Kayaking and Watercraft
If you have not tried water sport such as Kayaking before and wish to have a hands on experience during a weekend then River Shambavi is the right place to begin with and learn basics of Kayaking & watercraft. Situated on the fringes of west-coast of western ghats where river. River Shambavi flowing through Kudremukh in Western Ghats meets the sea. The picturesque surroundings and river flowing in steady pace is a an ideal place to explore by a kayak.
You paddle your kayak from the Arabian sea to Western ghats along the Palimar dam after crossing the backwater. Explore the vivid environs by kayak tour and unfold the secrets of nature.
Difficulty Factor on Scale of 10
Difficulty Level 10 : 06
Fun Factor 10 : 10
Fitness Required : 10 : 05
Distance Covered : 30 Kms
Duration : 1 night ; 2 days
Day 00 : 08:30 pm Start from Bangalore. Overnight Journey.
Pickup Points will decided based on the convenience of entire group.
Contact details of Trip leader will be shared on registration.
You can co-ordinate with Trip leader a day before the departure.
After the last pickup the Overnight Journey of about 350 kms.
The trip leader will give a brief Introduction about the destination.
Day 01 : 05:00 am Reach Base Camp.
Refresh. Refreshments and Breakfast.
07:00 am Get into Kayak and explore.Depending on the weather Forecast.
09:30 am After Paddling Paddling Paddling
10:00 am Stop for Watermelon break
10:15 am Resume Paddling session
01:00 pm Stop at Base camp for Traditional Homemade Lunch and Relax.
01:00 pm Explore Shambavi River
06:00 pm Reach Campsite and have Refreshments.
07:00 pm Barbeque, Campfire. Gaze the star studded sky.
08:30 pm Dinner
09:30 pm Retire for the day. overnight stay in Tents.
Day 02 : 06:00 am Wakeup and Refresh
06:30 am Refreshments
07:00 am Breakfast and begin you day with your kayak
11:00 am Reach Mulki
01:00 am Stop for Lunch
02:00 am Resume Journey
10:00 am Reach Bangalore
Cost : ₹ 5,500/- includes 5% GST
Group Size : Strictly 12 members only. (We cant operate trip if group size is less required size)
Destination : Bangalore to Bangalore.
List of kayak gear provided during the Trip
- 01 kayak Paddle
- 01 water Proof Jacket
- Common dry bag
- First Aid Kit
- Throw bag
Inclusions of the Trip
- Transport by Tempo Traveler Non/Ac
- 02 Breakfast, 01 Lunch , 01 Dinner, Tea and Fruits
- Gear for kayaking
- Overnight stay in dome tents on twin sharing basis
- Sleeping bags provided
What to look for
- Paddle slowly , admire the landscape and true colors of nature
- Be watchful of creepy crawly and snakes when walk through bushes, grasslands
- Beware of slippery rocks when you are walk on river bed
- Be in the group
Things to Remember and Strictly prohibited
1. Consuming Alcohol
2. Shouting or yelling during Event
3. Discarding Plastic in water and polluting Eco system
4. Listen to Instruction of Trip leader
5. Decision of the leader is final considering safety of group
6. Getting into water without life jackets
7. No diving
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.
Accommodation & Food
We always have separate accommodation for girls and boys. Sometimes, some participants wish to stay with their family or couple, so we request them to check with us before the trip so that we can check for the options to make your stay comfortable.
No. Not Required.We will provide you.
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.
We usually try our best to give an opportunity to the traveler to connect with nature and the locals. We mostly connect with people who can cater to out needs and eke out a living, because of which sometime our homestays are at located are remote location for examples on hills, remote areas. Also, sometime we also opt for camp with tents and sleeping bags etc and sometime in cemented homestays which contains basic comfort for a proper rest.
YES. However we recommend you to not to bring valuable Jewellery during outings. Mobile phones , chargers , Cash to be taken care by individuals. You can approach trip leader to help you.
We try to have tie up with homestays having proper amenities.That is the reason we keep the group size at a minimum.
Travelers and Group size
We will have an optimal group size but for this kayaking tour we require strictly 12 members only(We can't operate trip if group size is less than required size).
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 kayaking has its own difficulty level, which you can check out the Itinerary page of the kayaking tour and can decide for yourself. Definitely a basic fitness is always required for any kayaking you choose.
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 30 days 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 20 days from the trek date then HALF REFUND is applicable.
If the cancellation is done before 1 week from the trek date then NO REFUND is applicable.
Terms and Conditions
All about the Elusive star
Here are our conditions:
- Summiters will try to keep an optimal group size but for this tour the group size is strictly 12 members only (We cant operate trip if group size is less required size). The fees is collected for a group size of 12.
Booking must be confirmed prior to date of departure by paying the full amount – It takes 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 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 30 days from date of departure : Full Refund
- Cancellation prior to 20 days from date of departure: 50% Refund
- Cancellation 1 week prior to date of departure : No Refund
- No Show : No Refund