SKANDAGIRI NIGHT TREK



Skandagiri is one of the most known weekend destination from Bangalore. It is around 70 kms from Bangalore and has the best sunrise to offer. This place has always been in controversy but with new trekking permits it has become easy and legal to do Skandagiri Trek.

Skandagiri Night Trek

Skandagiri is a fortress hill and is also known as Kalavara Durga. It is said that Tipu Sultan build it to fight against the British. Later when Tipu Sultan lost to British it was dismantled in 1791.

Skandagiri Night Trek

The base of Skandagiri Hill Trek starts from Kalwara Village of Chikkaballapur district. There is a temple on the foothills of Skandagiri known as Papagni Mutt. It is one of the oldest mutt’s of Karnataka. This is one of the places where trekkers from Bangalore can rest before starting the trek.

Skandagiri Night Trek

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.


ITINERARY


NIGHT TREK
10:15PM Pickup from Bangalore
Reach Skandagiri Base - Trek Briefing/ Distribution of Snacks - Campfire - Reach Papagni Mutt - Start Skandagiri Hike - Reach Skandagiri Sunrise Point - Explore Skandagiri top - Descend - South Indian Heavy Breakfast - Leave For Bangalore
01:00PM Reach Bangalore

The trails starts from the forest department hutt after crossing Papagni Mutt. There are sign boards where major deviations are on the trail. After the first left from the route we start a inclined hike between the boulders and minor bushes of Skandagiri.

Skandagiri Night Trek

There are certain rocky patches where going slow and steady will be the key. At times you can also negotiate by going on the side of the trail and later connecting to the main trail.

The trail continues to be straight till we cross the midway point and reach certain caves near the ruined fort gates. There are broken walls which were part of the fort also known as Kalavara Durga.

Skandagiri Night Trek

We further go on the narrow trail which takes us to an edge of the hill.

Skandagiri Night Trek

Taking a right turn from here will take you towards the summit of Skandagiri where you will find a beautiful Nandi. At the summit, relax yourself with a view which you have rightly deserved.

Skandagiri Night Trek
Skandagiri Night Trek

At times one can witness the clouds floating underneath you! There are certain fort structures too which can be used as a temporary shelter against cold. Never forget that with each day as the sunrise, hope soars.

Skandagiri Night Trek

This is your time to feel nature after climbing Skandagiri Hill. We want this trek a memory for you to push your limits. If you can climb for sunrise you can always rise like the sun and bring light into the darkness.

Skandagiri Night Trek

The trek is only successful when the outdoor enthusiasts feel a difference in their lives to Get Beyond Limits and conquer all the barriers in life. Always remember, Skandagiri ka tempo high hai, and so shall be yours.

Skandagiri Night Trek

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

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06 Jul 2019 (NIGHT TREK) (OPEN)
20 Jul 2019 (NIGHT TREK) (OPEN)

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Duration: Sat, 2215Hrs - Sun, 1200Hrs (appx)

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Trip Highlights:

  • - Welcome the sunrise from top of Skandagiri
  • - Team Campfire (if permitted by situations)
  • - Hiking in the night
  • - Spending night at the historical hill
  • - Permissions
  • - Forest Guide (if available by forest department)
  • - All you can eat heavy South Indian breakfast
  • - Papagni Mutt Temple
  • - Private Travel from and to Bangalore
  • - Power Pack (Energy Snacks)

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.




KEY FACTS

ALTITUDE 4,757 feet
TRAIL TYPE Gradual incline trail with muddy steep rock faces in between.
DIFFICULTY Easy, no prior experience required.
TREKKING DISTANCE 6 - 7 kms (approximately)
ATTRACTIONS Skandagiri Sunrise View Point is one of the main attractions of Skandagiri Trek.
ADVISORY There maybe thorns in the plantations of Skandagiri and the best is to avoid trespassing these plantations. Also there are caves on the hill but it is advised not to go inside these caves as it can prove to be a habitat to reptiles. Apart from it don’t enter the Skandagiri without permission.
WATER SOURCES Skandagiri is a dry hill. So we advise the trekkers and outdoor lovers not to miss their bottles of water.
REGION Chikkaballapur of Rural Bangalore, Karnataka.
COORDINATES 13°25'02.2"N 77°41'01.5"E

HOW TO REACH

DISTANCE 73 Kms from Bangalore
ROAD Skandagiri Trek is well connected by roads. While going from Bangalore to Chikkaballapur via Bangalore Airport go straight on the highway.
ROUTE 1 (via Bangalore) Bangalore - Yelahanka - Devanahalli - Chikkaballapur - Skandagiri
NEAREST RAILWAY STATION Chikballapur Railway Station (CBP)
NEAREST AIRPORT Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore.