Kodachadri Trek

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.

Why Bikat?

  • Learning Experience: We do not just focus on completing the trek but also help you develop basic trekking skills like:
    • Packing a rucksack
    • Morning Yoga & Evening stretching
    • How to pitch and dismantle a camping tent and properly use a sleeping bag
    • Ascend and Descend on a mountain trail
    • How to ensure camp safety and hygiene
    • Identify trail signs and signals
  • Loyalty Programs: Join Bikat community and enjoy benefits of our vouchers and referral programs.
  • Personalized attention: We have small batch size (max. 15) and we maintain a healthy ratio of 8:1 (Participants: Leader) on all our batches to enable individual focus and monitoring.
  • Best Expedition Leaders: Our 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.
  • Safety norms: We have mapped the region with an emergency evacuation plan and safety protocols maintaining a zero accident record so far. We carry an extensive first-aid kit including oxygen cylinders and high altitude medicines.
  • Safety equipment: Our trek leaders carry UIAA certified rescue equipment like static rope, ice axe, harness, carabiners, jumar, pulley, short and long slings.

Itinerary

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1 Day 1
Day 1: Bangalore to Sampikatte - 400 Kms Drive
2 Day 2
Day 2: Sampikatte to Kodachadri Peak and back - 25 km
3 Day 3
Day 3: Sampikatte to Bangalore- 400 Kms Drive.

Frequently Asked Questions

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



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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.

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Terms & Conditions

What's 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

What's 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
  • Cencellations within 5 days prior to departure - No Refund
*Cash refund is applicable only in case of bookings made without using any promotional offer code or vouchers.
*Please note that this is only a brief of cancellation terms. For finer details please refer Detailed Cancellation Policy

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