Explore the Backpacker’s Paradise- Gokarna !!
About the Gokarna Backpacking Trip :
Karnataka is blessed with the Mysterious Western Ghats, Majestic Waterfalls, Mythological wonders or the Endless Coastal range. Name it and Karnataka has got it all !! Backpacking trip to Gokarna is something you cannot refuse to taste. Gokarna is a small pilgrim town in the Uttar Kannada district and hosts the panoramic stretch of shinny and sandy beaches. Witnessing countless beaches at Gokarna & experiencing the hippie culture, beach hopping, cafe hopping & most importantly celebrating X’mas eve at the backpacker’s paradise is one thing that you cannot miss it from your bucket list.
Bus Suggestions :
Going-Mumbai (03:00 pm)-Gokarna(06:10 am)
Return- Gokarna (06:45 pm)-Mumbai(07:45 am)
– This is Backpacking version of trip – Sometimes low on Leisure and But always High on experiences.
Visits, Activities and their order are subject to change for backpacking trip based on the discretion of Mumbai Travellers.
– Trip involves walking, trekking and Moped ride (Shared)
– Rental of bike and bicycle are subject to availability Mumbai travelers try their best to arrange the same. However – – In case of non-availability we will arrange alternate mode Local Rickshaw/bus.
What is included in the tour
- All Transfers from Gokarna to Gokarna
- Accommodation on sharing basis
- Daily Breakfast and Dinner
- An experienced backpacking expert & a Friend who will help you take the hassle out of your travel .
What is NOT included in the tour
- Lunch as we want you to try out local Cuisines and sea food & not restrict to particular restaurant, we have left that option to you. (Off course we have tons of secret food joint list would be happy to share with you.)
- Any transfer till Gokarna and back
- Liquor or hard drinks or soft drinks
- Anything other than mentioned above inclusions
- Beach Hopping (Paradise Beach, Kudle Beach, Halfmoon Beach)
- Gokarna Temple
Day 0 : Depart from Mumbai to Gokarna by bus (bus booking @ redbus.in by yourself)
Day 01 : Kudle Beach
Reach Gokarna by 06:00 am. Proceed to our guest house / hostel. Have breakfast. Check in and freshen up. Have lunch and proceed to explore Gokarna Temple, Kudle Beach. Explore Om Beach and Evening back to hostel or Guest House at Gokarna. After dinner we can go out to enjoy cool breeze on the beach.
Day 02 : A Day Out !
Today, we are going to Expolre few unexplored beaches of Gokarna Mainly Paradise beach, Halfmoon beach. There will small trail of an hour to the beach. In case if you plan to take a dip in the beach, do fill your bagpack with extra cloth. We will be carrying changing tents as well. Enjoy lunch and back to hostel/guest house by sunset. Have shower and overnight rest at Hostel/Guest house.
Day 03 : Beach Hopping !!
Early morning, enjoy the panoramic view of endless beach from the cliff. Explore the waterfall. Back to hotel; freshen up and drop to Gokarna Cross. Board return bus to Mumbai.
Day 04 : Back to Mumbai
Arrival at Mumbai early in the morning.
Your memorable Backpacking tour ends here.!
FAQs For Backpacking Trips
1. What’s the age range of the Group trip
– We have travelers from all the groups of age. Since this is an offbeat backpacking travelling community, The majority of travelers are between the age group of 20-40 belonging from various professional sectors.
2. I am travelling solo for the first time . how can i expect my experience to be
– Most of our travelers here are solo . No one has a prior acquaintance with anybody other than on the community. It is going to be like the first day of school or college or office, excitement of meeting new people with the thrill of the trip. Do not expect anything less than an adventure. Absolutely, that’s the beauty of small group travel. You will make friends quickly and your Tour lead will become a good source of support to you along the way too!
3. Are single traveler mainly male or female
Most of our trips split pretty evenly down gender lines. We average roughly 60:40 female-to-males, so youll never feel outnumbered.
4. How can i be sure i am safe
– We follow a set of safety rules to make your travel experience physically and mentally safe. Our team is well trained and equipped to handle any kind of situations. Also we send precaution note for most of our trips couple of days
5. What if i want room to myself
The fun of travelling in groups is sharing of rooms. We recommend that you share the room with fellow travelers for better bonding and understanding. Somehow, if you wish to have a separate room anyway, that can be possible for additional amount depending upon the accommodation.
6. How much freedom do i have during a Backpacking trip
Every trip has an well designed itinerary to make most out of the destination or event. Group travel are all about experiences . However If any point of time, you feel like exploring the things by yourself or would like to skip a day at stay back apart from set Itinerary, you have the freedom to do so yes only after consulting with tour Lead (Remember Traveler adhere the additional cost if any ;) ). Not everybody likes museums like no everyone enjoys shopping.
Essential Checklist :
Our number one piece of advice is: collect everything you think you need
Almost everyone brings far too much stuff. We like to travel light. However, everyone has different wants and needs, so make sure you bring the stuff that makes you happy when travelling!
1. Should i bring Backpack or Suitcase
– Either is completely fine! Personally, we would recommend a backpack as it easier to carry around when going from trains to boats (and easier to lift above your head when standing knee-deep in water ;)).
2. Parents often worry about the safety of their progeny. This is completely understandable.
– Its why a group tour is ideal for any first-time traveller you are mostly in the company of other travellers, so are far less likely to get into trouble than if you were travelling solo. We try to ensure the safety of all our travellers, however we are also against the babysitting approach of other tour companies. This means a healthy amount of individual space, with a base understanding that everyone is a self-sufficient, responsible adult.
3. What are accommodation like
During the tour you will be staying in varied places (one being the night train! during travel). However, most nights you will be staying in twin or Triple rooms/Hostels/Havelis/Nature Camps etc.. with a fellow Travellers. Our accommodation are comfortable and safe and we strive to get you guys in the best locations so some mornings youll be waking up on a lake, and others right on the beach!
4. How fit do I need to be
You dont have to be an athlete to travel with us all walks and activities are optional and there is something for everyone.
5. Do I need to bring a sleeping bag or mosquito net
You don't need to bring a sleeping bag unless informed but a sleeping bag liner/ inner is advisable. You don’t need to bring a mosquito net but we do recommend getting bug repellent