Guidelines for COVID-19

  • Trekkers will have to wear protective face mask & carry a personal sanitizer.

  • Every trekker will have to undergo a temperature check at the pick up point. Participants having an abnormal temperature and / or flu like symptoms shall not be allowed to join the trek. 

  • Any trekker displaying potential COVID-19 symptoms and the people accompanying the said trekker shall be moved to a containment area or isolation room for further action.

  • All trekkers shall have to provide basic personal information at the time of departure. This shall include name, contact details and government-issued identification with their consent for sharing details with administrative or health authorities, if required for contract tracing related activity.

  • Persons above 60 years of age, persons with comorbidities, pregnant women and children below the age of 10 years are advised not to register.

  • With a view to ensuring safety, all trekkers to ensure that Aarogya Setu app is installed by all having compatible mobile phones.

  • We ensure vehicles, Homestay & any equipment used are sanitized frequently with disinfects.

  • Vaccines are widely available in most cities now, so we recommend participants get vaccinated as soon as possible to ensure your safety.


RT - PCR report is mandatory for few treks as given on trek details page. Below are the list of locations for Covid testing. 

RT-PCR Tests done by Government (Free)

Command Hospital (Air Force), Bengaluru: Google Location
Mail to chafbangalorecovid19reports@gmail.com and visit here for more
Additional contacts: Dr. Sunitha Patil (9880260592, drsunipat@gmail.com), Dr. Arpitha / 7086102878

Victoria Hospital, Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute, Bengaluru: Google Location
Visit the official website for more info or mail vrdlbmcri@gmail.com or call Dr. Shanthala at 9448078081

ICMR-National Institute of Virology, Bangalore Field Unit, Bengaluru
Contact email: nivbureports@gmail.com, nivbngnml@gmail.com, Vilasagar.srinivas@gmail.com, nivbng@gmail.com or call 9739857549 or 9581808969
Additional contacts: Dr. Ashok (9844250897, ashokmniv@gmail.com) and Dr. Manju Jayaswamy (9448675009, manjunathaniv@gmail.com)

Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru (Department of Biochemistry, Centre for Infectious Disease Research): Google Location
For COVID-19 testing queries, mail at iiscbcovid19@gmail.com or call Dr. Umesh (9449492731), Dr. Amith Singh (9481700318), Dr. K.N. Balaji (8197509682), or Dr. Bharat K Sundaraj (9741256176)

National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences, Bangalore: Google Location
Send mail here: virologynimhans@gmail.com
Additional contacts: Dr.V Ravi (9343602246, virusravi@gmail.com), Dr.Manjunath Swamy (9632448208, manjuvswami@gmail.com)

Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bengaluru: Google Location
Contact emails: br.vijaykumar@rediffmail.com, mahuasinha@gmail.com, c.ramachandra@ka.gov.in or call  080-2656-0703
Additional contacts: Dr. Ramchandrappa (9844012506, c.ramachandra@ka.gov.in), Dr. Vijay Kumar (9343745477, Kidwailinelist@gmail.com)

Bowring Lady Curzon Medical College and Research Institute (BLCMRI), Bangalore: Google Location
Mail at microblcmcri@gmail.com
Contact: Nodal officer Dr. Kala Yadav M L (9900977655, kalayadav74@gmail.com), Dr. Chethana G S (8553167280), Dr. Santhoshini (9738440325)

MCH Hospital, Devanahalli General Hospital, Bangalore Rural District: Google Location

ESIC Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Bangalore: Google Location

Institute of Nephro Urology, Victoria Hospital Campus, BangaloreGoogle Location

K C General Hospital, Malleshwaram, Bengaluru: Google Location

Sir C V Raman General Hospital, Bengaluru: Google Location

General Hospital, Jayanagar, BengaluruGoogle Location

Defence Bioengineering and Electromedical Laboratory (DEBEL), DRDO, Bengaluru Google location

RT-PCR Tests done by Private Labs (Paid)

Neuberg Anand Reference Laboratory, Anand Tower, #54, Bowring Hospital Road, Bengaluru: Google Location
Call 1800-425-1974 or send a query at neuberganandcovidreports@neuberganand.com

Cancyte Technologies Pvt Ltd, Sri Shankara Research Centre, Bengaluru: Google Location
Call +91-80-4131-1877 or send mail at cancyte.cov19reports@gmail.com

