If you want to do something different this time when you set out to enjoy nature, this beach trek is for you! With every step you take, there will be sound of waves crashing onto colorful rocks, golden sand and breathtaking views with every little hill you climb. Also, did we mention there’s a ferry ride, camping on a beach and sleeping under the stars? Yeah, it’s magical. You might even spot dolphins if you’re lucky! Need we say more?
Situated by the Konkan Railway route, the trail between Kumta and Gokarna connects more than 10 clean and beautiful beaches on the northern tip of Karnataka. Most are untouched by regular tourists and only shelter few shacks for beach lovers. Start the trail at Kumta, walk through Vannali Beach, Kadle Beach, Nirvana Beach, Paradise Beach, Half-Moon Beach and Om Beach to name a few. End the trek at Gokarna, which is home to a famous Shiva Temple.
Please Note: This is a two-day trek covering approximately 15 kms in all. Every participant must carry 2 full bottles of water since there may not be shops or water outlets in between stops.
There will be a vehicle to carry luggage like sleeping bags, tents, camping equipment etc. So you need to carry only a day pack for water, food, cap etc. Please divide your luggage in 2 bags accordingly. The bag that is to be left in the vehicle should be locked.
Mumbai to Mumbai Cost: 4399/- per person
Kumta to Gokarna Cost: 2999/- per person ( Train Ticket Cost Not Included )
Participants from Pune can come to Panvel Station on Friday by road and Board the train at 23:20 Hrs
We will Drop you back to Panvel Station on Monday Early Morning at 05:30 Hrs and can reach Pune by any mode of transport available.
Day 0 - Friday Night
09:30 pm Meet the Trikon Team at CST and catch 12133/Mangalore Superfast Express for overnight journey
11:00 pm Pune Participants can board the train from Panvel Station
Day 1 - Saturday
09:00 am Reach Kumta, breakfast near the station
10:00 am Catch a bus to Kumta Beach
11:00 am Start the hike through number of beaches
12:00 pm Packed lunch on the way
04:00 pm Reach Belekan Beach, freshen up, set up camp for the night
08:00 pm Bonfire fun & games
Sleep under the stars in your sleeping bag or you also have the option to use the tents. Please carry sheets to be used in the tent at night if you don’t have a sleeping bag.
Day 2 - Sunday
06:00 am Wake up to the sight of the rising sun over the sea, freshen up
08:00 am Enjoy breakfast and chai
08:30 am Start the trek to Gokarna through Paradise, Half-Moon Beach, Om Beach
03:00 pm Reach Gokarna Beach, enjoy lunch at a nearby hotel
05:30 pm Proceed towards Gokarna Road Station
06:38 pm Catch 12620/Matsyagandha Express from Gokarna Road Station
Day 3 - Monday
05:53 am Reach Thane Station
06:35 am Reach LTT Station
What is included in the tour
- Non-AC Sleeper train tickets Mumbai-Kumta and Gokarna-Mumbai
- Food- 2 breakfast, 2 lunch, 1 dinner
- Triple Sharing Tented Accommodation at Beach camp
- Local transport at Kumta and Gokarna
- Trikon expertise charges
- Vehicles to carry your luggage
- 5% GST
What is NOT included in the tour
- Food ordered in train journey
- Any personal expenses such as soft drinks etc.
- Anything other than above mentioned inclusion
- Hike through more than 10 pristine beaches along the Arabian Sea coast
- Ferry ride across the Aghanashini River
- Camp on a beach and sleep under the stars
- Enjoy local cuisine especially cooked for you
- Bonfire fun & games at night
- Witness gorgeous sunset and sunrise by the sea
- 3 ltrs water
- Camera (Optional)
- Energy Powder or Glucon D powder
- Snacks & Biscuits
- Extra Pair of Clothes
- Clean napkin or small towel
- Cap, sunglasses, scarf, sunscreen etc.
- Haversack or Backpack (No sling bags)
- Sleeping bag or bed sheet
- Please carry medicines if you need any
- Hand Sanitizer
- Identity Card
- What is Kumta to Gokarna and Where is it?
A 20 km stretch connects the towns of Kumta and Gokarna, both in the Uttara Kannada district, on the way to the beach at Gokarna. The route of this trip begins from Kumta Beach and ascends all the way to Gokarna, or the reverse. But the majority of hikers like beginning at Kumta.
This hike is largely along the coast, and you walk through 10 beaches along the way, in contrast to other treks that take you over mountains and hills. Geographically, these beaches are only a few kilometres apart, but they are divided by little hillocks that run the length of the coastline. Each one seems more exquisite and distinctive than the one before it.
Although this journey includes a boat ride and some rough terrain, it is mostly a hike down the coast that leads you to some of India's most stunning and spotless beaches.
- How to reach Kumta to Gokarna beaches?
Reach Kumta railway station and walk couple of kilometers till the Kumta bus stand. (If you are traveling from Mumbai catch the Mangalore Superfast Express for an overnight journey. Hire an auto from the bus stand to the Kumta beach. The road to the beach passes through scenic paddy fields, waterways and creeks.
- What is the best time for this trek?
Winter months from November to March are the greatest times to visit Kumta, with daily highs reaching 26 degrees Celsius. Kumta, a seaside town, with summers that may get fairly hot and muggy (April to July), reaches an all-time high of 35 degrees Celsius.
- Is it safe to go there for a solo trip?
Yes, Gokarna is generally secure since it is usually visited by visitors from India and outside who are more interested in minding their own business than anything else. Additionally, there are accessible local guides that can help you navigate all the beaches. This journey is renowned as a photographer's dream.
- What are the special attractions?
The hike takes you through some of India's most beautiful beaches as it alternates between beaches and steep terrain. Since the majority of these beaches are "virgins," or undiscovered by visitors and unreachable by road, the journey is more intriguing and worthwhile.
- What sort of facilities are available and where?
Regarding the additional weight of your luggage, we've got you covered. We'll send your excess luggage to the campsite in a tempo. It is advised not to keep anything priceless in your backpack. Please bring an additional daypack for carrying your camera, water, food, and medications on the trip.
- Is it worth visiting Kumta to Gokarna trek?
Yes, it's worthwhile to go once. If you want to extend your vacation, it would be best to visit the Gokarna beaches (Kudle Beach, Half Moon Beach, OM Beach, Paradise Beach, and Belekan Beach), followed by Murudeshwara Temple and Jog Falls, which are around 120 kilometres from Gokarna.
- What can I shop or carry for K2G Trek?
Please carry medicines, 3 litres of water, and a first aid kit. Keep dry snacks, dry fruits or other ready to eat snacks in case you feel hungry along the way. Make sure you wear the most comfortable sports shoes you own. The soles should offer good grip.
- Any special health related suggestion for this trip?
The hike is simple, however walking 20 kilometres does require some endurance. The best candidates for this expedition would rather have a considerable level of fitness.
- Avoid wearing precious Jewellery while trekking, as Trikon, won’t be responsible for any losses for the same.
- Swimming in the sea is strictly prohibited.
- Mobile connectivity is unavailable in the area
- Consuming liquor or any kind of Alcoholic substance is prohibited. Carrying any kind of substance that’s illegal is not allowed. Smoking is strictly not allowed. Anybody found smoking or consuming alcoholic drinks will be expelled from the event without refund.
Covid Guidelines For this Tour:
- Participants those who are fully vaccinated must carry 2nd Dose Certificate.
- Participants those who are partially vaccinated / Not yet vaccinated must carry RT-PCR negative certificate with them. Those who are not carrying the certificate will have to give mandatory RT-PCR test at Kumta station at their own cost