Netravathi Trek

Netravati Trek with Kodige Waterfalls

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3,950.00

Netravati Trek from Bangalore with Kodige Waterfalls

The mesmerizing Netravati peak is a trekker’s delight with rolling hills, crystal clear streams, sprawling grasslands, and gushing waterfalls. One of the most beautiful treks in Western Ghats.

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    All about the Netravati Trek with Kodige Waterfalls.

    Hello Trekkers!

    Netravati is a stunning trek that falls in the Kudremukh range. Trekking to Netravati peak feels like a heaven on earth. It is a mesmerizing experience trekking through thick canopy of rain forest, encountering beautiful view points & passing through flowing streams and playing under gushing waterfalls.

    Trekking to Netravati is little easier compared to it’s cousin Kudremukh. It’s about 12 km up and down when compared to Kudremukh which is 20+ km.

    The initial part of the Netravati trek passes through dense forest interspersed with flowing streams of crystal clear water. Crossing these streams is fun, with slippery rocks and chilling water wetting our shoes. This jungle is followed by green carpets of endless grasslands welcoming trekkers onto smooth hill slopes, one above another as if they are meticulously arranged by nature.

    After a good night’s group fun activities at our homestay, we will visit extremely pretty Kodige waterfalls the next day.

    Join Muddie Trails to experience the most beautiful side of Western Ghats in a relatively easier trek to Netravati Peak.

    Highlights of Netravati Trek:

    • The rolling hills of Netravati range
    • Crossing streams enroute trek
    • Playing in the waterfalls
    • Western ghats at it’s very best during monsoons
    • Trip to beautiful Kodige Waterfalls

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    1. Day 0 Night journey to Netravati Base
      • Start from Bangalore, an overnight journey to Netravati base village.
    2. Day 1 Netravati Peak Trek
      • Reach homestay, freshen up
      • Fuel up with Breakfast for the Netravati Trek.
      • Grab your pack of Lunch from the trekkers homestay.
      • A Jeep will transport trekkers to the base of Netravati forest check post.
      • Start hiking up after getting necessary trek permissions.
      • Cross plenty of flowing streams, lush green meadows, gushing waterfalls, and a steep inclination close to the peak to scale one of the stunning mountains in Western Ghats – Netravati.
      • Finish Lunch at the top, relax for some time enjoying the fresh breeze and pure air.
      • Keeping our deadline of 5 PM in mind, carefully hike down and reach back to our homestay to freshen up, and change.
      • Savor evening snacks with tea.
      • Weather permits, we will lighten up the bonfire.
      • Social gathering with group activities.
      • Finish Dinner and well deserved rest on the cozy beds.
    3. Day 2 Back home!
      • Wake up, freshen up, and have breakfast.
      • Say bye-bye to our homestay.
      • Visit extremely pretty Kodige waterfalls and play in the water.
      • Start back to Bangalore, Lunch stop on the way.
      • Reach home by night (before dinner time).
      • Bombard your Instagram and Facebook with your Netravati pictures for the next 1 week 😉
    Generic Details

    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:

    • Trekkers homestay
    • Separate dormitories for Men and Women.
    • We even have covered Tent stay. Contact booking team to check availability.

    Food:

    • 2 times Breakfast, 1 packed Lunch, 1 Evening snacks, 1 Dinner (all veg) are included at our homestay.
    • Food during journey is self sponsored
    • Please check Inclusions, Exclusions of Netravati trek package below for complete list of things included in your trip cost.

    Trek:

    • Netravati Trek Distance: 12+ Km (up & down).
    • Time taken: Usually 6 to 7 hours.
    • Difficulty level: Moderate.
    • Terrain type: Mountain climbing, Forest, Grassland.
    • Can beginners attempt this trek?
      Yes. If you already have trekking experience in Western Ghats , then Netravati is one of the simpler treks compared to Kudremukha or Kumara Parvata.

    Things to carry for Netravati Trek:

    • 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, waterproof (to carry a water bottle, lunch packet, towel, etc)
    • Photo identity proof with address (Aadhar/Passport/Voter ID)
    • Poncho or rainproof jacket with a hood (from June to October, based on weather forecast)
    • Cap/Hat/Sunscreen (to protect yourself from Sun)
    • Sunglasses (to keep your eyes fresh)
    • Power bank, charger, camera (if you wish to)
    • Proper water bottle for your trip. You may fill at our campsite
    • Disposable garbage covers (To separate used/unused, dry/wet clothes)
    • Good grip trekking shoes or sandals
    • Your personal medications, if any
    • 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 and misc. expenses
    • Don’t carry expensive items. You are responsible for your own belongings.

    Pickup points, Timings:

    Central Silk Board Bus Stop: 8:00 PM


    Marathahalli: 8:25 PM


    Tin Factory: 8:40 PM


    Goraguntepalya: 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.


    Seasonal Variations:

    • June to Oct (monsoon): The most beautiful time to trek Netravati is in the monsoons. Persistent rains make it a challenging hike but at the same time, present misty fresh weather that can give an unparalleled experience. Expect lots of leeches waiting to latch on.
    • Nov to Feb (winter): Clouds will make way to clear blue skies. Nights will be colder. The landscapes are still amazing to trek. Netravati attracts lots of trekkers in the winter months.
    • Mar to May (summer): Dry climate. The Forest department usually discontinues Netravati to prevent human-triggered forest fires. 
    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
    Netravati Trek Package InclusionsItems that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • Travel (Tempo or Mini Bus, Non AC)
    • Stay at trekkers homestay (separate dormitory for guys and girls)
    • Food: 2 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner, 1 Evening snacks (all veg)
    • Netravati trek permissions, Forest department fees
    • Jeep Ride to Netravati base point
    • Forest guide
    • Trip to Kodige Waterfalls, entry tickets
    • Trek Leader(s)
    • Bonfire (if it doesn’t rain)
    • A lot of entertainment through out the trip 🙂
    Netravati Trek Package ExclusionsItems that are excluded in the cost of tour price.
    • Lunch while traveling back to Bangalore
    • Any misc. expenses not mentioned in the inclusions above.

    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.

    As we are amidst a pandemic, please go through the following blog of Travelling in the times of COVID-19 and COVID FAQs before deciding to join the trip.


    Cancellation Policy

    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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