Brief Description

The Kodachadri Peak, situated in the Western Ghats, is Natural Heritage Sight in Karnataka with a maximum altitude of 1343 meters. Kodachadri in local language means "A Hill of Jasmine Flowers". Famous for its dense forests, picture-perfect landscapes, and invigorating waterfalls, the Kodachadri trek gives you splendid views of the surrounding hills and lush green valley from the summit. The Kodachadri peak serves as a perfect backdrop to the famous Mookambika Temple and the Mookambika National Park. The peak hosts a diverse flora and fauna with some spectacular wildlife such as Malabar Langoor, Malabar Pied Hornbill and Indian Rock Python. The Kodachadri Trek is a perfect weekend trek from Bangalore that attracts trekkers and wildlife enthusiasts alike. When it comes to treks in South India, the Kodachadri Trek is of a moderate level difficulty meaning it needs a good fitness level and endurance to successfully undertake this trek.



Itinerary

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Day 1

Day 1: Bangalore to Sampikatte - 400 Kms Drive

On Friday night get picked up from common boarding points in Bangalore for the overnight journey to Sampikatte.


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Day 2

Day 2: Sampikatte to Kodachadri Peak and back - 25 km

You will reach Mookambika National Park around 06:00 AM on Saturday. Today is the start of our trek to Kodachadri Peak and back to Sampikatte village. Have breakfast by 09:00 AM and we start trekking to the top of Kodachadri Peak which is approximately 13 Kms from the base. En route, we have lunch and once you reach the top, relish in the serenity and experience the magnificent scenery which the Western Ghats has to offer. Return to your base camp by 6:00 PM. Enjoy an optional bonfire. Have dinner and retire for the night.


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Day 3

Day 3: Sampikatte to Bangalore- 400 Kms Drive.

On Sunday, have breakfast by 08:00 AM and start from Mookambika National Park and head to visit the nearby fort and relax. Have a self-sponsored lunch on the way and return to Bangalore around 9:00 PM.



Frequently Asked Questions

Pick your question

Eligibility: Is this trek good for me?

Anyone who is new to the trekking and wants to venture into the experience should begin with this trek. This is a perfect trek for the people who want to peek into the world of Western Ghats. The trek provides a first-hand experience of mountain trekking and camping in the wilderness.

Eligibility: Experience required

Since it is a beginner’s trek, you need no special prior experience. Although one is required to have mental preparedness and stamina before he begins the trek. Running exercise is recommended.

Eligibility: Fitness benchmark

1. Jog/Run for 3 Kms in 30 mins and
2. Hold your breath for 20 seconds
If you are not meeting these benchmarks, please use the preparation schedule to improve your fitness till you achieve the above benchmarks.

Eligibility: Requisite skills

1. How to choose a right rucksack: It is essential that you choose a right rucksack for the trek since you are going to carry it all the time while trekking. Make sure you don’t make these common mistakes while buying a rucksack.
2. How to pack a rucksack: Trekking in mountains become more fun when your rucksack is well-organized. It also makes it easier for you to carry without being much load on your shoulders. Follow the guidelines on how to pack a rucksack.

Packing List: What to pack



Click here for text packing list.

Packing List: How should I pack my rucksack?

Packing List: How should I select my trekking shoe?

Eligibility: Is this trek good for me?

Anyone who is new to the trekking and wants to venture into the experience should begin with this trek. This is a perfect trek for the beginners and experienced trekkers alike who want to peek into the world of Western Ghats. The trek provides a first-hand experience of mountain trekking and camping in the wilderness.

Eligibility: Experience required

Since it is a beginner’s trek, you need no special prior experience. Although one is required to have mental preparedness and stamina before he begins the trek. Running exercise is recommended.

Eligibility: Fitness benchmark

1. Jog/Run for 3 Kms in 30 mins and
2. Hold your breath for 20 seconds
If you are not meeting these benchmarks, please use the preparation schedule to improve your fitness till you achieve the above benchmarks.

Eligibility: Requisite Skills

1. How to choose a right rucksack: It is essential that you choose a right rucksack for the trek since you are going to carry it all the time while trekking. Make sure you don’t make these common mistakes while buying a rucksack.
2. How to pack a rucksack: Trekking in mountains become more fun when your rucksack is well-organized. It also makes it easier for you to carry without being much load on your shoulders. Follow the guidelines on how to pack a rucksack.

