Kudremukh in Kannada means ‘horse-face‘ and refers to an impressive scenic sight of a side of the mountain that looks similar to the face of a horse. It is a small village located at a distance of 96 km from the district of Chikmagalur and about 335 km from Bangalore of Karnataka. Nestled in the Western Ghats, the forest is spread over an area of 600 sq km at an altitude of 1,894 m above sea level. Kudremukh is a pride of the Western Ghats and it is the third highest peak of Karnataka.
During monsoon and post-monsoon the beauty of Kudremukh enhances, it looks no less than a green carpet some also says Kudremukh is Scotland of India.
It is an ideal place for trekking and an overnight journey from Bangalore makes it most convenient destination for weekend getaways. Natural grasslands and dense Shola forests make the greenery of these undulating hills eye-catching.
Please Note: The Forest Permission has changed for this trek. Only 50 Participants are allowed in the mountain range in a Day. Although we try our best to gain the permission, sometimes it happens that we do not get the permission from the forest department. The decision of acceptance and rejection from DF (Department of Forest) happens at the start point check post of the trek based on the count. If in case we do not reach the check post in time to gain permission, naturewalkers would arrange another beautiful trek like Kurinjal or Bavikonda from the same region. We do not wish to change our plan at any cost but considering DF we do not own any control over the national park region.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Bangalore – Kudremukh – Bangalore|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Friday – 7.30pm|
|RETURN TIME||Sunday – 10.30pm|
|MANDATORY THING TO CARRY||
|duration||2 DAYS – 2 NIGHTS|
|age||12 – 45 Years|
|group-size||30 People Max|
|trek distance||22 KM|
|difficulty level||Moderate to Difficult|
Leave from Bangalore late evening. We request you to have some light food before traveling. This trip would be an overnight journey to Kudremukh in which we would have an informal introduction and have fun.
The nearest town to kudremukh is Kalasa, we will be passing through Hassan road to Bellur to Kalasa town and from there to Balgal. Balgal is a small place at the base of Mullodi Hills which is the base of Kudremukh. From Balgal we would be taking a jeep ride to Homestay in Mullodi Hills which is about 6 km from Balgal (base).
The base camp at homestay give a panoramic view of various peaks of Kudremukh. The cold breeze of the Mullodi Hills ignites a joyful experience and prepares you for a wonderful trek.
After fresh-up and breakfast we would embark on our journey to Kudremukh peak. On Course we would pass through about 8-9 water streams, 3-4 jungles and several peaks.
Although there are several water streams in between the trails. We would request you to carry an extra empty bottle which you can fill up to keep yourself hydrated through the trek.
Listening to water flowing, birds flittering and cold breeze makes you closer to nature and motivates you to walk all through the mountains and to the peak. The horse faced i.e. Kudremukh Mountain is visible throughout the trek guiding your destination and inspiring with its beauty.
A steep inclination on the Zig-Zag trail connects you to the last trail that guides you to the peak.
After spending some quality time at the peak, we would start descending through the same path to homestay for a much awaited Campfire and hot dinner. The homestay provides both veg and non-veg food for dinner.
You could also take bath, if you want as hot water is available at homestay.
Next Day :
Next day, will go a small water falls near the homestay. Spend some time in water get freshen up, have breakfast and back to Bangalore.
1) Baroda Bank, Koramangala Water Tank. Opp. Mr Beans – Home Cafe.
Reporting Time: 7.15 PM, Friday, Departure Time: 7.30 PM, Friday
2) New Shanti Sagar Hotel , HAL Road, Near Domlur Bridge.
Reporting Time: 8.00 PM, Friday, Departure Time: 8.15 PM, Friday
3) MG Road, Hard Rock Cafe near Anil Kumble Signal.
Reporting Time: 8.45 PM, Friday, Departure Time: 9.00 PM, Friday