MAALA TREK: This was our first ever trek that we planned in the first couple of months itself. It is a basic hike on a private hill with waterfall and a traditional house for stay, although we did not stay there and hence I do not have the price update, but for our access to this private hill, navigation through the hike and an amazing traditional meal it costed 500 bucks per person.
How to get there (price for 8)
Bus from manipal to karkala : 300 rs
Change another bus from karkala to baje goli : 110 rs
Auto to maala : 500 rs
Total for 1 person = 804 Rs
P.S. please beware of the leeches as they are common in the hike area.