GOKARNA BEACH 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. Located 550+ kms from Bangalore, 238kms to Mangalore and 150kms from Goa it is a place where weekends can be spent doing beach trekking and bouldering on the shores where the mystical water and sand kiss the coastal line together in form of white waves. 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. The beaches around and slopes are virgin which makes it an offbeat weekend destination from Bangalore.

Gokarna

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 yourself at Om Beach - Trek to Kudle Beach from Om Beach
DAY 2 Explore Gokarna Beach for Sunrise - Return to Bangalore - Reach Bangalore by 2300 Hrs

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 thrill with the waves on the beach. Our experience will start from Paradise Beach to Kudle Beach covering Om Beach as well as Half Moon Beach.

KUDLE BEACH

A white wave surrendering to the shores below the hills Kudle Beach is where the beach trek starts. Kudle beach is almost 1km from one end to the other and will serve as our base camp for the weekend trek. It has an arch shape where the sun dwells to provide the most amazing beach experience. Kudle beach hike takes around 30mins from one corner to the other. This beach gives a sublime experience and playing volleyball in the morning makes for a perfect start to the whole journey where, we will overcome our fears and live the thrill with the majestic ways of nature.

Gokarna Beach Trek
OM BEACH

Om beach is a km long hiking stretch from the end of kudle beach. The stretch is slightly inclined and goes straight towards Om Beach. On the sides of the trail there is a lot of wild thorny plants.

Gokarna Beach Trek
After going through the trail, the saluting waves of the sea can be witnessed. The beach is in shape of Om ॐ which embraces the spirituality of the place. On the right side of the beach there is medium size cliff climbing which we call as Shiva Climb also known for the panoramic view of the Sunset.

Gokarna Beach Trek
Beautiful things don’t come so easy and neither is the climb. There is a simple route which one can follow to reach the top of the cliff which goes through the water and another is where there is a technical small climb from the center. The beach also covers around 1 km in distance and is an ideal place to relax and later trek for the next beach.

Half Moon Beach

There are two possible pathways to reach the half moon beach . one can either follow the regular route which will directly reach half moon beach or can take the offshore side route and hike on the boulders with the gentle sea waves lapping against it. This route has boulders which , at times need to be crossed by jumping. When the high crested waves humbly kneel down at the beach , the water brushes against the rocks and boulders and some choose to climb higher up on the boulders and move forward. There are several caves on the whole trail which can be climbed into.

Gokarna Beach Trek
On the way towards the Half Moon Beach one encounters Rock of Peace, a huge rock in solitude. Many dolphins can be seen on the Arabian Coastline from this point. The trail from the rocks goes straight towards half moon beach . there is another jungle trail which can also be used to reach half moon beach. This way through dense coconut and palm tree is a refreshing experience in the humid conditions of the coastal line. The shape of the beach resembles that of a half-moon.

Gokarna Beach Trek
It is surrounded with hills and serves as a good place to relax for lunch. Further from here there are no food joints.

Paradise Beach

If you have seen the movie ‘The Beach’ then you should make it to Paradise Beach. It is one of the peaceful beaches which is virgin and lacks human touch.

Gokarna Beach Trek
The route to Paradise Beach goes from other end of Half-Moon Beach which splits into the rocky bouldering terrain at the shore and also deep dense plantations. There are several beautiful bouldering rocks on the way too which make it an even more challenging experience. Paradise Beach is surrounded by palm trees and has rocks on the shore which can be used for bouldering. Some wild paintings on the rocks which makes it a psychedelic experience for the the whole trip. This is one of the best beachs spread in solace on the shores of Western coastline.

Gokarna Beach Trek

DAY 2


The sky turns a vibrant red towards the east. Only few are lucky enought to watch the sunrise from a hillock and a beach. If you go ahead further, you will find a desert beach called Nirvana Beach and Kumta.

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THINGS TO CARRY


ITEM DESCRIPTION QUANTITY
RUCKSACK The broader the straps are the better you will feel. A frame oriented distributes the weight supporting the back 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
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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08 to 09 Jul 2017

Duration: Friday, 1900Hrs - Sunday, 2230Hrs (approx.)

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Trek Fee:

(Subsidised service tax applicable as per mandatory regulations by Government of India)

Trip Highlights:

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

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




KEY FACTS

ALTITUDE Sea level
TRAIL TYPE Rocky and jungle terrain
DIFFICULTY Easy to Moderate, no prior experience required.
TREKKING DISTANCE 9 - 10 kms (approximately)
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
REGION Western coastal lines
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.