SKANDAGIRI NIGHT TREK
Located around 70 km away from the city, Skandagiri is one of the most popular night trekking places near Bangalore.
Undoubtedly, Skandagiri is one of the most popular & most-treaded trekking place near Bangalore. Being very close to Bangalore & having one of the best sunrise views from its peak, Skandagiri is a place not be missed by trekkers & adventure lovers in Bangalore. It is also known as Kalvaradurga. Apart from the sunrise view the other highlight of this night trek is the ancient fort on top of the hill which is said to be built by Tippu Sultan to fight against the British. There is a small village at the base of the hill named Kalavara & hence the other name to the hill Kalavaradurga. A temple at the base of the hill known as Paapagni Mutt is a religiously significant place for the locals & is said to be one of the oldest 'mutts' in Karnataka. Most of the trekkers who come to Skandagiri do a night trek so that they can be here by the time of dawn & behold the beauty of the bewitching sunrise here.
Pull on your hiking shoes, stretch your leg muscles & take to the hills on this night trek to Skandagiri with Wanderophile.
Dates to be announced soon
Trek Type Night Trek
Trek Distance 6 to 7 Km approximately(to & fro)
Craggy landscape with gradual incline in the trail
~Sunrise at the peak
~Ruins of the fort
Board the bus, get to know fellow travellers & leave Bengaluru by around 11.30 PM
Reach the base of the hill by around 2.00 AM
Take a nap or stroll around at the base under the star-lit sky
Start the trek at 4.00 AM
Reach the peak
View sunrise & explore the summit
Descend back to the base
Start your return journey to Bangalore
Have breakfast on the way
Reach Bangalore by around 1.30 PM
Travel to & fro Bengaluru (Non-AC, with pushback seats)
Trekking permission & guide charges
Access to first aid kit
Any kind of insurance.
Any other miscellaneous expenses which is not mentioned in the inclusions above.
Things to carry
Don't worry about packing too much or too little. Here's just everything that you need to carry- a rucksack, a water bottle, torch, personal medicine, portable charger, socks, hiking shoes. And, a camera to capture the memories(optional).Don't forget to bring loads of enthusiasm :)
Pick up & drop points
Do's & Dont's
Don't litter anywhere during the course of the trip/trek. Be a responsible traveller.
Avoid playing loud music or creating too much noise during the course of the trek. Trekking is an activity where we go to enjoy nature & the peace it offers. Let us be considerate about this fact & try not to disturb the environment.
Don't misbehave with fellow travellers or the organisers. Any kind of misbehaviour will not be tolerated & may stand a chance of being deserted by the group.
Don't argue with the organisers or advice them regarding the schedule or activities. The schedule of all trips/treks & the activities included in them are planned after thorough ground work & keeping in mind the best interest of the travellers.
Don't indulge in any illegal activity that puts yourself or your fellow travellers in risk.
Avoid discussing sensitive topics like politics, religion, sex etc.
Do engage with & respect the local communities you travel to & try to learn about their culture.
Do help your fellow travellers whenever you can.
Educate other fellow travellers about responsible travel & encourage them to follow its principles
Cancellation & Refund Policy
In case you are not able to join the trip you have booked & cancel your tickets at least 2 days before the day of the trek, you can always choose to join any of our future trips within 1 year of the trip date without taking a refund. No cancellations charges will be charged in this case.
If cancellations are made within 7-15 days before the start date of the trip, 10% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
If cancellations are made within 3-6 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
If cancellations are made within 0-2 days before the start date of the trip, 45% of total trip cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
A minimum of 7 members required to confirm the event. In case of lesser than 7 members, full refund will be done or you can choose to join any of our future treks.
In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such case we will try our best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.