About Mulki Surfing
One of the most popular trekking destinations, Skandagiri hills (Kalwarbetta or Kalavara Durga) is located at a distance of about 70 km from Bangalore. It is a great way to enjoy the natural beauty around the region and adore the charm of the night. With a million stars twinkling above the sky, the Skandagiri night trek calls you for a memorable trip. From viewing the sky lit by stars to viewing an amazing sunrise, the trip has it all.
🧭 Trek distance: (8 km to and fro)
🧭 Trek difficulty: Easyto Moderate(contains rocky terrain)
🧭 Age limit: Minimum of 8 years
🧭 Altitude: 1450m
🧭 The main trekking experience is at night.
🧭 The terrain is rugged with stones, small muddy sections, our trek leaders will be there to guide you.
🧭 Group size: approx. 40 people, equal ratios of men and women.
Why Escape Limits?
Our Trekkers Safety
We at Escape Limits consider you our family, and your safety is a testament to our dedication and love for this family. Our specially curated safety protocols are of paramount importance. Join us with our team of experienced trip guides, passionate social media team and 24/7 running call support.
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you a secure and memorable experience.
Certificate of Completion
We at Escape Limits are passionate about celebrating the small victories and imprinting memories for life. So when you join us on your Skandagiri trip, you head back home with a head full of memories and a certificate of completion to commemorate this.
Trek leads trained for first response
Escape Limit's trek leads are experienced and passionate about bringing to you the best Skandagiri experience you can possibly have. From knowing the ins and outs of Skandagiri to ensuring your safety by being trained in first response, our team is the best option to fall back on.
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Skandagiri Night Trek Itineary
◽Start from the pickup point according to the time given.
(remember to use the washroom en route)
◽Reach the base by 2:30 AM
(approx. depending on pickup point).
◽Relax for 30m.
◽Play games and do activities till 3:45 AM.
◽15m of stretches and walk towards the checking office.
◽Start your hike at4:00 AM to observe the sunrise.
◽Descend, reach back to the base by 9:30AM
◽Have Breakfast en route. The estimated time for Breakfast is 10:30AM.
◽Depart and reach Bangalore by1:00PM
(approx. depending on drop-off point).
Pick up points
Note:- We are open to customized pickup locations, but they should be on the nearest main road or a bus stop. Any change in pickup point should be updated via email or WhatsApp 24h before the trek.
📍 RR Nagar - Gopalan Arcade, Mysore road
📍 Banashankari- Bus Stop
📍 BTM - Udupi Garden Bus Stop, Near A2B
📍 Silk Board - Silicon Valley Hotel (toward Marathalli road)
📍 Marathahalli - Opposite Kalamandir
📍 Tin Factory- Bus Stop
📍 Hebbal-Opposite to Esteem Mall
Things To Carry
To carry your essentials on the hike.
🛍️use a small but sturdy backpack.
😷Masks and hand sanitizer.
📝Identification (soft copy of Aadhar ID card, ID cards, etc)
🪲Insect repellent (mosquito repellent cream)
☔Raincoat (monsoon season)
🍼Water bottles (1 liter)
🍌Energy snacks and drinks
🩹First aid box (make sure to include allergy medications)
🧥A warm layer of clothing (jacket)
💵Cash (always handy to keep as there are no nearby ATMs)
Important Things To Keep In Mind
It is ideal if you have a strategy for your journey to Skandagiri, so don't forget to keep the following points in mind:
💠Avoid wearing clothing not meant for trekking such as saris and carrying jewelry or other valuables.
💠Consumption of alcohol or smoking is not allowed.
💠Do not litter and ruin the beauty of nature.
💠Keep your waste in your backpacks and dispose of it after the trek is complete.
💠It is suggested against participating in this trip if you have any health issues like asthma, etc.
💠Please speak with your doctor before doing this hike as well.
💠For this specific expedition, wear full sleeves and pants because the insects and woodland leeches might become very active.
💠Do not skip meals, eat well and stay hydrated as this is quite a physically straining activity.
💠Finally, remember to have fun and enjoy this one-of-a-kind experience!
Know More About Skandagiri
Kalwarbetta (Skandagiri) is one of the mountain forts overlooking the Nandi Hill ranges, located approximately 62 km from Bangalore and 3 km from Chikballapur. It is accessible from the village of Kalavara.
