• Trip Type
  • Group Size
    15 Max
  • Dates
    Sep 17, 2023
Total Trekking Distance: 4.2 kms Highest Altitude: 4478 ft
  • Trek Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Inclusions / Exclusions
  • FAQ

At a distance of about 60 km from Bengaluru city lies Channagiri, one of the hills amid the famous Nandi Hills range. The other hills in this range are Nandigiri, Brahmagiri, and few others.

Channagiri has a hill fort which was built around 1770 with a temple inside it.

The trail on this trek, especially after the monsoon, takes you through wild shrubbery and some eucalyptus and tamarind trees, and continues through dense deciduous forests. Towards the end a section of rocks and boulders make the trek challenging at some points but nonetheless a thrilling experience!

On reaching the top you are greeted with a stunning 360-degree view of the plains and hills around.

If you are lucky to witness, you can spot the Peregrine Falcon, the Nilgiri Woodpigeon and the Shaheen Falcon which are believed to be nestled on the route.

Overview of the Hike

Total distance: 4.2 km
Highest altitude: 4478 ft (altitude gain of 1528 ft)
Difficult grade: Easy to Moderate
Approximate total time: 4-5 hours (from start at Base to end at Base, including time spent on the top – we have a few surprises planned!)

Images from Karantakatourism.org

Leave from Bangalore approx at 05:30 am
(Pick up will be arranged from common pick up points in Bengaluru which will be communicated on the group)

Reach The Base by approx 07:00 am
Have breakfast at the base

Start the trek - approx 2 hours to reach the top
Spend time on the top
Start the descend
Reach the base approx by 12 pm

Have lunch at the base

Leave for Bangalore
Reach Bangalore approx by 3 pm
(Drop off points with be the same as pick up points)

Trek price includes:

  • Travel from Bengaluru to base village and back (optional)
  • Breakfast and lunch on the hike
  • Snack on the trail
  • Guide and expertise charges
  • First aid kit

Trek price excludes:

  • 5% GST
  • Meals or drinks purchased by participants during the travel or trek (example biscuits, fruits etc)

Yes, this trek is perfect for first timers and beginners.

Yes. An active child above the age of 5years, accompanied by his/her parent/guardian can do this trek.

This is an easy trek and suitable for beginners and first timers. However we expect participants to have a basic level of fitness and an active lifestyle. Participant be able to brisk walk 4 km and climb 10 floors in one go to achieve the fitness level required for this trek.

20 litre day pack – 1..... 2 litre water bottle – 1 (alternately you could carry two 1 litre bottles of water) (hot water / thermos not required)..... Trek pants – dry fit..... T-shirt – dry fit (preferable full sleeves)..... A jacket (it may be cold in the morning when we start, and on reaching the top you may require one)..... Trekking shoes / Hiking shoes..... Sunglasses..... Sun cap..... Sunscreen lotion..... Napkin..... Trail Snacks (energy bars, biscuits, nuts (dry fruits), etc.)..... Trekking pole (optional)..... An extra pair of clothes (optional)

A trek leader, an assistant trek leader, and a local guide will accompany you on this trek. We will be carrying a First Aid kit and we will ensure a safe and supportive outdoor experience.