GOKARNA BEACH DAY & NIGHT TREK



Gokarna is small town on the Western Coastal line having many beaches which serve as the best offbeat weekend destinations for trekking on the beach line. It is believed that Lord Shiva emerged from a Cow’s Ear (Mother Earth) here which is why it is called Gokarna. Gokarna is a conflux between the Sayadhris and the Arabian Sea with hillocks surrounding the beach. Trekking on the coastal line is a beautiful as well as a challenging experience because of the humid conditions at the shore.



Gokarna

KEY FACTS


TREK TYPE Weekend Trek ALTITUDE Sea Level
TRAIL TYPE Rocky and jungle terrain DIFFICULTY Easy to Moderate, no prior experience required (Difficulty is always subjective)
TREKKING DISTAMCE 09 - 10 Kms (approximately) REGION Western coastal lines

REVIEWS


SHORT ITINERARY


DAY 0 Pickup from Bangalore
DAY 1 Overnight journey till Gokarna Town - Homestay/Shack - Trek from Bus drop point to Paradise Beach - Explore/Swim Paradise Beach territory - Trek from Paradise Beach to Half Moon Beach - Shiva Climb at Hell Cliff (Before Half Moon Beach) - Trek from Half Moon Beach to Rock of Peace along with Dolphin Spotting - Trek to Om Beach - Explore Om Beach - Trek to Kudle Beach from Om Beach under the stars and the moon at night
DAY 2 Explore Gokarna Beach for Sunrise - Visit Historic Mirjan Fort - Return to Bangalore - Reach Bangalore

Our core team is handled by people who have done multiple mountaineering courses, summited several mountains and have the experience of leading treks for several years.
We don't compromise when it comes to safety equipments like oxygen cylinder (in the Himalayan Treks), stretcher (in the Himalayan Treks), medical kits etc. Our leaders are trained to use them in any situation.
Our local support from the mountains is always supporting right from the beginning of the trek to the end. We have hand picked the right people to do the right thing.
Get Beyond Limits has done more than 530 treks and catered around 10,000 people in a span of 3.5+ years. Our experience caters safety more than anything when it comes to a trek.
Travelling alone may not be easy for some of us as we might be coming from different corners of India. To take care of this, we even connect people before a trek so that they can plan their travel together if they want to and make things much easier and convenient.
We believe that spreading awareness about safety as it is the way to prevent any mishap from happening. You can read about safety protocols by Clicking Here.
We provide separate accommodations for men and women on all our treks, be it the homestays or the tents at a campsite.
Our team promotes women being Outdoor Leaders. We have a good number of women Outdoor Leaders to lead the treks.


DAY 0

This is going to be a midnight journey of 520 kms from Bangalore to Kudle Beach which is the base beach of the trek. A brief summary about the trek and introduction among trekkers will be done overnight. We advise trekkers to have light dinner before boarding as the last stretch of the overnight journey will be through the winding roads. The overnight journey will be very exciting to make it to make it to the perfect destination for a weekend beach trek.

DAY 1

The morning at Gokarna gives a feeling of sacredness and spiritualism to the untouched place and also a sense of thrill with the waves at the beaches. Our experience will start from Paradise Beach to Kudle Beach covering Om Beach as well as Half Moon Beach.

PARADISE BEACH

Being at Paradise Beach will definitely remind you of the movie 'The Beach' featuring Leonardo Dicaprio living at a beach. It is one of the peaceful beaches which was quite virgin and did lack human touch couple of year back when we started. Usually there are no dependable sources of food and water at Paradise Beach.

Gokarna Beach Day & Night Trek

Paradise Beach is surrounded by palm trees and has rocks on the shore which can be used for bouldering. One can even spot some wild paintings on the rocks which makes it a psychedelic experience during the trip. This is one of the best beaches spread in solace on the shores of Western coastline.

Gokarna Beach Day & Night Trek

HALF MOON BEACH

The route to Half Moon Beach starts from Paradise beach with a hike next to the ocean.

Gokarna Beach Day & Night Trek
Gokarna Beach Day & Night Trek

On the way, one can see Nirvana Beach of Kumta across the sea in the direction of Paradise beach. There are several points on the route where one needs to climb small boulders on the trail to reach a beautiful rock we like to call ‘The Shiva Climb’.

SHIVA CLIMB


Gokarna Beach Day & Night Trek

As we proceed towards Half Moon Beach, we will witness a huge boulder at the shore also known as Hell Cliff. Our idea is to push our limits to climb the boulder we like to call ‘The Shiva Climb’ with all the safety. We will learn about the ‘3 Point Contact’ climbing method and only then climb the boulder. At the same time we will make sure that the spotter will always be there. This can be a risky exercise but is not mandatory. This is for all those outdoor enthusiasts who would like to do things they might have not done before and feel the way they haven’t felt definitely under the guidance of our Outdoor Leaders.

