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Best season : September to March

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Overview

Minchukallu Betta Trek Karnataka a sprawling hill located roughly 85 kilometers from Bangalore, may not be a top destination for trekkers, yet its historical significance as a once fortified three-stage hill is undeniable. The remnants of its fort walls and temple add a sense of wonder to the trekking experience.

Commencing from Masanipalya village, which sits 18 kilometers away from Tumkur, marks the starting point of this adventure. Alternatively, one can access the hill from the Hoskote region of Tumkur, where its carved hemisphere presents a striking sight. From Masanipalya village, the sight of the stepped multilayered hillock sets the stage for an exciting journey.

Known locally as Minchukallu this trek leads through various trails, each offering unexpected surprises. Within the first kilometer, trekkers may encounter charming streams, particularly during the monsoon season. At times, they might even find themselves traversing water canals to reach the base, adding an element of excitement to the trek.

Upon reaching the summit, trekkers are treated to magnificent views of the surrounding hills, including Jenukallu Gudda, Hoskote Timappa Betta, and the Devarayana Durga hills. Additionally, they can enjoy an aerial perspective of Hoskote Lake and its environs. At the hill’s peak stands a Hanuman Temple, a site occasionally visited by local villagers for worship, though the hill remains mostly deserted at other times.

Suitable for all age groups, the Minchukallu Betta Trek Karnataka offers an ideal opportunity for families, friends, and colleagues to embark on a trekking adventure together. While a fit trekker can complete the journey within a couple of hours, those seeking a more leisurely pace can easily spend half a day exploring the trek.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Hello Hikers Southern Campus by 11 am in Your Own Vehicle.

Begin the day with a fresh lunch and then embark on a  drive to the base of Minchukallu Betta alongside the Hello Hikers team.

Commence the trek by 2.30 pm, ascending to the summit of Minchukallu Betta and returning by 7.30 pm. Enjoy an evening of storytelling over dinner, followed by camping in tents for the night.In consideration of the warming weather, the trek leader may opt for an alternative itinerary upon arrival at the campus, involving engaging in various activities.

Day 2: Enjoy Breakfast and Leisure Time at the Campus Before Departing at 12:30 pm in Your Own Vehicle.

Alternatively, begin the day at 6 am with a stroll around the campus, followed by breakfast and engaging in activities such as bird watching. Depart from the campus by 11 am in your own vehicle.

OR

Kickstart the day at 5 am with a trek to Minchukallu Betta. Return to the campus by 10:30 am and depart after breakfast at 12:30 pm.

NOTE

The above itinerary is subject to change depending on weather conditions, group size, and other factors. It's always best to check with your trekking company for the most up-to-date itinerary and any changes. Additionally, it's important to ensure that you are physically fit and acclimatised before attempting the Minchukallu Betta Trek Karnataka

Map

Kedarkantha Route map Hello Hikers

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Things to Carry

If you are planning to go on the Minchukallu Betta Trek Karnataka, here are some essential items that you should carry with you:

Since this is just a one-night weekend outdoor program and the weather is quite comfortable, we recommend traveling light.

  • A 20L backpack: A small, comfortable backpack will suffice.
  • 2 t-shirts: Expect to sweat, so pack an extra shirt for after your trek.
  • An additional pair of trekking pants: Avoid shorts due to thorns along the trails.
  • Shoes with good grip: Even sports shoes will suffice as long as they provide good traction.
  • One jacket
  • Rainwear
  • Headlamp
  • Sun cap
  • Sunglasses
  • An extra pair of socks
  • A lightweight towel
  • Two 1-liter reusable water bottle
  • Your lunch box, mug, and spoon
  • A compact toilet kit
  • Insect repellent
  • 2 light single sheets for lying on and covering yourself in the tent.

Pro Tips: As the trail is mostly exposed with minimal tree cover, ensure you cover yourself adequately while trekking. Carry a full-sleeve shirt and full trekking pants.
Keep a pair of sandals handy for walking around the campsite.

  • First Aid Kit: Carry a basic first aid kit with medicines for headaches, stomach upsets, and other common ailments.
  • Miscellaneous: Carry a camera, power bank, and pocket knife for emergencies. 

Make sure to pack light and carry only the essentials to avoid unnecessary weight on the trek.

How to Reach

The Minchukallu Betta Trek Karnataka is located in the Hoskote district of Karnataka, and the nearest city is Tumkur. You can reach Tumkur by air, rail, or road. From Tumkur, you can hire a taxi or take a local bus to reach Masanipalya,  the starting point of the Minchukallu Trek.

Nearest Rail Head: Tumkuru (Approx 18 KM) from Masanipalya village.

