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I would say that this is once in a lifetime trekking experience. Conquering the 3 highest peak. Karthik n Anupam who were our ODL made our trek memorab...
Kudremukh is an amazing peak and so far I had just heard about this place but finally I get to see it. Amazing place - loved the trekking experience. W...
Trip Starting From: Bangalore
Trip Location: Chikmagalur
About the Kudremukh Trek:
On Friday afternoon, Get picked up in Bangalore from Rajaji Nagar, Navarang theatre at 8:30 PM or Yashawanthpur metro station at 8:45 PM.
Begin your overnight journey to Kudermukh.
On Saturday Day 1, the first day of your Kudremukh trek, you will reach Kudremukh National Park around 06:00 AM.
After having breakfast, we will reach the base camp.
By 09:00 AM, we will start trekking to the top of Kudremukh Peak which is around 22 KM both the ways.
En route the peak, have lunch in the midway.
Once we reach the top, all of us can enjoy the relishing view of the serenity the peak has to offer.
Return to the base camp around 06:00 PM after a trek to Kudremukh.
Enjoy the bonfire.
Have the lip-smacking dinner and retire for the night.
On Sunday Day 2, around 08:00 AM, we will have breakfast.
Start from Kudremukh National Park and head to visit the nearby waterfall
Enjoy the mesmerizing beauty of the waterfall and calm your soul.
Have a self-sponsored lunch on the way back from Kudremukh trek.
Return to Bangalore around 10:00 PM.
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Rated : 5.0
I would say that this is once in a lifetime trekking experience. Conquering the 3 highest peak. Karthik n Anupam who were our ODL made our trek memorable n entertaining through out, very friendly n energetic guys. We never felt that this was a group trek with some strangers, it was a nice bonding experience n meet new people. It’s a must do for core trekkers.. tests your endurance n spirt. 22 kms to n fro.. if u think only climb would b difficult n u can come down easily your wrong.. the path is so narrow n tricks n will test you in each n evry corner. A sense of accomplishment after completing the trip successfully with lots of stories to tell around and eager to venture on the next one. Thanks a lot to Anupam n karthik who took such good care of us throughout the trip.. awesome hospitality. Would love trekking with you all again soon
Rated : 5.0
Kudremukh is an amazing peak and so far I had just heard about this place but finally I get to see it. Amazing place - loved the trekking experience. What an experience. I'm going again.
Rated : 5.0
The Kalasa Base camp is really lovely and clean. We were a group of 6 girls who went for the trek to Kudremukh and it was safe and there were nice people on this trek with us.
Rated : 5.0
I would say it is the most memorable trek for us. I went on this trek on 3rd August with my four friends and it's a monsoon season. Habib and Abhi were our instructors and right from the pickup point to drop point everything was well planned and executed properly, accommodation facility and food were good. This is the most beautiful trek you will see in India and especially in Monsoon season. The weather was so good and it was raining almost throughout the day. Abhi and Habib were there to assist us throughout the trek and made all necessary thing available for us. and they are expert mountaineers. The whole trek is divided into three parts Easy, Moderate and Difficult and with the help of instructors and guides we reached the peak well before. There are many waterfalls throughout the trek which we crossed them and which was amazing. A lot of memories were captured in our mind and in our phones which can never be forgotten. Overall it was worth spending money on this trip. Thank You Thrillophilia, Backpackers, Habib and Abhi (and other groups also) for making our trip amazing and memorable. We would love to do another trip with them in the future.
Rated : 4.0
Totally worth the price!..... amazing guide,met great people..... just wished the food was a bit more comfortable to eat.... EVERYTHING ELSE..... PERFECT!
Rated : 5.0
Well what a trek it was, enchanting, thrilling and rejuvenating. I would suggest all trek lovers to go for Kudremukh trek as the view will simply keep you awestruck. The trek was well organised and the organizers (Habeeb, Shahid and Danny) did a great job to keep the entire group friendly and motivating. Although the trek distance is lil more (22km) up and down but plenty of water streams on way refreshes you on way. Overall it was great experience and I would recommend everyone to go for this once.
Rated : 4.0
Homestay and guides were great, supportive and very cordial. Food provided at homestay was very simple, down to earth and sufficient. Staying in the lap of nature amidst the hills and mountains was a completely different experience in itself. The entire trek was a bit challenging and adventurous and worth the thrill.
