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About Tadiandamol Trek Coorg

Coorg, as a part of its never-ending beauty and wonders, brings to you it’s the highest point: Tadiandamol, which is located at an altitude of 5735 feet. This stunning peak is surrounded by the greenery and expanses of the Shola forests, which are broken by the beautiful blueness of the water bodies that cut through it. The word Tadiandamol in Kannada actually means a big mountain, which is what it exactly is.

The starting point of this trek is Nalakanad Palace, which will take you through a wide expanse of colors, sights and smells that you have never experienced before. Once you make it all the 5735 feet to the top, you are going to be rewarded by the company of nature which will include flowers, snails, trees, streams, and butterflies. Following this gorgeous walk amidst nature, you will return back to the homestay and can enjoy the company of your new trek family!

TREK DATES

 27th-29th Apr 2018

11th-13th May 2018

25th-28th May 2018

1st – 3rd Jun 2018

15th -17th Jun 2018

LOCATION Bangalore

TREK LEVEL Easy-Moderate

DISTANCE 14 km (to and fro)


DAY 0

Leave from Bangalore by 10:15 PM

 DAY 1

  • Reach homestay and freshen up
  • Trek to Tadiandamol Peak
  • Packed lunch during the trek
  • Traditional Coorg style Dinner and Campfire

DAY 2

  • Visit Dubbare Elephant Camp ( River Rafting is Seasonal) 
  • Visit Namdroling Monastery
  • Depart for Bangalore and Reach by 10:00 PM (approx)

itinerary

Day 1 – Trek to Tadiandamol

Since you are far away from the hustle bustle of the city now, it is time to forget all the worries that you stress about every day and get ready for the two most peaceful days of your life.Your entire group will reach the homestay early on in the day and after arrival, will take part in a wonderful breakfast and freshening up session.

The trek will start from the base village of Kakkabe which hosts the starting point of the trek that is Nalakand Palace. This starting point is 4 km away from the main road and has a curvy and slightly tricky road to navigate. Once the road to the actual trail begins, it is fairly easy to navigate and follow, even for beginners. On the road up, you will come across a waterfall and a number of streams that will be a feast for your eyes!The animals that will pass you by on this trail will range from tiny butterflies to snails. These animals will be surrounded by the fresh greenness of the surrounding forests and the calm blue of the sky.

During the journey, you will come across the Big Rock which is where you can enjoy your meal as well as take a lot of pictures of each other! Make the most of this time as it has some of the most beautiful panoramic views you have seen in your entire life.

The steep ascent up to False Point might make you feel a little out of breath but it will be totally worth it when you see the gorgeous view of the forest cover from the point. Following this point, the trail will get narrow and steeper but it will be well compensated by the beautiful blowing flowers you will see on either side.

You will start the descent back to the base camp and will finish the trek by 6 in the evening. That in no way means that the fun has ended, in fact, it has just begun. You will be provided with the lovely traditional Coorg meals which can be eaten alongside the big bonfire.


Day 2 – Dubbare Elephant Camp and Namdroling Monastery

Dubare Elephant reserve is just a few hours from Coorg, and it’s ‘the place’ for elephant lovers. Not only do you get to see the huge animals closely, but you can also play around while they take a cozy shower! This is another place for water sports, and famous for white water rafting. The river runs through the dense forest, and as your raft floats on the swift-flowing Kaveri, you can enjoy the natural surroundings while soaking up the sun.

From Dubbare, we shall head out to the Namdroling Monastery in Kushalnagar. Considered as one of the largest Buddhist centers dedicated for the study, practice, and preservation of Vajrayana Tibetan Buddhism, this place is totally worth a visit. With 300 residing monks within the premises, you might just get lucky to attend one of their prayer sessions, which is beyond mystical.

INCLUDED

  •  Transportation(Non AC) to and fro from Bangalore
  • Sharing basis accommodation in homestay/rooms.
  •  Food(Veg) – 2 breakfast – 1 lunch – 1 Dinner
  •  Campfire
  • The experience that you gain
  • Guide and entry charges for trek

NOT INCLUDED

  •  Anything not included in the inclusions above
  •  Any kind of insurance
  • Personal Expense(snacks, mineral water etc.)

things to carry

  • We request you to kindly carry the following. It’s better to be prepared rather than not prepared.
  • Yourself (That’s most important – after all you paid us!)
  • Rucksack (Just stuff your things in!)
  • 2 water bottle – 1 litre each (Dehydration is much needed.)
  • Torch/Headlamp (It’ll be really dark at night.)
  • Portable charger (You might just want to keep your phone aside, but then, selfies toh banta hai!)
  • Deodorant (You shouldn’t stink!)
  • Paytm balance (Thanks to Demonetization)
  • Money (You’ll not need it, but do carry some!)
  • Energy Food ( Chocolate bars, Electrolyte drinks – Glucon-D, etc ) (You can carry some extra – we don’t mind to share!)
  • Raincoat / Bag cover (Of course, you don’t want your rucksack to get all wet!)
  • An extra pair of clothes, socks, undergarments, T-Shirt (And we don’t want you to walk in drenched clothes!)
  • Flip-flops (Just to laze around the campsite.)
  • First Aid Kit (along with personal medicine as per your requirement)
  • Toilet kit (Not much would be required – just your toothbrush would do)
  • Towel (Oh! We believe in saving water. Let’s ditch bathing for two days!)

NOTE:

  • Consumption of alcohol, intoxicants and smoking would not be tolerated during the entire course of the journey. Kindly co-operate with us to make the experience more fun.
  • Put Litter in its place, do not trash the mother earth.
  • In the case of traffic delays or breakdowns, expect a few delay in reaching the destination.
  • Plan The Unplanned will not be responsible for any loss/ hamper of your possessions. We request you to be alert about whatever you carry.
  • All the meals will be Veg
  • Entry charges for Dubbare/Rafting needs be bared by the customer


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