One Day Trek to Kuntibetta - [19th September 2020]
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 trail, 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.
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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Bangalore Mountaineering Club. All Rights Reserved
- 19th September 2020
06:30 AM - Pick-up from BMC,
06.45 AM - Pick-up from New Shanthi Sagar hotel, Domlur
07.00 AM -
Pick-up from Lifestyle, Magrath road (Near Garuda Mall)
- Reach Base and start trekking up
- Reach the peak - explore the place - Have packed lunch
- Trek down to Base
- Start back to Bangalore
05:30 PM - Reach Bangalore in
points will be the same as pick-up points.
Click here to read Guidelines for COVID-19
Please carry an empty lunch box. We
discourage the use of plastic on our treks.
Participation Fees: Rs.1,350/-
Non A/C Transport, Breakfast, Lunch, Basic First aid kit Support & certified
Suggested things to carry:
or call on 9611102222
- Personal medication (if any)
- One strong
- Water bottles (enough to carry at least 2 liters of water)
- Energy Food (Chocolate bars, flavored milk, Electrolyte drinks - Glucose
- Small torch with new batteries ( Highly Suggested ) .
- Rain Coat (suggested During Rain)
- Sports Shoes (With
just in case you have to cancel participation
in case we are forced to cancel this event.
Important points to be
noted before registering
any clarification email us at
BMC Office Address
#778, 9th 'A' Main Road,
Indiranagar Metro Station