Gangadikal Trek, Chikmagalur [30th - 31st October 2021] - Registration is ON

Gangadikal is one of thirteen hiking trails located in the Kudremukh National Park in Chikmagalur district, Karnataka, India. This trail offers an opportunity to explore rare species of plants, birds, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies and insects. 

Special features of Kudremukh National Park (KNP)

KNP is made of steep hills and valleys. The hills, which bear the brunt of the severe monsoon wind, preclude any tree growth as a result the landscape is covered with grass. The valleys which are tucked in, have reasonable protection from wind and a deep soil profile, as a result of which stunted evergreen forests exist creating an unique microclimate, rich with mosses, orchids, etc. The whole scenery of grassland interspersed with narrow strips of forests provide a fantastic vista for a trekker. The totally fresh air and the climb up and down, invigorates the body and soothes the soul. During the trek, one can view and study several wildlife species of plants, birds, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies, insects, etc. 

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Difficulty level

Easy to Moderate

Approx Temperature

20C - 27C

Accommodation type

Depending on the availability:
a) If weather is good, we will prefer to camp out. Be noted its a place in middle of nowhere, NO restrooms are accessible (one has to be dependent on natural resources)

b) Dormitories: Ideally big room where people sleep in sleeping bags provided by us. There will be separate rooms for girls and guys.

Washrooms

Toilets Only at Base Camp. Hotwater etc, as Per Availability.

Food

Basic Veg Meals (2 Breakfasts, Evening Tea Snacks, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner)

Transport

Non A/c. Depending on number of participants it can be Tavera/Qualis, Tempo Traveller, MiniBus, Bus, others.

Distance from Bangalore

340 kms (one way)

Total trekking distance

8 kms approx.

Attraction

Beautiful landscape, Somvathi Waterfall.

Tentative Schedule:

Friday
: 29th October 2021
09:00 PM -  Pick-up from BMC, Indiranagar
09:15 PM -  Pick-up from New Shanthi Sagar hotel, Domlur
09:30 PM -  Pick up from Sapphire Toys, Richmond Road (Near Sacred Heart Church)
10:00 PM -  Pick up from Yesvantpur, Elite Restaurant

Saturday: 30th October 2021

06:30 AM Reach Base camp, Leave extra luggage 
08:00 AM Have breakfast, Avail permission
10:00 AM Start trekking to Gangadikal Peak
12:00 PM Reach the peak. Have packed lunch on the way
01:00 PM Start climbing down
05:00 PM Reach base camp, Campfire (Optional) - Dinner

Sunday: 31st October 2021
08:00 AM - Have breakfast, Start from KNP
10:00 AM - Visit Soormane falls or Hanging Bridge. Have lunch (Self-sponsored) on the way
08:00 PM - Reach back to Bangalore

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

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Suggested things to carry:
-- One back pack
-- Water bottles 2 litres
-- Change of clothes for two days
-- Sunscreen & sunglasses
-- Toiletries (Shampoo, towel, toothpaste, tissue paper, etc.)
-- Allergy medication (if any)
-- Energy food like chocolate, nutribars etc (If you wish)
-- Juice packs, Glucon-D etc. (If you wish)

-- Mosquito Repellent Cream
-- Torches with new batteries
-- Camera (Optional)
-- Rain coat (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

Participation Fees: Rs.4,000/-


Above charges include:

1. Forest permssion charges
2. Non A/C Transport from Bangalore to Bangalore
3. Accommodation
4. Veg Meals (2 Breakfast, 1 lunch & 1 Dinner)
5. Basic First aid Support
6. Instructor from BMC
7. GST

Above charges does not include:
Food on the way i.e., Sunday Lunch

Payment options:
Click here to see various methods of making payment for BMC event registration

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

BMC Office Address:

#778, 9th 'A' Main Road,
1st Stage, Indiranagar
Bangalore, Karnataka
Pin-560038
Landmark - Indiranagar Metro Station
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