Rated : 5.0
Kudremukh trek was an awesome experience..Starting from the bus pick up on right time, everything went as per plan. What a beautiful, green and lovely place.. If you want to see nature in its pristine beauty, Kudremukh is the place.. The trek was difficult and tiresome doing 22 kms within 9 hours, in a rough and rugged terrain during the monsoon.. but the ecstasy of reaching the peak is an unparalleled joy.. Homestay in the base of Kudremukh in a small village was simple but had all basic amenities like geysers, bedding, hygienic tasty home food and clean drinking water with no mosquitoes. Subhash and Sanjana were great organizers and did a wonderful job. We are coming back for more.. Kudos to Thrillophilia.
Rated : 5.0
This is one of the best trekks which I have covered so far . Lot of amazing scenery. On the way Waterfalls . Stay might not be good and you can't expect it to be good as it is in remote area. But can increase number of washrooms though.
What is the best time to go for Kudremukh trek?
The best time to visit Kudremukh for trekking is during winters that is from November to February. The temperature during this time ranges from 14 to 33 degree Celsius which makes it very pleasant during Kudremukh trekking.
Monsoons is also a good time for Kudremukh trek as you get to see the most beautiful sight with lush green hills and beautiful valleys. Truly a treat to your eyes
What kind of clothes and equipment should I carry for Kudremukh Trekking?
Backpack with broad straps, Raincoat/Poncho, Personal medications and toiletries, Sweater/ jackets, Sports shoes, Flashlight with extra batteries, Sunscreen/cap, Track pants and full sleeve cotton T-shirt, Torch, Goggles, Mosquito repellents are sufficient for the trek to Kudremukh.
What is the level of difficulty of Kudremukh trekking?
Will food and safe drinking water be provided during Kudremukh trek?
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner will be provided.
What is the level of fitness expected from the participants before heading towards their trek to Kudremukh?
You need to be in a good physical condition before the start of the trek. You should be able to jog 4.5 kms in 30 minutes to make your lungs strong to bear the high altitudes. Minimum age for this trek is 12 years.
What is the total trek distance?
The total trek distance to and fro is 22 Kilometres. You start trekking from Kudremukh base camp and trek till Kudremukh Peak. One way is 11 Kilometres trek.
Are PickUp and Drop facilities available from Bangalore?
Yes, pickup and drop facilities are available from Bangalore. This is included in your package. The first pickup is scheduled at 4:30 PM from Rajaji Nagar at Navarang theatre. The second pickup is at 4:45 PM from Yashawanthpur metro station, Bangalore. You will be dropped back to Bangalore on Day 2 after completion of your trek
Is this trek safe for Solo Travlers and Female Travelers?
Kudremukh is a very safe place and one of the most preferred destinations for trekking amid female and solo travellers. Many of our guests are female and solo travellers and we take special care of their safety. Separate dormitory or tents are provided to men and women to keep them comfortable and at ease.
How can i reach Kudremukh Peak?
You will reach Kudremukh Peak through trekking. You will begin your trek from Kudremukh base camp at 9 AM. En route, the beautiful hills to the peak of Kudremukh and have lunch on your midway. Once you reach the Peak, get smitten by the gorgeous scenery around from the top of the hill.
What is Kudremukh famous for?
Kudremukh is famously known for its national park. The Kudremukh National Park is the 2nd largest protected areas in the Western Ghats which is spread over an enormous 600 square Kilometres region. It is home to macaques, Malabar giant squirrels, langurs, chitals, and barking deer. Tigers, wild dogs, leopards, and jackals can be spotted here which looks magnificently beautiful.
The five sacred ponds near Kudremukh are other attractions of this place. Naga Teertha, Rudra Teertha, Amba Teertha, Varaha Teertha, and Vasishtha Teertha are the most popular pilgrimages in the town. Tourists from all over India, visit Kudremukh to enjoy the breezy magnificence of Hanuman Gundi Waterfall which is a spectacular spot to spend your evening. Other than these, Kudremukh is world famous for trekking.
Tourists from all over the globe visit Kudremukh for trekking which includes hiking through the gorgeous hills and valleys. The scenic view around the place is breathtaking which will remain with you forever. The beautiful landscapes is a huge crowd puller that attracts thousands of visitors for Kudremukh Trek. In all, this beautiful town has a lot to offer especially to people who love to spend time amid the beauty of Mother Nature.
What are the inclusions in the package?
Your trek to Kudremukh package includes a guide who will tell you all the dos and don’ts which you need to follow during the trek. He will accompany you throughout the trek. A first aid kit is included in the package in order to meet any minor medical needs like cuts, bruises, etc.
