Kodachadri Trek

Kodachadri Trek

Shimoga, Karnataka, India
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Kodachadri Trek Overview

The Kodachadri Trek in Shimoga is a popular adventure in the Western Ghats of Karnataka. It's a fantastic experience for nature lovers and hikers. The trek takes you through stunning landscapes like forests, waterfalls, and meadows. 

The highlight is reaching the summit of Kodachadri Peak, which stands at 1,343 meters. From there, you can enjoy breathtaking views of the valleys and the Arabian Sea. It's a trek that allows you to immerse yourself in the beauty of untouched nature and create lasting memories. Join the Kodachadri Trek for an unforgettable journey into the wilderness.


Quick Facts about Kodachadri Trek

Activity Location: Kodachadri, Shimoga

Duration: 3D/2N

Trek Distance: 15 km 

Trek Level: Moderate

Maximum Altitude: 4406 feet (Around 1343 meter)

Safety: This is one of the safest treks near Mangalore, with no rivers to cause flooding or landslides.


Trek Package Inclusions

  • Trekking and camping with an experienced guide
  • Guide for the trekking
  • Permits
  • Camping gear


How to Reach

By Air:  

➔ The nearest airport to reach Kodachadri Trek in Shimoga is Mangalore International Airport, located approximately 130 kilometers away. 

➔ From the airport, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to reach the base camp of the trek.

By Road:

➔ To reach Kodachadri Trek in Shimoga by road, you can take a bus or drive to Kollur, which is the base camp for the trek. Kollur is well-connected by road to major cities in Karnataka. 

➔ From there, you can arrange local transport or hike to the starting point of the trek.

By Train:

➔ To reach Kodachadri Trek in Shimoga by train, you can take a train to the nearest railway station, which is Shimoga Railway Station. 

➔ From there, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to Kollur, the base camp for the trek. Kollur is approximately 40 kilometers away from Shimoga.

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Itinerary For Kodachadri Trek


Day 1 - Departure from Bangalore | Trek to Kodachadri Peak


Here Begins The Journney

  • Get picked up from various spots for an overnight journey from Bangalore.
  • Karachi Bakery - Indiranagar @ 9PM - https://goo.gl/maps/kp4LEXkPGn4xm7mm8
  • Domlur Sky Walk - Domlur @ 9.15 PM - https://goo.gl/maps/xycYzMrCGNfVtMtCA
  • Yeswantpur metro station towards Tumkur @ 10.30 PM - https://maps.app.goo.gl/WHWfEYXvy9t5e4mg7
  • People Tree Hospitals-Gorguntepalya @ 10.40 pm - https://maps.app.goo.gl/DeX8qvhvdneNbteW6
  • 6:00 AM - Around the time we reach the campsite. Freshen up, and enjoy a delicious breakfast.
  • 8:00 AM - We start the trek to Kumble Village and the Hidlumane Waterfalls - a series of 6 waterfalls, each falling from a height of 50-70 ft!.
  • Enjoy the tranquil surroundings of the roaring waterfall and the lush green forest!
  • After some time, we continue the trek up Kodachadri Peak. We will have our packed lunch on the way up!
  • You will catch glimpses of the flora and fauna of the region. You might even come across a rock python along the way!
  • Upon reaching the top, take in the magnificent vista of the Western Ghats and the picturesque landscape!
  • After the sunset, from the top, we start the descent to the campsite. Enjoy your hot snacks and beverage.
  • In the evening, we will have a fun campfire session and enjoy a delectable dinner before retiring to the tents for the night.

Day 2 - Exploration of Nagara Fort and the return journey

Nagara Fort

mesmerizing sunrise

  • Take up with the sun to take in the mesmerizing sunrise from the mountains!
  • After a delicious breakfast, pack your bags around 9 AM we start towards the Nagara Fort.
  • Discover the rustic charm of the fort and explore the surrounding areas, after which we commence the journey back to Bangalore.
  • After you get dropped back, your journey with us comes to an end.
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Things to Carry

Water bottle
Medical kit
ID Proof
Essential toiletries
Led torch (with extra batteries)
Mosquito & insect repellent

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Kodachadri Trek Reviews


Ramdas Sukumar

So Much Refreshing trek

Wonderful Place and had amazing experience of beauty and also services were amazing .😍


Jithin Venu

Amazing Experience

It's a great place to do trekking. While trekking can experience many waterfalls and can get into it. water depends on the season. When it's rainy season needs to be careful rocks would be slippery.


