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
Start Date  14/12/2018
End Date  16/12/2018
SHORT ITINERARY
  • Start from Bangalore

First Day

  • Reach Balgal
  • Jeep ride to Mullodi hills homestay
  • Fresh-up and breakfast at homestay
  • Start the trek
  • Reach top
  • Have packed lunch
  • Back to homestay
  • Campfire

Next day

  • Start from homestay
  • Waterfalls visit
  • Back to Bangalore.
MANDATORY THING TO CARRY
  • Two liters of water bottles
  • Rain coat
  • Torch (with New Batteries)
  • One cover sheet – Good to have one
  • A cap
WEAR
  • Cargo/track pants -2
  • T-shirt -2
  • Shoes, Socks
  • Personal medication kit
  • Soap
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Sunscreen
  • Rain Coat/Poncho
INCLUDED
To and Fro journey Accommodation
Two breakfasts (Saturday, Sunday) One lunch (Saturday)
One dinner (Saturday) Bonfire
Guide Jeep ride to homestay
Forest permit Snack/Power packs for trek
Lots and lots of FUN.
NOT INCLUDED
Lunch (Sunday)
Dinner (Friday/Sunday)
Any personal purchases.

 

Additional information

locationKudremukh, Karnataka
duration2 DAYS – 2 NIGHTS
age12 – 45 Years
group-size30 People Max
trek distance22 KM
difficulty levelModerate to Difficult
1

Day 1:

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.

2

Day 2:

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.

3

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 TankOpp. 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

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Tour Reviews

4.89 based on 28 reviews
June 5, 2018

Nice trek

June 5, 2018

I had an amazing Trek in Kudremukh along with my friends. Thanks to the Nature Walkers team for the planning & guidance throughout the journey. Special thanks to Hemant Bhau 🙂

I’m glad I chose Kudremeukh as my first Trekking expedition. It was such a beautiful place to explore.

For the first time trekkers I would say Kudremukh is not an easy trek, though the difficulty can be overcome if an individual invests some time in preparation for the same.

Thanks again NW Team. Keep up the good work & I hope we meet again in the near future.

Regards,
Hirak

June 12, 2018

It was an amazing experience. I was really impressed with how outdoor coordinators(NW team) were extremely patient and helpful. Apart from the fact that trekking 22 km is a tiring affair, everything else was mesmerising, the view, the stay, the food, the ambience. I would definitely recommend this trek to test your limits and have an amazing time!

June 19, 2018

I had the expectation of having an amazing time and wonderful trek..And it exceeded my expectations.. Also the crew of Nature Walkers make sure we are fine and mingle with everyone individually..
So to sum up.. Thanks a lot for this!
Hope to have many more treks and adventures with you guys

June 19, 2018

Sad start but happy ending.

We couldnot get the pass for the Kudremukh trek , so I was certainly disheartened. Having said that we went to an alternate trek of Bavikunda, which is quite easy and provides a good panoramic view at the top.

The trek coordinators handeled the situation gracefully and there was no chaos during change of plans.

The visit to a local waterfalls area was probably the best thing that have happened in the journey.

I have been to enough trips and treks to say that ‘abhilash’ (the trek coordinator) kept eberyone going and he gave his cent percent involvement in the trip to make it worth for everyone else.

It was a good trip at the end.

Thanks Nature Walkers

June 19, 2018

Amazing experience with Nature walker trek group. Organizers were helpful all the time.

View from the summit is breathtaking. Enjoyed every moment of the trip. Stay, food and games were excellent.

June 19, 2018

kudos organisers !you gave us a sweet n memorable trek. Hope you guys plan for more treks.

June 19, 2018

This was the perfect weekend trip, and was very accommodating to foreigners! The hike was beyond beautiful and well-prepared with more food and fun surprises than you would believe. Even more than the itinerary, though, the fun group activities made it like a friend group who had known each other for a long time on a trip to explore the outdoors. The guides went out of their way to make sure everyone was having fun and even added in extra stops so that every single moment was enjoyable and entertaining! I would recommend this trip to everyone, don’t miss out on an amazing experience! If you are lucky enough to get Abhilash as one of your guides, you are definitely in for a treat!

