COORG TREK

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COORG TREK

TREKKING
14 Nights / 15 Days
includes:
  • transports
  • sight seeing
  • food
  • hotels

KARNATAKA, SOUTHERN INDIA. Coorg is a charming hill station in Southern Peninsula. Its famous for cool waster , green rolling hills and beautiful scenery. Coorg seemed like a little corner of England to the British. They left behind a legacy , which still an important source of National wealth. The well laid coffee and spice plantations in Coorg has earned it a distinction of Spice country. The trek passes through coffee plantation , dense forest and valleys full of fresh and aromatic smell. An ultimate destination for the sportiest is the Coorg Hills, which offer hiking, cross-country and motoring down mountain trails. The Kodagu region is full of trekking trails. The best season to trek is from October to the beginning of February. The other well-trodden trekking trails in Kodagu are in the Brahmagiri ranges of South Kodagu, where a forest trail leads from Iruppu Falls to the Brahmagiri peak. Routes - Delhi - Bangalore - Mysore - Mercara - Bagamandala - Talacauvery - Mundurotu - Talacauvery - Igutappa - Ballieyatare - Kabbe - Maletiruke - Karada - Matre - Makutta - Sollekolli - Pookola - Birunani - Kottekundu - Narimale - Brahmagiri - Kutta - Nagarhole.

DAY 1: ARRIVE - DELHI

Arrive Delhi. Met upon arrival and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

DAY 2: DELHI - BANGALORE

Fly to Banglore by morning flight. Met upon at Bangalore airport and transfer to hotel. Afternoon city sightseeing of Bangalore. Visit Vidhana Soudha, Cuubbon Park, Lalbagh, Tipu Sultan's Palace and Fort, Bull Temple, Handicrafts Emporium etc. Overnight stay at hotel.

DAY 3: BANGALORE MYSORE

Morning after breakfast drive to Mysore (140 km / 5 hrs) enroute visit Srirangapatanam, once the capital of Mysore. Arrive and check into hotel. Afternoon sightseeing of Mysore. Visit Chamundi Hills, Chamundi Temple, Palace, Museum, Zoo, Brindavan Gardens Overnight stay at hotel.

DAY 4: MYSORE - MERCARA

Morning after breakfast drive to Mercara (160 km / 6 hrs) (1305 mt.) via Hunsur. Coorg (Mercara) is known as Darjeeling of South India and home for Coffee, Orange and Honey. Visit Raja seat to view the spectacular Sunset and surrounding valley. Overnight stay at Tourist Bungalow / Hotel.

DAY 5: MERCARA - BAGAMANDALA - TALACAUVERY

Morning after breakfast drive to Bagamandala (40 km / 3 hrs). Arrive and visit Bhangadeswara Temple where Cauvery, Kanka and Sujyoti rivers meet here. Hence it is a Holy place for pilgrims. There is Bee-keeping society which markets nearly 50,000 kgs of Honey annually. Start trekking to reach Talacauvery (1 to 1-1/2 hrs) the birth place of river Cauvery. Overnight stay at Cauvery Ashram / Tents.

DAY 6: TALACAUVERY - MUNDUROTU - TALACAUVERY

Morning after breakfast drive to Mondurotu (20 km / 1 hr) which is the border town between Kerala and Karnataka States and also the coast of Arabian Sea. Trek back to Talacauvery ( 4 - 5 hrs) for overnight stay at Ashram / Tents.

DAY 7: TALACAUVERY - IGUTAPPA TEMPLE

Morning after breakfast start trekking to reach Igutappa Temple (22 km / 5 - 6 hrs) which is one of the oldest temples of Coorg. Overnight stay in Tents in the midst of the greenery.

DAY 8: IGUTAPPA - BALLIEYATARE - KABBE

Morning after breakfast start trekking upto the pinacle of Tadiandamole (18 km / 3 - 4 hrs) which is the highest hill in the Coorg District. Get down to Honey Valley and reach Kabbe. Overnight stay at Tourist Bungalow / Tents.

DAY 9: KABBE - MALETIRUKE - KARADA

Morning after breakfast start trekking through western ghat section to reach Karada (21 km / 4-5 hrs). Overnight stay at Tourist Bungalow / Tents.

DAY 10: KARADA - MATRE - MAKUTTA

Morning after breakfast start trekking through the ghat to reach Makutta (17 km / 3-4 hrs). Overnight stay at Tourist Bungalow / Tents.

DAY 11: MAKUTTA - SOLLEKOLLI - POOKOLA

Morning after breakfast start trekking to reach Pookola (23 km / 5-6 hrs) via Sollekolli. Overnight stay at Tourist Bungalow / Tents.

DAY 12: POOKOLA - BIRUNANI - KOTTEKUNDU - NARIMALE

Morning after breakfast start trekking along the borders to reach Narimale (20 km / 4-5 hrs). Overnight stay at Tourist Bungalow / Tents.

DAY 13: NARIMALE - BRAHMAGIRI - KUTTA - NAGARHOLE

Morning after breakfast start trekking to reach Nagarahole (18 km /3-4 hrs), the last leg of the trek. From the pinacle of Brahmagiri one can have the panoramic view of the two States (Kerala & Karnataka). On reaching Kutta (road head) drive to Nagarahole. Overnight stay at Forest Rest House.

