Kumta Gokarna Beach Trek

Karnataka 3 Days

Easy

20 KM

MAX 15

MAX ALTITUDE

22 mts.


4200 + 5% GST

Bangalore to Bangalore

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Brief Description

The Kumta Gokarna beach trek is a one-of-a-kind three-day trek that takes you through some of the most pristine beaches India has to offer, many of which have no connectivity by road. As the name suggests, the trek takes you along the west coast of the country to beaches most only ever dream of seeing, namely Heaven beach, Paradise beach, Om beach, Half-Moon beach, Kudle beach, Gokarna beach and many more. Most of the beaches which fall on Kumta to Gokarna trail are untouched and give you the unique experience of a relaxed, tropical trek. The route is fairly easy and can be done by beginners, and its unique nature makes it a refreshingly new experience for experienced trekkers as well. Endless coconuts, sandcastles, and sunset ocean views await you. To find more information about the Kumta Gokarna Trek like photos, itinerary and interesting blogs scroll down.



Itinerary

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Day 1

Drive to Kumta from Common pick up points in Bangalore ( Rajajinagar, Malleshwarum, Yeshwantpur and Jalahalli cross)

On Friday, We start by 9 PM from the mentioned common pick up points - Malleshwaram (near KC General Hospital), Rajajinagar (Metro Station - Tata Motors Showroom), Yeshwanthpur (Govardhan Theater) and Jalahalli (Bureau of Indian Standards) in Bangalore and reach Kumta by early hours of Saturday.


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Day 2

Trek from Kumta beach to Heaven beach (Trek Distance : 12 Km)

Today we start early morning. After a hearty breakfast, we start walking from Kumta beach. Within the first 10 - 15 minutes, we will reach the Kumta beach viewpoint. As we keep walking the next beach which falls on the way is the Vannalli beach. Upon reaching this beach, we will find that the trail goes around a hill and finally lands into a grassland. The Mangodlu beach falls next on our path. Kadle beach follows it. After approximately 7 - 8 Km, we reach the Nirvana Bay. We find our way towards the Kagal Fort here on the bay. After a short break, we move towards Heaven beach which will be our home for the night. After setting up our tents, we have a fun evening and dinner and retire to our tents.


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Day 3

Trek from Heaven beach to Gokarna beach and back to Bangalore (Trek Distance : 9 Km)

After an early breakfast, we start our trek again today. We walk towards the Aghanashini river from Heaven beach. This river can only be crossed by a ferry. After crossing the river we land upon the Belekhaan beach. After crossing this beach, the trail starts to become greener and there is a forest cover till Paradise beach. The Small Hell beach, Half Moon Beach and the Om beach follow next. After crossing these beaches we reach Kudle beach where we have a sumptuous lunch and then head towards Gokarna beach. This marks the end of our trek. From here we board our vehicle and drive back to Bangalore.



Frequently Asked Questions

Pick your question

Eligibility: Is this trek good for me?

Gokarna beach trek provides a first-hand experience of mountain and beach trekking and camping in the wilderness. With a unique chance to trek alongside several beautiful beaches, this trek is an ideal weekend trek.

Eligibility: Experience required

Since Gokarna beach trek 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

  • Rucksack: The broader the straps the better you will feel. A frame oriented distributes the weight supporting the back. Suggested capacity: 40 to 50 Litres.
  • Jacket/Sweater: The weather changes drastically so carrying a light jacket or sweater is advised. Carrying Waterproof rain jackets for treks during peak monsoon.
  • Trek Pants: Carry 2 light synthetic trek pants as they dry up easily in case needed.
  • T-shirts: Carry 3-4 light cotton T-shirts preferably full sleeves to avoid sun burn. Black coloured T-Shirts should be avoided.
  • Cap: Carry a cap or a hat that covers the head, face and the neck.
  • Slippers/Flip-flops: Carry a pair of comfortable flip-flops/slippers to use in the camping area post trekking.
  • Shoes: Carry a pair of shoes with good traction and a water proof body.Ensure that the shoes are not too old or too new.
  • Socks: Carry 3-4 pairs of sports or cotton socks which don't make your feet sweat during the long walks.
  • Rain Coat/poncho: Carry a compact raincoat or poncho which can quickly dry.
  • Water Bottle: A 2-litre good quality, leak proof water bottle or 2 water bottles of 1-litre each.
  • Repair Kit: Carrying a repiar kit is very important as they come in handy in case of any emergencies.
  • Towel: Carry a light and easy to dry towel.
  • Toiletries: Carry toiletries like soap, toothpaste, toothbrush,toilet paper ans sunscreen.
  • Sunglasses: Carry sunglasses which are light and sturdy and have UV protection.