With a peak of 1450 meters, the summit offers a breathtaking view of the four nearby "Giris" or hills.It is well accessible by road and trains.It is a great year-round trek that can be accomplished in 5 hours comfortably (2 hours to ascend and 2 hours to descend, with an hour's break at the summit).
The trek starts from the Papagni ‘Mutt’ or Temple in the foothills of the Kalavara village and leads up to the ruins of the fort where ancient relics are located. There are two caves; one begins at the bottom and, according to locals, leads to a temple at the top, and the other is located somewhere in the middle at 30 ft. However, both are unexplored as of now. The night trek is a key highlight, with the twinkling night sky creating an enthralling experience you’ll have trouble forgetting.
It is quite a medium-level journey to the top, but nothing beats the thrill of trekking and the final, gorgeous view of a hard-earned sunrise above clouds!
I have booked the trek when will I get further updates regarding the trek
Well, most of our treks are usually confirmed by Thursday and you would receive a BON
VOYAGE mail that would contain details as regards Pickup Points ( Location and Timings ),
Outdoor Leader ( Point of Contact ), Do’s and Don’ts. You’ll be added to Whatsapp Group for all
the further updates.
Would I be added to a WhatsApp Group once the trek is confirmed?
Yes, the Bon Voyage mail would contain a link for Whatsapp Group through which one can join
and interact with fellow travelers and outdoor leaders.
I'm a solo traveller, Can I join?
The interesting thing about travelling alone is that you get to meet new people from diverse
backgrounds, and towards the end, you are no longer strangers. Hence solo travellers are
always welcome to join us on our trips
Is it safe for Women/Girls?
Safety and security are our priority at all times. Hence it is safe for women/girls to join us on
our treks and travels. Our trek leaders accompany the team at all times, and our campsites are
secured and safe for accommodation. We also have female trek leaders who accompany us on
most of our treks.
Do I have to carry luggage all the way during trekking?
Not at all. You could keep all the extra luggage back at the campsite/homestay and carry only
the necessary stuff for the trek (Raincoats, Torchlight, Waterbottle, lunchbox, and your valuable)
Do you have Washrooms during the trek?
Well, you are in the mountains and none of our trails have a washroom facility during the trek.
Do I have any other boarding points apart from the ones mentioned?
Yes, we do have options for picking a traveller on board with a few locations provided they
are on the route to our destination
How do I avail discounts?
We have discounts for group, contact us on Instagram to know more.
What is "Without Travel" option during my booking process?
Well, if you select this option, all the travel arrangements for your entire itinerary must be
managed by yourself, and Plan the Unplanned crew will not be managing anything related to
your travel. We recommend you come via car for a smooth travel experience to, from and within
Would I be able to postpone to a future in case I do not attend the trek on the day ofdeparture?
We are extremely sorry, you cannot postpone to any future date in case you fail to attend the
trek on the mentioned date for any reasons whatsoever ( family/health/work emergencies ). You
can write to us at email@example.com as regards and our team will get in touch
with you on the same
I've never gone on a hike before, so can I do this one?
The Skandagiri trek is a easy-moderate trek and one can easily do this trek with a moderate
Can we leave the luggage at the homestay/tents?
A one day trek wouldn’t have the facility of a homestay and hence you’ll have to leave your
luggage in the bus and carry the necessary to the trek.
What about Skandagiri’s cellphone network and connectivity?
Only until the Base of the peak will you have access to a mobile network for practically all
major providers like as Airtel, Vodafone, Jio, and others. From the base to the peak of Skandagiri,
you will be outside of the network service area
What is the best time to trek Skandagiri?
: The ideal season to hike to Skandagiri is from September to February, as the path turns
muddy and slippery during heavy monsoons, making the descent difficult, while summers are
Is the trail filled with leeches?
No, it is not filled with leeches
Is there a night trek from Bangalore to Skandagiri?
During the winter and summer months, a night walk to Skandagiri from Bangalore is
accessible. For novices, night trek is an easy level with medium endurance.
Is there food and water on the Skandagiri Trek?
There will be no food or drink available on the walk; you must carry your own. On this hike,
bring two to three litres of water with you. To avoid hot and salty foods, bring some packed food
such as whole fruits, dry snacks, energy bars, and cakes.