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KUNTI BETTA TREK | AS PER COVID-19 SAFETY GUIDELINES


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:


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Home food is encouraged to avoid external contact. Hence, lunch is not included in the pricing mentioned for personalised experiences. However, we understand that not all can manage food along with other preparations of the trek.

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Hence, we have partnered with Sri Krishna Bhawan, Pandavpura for those who want us to arrange food for them. This restaurant has been our trusted partner for 6 years and maintains home cooked safe standards for food and hygiene.

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If you want us to arrange food for you, kindly reply to your booking confirmation email or simply call us & we can get a safe meal arranged for you at an additional payment of ₹99/-. The restaurant is very close to the base of Kunti Betta.


- 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.

Bus Sanitization Time & Location: Sanatization Point: Udupi Grand, Teachers Colony (Silk Board service road), HSR Layout - Bangalore, 7:30 AM.

Participants are most welcome to attend the sanitizing 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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KUNTI BETTA TREK DETAILS


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Kunti Betta are two rocky hills surrounded by sugarcane, paddy fields & coconut trees in the Pandavapura of Mandya District which is 125 kms away from Bangalore. The place has a historical importance as it is said that Kunti, the mother of five Pandavas, stayed here during their exile.

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There is a temple with a pond at the foothills of the hill which serves as a popular destination for pilgrimage. During monsoons the place is green with a lake called Kunti Kund , the surrounding the hill which makes it serene forever.

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REVIEWS

ITINERARY


DAY TREK
06:30am Pickup from Bangalore
Reach Kunti Betta Base (The Temple) - Trek Briefing/ Distribution of Snacks - Start the trek - Reach Croc-Face - Rest & enjoy - Leave for the top of Kunti Betta - Enjoy packed lunch with a view - Parikrama Point - Descend - Paddy and Coconut Fields - Reach Kunti Kund - Reach Kunti Betta Base (The Temple) - Leave for Pandavapura
09:30pm 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 700 treks and catered to around 12,000 different people in a span of 4.3+ 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.


This is going to be a journey of 125 kms from Bangalore to Kunti Betta which is in the town of Pandavapura (Mandya District). A brief summary about the trek and introduction amongst the team will be done during the journey. We advise trekkers to have light meals before boarding. The journey will be very exciting to make it to the perfect destination for trekking on the hills of Kunti Betta.

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There is an old temple with a pond in the middle which marks the base of the hill. From the main road to reach the temple you will have to pass through the dense cocount trees surrounding the road and then a school.

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The school premises can be used as a parking premises for trekking. The dense trees surround the stairs that go to the temple. The Pujaris house has the cave used by the Pandavas to the right side while going up on stairs. There are rooms which are used by the pilgrimage for an overnight stay at the temple. The temple is in between the two hills of Kunti Betta.

There is a pillar on Kunti Betta which was used by Kunti during the regime of Pandavas. The pillar will be the summit for our team. Start the climb on the right side of the pond, step your foot on the steep inclined surface of a single rock clearly visible to the naked eye although there can be serveral ways to reach the hillock.

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The initial inclination for few meters is more than 60 degrees. One needs to be slow and careful on this slope. There are huge boulders as we go up and Kunti Kund (or the lake of Kunti) on the other side becomes visible. There will be a straight wall which is difficult to climb instead turn right from the boulders and follow the trail which will pass through the dense vegetation.

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A Croc-Face rock will be visible on the trails. Turn right and climb the huge rock that gives a clear view of the paddy fields and coconut tress with the other hill and Kunti Kund. This place can be used as a halt against the wind and rain. Looking to the other side the Kunti Betta hillock with a pillar on top would be visible. On the left side, a small hill adjoined is also visible.

Start walking in the open area on the left side following the trail. If you keep following the trail you will reach on the base of hill in the paddy fields. In order to avoid that take a right turn keeping the hillock in mind.

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There will be several areas where one will have to crawl in the dense vegetation and also climb some of the narrow-gauged rocks. An open valley of flora and rocks will be visible to the ungaurded eyes. There will be several huge boulders accompanied with a beauteous surrounding. The small peak on the left is the one which was seen from the Croc-Face. The summit is close now, follow the trail, cross the boulders, crawl around those dense bushes and a spectular view of the surrounding that makes one feel the glory of Pandavas unfold before ones eyes. The lake seen from the Kunti Betta peak next to the other side of the hill makes it notable.

There is a rock on the edge of the hill top. The rock has a shear drop and an inclination on the other side which gives one of the most fearful moments, we call it vertical drop edge. We advise one to be very cautious if they want to reach the edge of the rock.

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The light slowly seeps in as the temple vibrating in chants which spreads a positive hope and reminds one of the glory that remains with the kunti betta hillock of having played its part in the epic.

