Kote Betta is the third highest peak in Coorg after Tadiyandamol and Brahmagiri. The peak is at a height of around 1500 meters. The trek is about 7-8 km one way goes through vivid coffee estate for about 2 km.
Day 1 I) Start journey from Bengaluru to Madikeri in TT/Mini Bus II) Breakfast at Bidadi III) Reach resort at Madikeri for lunch IV) Visit Mandalpatti and nearby waterfalls if time permits. V) Have authentic hot dinner and take a sound sleep in the lap of nature.
Day 2 I) Wake up to the sounds of nature quite early in the morning II) Have coffee/tea III) Freshen up and have breakfast IV) Start early morning for the trek to Kotebetta Peak V) Enjoy the panoramic view at the peak and have packed lunch VI) Reach back to resort, freshen up VII) Start our journey back to Bengaluru
The trip cost includes : I) Travel: To and fro travel from Bengaluru to Madikeri in TT/Mini Bus. II) Stay: Accommodation for a night at resort/homestay with good amenities. III) Food: 2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner. IV) Forest Entry Tickets V) Guide Fees and Driver Bata
Exclusions:- I) Any other expenses incurred apart from inclusions. II) Personal expenses.
Things required for the event :- 1) A backpack of 30 liters and small day bag of 10 litres 2) Good Hiking shoes/Sandals (Make sure you wear good shoes with a great grip) + socks 3) Toiletries, Towels, Spare clothes 4) Water Bottles - 2 litres (Compulsory) 5) Cap/Hat/Sunglasses 6) Snacks, Energy Bars, Fruits (There are no options of eatery nearby and during the trek) 7) ID Proof
Standard pick up points for the trek: - Marathahalli Kalamandir - HSR BDA Complex - Silk Board - BTM Signal - Jayadeval Hospital - Banashankari Bus Stand - DG Petrol Bunk - PESIT College
Dos and Donts: - We believe in leaving the mountains in a better condition, which is why we follow a no-litter policy on our treks. Each trekker will have to bring back the waste that is created during the trek. - Trekking is best enjoyed when youve worn comfortable clothes. Try and avoid wearing Jeans, bright colours and heavy apparels as much as possible. - A lighter backpack always helps you have a better trek, try and carry just as much as needed. - Always be in sight of your trek lead, if you feel the need to stop for any reason at all, please keep the trek lead informed. - If you do come across any reptiles, animals or even insects during the trek, please keep your calm and let it patiently pass by. Any kind of noise and panic will scare them as well. - Do not venture out into the forest/waterfalls on your own as it may be dangerous. - Trekking is a good adventure, having said that, it is our primary responsibility to take good care of ourselves and be compassionate towards fellow trekkers - If, at any point, during the trek, you feel uneasy or unwell, please inform the trek lead immediately - Tune in to the sounds of nature while on a trek and avoid carrying speakers or playing music during the course of the trek - To help you enjoy the trek to the fullest, we avoid smoking and consumption of alcohol, and other intoxicants during the course of the trek.