Important Guidelines During Coronavirus
  • Always carry a Hand sanitizer, Face mask, Hand gloves and practice social distancing. Avoid touching your face, nose, eyes and mouth as much as possible.
  • People aged above 60 years, pregnant women and children younger than 12 years old have been advised to stay home.
  • Participants will have to adhere to strict health protocols, including temperature checks, wearing a mask at all times and maintaining social distance.

Hospitality Precautions

  • All our Hotels/Homestays follow the highest standards of hygiene and cleanliness.
  • All supplies and materials used for cooking are sanitised before being admitted into restaurant premises.
  • All materials provided by us for trekking use are sanitised thoroughly.
  • Our vehicles are disinfected after each use and before a trip begins.
  • Hotel and Vehicle accommodations are dependent on groups and individuals. Individual trekkers may request for separate rooms*. (*Prices may vary.)
Overview

Skandagiri’, in Chikkaballapura, popularly known as ‘Kalavara Durga’, is a hill of stronghold situated 70km from Bangalore city and 3km from Chikkaballapura town of Karnataka state in India. Skandagiri peak is at an altitude of 1350 meters. At the base there is Papagni Mutt, there we park our vehicles and your actual trek starts from here. This trek will definitely surprise you and will leave you with many memories to remember.

We start the trek early in the morning to be able to reach the top before the sun gets too hot. A lovely place to trek, if you are lucky enough, you will be blessed with a bed of clouds, the scenery from the top of the hills is panoramic and worth every effort put in. The trail is clearly marked with a mix of rocky and muddy terrain routes. On the way there are a few good view points where you can rest for a while. The first half looks easy, but then the steepness of the hill increases, this is where you get the real fun. Through a nice trek that would test your fitness a bit and a pleasant break enjoying the views of clouds forming atop the nearby hills.

 

1 Day Available on request
Trek Details
  • Distance: 70 km from Bangalore
  • Trekking Distance: 4km approx.
  • Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

 

Itinerary

06:30 - Start from Bangalore

07:30 – Breakfast on the way

08:30 - Reach the destination

08.45 – Briefing and Introduction

09.00 – Start the trek

11.00 – Reach the top

11.30 – Explore the place and enjoy the panoramic views

12.30 – Have pack lunch (vegetarian)

13.30 – Start trekking back towards base

15.30 – Reach the base

15.45 – Start our return journey

18.00 – Reach Bangalore

 

Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Private Non-AC transportation from Bangalore - Skandagiri - Bangalore
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch (Veg)
  • Instructor throughout the trip
  • Basic First Aid
  • Forest permissions
  • Guide charges

 

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Personal expenses like mineral water, snacks
Things to carry
  • Valid ID proof is compulsory (Aadhar/ Pan card/DL)
  • Small backpack
  • Trekking shoes with good grip
  • Water Bottles
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses, cap
  • Raincoat (in case of rain)
  • Energy bars, energy drinks, glucose, dry fruits, biscuits.
  • Camera (optional)
  • Personal Medication
  • Gloves, Masks, Hand Sanitizers

 

Number of Days
1 to 5
Difficulty Level
Beginner
Activities
Trekking, Team Building Activities