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Before descending turn right, hold on to the rocks and reach Parikrama Point. There are certain points when one will have to climb linear in a gully and jump later to the do the parikram. The other side of the world with farms and strange shape of the the rocks which are considered to be the utensils of the Pandavas on the other adjoined hill are seen from the Parikrama Point. As said by Ed Viesturs , “Getting to the top is optional. Getting down is mandatory,” this is the time to head back. The same route will be followed except we take a right instead of a left in the open area of rocks and flora. This route will take to the fields below which joins the main road and passing left it will reach the temple else going straight to the fields will take you the Kunti Kund.

Sitting next to the lake and watching the birds adds to the whole journey for we believe that it is not just the destination but also the journey that matters.

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Thonnur lake, 10 kms away from Kunti Betta Peak is a source of water for many villages in the surrounding area. It used to be a prominent place for some water sporting activities and can be visited after the trek.

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Sometimes sliding on the initial trail of Kunti Betta Trek is an endless activity for all of us.

THINGS TO CARRY


ITEM DESCRIPTION QUANTITY
DAY PACK 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 1
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. 1
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 1 Pair
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

PERSONALIZED EXPERIENCE BOOKING


(DAY EVENT) (PERSONALISED)
Experience will be made on your choice of dates, privately for you & your near ones with no sharing.
Trek Fee: ₹ 699/- (5% GST applicable)
Duration: Day Experience
Location: Will Be Shared
Inclusions:
  • COVID-19 SPECIAL

  • - Travel Assistance during your journey

  • - An outdoor experience with COVID 19 safety guidelines

  • - Welcome sunset from top of Kunti Betta

  • - Dedicated Local guide from the base

  • - Relaxation at Kunti Kund

  • - Halt at famous temple below Kunti Betta hill

  • - Passage through paddy fields (towards Kunti Kund)

  • - Vertical Drop Edge (on summit)

  • - Comfort of being with 6+ years outdoor experienced organization

  • - 1 Point of Contact from team Get Beyond Limits for the entire experience

  • - Option to get food arranged on additional payment of ₹99/-


(DAY EVENT) (PERSONALISED)
Experience will be made on your choice of dates, privately for you & your near ones with no sharing.
Trek Fee: ₹ 699/- (5% GST applicable)
Duration: Day Experience
Location: Will Be Shared
Inclusions:
  • COVID-19 SPECIAL

  • - An outdoor experience with COVID 19 safety guidelines

  • - Welcome sunset from top of Kunti Betta

  • - Dedicated Local guide from the base

  • - Relaxation at Kunti Kund

  • - Halt at famous temple below Kunti Betta hill

  • - Passage through paddy fields (towards Kunti Kund)

  • - Vertical Drop Edge (on summit)

  • - Comfort of being with 6+ years outdoor experienced organization

  • - 1 Point of Contact from team Get Beyond Limits for the entire experience

  • - Option to get food arranged on additional payment of ₹99/-

BACK
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 900 treks and camping events and catered around 12,000 people in a span of 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 12,000 kgs of litter in a span of 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.

FAMILIAR FACES
Family, friends, colleagues or anyone
PERFECT TO CELEBRATE
Birthdays & any form of celebration
CONVENIENT
You choose pick up, drop off & dates
CUSTOMIZABLE
We hand tailor the itinerary for you
FAMILY FRIENDLY
Connecting with family outdoors
WHY US
Established in the year 2014.

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KEY FACTS

ALTITUDE 2,882 feet
TRAIL TYPE Moderate steep rock inclinations. The hill is formed mainly of granite rocks.
DIFFICULTY Easy to Moderate
TREKKING DISTANCE 6 - 7 kms (approximately)
ATTRACTIONS Kere Thonnur (Thonnur Lake) is 10kms away from Kunti Betta, used to be a popular water sport destination for swimming and kayaking.
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.
ADVISORY It gets slippery during monsoon. We recommend trekking shoes with good traction.
WATER SOURCES There is a temple below the peak from where drinking water can be refilled.
REGION Pandavapura, Mandya district (Karnataka)
COORDINATES 12°30'24"N 76°41'37"E

HOW TO REACH

DISTANCE 125 kms from Bangalore 32.4 kms from Mysore
ROAD Kunti Betta in Pandavapura is well connected by roads. While going from Bangalore to Mysore take a right turn from Wellesley Bridge circle.
ROUTE 1 (via Bangalore) Bangalore - Kumbalgodu - Ramanagaram - Channapattana - Mandya - Pandavapura - Kunti Betta
ROUTE 2 (via Mysore) Mysore - Siddalingapura - Srirangapatna - Pandavapura - Kunti Betta
NEAREST RAILWAY STATION Pandavapura Railway Station
NEAREST AIRPORT Mysore Airport