Ettina Bhuja (literally translates to Ox's Shoulder, in Kannada), is located close to the temple town of Dharmasthala. Byrapura village in Mudigere range of Chickmagalur district to be exact.
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What is included in the tour
- Travel: To and fro travel from Bengaluru to Maragunda in a TT/Mini Bus.
- Stay: Accommodation for a night at the resort with good amenities.
- Food: 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunch, 1 Dinner.
- Forest Entry Tickets.
- Guide Fees and Driver Bata.
- Personal Accident Insurance.
What is NOT included in the tour
- Any other expenses incurred apart from inclusions.
- Personal expenses.
- Any additional expenses due to emergencies.
- Trek to one of the Iconic peaks in the Charmadi Ghats range
- Enjoy the view of Amedikallu, Jenukallu, Deepadakallu from the peak
- Enjoy the high rope activities along with zipping, swimming in the river.
- Altitude: 4,265 ft (1,300 m)
- Distance from Bangalore: 280 km
- Trek Gradient: Easy
- Trek Start Point: Naanya Bhairaweshwara Temple, Byrapura
- Trek Duration: 3-5 hours
- Trek Distance: 6-8 km
- Start your journey towards Maragunda near Sakleshpura
- Reach the resort in Maragunda, freshen up, have breakfast, get ready to start the trek.
- Travel for 30 mins to reach the trek starting point
- Carry an only water bottle and snacks if required.
- Trek through one of the beautiful and serene routes in western ghats to reach the peak of Ettina Bhuja.
- Enjoy the view of Amedikallu, Jenukallu, Deepadakallu from the peak.
- Start descending to the base and travel back to the resort for lunch.
- Take bath in hot water, freshen up for a hot cup of coffee/tea and enjoy the beautiful views of peaks in and around the resort.
- Have an authentic hot dinner and take a sound sleep in the lap of nature.
- Wake up to the sounds of nature quite early in the morning
- Have coffee/tea, freshen up and have breakfast
- Enjoy the high rope activities along with zipping, swimming in the river, indoor and outdoor games
- Check out and start our journey back to Bengaluru.
Things to carry:
- A backpack of 30 liters and small day bag of 10 litres
- Good Hiking shoes/Sandals (Make sure you wear good shoes with a great grip) + socks
- Toiletries, Towels, Spare clothes
- Water Bottles - 2 litres (Compulsory)
- Snacks, Energy Bars, Fruits (There are no options of eatery nearby and during the trek)
- ID Proof
Standard Pickup Points:
- Marathahalli Kalamandir
- HSR BDA Complex
- Silk Board
- BTM Signal
- Jayadeval Hospital
- Banashankari Bus Stand
- DG Petrol Bunk
- PESIT College
Trekking comes with its own set of risks. While adventure is fun and can be extremely thrilling, nature can be unpredictable, and to help secure you during your trek, it is of utmost importance that you are covered with insurance.
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Do’s and Don’ts:
- We believe in leaving the mountains in a better condition, which is why we follow a no-litter policy on our treks. Each trekker will have to bring back the waste that is created during the trek.
- Trekking is best enjoyed when you’ve worn comfortable clothes. Try and avoid wearing Jeans, bright colors and heavy apparel as much as possible.
- A lighter backpack always helps you have a better trek, try and carry just as much as needed.
- Always be in sight of your trek lead, if you feel the need to stop for any reason at all, please keep the trek lead informed.
- If you do come across any reptiles, animals or even insects during the trek, please keep your calm and let it patiently pass by. Any kind of noise and panic will scare them as well.
- Do not venture out into the forest/waterfalls on your own as it may be dangerous.
- Trekking is a good adventure, having said that, it is our primary responsibility to take good care of ourselves and be compassionate towards fellow trekkers
- If, at any point, during the trek, you feel uneasy or unwell, please inform the trek lead immediately
- Tune in to the sounds of nature while on a trek and avoid carrying speakers or playing music during the course of the trek
- To help you enjoy the trek to the fullest, we avoid smoking and consumption of alcohol, and other intoxicants during the course of the trek
- The decision of the trek leader will be final and all trekkers must adhere to that.