Aman Gupta

Beautiful Trekking Spot

Beautiful place ! When i visited there the whole place was covered with fog . it was a wonderful moment and this was my next level experience and and i saw many landscapes .


Shrikant Sharma

Wonderful Trekking Spot

If your are interested in trekking then this place is for you just reach the base camp as soon as Possible . and whole transportation is provided by the company if any . 😍


Abhilash Singh

Great trekking Experience

Such an Awesome place in Karnataka where you can enjoy trekking with your friends .


Shalini Das

Wonderful Place to Visit

Awesome place to do trekking if you start early in the morning. Sunrise is simply awesome with the cool breeze. Jeep service is also available but not suggested for someone with physical issue Awesome place to do trekking and just start in early morning . the sunrise was amazing . Jeep service was amazing and guide was also provided.😍


Anshika Sharma

Best place for trekking

One of the best places to visit to enjoy with nature. you can feel the clouds . should experience once in life .


Natasha Sharma

It's a heaven

Wonderful Experience ! Very nice trekking experience to reach at the top .


Yash Garg

Amazing Trek

Beautiful place. like a visit to heaven 🌸🌸😍 Best Place for trekking with amazing environment.💓💓


Anil Shine

Beautiful VIews

Very very nice place and great place and enjoy the breath taking views . Must visit place❤️

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Kodachadri Trek FAQs

I am a first-timer. Is the Kodachadri Trek a good trek for me?

Yes. Kodachadri trek is one such trek that has something for each age group whether they are experienced trekkers or first-time trekkers. The trek can be undertaken by both kinds of visitors. This trek strikes an ideal balance between thrilling and easy going. Even children can accompany you on this trek. However, children below 16 must be accompanied by parental supervision. If you have not done any treks before, you do not need to worry. The trek does not require any prior trekking experience, however, you need to be physically and medically fit to undertake any treks in the world. If you plan this trek, consult your physician to know whether you can undertake this trek or not. If you are suffering from asthma and heart-related problems, you must not do this trek. 

Can we customize our Kodachadri Trek?

Definitely! You are invited to chalk out an independent plan at your convenient time frame for any number of people. The cost for a private trip is fixed on the basis of group size, trek area, duration and trek style.

What is the weather like during the camping and trekking trip to Kodachadri?

During the Kodachadri Trek, the weather can get extremely humid and attracts mosquitoes. Sudden showers are also possible. Please dress and pack accordingly. 

Are children allowed to go on the Kodachadri trek?

The unique thing about Kodachadri trek is that it is open all year, and it is free for each age group. So if you plan to do this trek and If you are a parent looking to introduce your child to the world of nature and camping, the Kodachadri Trek is ideal as it involves minimal physical exertion and offers something unique in the form of the exotic flora, terrain, and waterfalls. However, children below the age of 16 are allowed only under parental supervision. The grade level of the trek is easy. The trek is a perfect destination in western ghats for both prior trekkings experienced people and beginners. However, consult the physician of your child to check whether he or she is medically and physically fit enough or not to this trek.

What is the best time for the Kodachadri Trek?

KodachadriTrek is a perfect destination for mountain lovers, trekkers, bikers, photographers and bird watchers. For a mountain lover, anytime and any season of the year is the perfect time to undertake this trek. But for any ordinary person, the best time to undertake the trek is right after the monsoons. With the slopes of the mountains and valleys covered in a soft green carpet and the alpine flora in full bloom, the trek is visually appealing. Avoid going there in monsoon. In the months of July to September, there are leeches everywhere on the ground. You might even spot cobras on rainy days. 

What are the things that I need to carry on the Kodachadri trek?

Kodachadri trek is a perfect getaway with near and dear ones. The trek to Kodachadri is an ideal trek for both prior trekkings experienced trekkers as well as first-time trekkers. The trek is a perfect place for those who seek solitude. It is a delight to bird watchers, nature photographers, astrophotographers, and mountain lovers. If you are planning a trip there, you can not just leave. You need to pack your backpack with some beneficial things. These are the things that you MUST have on you for this adventure: 
  • Comfortable trekking pants and T-shirts
  • Thermal inner pants and Thermal inner wears
  • Fleece jacket and Down jacket
  • Waterproof windbreaker
  • Waterproof gloves and Pair of woolen socks
  • Warm hat and Sun cap
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Portable charger and Power bank
  • Camera and extra batteries
  • A small bottle of shampoo, Facial mist, and Moisturizer
  • Toothpaste and toothbrush
  • Lip balm and wipes
  • Sleeping bag and tent
  • Trekking shoes and trekking pole
  • Headlight with extra batteries
  • First aid box with all the necessary medicines
  • Toilet paper
  • Cash- Cash is always required to carry as you may not find any ATMs nearby

What are the tips that I need to keep in mind for the Kodachadri trek?