After Shiva Climb, our beautiful Half Moon Beach is just few hundred meters away.

Gokarna Beach Day & Night Trek

ROCK OF PEACE

Have you ever thought of sitting on a huge rock next to a beach with sun setting right in front of your eyes? This is same place where you can spot lazy dolphins. There is abundance of color in the sky when the sun sets. At times one can find music being played at this spot by the hippies who visit Gokarna.

Gokarna Beach Day & Night Trek
Gokarna Beach Day & Night Trek

Before it gets dark we head towards Om Beach. Follow the same route you too to rock of Peace and take a left just after a few meters. Do it before it gets dark to be on the safer side if you have decided to do this trek by yourself. If you have come with Get Beyond Limits then sit back and enjoy as the sky paint a picture for you after the sun sets as our Outdoor Leaders take charge of the route.

OM BEACH

Om Beach is 2-3 km long hiking stretch from the end of Half Moon Beach. The stretch is quite inclined and goes straight towards Om Beach. On the sides of the trail there are lot of wild thorny plantation and on other side shear drop with a great view of sea. From one point you can see a lonely coconut tree. If we go further down we can see one huge rock and we call it Rock of Peace.

Gokarna Beach Day & Night Trek
Gokarna Beach Day & Night Trek
Gokarna Beach Day & Night Trek

KUDLE BEACH

Kudle beach is almost 1 km from one end to the other and this is the same place where we are expecting to have dinner. The beach has an arch shape where the sun dwells to provide the most amazing beach experience. Kudle beach hike takes around 15 mins from one corner to the other. This beach gives a sublime experience. This is the place where we relax ourselves and stargaze from the beach as we hear the sound of the waves hitting the shore.

Gokarna Beach Day & Night Trek

NIGHT TREK

As you would witness the sun setting into the Arabian Sea, the day will slowly give way to the night. We will be next to the ocean as we will witness the sky change its colour from blue to golden to different shades of grey as it finally changes to black. As the canvas of the sky changes its colours, we will welcome the stars and the countless constellations which are usually not visible from the city.

Gokarna Beach Day & Night Trek

Walking the trails at night is a different experience altogether. As we will trek from Om Beach to Kudle beach, the stars and the moonlight will be there to make sure we connect with Gokarna at night. If the situation permits, we will conclude the day by having a beautiful team campfire under the supervision and guidance of the Outdoor Leaders, share stories with each other and make memories which will perhaps last with us forever!

Gokarna Beach Day & Night Trek

DAY 2


GOKARNA BEACH DAWN


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The sky turns a vibrant red towards the east. Only few are lucky enough to watch the sunrise from a hillock and a beach. We believe in giving personal space for exploring to everyone. All those who are interested to watch the sunrise from a hillock close to Gokarna Beach wake up early morning and walk towards the place.

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The spot is around 10 to 15 minutes by walk from our homestay.

MAHABALESHWAR TEMPLE

A Shiva Temple built in 4th century CE in Dravadian style also known as ‘Aatma Linga’. This temple is a center of attraction for many mysteries around the place. All those outdoor enthusiasts interested should reach to the venue on time as told by Outdoor Leader so that we can start back to Bangalore.

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MIRJAN FORT

Making the most of the return journey to Bangalore, one can come across the might fort of 'Queen of Pepper' called Mirjan Fort. There are many stories associated with this mysterical fort and as per these tales, this fort is as old as 1200 AD. Though the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) confirm reconstruction of the fort around 1600 AD.

Gokarna Beach Day & Night Trek
Gokarna Beach Day & Night Trek

This fort is a great place to explore the then very popular sea trading center of the western coast of India. While you get lost in the stories of the past, do remember that the journey to Bangalore still needs to be undertaken and the visit to Mirjan fort should not delay the time we reach Bangalore.


