COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS FOR THIS EXPERIENCE
There are 3 essential components of this trek which make it a great and a COVID-19 preventive one:
Food & Campfire
Our homestay serves local authentic home cooked food. The same food is consumed by the family residing in the homestay assuring of the safety measures followed. There will also be a dedicated or a socially distant campfire.
Our homestay is nested 6 kms in the mountains and is surrounded by coffee estates and a river. Because of its unique location, it has minimum human population in its vicinity there by promoting social distancing by the virtue of its location.
Dedicated Toilets & Jeeps
Dedicated toilet(s) & jeep(s) will be provided to eliminate any sharing what so ever. Jeep(s) will pick & drop you. The toilet(s) will be shown to you by our local team once you reach the homestay maintaining socal distancing.
- Every accessible part of every GBL bus or other vehicles example every seats, the area below the seat, rests, corridor area, handles, stairs, outer of the bus, tyres etc will be sanitized every time before each & every event.
- The middle seats of every bus will be kept vacant to promote social distancing.
- The above videos are a few examples of our sanitization ceremony.
|COVID-19 PRECAUTIONARY GBL BUS SIZES|
|12 Seater:||6 - 7 Participants & 1 - 2 Outdoor Leaders|
|21 Seater:||12 - 13 Participants & 1 - 2 Outdoor Leaders|
The idea of trekking in itself is to make distance from the city and increase our closeness with mother nature. However, people can make this pristine experience even more beautiful. GBL has deviced some trekking guidelines to prevent COVID-19 and a safer experience.
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COVID GUIDELINES TO BE FOLLOWED BY THE OUTDOOR LEADERS OF GET BEYOND LIMITS FOR TREKKING AND CAMPING
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KUDREMUKH TREK DETAILS
Kudremukh is the equivalent of heaven in south india. Blessed with lush green meadows everywhere , the charisma of the place remains forever in sight. It enthrals everyone with its beauty and being the third highest peak in Karnataka it is challenging at the same time. An ideal place if you love nature and can’t resist being a tramp in the wild. It is the Himalaya of South.
|DAY 1||Reach Kudremukh Base (parking area) - 6kms Off-road jeep ride - Reach Homestay & Freshen up - Breakfast & Packed Lunch - Permissions - Start the Trek - Kudremukh Peak - Reach Base camp - Campfire (if permitted by situations)|
|DAY 2||Base camp - Somavati River - Walk/jeep ride next to Coffee Farms - Start Return Journey|
"Anirudh and Rohan were amazing!! They motivated the entire team and as they had mentioned at the start of the event we made some amazing friends in just those 2 days! The trek itself was very led by both of them. They motivated and pushed us beyond our limits to make it to the peak and back. The bonding over campfire stories and mafia and Psych was superb! Sunday morning walk to a waterfall and a hidden pool was wonderful. I really enjoyed how flexible the itinerary was. The home stay was satisfactory and food was good. The travel arrangements are good. I also like the variety in what they have to offer. Camping with them is next on my list."
PREETI PRAKASH, Kudremukh - Jan 11, 2020
"They are fabulous driving the team in co-ordinated manner"
SREENIVASH, Kudremukh - Dec 28, 2019
"Had a very good experience..!!!!!! Certainly recommended. Ishan was really polite and patience during the trek, very good human being."
ARVEEN, Kudremukh Batch K2 - Dec 24, 2017
"Ishaan and Sowjanya were both excellent outdoor leaders. They were actually successful in bringing the entire group as one. Kudos guys!"
DHANUSH, Kudremukh Batch K2 - Dec 24, 2017
ARJUN K, Kudremukh - Feb 15, 2020
"very good team, and we enjoyed a lot"
RAVI, Kudremukh - Feb 15, 2020
"They have been quite supportive throughout the trek. Being a quite challenging trek and the way it has been organised, kudos to the whole team. Many more treks to go with you folks.! :)"
MAHIPAL, Kudremukh batch 2 - Jun 24, 2017
"A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. Joncy and Enakshi went beyond that in this trek. They took care of the entire group throughout the journey, and made it super fun! I had a great time and look forward to my next journey with GBL"
TARUN RATHI, Kudremukh batch 2 - Jun 24, 2017
"It was a good extensive trek, its was all about exploring yourself! So i had fun! Just keeping you goal set, is all what it takes."
ASHMITA M, Kudremukh batch 2 - Jun 24, 2017
"OL are highly energetic and friendly people. They really made our trip lively and enthusiastic. hatsoff. I will be coming again for more trips with you. Thanks to your team."
