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Skandagiri Sunrise Trek
Includes Transportation (from/to Bangalore) Night Trek Breakfast Forest permission Charges
What's Excluded: Torch Water Bottle Personal Food Anything not mentioned in Inclusions
Overview Skandagiri, also historically known as Kalwarbetta or Kalavara Durga is a mountain fortress located around 70 km from Bangalore. This tiring yet much rewarding trek takes you through a spectacular journey amidst the wilderness. Starting by 10 pm from Bangalore, reach the base point by midnight and hereby begins the night trek. The serene and sublime atmosphere around Skandagiri will definitely boost up your adrenaline. This 8km trek can easily be completed within 4 to 5 hours of ascending and descending.
Tried and tested both by amateurs and professionals, this trek is a must for thrill-seekers. The climb gets tedious as you reach the Papagni Temple, hereby offering treacherous terrains amongst the dense shrubs around. Thereafter the steep slopes may require tricky footwork till the summit. The ruined remains of Tipu Sultans fort and an abandoned fort remains at the top of the hill.
Skandagiri is famous for walking above the clouds, literally! As you reach the top, enjoy the bonfire in the starry night couched inside your sleeping bags. Wake up to experience the morning winds caressing you, as you open your eyes to get the most magnanimous sight of the sun rising above a bed of clouds, a sight so rare. The misty valley of Skandagiri is bound to leave an everlasting impression in your mind.
Trek Difficulty: Moderate Distance from Bangalore: 70 Km Trek Distance: 8 Km
Itinerary Day 0 11:30 PM Pick up starts from Bangalore
Pick up points: Majestic Indiranagar Hebbal Few more on the route to Skandgiri.
Day 1 04:00 AM Reach Base (05kms trek one side) 06:00 AM Reach peak and relax. 06:15 AM Enjoy the sunrise 07:30 AM Descend to the base 10:30 AM Have BreakFast on the way. 12:00 PM Head back to Bangalore
Things to carry Torch per person with extra batteries. Sports shoes or trekking shoes in good condition Backpack 2-litre water bottle per person Energy bars, dry fruits, flavoured milk, Electrolyte drinks