Skandagiri peak

Trek Cost: 1000RS

Contact Details:
(91) 9380107551 / 8762938927

June- February

Tentative Itinerary:

- Day 0 - Board onto the transport vehicle at around 10:00 PM from Majestic, start the journey towards Kalavarahalli from Bengaluru.

- Day 1 - Start hiking Skandagiri peak, reach the peak, relax inhaling the fresh air, explore, experience the beautiful sunrise from atop the peak, start descending, have breakfast on the way, start off to Bengaluru, around 1:00PM reach Bengaluru. (Breakfast is SELF SPONSERED)

Policy Link Note: **Participation will be confirmed ONLY upon registering by making full payment of 1000RS
**Min 10 participants are required. If not, the event will get cancelled and the amount will be refunded.
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Fitness Preparation:

Here’s a guide to help you get fit for the trek in 4 weeks.
Cardiovascular endurance
In case you’re just starting with a fitness routine, start slow and increase your pace everyday in the following manner –
Target completing a brisk walk of 5 km in 45 minutes when you begin
Gradually increase your pace by walking 5 km, 4 times a week.
As you become more comfortable, introduce jogging in your routine.
Progressively increase the distance you jog in a workout until you can complete 5 km in 35 mins.
If you prefer cycling over running, target covering 15 km in 60 minutes when you begin.
Progressively increase your pace to cover 20 km in one hour.

Strength training:
This is an important area you need to work on.
Strength training is equally important to trek comfortably. Work on your glutes, calves and knees. Additionally, work on strengthening your core.
You must strengthen your core muscles. For strengthening your core muscles, holding a plank and it’s variations (elbow, side planks) are the best exercises to go about doing it.
Also try these exercises for strength-
Target 5 sets of squats with 20 in each set
– Squats (Mix it up with sumo squats)
– Lunges (Forward, backward and lateral lunges)
– 2 minute Plank

Flexibility determines the amount of movement your bones can make in any direction around joints such as shoulders, elbows, hips and knees.
It is an aspect that will help you trek comfortably. Carrying a backpack, however light, can become a strain. Stretching your hamstrings, quadriceps, hip flexors and lower back muscles regularly, promotes relaxation in the tissues reducing the strain on your back.
If you can’t go out and jog because of time and space constraints, here’s a video you can use to work out indoors.

Skandagiri, also known as Kalavara Durga / Kalavara Betta, a mountain fortress located approximately 62 km from Bangalore city, and 3 km from Chikballapur in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is off Hyderabad-Bangalore Highway (NH7) and overlooks Nandi Hills and Muddenahalli. The peak at an altitude of about 1450 meters accessible from Kalavara village is picturesque, trekkers hotspot allowed to the public by Karnataka forest department and Karnataka Ecotourism Development Board.

Trekking trail starting from Papagni temple near the village Kalavarahalli passes through semi-dry vegetation, lush greenery. Ruins of the ancient fortress of Tipu Sultan at the top and the view from the tops adds a charm to the trek. Winters is the best time to visit this place to experience of being above the clouds. Viewing the rising sun above the cloud bed is enough to take away all the tiredness and fatigue of trekking to the peak and is equally reviving.

Skandagiri is the perfect weekend getaway for all those adventurous and wanderlust souls who are looking forward to doing something exciting!