Trip Starting From: Bangalore
Trip Location: Chikmagalur
About the Destination:
One of the most picturesque destinations in the state of Karnataka, Chickmagalur entices visitors with the promise of good times, quiet escapes and verdant green plantations of coffee and lush jungles. It has long been the cynosure of all eyes that wanted to escape the sweltering monotony in life. The region is more beautiful because of the three major rivers of Karnataka Tunga, Bhadra, Hemavati, Vedavati and Yagachi. The pretty streams that these rivers make while cascading down the mountains are a true sight to behold.
Standing at a height of around 1,090m, the hills and mountains in this quaint hill station town entice plenitude of trekkers, nature lover, occasional vacationers and backpackers from across various corners of the world. No wonder then that the Mullayangiri trek which originates in these mountains is a true delight to behold if you are an adventure lover. Even if you just drive past the roads, your drive will be decorated with waterfalls and lush green vegetation all around you.
In these beautiful environs rises the the Mullayanagiri Peak trek, which is among the most sought after trekking destinations in South India! Reaching a height of 1,930m, this astounding peak of the Western Ghats boasts of its easy to challenging trekking trails, scenic beauty and the panoramic views from the top. The trekking trails on the Mullayangiri Hills will take you through some of the most rustic and naturally beautiful pathways. Witnessing a sunset from the peak is also a prized experience and is immensely popular among the trekkers.
About the Activity:
Rising above all the surrounding peaks and hillocks in Karnataka, trek to Mullayanagiri peak takes you to a world, where the clouds are just a hand touch away! Be it the enchanting charm of the Western Ghats or the natural beauty of Chikmagalur, this trek will get you acquainted with all of it!
Also, during this trekking trail, the trekkers can witness an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Underneath this temple, one can also indulge in cave exploration and discover the beauty of some of the fascinating as well as captivating caves in Chikmagalur. On a whole, Mullayanagiri peak trek is all about discovering the opulent and tranquil beauty of the nature along with rejuvenating the mind and the soul within two exciting days of fun and amusement!
Day 1 - Arrival and overnight stay in Base-camp
4-5km Mullayanagiri Trek
Following your arrival near the campsite; at around 6:00AM, check-in into the base-camp and get freshened up. After having breakfast in the camp, attend a quick briefing session by the trek guides and embark on the fascinating Mullayanagiri trek Peak around 9:30AM.
Considered as easy to moderate, the climb to the peak is an affair of mist and magic! Adorned with panoramic views of the Western Ghats and the lush coffee estates, the climb to the peak might also get steeper at times.
Upon reaching the peak, witness and enjoy the stunning views of the valley underneath, verdant meadows, scenic forest ranges, the low-flying clouds and also savour on a packed lunch at around 12:30PM. Post lunch; start descending down towards a nearby Lord Shiva Temple, from where you can enjoy spectacular views of the Baba Budangiri Range. Here onwards, continue down trek to the base-camp for an exciting overnight stay amidst a lively campfire.
Day 2 - Departure towards Bangalore
Trek to Baba Budangiri
Waking up today morning, get started with an exciting trek to the Baba Budangiri Range at around 7:00AM. To reach the range, you can just follow the trails that lead to a nearby BSNL Tower. While most of this walk comprises of easy terrains, the end portion will take you through the ridges and is extremely exciting.
Following your arrival at Baba Budangiri, enjoy a packed lunch and after relaxing for a while, start your return journey to the campsite. With your arrival at the campsite, pack your bags and embark on the return journey to Bangalore at around 1:00PM, your Mullayanagiri trek peak comes to an end.
Homestay and Tents (depend on the weather)
All meals during the tour
Transportation to and from Bangalore
All trekking, camping and home stay charges
Forest charges wherever applicable
All Applicable Charges
Comfortable and trekking clothes: tracks, raincoats, tee-shirts and wind-cheaters.
Trekking shoes, a pair of slippers for the night, extra pair of socks.
Sunglasses, caps or hats, sunscreen lotion and insect repellents.
Water bottles, backpack with plastic linings.
Wear shoe till your ankles
While trekking, tuck-in your tracks into the socks.
Wear double layered socks avoid direct contact of leeches during the tour
Do not wear tight-fit clothes as they might hinder your movement during the trek.
Do not carry valuables like jewellery or similar possessions.
Consumption of alcohol or any other intoxicants during the trek; smoking during the trek is also not allowed.
Usages of plastic bags are strictly prohibited during the trek.
The Mullayanagiri region is an eco-friendly zone. Do not participate in plucking flowers, creating noise or disturb the vicinity in any form.
Avoid using earphones, as you might not be able to follow up the instructions from the trek guides or the instructors.
If cancellations are made 15 days before the start date of the trip, no cancellation fees will be applicable.
If cancellations are made within 7-15 days before the start date of the trip, 10% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
If cancellations are made within 3-6 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
If cancellations are made within 0-2 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.
The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days
The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 12 hours of successful booking
In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking and a full refund will be processed.