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WE FOUR AT DUKES NOSE
On Sunday, I was giving a treat to my old friend KK at Amanora Mall. It was Pune, my new client location. KK was dancing on the floor and I was eating...
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SOUL SWELLING KODACHADRI
Hill stations and forests are eternal favorites during all seasons and we needed both to be part of our trek. We a group of 24 People planned to Explore more and...
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5 MUST KNOW TIPS FOR EVERY TREKKER
Trekking or hiking are a great way to spend time outdoors either with friends and family or alone. For some it’s a way to get away from the hustle bustle of a city...
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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SKANDAGIRI TREK
Whenever we google about the places to visit near Bangalore, Skandagiri hills is one of the places that pops up for the beauty she is. Skandagiri hills is the cousin...
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HOW TREKKING HELPS IN BUILDING STRONG RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR PARTNER
Trekking has always been fun for me. It helps me to feel the beauty of nature. Walking around nature, pure air, water shows how beautiful life...
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A LETTER TO THE MIGHTY MOUNTAINS
It might be unusual for you to receive a letter from one of the many who visit you to escape the city buzz so shall we do away with the customary “how are you?” (I am actually scared of asking that...
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SANTA'S GIFT  MY FIRST EXPERIENCE AS FEMALE SOLO TRAVELER
I being a globetrotter was fed up with the year 2016 as it was about to end and this year brought no junkets for me. I was jaded after...
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WHAT TO PACK FOR A WEEKEND TREK
Well, you have all heard that Trekking is Bliss, it is wonderful, it will make you look life in a different perspective and much more. Yes, all this is true but your trekking...
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MT EVEREST SUMMITER SQN LDR TOOLIKA INTERVIEW WITH GBL
This is an interview of one of the Indian Everesters and Airforce Squadron Leader Toolika Rani (retd.) with Get Beyond Limits. We had an amazing time asking about her journey of conquering world's highest mountain along with planning and preparation of the..
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HOW TO GET FIT FOR A WEEKEND TREK
What is Trekking? Trekking is nothing but walking towards your destination. So trekking is not at all difficult if you know to walk. The average human walking speed is...
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RIDING SOLO TO ALL THE 3 OCEANS AROUND INDIA | PART 2
I might be in the middle of almost nowhere when the sun rose in full glory! It was hot. Really hot. East Coast Road of India is amazing. It takes you to absolutely remote villages or barren lands for several kilometers. I love the road for this..
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RIDING SOLO TO ALL THE 3 OCEANS AROUND INDIA | PART 1
It was around 10 PM yesterday when i arrived. I was tired, had back pain, had a running nose, was sunburnt, fatigued yet had an exhausting smile on my face. The reason..
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THAT FIRST EXPERIENCE OF GROUP TREKKING TO KODACHADRI
Trekking has always been a way for me and my husband to connect with nature. We did solo trekking but this time we decided to experience group trekking and started our...
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DISCONNECT AND RECONNECT
Why does one travel? A simple Google search reveals several reasons but one thread runs common through all of them- People travel to discover themselves. Being away from the monotonous...
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HOW TREK LAG AFFECTS MY WORK
After a memorable trek to Kodachadri previous day, we all pack our backpacks and finish our breakfast quickly. We bid adieu to the people at homestay, board the bus and start towards Bengaluru...
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5 IMPORTANT LIFE LESSONS FIRST TREK TAUGHT US
What makes you choose trekking? Is it because it helps you find yourself? Or because it challenges you? Or is it the connection that you build on the way with nature and people? Whatever your reason...
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STOK KANGRI: 3 RELENTLESS ATTEMPTS 1 GLORIOUS SUMMIT
Everyone I spoke to while planning this trek told me not to do it. Reason being I had only ever been to a height of 13000 ft and lacked experience. Stok Kangri stands...
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THE ULTIMATE REVELATION OF MY FIRST TREK TO KODACHADRI
What makes you choose trekking? Is it because it helps you find yourself? Or because it challenges you? Or is it the connection that you build on the way with nature and people? Whatever your reason...
