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X TRIPS | BACKPACKING GOKARNA

February 29, 2020 March 1, 2020

Back in February 2020, before the Covid-19 Crisis, we had organised a unique backpacking holiday at Gokarna for the laid back sould and adventure seeking travelers!

We spent 2 wonderful days trekking hills by the blue ocean, watching beautiful sunsets and swimming in the secluded and offbeat beaches of Gokarna!

We will be back with this trip in the coming winters!

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X TRIPS GOKARNA DETAILS

โ‚น 2499/- Per Person

BACKPACKING GOKARNA

Gokarna is a small cozy town in Western Coast of Karnataka known for its peaceful and serene beaches, clean waters and a relaxed vibe. Gokarna is also popular among Hindu Pilgrims who come here to pray at Sri Mahabaleshwara Swami Temple.

Gokarna has a unique coastline with golden sands and crystal blue waters. Between the five beautiful beaches that it hosts, there are green hills covered with coconut and palm trees. We take you on trek along this coastline. We hike on the trail and hop from one beach to another. We would not only have the beach fun, but also Xperience magnificent views while doing so.

WHAT TO XPECT?

1 Night / 2 Days Xperience
Gokarna to Gokarna
Comfortable Camp Stay
Sea Swimming, Beach Games, Kayaking
Trekking and Hopping through the Beaches of Gokarna
Spot Dolphins and Enjoy Sunsets

This trip is for everyone who –

  • Loves beaches as well as hills
  • Enjoys swimming in the sea – even non-swimmers can swim here till a certain point!
  • Craves beautiful landscapes and is a big time sucker for sunsets!
  • Wants to start trekking โ€“ this is a good beginner trek!
  • Has Surfing, Kayaking and other water sports on their bucket lists!

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You’ll regret missing this one!

DATES
29 Feb – 1 Mar 2020

ITINERARY

Day 1

  • Arrive at Gokarna in the Morning (Find How to Reach Gokarna in the section below)
  • Take a short walk to our Campsite (1.2 km from Gokarna Bus Station Main)
  • Arrive at the Campsite, freshen up and have an amazing South Indian Breakfast to get the Gokarna Feels (It is on us)
  • Chill and get to know other travellers until Noon
  • Get your beach wear ready and leave for Kudle Beach โ€“ the happening beach with beach shacks, friendly vibes and perfect spot for swimming!
  • Have a fun evening at the Kudle Beach, swimming, playing beach games, eating, chilling and Kayaking – this oneโ€™s on us too buddy! ๐Ÿ˜‰
  • We leave before its time for Sunset and hike to Labyrinth โ€“ the Sunset Point of Gokarna, for a beautiful Sunset!
  • Come back to Campsite and have the tasty South Indian Meal for dinner to Xperience the locally cooked South Indian food โ€“ donโ€™t grab your wallet, we got you again!
  • Brace yourself for a Mafia night (and other beach games too!)

Day 2

  • We get ready, have breakfast, pack up and leave the campsite
  • We arrive at the Paradise Beach in a ferry, scanning through all the beaches that we are going to conquer in the day! We may spot a few Dolphins on the way if we are lucky enough!
  • Paradise Beach is an isolated beach, with big boulders and rocks around it making it a really picturesque place. It is accessible only by a trek or a ferry.
  • We start the trail from Paradise Beach and move towards the Half Moon Beach. On the way, we spot different cliffs, boulders and tiny beaches โ€“ some of which we will have to cross and others are for people who want to push their limits, or just take a Selfie. Also, keep your eyes open towards the sea โ€“ donโ€™t forget about the Dolphins!
  • We arrive at the Half Moon Beach โ€“ the name again comes from its Crescent Shape like the Moon. We relax there and chill for some time before moving on to the Om Beach.
  • On the way to Om Beach, we stop at the Om Beach View Point and take a look of the whole Om Beach before reaching there. We spend some time on the Om Beach. You can swim, chill, eat and drink or even go for the second round of Kayaking!
  • We then move towards the final beach of the day โ€“ Kudle Beach! We end the trek here and pick up your luggage and explore the local market, buying handicraft items, musical instruments & souvenirs to end this memorable Xperience.
  • We part our ways here and you can catch your buses/trains from here.
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PRICE & PAYMENT

INR 2499/- per person

This Trip covers a comfortable stay in shared tent, partial meals, Kayaking & ferry ride.

INCLUSIONS

INCLUDED

  • 1 Night Stay in shared tents – Private tents available at an additional cost, let us know in advance.
  • 2 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner
  • Trekking Guide & Instructions
  • Kayaking
  • Ferry Ride
  • Good Company
  • New Friends
  • Memories for Life!

