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Skandagiri Sunrise Trek

Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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Skandagiri Sunrise Trek Highlights

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Skandagiri Sunrise Trek Overview

Nestled in the picturesque landscape of Karnataka, Skandagiri Trek offers an enchanting adventure for nature enthusiasts and thrill-seekers alike. As you embark on this journey, you'll traverse through dense forests, encountering diverse flora and fauna, including exotic bird species. 

The trek offers an ideal blend of serenity, adventure, and spirituality, with a visit to the ancient Papagni Temple, adding a touch of mysticism to the experience.The highlight of the Skandagiri Trek is undoubtedly the breathtaking sunrise from the summit. Watching the first rays of the sun paint the sky in vibrant hues, casting a golden glow over the landscape, is a truly awe-inspiring sight that leaves an indelible mark on the soul.

 

Quick Facts of Skandagiri trek 

Starting Point:  Kalwara Village

End Point: Skandagiri Hilltop

Duration: 1 Hour (+1 day)

Activity Time: 11:00 PM - 12:00 Noon (+1 day)

Activity Duration: 13 hours

Trek Distance: 8 km (Two Way)

Maximum Altitude: 4430 feet(Around 1350 meter)

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

 

Skandgiri Trek Package Inclusions

  • Guide for the trekking
  • Permits
  • Transport (As per variant)
  • Breakfast (As per variant)

How to Reach 

By air: 

→ The nearest airport to reach Skandagiri Trek is Kempegowda International Airport in Bangalore. From the airport, you can hire a taxi or take a pre-booked private cab to reach Skandagiri. 

→ The distance between the airport and Skandagiri is approximately 70 kilometers, and the journey takes around 2-3 hours, depending on the traffic conditions.

By Road:

→ To reach Skandagiri Trek by road, you can drive from Bangalore. The trek is located approximately 70 kilometers away from the city. 

→ You can follow the route via NH44 and NH648, which will take you to the base of Skandagiri. The journey typically takes around 2-3 hours, depending on traffic conditions.

By Train:

→ The nearest railway station to reach Skandagiri Trek is the Bangalore City Railway Station. From there, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to reach the base of Skandagiri. 

→ The distance between the railway station and Skandagiri is approximately 60 kilometers, and the journey takes around 1-2 hours, depending on the traffic conditions.

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Itinerary For Skandagiri Sunrise Trek

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Day 1 - Pickup from Bangalore (If opted for with Transport)

Bangalore

  • Meet our representative at pickup points (If opted for with transport)
  • RR Nagar (11:00 PM) - Gopalan Arcade, Mysore road
  • Banashankari (11:30 PM) - Bus Stop
  • BTM (11:50 PM) - Udupi Garden Bus Stop, Near A2B
  • Silk Board (12:10 AM) - Silicon Valley Hotel (towards Marathalli road)
  • Marathahalli (12:40 AM) - Opposite Kalamandir
  • KR Puram (12:50 AM) - Railway Station
  • Tin Factory (01:00 AM) - Bus Stop
  • Hebbal (1:15 AM) -Opposite to Esteem Mall
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Day 2 - Skandagiri Trek

Bangalore

Enjoy sunrise

  • 3:00 AM Reach Skandagiri Base Camp
  • 3:30 AM Start your hike to Skandagiri Peak
  • 5:30 AM Reach to the Skandagiri Peak
  • 6:30 AM Enjoy sunrise while spending some time on the peak
  • 7:15 AM Descend towards the base camp
  • 9:30 AM Head to the nearby restaurant. Freshen up & have breakfast.
  • 11:00 AM Head back to Bangalore
  • 1:00 PM Reach Bangalore
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Led torch (with extra batteries)
Personal medications (if any)
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Location Details about Skandagiri Sunrise Trek

Skandagiri Sunrise Trek Reviews

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Ayush

Excellent

Good............Experience!!!!!!!!!!!!. Overall trek experience was excellent t with good people joining the group and enjoying the trek. There were challenges but the trek lead handled them very well and on time. activities planned were done.๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰

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Rajesh

Excellent

Lifetime memorable trip. We started at 3 in the night and reached the point just before sunrise. While capturing all of these photos and seeing the magical views I just had one feeling, โ€œEarth is cuteโ€ ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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Raju

Excellent

This trip is fantastic with so knowledgeable guide and was truly the best trekking experience. Though we were exhausted but worth the view. Overall it was a great experience. Meet new people, Had a lot of fun while the night trek.๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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Prathamesh

Excellent

Cool................!!!!!!!!!!!!! I met many new people and made some great connections and friends on the go. I took up the responsibility of making sure 4 people who were younger than me are safe throughout the descent and we had some laughs too. This made me feel like a big brother taking care of his younger siblings, which was certainly a great feeling for me. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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Aditya

Excellent

Wonderful trek! The trek leaders were really helpful and fun to hang out with! Everything was managed perfectly even the transportation from Bangalore. They kept us well-informed about every next step. One of the best treks around Bangalore with the best groups! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰

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Priya

Excellent

It was really nice trek. We were expecting to see the sunrise with a normal atmosphere but it turned out to be a rainy day so that put more adventure in the trek๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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padam

Excellent

Perfect................!!! It was an awesome experience on my first trek. The pickup and drop were on time and the journey of the trek was beautiful. Would definitely recommend everyone to go here.๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹

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Himanshu

Excellent

The trek was easy and the best part was the schedule. The trek leader makes sure that we are right on time. The booking process was easy. โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿ”ฅ

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Advait

Excellent

The Skandgiri Trek was an amazing experience for someone like me who is new to trekking. It was challenging because of the rain and slippery conditions but quite an adventure. The view from the top and the sunrise was serene.