Central Diagnostic Lab, Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, #82, E.P.I.P. Area, Whitefield, Bengaluru: Google Location
Send mail at microbio_ranjini1033@vimsmail.com, micro@vimsmail.com hrrreddy@gmail.com or call +91-80-28412956

Syngene International Limited, Biocon Park, SEZ, Bommasandra Industrial Area, Phase IV, Bommasandra-Jigani Link Road, Bengaluru: Google Location
Call +91-80-2808-2808 or shoot an email to any of these addresses: anil.dr@syngeneintl.com, vinaya.chaitanya@syngeneintl.com, aparna.kasinath@syngeneintl.com

Department of Lab Medicine, Narayana Hrudayalaya Ltd, 258/A, Bommasandra Industrial Area, Hosur Road, Bengaluru: Google Location
Call +91-186-208-208 or mail nhlnarayanacovidreports@gmail.com

Aster Clinical Lab LLP, No 24, Venkatappa Road, Tasker Town, Vasanthanagar, Bangalore: Google Location

Microbiological Lab, 22-D 3, KIADB Industrial Area, 1st Phase, Kumbalagidu, Bengaluru: Google Location
Phone no.: +91-80-2843-7933, email address: microlabcovid19reports@gmail.com

Hybrinomics Life Science and diagnostics LLP, Site No 50, Maruthi Township, B. Hanumanthanagar, Bileshivale, Doddagubbi Post, Bengaluru: Google Location
Call +91-79758-25968 or email at covid@hybrinomics.com, prabmeg@hybrinomics.com for booking queries

XCyton Diagnostics Pvt Ltd – Molecular Diagnostic Services, #449, 10th Cross, 4th Phase, Peenya, Bengaluru: Google Location
Phone numbers: +91-80-2836-7581, +91-80-2836-7582, +91-80-2836-7583, +91-80-2836-7584, +91-80-2836-7585, email: latha@xcyton.com

St. Johns Medical College and Hospital, Bangalore: Google Location
Email microlab@sjmch.onmicrosoft.com for queries or call 080-2206-5003, 080-2206-5008, 080-2206-5000, 080-2206-5250, 080-2206-5001

Manipal Hospital, Bangalore: Google Location
Home Care Lab helpline – 9591140000 for booking an appointment for at-home collection or mail manipalhospitalblrcovid19@gmail.com for doubts

Eurofins Clinical Genetics India Pvt Ltd, Eurofins, #21 & #22, Peenya II Phase, Peenya, Bengaluru: Google Location
Email address: pushpalathamanjunatha@eurofins.com, priyavijayan@eurofins.com or call +918067223200

East Point College of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Bangalore Google location

Rajarajeswari Medical college and Hospital, Bangalore Google location

Strand Life Sciences Private Limited, 5th Floor, HCG Tower 7, P Kalinga Rao Road, Sampangiram Nagar, Bengaluru Google location

Tenet Diagnostics (A Unit of Tenet Medcorp Pvt. Ltd), Municipal No.6A, 7th Block, Jayanagar, Bengaluru Google location

The Gene Lab (Clinical Diagnostic Lab By Clevergene Biocorp Private Limited), No. 329, 7th Main Rd, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar, Bengaluru Google location

Thyrocare Technologies Ltd. 5AC-711, Situated at HRBR 2nd Block, Hennur Banaswadi Service Road Bengaluru Google location

1MG Labs – 1MG Technologies Private Limited, 3rd Floor, 607, 80ft ROAD, 6th Block, Karmangala, Bengaluru Google location

Dhiti Omics Technologies, #259 Apurva, 3rd Floor, 4th Cross, 80 Feet Road, RMV 2nd Stage, Bengaluru Google location

Precise Medical Diagnostics (A unit of V Cards Health Care Pvt. Ltd); #10 JANITVA, New Thippasandra Main Road, Opp. Post Office, New Thippasandra, Bangalore Google location

Predlabs Private Limited, 3rd Floor, Sri Sai Padma Arcade, Ramagondanahalli, Bengaluru Google location

Dept of Lab, Mallige Medical Centre Pvt Ltd, 31 & 32, Crescent Road, Bangalore Google location