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.

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.


Show detailed itinerary
1 Day 1
Day 1: Drive to Kumta from Common pick up points in Bangalore ( Rajajinagar, Malleshwarum, Yeshwantpur and Jalahalli cross)
2 Day 2
Day 2: Trek from Kumta beach to Heaven beach (Trek Distance : 12 Km)
3 Day 3
Day 3: Trek from Heaven beach to Gokarna beach and back to Bangalore (Trek Distance : 9 Km)

Frequently Asked Questions

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 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?

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.

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Terms & Conditions

What's 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

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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