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?

Plenty of buses ply from Bangalore to Kumta. Train services are available from Bangalore and Mumbai as well.

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

All major cellular networks are available at Kumta.

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.

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

Gokarna Beach Trek

If your love for beaches and mountains is too much but you cannot decide what to choose then the Kumta Gokarna Beach trek is for you. The trek takes you through 10-15 beaches over three days. This is the best kind of trekking that one can do as it is a perfect mix of everything one asks for.

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

The winter months of January to February are the best months to go for the Kumta Gokarna Beach Trek.

Accommodation type: What will be the accommodation type in this trek?

During the 3 day trek, we will be camping at the Heaven beach.

Equipment and facilities: What equipment can I rent from you?

You can rent trekking shoes, rucksacks and poncho for the trek from us.

Transport: In case we opt for the transport with you, where will you pick us from and where will you drop?

Transportation will be taken care from Bangalore to Bangalore from common pick up points - Malleshwaram (near KC General Hospital), Rajajinagar (Metro Station - Tata Motors Showroom), Yeshwanthpur (Govardhan Theater) and Jalahalli (Bureau of Indian Standards).

Mandatory documents: What are the mandatory documents required for the trek?

Signed declaration form and address proof( Aadhar card, passport for foreign national) are the mandatory documents required for the Kumta Gokarna beach trek.

Miscellaneous : Is there an option to offload my backpack?

No, there is no option to offload your backpack.

Miscellaneous : Is the trekking pole necessary?

No, trekking pole is not necessary.

Miscellaneous : Is it safe for a solo woman traveller to trek in Fixed departures?

Yes, it is absolutely safe for solo woman to travel in fix departures. Women on the trek will be sharing tent with each other. In case you are the only woman on the trek, you will be given a separate tent.

Weather conditions: What will the temperatures be like during this trek?

The temperatures range from 20-degree Celsius to 25-degree Celsius.

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

Apart from the beautiful beaches, you can visit the Mahasala temple near Kumta and shop at the local markets which are famous for cashew nut, coconut, and betel nut. At Gokarna, you can visit the Mahabaleshwar temple.

Equipment and facilities: What kind of tents and sleeping bags will be provided to us?

We use four-season Gipfel tents and sleeping bags. If you carry your own sleeping bag, you will get a cashback reward, provided that you inform us as soon as you have booked your trek.

Equipment and facilities: Are there any washroom/toilet facilities on the trek?

Toilet tents will be provided to you on the trek.These are portable toilets tents where a deep pit will be dug. A shovel will be provided inside the tent to cover the waste after you have made your business. You can take a toilet roll inside. Make sure you dig used toilet paper along with the waste. Though water is recommended in place of toilet paper. Please refrain from using wet wipes as they are non-biodegradable. There will be no facility for bathing on the trek. Go through our blog section for tips on how to maintain personal hygiene on treks.

Equipment and facilities: If we trek in snow, what equipment will you provide?

There will be no snow on this trek.

Equipment and facilities: What kind of food will be provided for the trek?

Vegetarian food will be served throughout the trek. The only non-vegetarian item served on our treks are eggs. Our kitchen staff follows a proper menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner which has been designed in order to fulfil the nutritional requirements of the participants. There will be milk, poha, eggs, muesli/corn flakes, bread and butter served for breakfast. Rice or simple roti sabzi will be packed for lunch. In dinner, you will have dal, egg curry or any other vegetarian dish along with rice, roti, and a dessert item. Packed lunch will be provided to you on the days you are trekking. You are requested to carry your own tiffin box and a mug to consume food. The meals consumed on journey and arrival day are not included in our cost.

Weather conditions: When will there be snow on this trek?

There will be no snow on the trek.

Miscellaneous : Who will lead us on the trek?

A team of participant will be led by a course certified trek leader and a local guide. All participants are requested to abide by what their leader says. There will also be a team of kitchen staff and porters on the trek. We maintain 1:8 ratio of trek leader and participants. All our trek leaders and staff have a certified training in first-aid and rescue operation.

Miscellaneous : Are there any local stores/shops from where I can shop trekking necessities?

It is recommended that you come prepared with all the stuff. Please do not leave anything for last minute buying.

Miscellaneous : Will you give certificates on completion of trek?

Yes, e-certificates will be given at the end of each trek provided that you completed it. It will bear your name, the trek, and the maximum altitude you achieved on the trek.


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
  • Forest Permits/Camping Charges , if any (Upto the amount charged for Indian nationals)
  • Tents, Sleeping bags, mats
  • Safety Equipment
  • Services of a Trek Leader
  • Transportation from Bangalore to Bangalore

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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