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Ettina Bhuja Trek – Exploring Pristine Trails and Panoramic Vistas

  • Ettina Bhuja, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, India

    • 3N/2D
    • Moderate
    • Transport
    • Weekends
    • Food
    • Adventure
    • Travel Guide


    Embark on an adventurous trek to Ettina Bhuja, a stunning peak nestled in the Western Ghats of Karnataka. Ettina Bhuja, also known as "the shoulder of an ox," offers a challenging yet rewarding trekking experience for enthusiasts. At an altitude of 1,200 meters, Ettina Bhuja provides breathtaking views of the surrounding hills, valleys, and lush greenery, making it a haven for nature lovers and adventure seekers.

    The trek to Ettina Bhuja begins from the base camp, where you'll be surrounded by the serene beauty of the Western Ghats. As you ascend the hill, you'll traverse through dense forests, rocky terrain, and scenic landscapes, offering a glimpse of the rich biodiversity of the region. The trail is moderately challenging, making it suitable for experienced trekkers looking for a thrilling adventure.

    Reaching the summit of Ettina Bhuja is a rewarding experience, with panoramic views of the Western Ghats stretching as far as the eye can see. The trek down offers a chance to soak in the tranquility of the surroundings and appreciate the natural beauty of the region, making it a perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life.

    Ettina Bhuja is not just a trekking destination; it is also known for its cultural significance, with several ancient temples and historical sites dotting the region. The trek provides an opportunity to explore the cultural heritage of Karnataka and connect with the local traditions, adding a unique dimension to the trekking experience.


    Day 1:
    • Pick up starts from Bangalore on Friday evening at 08.00 PM
    Day 2:
    • Reach the resort in Maragunda, freshen up, have breakfast, get ready to start the trek.
    • Travel for 30 mins to reach the trek starting point
    • Carry only water bottles and snacks if required.
    • Trek through one of the beautiful and serene routes in western ghats to reach the peak of Ettina Bhuja.
    • Enjoy the view of Amedikallu, Jenukallu, Deepadakallu from the peak.
    • Start descending to the base and travel back to the resort for lunch.
    • Take bath in hot water, freshen up for a hot cup of coffee/tea and enjoy the beautiful views of peaks in and around the resort.
    • Have an authentic hot dinner and take a sound sleep in the lap of nature.
    Day 3:
    • Wake up to the sounds of nature quite early in the morning.
    • Have coffee/tea, freshen up and have breakfast.
    • Enjoy the high rope activities along with zipping, swimming in the river, indoor and outdoor games.
    • Check out and start our journey back to Bengaluru.

    What's Included

    • Transportation (To & Fro Bangalore)
    • Accommodation at our Trekkers’ Homestay or tents or cottages on a sharing basis – Separate for men & women
    • Meals – 2 Breakfast, 1 Packed Lunch, 1 Dinner (All veg)
    • Tickets & Entry charges to places visited in the itinerary
    • Forest Permits
    • Forest Guide
    • Campfire (If weather permits)
    • Trek Leads from EventsErica

    What's Excluded

    • Anything which is not mentioned in inclusions.

    Departure Details

    • Yeshwantpur Metro Station
    • Banashankari Metro station

    Know Before You Go

    • The trek is moderately difficult and suitable for experienced trekkers.
    • Wear comfortable trekking shoes and clothing suitable for trekking.
    • Carry sufficient water and snacks for the trek.
    • Follow the instructions of the trek leader for a safe experience.
    • Be aware of the weather conditions and carry necessary gear.
    • Respect the environment and avoid littering.
    • Carry a basic first-aid kit and any personal medication.
    • Stay hydrated and take regular breaks during the trek.
    • Observe and appreciate the rich biodiversity of the region.
    • Explore the cultural heritage of Karnataka and connect with the local traditions.


    Q:What is the best time to do the Ettina Bhuja Trek?
    A: The best time for the trek is from September to February when the weather is pleasant.
    Q:Is prior trekking experience required for this trek?
    A: Yes, prior trekking experience is recommended due to the challenging nature of the trek.
    Q:What is the difficulty level of the trek?
    A: The trek is moderately difficult and suitable for experienced trekkers.
    Q:Are there age restrictions for the trek?
    A: Participants should be at least 18 years old due to the challenging nature of the trek.
    Q:What should I carry for the trek?
    A: Carry essentials like water, snacks, trekking gear, comfortable clothing, and sturdy shoes.
    Q:Is camping equipment provided?
    A: Yes, camping equipment including tents will be provided at the base camp.
    Q:Are there restroom facilities during the trek?
    A: Restroom facilities are limited, especially during the trek, so participants should be prepared.
    Q:Are meals included in the trek package?
    A: Yes, meals will be provided as part of the trek package.
    Q:Is it safe to trek alone?
    A: It is recommended to trek in groups for safety reasons, especially in challenging terrain.
    Q:What is the duration of the trek?
    A: The trek typically takes two days and one night.
    Q:Are there any medical facilities available during the trek?
    A: Basic first-aid facilities will be available, but participants should carry their own medication.

    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.
    • f 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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