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MY ALMOST SOLO TRIP TO COORG TADIANDAMOL
On a crisp summer morning, my best friend and I boarded a bus going to Madikeri from Mysore. The excitement of going out of the city on our own was...
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ARE YOU A MOUNTAIN PERSON OR A BEACH PERSON
While choosing a holiday destination we often get confused between a mountain or a beach place. You can also relate to the endless discussions between a group of friends for a beach or a mountain. Which one would you choose? Mountains? Why...
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THE TREK FRIENDS
We live in a world full of beauty, charm and adventure. Trekking is one of the ways to experience those. In your life, where all can you make friends? School, college, neighbour, workplace, online and few friends here and...
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HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT RUCKSACK
These are the days everyone loves to Travel. Be it you are a college student looking forward to make memories with your friends or a 9 to 5 job employee seeking for relaxation or a family that needs a getaway from all the day to day commitments. Whatever the reason...
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CAN I JOIN A TREK SOLO
Yes. But isn’t that risky? What if something happens? Don’t worry. Get Beyond Limits takes care of all these problems. While a lot of people are interested in trekking, very few are actually able to experience it. Some do not get any company because their friends or cousins are busy and the others are simply unable to find the right people to p...
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THE LIAR GUIDES
The early morning rays of the Sun greeted us as we started Trekking. Tadiandamol is said to be an easy to moderate trek. As we started Trekking, our guide Sri, a passionate trekker, would patiently wait for us and altered his pace to match ours. As it was monsoon, leeches’ favourite...
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WHY YOU SHOULD SPEND YOUR SUMMER IN HIMALAYAS
The Great Himalayas have been a place of adventure, spirituality and mystery. With booming economy of our country, we have seen an exponential rise in the number of Himalayan Treks happening each year. Each Himalayan Trek is known for a particular season of the year. The Himalayan Winter Treks have been traditionally known as a trekking destination....
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OUR HOME GROWN SPIDERMAN
Amidst the tomb-like boulders and chocolatey mountains, rocky terrains and tightropes of the North East of India emerges a small yet sturdy boy who can teach us a lesson or two on determination in the face of adversity. Not for nothing has he earned the sobriquet by his friends as the ‘Jalika’ of....
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FITNESS PREPARATION FOR HIMALAYAN TREKS
Trekking in Himalayas is a joyous and wonderful experience, but it’s good to understand this activity in detail. Most of people who are going for the Himalayan trek must be on their fitness level at which they can truly enjoy the trek. Training to be fit for treks is no rocket...
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HOW EVACUATION HAPPENS AT HIGH ALTITUDE HIMALAYAN TREKS
Trekking in the Himalayas has its own advantages as being one of the most serene destination for trekking. Most of treks in Himalayas are at high altitude which means anything above 8,000 ft above sea level. However high altitude treks have it’s own risk and problems. So before going on for a Himalayan trek, it is better...
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WHAT TO PACK AND HOW TO PACK YOUR RUCKSACK FOR HIMALAYAN TREK
To ensure you have kept everything for your trip, here is the checklist: Rule no 1: Get a proper rucksack If you are hiking for 5 days or more you will be needing a 40-50 L rucksack. It is very important to have a sturdy backpack when...
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THINGS NOT TO DO ON A HIMALAYAN HIGH ALTITUDE TREK
Climbing a mountain peak or exploring the majestic Himalayas is the dream everyone nurtures deep inside their heart. Trekking through the Himalayas, if taken in the right spirit, can be extremely rewarding. On the other hand, wrong attitude and wrong preparation can lead to a disastrous..
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ACCLIMATIZATION: YOUR HIMALAYAN BEST FRIEND
We are sure whenever you research for or plan to go to the Himalayas or any high altitude landscape you will come across these words Acclimatization or AMS. One can easily get confused with the ample amount of unauthenticated information that is available on the internet on this subject..
