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.
Learning Experience: We do not just focus on completing the trek butalso 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
How to ensure camp safety and hygiene
Identify trail signs and signals
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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 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 every region with an emergency evacuation plan and safety protocols maintaining a zero accident record so far.
Safety equipment: Our trek leaders carry UIAA certified rescue equipment like static rope, harness, carabiners, jumar, pulley, short and long slings.
Show detailed itinerary
1Day 1 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 in Bangalore and reach Kumta by early hours of Saturday.See more images and videos
2Day 2 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. See more images and videos
3Day 3 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. See more images and videos
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 treks. The trek provides a first-hand experience of mountain and beach 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
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?
Kumta to 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 if 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 like- Rajajinagar, Yeshwantpur metro station, Jalahalli cross.
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?
It is completely safe for solo women to trek in fixed departures.
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.
Forest Permits/Camping Charges , if any (Upto the amount charged for Indian nationals)
Tents, Sleeping bags, mats
Services of a Trek Leader
Transportation from Bangalore to Bangalore
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
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
Cancellations up to 5 days prior to departure date - No deduction
Cencellations within 5 days prior to departure - No Refund
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