ITEM DESCRIPTION QUANTITY
RUCKSACK/DAY PACK The broader the straps are the better you will feel. A frame oriented distributes the weight supporting the back. Suggested Capacity: 40L 1
JACKET/SWEATER The weather changes drastically, carrying a light jacket or a sweater is required at night and morning as it is cold. 1
CARGOS/ TRACK PANTS A light synthetic track pant that can easily dry when wet in case of rainfall. Cargos are rugged and are good on jungle terrains which gives it a less chance to be torn down by thorns 2
T-SHIRT/SHIRT T-shirt/Shirt Carry light cotton t-shirts preferably full sleeves to avoid sun burn. Avoid carry black as it is a heat absorber. 2-3
CAP/HAT A cap or a hat that can cover the head and face against the direct sunlight during peak hours. 1
SLIPPERS/FLIP FLOPS Comfortable slippers or flip flops for you to enjoy the sand. 1
SHOES A pair of shoe with good traction and water proof body is an ideal match. Ensure that the shoes are not old or new, get used to the shoe if it is new, as a rule you should be comfortable to walk in difficult terrain for 6 hours at least. 1 Pair
SOCKS Sports or cotton socks that don’t make your feet sweat on long walks. Carrying few extra pair is always a good idea in case they get wet 3 Pairs
RAIN COAT/PONCHO A compact raincoat or a poncho that can quickly dry when wet is very important considering the amount of rain-shower that happens especially in Monsoon. 1
WATER BOTTLE A 2 litre good leak proof water bottle. Don’t miss the chance to drink spring water, if any. 1
TORCH A small sized torch is mandatory. You would not like be in limits after the sunset. 1
PERSONAL MEDICATION KIT Crocin, Combiflam, Dettol, ORS, Betadine Cream, Volini Spray, Digene, Cotton, Crape Bandage and Band Aid or any other medicine which you take frequently. 1 Set
REPAIR KIT Even if you don’t know how to use thread and needle still carry them, sometimes they can be the last resort. 1 Each
TOWEL It should be light and easily dry after use. 1
TOILETRIES Soap, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Toilet paper, Sunscreen, etc. for your convenience. 1 Each
SUN GLASSES Sturdy, convenient to carry sun glasses for eye protection. 1

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02 to 03 Jun 2018 (OPEN)
15 to 16 Jun 2018 (OPEN)
16 to 17 Jun 2018 (OPEN)
23 to 24 Jun 2018 (OPEN)

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Duration: Fri, 1915Hrs - Sun, 2230Hrs (appx)


Trek Fee: Rs 2,899/- (5% GST applicable)

  • - Accommodation
  • - Snacks
  • - Campfire (if permitted by situations)
  • - Rock Of Peace
  • - The Shiva Climb
  • - Dolphin Spotting
  • - Night trek under the infinite stars and moon from Om Beach to Kudle Beach
  • - Rock climbing at Half Moon beach
  • - Trek from Om beach to Kudle beach, overlooking the ocean
  • - Bangalore to Bangalore Travel
  • - Visit to historical Mirjan Fort
  • *Gokarna is famous for multiple Cuisines, hence we have a self sponsored food arrangement

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WHAT WE DO: We make you believe that you are stronger than what you might believe through the outdoors.

EXPERIENCE: We have done more than 530 treks and catered around 10,000 people in a span of 3.5+ years.

MOUNTAIN MANNERS: Our idea is to not bring the city to mountains but bring the mountains to the city. Understand and learn from the qualities of a mountain person.

LEARN FROM OUR SURROUNDINGS: Our idea is not just do a trek and come back after learning the lessons nature and locals have to offer along with enhancing our outdoor skills like pitching tents and basic outdoor lessons.

PROJECT GREEN: Under Project Green we have collected around 10,000 kgs of litter in a span of 3.5+ years. This is an opportunity for everyone to give back to nature even on the trails of mountains.

EXPERIENCED TEAM: Our core team, outdoor leaders, local guides and local support are all experienced on mountains. We have hand picked the right people to handle the right task.

MEMORIES: We might start the trek as individuals but end up become one team of friends which sticks together during the entire experience.

SAFETY: Safety is something that should never be compromised. Right from an experienced Core team, to experienced Outdoor Leaders, well defined local support and safety equipments we do it the right way. MORE ON SAFETY.

Make your own trek with all the unique requirement that complete your trek. You need to imagine and we will deliver.




OTHER FACTS


ATTRACTION Serene, peaceful uncommercial beaches with excellent trekking and rock climbing options.
BEST SEASON All seasons have their own charm. The change in the colours of meadows, woods and rains always makes it appealing to the eyes of a trekker.
WATER SOURCES There are many shacks from half moon beach till Gokarna Beach
COORDINATES 14.55°N 74.31667°E

HOW TO REACH

DISTANCE 520kms from Bangalore, 238kms to Mangalore and 150kms from Goa
ROAD Gokarna is well connected by roads and can be reached from all the sides.
NEAREST RAILWAY STATION Gokarna Railway Station (GOK)
NEAREST AIRPORT The nearest airport is Dabolim at Goa and Mangalore International Airport at Bajpe.