Makalidurga Trek – Unforgettable Adventure Experience

  • Makli Durga, Melinajuganahalli, Doddaballapur Taluk, Karnataka, India

    • 2N/1D
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    • Weekends
    • Adventure
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    Overview

    Embark on an exciting trek to Makalidurga, a stunning hill fort located near Bangalore, Karnataka. Rising to an altitude of 1,117 meters, Makalidurga offers a perfect blend of history, adventure, and natural beauty. The trek to the peak of Makalidurga is a favorite among trekkers, providing breathtaking views of the surrounding hills and valleys.

    The trek begins from the base village at the foothills of Makalidurga, where you'll be greeted by the serene atmosphere and lush greenery. As you ascend the hill, you'll encounter a mix of rocky terrain and gentle slopes, making it suitable for trekkers of all skill levels. Along the way, you'll pass through dense vegetation, adding to the charm of the trek.

    Reaching the peak of Makalidurga is a rewarding experience, with panoramic views of the surrounding landscape and the pristine lake below. The trek down offers a chance to appreciate the natural beauty and tranquility of the region, making it a perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life.

    Makalidurga is not just a trekking destination; it is also steeped in history, with a fort dating back to the 16th century. The trek provides an opportunity to explore the fort ruins and learn about its historical significance, adding a cultural dimension to the adventure.

    Itinerary

    • 06:30 AM Pick up starts from Bangalore
    • Have breakfast along the way
    • 10:30 AM (approx) Reach trek base and start the trek
    • Climb to the peak, explore, and relax
    • Start descending and reach back the base by 3:00 PM
    • 04:00 PM Head back to Bangalore and have lunch along the way
    • 06:30 PM Reach Bangalore

    What's Included

    • Transportation
    • Meals – 1 Lunch (All veg)
    • Forest Permits
    • Trek Leads

    What's Excluded

    • Lunch & any other meals not included
    • Any Personal expenses like snacks, water, etc.
    • Any kind of Insurance
    • Anything not mentioned in Inclusions

    Departure Details

    • Marathahalli (06: 00 AM) – Near Kalamandir
    •  Silk Board ( 6:30 AM) – Bus Stop, Opposite To Pizza Hut
    • BTM ( 6:45 AM ) Udupi – Garden Bus Stop, Opposite To A2B
    • Banashankari ( 7:00 AM ) – Bus Stop
    • RR Nagar ( 7:30 AM ) – Gopalan Arcade, Mysore Road

    Know Before You Go

    • Face mask and sanitizer
    • Strong backpack for trekking
    • Water bottles are at least 1-2 liters
    • Extra set of clothes (if necessary)
    • A Poly Bag to carry your wet clothes back to Bangalore
    • Sunscreen and sunglasses (optional)
    • Cap/hat
    • Toiletries: – comb, towel, soap, tissue paper, Toothbrush and other essentials etc. (if necessary)
    • Raincoat or a poncho
    • Personal medication if any
    • A torch with new batteries (can be managed by mobile light)
    • One plastic box if you want to carry energy boosters like Chocolate bars, flavored milk, Juice packs, Glucon-D, etc. should keep waste rappers with self, till you reach back to homestay or bangalore, it is necessary to maintain forest cleanliness as a traveler
    • Sweaters/Jacket to bear the cold weather
    • Good trekking shoes
    • Camera/DSLR (if interested)
    • Extra cash for Personal expenses/Meals not included

    FAQ's

    Q: What is the best time to do the Makalidurga Trek?
    A: The best time for the trek is from November to February when the weather is pleasant.
    Q: Is prior trekking experience required for this trek?
    A: While prior experience is not mandatory, basic fitness is necessary.
    Q: What is the difficulty level of the trek?
    A: The trek is moderately difficult and suitable for beginners.
    Q: Are there age restrictions for the trek?
    A: Participants should be at least 12 years old or accompanied by an adult.
    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: No, participants need to arrange their own camping equipment if planning to stay overnight.
    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: Meals are not included, and participants should carry their own food and snacks.
    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 one day to complete.
    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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