Kollur Coastal Waterfalls Trek (Monsoon Special)

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  • 2 Days 1 Night
  • Group Size: 8 - 12
  • Difficulty : Challenging
  • Distance : 450 KM

Overview

Hello Trekkers!

Kollur, at a distance of 450 Km from Bangalore is a place of natural wonders waiting to be discovered. It boasts places like a pristine waterfalls with a natural swimming pool, beautiful hills, evergreen forest, rich vegetation, different bird species, river streams, and nights so dark that even the Milky Way galaxy is visible after the moonset.

As part of this weekend trip to less known destination Kollur, we will take you on 2 different waterfall treks.

First in line is Arasinagundi waterfalls trek which is easily the best kept secret of Kollur sanctuary. It’s a moderate difficulty trek with a gradual ascent through the thick forest and ends with a rejuvenating dip in the streams with spine chilling water adjacent to the waterfalls.

The second thrilling trek is to another waterfall named Belkal Theertha. This holy waterfall is also known as Govinda theertha which falls from a height of approximately 300 feet from Korshi betta, an extension of Kodachadri mounain. Belkal Theertha is located in the protected Mookambika Wildlife sanctuary near Kollur and is free of any kind of pollution. 

One needs to trek through thick forest for 4 km crossing numerous streams. The refreshing view of the water flowing down through the rocks takes away all your exhaustion. 

We will also witness the green carpeted Nagara fort while returning back. 

Camping in the serene environment of Kollur sanctuary is a surreal experience. On certain days when the sky is clear, we can get to see millions of stars. The social gathering around a bonfire and delicious veggie food is cherry on the top.

Wait no more, gift yourself a beautiful weekend getaway to Kollur this monsoon!

Highlights of the trip:

  • Trek to Kollur – Arasinagundi Waterfalls
  • Belkal Theertha Waterfall Trek
  • Spine chilling water of jungle streams
  • Nagara Fort exploration
  • Kollur Temple visit
  • Campfire with Social gathering
  • Delicious veggie food from Homestay

Inclusions

  • Travel (Tempo or mini-bus, Non AC)
  • Accommodation (Tents on 2/3/4 sharing basis)
  • 6 times food: 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunch, 1 Dinner, 1 Evening Snacks (all Veg)
  • Treks to Arasinagundi waterfalls, Belkal Theertha waterfalls and Water stream trek or Nagara Fort
  • Forest dept. charges & trek permissions
  • Trekking guide
  • Campfire (if it doesn’t rain)
  • Trip Leader(s)

Exclusions

  • Dinner while returning
  • Any misc. expenses not mentioned in the inclusions above

Itinerary

Day 0 - Journey to Kollur

  • Start from Bangalore, an overnight journey to Kollur.

Day 1 - Arasinagundi Waterfalls Trek, Kollur Temple visit

  • Reach Kollur camp located at a beautiful forest village, freshen up and have Breakfast.
  • After grabbing our packed Lunch from the homestay cook, we shall start trekking to Arasinagundi waterfalls.
  • The initial trail goes through Arecanut plantations and rich vegetation of Mookambika wildlife sanctuary.
  • After some time, we will reach a gradually inclined mountain slope and trek on a trail made by villagers to reach waterfalls. Given Kollur’s proximity to west coast, there could be high levels of humidity in the air even in monsoon season.
  • We will take enough breaks during our ascent, slow and steady, without any hurry.
  • On our way, we will also get to see majestic Kodachadri range sitting pretty at a higher altitude.
  • The last 1.5 Km of the trek is hiking down into reserve forest surrounded by gigantic trees while we listen to continuous chirping of the birds. At some point, we will also hear sound of the gushing waters of Arasinagundi falls.
  • This untouched waterfalls is a treat to watch and refreshing to the senses.
  • By now we would be quite hungry. The food takes even better after spending some time in the fresh mountain water.
  • After spending quality time enjoying the pristine beauty of raw nature, we will embark on the return trek by late afternoon. Return trek usually takes much lesser time as most of the trail is a gradual descent.
  • We will reach back homestay by early evening and have freshly prepared tea/coffee.
  • An evening drive to ancient Kollur Mookambika temple, which is incidentally famous among pilgrims from Kerala, is another peaceful experience.
  • While returning from the temple, we can buy snacks/drinks needed for the night gathering.
  • After heading back to the camp, we will socially gather around the campfire with long conversations, sharing travel stories till late night.
  • Meanwhile, our hosts will serve us delicious veggie food for dinner.
  • We will then wrap up for the night, take good rest inside your assigned tents.

