While trekking, it is of utmost concern that the ecology of the environs is maintained, so choose a programme/people who lay emphasis on this. "Leave nothing but footprints, kill nothing but time, and shoot nothing but photographs and bring back nothing but memories" should be an eco-friendly trekker's motto.
Karnataka is fast emerging as a prime trekking destination. Endowed with the mountain ranges known as the Western Ghats, or the Sahayadri, that run south to north across the State,
the topology of this range encompasses lush tropical forests, hills and dales, caves and cascades, roaring rivers and gurgling streams and a great biodiversity of flora and fauna, making trekking and related activities a thoroughly wild and enjoyable experience. The pristine coastline too offers a contrasting diversity to one's trekking itinerary. Trekking trails are mostly located in the "Ghat" districts of North and South Kanara, Shimoga, Chikmagalur, Hassan and Coorg. Most are so remote and wild, that it is advisable to carry one's own food and camping gear to suffice for a few days. At times, village houses, temple courtyards, ruined structures or even a cattle shed can serve as camp sites for the night! Ultimately, it is the element of unexpected surprises, the raw wilderness and the vagaries of Nature that make trekking in Karnataka so unique. The best time to trek is just after the monsoon, i.e. September to December when the landscape is lush and green and in its best bib and tucker. There is no dearth of precious water, but leeches might be a mild irritant. The landscape looks less scenic if one treks during the dry summer months from January to May, but the trek will be leech free and good times can still be guaranteed. Although there are innumerable trekking trails in Karnataka. If major part of your holiday is touring then, a day or two of camping and trekking can be provided in your itinerary. In short, we can customize a suitable trek just for you.
You don’t need to be a mountaineer with rippling muscles to enjoy trekking.
you are reasonably fit, have a spirit of adventure and are not afraid of walking, you qualify.
"Go trekking!", this section's for you. Dedicated to the inimitable task of hauling on heavy-duty shoes and heavier backpacks, of striking out into the great wild outdoors- of going trekking. Hiking, walking the wilds, call it what you will, trekking is the best way to see the world. If you really want to get a feel of the earth; if you really want to walk through the forests and feel the breeze on your face; trudge through unspoilt territory and explore for yourself- go trekking.
Every trek is tailored to customer's need.