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Nidhi

Excellent

Our Skandagiri trek was really good. All members were friendly and funny. The organisers were good...felt they could be more cheering. Overall it was a great experience with Backpackers.๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

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Skandagiri Sunrise Trek FAQs

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

Yes. Skandagiri 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 Skandagiri Trek?

Definitely! You are invited to chalk out an independent plan at your convenient time frame for any number of people. 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 Skandagiri?

During the SkandagiriTrek, 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 Skandagiri trek?

The unique thing about Skandagiri 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 Skandagiri 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.

Are children allowed to go on the Skandagiri trek?

Skandagiri Trek 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 Skandagiri trek?

Skandagiri trek is a perfect getaway with near and dear ones. The trek to Skandagiri 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 woollen 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 necessary to carry as you may not find any Atm machines nearby

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

Skandagiri 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 Skandagiri. 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 Skandagiri 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 Skandagiri, 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 jewellery.

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

Planning a trip to Skandagiri 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 Skandagiri every single year. Trekking is the first thing that attracts people here. Another beautiful 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 

s the Skandagiri trek okay for solo travellers?

If you are looking for a solo backpacking trip, the Skandagiri 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 Skandagiri Trek?

Look, drinking and smoking on a trip or anywhere is your choice. Who will stop you? But if you are planning to undertake Skandagiri Trek, then you must learn that Alcohol and smoking are strictly prohibited during the Skandagiri 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 own good. 

What are the emergency medical facilities available during the Skandagiri 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 Skandagiri 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 Skandagiri trek?

Trekking has nothing to do with hiking or mountaineering. Trekking is just like walking in the mountains. If you can walk for 8 to 10 km in the plains in a single day, you can easily do the trek to Skandagiri. The Skandagiri trek is an easy grade trek, successfully undertaken by beginners and veteran trekkers alike! However, trekking is a physical activity, and that means that to enjoy the journey truly, 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 fewer than 40 minutes.

How to get to Skandagiri Trek?

Skandagiri Trek is a wonderful 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 special 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 Skandagiri. To get to Skandagiri from Madikeri, you can get into any government and private bus on this route. The distance between Skandagiri and Skandagiri is 297 km. You can also reach there by train.
The starting point of the Skandagiri trek is Kalawara Village which is a small village and is a perfect campsite.
You can also get to Skandagiri from Bangalore via road. Many ac and non-ac buses are available for the same. You can also hire a private bus/taxi to get to Skandagiri from Bangalore. The distance between Bangalore to Skandagiri is around 70 kms (approximately 2 to 3 hrs by road). If you are a rider, you can cover this distance on your bike as well. 
You can also get to Skandagiri from Chennai. The distance between these two points is around 347 kms (approx 6 to 7 hrs by road)

How difficult is the Skandagiri Trek?

Skandagiri Trek is considered moderately difficult. The trail involves steep ascents, rocky paths, and challenging terrains, requiring a reasonable level of fitness and stamina. Some sections may be slippery, especially during monsoon season. It is advisable to be prepared and have prior trekking experience.

What is the best time to do the Skandagiri Trek?

 The best time to undertake the Skandagiri Trek is during the winter months from November to February. The weather is pleasant with mild temperatures, making it comfortable for trekking. It is recommended to avoid monsoon season due to slippery trails and poor visibility.

Is a permit required for the Skandagiri Trek?

Yes, a permit is required to undertake the Skandagiri Trek. You need to obtain a permission letter from the Forest Department office in advance. The permit ensures the conservation of the area and helps control the number of trekkers.

Are there any accommodation options near Skandagiri?

There are limited accommodation options near Skandagiri as it is primarily a day trek. Most trekkers prefer to stay in Bangalore and travel to Skandagiri for the trek. However, if you wish to stay overnight, you can find a few guesthouses or homestays in the nearby villages.

Is it safe to trek Skandagiri at night?

Trekking Skandagiri at night is not recommended as the trail can be challenging and slippery in the dark. Moreover, the trekking path is closed for night treks to ensure the safety of trekkers. It is best to plan the trek during daylight hours.

Are there any eateries or food stalls on the Skandagiri Trek?

There are no food stalls or eateries on the Skandagiri Trek. It is recommended to carry your own packed food and sufficient water for the trek. Make sure to dispose of any waste responsibly and keep the trail clean.

Are there any restrictions or rules for the Skandagiri Trek?

Yes, there are certain rules and restrictions for the Skandagiri Trek. Obtaining a permit is mandatory. Smoking, littering, and consumption of alcohol are strictly prohibited. It is important to respect the environment, follow the designated trail, and leave no trace behind.

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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Advisory

Skandagiri 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 Skandagiri. You can go there any time of the year. You can do it in snow or no snow, rain or no rain. The place is open all year. The path from base camp to the top of Skandagiri is well-defined, safe, and structured. Anyone, instead it is a first-time trekker, or an experienced trekker is allowed here. If you plan your trip to Skandagiri, it is perfect, but do not forget to keep things following things in 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. is 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. 
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