Skandagiri Trek

The Skandagiri Trek is a popular trekking destination located in the outskirts of Bangalore, Karnataka, India. Nestled amidst the scenic Nandi Hills, this trek offers a wonderful opportunity to escape the city's hustle and bustle and immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature.

The trek starts in the early hours of the morning, allowing you to witness a spectacular sunrise from the summit. The trail takes you through lush green forests, rocky terrains, and picturesque landscapes, offering stunning panoramic views along the way.

One of the highlights of the Skandagiri Trek is the ancient ruins of a fort located at the hilltop. These ruins, dating back to the 18th century, add a touch of history and mystery to the trek. Exploring the remnants of the fort and learning about its significance is a fascinating experience.

The trek is moderately challenging, with a total distance of around 8 kilometers. It requires a reasonable level of fitness and stamina, as there are steep sections and uneven terrain to navigate. However, the effort is well worth it for the breathtaking views and the sense of accomplishment at the summit.

Whether you are an experienced trekker or a beginner looking for an adventure, the Skandagiri Trek offers an unforgettable experience. It is an ideal weekend getaway from Bangalore, allowing you to reconnect with nature, enjoy breathtaking vistas, and create lasting memories.

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1 Day
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From Bangalore to Skandagiri Peak

  • Depart from Bangalore and drive to the Skandagiri base camp.
  • Arrive at the base camp and have a brief introduction and instructions session.
  • Begin the trek to Skandagiri peak, guided by experienced trek leaders.
  • Reach the hilltop and witness the mesmerizing view of the surrounding hills.
  • Explore the ancient fort ruins and enjoy the panoramic views from the summit.
  • Start descending from Skandagiri peak.
  • Reach the base camp and relax for a while.
  • Depart from Skandagiri and return to Bangalore.
  • Arrive back in Bangalore, marking the end of the trek

Please note that the timings mentioned above are approximate and may vary depending on the group's pace, weather conditions, and other factors. It's always recommended to check with the trek organizer for the detailed and updated itinerary before embarking on the Skandagiri Trek.

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Please check the Inclusions and Exclusions before booking the trip. If you have any questions feel free to communicate with us.

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  • First Aid box
  • Trekking Equipments
  • Guide For Trekking
  • All Permits
  • Farewell dinner
  • Personal Expenses
Rahul Tiwari

“Thrilling Adventure”

Reviewed 9th, April

The trek to the peak of Skandagiri was a thrilling adventure. The trail was challenging yet manageable, with rocky terrains and steep ascents.

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“Breathtaking Sunrise”

Reviewed 8th, July

The highlight of the trek was the breathtaking sunrise view from the peak.

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The Skandagiri Trek is best done during the early morning hours to witness the mesmerizing sunrise. It is typically undertaken throughout the year, except during the monsoon season when the trails become slippery and risky.

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The Skandagiri Trek takes approximately 3-4 hours to complete, depending on the individual's pace and the group's speed. This includes the ascent to the hilltop and the descent back to the base camp.

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The Skandagiri Trek is considered to be of moderate difficulty. The trail involves a steep ascent, rocky terrain, and a few challenging sections. It requires a reasonable level of fitness and stamina.

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While it is not mandatory to hire a guide, it is recommended, especially for first-time trekkers. A guide will ensure your safety, provide information about the trail, and navigate through the sometimes tricky sections.

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No, there are no accommodation facilities available on Skandagiri Hill. It is a day trek, and participants usually return to Bangalore or nearby areas after completing the trek.

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It is advised to carry essentials such as comfortable trekking shoes, sufficient water, snacks, a backpack, headlamp or flashlight, sunscreen, a hat, extra clothing layers, and a camera to capture the beautiful views.

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Yes, the Skandagiri Trek is suitable for beginners with a basic level of fitness. However, it is important to be prepared, wear appropriate trekking gear, and take necessary precautions to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

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There are limited food and water facilities available at the base camp of Skandagiri. It is recommended to carry your own snacks, sufficient water, and a packed lunch to fuel yourself during the trek.

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No, Skandagiri can only be accessed by trekking. There are no other means of transportation or alternative routes to reach the hilltop.

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While there are no strict age restrictions, the Skandagiri Trek involves a certain level of physical exertion and endurance. It is important to assess one's fitness level and consult with a medical professional, especially for individuals with pre-existing health conditions or older participants.

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