OOty of Karnataka
A green patch of forest situated at 3400m above sea level, in the rocky region of Chitradurga - Popularly known as a 7 hill fort in history is a place called Jogimatti. Amidst prevailing heat wave and perennial drought, the green cover prevailing at the edge of the city has created a climate that resembles Ooty. Hence, the region is also called as ‘OOty of Central Karnataka’. Presence of heavy breeze, misty mountains and greenery are attracting the people from far away places. It is very clear that the forest got its name from a saint called ‘Jogi’, who was known for his social services, and a natural cave that houses a Shiva Linga and idols of Veerbhadra and Basavanna. Jogimatti is home for rare animals, including leopards and sloth bear that are on the verge of extinction, and the plants with medicinal value. In the midst of the forest, there is a waterfall called ‘Himavad Kedara’ that rejuvenates the visitor. Jogimatti is a trekkers delight and must see the place for nature lovers in the pristine state.
Duration : 1 night ; 2 Days
Day 00: Pickup from Bangalore 10:30 pm
A 210 kms drive from Bangalore to Chitradurga. Jogimatti Hills which will take us to our weekend getaway destination. Once all the trekkers are on board, a brief summary about place and the trek is provided.
Day 01: Early morning reach Stay. Refresh. Briefing about Trek & carry pack lunch. The initial stretch of the trek is inclined and is also slightly rocky making it an adventurous trail. Walk gently explore & get a glimpse of Peak and you are on the grasslands. Panoramic views of hills , valleys and traversing on the ridge is a experience you will cherish.!
sharing and enjoying the delicious local food delicacies and sharing mutual experiences respectively.
Day 02: After a good night’s sleep, early in the morning, we freshen up quickly to head out towards Bangalore. Explore enroute Ankli mutt caves and Chnadvalli Thota as per the time constraint, hence it will be decided then & there and after that start onward journey to Bangalore.
Reach Bangalore by 21:30 hrs (approx)
Cost : On Request
Group Size : 11 Min and 20 Max
Pickup Point : Common Point
Destination : Bangalore to Bangalore.
- Tempo Traveler/ Mini Bus Non/Ac (Bangalore to Bangalore) and toll charges
- All meals 02 breakfast,01 Dinner,02 Lunch and refreshments (Hi-Fi Tea and Snacks)
- Forest permits and Local Guide
- All Accommodation
- Connecting with the non-commercial peaks and caves
- Wildlife sighting and Birding
- Exploring beautiful sides of Jogimatti also known as OOty of Central Karnataka
- Anything which is not mentioned above is included here.
Things to Carry :
Rucksack, Jacket/Sweater, Cargos/Track Pants, T-Shirt/Shirt, Cap/Hat, Shoes, Socks, Rain Coat/Poncho, Water Bottle, Torch and Spare Batteries, Personal Medication Kit, Repair Kit, Towel, Toiletries, Sun Glasses, Yoga Mattress
- We advise trekkers to have light dinner before boarding.
- Be careful, for the rocks where the footsteps are landing can be slippery if under water for long.
- If you have motion sickness, we advise you to eat light and as per prescription by doctor, you can take Pill Avomine to prevent motion sickness.
We usually send the exact Pickup location and timings a couple of days before the trek date. The pick location we choose are always a well-known place and has better connectivity with rest of the city. Mostly there will be 1 to 3 pickup location for every trek.
Yes, of course, you can board on the way if we are travelling through your location. You can get in touch with one of our out-door leader for same by sharing contact details. Although, we request you to board from the pickup locations as it would help us to coordinate, and to avoid mis-understanding or time delay.
You can contact to the number shared.. Also, we would be sharing out the contact information on the connecting email. besides, we would also be creating a Whats-app group so that we all can connect and coordinate with everyone on the trip.
We believe a hot served meal after the trek is the best way to beat the tiredness and complete an awesome day. So, we always try to cater everything from first morning breakfast to the next morning breakfast but at some places we give the option to the traveler to explore the local cuisines. The trek on which we cater, we try to give local vegetarian meal. Pack lunch is provided if the trek duration is more than 5 hours.
Travelers and Group size
We will try to maximize the group size 20 members to 45 members. Keeping in mind the safety of group.
We believe age does not define a limit of a person. A person can achieve anything at any age if he has a desire. Every trek has its own difficulty level, which you can check out the Itinerary page of the every trek and can decide for yourself. Definitely a basic fitness is always required for any trek you choose, because every trek with Summiters test your ability to push yourself and get high in the mountains.
Registration and Payment
To confirm your participation, you need to click on the blue button “BOOK NOW”, which will take you to the registration page and also guide you to our payment page on which you can make the payment through net banking, credit or debit card. Once you make the payment, you will receive a payment confirmation from us confirmation about your seat on the trip. We would request you to go through the complete itinerary, description, highlights and things you need to carry before making the payment.
You can bank transfer, cash deposit or NEFT as per your convenience.
We have tie-ups with third party vendors and the commitment is already made, regarding group size well in advance, the cancellation affect the facilities give to other participants, so, even if we don’t like to put on any policy, we might have to do it for the other participants who are coming for the trek. So, that we could be at least manage to keep the spirits high enough. The cancellation charges are as follows.
If the cancellation is done before 7th day from the trek date then FULL REFUND is applicable after the deduction of the third party vendor transaction charges.
If the cancellation is done before 3rd day from the trek date then HALF REFUND is applicable.
If the cancellation is done before 1 day from the trek date then NO REFUND is applicable.
If you can walk on an average of 5 to 6 km without a problem, then you can! If you have specific health issues like Speluncaphobia - Caves combine a whole bunch of phobias- heights, small places, underground, darkness, fear of being enclosed in a small space or room or underground, asthma, heart issues or the likes, consult your doctor before participating in this event.
- Trekking Shoes
- Trousers and T shirts
- Torch with spare batteries
- Water bottle
- Sun Cap
You cannot charge your phone on the trek. You have to get your phone charged in Bangalore before coming for the trek.
Take daily long walks or jogs.
Terms and Conditions
All about the Elusive star
Here are our conditions:
- Summiters will try to keep an optimal group size of 20 and above to keep the cost to a minimal. The initial fees could be collected assuming a group size of 20. However, in case the group size is smaller , Summiters will inform the participants before departure date, the group size of the program. The participants would be requested to pay "the difference amount" as per the current size of the group.
Booking must be confirmed prior to the date of departure by paying the full amount – It takes a lot of effort, time and money in planning the trek in remote locations. So please give us enough time to make your journey a lifetime’s journey.
All expenses accruing from the change in schedule due to weather conditions or health issues are to be borne by the participants. Summiters will not be responsible for the weather or your personal health issues.
Cancellation policy – We plan everything for you well in advance, so that your trip is hassle-free and as smooth as possible. This means that porter fees, permits, accommodation expenses are all paid in advance. Any cancellation will mean inconvenience and loss to all the people involved in making your journey successful. Therefore, it is only fair to pass on the accrued costs to you. Our policy is:-
- Cancellation prior to 7 days from date of departure : Full Refund
- Cancellation between 3 days prior to date of departure: 50% Refund
- Cancellation between 24 hours prior to date of departure and departure date : No Refund
- No Show : No Refund