggage in the bus and carry the necessary to the trek.

You have access to a mobile network for practically all major providers like Airtel, Vodafone, Jio, and others until the Base of the peak. You will be outside of the network service area from the base to the peak of Uttari Betta.

The ideal season to hike to Uttari Betta is from September to February. The path turns muddy and slippery during heavy monsoons, making the descent difficult, while summers are too humid.

No, you cannot camp anywhere along the trail.

No, it is not possible to trek Uttari Betta during the monsoon season.

A night walk to Uttari Betta from Bangalore is accessible in winter and summer. For novices, the night trek is an easy level with medium endurance.

There will be no food or drink available on the walk; you must carry your own. On this hike, bring two to three litres of water with you. To avoid hot and salty foods, bring some packed food such as whole fruits, dry snacks, energy bars, and cakes.

Additional Information

  • 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 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, jewelry, etc. Kindly do take care.
  • In the case of traffic delays or breakdowns, expect a little delay in reaching the destination.
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