A bonfire is also included (subject to availability) in the package. Your transportation from Bangalore and then back to Bangalore after the trek is also included. Apart from these, all the accommodation arrangement in a homestay or camping as per your preference. Fill-in yourself with all meals provided during the trek like breakfast, lunch, and dinner along with tea & coffee.
What are the attractions of trek to Kudremukh?
On Day 1 of your trek to Kudremukh, you will first reach the renowned Kudremukh National Park. It is one of the major attractions in the South. The Kudremukh National Park is beautified with high rising peaks and natural beauty which is studded with a surfeit of flora and fauna. The picturesque routes for trekking, overseeing the luxuriant grasslands is simply breathtaking. This wildlife protected space is the 2nd largest tropical wet forest in the Western Ghats zone.
If you are an animal admirer, then nothing can be better than starting your trek from this national park. The visuals of barking deer, Malabar giant squirrels, chitals, macaques and langurs playing around in open space are treated to eyes. You may even spot wild dogs, jackals, tigers, and leopards roaming around in the jungle. Seeing them in the comfort of the place where they belong to, gives a sense of peace to the eyes and mind. Along with the animals, Kudremukh National Park is home to various kinds of flora and fauna.
To name a few of the flora species, Casuarinas, Grevillea Robusta, Eucalyptus, and Acacia Auriculiformis are found here which are hard to find in any other places. Kudremukh National Park is home to diverse species of birds too which makes it an actual habit of all sorts of animals, birds, and flora. Some of the beautiful birds which you can spot at the park are Malabar Whistling Thrush, Imperial Pigeon, Malabar Trogon and Great Pied Hornbill.
These birds are rare and seeing them is truly heart rendering. The next attraction on your trek is the Kudremukh Peak itself. Situated at an altitude of 1894 metres above the sea level, Kudremukh Peak is truly a heaven for the naturists and trekkers who love to spend some time in the glorious lap of nature. The diversity in flora and fauna, mountains and lush green paths makes it an ideal place to be, away from the noisy city life.
The view from Kudremukh Peak is breathtaking. The scene of unspoiled blue clouds hovering over the gigantic Arabian Sea, the smooth glittery water and the dense forest is unforgettable. Amid the most unique characteristics of Kudremukh Peak is the myriad landscapes which you see while you trek towards the peak. The tall bamboo shrubs, rolling hills, and gushing streams make it one of the most talked about places especially among the trekkers.
The next attraction that you will see once you get back to the base camp of Kudremukh after your trek on Day 2 is the nearby waterfall. Your visit to the beautiful waterfall can be the best way to relax your body after the entire day of the trek. A dip at the smooth falling water is a great way to unwind and calm your tired body. The scintillating cool water, flora and fauna and the sight of the deep dense forest take you away from all your worries. After your quick escape to this nearby waterfall, you move ahead with your final destination- Bangalore.
What are the other attractions near Kudremukh?
Some other attractions that can be seen near Kudremukh are-
1) Jamalabad Fort
Around 87 Kms from Kudremukh, the glorious Jamalabad Fort is a primeval hilltop rampart. Built by Tipu Sultan in the year 1794, this fort was earlier known as Narasimha Ghad, denoting the Granite Hill on which this fort was built. These days, Jamalabad Fort has become a popular tourist destination, especially amid trekkers. The top of this fort offers stunning panoramic views of the entire Kudremukh range which is breathtakingly beautiful. The sunrise and sunsets are the highpoints of this place.
Built on the River Lakya, the famous Lakya Dam is situated on the borders of the town. It is a check dam which is a tributary to river Bhadra. Lakya Dam offers spellbinding scenic beauty as it is made in the backdrop of lush green forests, hilly landscapes, and gushing river. It is an ideal place to spend a quiet evening along with your family as the scenic beauty of sunset amid the shiny water is simply beautiful and immortal.
This is the place of origin of three rivers- Tunga, Netravati and Bhadra. Gangamoola, which is also known as Varha Parvata is located within the borders of Kudremukh National Park which overall enhances the beauty of the place. The Temple of Goddess Bhagvati and Lord Varha made in a small cave, from where 1 of the 3 river starts is a prevalent attraction here. You can reach Gangamoola after a trek of approximately 2 km which comes between Sringeri and Kudremukh.
4)Hanuman Gundi Falls Hanuman Gundi Falls is one of the most famous waterfalls around Kudremukh. It is about 15 kilometres away from the town, which is nestled amid the hilly region of Karkala and Lakya Dam. Also famous as Sustainable Falls, it falls from an enormous height of 100 ft. on natural boulders and rocks which creates majestic views. A staircase of 300 steps needs to be climbed in order to reach Hanuman Gundi Falls. Every step is worth it once you see the magnificence of this place. The best time to visit the fall is during monsoons when the lake is swollen with water and this waterfall showcases its beauty in the best possible way.