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WHAT TO WEAR AND HOW TO WEAR ON HIMALAYAN TREKS
Going to extreme conditions like Himalayas where one gets to admire the wonders of natural creations and make cherishable lifelong memories, it is important to have the right knowledge about what to wear and how to wear it. Being underprepared can easily affect our health and hamper our..
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AN EXPEDITION TO MOUNT NUN AT 23409 ft. THROUGH THE EYES OF A MOUNTAINEER
‘It’s challenging but that’s why you do it’ Achievements can be of different shapes and sizes. They may come to you as a hot spring...
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A BEGINNING TO MOUNTAINS WITH BAVIKONDA & KILCHIKIA PEAKS RIDGE TREK
Impulse led Vignesh to do a Google search and click on one of the treks on the Get Beyond Limits website but since then, there has been no looking back. “You know it’s mysterious to me and yet it isn’t..
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COORG TO KERALA TREK A 23 KM CHALLENGING WALK TO REMEMBER
Walking through two giant states in South India is a seamless blend of cultural, transformational, experiential, social experiences. From the land of ‘coffee houses’ and ‘aranmanes’ to a place dotted..
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SHE CHOOSES A TREK ON LONG WEEKEND OVER PARTIES IN THE CITY
The first sights of a trek always stay on for hours than dancing on crazy music over booze, the warm liquid taste of filter coffee that leaves a lasting impression on the mouth. The hint of the first blade of..
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6 NON COMMERCIAL TREKS YOU SHOULD DO BEFORE OTHERS FIND OUT
It is often true that the most beautiful things are left unseen. Maybe this is why nature calls us sometimes to explore her lesser known gems. Karnataka is so well strategically and geographically located..
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10 TREKS WHICH DEFINE KARNATAKA AS THE LORD OF MONSOONS
With the ongoing awakening monsoons, it is one of the best times to be on mountains if you have some fondness towards the beautiful shapes of clouds or the chance to actually pass through them..
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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LEECHES
Here is a small summary of our encounters with leeches for many years, our takeaways and observations of how people generally react and what they can change to get minimum leech exposure during their adventure. The majestic Western Ghats are the pride of not just India but the entire world..
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MY SOUL THIRSTS FOR THEE!!
Every trek changes you as a person, your outlook towards life. The experience gives you so much food for thought. I was blown away by Hampi’s fascinating geology. Hampi will charm you by its numerous boulders which form hills, valleys, riverbeds.. practically any..
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10 WAYS TO SPEND YOUR CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR
It’s the holiday season so there really is no reason to stay home. If there is anything more welcoming about the holidays ( apart from the plum cake), it’s all about tasting the first kiss of the wind, feeling the golden ray on your arm..
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HAMPI, WHERE EVERY SCULPTURE HAS AN EXPRESSION
Hampi the temple town built on the banks of Tungabhadra River is also known as Kishkindha Kshetra, Was once the richest city during its prime. The magnificent group of monuments in Hampi is...
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SHARAVATHI TRAVEL DIARIES
If you’re a traveler or a wanna-be traveler like me, you know what Palin means. Your life can be divided into two phases-tripping and planning next trip. I’ve been dreaming, rather obsessing of my next since my..
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CALL IT MAGIC
The travel bug has bitten almost every soul on this planet- from Kashmir to Paris, Kanyakumari to Maldives. A long weekend in Bangalore is definitely a big reason to escape the traffic, brewery and pubs. Trust me; half of the month passes by in convincing friends to plan for a trip. Well, i am glad..
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WATER WATER EVERYWHERE
When you are up there feeling victorious after challenging your body and spirit, we tend to look inside us. A new revelation of who you are and your limits and your strength emerges. The hills let you rediscover yourself and sometimes a new you is born. While standing on the..
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BHOOK
Many a times in life, one does not realize the importance of something until it passes us by. The trek was like a new dish made up of bizarre ingredients for me. Imagine. A bowl of banana chocolate chips with a dash of salt topped with caramel whipped cream. Strange but..
