Skandagiri Sunrise Trek | Escape2Explore
Skandagiri,also historically known as Kalwarbetta or Kalavara Durga is a mountain fortress located around 70 km from Bangalore. This tiring yet much rewarding trek takes you through a spectacular journey amidst the wilderness. Starting by 10 pm from Bangalore, reach the base point by midnight and
hereby begins the night trek. The serene and sublime atmosphere around Skandagiri will definitely boost up your adrenaline. This 8km trek can easily be completed within 4 to 5 hours of ascending and descending
Tried and tested both by amateurs and professionals, this trek is a must for thrill seekers. The climb gets tedious as you reach the Papagni Temple, hereby offering treacherous terrains amongst the dense shrubs around. Thereafter the steep slopes may require tricky footwork till the summit. The ruined remains of Tipu Sultans fort and an abandoned fort remains at the top of the hill.
Skandagiri is famous for walking above the clouds,literally! As you reach the top, enjoy the bonfire in the starry night couched inside your sleeping bags. Wake up to experience the morning winds caressing you, as you open your eyes to get the most magnanimous sight of the sun rising above a bed of clouds, a sight so rare. The misty valley of Skandagiri is bound to leave an everlasting impression in your mind.
Trek Difficulty: Moderate
Best season: Nov to Feb
Distance from Bangalore: 70 Km
Trek Distance: 8 Km
11:00 PM Pick up starts from Bangalore
03:00 AM Reach Base (05kms trek one side)
06:00 AM Reach peak and relax.
06:15 AM Enjoy sunrise
07:30 AM Descend to the base
10:30 AM Have BreakFast on the way.
12:00 PM Head back to Bangalore
Transportation (from/to Bangalore)
Anything not mentioned in Inclusions.
RR Nagar (11:00 PM) - Gopalan Arcade, Mysore road
Banashankari (11:30 PM) - Bus Stop
BTM (11:40 PM) - Udupi Garden Bus Stop, Near A2B
Silk Board (12:00 AM) - Prashant hotel (towards marathali road)
Marathahalli (12:30 PM) - Opposite to Kalamandir
Hebball (12:50 AM)- Opposite to Esteem Mall
Things To Carry
Sweater/ jackets for the night
Extra clothing (in case you plan to dive in the lake)
Sports shoes or trekking shoes in good condition
Flashlight/Torch with extra batteries
Track pants and cotton Tshirt
Your equipments & equipments distributed to be carried by self. Like bags, sticks, etc.
As you are exploring nature, don’t expect washrooms near hills. Washrooms only available at hotel, campsite & home stays are multi-sharing basis. (we reach hotel/campsite for breakfast or lunch).
Don’t expect electricity & luxury in the camping area.
For queries about this event contact the organiser Vicky 9886421211.