Trekking and rappelling at Kuntibetta - [15th February 2015] - Registration is ON

A 130 km drive on the Mysore road towards Mandya and then a right turn, past sugar cane plantations with the characteristic smell of jaggery plants, will take you to Pandavapura. The Pandavas are said to have ended their 14 year long exile here, hence the name ‘Pandavapura’. With its steep rock faces and a stone pillar on its summit, Kunti Betta (950 mts) is hard not to notice from here. A short drive from Pandavapura to the temple at the base, and then a stair climb and you are on the trail to Kunti betta.

The Kunti Betta trail is a short but fairly technical one. It includes steep ascents and descents (sum rock faces require rope aid for the inexperienced trekker). Traversing first up and over a hillock and then all the way up Kunti Betta, you constantly have the Thonnur Lake in view. The terrain consists of volcanic granite rock and boulders, with brief stretches of moorland (short grass, shrubby trees and bush). You know you are at the summit when you see the Stone pillar. Great views of surrounding fields, hillocks and the Thonnur lake, make the Stone pillar the perfect viewpoint.

With its challenging yet interesting trails and naturally sheltered summit, Kunti Betta is an excellent trek for both the absolute novice* hoping to take up serious trekking, as well as for the seasoned trekker wanting to do a more laidback trek over the weekend.

*Caution:
-Please don't register if you are very unfit or suffer from weak joints. This event requires basic fitness and a decent amount of stamina.


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Distance: From Bangalore: 129 kms

Trek Length:
1.8 kms - one way

Difficulty Level:
Easy

Tentative Schedule:
Sunday      15th February 2015

06:30AM –  Pickup from BMC, Indiranagar
06:45AM –  Pickup from Lifestyle, Magrath Road.
07:00AM -  Pickup from New Shanthi Sagar, Domlur.
                On the way Breakfast, Pack Lunch parcels.
10:00AM     Reach base of Kuntibetta
10:30AM -  Start trekking up.
12:00PM -  Reach the peak.
             -  Have lunch & relax.
01:00PM
-   Rappelling.
06:00PM -  Start from Kuntibetta. Have tea and snacks on the way.
08:00PM -  Reach Bangalore.

Note: Drop points will be the same as pick-up points

Participation Fees: Rs.1200.00

Above charges includes: Non A/C Transport, Breakfast, First aid kit, safety gears, life jackets, guide, permission and miscellaneous

Suggested things to carry:
- Personal medication (if any)
- One strong backpack.
- Water bottles (enough to carry at least 2 liters of water)
- Energy Food (Chocolate bars, flavored milk, Electrolyte drinks - Glucose etc.)
- Small torch with new batteries.
- Camera (Optional)
- Rain Coat (Highly suggested)


Read our Cancellation Policy, just in case you have to cancel participation
Read our Refund Policy, in case we are forced to cancel this event.


Important points to be noted before registering

For any clarification email us at
[email protected] or call on 9611102222

BMC Office Address:
3/2, 1st Floor,
12th Cross, C.M.H. Road,
1st Stage,
 Indiranagar,
Bangalore - 560 038

 

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