Night Trek at Kuntibetta - [1st April 2016] - Housefull

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. If on a night trek, there are spots sheltered from the high winds by boulders that are great for lighting a campfire.

With its challenging yet interesting trails, naturally sheltered summit and close proximity to the Thonnur lake (you can trek down to the lake for a dip), 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.

-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:
2 kms - one way

Difficulty Level:

Tentative Schedule: 
Friday         - 1st April 2016
09.30 PM    - Pick-up from BMC, Indiranagar
09.45 PM    - Pick-up from New Shanthi Sagar hotel, Domlur
10.00 PM    - Pick-up from Lifestyle, Magrath road (Near Garuda Mall)
Saturday    - 2nd
April 2016
01:00AM     - Reach Base and start trekking up
03:30AM     - Reach the peak - explore the place
06:00AM     - Trek down to Base

08:00AM     - Start back to Bangalore - On the way breakfast

Reach Bangalore in time

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

Participation Fees: Rs.1050.00

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 1 litre of water)
- Energy Food (Chocolate bars, flavored milk, Electrolyte drinks - Glucose etc.)
- Small torch with new batteries.
- Camera (Optional)

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

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