RAJU HEGDE, Kudremukh - Sep 2, 2017
"They were perfect."
GOPAL, Kudremukh - Oct 1, 2017
"Fantastic leaders :) be the same ! You made us feel like a family :) thank you :))"
KHUSHBOO SONIGERA, Kudremukh - Oct 1, 2017
"Arun and Tejas were very helpful and friendly. Tejas helped a lot during the trek."
KRUPA SREYASI CHANDOLU, Kudremukh - Sep 29, 2018
"It was a wonderful experience interacting with both Mr. Vignesh and Mr. Anand. They were extremely caring and exactly knew how to motivate first time trekkers and ensure that they are guided properly."
ANANTANARAYAN SEIVUR, Kudremukh - Oct 1, 2017
"The team leaders were very friendly and supportive. I would like to specially mention Zeeshan for being a constant support throughout the trip. A big thanks to Zeeshan and the entire team."
ANAND ABHISHEK, Kudremukh - Dec 25, 2017
"The team was amazing and too friendly.I really like their attitude and their behaviour towards the members ."
SATYA, Kudremukh - Dec 31, 2019
"The outdoor leaders were really patient with us and super fun throughout. We had an amazing experience thanks to them."
SANJANA, Kudremukh - Dec 31, 2019
"It was a amazing experience. The trip was well planned and guides were awesome.Would love to use the services of gbl again in future."
DIVYA MISHRA, Kudremukh batch 3 - Oct 1, 2017
"The outdoor lear were so friendly and responsible. But in the other side thy were funny and inspiring . It was my first treak but i did not feel low about it. look forward to meet you guys again . #Keep_the_tempo_High"
SAMIR RANJAN PARHI, Kudremukh - batch 1 - Dec 25, 2017
"Even though he was the only trek leader, he managed it pretty well and we had lot of fun."
RANJITH MERUVAPPA, Kudremukh - Jan 4, 2020
"He was very good, We played many games, enjoyed music in bonfire."
SHUBHAM KHANNA, Kudremukh - Batch 1 - Sep 30, 2017
"OLs were very good and they did their best during the trek and I really enjoyed their company."
VISHAL VASISHT, Kudremukh - Batch 1 - Sep 30, 2017
"Although tiring, it was a very new and refreshing experience for me and I don't regret taking it up even a little bit :)"
TEJASWINI K, Kudremukh - Jul 15, 2017
"Everyone was great. Supportive and friendly. One of the things that sets GBL apart from the rest."
TUSHAR SIRCAR, Kudremukh - Jul 15, 2017
"Both Vijay and Abhishek did a wonderful job. They made sure we were all comfortable and took good care of us :)"
LENITA, Kudremukh - Jul 15, 2017
"They were great, enthusiastic, and entertained us throughout the trip. I feel that the outdoor leaders took the trekking experience up a level. I would love to go on more treks on GBl soon!"
ANSHUMAN BV, Kurinjal Peak - Ridge Walk - Kudremukh Nation Park Trek - Oct 6, 2018
This is going to be a midnight journey of 333kms from Bangalore to Kudremukh National Park. A brief summary about the trek and introduction among trekkers will be done. We advise trekkers to have light dinner before boarding. The overnight journey will be very exciting to make it to the perfect destination for trekking in Western Ghats.
The overnight journey takes you through the lush green towns of Karnataka. The route from Chikmagalur towards Kudremukh can be the most beautiful route that connects Kudremukh National Park. Kudremukh National Park is the second largest wildlife protected area. There is a sharp left turn from Forest Permission Hut towards the base camp from Balegal towards Mullodi. The road here is not suitable for driving unless it is a jeep which takes 45mins to reach our base camp. The jeep route is 6km long surrounded by a small village of coffee estates and a waterfall providing a thrilling off-roading experience.
The trail from the base camp passes through the tropical rain forests of Western Ghats with rise in the inclination too. There are 10 water streams that pass throughout the trail.
Early morning after the sunrise and breakfast we will spend some time at the Somavati water stream passing near our base camp which joins Bhadra River which further combines with Tungabhadra a major tributary of the river Krishna. It is an ideal time to see the coffee farms as you walk on the jeep trail towards the Get Beyond Limits bus. On our return journey will cross different types of plantation witnessing mountains of different shapes and sizes. The drop off points will be the same as the pick up points. 'Kudremukh ka tempo high hai and so shall be yours'.
THINGS TO CARRY
|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 the homestay and the return journey.||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|
|ID PROOF||Photocopy of proof of identification is mandatory to obtain requisite entry permits from the forest department. If you are a foreign national, please carry a photocopy of you passport.||1|