Your adventure begins by boarding a shared coach that will take you to the Ramanagara campsite. From there, you will meet your guide and learn about the trek you will undertake, including safety precautions. Then you will trek to the base of Kabbal Durga itself. You first walk on the slightly rugged terrain for roughly 1 km to reach the foot of the hill, and from this base, your ascent begins. The path, starting from the foot of the cliff, is rocky, dusty, bushy and thorny, making the walk challenging, so it is best to wear shoes with good grip and are sturdy.