5)Rock Cut Garden
The Rock Cut Garden is a beautiful man-made garden which is located at the lovely Kemmanagundi Hill Station. Made in order to preserve the beauty, elegance, and charm of Mother Nature, this gorgeous garden has a lot to offer. The assortment of flowers is the major attraction for tourists. The views of the empyrean mountain range and the stunning valleys surrounding Bhadra Reservoir are surreal. Truly a heaven for the natural beauty admirers.
Merely a few kilometres from Kudremukh, Kalasa is known for its primeval Kalasehwara Temple which is devoted to Lord Shiva. Located on the banks of Bhadra River, this small temple town means a vessel or pot which is thought to have come into reality during the marriage of Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva. Other than the temple, Kalasa is famous for its extensive Ayurveda and coffee plants.
Can you tell me about Kudremukh in detail?
Situated in the Western Ghats at a district of Chikmagalur, Karnataka, Kudremukh is a beautiful hill range which is famous for its mineral wealth and biodiversity. It is known to be the largest reserve in Karnataka for the tropical green wet forest which is popularly called as the Kudremukh National Park. Kudremukh is named after a peak which looks like a Horse’s Face.
Mostly, all the tourist who visit Kudremukh fall in love with it immediately.
The pleasant and cool atmosphere of this place compliments the refreshing hills, rolling valleys, and scintillating waterfalls. This surreal place is on the wish list of numerous nature lovers, who come to explore this peaceful town, which was once the melting pot of diverse cultures and scenic beauty. Being home to various attractions in the close by vicinity, Kudremukh lures thousands of tourists not only from India but also from all parts of the world. A lot of things, places, and natural beauty contribute to the popularity of Kudremukh.
One such contributing factor is Trekking. Kudremukh provides one of the finest nature trails for trekking which looks stunning from all sides. Kudremukh Trekking has encouraged tourism in folds which has now become one of the must-visit places, especially for the trek lovers. The breathtaking views of emerald landscapes and mountains make it a heaven, away from all the noise and materialistic world. The entire scenery of the grassland interposed with slender strips of jungles provides an amazing vista for the trek to Kudremukh.
The abundance of fresh air and the trek to the highest point enlivens the body and calms your soul. Well, that is the charisma of Kudremukh which has the ability to relax and unwind even the most tired souls. Other than Kudremukh trek, the availability of various attractions in the vicinity makes this place even more special. The first attraction is the Kudremukh National park which is home to a gigantic array of animals, birds, flora, and fauna.
A view of this place gets you closer to nature and its habitat in the purest way. The pristine rivers and waterfalls enhance the beauty of Kudremukh even further. The ancient temples and rich culture speaks a lot about the people and their inner beauty. Kudremukh has at least something for each kind of traveller, making it one of the most preferred holiday destinations and an exciting weekend getaway for the tourists. A great place to explore with family, friends, lover and even solo.
Is Kudremukh trek open?
Kudremukh Trek is open throughout the year. Although, the timings are from 06:00 am to 06:00 pm. The place doesn’t welcome anyone for camping but you can trek back to base and set up your camp. However, the best time to go for trekking in Kudremukh is from the month of March to May.
Why it is called Kudremukh?
‘Kudre’ is a Kannad word pronounced correctly as ‘Kudure’ which means a horse. The mountain is called Kudremukh, because of the resemblance of it to a horse face.
Why is Kudremukh famous?
Kudremukh is famous for its natural beauty. People like to trek through the trails of mountains to enjoy the pleasant climate which remains soothing throughout the year. Settled on the western ghats gives the mountain a bounty of the excellent flora and fauna. Moreover, it is located at a height of 1,895 meters from sea level, which presents great views of the surrounding vegetation. Lastly, the mountain has a peak shaped like a horse face popularising it further.
Is camping allowed in Kudremukh?
Yes, camping is allowed at the base of the mountain Kudremukh. However, you can only trek to the peak and come back to your base camp for the overnight stay. The trekking is also bound by the timings which are 06:00n am to 06:00 pm.
How can I go to Kudremukh from Mangalore?
You can hire a cab or drive on your own from Mangalore to Kudremukh. It is at a distance of 100 KM by road and there is no direct service of local transport from Mangalore to Kudremukh. However, you can find various connecting buses and reach Kudremukh.
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