Day 2 - Belkal Theertha waterfalls trek, Nagara Fort Exploration

  • Wake up, quick freshen up, have Breakfast.
  • Go on another thrilling 4km trek through thick forest to majestic Belkal Theertha waterfalls.
  • We will have Lunch overlooking waterfalls and head back to the camp.
  • Refresh, pack our bags, and check out of the nature camp.
  • Explore Nagara Fort which is blanketed by lush green carpet of grass in the monsoon season.
  • Start journey back towards Bengaluru. Dinner enroute at a restaurant/dhaba.

Day 3 - Back home!

  • Reach home in the morning with a unique experience of spending a weekend at Kollur forest known for it’s magical waterfalls and serene landscapes.

What to Expect

About Trip
  • This trip involves basic facilities in terms of food, travel, and stay without any luxury, whatsoever.
  • This is a group trip with shared model. It may not suit everyone – especially for those expecting privacy and comfort. It best suits for people who wish to socialize.
  • Please do not book this trip if you are not okay with above points.

Travel:
  • Tempo Traveler or Mini Bus (with push back seats).
  • Note: This trip involves overnight journey on a push back Seater (not sleeper or semi-sleeper).
  • We request you to book this trip only if you can handle slight discomfort (especially last row of the vehicle).

Stay:
  • At a beautiful village Homestay cum Nature camp with all basic facilities like tents, blankets, sleeping bags, washrooms, hot water.
  • Tents on 2/3/4 sharing basis.

Food:
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunch, 1 Dinner, 1 Evening snacks are included.
  • Food is pure veg cooked at the Homestay.
  • Please check Inclusions, Exclusions of Kollur trekking & camping package below for complete list of things included in your trip cost.

Kollur Trek Details:
  • Arasinagundi Waterfalls (Saturday)
    Trek Distance: 10 Km (both sides)
    Time taken: Usually 6 hours along with Lunch.
    Difficulty level: Moderate.
    Terrain type: Forest/muddy trail, gradual uphill
  • Belkal Theertha Waterfalls Trek (Sunday)
    Distance: 8 Km (both sides)
    Time taken: 5 hours along with Lunch.
    Difficulty level: Moderate.
    Terrain type: Forest/muddy trail, water streams 
  • Can beginners attempt above Kollur treks?
    Yes. First timers can join these treks.

Seasonal variations:
  • June to Sept (monsoon months): Thick clouds, intermittent rains, leeches, plenty of water at Arasinagindi Waterfalls. It’s a good time to explore places in the surrounding rainforest.
  • Oct to Jan (winter): Clouds playing hide and seek, misty landscapes, a good amount of water at Arasinagundi, peaceful sunsets, pleasant weather to climb, cold nights.
  • Feb to May (summer): Clear views, awesome time to take a plunge into natural pool under hot sun. Warm/humid climate in the morning. Pleasant evenings and nights.

FAQ

Pickup/ Drop Points

Silk Board / HSR Layout: 9:00 PM
• In front of Udupi Grand restaurant on Service road
https://goo.gl/maps/fNAsT9jPbgpDTarV8


Marathahalli: 9:25 PM
• In front of Mahindra Showroom
https://goo.gl/maps/ArLDJVvWQZMpXvrk6


Tin Factory: 9:40 PM
• Tin Factory Bus Stop towards HP petrol pump
https://goo.gl/maps/5WEvhNpkAFjJdNbv9


Goraguntepalya: 10:35 to 10:50 PM (based on traffic)
• Metro Station Bus Stop towards Hospital
https://goo.gl/maps/GXjxyMHhAm92

Things to carry

  • Toiletries, moisturizer, light towel, lip balm, wet wipes, toothbrush, toothpaste, 
  • A lightweight large Backpack for the trip (no suitcase, no trolley)
  • A small backpack for the trek (to carry a Lunch packet, water bottle, snacks, etc)
  • Photo identity proof with address (Aadhar/Passport/Voter ID)
  • Poncho or rainproof jacket with a hood (from June to September)
  • Track pants, full sleeve T-shirt for the trek
  • Cap/Hat (to avoid getting tanned)
  • Sunglasses (to keep your eyes fresh)
  • Power bank, charger, camera, binoculars (if you wish to)
  • Proper water bottle for your trip. You may fill at our homestay
  • Disposable garbage covers (To separate used/unused, dry/wet clothes)
  • Good grip trekking shoes or sandals
  • Your personal medications, if any
  • Pair of water wear to take a dip in the waterfalls/sea
  • Carrying a handwash/sanitizer/tissues will help during the trip
  • Carry your jerkin/sweater – it can get cold at night
  • Carry a lil bit of cash for Sunday Lunch, Dinner, and misc. Expenses
  • Don’t carry expensive items. You are responsible for your own belongings.

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 muddietrails@gmail.com 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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