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Backpacking in Gokarna

Backpacking in Gokarna

Pickup Point

New Udupi grand, New Shanthi Nagar/ Mekhri Circle | Evening

Trek Level



  • Gokarna is a very touristic small town centered around temples on the western coast of India in the Kumta taluk of Uttara Kannada district, Karnataka. Tourists like Indians, Russians, and Europeans flock in from December to February for the beaches here. The name Gokarna means cow's ear (go=cow, karna=ear) in Sanskrit and has its roots in Hindu mythology.
  • The main temple of Lord Shiva, also known as Mahabaleshwara, houses what is believed to be the original image of Lord Shiva's linga (Atmalinga). Pay a visit to Gokarna beach & Belekan beach. Trek on scenic locations and go sightseeing near the waterfalls, an ideal getaway from the city life.
  • The famous Paradise Beach, sandy beaches, holy temples will account for a trip dripping with fun and laughter. Don't think too much, hop on your next travel quest by booking a Gokarna Trip!

What you will do

Day 0: Departure from Bangalore

  • Departure on Friday from Bangalore in the evening.

Day 1: Arrival in Gokarna | Belekan Beach | Trek to Paradise Beach | Trail to Half Moon Beach

  • We reach Gokarna early in the morning, check-in, and get refreshed.
  • We first bounce from Gokarna beach to Belekan beach. 
  • Play with the dolphins in the water.
  • We trek through the forest to reach Paradise beach. 
  • Post Paradise beach, we take a beautiful trail to reach the Half Moon beach.
  •  We hike to the Om beach and enjoy the sunsets. 
  • Before dozing off, we also enjoy a music session with a bonfire.

Day 2: Head to Vibhuti Waterfalls | Mirjan Fort | Departure

  • We wake up to a beautiful sunrise and breakfast.
  • We start our day by heading to the beautiful Vibhuti waterfalls. 
  • Explore the lush green forests of Vibhuti waterfalls.
  • We leave for the Mirjan Fort and complete our explorations of the day.
  •  Let’s begin our journey back to Bangalore.
  • Reach Bangalore early morning the next day.

Short itinerary

Day 0: Departure from Bangalore

Day 1: Arrival in Gokarna | Belekan Beach | Trek to Paradise Beach | Trail to Half Moon Beach

Day 2: Head to Vibhuti Waterfalls | Mirjan Fort | Departure

Free Amenities


Luggage storage

Hot Shower


Common Area


  • Completed transfers from Bangalore in A/c Sit in coach vehicle
  • 3 meals: 2 Breakfast (Day 1 & Day 2) and 1 Packed Lunch on Day 1 (During trek)
  • Accommodation on triple sharing basis
  • For couples double sharing can be arranged You can share your requirement on a call with us
  • All toll and driver night charges
  • Team Captain throughout the trip


  • Any item/meals/tips of personal nature like shopping
  • Cost arises due to uncontrollable circumstances like bad weather conditions - landslides or some public protest
  • Water sports or any activity other than mentioned in Itinerary
  • Things other than mentioned in inclusions

Things to keep in mind

  • Rucksack
  • Torch
  • Cap
  • ID Proof
  • Gloves
  • Portable Speaker
  • Personal Medicine
  • Socks
  • Jacket
  • Track Pants
  • Good Sport Shoes
  • Rain Coat / Poncho / Umbrella 
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Musical Instrument, if you play any!

Important COVID-19 Guidelines

  • Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, everyone will be tested for body temperature daily.
  • Please maintains sufficient distance while using the common area
  • Always sanitize your hands before using any common area amenities
  • Regular sanitization of the property will be done at regular intervals to ensure safety and hygiene. 
  • Keep wearing your mask while traveling nearby.

Cancellation Policy

100% Refundable if canceled 7 days before the trip starts.

organised by  WanderOn

Popular questions

Can I cancel my trip?

Cancellation policy is mentioned on the package details page, incase of cancellation kindly refer to the same.

What do I need to carry while on the trip?

A list is always shared with you of what to carry once you book the trip.

Can I can reschedule my trip?

For rescheduling queries, kindly reach out to us at hello@bwtexperiences.com. Although, we do not promise any rescheduling but we will surely try our best to accommodate your trips as per your need.

Can I bring my child/children on the trip?

Our trips usually have an intense trekking included so it is is advised to not to bring any ward with you on the trips.

What precautions are taken to ensure the safety of the group from COVID exposure?

The trips leader, commute partners and our hosts are taking all the required measure to the safety of the travellers from sanitising the stays and vehicles regularly to doing the regular temperature checks of the staff.

Are there going to be bonfires nights?

Well you can say that any trip is incomplete without a bonfire

What type of accommodation will be provided if I’m travelling solo?

It completely depend on what type of accommodation you are choosing while making the booking (double occupancy, triple, quadruple, etc.) You’ll be sharing the room/camp with your fellow travellers.

I’m traveling solo, can I join the trip?

Yes, absolutely! As a matter of fact 40% of our groups comprises of solo travellers.

How is the quality of food and what type of food are we going to get?

The food served during the trip is delicious home cooked 100% vegetarian (Non-veg available on extra charges)

Are these trips couples friendly?

Yes, all our trips are couple friendly and the trips leaders are engaging who will keep engaging the group in ice breaking activities.

COVID-19 safety measures

Regular temperature checks

Mandatory mask

Regular room sanitisation

Safety amenities available

Sanitised vehicles