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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Plenty of buses ply from Bangalore to Kumta. Train services are available from Bangalore and Mumbai as well.
All major cellular networks are available at Kumta.
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.
The winter months of January to February are the best months to go for the Kumta Gokarna Beach Trek.
During the 3 day trek, we will be camping at the Heaven beach.
You can rent trekking shoes, rucksacks and poncho for the trek from us.
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).
Signed declaration form and address proof( Aadhar card, passport for foreign national) are the mandatory documents required for the Kumta Gokarna beach trek.
No, there is no option to offload your backpack.
No, trekking pole is not necessary.
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.
The temperatures range from 20-degree Celsius to 25-degree Celsius.
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.
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.
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.
There will be no snow on this 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.
There will be no snow 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.
It is recommended that you come prepared with all the stuff. Please do not leave anything for last minute buying.
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.
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.
For us, a successful summit is not about reaching the highest point of a mountain but about making it safely back to base.
Cancellations up to 30 days prior to departure date
Between 30 days to 15 days prior to departure
Less than 15 days of departure
No Cash Refund
Cancellations up to 5 days prior to departure date
Cancellations less than 5 days prior to departure
Sushant Singh 04 January 2018
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