Makalidurga Trek

Makalidurga Trek

Karnataka 1 Day


0 KM



1350 mts.

DIY + 5% GST

Bangalore to Bangalore

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Brief Description

The Makalidurga trek is one of the most sought-after weekend treks from Bangalore. It is a one day trek that can be easily covered in 10 hours. The trail of this trek is lush green and offers great views of the nearby areas. The temple and the lake which fall on the trail are a must stop. The temple gives you a glimpse of the local culture and their beliefs. The lake which is shaped like the South American continent is a perfect spot to take pictures. At the peak, trekkers get a chance to dive into the rich history of the state. The Makaliadurga fort is considered of great historical and mythological importance. The overall experience of this trek is enriching and refreshing.


Day 1

Bangalore to Makalidurga Peak and back

Reach the Makalidurga railway station around 8 am. From the station, a short 2 km walk across the tracks will take you to the base of the trek. Start the trek and reach the top around 11 am. Take short stops especially at the temple and the lake. Once at the top, have a hearty lunch and explore the fort. After spending a few hours at the top, start your journey back towards the base. Reach the base by 6 pm. From here you can board trains or private vehicles back to Bangalore.

Frequently Asked Questions

Pick your question

Eligibility: Is this trek good for me?

The trek is good for Beginners as well as experienced trekkers. It is the perfect weekend getaway from Bangalore.

Eligibility: Experience required

Since it is a beginner’s trek, you need no special prior experience.

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

If you are looking to get a breather from the busy city life, then you must embark on this trek. It is a perfect way to relax as the trek distance is short and is in close proximity to Bangalore.

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

September to February are the best months to go on this trek as the weather is pleasant during these months.

Connectivity: How to Reach the base of the trek & how to go back from the end point?

You can easily reach Makalidurga railway station by taking a train from Bangalore or by driving up to the station. It is 40 Km away from Bangalore and can be easily covered in an hour or two.

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

There is cellular connectivity throughout the trail of this trek.

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

Makalidurga Trek Bangalore

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.

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.


What's Included

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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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