Hampi Cycling and Bouldering Tour

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Most of us are always traveling either to beaches or to the mountains. But Hampi is a different flavor altogether. A journey to Hampi is more like in eye-opener towards the rich and authentic history that South India holds. One should definitely experience the beautiful architecture history and the entire aura of this little rustic town.

This ancient village with a culture of many centuries spurn into one has a plethora of temples and monuments. There are lots of places to visit in Hampi ranging from cycling to heritage sites and even bouldering. Enjoy camping in Hampi, with its amazing weather all year round. The adventure opportunities for a Hampi trip package are unlimited and the best time to visit Hampi is from February to October as the weather is pleasant. Whether you’re an adventure lover or a history buff, this destination will soothe the senses throughout!

Short Itinerary

Day 0 : Meet the Group and Departure from Bangalore

Day 1 : Reach Hampi. Cycling Tour and Explorations

Day 2 : Bouldering and Departure for Bangalore

Itinerary (Bangalore to Bangalore)

  • 0

    Day 0 : Meet the Group and Departure from Bangalore

    Departure from Bangalore at around 10:30 PM. (People are requested to have light dinner before departure.)

  • 1

    Day 1 : Reach Hampi. Cycling Tour and Explorations

    Reach homestay, Freshen up and Have Breakfast.
    Grab a cycle and Start the Heritage Cycle ride in Hampi which concentrates on the architecture and history of the Vijayanagara Empire that will be explained by a certified guide who will accompany us.
    Have lunch (Self-sponsored)
    After lunch, continue the cycle ride exploring many more monuments till evening.
    Head back to the campsite, Freshen up and Gather for Campfire(depends on weather conditions)
    Enjoy around bonfire followed by dinner.


    End it all by staying in tents.

  • 2

    Day 2 : Bouldering and Departure for Bangalore

    Wake up early in the morning and start sport climbing and bouldering with all safety gear along with professional instructors.
    Have Breakfast after the adventure sport and start the return journey to Bengaluru.
    Have lunch and dinner (both Self-sponsored) en route.
    Return to Bengaluru at approx 11:30 PM

Inclusions

Breakfast on Day 1 & 2.

Accommodation on sharing basis.

Campfire (if weather permits)

All the activities mentioned in the itinerary are included in the package.

First Aid kit in case of emergencies. (We hope we don't have any)

Certified Guide charges

Temple Permits

Activity Instructor charges

Equipment charges

Transport to and fro Bengaluru

Exclusions

Lunch, Dinner on Day 1 & 2 and other things not mentioned above.

Cancellation Policy

Booking amount is non-refundable.

No refund of total trip amount will be provided on cancellation, 10 days prior to departure date.

50% of total trip amount can be refunded on cancellation between 11-20 days prior to scheduled departure date.

90% of total trip amount can be refunded on cancellation between 21-90 days prior to scheduled departure date.

100% of total trip amount can be refunded on cancellation, 90+ days prior to scheduled departure date.

For Cancellations/ Refund Request , kindly reply to the confirmation mail and get in touch with the Team. All cancellations will be considered only after the mail has been received.

Things To Pack

Down Jacket (Main jacket)

Raincoat/ Poncho

Tshirt or Fleece

Trek Pant

Extra pair of Socks

Woolen Cap

Rucksack (At least 40L)

Extra pair of clothes

Undergarments

Slippers

Power Bank

Sunscreen Lotion

Sunglasses

Torch

Water Bottle

Tissue Roll

Hand Sanitizer

Personal Toiletries

Medicines

First Aid Kit

*Add extra thermal layers and sweater during the winter season

FAQs

Q. What will be the group size?

Usually, we take maximum of 15-18 people in one group. We believe bigger groups have less fun and less coordination so that’s why we prefer smaller groups.

We need at least 6 people to operate our fixed departure tours/treks.

Q. Who all will go along with us on the trip/trek?

All our treks are led by professional trek leaders who are certifie, mountaineers. Apart from them, there will be one local guide, cook, helper, porters and other staff.