Kodachadri is a perfect weekend trek. If you are bored with your city’s hustle-bustle life and want to spend some quality time with yourself and with your friends away from your city, there is no better place to go other than Kodachadri. You can go there any time of the year. You can do it in snow or no snow, the rain or no-rain. The place is open all year. The path from base camp to the top of Kodachadri is well defined, safe, and structured. Anyone, rather it is a first-time trekker, nor experienced trekker is allowed here. If you plan your trip to Kodachadri, it is perfect, but do not forget to keep things following things into your mind- 
  • Carry minimum weight. It helps in walking faster in the mountains
  • Do not litter here and there. Keep your surroundings neat, clean, and green. Instead of throwing the waste around, keep it in your bag and take it back with you.
  • Alcohol and smoking are not allowed. You need to keep your body hydrated throughout the journey, so consumption of alcohol and any other kind of drinks and drugs is highly inadvisable.
  • The decision of the trek leader will be final and binding. 
  • Delays may occur due to weather conditions 
  • Any person with health conditions like Asthma, etc. are advised not to go for this expedition. However, if they so decide, it is at their own risk. Also, kindly consult your physician before you undertake this trek
  • Do not wander off on your own. Follow the instructions of your team leaders 
  • Please take care of your baggage. Lock your backpack with a small lock, instead of accusing others of the stolen items.
  • If you opt for a homestay, treat the hosts with respect and communicate with them comfortably!
  • Wear full sleeves and pants for this particular expedition, as the insects and forest leeches can get extremely active this time around.
  • Harm no animals and plants on the journey.
  • Always carry a water bottle and handy snacks in your backpack.
  • Always check the weather conditions before leaving for the trek.
  • Eat healthily, and do not skip meals during the trek. 
  • Always carry a personal medical kit with you as cuts & bruises are very common during the trek. 
  • Do not carry expensive gadgets and pieces of jewelry

What are the Things that can be done in my trip to Kodachadri?

Planning a trip to Kodachadri is one of the most adventurous things. The place is full of fun, thrill, and excitement. Thousands of tourists all across the globe come to visit Kodachadri every single year. Trekking is the topmost thing that attracts people here. Another wonderful thing is camping. Apart from trekking and camping, you can also have the experience of hiking and mountain biking here. Here is the list of the things that you can do on this trip.
The 360-degree view of the magical mountains
  • Trying local food 
  • Hiking
  • Trekking
  • Mountain biking
  • Camping under the starlit sky
  • Bonfire with the music of your choice
  • Shopping
  • Astrophotography and nature photography
  • Bird watching

Is the Kodachadri trek okay for solo travellers?

If you are looking for a solo backpacking trip, the Kodachadri trek is ideal for you. This trek is highly engaging and will keep you entertained throughout! Furthermore, we ensure the safety of all the trekkers. We have had a lot of solo female travellers successfully completing this trek in a safe and guided environment. Furthermore, all our trek leaders are qualified professionals, carefully selected by us after a rigorous process.

Can I smoke or consume alcohol during the kodachadri Trek?

Look, drinking, and smoking on a trip or anywhere is your choice. Who will stop you? But if you are planning to undertake Kodachadri Trek, then you must learn that Alcohol and smoking are strictly prohibited during the Kodachadri adventure. Anyone found indulging in either will be expelled immediately without a refund. The locals believe the place to be sacred and get offended if they observe anyone drinking or smoking. One more thing, drinking, and smoking throughout the journey will bring you no good but only harm. Trekking anywhere in the world tests your physical endurance and mental strength. To prove that, you need to keep your body hydrated. Drinking and smoking only dehydrates your body. So if you go anywhere else for trekking and if smoking and drinking are not prohibited there, it is your call not to drink and smoke for your good. 

What are the emergency medical facilities available during the Kodachadri Trek? Is there a doctor accompanying us for the trek?