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THE DAWN AFTER THE DARKEST HOUR
You know the best part about treks? It’s that fraction of a second just before hitting the climb. I gaped at the scars and injuries on my bare hands. They spread across my palm and shredded my...
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A SEA OF CLOUDS AND AN OCEAN OF HAPPINESS
The excitement for my first night trek was not hindered even after suffering a terrible migraine pain on the unpleasant day of Saturday; 9th January. After repeated failed attempts of curing it with the help of medicines and sleep during the day, as I was not at all motivated to...
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LISTEN TO THE WHISPERS OF SAVANDURGA
When you are up there feeling victorious after challenging your body and spirit, we tend to look inside us. A new revelation of who you are and your limits and your strength emerges. The hills let you rediscover yourself and sometimes a new you is born. While standing on the..
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MY SOLO TREK WITH GET BEYOND LIMITS
Travelling solo doesn’t always mean your alone, sometimes you meet marvelous people along the way and make connections that last for a lifetime - Jacqeline boone I pondered on the thought of...
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HOME IN THE CLOUDS
Certain plans are best made sudden and one such was Kudremukh trek with GBL. We (my friends and I) kept planning for long but never happened to go on any trip. Kudremukh somehow worked for us! My two other friends (Raji and Pallu) and I got all set to leave for the weekend fun. Little did we know..
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STORY OF MY SUNBURN!
Well, i am not a person who is usually into writing but however, I want to give a try. My first trip with GBL was the trek at Sharavathi back waters which was indeed amazing. Amazing because we were a group of 17 (8 of whom were my cousins and I) and happened to gel so well with every other..
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MUSICAL COORG
The kind of reviews that I received for my first blog from all the near and dear ones, gave me a high…and here I am again, kicking off my next travelogue. The trek that I’m going to mention about has definitely surpassed all the emotions…happiness, excitement, joy, satisfaction and a bundle of...
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SUNRISE AT THE SUMMIT
A work trip to Bangalore - should you stay and explore or fly home ASAP? Think that India is cities, people, cities, people and nothing else? Think again! We say - tack on a weekend and fly back late Sunday! There's not too much in Banagalore, aside from your authentic Indian food and..
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MOUNTAINS ARE MIRRORS
‘Trekking in Himalayas’ was the discussion that I was having with a friend/ex-colleague of mine on one fine day, when we were totally jobless! So, she was sharing her crazy and unforgettable memories from her first ever trek! Yes, the moment I heard that Deo Tibba Base Camp was her first trek..
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SOMETHING TO DRAW FROM
As kids, all of us loved to draw. To Shakespeare ‘all the world was a stage’, to us it was just a huge empty canvas waiting to be filled in with the bright colours of our imagination. Any piece of paper, be it dad’s important documents or elder sister’s homework or mom’s favourite novel or grandma’s prescription..
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KODACHADRI TREK LOG
To satisfy my addiction to adrenaline, I decided it was time for another shot for the rush. I booked for the Kodachadri trek on the weekend through GetBeyondLimits which organises various adventure tours for the junkies like me. I dragged my sister and mom along for this amazing trek. I was so..
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GO GOKARNA BEACH TREK!
Having a hectic week? Need to relax? Then it’s Gokarna! – A perfect destination for a beach trek. Leaving behind the worries and the intense schedule, hop on for this unforgettable journey through the beaches and rocks. Untouched by the humans and filled with purity, it’s one of the perfect offbeat weekend..
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NEW BEGINNINGS
The wild can fix things. Broken hearts, trembling souls and girls in shambles – it fixed me too. It didn't even have to try. The rock of Savandurga didn't really do anything. It just stood, holding the universe together. Remembering the treks of Get Beyond Limits always brings in a checkerboard of emotions. One of..
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TREK LAG
'TREK' this four letter word has been so much into me these days.. I was not at all a so-called Trekking kind off person but steadily I do notice a change which made me see the mountains as not just a stone but as ''beauty that limits to infinity'' , to be amidst the cold breeze and the excitement to touch the clouds..
