Trekking Through The Beaches Of Gokarna & Yana Caves

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Post the previous lockdown I finally got to go on a trek again and that to with Mt Kinetics. They're a sustainable ecotourism organisation that operates from Mangaluru, Manipal & Bangalore that take you to amazing adventures in South India. They Introduce people of all age to wilderness, responsibly!

and here's the Itinerary of the trek:

Day 1

  • 7:30 AM Gathering in a common point and starting the journey towards Gokarna in our personal Tempo traveller.
  • 12:30 PM Reaching Kudle beach and lunch
  • 1:30 PM Starting the trek
  • 2:15 PM Reaching OM beach
  • 3:00 PM Reaching Half Moon Beach
  • 4:00 PM Reaching Small Hell beach
  • 5:00 PM Reaching Paradise beach and interested people can get into water.
  • 6:20 PM Sunset
  • 7:00 PM Starting the night trek towards Belekan beach
  • 7:45 PM Reaching Belekan beach, freshening up and setting up the tents
  • 8:30 PM Campfire and entertainment activities.
  • 9:15 PM Dinner is served.

Day 2

  • 6:00 AM waking up to see the sunrise
  • 7:00 AM interested people can go to the diving point in belekan
  • 7:30-8 AM breakfast is served
  • 9:00 PM leaving Belekan beach and heading towards Mirjan fort
  • 9:30 Reaching Mirjan fort
  • 10:45 AM leaving Mirjan fort towards Yana cave
  • 11:30 am Reaching Yana caves, cave exploration and lunch
  • 2:00 PM leaving Yana caves.
  • 7:00 PM Reaching mangalore

Trek charges ₹2999/- (50$)

Trek inclusion
Travel expenses, 1 breakfast, 2 vegetarian lunch and 1 veg/non-veg dinner, guide charges, tent stay and camping charges, Yana entry fees.

It was a two day trek through 6 beautiful Beaches of Gokarna, Kayaking into the sunset which was the best part of the day for me (I've written a separate blog about this and you can find a link to it at the end of the post) and at the end of the day we camped out at Belekan Beach and had a great time around the bon fire drinking beer and playing a good Ol fashion game of Truth & Dare.

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What's better than this ? Chilling in the Arabian Sea and watching the sun go down, Wish I had a cold can of Budweiser though LOL!!

Witnessing this lovely Sunrise from my tent on day 2 ahh if only I could go back to that day.

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Yana Caves is located just 50 km from Gokarna, The cave deep inside the forest makes for a great stop, Especially if you want to experience the beauty of Western Ghats. The vertical, jagged rock formations of solid black, crystalline Karst Limestone which make the caves can be seen from quite a distance.

Go check out my Chasing Sunsets post if you haven't already

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Really amazing videos and shots!

Thank you so much ❤

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Wow!!! That's a nice and tight schedule although the Corona pandemic might have helped you guys as the traffic might have been less compared to normal days.

I just passed thru that Yana cross on the Yellapur - Ankola route yesterday as I traveled from Dharwad to Kundapur and going thru this article about Yana and Mangalore and surrounding beaches made me remember that :)

Good one and I am sure you guys had lots of fun :)

Oh that's good to know you've passed by here. I went to this trek during the end of the previous lockdown so yeah the traffic was pretty lower than usual.