Skandagiri Trek – A Mesmerizing Trek Experience

  • Skandagiri Hills, Chikkballapur, Karnataka, India

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    Overview

    The Skandagiri Trek, also known as Kalavara Durga, is a popular night trek located near Bangalore, Karnataka. This trek is famous for its serene beauty and the breathtaking view of the sunrise from the hilltop, making it a favorite among adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers.

    Trekking Routes and Difficulty
    The trek to Skandagiri is relatively easy and suitable for beginners, with well-marked trails that lead to the summit. The trek involves a moderate ascent, and the entire trail is surrounded by lush greenery, adding to the charm of the experience.

    Sunrise Experience and Camping
    The highlight of the Skandagiri Trek is the mesmerizing sunrise view from the hilltop. Trekkers often undertake this trek as a night trek to reach the summit before dawn and witness the spectacle of the sunrise. Camping is not allowed at the top, but many trekkers prefer to stay overnight at the base camp and start the trek in the early hours.

    Best Time to Visit
    The best time to undertake the Skandagiri Trek is during the post-monsoon and winter seasons, from October to March. The weather is pleasant during this time, and the clear skies offer an unobstructed view of the sunrise.

    Itinerary

    • 11:00 PM Pick up starts from Bangalore
    • 3:00 AM : Those who have chosen  your own mode of transport has to reach by the time.
    • 03:30 AM Reach Skandagiri base
    • 04:00 AM Start the hike to peak Skandagiri
    • 05:30 AM Finish the hike, relax
    • 06:30 AM Relax until sunrise
    • 07:00 AM Descend towards the base
    • 09:30 AM Head to the nearby restaurant. Freshen up & have breakfast
    • 10:30 AM Head back to Bangalore
    • 01:30 PM Reach Bangalore

    What's Included

    • Transportation
    • Tickets & Entry charges to places visited in the itinerary
    • Forest Permits
    • Trek Leads

    What's Excluded

    • Break fast- Self Sponsored ( 30 to 45 Min Break )
    • Any Personal expenses like snacks, water, etc.
    • Any kind of Insurance
    • Anything not mentioned in Inclusions

    Departure Details

    • RR Nagar (11:00 PM) – Gopalan Arcade, Mysore road
    • Banashankari TTMC  (11:30 PM) – Bus Stop
    • BTM (11:50 PM) – Udupi Garden Bus Stop, Near A2B, Petrol Bank
    • Silk Board (12:15 AM) – Busstand  (towards marathali road)
    • Bellandur Near Central Mall ( 12:40AM)
    • Marathahalli (1:00AM) – Opposite to Kalamandir
    • Tin Factory (01:20 AM) – HP Petrol Bank
    • Hebbal Opp Esteem Mall – 1:40AM

    Know Before You Go

    Trekking Routes and Difficulty
    Trail Condition: The Skandagiri Trek features a well-defined trail that is relatively easy to follow. The trail is surrounded by lush greenery and offers a serene trekking experience.
    Difficulty Level: The trek is considered to be of moderate difficulty, suitable for beginners and experienced trekkers alike. It involves a moderate ascent to reach the summit.

    Night Trek and Sunrise Experience
    Night Trek: The Skandagiri Trek is often undertaken as a night trek to reach the summit before dawn and witness the mesmerizing sunrise from the hilltop. Trekkers should be prepared for trekking in low light conditions and carrying headlamps or flashlights.
    Sunrise View: The highlight of the trek is the panoramic view of the sunrise from the hilltop. Trekkers are advised to reach the summit early to secure a good vantage point for the sunrise.

    Best Time to Visit
    Season: The best time to undertake the Skandagiri Trek is during the post-monsoon and winter seasons, from October to March. During this time, the weather is pleasant, and the skies are clear, offering the best views of the sunrise.

    FAQ's

    Q: What is the best time to undertake the Skandagiri Trek?
    A: The best time to trek Skandagiri is during the post-monsoon and winter seasons, from October to March, when the weather is pleasant, and the surroundings are lush green.
    Q: How long does it take to complete the Skandagiri Trek?
    A: The trek can take approximately 2-3 hours to ascend and 1-2 hours to descend, depending on the trekker's pace and the chosen route.
    Q: Can I trek Skandagiri without a guide?
    A: While it's possible to trek Skandagiri without a guide, especially for experienced trekkers, it's advisable to consider hiring a local guide who is familiar with the terrain and can provide assistance.
    Q: Are there any specific guidelines to follow during the Skandagiri Trek?
    A: Yes, trekkers should follow Leave No Trace principles to minimize their impact on the environment. This includes carrying out any waste generated during the trek and respecting the natural surroundings.
    Q: Is camping allowed during the Skandagiri Trek?
    A: Camping is not allowed at the summit of Skandagiri. However, many trekkers prefer to stay overnight at the base camp and start the trek in the early hours to witness the sunrise.
    Q: Are there any entry fees or permits required for the Skandagiri Trek?
    A: As of now, there are no entry fees or permits required for the Skandagiri Trek. However, it's advisable to check for any updates or special regulations before planning the trek.
    Q: Is Skandagiri Trek suitable for beginners?
    A: Yes, the Skandagiri Trek is suitable for beginners with a moderate level of fitness. It offers a manageable challenge with rewarding views.
    Q: What should I pack for the Skandagiri Trek?
    A: Essential items to pack include comfortable trekking attire suitable for the weather, sturdy trekking shoes, sufficient water and snacks, a first-aid kit, a flashlight, a map or GPS device, sunscreen, and a hat.

    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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