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:
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.
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.
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.
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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COVID GUIDELINES TO BE FOLLOWED BY THE OUTDOOR LEADERS OF GET BEYOND LIMITS FOR TREKKING AND CAMPING
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KUNTI BETTA TREK DETAILS
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.
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.
"Awesome trek...Loved it! Mountain....lush greenery...challenges..rock climbing...enjoy it to the fullest!!!"
PRIYA KUMARI, All Women Day Trek - Kunti Betta - Apr 24, 2016
"dimple and pramod are the best !!!!! love to be with them again. on any trek. any day."
PADMAKSHI, All Women Day Trek - Kunti Betta - Apr 24, 2016
"very friendly and well experienced :)"
ANONYMOUS, Kunti Betta Day Trek - Jul 3, 2016
"They were very helpful.. It was impossible to trek without them.. especially sujit and johnsy.. they helped at every point..and what Jyoti is completely adorable..very sweet :)"
ADITI, Kunti Betta Day Trek - Jul 3, 2016
"They were extremely helpful and encouraging. Definitely kept everyone's spirits up and was great fun."
ADITI SHREEDHAR, Kunti Betta Day Trek - Jul 3, 2016
"Awesome and amazing"
SAI, All Women Day Trek - Kunti Betta - Sep 11, 2016
"It was my first (& definitely not the last) trip with GBL. Our adrenaline rush as well as the fear of falling was wonderfully taken care of by our two outdoor leaders, Shreyas and Vaibhav. It was a beautiful experience and I am looking forward to be on another trek with GBL. Thanks and kudos to both of you guys!!"
NOOPUR, All Women Day Trek - Kunti Betta - Sep 11, 2016
"Best part of our leaders were, that they were so friendly, helpful and plus understanding for each and every individual view and way of trek."
JYOTSANA SINGH, Kunti Betta Day Trek - Nov 20, 2016
"Amazing people! They made the whole experience even more fun!"
VISHALA V, Kunti Betta Day Trek - Jul 24, 2016
GAJANAN, Kunti Betta Day Trek - Aug 14, 2016
"They are simply awesome! true leaders indeed!"
GEETANJALI, Kunti Betta Day Trek - Sep 4, 2016
"We had awesome time with all the trek leaders (Jolly, Arun and Sagar). They really made us go beyond our limits. They were very friendly, helpful and adventurous. They not only guided us but gave us the opportunity to explore our own ways. It was my first trek and they helped me to make it worth remembering."
SWETA CHAUHAN, Kunti Betta Day Trek - Apr 8, 2018
"Outdoor leaders (adventurous Arun, sleepy Sagar and jolly Jolly) were really good. They were super friendly and helpful. Since I have fear of heights, I did got scared on certain places, but they helped me and guided me so that I could GET BEYOND MY LIMITS."
ASWATHI MENOKI, Kunti Betta Day Trek - Apr 8, 2018
"Both the outdoor leaders were able to build a team out of us individuals that were on the trek. They were fun, motivating and aware of everyone's safety."
POOJA, Kunti Betta Day Trek - Jan 12, 2020
"It was amazing .... Want to experience it again"
JENISHA JAIN, Kunti Betta Day Trek - Jan 12, 2020
"Our trek leaders specially sachin and gobi are very awsome. This was my first solo trip wid gbl . Great experience . Sachin intract wid each 1 in our group n he is friendly too.Waiting for more trips wid these guys. 🤗🤗😍😍"
DEEPSHIKHA BATRA, Kunti Betta Day Trek - Sep 30, 2018
|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|
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.
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.
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.
Sometimes sliding on the initial trail of Kunti Betta Trek is an endless activity for all of us.
THINGS TO CARRY
|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|