Nearest Bus Stand: Tumkuru (Approx 20KM) 

Nearest Airport: Kempegowda International Airport (Approx 110 KM) from Masanipalya Village 

Tumkuru is well connected by all three major modes of transportation. One can easily board Train, Bus, or Plane from most of the major cities of India.

Safety & Security

Here are some safety tips that you must keep in mind while on the Minchukallu Betta Trek Karnataka:

  • Always carry a first-aid kit with you, including medicines for altitude sickness
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and fluids
  • Listen to your body and take breaks when needed
  • Follow the instructions of your trekking guide and do not venture out alone
  • Respect the local culture and traditions

Cancellation Policy

We understand that planning an outdoor trip brings a lot of excitement and joy. However, we also know that cancellations can be disappointing. While Hello Hikers rarely cancels treks due to our efficient ground operations, cancellations can happen due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather conditions, government regulations, or any other factors beyond our control. In such cases, the following cancellation policy will be applicable.

To ensure a hassle-free experience, we recommend making your booking at least two months in advance. If you do need to cancel your trek, please inform us in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive written advice.

Our cancellation policy is as follows:

We have designed a cancellation policy that is fair, feasible, and convenient for all our customers. The procedure is as follows:

  • If you cancel your trek 21 or more days before the start date, we will deduct 10% towards GST and transaction charges and refund 90% as a trek voucher valid for 1 year.
  • If you cancel your trek 15-20 days before the start date, we will deduct 30% towards GST, transaction, accommodation at base, ration, etc., and refund 70% as a trek voucher valid for 1 year.
  • If you cancel your trek 7-14 days before the start date, we will deduct 50% towards GST, transaction, accommodation at the base, ration, trek leaders, permits, equipment, etc., and refund 50% as a trek voucher that is valid for 1 year.
  • If you cancel your trek 1-6 days before the start date, we will deduct 100% as all arrangements have been made, and we are ready to take you on the trek.

We also have some terms and conditions for the trek voucher:

  • The voucher will be valid for 12 months from the date of issuance.
  • The voucher can be used for any trek with Hello Hikers.

Thank you for choosing Hello Hikers, and we hope to see you on our treks soon!

FAQS

Is the Minchukallu trek difficult?

The Minchukallu Betta Trek Karnataka is a moderate-level trek, making it suitable for both beginners and experienced trekkers. The trek involves steep ascents and descents, so it is essential to be physically fit and mentally prepared for the challenges. It is recommended that you start preparing for the trek at least 2-3 days in advance by following a regular exercise routine. 

Overall, for those who are ready for the challenge and prepared for the physical demands of the walk, the Minchukallu Betta Trek Karnataka can be an enjoyable one.

How much does a Minchukallu Trek cost?

The cost of the Minchukallu Betta Trek Karnataka varies depending on the season, the type of accommodation, and the mode of transport. On average, the cost of the trek ranges from INR 1500-5000 per person, which includes transportation, accommodation, meals, and trekking guide fees. It is recommended that you carry some extra cash with you for emergencies.

How many days to climb Minchukallu ?

The Kedarkantha trek typically takes about 1 days to complete, covering a distance of approximately 8 kilometres. However, the duration may vary depending on the trekker's pace and the weather conditions.

Minchukallu Trek distance

Depending on the actual route chosen, for the trek, the hike to Minchukallu Peak is 8-10 kilometres (12–13.5 miles). The trek usually takes 1 days, covering 5–6 kilometres . Depending upon the starting location, the route taken, and the pace of the trekker, the total distance may change.

Minchukallu Trek best time

The best time to go for the Minchukallu Trek is from September to April. During this time, the trek offers stunning views of  mountains and the surrounding landscapes. 

Minchukallu Trek height

The Minchukallu Peak is situated at an altitude of around 3,340 feet above sea level. Although the height of Minchukallu Betta Trek Karnataka Peak is not extremely high, it is still important to take necessary precautions to avoid altitude sickness and acclimatize properly before starting your trek. 

Fitness level required for Minchukallu Trek

The Kedarkantha trek is a moderate-level trek, making it suitable for both beginners and experienced trekkers. However, it is essential to be physically fit and mentally prepared for the challenges that come with the trek. It is recommended that you start preparing for the trek at least 2-3 days in advance by following a regular exercise routine.

Opening Dates

  • Oct
  • Nov

01/Oct/2023

07/Oct/2023

08/Oct/2023

14/Oct/2023

15/Oct/2023

21/Oct/2023

22/Oct/2023

28/Oct/2023

29/Oct/2023

04/Nov/2023

05/Nov/2023

11/Nov/2023

12/Nov/2023

18/Nov/2023

19/Nov/2023

25/Nov/2023

26/Nov/2023

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