A long weekend of exploring the exotic hills, valleys and forests of the Western Ghats can be a surreal experience for someone who is used to anything but
the most basic of nature walks. It gives you an opportunity to see the beauty that surrounds us in all its glory, explore different terrains and get your adventure
Jenukallu Peak is one of the best adventure places near Bangalore, located almost 265 km from the city in the Hassan District of Karnataka. Its verdant greenery of Western
Ghats makes this place ideal for trekkers, adventure enthusiasts, and nature lovers.
The breath-taking view of the sunset from the valley creates a magical scenario all over. The Jenukallu Gudda trek starts from the Betta Byraveshwara temple that is almost
8 km from the top.
Jenukallu Gudda, Kodekallu Gudda, and Balekallu Gudda are the three hills present that are blanketed with lush green dense forests. There are two waterfalls named Magod Falls
at 7km and Kavadi falls at 8 km from the destination.
Situated 40 km from Sakleshpur, it is one of the most appreciated adventure places near Bangalore. The place is also termed as ‘Honeystone Mountain’ that is surrounded by
coffee plantations and green woods.
The trek has mild levels of difficulty at the end that can be easily tackled by adventure lovers. The challenging path offers narrow walkable tracks through the rocks. Try
to capture some beautiful pictures in your camera keeping the spectacular mountain backdrop.
About the trek
Jenukallu Gudda Trekking is a great way to polish your adventure skills. It is a 2 day trek in the Western Ghats of Karnataka and is considered to be one of
the most difficult treks in the state. The trek starts from Kotebetta and goes all the way up to Jenukallu Gudda, which is the highest peak in the area. The views
from the top are simply breathtaking and it is an experience that you will never forget...
The top things to be aware of when trekking
Trekking is an excellent way to get some exercise while enjoying the great outdoors. However, there are a few things you need to be aware of before setting off
on your next trekking adventure.
- One of the most important things to consider when trekking is the terrain. Make sure you choose a route that is suitable for your fitness level and experience.
If you're not sure, there are plenty of resources available online that can help you plan your route.
- Another thing to keep in mind is the weather. Make sure you check the forecast before setting off, and be prepared for all eventualities. Bring plenty of warm
clothing if you're trekking in colder conditions, and make sure you have enough water and food to keep you going.
- Finally, it's always a good idea to let someone know where you're going and when you expect to be back. This way, if something does happen, they'll know where
to start looking for you.
- By following these simple tips, you can make sure your next trekking adventure is safe and enjoyable.
Top 5 tips on surviving the trek
Trekking to Jenukallu Gudda is no easy feat. The trek is long, and the terrain is tough. But if you're up for the challenge, it's a great way to test your
endurance and adventure skills. Here are some top tips on how to survive the trek:
- Bring plenty of food and water. You'll need enough to last you the entire trek, as there are no shops or restaurants along the way
- Pack light, but make sure you have all the essentials. A good rule of thumb is to pack only what you need, and nothing more
- Wear comfortable shoes. You'll be doing a lot of walking, so make sure your shoes are up for the task
- Be prepared for all weather conditions. The weather in Jenukallu Gudda can be unpredictable, so pack accordingly
- Start early in the day. This will help you avoid crowds and beat the heat
- Follow the marked trails. There are many unmarked trails in Jenukallu Gudda, which can be easy to get lost in if you're not careful. Stick to the marked trails
General guidelines for camping
Whether you're new to camping or an experienced adventurer, there are some general guidelines that can help make your experience more enjoyable. Here are a few tips for camping:
- Choose the right location. When you're picking a campsite, consider the terrain, weather, and amenities that will be available. If you're planning on hiking or doing other activities, make sure the campsite is close to the trails.
- Pack the right gear. Depending on the type of camping you're doing (backpacking, car camping, etc.), you'll need different gear. Make sure you have everything you need, including a tent, sleeping bag, food and water, and appropriate clothing.
- Be prepared for emergencies. It's always a good idea to have a first aid kit and a plan for what to do if something goes wrong. If you're in a remote area, it's also a good idea to let someone know where you're going and when you'll be back.
- Be respectful of nature. When you're camping, remember that you're in nature's home. Be respectful of the plants and animals, and leave no trace behind when you leave.
- 11:00 PM Pickup starts from Bangalore
- 6:30 AM Reach Yellapura. Freshen up
- 7:00 AM Have breakfast, & we'll get lunch packed
- 8:00 AM Start trek towards Kenukallu Gudda
- We will spend some time at the peak and enjoy the clouds passing by
- 2:00 PM Have lunch
- 2:30 PM start towards Magod Falls and Kavadi Falls
- We will spend some time at falls
- 5:30 PM we will reach homestay and take some rest
- Play the in-door and out-door games
- Evening snacks along with coffee/tea will be provided and we will have fun activities
- We will have dinner and rest for the day
- 6:45 AM Start towards Bengaluru and have breakfast on the way (self-sponsored)
General guidelines for camping
When you are out in the forest, there are a few safety precautions that you should take in order to avoid any potential danger from the animals around. Here are a few tips:
- Make sure you are aware of your surroundings at all times and keep an eye out for any potential hazards
- If you see an animal, do not approach it – instead, try to make yourself as small as possible and keep your distance
- Avoid making loud noise or sudden movements, as this could startle the animal and cause it to become aggressive
- If an animal does approach you, do not run away – instead, stand your ground and make yourself as big as possible to intimidate it
- Always carry a whistle with you so that you can raise the alarm if necessary
You Should Know
- As this is a monsoon season, rain gears are mandatory for all participants.
- The team/Organizers are not responsible for any loss of your valuables
- We do not entertain Alcohol/any kind of Drug during the event
- We strictly follow the "Litter free Atmosphere", do co-operate
- Kindly adhere to the instructions of the Leads in order to enjoy the road trip in a safe manner
We will be following below measures to keep our fellow travelers safe during this pandemic -
- Participants should get masks and sanitizers of their own
- People falling under the age group of below 16 and above 50 are not allowed (having their health as our concern)
- Participants with any symptoms of cough/cold/fever are advised to stay back
- We ensure that the place of stay is well sanitized and safe for travelers
You Should Carry
- Torch per person
- Sports shoes or trekking shoes in good condition
- Rain coat/Poncho
- Water bottles
- Energy bars, dry fruits, etc.
- Personal medication
- Sweater/ jackets for the night
- Toiletries (napkin, tissues, etc.)
- Flashlight/Torch with extra batteries
- Track pants and cotton T-shirt
Please check the travel instructions issued by the state govrenment/local authorities
before booking, as some destinations may have COVID-19 related travel/camping restrictions.