All our trips are led by professional trip coordinators who have a good experience in leading groups.

Q. I am the only girl in the group, is it safe to travel/trek solo?

Yes definitely it is, the safety of girls is most important for us. All our guides and other staff are carefully chosen for trips/treks. They are honest and reliable but we also advise you to take care of your personal belongings.

Q. What are the things that we need to carry on the trek/trip?

Once you confirm the trip/trek and done with the booking, we will send you the packing list according to the trip/trek.

Q. What type of ground transportation will be used on the trip?

We hire taxis such as Innova, Tempo Traveller, Bolero, Tata Sumo, etc. from our vendors.

Q. I cannot carry my rucksack/bag on the trek, can I offload it?

We always recommend that you carry your rucksack during the trek because it helps in maintaining your body posture. In case if you cannot, then we can provide you a mule/porter to carry your rucksack. You will have to tell us at least 1 week before the trek. The charges for offloading would be INR 300 per person per day.

Q. Which shoes should I buy?

Shoes are your lifeline on the trek. It is highly advisable to buy trekking shoes of a good and known brand. You can consider companies like Quechua, Columbia, etc. A waterproof shoes with ankle support will work good.

Q. What are the washroom/toilet facilities like on the trek?

During the treks, separate toilet tents will be set up on each campsite.

Q. What will be the type of accommodation?

It depends on the tour. If it is a trek then you will be staying in dome tents or if it is a road trip the the accommodation can be in hotel/alpine tent/dome tent/home stay.

Q. Will you provide sleeping bags and mattresses?

Yes, we will provide sleeping bags and mattresses during the trek. Our sleeping bags can withstand temperature as low as -10 degree.

Q. How many trekkers will be in one tent?

It totally depends on group dynamics. If there is a couple, we can give them a separate tent or if there are odd number of people, then there would be triple sharing.

Q. How can I book a trek/trip with you?

After selecting the trip/trek, you can book by clicking on the book now button or you can contact us and we will guide you in booking.

Q. What type of food is served during the trek?

We provide nutritious and healthy food during the treks. We always serve Indian vegetarian food and eggs.

Q. How to get safe drinking water on the trek?

Himalayan water is considered the purest water and safe to drink. But for safety purpose, we sometimes boil the water and then use it for drinking and cooking.

In case you find any clean water on the trek, always fill your water where the water is running not where the water is stable or is in rest.

Q. Can we change the itinerary?

Yes, you can give suggestions. We will look into that and if we find it feasible then we will apply it.

Q. Can you customize the trip/trek?

Yes, we can customize any trip/trek as per your needs and as per the feasibility.

Q. Will doctor accompany us on the trek?

No, but our trek leaders are certified in Wildlife First Aid course and they always carry first aid kit and oxygen cylinders on high altitude treks.

Q. Do you prefer I should bring some medicines with me?

Yes it is advisable that you carry your own medication on the trek.

Q. Diamox is advisable or not?

Well, it totally depends on person to person. Usually, there are no side effects of Diamox but if you are having any prior medical conditions then it is better to consult your doctor.

Our itinerary is designed in a way that we take sufficient time to get acclimatized. In case if you are having problem on the trek then tell your trek leader about your condition as soon as possible.

Q. Can I take my child along on this trek? What is the age limit?

It depends on the difficulty level of the trek. Minimum age for eligibility is 14 years.

Q. What will we do if it rains?

If it starts raining slowly while trekking then we will continue our trek as per the plan. Your poncho will keep you dry. In case if it is raining heavily then we will try to find any shelter and wait for the rain to stop or slow. If it rains at the campsite then there would not be any problem because all our living tents, kitchen tents and toilet tents are waterproof. You will stay dry inside.

Q. Why is the trekking pole necessary?

Differs from person to person. If you think that it would help you maintaining balance while trekking then do bring the pole. Some people think that trekking pole disturbs the walking rhythm. So it’s upto you.

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