Disclaimer and Policies

Raise your hands for your rights to informationBangalore Hikers is committed to safety and environmental protection. We continue to make health, safety and environmental protection our highest priority. We are committed to providing a safe environment by developing a culture that focuses on eliminating unsafe acts. Bangalore Hikers is committed to protecting the environment and to maintaining the highest standards in public health and safety at all events and activities. We strongly believe that a safe environment contributes to greater experiences and fun. Bangalore Hikers takes pride in providing the training and tools necessary for our members to take ownership of their safety and the safety of those around them.

We reserve the right to change these policies at any time, and you agree to abide by the most recent version of this. Any change in our terms & conditions and policies will be communicated to our members through email only.


In order to participate in any Hiking or outdoor activity, you acknowledge and agree that this activity involves inherent risks that can cause property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death to participants and/or others.

  • You assume all risk associated with the activities.
  • You are responsible for having the necessary knowledge, skills, abilities, clothing, and equipment to safely participate in the activities.
  • In the event of a hiking program, you know and will follow the Hiker Responsibility Code described below.
  • You release, hold harmless, and indemnify the leader(s), founder(s) and all members of this group on the hike and others in the group from any and all claims for property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death - including those caused by negligence and/or other reasons.
  • The description of the events published may contain some errors. You acknowledge that this description is only a guide.
  • In the event of a hike, labels of "beginner", "intermediate", and "advance" are subjective and depend on the experience of the hiker. Distance and elevation gained are only approximate.
  • The equipment list is a requirement for participation. If you do not have the required gear, you may not be able to participate.
  • If you sign up for any event, but change your mind, you must update your status to the event organizer at earliest. If you do not attend the event and you are a no-show three times, without adequate reason, you may be removed from the Bangalore Hikers.

Hiker Responsibility Code

You are responsible for yourself, so be prepared:

  • With knowledge and gear. Become self-reliant by learning about the terrain, conditions, local weather and your equipment before you start.
  • To leave your plans. Tell someone where you are going, the trails you are hiking, when you will return and your emergency plans.
  • Abide by the group leader / organiser instructions and decisions.
  • To stay together. When you start as a group, hike as a group, end as a group. Pace your hike to the slowest person.
  • To turn back. Weather changes quickly in the mountains. Fatigue and unexpected conditions can also affect your hike. Know your limitations and when to postpone your hike. The mountains will be there another day.
  • For emergencies. Even if you are headed out for just an hour, an injury, severe weather or a wrong turn could become life threatening. Don’t assume you will be rescued; know how to rescue yourself.
  • To share the hiker code with others.

Privacy Policy

Bangalore Hikers respects your privacy. This policy applies to member information we collect in membership registration, in our programs, through our websites and social networking platforms. Any information that you give us is held with the utmost care and security. It will not be used in ways to which you have not consented. We do not and will not pass on your details to any third party except our affiliates and as we may be required to disclose by law.

Rules and Regulations

Few rules we would like our members to follow.

Smoking, Tobacco, Alcohol or Illegal Drugs

Smoking cigarette, chewing tobacco or related products, consuming alcohol and using illegal drugs or abusing prescribed drugs are expressly prohibited in the Bangalore Hikers programs. Individuals or groups found in possession of the same or consuming it or consumed it just before joining the program will be expelled from the program immediately and his/her/their membership will be terminated.

Harassment and Hazing

Bangalore Hikers prohibit language or behavior that belittles or puts down members of the opposite sex, unwelcome advances, racial slurs, chastisement for religious or other beliefs, or any other actions or comments that are derogatory of people. Any form of hazing, initiations, ridicule, or inappropriate teasing are prohibited.


We follow a strict policy of "No Trace" hiking/trekking - "Take nothing but memories and photographs, leave nothing but footprints".

Do not litter. Participants are requested to carry the waste back to the city and dispose it off in dustbins.

Respect the Heritage

Participants should not deface or damage any monument by demolishing, writing or scribbling on them. Please help us to conserve and preserve our heritage along with our trek mates.

Google Group

Only a registered member of Bangalore Hikers can join our Google Group mailing list. We use Google Groups exclusively for group communications only. Members are not allowed to create a new thread, however they can reply to existing threads created by our event organizers. All the posts in our groups are moderated, any unwanted or spam postings will be removed.


Like our Facebook page to stay connected with us, our Facebook page page will keep you updated with the latest feeds. Members are allowed to write comments on our timeline and also allowed to tag Bangalore Hikers on their postings. Any unrelated posts, tagging or promotional contents will be removed.


We at Bangalore Hikers foster a spam free platform. Spamming the group either online or offline is strictly prohibited, we will be permanently banned the member(s) for spamming the group. Posting external links to an article or user page for the purpose of promoting a website, a product or any service is not allowed, and is considered to be spam. Any unrelated contents, advertisements masquerading as articles, external link spamming, and adding references with the aim of promoting any people or product or the work are also considered as spam. Although the specific links may be allowed under some circumstances, repeatedly adding links will in most cases result in all of them being removed.

Refund Policy

Weather conditions, wildlife movements, permission changes are not in our hand, often we might have to change the itinerary, distance or place; without prior intimation. Refund will only be applicable for events wherein registration amount is required to do pre-booking of train/bus, amenities etc; which will also be considered as confirmation of participation.

  • If for some reason we cancel the event we offer full refund after deducting any cancellation and non refundable booking charges to all the participants.
  • We will refund the full amount if participant cancel his/her participation before we book any train/bus tickets or amenities.
  • If participant cancel his/her participation within the permissible time allotted for cancellation in any event will get full refund after deducting any cancellation and non refundable booking charges.
  • No replacement participant - no refund.
  • There is no refund for last minute dropout. The amount will be added to BH fund.
  • All the refunding will be settled only after event completion.

Religion and Belief

Bangalore Hikers does not have any religious affiliation or endorse any particular denomination or faith. In Bangalore Hikers humanism is all above the religion and belief. We often visit to places of religious importance and all members, regardless of their religious belief or non-belief must respect and abide by the law of one's.

Please take a note that we respect your time and your coordination with us in following the event. The member/participant joining any hiking event agrees to take full responsibility on the above and has to sign the printed liability form before the event start. An online copy of the form is available here.