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Kodachadri Trek

Kodachadri, Shimoga District, Karnataka, India

2 Days 2 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

25 people




Embark on an unforgettable adventure to Kodachadri Peak in the Western Ghats, Karnataka. Discover lush jungle trails, mesmerizing waterfalls, and enchanting landscapes as you trek through the Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary. Join an exciting community of photographers, travelers, and influencers for a 2-day, 2-night journey packed with fun, camping, and breathtaking sights. Experience the serene beauty of Kodachadri Peak, the 10th highest in the state, and immerse yourself in nature’s splendor on this thrilling Kodachadri trek from Bengaluru. Explore the historic Shivappanaika’s Fort and marvel at the stunning Idlumane Waterfalls on this action-packed adventure.


  • Scenic Kodachadri trek through lush forests and picturesque landscapes
  • Explore the captivating Idlumane waterfalls
  • Visit the historic Shivappanaika's Fort at Nagara
  • Witness the breathtaking sunset from Kodachadri Peak
  • Immerse in the rich biodiversity, including Malabar Langoor, Malabar Pied Hornbill, and Indian Rock Python
  • Enjoy camping under the stars and a cozy campfire
  • Discover the famous Mookambika Temple and Mookambika National Park
  • Engage in photography, star gazing, and cultural workshops
  • Connect with like-minded travelers and create unforgettable memories


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Day 0 – Departure from Bengaluru
Day – Departure from Bengaluru

Journey to Kodachadri!

As the sun sets over Bangalore, our adventure begins as we head towards the Shivamogga District. We'll embark on a comfortable journey of 410 km in a Tempo Traveler or a Minibus with push-back seats, ensuring a smooth ride for our hikers.

We'll pick up our fellow explorers at the following locations

  • 07:00 PM: Silk Board
  • 07:20 PM: Koramangala
  • 07:30 PM: Domlur
  • 07:45 PM: MG Road
  • 08:30 PM: KTM Mekhri Circle
  • 08:45 PM: Yeshwanthpura
  • 09:00 PM: Goraguntepalya

Note for the entire trip: The travel time may vary depending on the traffic and road conditions. Yet, we will make sure that we will cover all the places on the itinerary.

Day 1 – The Peak, the Waterfalls, and, the Glory
Day 1 – The Peak, the Waterfalls, and, the Glory

06:00 AM - 08:30 AM: Reach Homestay, freshen up, have breakfast, and explore the campsite

08:30 AM – 09:30 AM: From the campsite, we will start our hike to and reach Idlumane waterfalls (1 hour)

09:30 AM – 10:00 AM: Enjoy the stunning views of the waterfall

10:00 AM – 03:00 PM: Start the trek to and reach Kodachadri Peak. Have your packed lunch on the route to the top. (5 hours)

03:00 PM – 04:00 PM: Enjoy the serene beauty from the top of the mountains

04:00 PM – 06:30 PM: Descend to reach the homestay (2.5 hours)

06:30 PM: Enjoy the warmth of the campfire, sharing stories and experiences with fellow travelers. Dinner will be served and retire for the night

Day 2 – View the awe-inspiring fort before Bengaluru
Day 2 – View the awe-inspiring fort before Bengaluru

06:00 AM – 08:30 AM: Wake up, get ready, have breakfast and get into the vehicle

08:30 AM – 10:00 PM: Start to and reach Shivappanaika's Fort at Nagara   

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM:  Experience the awe-inspiring fort.

11:00 AM: Board the vehicle to reach Bengaluru

02:00 PM: Have Lunch*Self-Sponsored

08:00 PM: Reach Bengaluru

Drop-off Points: The drop-off points will be the same as the pick-up points to ensure convenience for all travelers. Please ensure you have all your belongings before leaving the vehicle.

Drop-off Schedule:

  • 08:00 PM: Goraguntepalya
  • 08:15 PM: Yeshwanthpura
  • 08:30 PM: KTM Mekhri Circle
  • 08:45 PM: MG Road
  • 09:00 PM: Domlur
  • 09:10 PM: Koramangala
  • 09:30 PM: Silk Board

🏡Once you’ve reached your drop-off point, it’s time to head home, take a well-deserved rest, and start planning your next adventure!

Things To Carry (Use this as a check-list before you leave your house)

-Face Masks and Hand Sanitisers

-Xerox Copy of your Aadhar/Voter ID (Mandatorily required for permits)

-Small backpack to carry your essentials during the trek

-Water bottles – 1-2 (1 liter each)

-Lunch Box (to carry your packed lunch) and spoons

-Raincoat and Bag covers (in case of rain)

-A comfortable pair of shoes with a good grip for trekking

-An extra pair of socks

-Flip-flops for lazing around the campsite

-Torch/Headlamp (to walk around at night)

-Portable chargers for your electronics

-Extra pair of clothes to change into once wet

-Polybags to pack your wet clothes

-Eatables during the trek like Energy Booster, Tissues, Chocolates, Dry fruits, etc.

-Personal Medication

-Snacks for yourself


  • To and fro transport from Bengaluru (Non-A/c)
  • Only Veg Food
  • Dorms/Tents (to Camp)
  • Trek Leads from the Tripbae Team
  • Forest/Trek Permits
  • Basic First Aid Kit.
  • Any kind of insurance
  • Personal Expenses (snacks, mineral water etc)
  • Anything not included above

Tour's Location

Kodachadri, Shimoga District, Karnataka, India


What is included and not in the without-transportation package?

You will have to reach all the places on time as per the itinerary, by yourself. You will also need to synchronize your arrival times with the trek leader in case the Tripbae vehicle's journey experiences any delays. Other than that, accommodation, guidance, permits, and the rest which are mentioned in the included list are included.

What is the difficulty of this trek?

Easy to Moderate

Can I call to book tickets with Tripbae?

Yes, please call +91 991 662 7799 to book your tickets

How much advance would I have to pay to book the trip?

50% of the entire charge including taxes

What will happen if the trip does not go through?

Your money will be refunded within 2-3 business days

How will I be communicated with once the payment is done?

You would be added to a WhatsApp group a day or two before the trip date where all the last-minute information is shared. An email is also sent including important information about the trip.

Who can I contact for personal issues on or before the trip?

The trek lead. His/her phone number would be in the What’s App group you are added to.

Is it safe for females?

The safety and security of women/girls are paramount to us. Hence, it's entirely safe for women/girls to participate in our treks and travels. Our trek leaders always accompany the group, offering constant assistance and direction. Our campsites are thoroughly secure and provide a safe lodging environment. In addition, our female trek leaders often join our treks.

Can I reschedule my trek to a future date if I am unable to attend on the day of departure?

Unfortunately, it's not feasible to reschedule your trek to a future date if you're unable to attend on the designated day, regardless of the circumstances (like family emergencies, health problems, or work commitments). However, if you have concerns about this policy, please don't hesitate to email us at [email protected], and our team will get in touch with you to discuss further.

Are solo travellers allowed to join?

Yes, solo travelers are more than welcome on our trips. The beauty of solo travel lies in the chance to connect with individuals from varied backgrounds. As the journey unfolds, unfamiliar faces become friends, cultivating a feeling of fellowship. Thus, we strongly encourage solo travelers to join our exciting ventures.

What is the total distance of the trek?

11 km in total (to and fro)

Which district is Kodachadri in?

Kodachadri is in Shivamogga District.

What is the best time for the Kodachadri Trek?

September to May are the ideal months to go on the Kodachadri Trek. Avoid trekking during the peak monsoon season (June to August) as heavy rains can make the trails slippery and potentially dangerous.


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