Uttari Betta Trek

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  • 1 Day
  • Group Size: 10 - 20
  • Difficulty : Easy
  • Distance : 80 KM

Overview

Hello Travelers!

Uttari Betta or Hutridurga is a popular hillock located at a distance of 80 Km from Bangalore is a famous trekking spot. This trek takes you on an open landscape with a grand view. The trail begins at a small village, passing through the fort walls, followed by stone doors – seven of them in total. On the midway of the trek, there is a Shiva temple.

The view from the top of the temple is one of the memorable parts of the trek. After crossing the temple, a small jungle-cave appears and finally grassland over the hill which is surrounded by huge boulders.

There are a fort and a temple to explore at the top. We can also take cool reflection pictures at a man-made pool.

It’s a perfect hike with an easy trek and beautiful views.
What do you say, let’s go? 😎

Inclusions

  • Travel by (Tempo or Mini Bus with push-back seats)
  • Snack pack
  • Trek Leader(s)

Exclusions

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Any misc. expenses not mentioned in the inclusions above

Itinerary

Day 1 - Uttari Betta

  • Start from Bangalore early in the morning at 5 AM.
  • Enroute have self sponsored breakfast.
  • A journey of just 1.5 hours after we exit the city will take us to the base of Uttari Betta.
  • Start the trek from a small village and followed by seven stone doors
  • Have quick bites and snacks on the way.
  • After reaching the summit, enjoy panoramic views of surroundings.
  • Explore the fort ruins, shiva temple, relax for some time, hike down.
  • Start back to Bangalore, stop over for self sponsored Lunch.
  • Drop off by Evening.
  • Tata bye bye.
Pickup/Drop Points:

Banashankari: 5:00 AM

BTM: 5:15 AM

Silk Board / HSR Layout: 5:30 AM (towards Marathahalli)

Marathahalli: 6:00 AM

Tin Factory: 6:15 AM

Hebbal: 6.45 AM

Goraguntepalya: 7:00 AM (based on traffic)

Note on start time:

Depending on the type of weekend and weather/traffic conditions, the Organizers may decide to start 1 hour early sometimes or 1 hour late sometimes. Trip Leader will update exact start timing in the Whatsapp group.

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.

About Trek:
  • Total Trek Distance: 5 KM approx (two way)
  • Trek Duration: 3 – 4 hours
  • Trail information: Mix of Stone Steps, Muddy Trails, Grass lands, Thick Forest

Seasonal variations:
  • June to Sept (monsoon months): Intermittent rains may invite us at the Uttaribetta trek. Be a little careful to avoid slippery rocks. This can be the best season with distant clouds and raincoats on.
  • Oct to Feb (winter, pre-summer):  Pleasant weather, dry climate for Uttaribetta trek. Good time to trek for beautiful views.
  • March to May (summer): Since days are hot in summer, we usually change this to Uttaribetta Sunrise trek, we would start in Bangalore around midnight. This posting will be updated by then.

FAQ

Things to carry

  • A small backpack for the trek (water bottle, snacks, etc.)
  • Track pants, full sleeve T-shirt for the trek
  • Good grip shoes or sandals
  • Torch Light or Mobile torch
  • Cap/hat
  • Sunglasses (to keep your eyes fresh)
  • Proper water bottle for your trek. 
  • Poncho or rainproof jacket with a hood (based on weather forecast)

What's next after booking your trip?

  • A Whatsapp group will be created for all the registered folks a night before the trip.
  • You may say hi to other trekkers and get prepared for the trip.

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).
  • Alternatively, you may postpone your ticket to the future event 48 hours before the event start time. (Allowed once per booking ONLY)
  • 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.

How difficult is the Uttari Betta trek?

It is one of the easiest treks around Bangalore. This trip is more of a relaxed day outing rather than a trek.

Which is the best time to visit Uttari Betta?

Since Uttari Betta is very close to Bangalore, it has a good climate throughout the year. It can be trekked in all seasons except peak summer.


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