Tadiandamol Trek

Tadiandamol Trek

Karnataka 3 Days

Easy

15 KM

MAX 15

MAX ALTITUDE

1638 mts.


3700 + 5% GST

Bangalore to Bangalore

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Brief Description

Though less known, Tadiandamol is one of the most beautiful treks of South India. Tadiandamol is the highest peak in the Coorg or Kodagu district of Karnataka. At an altitude of 5,735 km, the trek offers a panoramic view of the lush green hills. This stunning peak is surrounded by the greenery and the vast expanses of the Shola forests, seldom interrupted by the dazzling blueness of the water bodies making their way through it. Tadiandamol trek offers trekkers a variety of sights like rare mountain birds and butterflies dancing across the stunning vegetation filled with the aroma of coffee everywhere. Not only that, but the place also has a historical significance- the famous “Nalknad-Palace” resides at the foothills of the mountain. The palace was built around 1794 AD to commemorate the victory of Dodda Vira Rajendra over Tipu Sultan and was the last refuge of the last of the Haleri kings before he was deposed by the British. The total trek distance is of 15 km and can be easily traversed by beginners. When it comes to treks in South India, the Tadiandamol Trek is of a moderate level difficulty meaning it needs a good fitness level and endurance to successfully undertake this trek.



Itinerary

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Day 1

Drive from Bangalore to Coorg - 270 Kms

On Friday evening we drive from the 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 en route outskirts of Mysore to Coorg and halt for breakfast before reaching Kakkabe by early hours on Saturday.


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Day 2

Trek starts from Kakkabe - 15 km.

Saturday is the first day of the trek. We will reach the base camp around 05:30 AM where we will freshen up and have breakfast later. The trek begins right after towards the top of Tadiyandamol Peak. The actual trek begins from the Nalakand Palace which is at the base and 4 km from the main road. Just before the peak, there is a forest stretch of around 500 meters. The trail is very steep there. In the monsoon, it gets very slippery increasing the chances of slipping so we need to be really careful. Once we reach the tadiandamol peak top, we can have lunch amidst the beautiful scenery of mountains covered in mist. After some time we shall begin our return trek to arrive at the base and reach the campsite by 6:00PM.


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Day 3

Drive from Coorg to Bangalore- 270 km.

On Sunday, around 07:00 AM, we will have breakfast. By 09:00 AM, we should pack-up and start our return journey to Bangalore. You can have a self-sponsored lunch on the way. By 09:00 PM, we will arrive in Bangalore and our tour ends here. We hope you return home filled with pleasant memories of the trip.



Frequently Asked Questions

Pick your question

Eligibility: Is this trek good for me?

Anyone who is new to the trekking and wants to venture into the experience can begin with Tadiandamol trek. A perfect trek for the people who want to peek into the world of Western Ghats. The trek provides a first-hand experience of mountain 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



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Packing List: How should I pack my rucksack?

Packing List: How should I select my trekking shoe?

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

Tadiandamol Trek

Tadiandamol Trek is one of the most beautiful treks of South India. The peak is the highest in the Coorg region of Karnataka. It is an easy trek which can be covered within a day. Camping among the crisp fresh winds of the Shola forests is an absolute delight which should not be missed.

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

The best seasons to do the Tadiandamol trek are the winter months of September to February when the weather is a bit cooler and more pleasant.

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

How to Reach the base of the trek & how to go back from the end point? Pick-ups and drop-offs will be organized from Bangalore to Kakkabe.

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

BSNL Network will be available in Kakkabe. Otherwise, all networks are available in Bangalore.

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

Chelavara Falls which is towards the hills from Virajpet. The sound of the waterfall is mesmerizing. On the base of the hill is the Nalkand Palace and the Padi Igguthappa temple of deity Igguthappa. It is one of the oldest temples of the Kodavs and was built by the King Lingarajendra in 1810.

Age limit: What is the minimum & maximum age limit?

The minimum age limit is 9 years for Tadiandamol trek. However, minors aged between 9 to 17 should be accompanied by 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.

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

We provide homestay at the base of the Tadiandamol trek. The rooms will be provided on twin or triple sharing basis. You will receive the details of your accommodation through email a few days prior to the trek.

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

N/A

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

There is an attached bathroom in the homestay.

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

South Indian vegetarian food will be provided throughout the trek.

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

You can rent a trekking pole from us.

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

The weather is likely to be pleasant, not more than 28 degree Celsius.

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).

Miscellaneous : Who will lead us on the trek?

There will be a certified trekking guide assigned four days prior to the departure. All our trek leaders and staff have certified training in first-aid and rescue operation.

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

The nearest town of Madekeri which is 36 km from Kakkabe. But it is better to come prepared as the availability of items cannot be guaranteed.

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

Yes, it is absolutely safe for a solo woman to travel in fix departures. Women on the trek will be sharing a room with each other.

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 the menu on the trek (Starting Breakfast Day 1)
  • Forest Permits/Camping Charges , if any (Upto the amount charged for Indian nationals)
  • Services of a Trek Leader
  • Transportation from Bangalore to Bangalore
  • Trek Guide, Cook, Helpers
  • Safety Equipment
  • Home stays

Whats Not Included?

  • No meal provided during onward and return journey.
  • 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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