Netravati Peak Trek
Trips — Trekking
- Duration: 3 days and 2 nights
- Difficulty: Somewhere In Between
- Accomodation: Tents
- Solo Friendly
Between the districts of Chikmagalur in Karnataka and Belthangadi Taluk in Dakshina Kannada is the 1520-meter-high Netravati Peak. Due to its biodiversity, it is a part of the Western Ghat range, which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Although the Kudremukh and other well-known peaks are nearby, this trek is still relatively unknown. An unpopular trekking route in Chikmagalur.
- Jeep transfers
- Permit cost
- Guide designated by Forest dept
- Stay option
- Personal expenses
How to Reach?
By Road : KSTRC/PRIVATE Bus from Bangalore and Reach Kalasa
From here jeep transfer to Samse Village 10 km and reach the base located 2 km away
Private vehicle/Transport : Up to the Base of the peak.
How To Prepare?
Prepare yourself for lots pf adventure and amazing scenery.
Things to carry
1. Well-broken hiking shoes
2. Torch or headlamp
3. Personal medicine
4. Raincoat/poncho or windcheater
5. Clothing as per requirement
6. Day pack 30litres
7. Water bottle resuable1litre ( Avoid Disposable Bottles )
8. Hiking pole if required
9. Sun cap
10. Reusable Tiffin box to carry pack lunch
You will start the journey at night from Bangalore. You will meet at a pre-decided spot and board the vehicle. It will be an overnight journey.
Reach Homestay. Have Breakfast, after briefing start the trek start and explore. Reach Homestay, campfun. Overnight stay.
You will reach Samse early morning, around 5 AM. Check into the homestay located in the middle of a tea garden and take a nap for an hour or so if you want so that you are fresh for the trek. Later on, you will have a good local breakfast provided by the homestay and start the trek by 9 AM.
Initially you will hike through the beautiful tea garden and countryside of Chikmagalur before leaving the motorable road and entering a jungle trail. You will come across waterfalls and hilly streams where you can wash off your tiredness, if any.
Eventually, you will reach the final, steep stretch along the rolling hills to reach the top of the Netravati Peak. The whole trek is around 10 KMs and should take around 3-3.5 hours to reach the top.
Take your time at the top and soak in the views. You can even hike to other nearby peaks and you will be able to see many other major peaks of this region including Kudremukh from this point. Also, if you look closer, you will notice many exotic flowers, plants, and bords that are endemic to this region.
Hike back to your base once you are satisfied with your explorations. At some point on your way back, you will also enjoy the packed lunch provided by the homestay. You should be back at the homestay by 5 PM. Enjoy bonfire and dinner at night at the homestay.
Explore surroundings. Breakfast. Visit places of interest enroute. Lunch enroute. Reach Bangalore.
You will return to Bangalore. However, you will take a different route. Also, since this will be day time, you will be able to enjoy the views of lush green tea estates en-route that you missed during the overnight journey. You can also stop at certain places to shop for local tea, spcices, and other souvenirs.
The car will stop at Kottigehara/Magundi, on the banks of Bhadra river, which is one of the finest rafting stretches in Karnataka. It is an optional activity and if you are up for it, you will be guided by trained professionals and you will raft for around an hour along the river.
After the rafting session, you will drive back and reach Bangalore by the evening.
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