Netravathi Trek: Karnataka’s Scenic Trail Adventure

  • Samse, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, India

    • 2N/1D
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    • Transport
    • Weekends
    • Camping
    • Travel Guide

    Overview

    Nestled in the Western Ghats of Karnataka, the Netravathi Trek offers a captivating journey through lush greenery, gushing streams, and breathtaking vistas. This trek is renowned for its diverse flora and fauna, making it a haven for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike.

    The Beauty of Netravathi Trek The Netravathi Trek is a mesmerizing experience that takes you through dense forests, picturesque valleys, and cascading waterfalls. As you ascend the trail, you'll be greeted by panoramic views of the surrounding landscape, with the gentle sound of flowing streams providing a soothing backdrop.

    Trekking Routes and Difficulty The trek offers multiple routes catering to different difficulty levels, making it suitable for both beginners and experienced trekkers. The trails are well-marked, ensuring a safe and enjoyable journey for all participants. The varying terrain adds to the adventure, with each step revealing new wonders of nature.

    Wildlife Encounters One of the highlights of the Netravathi Trek is the opportunity to spot diverse wildlife in their natural habitat. Keep an eye out for exotic bird species, playful monkeys, and if you're lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of elusive wild cats. The trek is a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts, offering a chance to witness nature's wonders up close.

    Best Time to Visit The best time to embark on the Netravathi Trek is during the post-monsoon season when the weather is pleasant, and the surroundings are lush green. This time of the year offers the perfect conditions for trekking, with clear skies and moderate temperatures enhancing the overall experience.

    Essential Tips for Trekkers
    • Pack Light: Carry only the essentials to avoid unnecessary burden during the trek.
    • Stay Hydrated: Keep yourself hydrated with ample water and fluids throughout the journey.
    • Follow Safety Guidelines: Adhere to safety instructions provided by your trekking guide for a safe and enjoyable experience.
    • Respect Nature: Maintain the sanctity of the surroundings by avoiding littering and disturbing wildlife.


    Note: Nethravathi Trek permits are limited to 300 Trekkers by Kudremukha Forest Department. So, if we did not get permits, we might have alternative treks or change the itenary based on the availability.

    Itinerary

    Day 0
    • Start from Bangalore around on Firday Night
    Day 1- Trek to Netravathi Peak
    • Reach Campsite.
    • Have breakfast and pack your lunch.
    • Hop on a Jeep ride and start the trek to Netravathi Peak by 8:00AM, where you will cover a distance of 12 km (both ways).
    • Reach the peak by 1:00PM. Soak in the serene views and have the packed lunch at the peak.
    • Start decent by 1:30PM from the peak.
    • At 6:00 PM, you will reach the base camp again.
    • Enjoy the coffee/tea, snacks & campfire(if weather permits) at the homestay.
    • Savor the delicious dinner and retire for the night.
    Day 2
    • Wake-up and Freshen and have breakfast
    • Check-Out from the homestay and head towards sightseeing.
    • Visit Samse Tea Estate and historic Belur temple or Kalsa Hanging bridge.
    • Have a self-sponsored lunch & self-sponsored evening coffee break on the way.
    • Return to Bangalore and get back home safe with splendid memories,

    What's Included

    • Transportation (To & Fro Bangalore)
    • Accommodation at our cozy Homestay/Tent Stay on a sharing basis
    • Meals – 2 Breakfast, 1 Packed Lunch, 1 Dinner (All veg)
    • Forest Permits
    • Trek Permits
    • Forest Guide
    • Campfire (If weather permits)
    • Trek Leads

    What's Excluded

    • Any Personal expenses like snacks, water, etc.
    • Any kind of Insurance and entry tickets
    • Anything not mentioned in Inclusions

    Departure Details

    • 7 :30 PM -Karachi Bakery – Indiranagar.
    • 7:45 PM -Domlur Sky Walk - Domlur .
    • 9:00 PM-Yeshwantpur metro station towards Tumkur.
    • 9:15 PM -People Tree Hospitals-Gorguntepalya .


    Note: Pick-Up timings may vary and will be communicated to you directly

    Know Before You Go

    Spectacular Views: The Netravathi Trek offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Western Ghats, providing a perfect backdrop for nature photography enthusiasts.
    Rich Flora and Fauna: Explore the diverse ecosystem of the Western Ghats, home to a wide variety of plant and animal species, including rare and endemic ones.
    Tranquil Waterfalls: Encounter several picturesque waterfalls along the trek, where you can take a refreshing break and immerse yourself in the soothing sounds of nature.
    Challenging Terrain: The trek's varying terrain, including steep ascents and descents, adds an element of adventure and challenge for trekkers.
    Camping Under the Stars: Experience the thrill of camping amidst the wilderness, under the starry skies, for a truly immersive nature experience.
    Local Cuisine: Indulge in the local cuisine of the region, known for its unique flavors and use of fresh, indigenous ingredients.
    Cultural Insights: Gain insights into the local culture and traditions of the Western Ghats region, interacting with the indigenous communities along the way.

    FAQ's

    Q: What is the best time to visit the Netravathi Trek?
    A: The best time to visit the Netravathi Trek is during the post-monsoon season, from October to February, when the weather is pleasant and the surroundings are lush green.
    Q: Are there any accommodation options available along the trek?
    A: Yes, there are camping options available along the trek route, allowing you to immerse yourself in nature's beauty while camping under the stars.
    Q: Is the Netravathi Trek suitable for beginners?
    A: Yes, the Netravathi Trek offers routes of varying difficulty levels, making it suitable for both beginners and experienced trekkers. It's important to choose the route that matches your experience and fitness level.
    Q: Are there any safety precautions to keep in mind during the trek?
    A: Yes, it's essential to follow safety guidelines provided by your trekking guide, stay hydrated, and be mindful of the terrain. It's also advisable to trek with a group for added safety.
    Q: Can I expect to see wildlife during the trek?
    A: Yes, the Netravathi Trek is home to diverse wildlife, and if you're lucky, you may spot some species of birds, monkeys, and other wildlife in their natural habitat.
    Q: What should I pack for the Netravathi Trek?
    A: Essentials include trekking gear, comfortable clothing, sturdy footwear, a first-aid kit, sufficient water, snacks, and a camera to capture the stunning views.
    Q: Are there any local guides available for the trek?
    A: Yes, there are local guides available who are familiar with the terrain and can enhance your trekking experience with their knowledge of the area.
    Q: Can I trek independently or do I need to join a group?
    A: While trekking independently is possible, it's advisable to join a group or hire a local guide for safety reasons and to make the most of your trekking experience.
    Q: Are there any restrictions or permits required for the trek?
    A: As of now, there are no specific permits required for the Netravathi Trek. However, it's always a good idea to check with local authorities for any updated regulations.
    Q: What are some nearby attractions or activities to combine with the Netravathi Trek?
    A: Nearby attractions include other trekking trails, waterfalls, and cultural experiences that showcase the rich heritage of the region.

    Cancellation Policy

    • If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
    • If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
    • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain trips or activities may get canceled. In such cases, we will try our best to provide an alternative feasible solution. However, a refund will not be applicable for the same.
    • Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.

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