DAY 14: NAGARHOLE - BANGALORE

Morning after breakfast drive to Bangalore. Arrive Bangalore and check into hotel for overnight stay.

DAY 15: BANGALORE - DELHI - DEPART

Fly to Delhi. On arrival, short tour of Delhi city. Later transfer back to airport to board flight to onward destination.

INCLUSIONS:

  • Accommodation on Dbl/Twin Sharing Rooms in hotels/guest house and tents as per program
  • Meals as per the above itinerary.
  • Services of Local Guide for the trekking as per the itinerary.
  • One-time entrances to the monuments as per the itinerary
  • Transport will be using air conditioned tourist vehicle (ac will not work on hilly area)
  • Trekking equipment.
  • All current Government taxes are included in the above price, which are subject to change without any notice.

EXCLUSIONS:

  • Anything that is not mentioned in the INCLUSION.

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Terms & Conditions


Booking

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Payments

For the services contracted, 40 % advance payment should be made to hold the booking on a confirmed basis and the balance amount should be paid before commencement of your tour. We hold the right to decide upon the amount to be paid as an advance payment, based on the nature of services and the time left for the commencement of the services.

Payment Options

Payment can be made by Bank Transfer, Cash payment to our office or by Demand Draft / Cheque. All payments should be free and clear of any withholding tax and deduction. Bank charges, if any, for remittance (by remitting bank or by intermediary bank) would be strictly borne by payer.

Rights to amend the itinerary if required

Tour once commenced will strictly go as per the itinerary finalised. In case of events and circumstances beyond our control, we reserve the right to change all or parts of the contents of the itinerary for safety and well being of our esteemed passengers.

Policy Regarding Cancellation / No Show / Early Departure

In case of cancellation of tour/travel services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reason/s we must be informed in writing. Cancellation charges would be effective from the date we receive letter in writing and cancellation charges would be as follows:

  • 30 days & prior to arrival – 10% of the tour/service cost.
  • 20 days to 18 days prior to arrival – 20% of the tour/service cost.
  • 14 days to 16 days prior to arrival – 25% of the tour/service cost.
  • 10 days to 08 days prior to arrival – 50% of the tour/service cost.
  • 07 days & less, prior to arrival or no show – NO REFUND.

Please note – Irrespective of above mentioned cancellations slabs – in case of cancellation of tour services after the booking is made with us – a minimum 10% service charges would be applicable.

Refund

In case you cancel the trip after commencement refund would be restricted to a limited amount that too would depend on the amount that we would be able to recover from the hoteliers we patronize. For unused hotel accommodation, chartered transportation and missed meals etc. we do not bear any responsibility to refund.

Where as in case of Cancellation before the commencement, it will take atleast two weeks time to refund the said amount.

Our Liabilities & Limitations

Please note that after the finalization of the tour/service cost, if there are any hikes in entrance fees of monuments/museums, taxes, fuel cost or guide charges by the Govt. of India, the same would be charged as extra.

Mountain Adventure Tours & Travels act only in the capacity of agent for the hotels, airlines, transporters, railways & contractors providing other services & all exchange orders, receipts, contracts & tickets issued by us are issued subject to terms & conditions under which these services are provided by them.

All itineraries are sample itineraries, intended to give you a general idea of the likely trip schedule. Numerous factors such as weather, road conditions, the physical ability of the participants etc. may dictate itinerary changes either before the tour or while on the trail. We reserve the right to change any schedule in the interest of the trip participants’ safety, comfort & general well being.

Our rates are based on the prevailing rates as negotiated by us with the hotels, airlines etc. Hotels and Airlines retain the right to modify the rates without notice. In case of such changes the rates quoted before the modification, can be changed by us according to the modifications by hotels or airlines. All hotel bookings are based on usual check in and checkout time of the hotels until unless indicated in the itinerary.

We shall not be responsible for any delays & alterations in the programme or expenses incurred – directly or indirectly – due to natural hazards, flight cancellations, accident, breakdown of machinery or equipments, breakdown of transport, weather, sickness, landslides, political closures or any untoward incidents.

We shall not be responsible for any loss, injury or damage to person, property, or otherwise in connection with any accommodation, transportation or other services, resulting – directly or indirectly – from any act of GOD, dangers, fire, accident, breakdown in machinery or equipment, breakdown of transport, wars, civil disturbances, strikes, riots, thefts, pilferages, epidemics, medical or custom department regulations, defaults, or any other causes beyond our control.

We do not have any insurance policy covering the expenses for accident, sickness, loss due to theft, or any other reasons. Visitors are advised to seek such insurance arrangements in their home country. All baggage & personal property/s at all times are at the client’s risk.

Passports & Visas

To travel to India from overseas countries except for the citizen of Nepal & Bhutan, one needs a 06 months valid passport and a valid Visa. And processing of Passport and Visa are not included in the tour cost.

Health

Any person who has a contagious disease is forbidden to travel, any person found during the tour with such a disease will be asked to leave the tour and will have to make their own arrangements to return home.