EXCLUDED

  • Private tents
  • Any meals not mentioned above
  • Any water sports on the beach like Banana Ride, Jet Ski, etc. except 1 session of Kayaking which is on us
  • Transport to and from Gokarna
  • Any personal expenses such as shopping, Alcohol, etc.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • The trip will take place only if the minimum batch size of 7 members excluding organizers is achieved.
  • We will announce the confirmation for the same on or before 5 days of the Trip.
  • The dates and schedule is subject to change as per our discretion.
  • There would be no refund for the cancellation before 7 days of the trip.
  • However, if the trip is cancelled by us, the money received will be refunded through our preferred channel.
  • This trip is organised by Xplore the Earth for providing recreational activities to the people. The organisers are in no way responsible for any unfortunate or unforeseen event happening on the trip whatsoever.
  • If traveling in a hired vehicle, we do not take any responsibility for malfunctioning, wrecking or any such unfortunate incident with respect to the transport vehicle.
  • The tent allocation would be decided by the organizers. Boys and Girls will be allotted different tents.
  • We do not take responsibility for damage, theft or any such incidents with participants and their belongings.

IMPORTANT INFO

  • Carry reusable bottles and snack boxes. Avoid plastic packaged products as the garbage disposal is not very efficient in locations like these.
  • Arrive in Gokarna by 10 AM & Leave after 6 PM. Arrange you transport accordingly.
  • We Xpect fun & friendly vibes only, enjoy the trip, respect everyone and the environment.
  • Strict penalization if youโ€™re found guilty of littering or damaging the environment.
  • Help us make this trip as eco-friendly as we can.
WHEN & HOW TO REACH

ARRIVE IN GOKARNA – 29TH FEB | BY 10 AM

DEPART GOKARNA – 1ST MARCH | POST 6 PM

Buses from Mumbai and Pune will drop you till Madangeri or Gokarna Cross (9km from Gokarna) Catch a local government bus, taxi, auto or shared cabs coming from Kumta going towards Gokarna to reach the Gokarna Bus Station. You should get a local bus every 30 minutes and it is dirt cheap.
You can take a little walk from Gokarna Bus Station to the campsite. Alternatively you can take an auto but it will be bit overpriced. We will send you the location of Campsite personally before the trip.

People reaching Gokarna in train should walk towards the nearest bus station a few hundred metres outside the railway station, on the main road. You will get a bus in a few minutes that will drop you to Gokarna Bus Station. Autos will flock you and charge you a approximately Rs 300 for a 9 km journey, and a local bus will be charging you about Rs 10-20.

We would recommend you book your bus/train tickets ASAP as there are limited seats only.
For the journey back, we would recommend you take a bus or transport back after 6 PM so that you do not have to rush back to the campsite and bus station. We would generally be walking and hiking everywhere for the trip and transport is not readily available at all the places. So a later bus would give you more buffer time to enjoy properly.

Feel free to reach out to us if you need any assistance in booking your travels, we would love to help you out!
See you on board!

Bangalore to Gokarna KSRTC Timings โ€“
Airawat – Rs 810 | Time 10 pm to 7 am
Airawat – Rs 810 | Time 10:15 pm to 7 am
Karnataka Sarige -Rs 518 | Time 8:30 pm to 8:30 am
Non AC Sleeper Rs. 789 | Time 9 pm to 6:30 am

SUGGESTED PACKING LIST
  • Clothes for 2 days
  • Comfy Nightwear
  • Swimwear or Beachwear
  • Towel
  • Napkin
  • Shoes and Floaters (shoes required for comfort in trek)
  • Socks, Handkerchief, other personal requirements
  • Sunglasses and Cap
  • Sunscreen – really important
  • Day Backpack to carry around
  • Toiletries and Personal Medications
  • Camera
  • Chargers, Power Banks
  • Good Jokes
  • Musical instruments that you play
  • Reusable Water Bottle
  • Reusable Poly Bag for Wet Clothes
  • Snacks in Reusable Containers

We will be back with this trip in the coming winters!

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TESTIMONIALS

I had a wonderful experience with Xplore The Earth! I had a chance to explore, tiny part of the earth with them. Organizers did their homework nicely!? I didnโ€™t have to worry about a single thing. Best thing I liked about my journey to Shivrajpur is the location.? It was heart touching!โ€‹

Radhika Parmar (X Trips – Shivrajpur)

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