Netravati Trek, Chikmagalur

Netravati Trek, Chikmagalur

Chikmagalur, Karnataka, India
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Netravati Trek, Chikmagalur Highlights

  • Pick up & Drop Facility
  • Visit Belur Temple, Samse Tea Estate, and Hanging Bridge on day 3!
  • Permits Included
  • Delicious Meals
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Netravati Trek, Chikmagalur Overview

Netravati Trek in Chikmagalur is a captivating adventure that takes you to the majestic Netravathi Peak. Located in the picturesque region of Chikmagalur in Karnataka, India, this trek offers a mesmerizing journey through lush forests, gushing streams, and stunning landscapes. The trek trail gradually ascends, providing a moderate challenge suitable for both beginners and experienced trekkers. 

As you make your way to the summit, you'll be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding hills, valleys, and the mighty Netravathi River. Netravati Trek in Chikmagalur is an unforgettable experience for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts seeking tranquility and natural beauty.


Quick Facts of Trek

➔ Start/End Point: Kudremukh

➔ Duration: 3 days and 2 nights

➔ Distance: 16 Km

➔ Height: 4986 feet (1519 meters)

➔ Mobile Network: BSNL/Vodafone operates effectively in these areas.

➔ Gradient for Trekking: Easy to Moderate 

➔ Best Time to Visit: In Monsoon - June to August 

                                In Winters - September to January


How to Reach:

By Air:

➔ To reach Netravi Trek in Chikmagalur by air, you can fly to Mangalore International Airport, which is the nearest airport to Chikmagalur. 

➔ From the airport, you can hire a taxi or take a local bus to Chikmagalur town. From there, you can arrange transportation to Balur village, the starting point of the trek to Netravathi Peak.

By Road: 

➔ To reach Netravati Trek in Chikmagalur by road, you can drive from Chikmagalur town to Balur village. 

➔ The village is around 35 kilometers away and can be reached via the Mudigere-Balur Road. 

➔ From Balur, you can begin the trek to Netravathi Peak with the help of a guide or trekking group.

By Train:

➔ To reach Netravati Trek in Chikmagalur by train, you can take a train to Kadur Railway Station, which is the nearest railhead to Chikmagalur. 

➔ From Kadur, you can hire a taxi or take a local bus to reach Chikmagalur town. From there, you can arrange transportation to Balur village, the starting point of the trek to Netravathi Peak.

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Itinerary For Netravati Trek, Chikmagalur


Day 1 - Drive from Bangalore and Reach to the Base Camp


Overnight Journey to Nethravathi| Begin with the Trek
On Friday, Get picked up in Bangalore from the following points and start your Nethravati trekking tour.

  • Karachi Bakery - Indiranagar @ 7 PM - https://goo.gl/maps/kp4LEXkPGn4xm7mm8
  • Domlur Sky Walk - Domlur @ 7.15 PM - https://goo.gl/maps/xycYzMrCGNfVtMtCA
  • Yeswantpur metro station towards Tumkur @ 8.30 PM - https://maps.app.goo.gl/WHWfEYXvy9t5e4mg7
  • People Tree Hospitals-Gorguntepalya @ 8.40 PM - https://maps.app.goo.gl/DeX8qvhvdneNbteW6

Day 2 - Start Trekking


  • On the first day of your Nethravati trek, you will reach Nethravathi around 06:00 AM.
  • After having breakfast, we will reach the base camp.
  • By 08:00 AM, we will start trekking to the top of Nethravathi Peak which is around 16 KM both the ways.
  • En route to the peak, have lunch in the midway.
  • Once we reach the top, all of us can enjoy the relishing view of the serenity the peak has to offer.
  • Return to the base camp around 06:00 PM after a trek to Nethravathi.
  • Enjoy the bonfire.
  • Have the lip-smacking dinner and retire for the night.

Day 3 - Visit Samse Tea Estate, Hanging Bridge and Belur Temple and Return


  • 7:00 AM wake up and freshen up.
  • 7:30 AM breakfast.
  • After breakfast, Head towards Samse Tea estate.
  • 11:00 AM check out from homestay and travel back to Bangalore.
  • Visit Hanging Bridge.
  • Around 1:00 PM, we will visit the beautiful Belur Temple before proceeding for a self-sponsored lunch.
  • 8 PM reach back to Bengaluru.
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Netravati Trek, Chikmagalur Reviews


Riya roy

Very good peak

It is a Heaven on earth. I visited Netravathi Peak in October month. Will there, take proper precautions. Amazing experience in trekking and enjoyed a lot of things. Most beautiful view points and streams. Very good experience for Netravathi Peak.


