Nethravathi Peak Trek

Nethravathi, Karnataka 2 D / 1 N  14 Km


About The Trip

Netravathi Peak Trek, at an elevation of 1,520 metres, sits on the border between the Dakshina Kannada administrative division of Belthangadi Taluk and the Karnataka administrative division of Chikmagalur District. Because of its unique ecosystems, the Western Ghats have been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Despite its proximity to well-known landmarks like the Kudremukh, this hike is not as well-known as others in the region. One of Chikmagalur’s lesser-known hiking routes.

Brief Itinerary

Day 0 – Friday

  • Depart from Bangalore starting at 9:00 PM ( approx )

Day 1 – Saturday

  • Freshen up and finish breakfast by 6:45 AM ( approx )
  • Take a jeep ride to the trek base from homestay ( 30 – 40 minutes )
  • Start the trek by around 7:30 AM ( approx )
  • Lunch at the peak
  • Descend and reach back to the base by 5:30 PM ( tentative )
  • Dinner and retire for the night

Day 2 – Sunday

  • Freshen up and breakfast
  • Visit Kodige Falls
  • En-route stop for lunch ( self-sponsored )
  • Visit Veeernaryana Swamy Temple
  • Reach Bangalore by 10:00 PM ( approx )

 

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Accommodation in Homestay/Tents on a multiple sharing basis ( separate for men & women )
  • 2 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, High Tea & 1 Dinner
  • To and fro transport from Bangalore ( Non A/c )
  • Karnataka Forest Department Entry Fees
  • Jeep Ride to Base Camp ( to and fro ) 
  • Local Guide & Outdoor Leader from Plan The Unplanned
  • Experience that you gain


 

Exclusions

  • Any meals not included above
  • Any personal expense
  • Any kind of insurance, vehicle, tour, or health insurance
  • Any expenses arising due to breakdown of the vehicle, natural disasters, government orders etc

Pickup Points

New Udupi Grand, Teacher's Colony, HSR Layout

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Arrival time: 8:50 p.m.

Departure time: 9 p.m.

House of Licious Domlur

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Arrival time: 9:40 p.m.

Departure time: 9:45 p.m.

Cubbon Park Metro

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Arrival time: 9:50 p.m.

Departure time: 9:55 p.m.

KTM Mekhri Circle

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Arrival time: 10:15 p.m.

Departure time: 10:20 p.m.

Yeshwanthpur Metro

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Arrival time: 10:30 p.m.

Departure time: 10:35 p.m.

Without Travel

Arrival time: 6 a.m.

Detail Itinerary


Meals Not Applicable | (No Dinner break)

Private Vehicle | (Non-AC ( Push Back Seats ))

Stay Not Applicable | (Multiple sharing basis separate for men and women Doms / Rooms / Tents)


Details

Leave from Bangalore 9-00PM ( Final time will be updated in Whatsapp Group )



All Meals

Trek | (Non-AC ( Push Back Seats ))

Homestay


Details

We'll arrive at Samse in the early hours of the morning, around 5 a.m. You should consider taking an hour nap after we check into the homestay in the heart of a tea garden if you want to be refreshed for the climb. Following that, we will eat a delicious traditional breakfast made by the homestay before beginning our journey around 8:30 a.m.
In Chikmagalur, we will begin our adventure by strolling through the city's gorgeous tea gardens and surrounding countryside. After that, we'll leave the paved road and enter a jungle route. In the event if we are feeling exhausted, we will have the opportunity to refresh ourselves in mountain streams and waterfalls along the way.

We will soon reach the final, steep stretch that makes its way up the undulating slopes to reach Netravathi Peak's summit. The entire hike is around 16 kilometres long, and reaching the summit should take about 4 hours.

After reaching the summit, we'll spend some time admiring the beautiful scenery. From here, we can view several of the other famous peaks in this region, including Kudremukh, and you can even walk to some of the other adjacent summits. Furthermore, upon closer inspection, we discover that this location is home to a large range of exotic plants, flowers, and creatures that can only be found here.

We shall hike back to the base once we have completed our inquiries to our satisfaction. We will also use the packed lunch provided by the homestay at some point during our return journey. It is required that we return to the homestay by 7 p.m. While staying at the homestay, we can enjoy a bonfire and meals at night.

 



Breakfast

Trek

Stay Not Applicable


Details

The next morning, we'll eat a hearty breakfast before heading to Durgadahalli's Kodige Falls. We will hike for one kilometre on a well-marked track before a short fall. After descending the stairs to the fall, one can relax by a magnificent stream. Depending on the tide, we'll either stay here for a tranquil morning delight or have a dip in the freezing water. We'll return to the car later and continue our journey.

Later, we'll visit the Chennakesava Temple in Belur, Hassan District. The construction of the temple began in the 12th century and was nearly completed in 103 years. Over the years, it has been destroyed, rebuilt, damaged, and repaired. However, surprising aspects can be found in the building's sculptures, reliefs, friezes, and iconography.

We'll leave soon after that for our return trip where you'll be recalling the events as we travel. You can take a seat and take in the passing scenery or participate in games.

We'll stop for dinner later in the evening ( self-sponsored) which  would arrive in approximately an hour. We know it's difficult to end talks just when we're getting started. We do, however, have some other exciting expeditions planned. With heavy hearts, we exchange our final goodbyes, only to cross paths again. Please check our schedules and call us as soon as possible until the next time.


Things To Carry

  • Soft Copy of your Aadhar/Voter ID (Mandatorily required for permits)
  • Small backpack to carry your essentials during the trek
  • Power Bank
  • Warm Layer 
  • 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

Policy and Terms

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

Intimation PeriodCancellation Fee
7 Days or more10% of the total invoice value
3-6 days before the trek date50% of the total invoice value
0-2 days before the trek date100% 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:

  1. There will be no consideration given to cancellations on the day of departure or the day before due to work/family emergencies, health issues, etc., and no refund or transfer to alternative dates will be permitted for the same.
  2. You would be required to pay an additional fee of RS 1500 if you wanted to postpone your trek and cancel on the day of departure. This is only available for 3 months after the departure date of the actual trip.
  3. If you cancel the trek at any time (in addition to the scenario stated above), additional fees will be collected (depending on where you made your booking) as payment gateway/event listing fees.

The following is our cancellation policy in the unlikely event that we have to postpone your trek:

During and After the Trek: In the event of severe weather, taking the trekkers' safety into consideration, a day may be shortened or the trek may be abandoned entirely. There will never be a refund of any kind.

Prior to the trek: Make a plan in the event that a trek is canceled due to a natural disaster (such as a rainstorm, flood, landslide, earthquake, or unanticipated political disturbance, curfews, local riots, government orders, or directives from the forest department). A VOUCHER for the full value of your ticket will be issued by The Unplanned.
The payment gateway fees will be deducted from any refunds that are granted.

If we have to cancel your trek because there aren't enough reservations for that particular batch or we don't have enough participants, PLAN THE UNPLANNED will refund you 96% of the trek money ( Payment Gateway charges shall be deducted )

FAQ's

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 ), and Do’s 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 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 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 attend 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 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

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.

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 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.
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