If you have any particular medicines that you require, carry them with you. And while the trek leader of your Kodachadri Trek will always carry a first aid kit, doctors are not available at the base camp and thus it is advised that people with serious health concerns do not go for this trek.

Do I have to exercise for the Kodachadri trek?

The Kodachadri trek is a moderate grade trek, successfully undertaken by beginners and veteran trekkers alike! However, trekking is a physical activity and that means that to truly enjoy the journey, you must achieve a certain level of fitness. We recommend that you start following a fitness regime at least three weeks before embarking on the trek. Target completing 5 km in a period of less than 40 minutes.

How to get to Kodachadri Trek?

Kodachadri Trek is a beautiful weekend trek near Bangalore. It is described as the weekend trek that can be undertaken by people of each age group. From an 8-year-old child to a sixty-five-year-old man, anyone is allowed on this trek. The unique thing about this trek is that it can be done at any time of the year. Located in the state of Karnataka, the trek is full of fun, thrill, and excitement. Hundreds of trekkers and photographers visit this place every single month.
There are various routes to reach Kodachadri. To get to Kodachadri from Madikeri, you can get into any government and private bus on this route. The distance between Madikeri and Kodachadri is 296 km.
The starting point of the Kodachadri trek is at one of the many small waterfalls near Nagodi Village 
You can also get to Kodachadri from Bangalore via train and road. The distance between Bangalore to Kodachadri is around 413 kms (approx 10 to 12 hrs by road). 
You can also get to Kodachadri from Chennai to Kodachadri. The distance between these two points is around 766 kms (approx 13 hrs by road)

How difficult is the Kodachadri Trek?

The Kodachadri Trek is considered moderately difficult. It involves trekking through uneven terrains, steep ascents, and descents. It requires a moderate level of fitness and stamina.

What is the best time to go for the Kodachadri Trek?

The best time to go for the Kodachadri Trek is during the months of October to February when the weather is pleasant and cool. It is advisable to avoid the monsoon season due to heavy rainfall and slippery trails.

Is a guide necessary for the Kodachadri Trek?

While it is not mandatory, it is highly recommended to hire a local guide for the Kodachadri Trek. They are familiar with the route, ensure your safety, and provide valuable insights about the place.

What are the accommodation options available near Kodachadri?

There are basic guesthouses and homestays available in Kollur, the base camp of the trek. Camping is also an option at designated camping sites. It is advisable to book your accommodation in advance, especially during peak season.

Are there any medical facilities available during the trek?

Basic medical facilities are available in Kollur. It is recommended to carry a basic first aid kit with essential medications for emergencies. In case of any serious medical issues, it is advisable to seek medical assistance in Kollur or nearby towns.

Can beginners or first-time trekkers attempt the Kodachadri Trek?

While the trek is moderately difficult, beginners or first-time trekkers with a reasonable level of fitness can attempt the Kodachadri Trek. It is important to be prepared, carry necessary essentials, and pace yourself during the trek.

Confirmation Policy

  • Upon booking, the traveller will receive a confirmation voucher via email, within 24 hours.
  • In the special cases of slots not being available, feasible alternatives will be provided to the customer, in regards to the customer’s preference. In such cases, a new voucher would be sent via email, consisting of the new travel details.
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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellation made 20 days prior to the date of departure, would levy a 30% of total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Any cancellation made within 7-20 days prior to the date of departure, would levy a 60% of total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Any cancellation made within 0-7 days prior to the date of departure, would levy a 100% of total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Due to any restrictions such as sudden government policies or regulations, health hazards, medical emergencies, or unprecedented weather conditions, activities and tours may be nonoperational and be cancelled. In cases such as these, operators will attempt to cater to the traveller an alternate, which is feasible in nature. However, any refund would not be catered.
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Refund Policy

  • Any refund applicable will be processed within 7 business days.
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  • Carry minimum weight 
  • Do not litter 
  • Alcohol and smoking are not allowed.
  • The decision of the trek leader will be final and binding. 
  • Delays may occur due to weather conditions 
  • Any person with health conditions like Asthma etc is advised not to go for this expedition. However, if they so decide, it is at their own risk. 
  • Do not wander off on your own.  
  • Please take care of your own baggage. 
  • If you opt for a homestay, treat the hosts with respect and communicate with them comfortably!
  • Wear full sleeves and pants for this particular expedition, as the insects and forest leech can get extremely active this time around.
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