Kodachadri (Kudajadri) is a mountain peak with dense forests (elevation - 1,343 meters above sea level) in the Western Ghats in South India (Shivamogga Dist., Karnataka State). It is declared as a natural heritage site by Government Karnataka and it is 10th highest peak of Karnataka.
Around 5 km from Kodachadri is Hidlumane Waterfalls and it can be reached by trekking on a bridle path, which involves a little adventurous trekking.
Nagara Fort is around 25 km from Kodachadri where an old fort built during the 18th Century is located and the landscape created out of backwaters of Linganamakki Dam on Sharavathi River surrounds Nagara town.
- Start journey from Bengaluru to Kattinahole in a TT/Mini Bus.
- Reach Kattinahole early morning.
- Freshen up, have breakfast, get ready to start the trek.
- Leave all your luggage at base camp. Carry an only water bottle, packed lunch and snacks-if required.
- Trek through one of the beautiful and serene routes in western ghats.
- Visit to Hidlumane Waterfalls around 5 km.
- Trek further 6 km to reach the peak and enjoy Adi Shankara cave exploration.
- Have packed lunch alongside the water stream nearby inspection bungalow.
- Start descending after lunch and reach base camp by early evening.
- Take bath, freshen up for a hot cup of coffee/tea/snacks and enjoy the beautiful views of peaks in and around the base camp.
- Have 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.
- Check out from the homestay and visit to Nagara Fort.
- Have lunch en route and go for sight-seeing if time permits.
- 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 pick up points for the trek:
- 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 colours and heavy apparels 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
- Decision of the trek leader will be final and all trekkers must adhere to that.
What is included in the tour
- Travel: To and fro travel from Bengaluru to Kattinahole in a TT/Mini Bus.
- Stay: Accommodation for a night at base camp with basic amenities.
- Food: 2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner, 1 hi-tea with snacks.
- 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
- Altitude: 4,406 ft (1,343 m)
- Distance from Bangalore: 450 km
- Trek Gradient: Moderate to Difficult
- Trek Start Point: Kattinahole
- Trek Duration: 6-8 hours
- Trek Distance: 11 km one way