About the Trek: Why should I go for this trek?

Kodachadri Trek

The Kodachadri trek is a must-do a trek of the western ghats. The beautiful lush green trail along with refreshing waterfalls and beautiful flora and fauna on the way make this trek heavenly. A perfect weekend trek from Bangalore, this trek attracts trekkers and nature lovers.

Best Season: What are the best months to visit this trek?

The post-monsoon months are the best time to do the Kodachadri trek. September to February are the best months to do this trek.

Packing List: What to pack



Click here for text packing list.

Packing List: How should I pack my rucksack?

Packing List: How should I select my trekking shoe?

Connectivity: How to Reach the base of the trek & how to go back from the end point?

Pick-ups and drop-offs will be organized from Bangalore to Sampikatte Village.

Connectivity: What is the cellular network connectivity for this trek?

Intermittent to lack of cellular network during the trek.

Nearby attraction: What are the nearby attractions that I can explore?

The famous Mookambika Temple and the Mookambika National Park are the crowd favorites near Kodachadri Peak.

Age limit: What is the minimum & maximum age limit?

The minimum age limit is 9 years. However, minors aged between 9 to 17 should be accompanied with their parents or guardians. If you are above the age of 60, kindly carry a medical certificate from your doctor that deem you fit for adventure activities like trekking.


Why Bikat

Learning Experience
  • We are an Adventure Learning Organisation first.
  • We want you to not just complete a trek safely but also pick up some basic trekking knowledge and skills along the way.
  • To achieve this we have integrated learning modules into our itineraries.
  • These modules will help you build the necessary skills to progress from trekking to mountaineering over time.
Loyality Programs

Our community is an integral part of us and we take pride in our trekkers and climbers. When you complete at least three days on any trek or expedition with us, you become eligible for our membership and referral programs.

  • Currently we have three levels:
  • Basic Membership
  • Summiteer Membership
  • Leader Membership
Personalized Attention
  • Our group sizes on treks don’t exceed 15 members in order to maintain a healthy Participants : Leader Ratio of 8:1.
  • Over time we have found this number to be optimum when it comes to ensuring personalised attention to every member of our group.
  • On mountaineering expeditions this number is even smaller. Our group sizes are capped at 12 members ensuring a Participants : HAP Ratio of 2:1.
Best Expedition Leaders
  • Our Expedition leaders are advanced mountaineering course qualified, specially trained in rescue procedures from NIM and certified first-aid responders.
  • Even our local guides are certified first-aid responders.
Eco-friendly Practices
  • Group sizes are capped at 15 people.
  • Batch sizes are capped at 250 people per trail per season.
  • We follow a rolling campsite model.
  • We are constantly exploring and introducing new trails to reduce the burden on existing ones.
Safety

For us, a successful summit is not about reaching the highest point of a mountain but about making it safely back to base.

  • To ensure this:
  • Every region of ours is mapped with an emergency evacuation plan.
  • The equipment we use is UIAA certified.
  • Our trek leaders are AMC certified with specialisation in rescue procedures.
  • Our support staffs are trained in first aid as well.

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What's Included

Whats Included

  • Food as per menu on the trek (Starting Breakfast on Day 1)
  • Forest Permits/Camping Charges , if any (Upto the amount charged for Indian nationals)
  • Safety Equipment
  • Trek guide, cook, helpers.
  • Services of a Trek Leader
  • Transportation from Bangalore to Bangalore
  • Home stays

Whats Not Included?

  • Meals during road journeys
  • Cost of any kind of travel insurance
  • Any expense of personal nature
  • Any expense not specified in the inclusion list
  • Portage of personal rucksacks

Cancellation Policy

Cash Refund

Cancellations up to 30 days prior to departure date
5% Deduction

Between 30 days to 15 days prior to departure
50% deduction

Less than 15 days of departure
No Cash Refund

Voucher Refund

Cancellations up to 5 days prior to departure date
No Deduction

Cancellations less than 5 days prior to departure
No Refund

Please note
  • Cash refund is applicable only in case of bookings made without using any promotional offer code or vouchers.
  • This is only a brief of cancellation terms. For finer details please refer Detailed Cancellation Policy.

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