Overview

Gangadikal is one of thirteen hiking trails located in the Kudremukh National Park in Chikmagalur district, Karnataka, India. This trail offers an opportunity to explore rare species of plants, birds, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies and insects. 

Special features of Kudremukh National Park (KNP)

KNP is made of steep hills and valleys. The hills, which bear the brunt of the severe monsoon wind, preclude any tree growth as a result the landscape is covered with grass. The valleys which are tucked in, have reasonable protection from wind and a deep soil profile, as a result of which stunted evergreen forests exist creating an unique microclimate, rich with mosses, orchids, etc. The whole scenery of grassland interspersed with narrow strips of forests provide a fantastic vista for a trekker. The totally fresh air and the climb up and down, invigorates the body and soothes the soul. During the trek, one can view and study several wildlife species of plants, birds, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies, insects, etc. 

Difficulty level

Easy to Moderate

Approx Temperature

20 degree - 27degree

Accommodation type

Depending on the availability: 
a)  Be noted its a place in middle of nowhere, No restrooms are accessible (one has to be dependent on natural resources)

b) Dormitories: Ideally big room where people sleep in sleeping bags provided by us. There will be separate rooms for girls and guys.

Washrooms

Toilets Only at Base Camp. Hotwater etc, as Per Availability.

Food

Basic Veg Meals (2 Breakfasts, Evening Tea Snacks, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner)

Transport

Non A/c. Depending on number of participants it can be Tavera/Qualis, Tempo Traveller, MiniBus, Bus, others.

Distance from Bangalore

340 kms (one way)

Total trekking distance

8 kms approx.

Attraction

Beautiful landscape
2 Days 01 Oct and 15 Oct
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Forest permission charges
  • Non A/C Transport from Bangalore to Bangalore
  • Accommodation in Tent or Dormitory 
  • Veg Meals (2 Breakfast, 1 lunch & 1 Dinner)
  • Basic First aid support
  • Instructor from BMC

DUE TO HIKE IN KARNATAKA FOREST DEPARTMENT PERMISSION, THE  PRICES OF TREKS ARE SLIGHTLY INCREASED. 

What is NOT included in the tour

  • GST
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Anything not mentioned above in Inclusion
Things to carry

PACK LIGHT, CARRY ONLY WHAT IS NECESSARY

  • Personal medication (if any)
  • Strong backpack (Preferably water proof)
  • Fresh pair of clothes for two days.
  • Toiletries.
  • Mosquito Reppellent Cream
  • Water bottles (at least 2 liters of water)
  • A torch with new batteries (must in case of emergency)
  • You can carry Energy Food (Chocolate bars, flavored milk, Electrolyte drinks - Glucose etc.)
  • Sunglasses, Sunscreen.
  • Camera (Optional)
  • Rain Coat (Highly Suggested)
  • Shoes with good grip
Itinerary

Tentative Schedule:
Day 1

09:00 PM -  Pick-up from BMC, Indiranagar
09:15 PM -  Pick-up from New Shanthi Sagar hotel, Domlur
09:30 PM -  Pick up from Sapphire Toys, Richmond Road (Near Sacred Heart Church)
10:00 PM -  Pick up from Yesvantpur, Elite Restaurant


Day 2
06:30 AM Reach Base camp, Leave extra luggage 
08:00 AM Have breakfast, Avail permission
10:00 AM Start trekking to Gangadikal Peak
12:00 PM Reach the peak. Have packed lunch on the way
01:00 PM Start climbing down
05:00 PM Reach base camp, Campfire (Optional) - Dinner


Day 3
08:00 AM - Have breakfast, Start from KNP
10:00 AM - Visit Hanumangundi falls. Have lunch (Self-sponsored) on the way
08:00 PM - Reach back to Bangalore

Difficulty Level
Easy
Category
upcomings