Skandagiri,also historically known as Kalwarbetta or Kalavara Durga is a mountain fortress located around 70 km from Bangalore. This tiring yet much rewarding trek takes you through a spectacular journey amidst the wilderness. Starting by 10 pm from Bangalore, reach the base point by midnight and hereby begins the night trek. The serene and sublime atmosphere around Skandagiri will definitely boost up your adrenaline. This 8km trek can easily be completed within 4 to 5 hours of ascending and descending.
Tried and tested both by amateurs and professionals, this trek is a must for thrill seekers. The climb gets tedious as you reach the Papagni Temple, hereby offering treacherous terrains amongst the dense shrubs around. Thereafter the steep slopes may require tricky footwork till the summit. The ruined remains of Tipu Sultans fort and an abandoned fort remains at the top of the hill.
Skandagiri is famous for walking above the clouds,literally! As you reach the top, enjoy the bonfire in the starry night couched inside your sleeping bags. Wake up to experience the morning winds caressing you, as you open your eyes to get the most magnanimous sight of the sun rising above a bed of clouds, a sight so rare. The misty valley of Skandagiri is bound to leave an everlasting impression in your mind.
Trek Difficulty: Moderate Best season: Nov to Feb Distance from Bangalore: 70 Km Trek Distance: 8 Km
10:00 PM Pick up starts from Bangalore
03:00 AM Reach Base (05kms trek one side)
06:00 AM Reach peak and relax.
06:15 AM Enjoy sunrise
07:30 AM Descend to the base
10:30 AM Have BreakFast on the way.
12:00 PM Head back to Bangalore
Things to carry
Torch per person with extra batteries.
Sports shoes or trekking shoes in good condition
2 litre water bottle per person
Energy bars, dry fruits, flavored milk, Electrolyte drinks
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