Gokarna Beach Trek & Camping – Plan The Unplanned
Gokarna is a small beach on the coast of the Arabian sea, home to a popular Hindu Pilgrimage spot i.e, the Mahabaleshwar Temple. This serene tiny town gets identical attention for its various composure and neat beaches; visitors from different parts of the country, as well as foreign travellers, are attracted to the elegance of this town.
Here you’ll get an unplanned plan to-do list for a trip on the Gokarna Beach Trek and Camb:
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 5 to 6 hours
Best time to visit: October to February
Depart for Gokarna
Beginning the journey from Bangalore it will take approximately 500 km to reach Gokarna. After departing from the flight, the trek leaders will give you a summary of the trek and then get you notified of your fellow tourists. By morning, you’ll feel right at home with all of your fellow tourists.
The Gokarna Beach Trek
If you look outside your window, you will discover salt farms close to your sight. It implies that you are now just minutes far away from your destination. Freshen up, have your breakfast and get ready to begin the trek to the base point.
- The first day of trekking will begin at Belekan beach. Take satisfaction in the spectacular view and start a thrilling day of trekking.
- A serene beach which is a mixture of jagged landscape and pristine white sand. Paradise beach is literally what it sounds like: it is one of the cleanest beaches with the combined undertaking of tourists and the abstract masterpieces on the rocks enhance the essence of the spot.
- Half Moon Beach boosts its name due to its similarity to the structure of a half-moon. You get to loosen up and enjoy your serene surroundings in this spot. After moving forward to Half Moon Beach, you will discover a huge rock called the Rock of Peace: it is the throne to encounter one of the promising sunsets. The entire world looks artistic from this spot. Music begins splashing in your mind, the colour of the sky alters every minute and if it’s your fortunate day you get to spot dolphins on the Arabian coastline.
Then you will trek forward to a beach shaped in the form of the “Om symbol” and hence it’s known as Om Beach. It is around 2 to 3 km from Half Moon Beach and the route is moderate. You can do shopping at this site, ride a jet ski, or play volleyball on this beach which is a hub for hippies.
- The last and best beach is Kudle Beach which is famous for authentic seafood, woodfired pizzas and decent music in the evenings. The cool breeze, peaceful sound of the waves and the thriving tides are an excellent end to the day.
- Then you head back to Gokarna beach. Sit around a bonfire to warm yourself up, have your dinner at the campsite and fall asleep while you stargaze.
- Ending of the journey
You can go for a walk along the coastline while the tides play hide and seek with your feet, and take in the sunrise hues as you wait for breakfast to be served.
- Then head towards Vibhooti Falls, a small waterfall near Yana, approximately 50 km from Sirsi North Kanara, Western Ghats. The falls get their title from the Limestone rock nearby. The spectacular drop of water amidst the dense forest will amaze you with its beauty.
- Soft Copy of Any ID Proof
- Power Bank
- Reusable water bottles
- Raincoat and Bag covers in case of rains
- Sufficient pairs of clothes
- A comfortable pair of trekking shoes
- Sandals for relaxing around the campsite
- Portable chargers for your electronic devices
- Plastic bags to pack wet clothes
- Breakfast and Dinner
- Availability of local transport in Gokarna from campsite to Belekan and Back
- Vibhooti Falls Entry Permits
- Any kind of private expenses
- Any kind of insurance
- Anything not included above
Things to remember:
- Consumption of alcohol, intoxicants, and smoking would not be accepted during the entire journey and the trek.
- Do not expect any luxuries on the trip. The sites that will be hosted are outlying spots. The goal is to be outdoors.
- Put Litter in its place, do not ruin your travel or you will be charged.
Be cautious enough to maintain your safety and do not loiter alone. Ask for help if needed, don’t hesitate.