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WALKING THROUGH THE ROCKS
After much coaxing, I was convinced to join on a night trek to Ramnagara. Yes, it is an easy terrain but the experience of the night trek was priceless. It was that break helped me calm my mind from the monotonous life. nitially, my friend Sushma and I found the whole trek trek silly but the idea of..
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MAKALIDURGA KA TEMPO HIGH HAI
There are moments where one is lucky to have their hand over silence, despite a background score. That space consists of loud whispers of reassurance and comfort, gnawing into your brain. . I was this lucky at Makalidurga. Quietness burst at the seams around the wilderness and the beautiful woman..
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THE CLIMB
Tiny mortals stood powerless in front of a large backdrop. Polka-dots suspended in timeless time, savouring a lungful and enjoying the soothing effect of Mother Nature’s lull. We looked on...as serene lavender lifted the velvet black, and the sunbeams spread across, forming a transparent canopy..
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MY FIRST KNOW NO LIMITS EXPERIENCE
Dark silhouettes was what I could see when I got on to the vehicle at Silk board, some excited, some friendly, but none as nervous as me. Little did I know that I would be revisiting a Mahabharata myth that night! What followed was long journey with knitted eyebrows, where I sat..
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FIRST AND THE BEST NIGHT TREK – SYNONYMOUS!!
Having heard of the story about Kunti and her capabilities and ‘GET BEYOND LIMITS’ ringing in our heads every single step we walked, it encouraged us to accept the challenge mode rather than the relax mode to reach the top. Rock climbing at night was a firsthand..
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8 REASONS TO COMPLETE THE ANTARAGANGE & DURGA HILL TREKKING CHALLENGE
Out in the blue sky there lies a huge hill made up of boulders. This place known to few is called as Durga Hill which gives a unfurl view of the Kolar City. A mysterious lake on the hilltop surrounded by trails that pass through the connected..
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CHALLENGE YOURSELF AND BREAK FREE
Hiking isn’t only about conquering yourself, it’s also about learning to work in a team. It’s never only you who conquers a mountain, but it’s the team that did. Being a part of such a team, gives you a feeling of being a part of something greater than yourself, and as such, on..
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JUST TRAVEL
Anugrah talks about how travelling has added new meaning to his life and how travelling is different from vacationing. The first memory of travelling for me is a flight to Dubai while on my way to Botswana with my parents when I was 6 years old. We stayed in Botswana for three years and vacationed in South..
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KODACHADRI: EXPLORING THE WORLD, ONE TREK AT A TIME
Our story begins in a cramped little tempo on it's way to a remote mountain in the western ghats. Surrounded by strangers, our hero finds two familiar faces. They weren't people he'd known a very long time, it might have been a few moments, days or years, he'd lost..
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STAYING MOTIVATED ON A TREK
The mesmerizing sun can bless you for a while, rain may baptise you with the essence of nature, it can get cold at night, everything that you see on the journey is worth the pain, for beauty needs struggle, only strong can survive the pain and is just a state of mind. Whenever..
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WEEKEND TREKS A NEED IN URBAN LIFE STYLE
In the urban living most of us are spending time indoors, the beauty of nature gets ignored from our soul as well as body. The technology no doubt is making our live fast but a terrible increase in the stress levels. We turn out to be more programmed..
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SUMMER HIKING: NO MORE A TROUBLE
The spirit of going outdoors is too blind to judge the weather never, a care free attitude towards the the sun, for it is fun. The astonishing view glimpsed from the top of the peaks you climbed holding your breath for a moment is never the regular walk. Beauty needs struggle..
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THE BASICS OF STAYING HEALTHY DURING TREKS
The pleasant weather gorgeous meadows shining stars everything seems perfect till the body keeps running in all spirits. Trekking on high altitudes is no less than a gamble considering the health, a slight negligence can spoil your day. Sometimes things can go wrong if..
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