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Kodachadri Trek is one such trek offering of adventure and fun. Situated in the Western Ghats in the district of Shimoga in Karnataka, Kodachadri is the tenth highest peak in this state. It is home to a number of lush green trails that pass through dense forests with beautiful waterfalls and landscapes. It is located within the limits of the Mookamabika Wildlife Sanctuary. The Moola Mookambika Temple which is believed to be the place of origin of Goddess Mookambika is also situated in the backdrop of this peak.
The sight of the sun setting into the horizon of the Arabian Sea from its peak is another enchanting thing that you can witness from this place. The trek offers a combination of so many things together like mountains and sea that can be seen and experienced from one single place. All these things make Kodachadri trek a superb trek that you cannot miss.
Day 01: Kollur – Sampekatte – Kodachadri – Sampekatte.
Day 02: Sampekatte – Nagara fort.
By Air: Mangalore International Airport is the nearest airport, which is about 153 km away. You can easily book a cab from the airport to the Kollur.
By Train: Kundapur railway station is connected to Mangalore, Bengaluru and major towns and cities of the country. The railway station is around 76 km away. You can easily book a cab from the railway station.
By Road: The town is well connected with roads so you can easily get buses for Kodachadri.
The best time to go for the Kodachadri trek is during the months of winters from October to February. It is one of the best winter treks of the South India and it is tough to go for this trek during the Monsoons.
The major things that every trekker must carry with themselves when they are on Kodachadri trekking are good trekking shoes, a rucksack, cotton clothes, a pair of gloves, warmer, a warm jacket, warm caps that would cover the head and ears perfectly, raincoat, water bottle, extra socks, torch, towel, walking stick, medicines, and some toiletries like the cold cream, sunscreen, moisturiser, toilet soap, etc.
The difficulty level of the Kodachadri trek is moderate. The trek is not very simple or very easy but the beginners can surely go for this trek during the winters. Monsoons and the rains make the trail of the trek very difficult though.
Vegetarian meals are provided on this trek. The meal includes breakfast on both the days and lunch and dinner.
The journey to and from Bangalore to Kolur and then back to Bangalore in the non Ac buses are provided in this trek.
Since the trek is not a very difficult one, the trekkers are not required to do any strenuous workouts prior to going on this trek. Even for the beginners, the trek is mildly tough and just going for continuous walks a week before and doing some squats would help you in building your lower body strength.
The Kodachadri trek is a small 1 day trek and the trek distance is around 4 to 5 km.
No, alcohol consumption is not allowed in our treks for the safety and hygienic reasons.
It will be an overnight bus journey from Bangalore to Kolur. From Kolur, the trekkers would go to the home stays that are at Sampekatte. It is from here when the trek starts.
Kodachadri is a famous peak in the South India. It is famous for one of the most famous temples of the country, the Kolur Mookambika temple.
The Kodachadri trek is totally suitable for the female and the solo travellers. You will be going on this trek with a group of trekkers in total guidance and care taken, so there is utmost safety for the solo and female travellers. The trek group will be of 10 to 50 members so everyone is safe in the group. Also, in our group treks, we have equal male and female ratio so the trek for females is totally safe.
The size of our trek group is somewhere in between 10 to 50 trekkers. For the confirmation of the event, we need a minimum of 8 members.
You must carry everything that you need for trekking and for your personal care like the good trekking shoes, a rucksack, cotton clothes, a pair of gloves, warmer, a warm jacket, warm caps that would cover the head and ears perfectly, raincoat, water bottle, extra socks, torch, towel, walking stick, medicines, and some toiletries like the cold cream, sunscreen, moisturiser, toilet soap, etc.
The pickup and drop locations in Bangalore are
1. Swad E Punjab.
2. New Shanti Sagar Hotel.
3. KTM Mekhri circle.
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