Rahul gadda

Amazing peak

Very good experience of Netravathi Peak Trek, Enjoyed a lot of there. All things were amazing and awesome for me.


Sekhar kumawat

Nice peak

The trek to the waterfalls is a bit on the difficult side, as we have to go down a steep valley. This trek is different from other treks also in the way that it has no defined trek route. Amazing experience mostly.


Noor khan

Nice experience of Netravathi Peak Trek

Very nice experience for Netravathi peak and 3 to 4 hours max if you have already done treks before. Guide is mandatory for this peak.


Mangat Mani

Very amazing nature

Nature was very awesome. Require guide for complete the trek and total 12 kilometers long this trek for both to and fro. Healthy peoples will do it easily but not fit for unhealthy peoples. Very amazing experience.


Anjali Arora

Wonderful peak

Wonderful place for trekking, so many things to explore, It would look tough in the path but after reaching to the peak than tha level of satisfaction was very different and amazing Really wonderful experience.


Aanand sharma

Lovely trek

Lovely trek. Easy to moderate for regular trekkers and 10-12kms of journey up and down. The trek is not difficult that much and is a good place to start your trekking journey. Amazing experience.


Neha kumari

Amazing natural beauty

It looks like very amazing and nature beauty also awesome, can not explain in words. Very lovely trek and enjoyed a lot.


Anshika Goyal

Wonderful trek experience

You'll need to a local guide for this trek beacause of there was no sign for directions of path ways. But the experience of trek was really amazing.


Aaditya kumar

Heaven on earth

Heaven on earth, beautiful streams in between. Worth visiting in monsoon. Amazing experience for Netravathi Peak Trek.

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Netravati Trek, Chikmagalur FAQs

How long is the trek?

The trek is approximately 9 km long, with an elevation gain of over 1,500m. It takes about 6-7 hours to complete the trek.

What type of terrain should I expect?

The trek takes you through a variety of terrains, ranging from rocky trails to lush green forests. There are also some steep sections, so be prepared for an adventurous journey.

Is the trek suitable for beginners?

The trek is suitable for anyone who is physically fit and has some trekking experience. However, it is best to consult with a guide or an experienced hiker before attempting this trek.

What kind of accommodation is available?

There are no official campsites along the trek, but there are plenty of basic lodges and homestays scattered throughout the area. Some of these offer basic amenities like hot water and meals.

Are there any accommodation options available near Netravathi Peak?

Accommodation options are available in Chikmagalur town, which is the nearest town to Netravathi Peak. You can find a range of hotels, resorts, homestays, and guesthouses catering to different budgets and preferences.

Are there any food and water facilities available along the trekking trail?

There are limited food and water facilities available along the Netravathi Peak Trek trail. It is advisable to carry sufficient snacks, water, and a packed lunch for the trek to ensure you have an adequate supply of food and water.

Are there any restroom or toilet facilities available during the trek?

Restroom facilities are limited along the trekking trail. It is recommended to use the restroom facilities available at your accommodation before starting the trek. Additionally, you may find some basic toilet facilities at certain rest points or camping sites.

Is it possible to camp during the Netravathi Peak Trek?

Yes, camping is allowed during the Netravathi Peak Trek. However, it is advisable to obtain necessary permits and seek guidance from local authorities or trek organizers regarding suitable camping spots, safety guidelines, and waste management.

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 60 days prior to the date of departure, would levy 20% of the total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Any cancellation made 30 days prior to the date of departure, would levy 30% of the total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Any cancellation made 15-30 days prior to the date of departure, would levy 50% of the total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Any cancellation made 0-15 days prior to the date of departure, would levy 100% of the total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Due to any restrictions such as sudden government policies or regulations, or unprecedented weather conditions, activities and tours may be nonoperational and be canceled.
  • In cases such as these, operators will attempt to cater to the traveler with an alternative that is feasible in nature. However, any refund would not be catered to.
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Refund Policy

  • Any refund applicable will be processed within 7 business days.
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  • Ensure good physical fitness.
  • Check the weather conditions.
  • Wear appropriate trekking gear.
  • Follow safety precautions and instructions from the guide.
  • Respect wildlife and maintain a safe distance.
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