Ethina Buja Trek With Kyatanamakki

  • 2 Days 1 Night
  • Group Size: 8 - 12
  • Difficulty : Challenging
  • Distance : 220 KM


Ethina buja is one of the best treks for beginners who want to explore western Ghats.

Ethina buja also called as Shishila Gudda is a mountain peak located at a distance of 25 km from mudigere. It is a part of charmadi range at an altitude of 1300m from sea level.

Ethina Buja in kannada means ethina – ox and Buja – shoulders, as the peak forms the shape of the ox’s shoulder.

Trek starts from Nanya byraveshwara temple, byrapura. It is 6kms round trip trek and takes approximately 3 hours.

Tall trees, beautiful views and splendid natural backdrops accompany your way up the tiring, yet rewarding journey. If lucky, one can see the spotted deer.

From the peak, we can enjoy the views of Devaramane range, charmadi range and shishila Valley.

Kyatanamakki hill station is located near horanadu of chikmagalur district.

Kyatanamakki is a true offroaders paradise. The climb will surely give you an adrenaline rush. Once you reach the top, enjoy the magnificent view of the lush green range of kudremukha mountains.


  • Travel (Tempo or Mini Bus, Non AC)
  • Stay at trekkers homestay (separate dormitory for guys and girls) or campsite – based on the availability for that weekend
  • Food: 2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner, 1 Evening snacks (all veg)
  • Ethina Buja trek permissions, Forest department fees
  • Trek Leader(s)
  • Forest guide
  • Bonfire (if it doesn’t rain)
  • A lot of entertainment through out the trip


  • Lunch while traveling back to Bangalore
  • Any misc. expenses not mentioned in the inclusions above


Day 1 - Schedule

  • Reach Home Stay and freshen up
  • Fuel up with delicious breakfast and grab your lunch pack from home stay.
  • Reach the base point of Ethina buja trek.
  • Start the trek to reach the peak. After crossing the lush green forest and streams originating from the hill, you will finally reach the peak. Relax at the peak, enjoy some lunch with a breath taking view.
  • Keeping our deadline in mind, start descending down and reach back to our homestay.
  • Savor evening snacks with tea
  • Weather permits, we will lighten up the bonfire.
  • Social gathering with group activities.
  • Finish dinner and pass out for the day.

Day 2 - Schedule

  • Wake up, freshen up and have some breakfast.
  • Say bye-bye to homestay and head towards Horanadu Annapoorneshwari temple.
  • Visit temple and will have lunch at temple.
  • Start the journey to Kyatanamakki through the lush green nature and reach the base of Kyatanamakki hills.
  • Get ready for Jeep Ride.It’ll be awesome going through the rolling lush green hills of kyatanamakki, reach the view point and Enjoy the amazing 360° view .
  • Start back to the vehicle after this amazing experience and Dinner stop on the way to Bangalore.
  • Reach home by 10:00 PM (approx)

What to Expect


  • Ethina Buja Trek Distance: 6 Km (up & down).
  • Time taken: Usually 3 to 3.5 hours.
  • Difficulty level: Easy.
  • Terrain type: Mountain climbing, Forest, Grassland.
  • Can beginners attempt this trek?
    Yes. This is one of the best treks for beginners who want to explore western ghats.


Pickup/Drop Points

Central Silk Board Bus Stop: 8:00 PM

Marathahalli: 8:25 PM

Tin Factory: 8:40 PM

Goraguntepalya Metro Station Bus Stop: 9:35 to 9:50 PM (based on traffic)

What's next after booking your trip?

  • A Whatsapp group shall be created on the trip day and Vehicle & Trip Leader details will be shared.
  • This trip involves traveling with strangers and night stays (if any). Please be mindful that:
    • It is mandatory to share your personal information with the team along with a copy of your government approved ID card.
    • You will need to share your co-traveler(s) details if you have booked more than one seat.
  • Live location of the vehicle will be sent in the group once it starts at the first point.

Terms & Conditions

  • The itinerary is fixed. No special requests to change itinerary/schedule shall be entertained. Do not give advice(s) to the Trip Leader(s) to change the itinerary.
  • Cooperate with the organizer(s) in following the schedule set for the day (especially getting up and getting ready in the morning). This will ensure travelers won’t miss out on the real fun part that is traveling.
  • Every traveler is responsible for his/her for your own safety. Don’t indulge in any illegal or silly activity that causes harm to you or fellow travelers.
  • Do not wander into the forest away from the designated trail for treks. There may be snakes, scorpions, and dangerous animals.
  • Unexpected situations: It may happen we do not cover all the places mentioned in the itinerary because of unpredictable reasons like bad weather, landslides, wild animal presence, abrupt blocking of sites by the police/forest department, delay in travel because of an issue with our group itself, traffic conditions, etc. In most cases, if the time permits, the organizer(s) will take travelers to an alternative place. But in some cases, we may have to skip a place altogether.
  • Absolutely no littering. We swear to protect our environment.
  • No alcohol & smoking during travel, treks, and other outdoor activities. There would be a separate window and space (usually at night) to have these at the campsite/homestay for interested people.
  • Travelers are expected to respect each other and help each other. Avoid discussing sensitive matters like sex, politics, and religion/caste/race.
  • Using foul or abusive language, eve-teasing, arguing with fellow travelers/organizer(s), and/or involving in the physical assault will not be accepted and will stand a chance of being deserted by the group then and there.
  • The event will stand canceled if less than 8 travelers signed up for the trip/trek which will be informed 24 hours before the trip start time.
  • Every traveler is expected to sign a liability/waiver form given by the organizer(s) after boarding the vehicle. This liability form will discharge Muddie Trails of any unexpected incident like injury/death/theft etc.

Cancellation & Refund

Cancellation by Traveler

  • 80% refund/100% postponement if you inform about your cancellation before 48 hours of the event start time. An email has to be sent to to raise a cancellation request.
  • No refund/postponing is allowed within 48 hours of the event start time whatever is the reason (Health, Accident, Covid, Family crisis, Office issue, or anything else).
  • No refund/postponing is allowed for partial payment – booking fee – which is done to book your slot.
  • No refund during/after the event.

Cancellation by Muddie Trails

Muddie Trails may decide to cancel the event if there are less than 8 travelers signed up for the trip/trek.

What if we don’t get the minimum number of people for the trip?
We have 2 options in this case:
Option 1: Complete refund.
Option 2: Switch to any other trip of the same weekend or future weekends. The difference amount will be collected from you or paid back according to the new trip cost.

Cancellation due to external factors

Muddie Trails may have to cancel the event in case of external factors that are beyond our control like Natural Disasters, Extreme Weather Conditions, Red Alerts, Political Disturbances, Bandh/Curfews, Local Issues, Road Blocks, Train cancellations, Covid-19 or any other disease outbreaks etc.

In these scenarios:

  • No Refund is allowed.
  • 100% trip amount can be used for any other new trip of the same weekend or future weekends. The difference amount will be collected from you or paid back according to the new trip cost.
  • Once you confirm your participation on the new trip, all the above Cancellation policies will apply for the same.

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