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Yethinabhuja Trek​ - Surmounting the Ox​

Fri, 6 Oct 2017 9:30PM - Sun, 8 Oct 2017 6:00PM
Rs 3300
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Destination info: Situated, near the of the village of Byrapura in  Mudigere taluk is one of the significant peaks of Charmadi range dominating the landscape towering height 2600 m and there are three approaches to this peak. The name Yethinabhuja is a  Synonymous of two words. Yethu - Ox, and  Bhuja Shoulder. Ethinabhuja has a huge monolith at the top which appears like a giant turtle and 3 huge stones which give an appearance of a stove. This peak is surrounded by many other important peaks of Western Ghats.  Yethinabhuja is considered to be one of the picturesque treks in Karnataka and is a two-day trek if one wants to make it to the peak comfortably. Shishila is a small village near Dharmastala Dakshina Kannada district. The starting point is Shishila village where from the trail starts.  The initial trail is through a fairly dense forest, but the trail itself was pretty wide. Then the forest cover disappears slowly and grassland starts to appear which continues almost till you get on it.The monolithic peak is almost 90-degrees, one needs to go around in a spiral to reach the peak and this part of the trek is a very very dense vegetation and narrow trail which probably becomes waterfall during monsoon. Post-monsoon, one would need to clear vegetation using a knife to make way.

Distance: 350km.


Day 0:  

  • 9:30 pm. Start from Bangalore. Overnight Journey, 6 Hours. 
  • Pickup Points will be decided based on the convenience of the entire group. 
  • Contact details of Trek leader will be shared on registration. You can coordinate with Trek leader a day before the departure.
  • After the last pickup, the Overnight Journey of about 380 km begins with the headcount. The trip leader will give a brief Introduction about the trekking destination.

Day 1:  

  • 5:00 am. Reach Mudigere Homestay in the morning.  
  • You will be welcomed by our host. On your arrival you are given time to freshen up.
  • After a brief acquaintance with the tour group, and Breakfast you will start the trek towards  Yethinabhuja carrying Pack Lunch
  • As the vegetation thickens, you will notice that you are on a forest trail. Cross the rocky stream and follow the giant green trees which lead you towards the meadow. After walking uphill for a considerable distance going forward, you will come across endless beautiful meadows and forests while reaching the shoulder spectacular peak. A 360-degree view. from monolithic rock cliff of the meandering river through the valley and the canyon is a feast to eyes. 
  • One can rest and indulge in photography before starting on a walk back to stay to rest for the night.

Day 2: 

  • 6:30 am. Wake up to the serene aura of surroundings this morning.
  • After freshening up we start from Homestay, you will proceed towards Bangalore.
  • Reach Bangalore by evening.

Things to Remember and Strictly prohibited :

  • Carrying match box, Lighter, Smoking during the trek, consuming Alcohol and Indulging in any such activity.
  • Shouting or yelling during the trek.
  • Discarding Plastic and polluting Eco system.
  • Listen to trek leader as it is a remote location.
  • The decision of Trek leader is final considering the safety of the group.

What to look for:

  • Walk slowly and admire the landscape.
  • Be watchful of creepy crawly and snakes when walking through grasslands.
  • Beware of slippery slopes when you are walking on rocks and crossing streams.
  • Be in the group.
  • Be alert when you are at top of the rock as there is less space.

Note: Basic Medical Kit will be available with Trek leader for assistance.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions & Exclusions


  • Transportation (From / To Bangalore) by Tempo Traveler/ Mini Bus Non/Ac depending on group size.
  • Trek Fee
  • Breakfast on Day 1 & Day 2
  • Tea and Snacks Vegetarian on Day 2
  • Pack Lunch on Day 1.
  • Dinner on Day 1
  • Stay in Dome tents.
  • Sleeping bags.


  • Lunch on Day 2 and Tea/snacks during the journey.



Things to Carry ​

Things to Carry ​
  • Torch/headlamp , with extra batteries
  • Ankle Shoes / or comfortable shoes with good grip.
  • 1 l tr Water bottle or hydration pack.
  • Backpack 30 liters.
  • Rain coat/Poncho
  • Dry fruits, energy bar, chocolates, energy drink, Snacks etc.
  • Personal medication.
  • Sweater/ fleece jackets as nights would be cold. 
  • Extra pair of clothes
  • Toiletry kit
  • Quick dry pants and cotton T-shirt as per Requirement. 
  • Camera (optional)
  • Sun cap
  • A mixture of Tobacco and snuff solution or salt to avoid leeches.

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Byrapura ( Outside bangalore )
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