• Trip Type
  • Group Size
    15 Max
  • Trip Duration
    1 Day(s) 0 Night(s)
Total Trekking Distance: 05 kms Highest Altitude: 4430 ft
  • Trek Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Inclusions / Exclusions
  • FAQ

Makalidurga is a hill fort situated near the village of the same name. It is 60 km north of Bangalore and 10 km after Doddaballapura on the way to Gauribidanur. The fort at the summit has an old temple of Shiva with Nandi.

Makalidurga Fort stands at the top of a huge granite hillock, huddled up amidst the chains of hills.

To reach the base village for this trek, you walk along a railway line which is quite an experience.
The view of Gundamagere Lake as you make your way to the summit is the highlight of this trek.

Trail info: The trek begins with a flat walk. Then it continues with a gradual ascend and the final stretch is over muddy and rocky terrain with a final patch of a moderate to steep ascent.

Overview of the Hike

Total distance: 5 km
Highest altitude: 4429 ft
Difficult grade: Easy to Moderate
Approximate total time: 6 hours (from start to end at Base Camp)

Info & Images from Wikipedia

Leave from Bangalore approx at 05:30 am

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

Start the trek - approx 2 hours to reach the top
Explore the Fort
Start the descend
Reach the base approx by 12 pm

Have lunch at the base

Leave for Bangalore
Reach Bangalore approx by 3 pm

Trek price includes:

  • Travel from Bangalore 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.