June 19, 2018

Spent perfect weekend. All thanks to the organizers Abhilash and Lavanya. Though we couldn’t visit Kudremukh, the alternative plan was good. Visit to waterfall was amazing. Surprise call to Belur was just coool. Hope to trek more peaks with Nature walkers.

June 19, 2018

Great trek with superb guide……The trekking was amazing, the view were so good completely worth it. Abhilash was so helpful and kind, he was very friendly! Definitely the best tour guide in Kudremukh. This was the best part here… Hope to see you for next adventure….

June 19, 2018

This was my first trekking experience and Nature Walkers did not disappoint me on that. Had a great experience and have collected so many memories for lifetime. Abhilash was great as a coordinator and a great person to hang out with. The view from the peak, the waterfalls, bonfire and the fun we had during the travel is unforgettable.
Have made good friends from the trip.

Really looking forward to have a trip in future with Nature Walkers. 😍

June 19, 2018

The trip started with calling yourself as a nature Walker..tht itself gives a feel of explorer ..it was my first trekking experience.and being an introvert..communication was never an issue..special wow to abhilash..the trip coordinator ..is full of energy…and we can see him engaging with everyone to keep the moral going…definitely worth .for a weekend ..u guys were amazing ..keep spreading happiness…hope u meet sometime again…

June 19, 2018

Trek to Kudremukh was a well spent long weekend. We couldn’t have asked for a better scenery and greenery in the trek.
Spotting a peacock dancing in the wild was icing on the cake.
Kudos to group leader Hemant for keeping everyone motivated and entertained.
Looking forward for the next Trek with NW.

June 19, 2018

“Its all about the Journey, not the destination”
This quote holds really well with this trip. We had an amazing fun with the co trekkers with variety of fun activities and games which involves each and every person and express themselves and have loads of fun!

And when the destination also adds more to the trip! Its a double bonus 😀 😀
The trek was beautiful with green mountains on all the sides, it is an easy trek and anyone can do it. we were also taken to a waterfall nearby the homestay which was amazing!
I couldn’t ask more from this trip 😀 😛

June 19, 2018

Thanks Nature Walkers…
I wanted to do the Kudremukh trek from the moment i laied my eyes on the pics. The view is so awesome it has no words to describe, the only thing you can do is experience it.
And the experience with nature walkers made it 10 time more awesome.The trip was full of energy and fun. Found new good friends also. After this treck i want to do as many treks as possible with nature walkers.
I will always remember the trip and the people who were part of it.
Special thanks to Hemant and Sailesh.

June 19, 2018

One of the best trips I have ever been to especially with a bunch of strangers…. And yes the view and the destination was totally worth the effort we put into a day’s trekking… The coordinators couldn’t have been more supportive and engaging , special thanks to Abhilash and Lavanya ofcrc who ensured all the people traveling bonded well with one another….. Looking forward to an another trip by Nature Walkers already.. 😇 Can’t wait… 😉

June 19, 2018

My first solo trek with Nature Walkers and a memorable experience for lifetime. What else I could have asked for in the extended weekend!! The journey started with briefing about yourself to strangers and ended at being friends with them. Trek was beautiful and the journey to the peak is cherisable. Organizers Hemant and Shailesh were simply fantastic. They made sure we are full of energy and kept motivating us throughout the journey. Had a great time and looking forward for more such treks!!

June 20, 2018

Had a wish of trekking Kudremukh for last 2yrs and finally did it last weekend with Nature Walkers. It was an amazing trek and u can have an experience of a monsoon trek from here.. the trekkers were awesome and fun loving.. had a great time with them..
And special mention to Hemant and Sailesh from Nature walkers who made the trip a memorable one.. Looking forward to many more treks with you guys..

June 20, 2018

This was my 6th trek and the first with Nature Walkers. What made this trek special to me wasn’t the well planned itenary, or the light and yummy food at the homestay, or the scenic beauty of Kudremukh. These things were perfect and flawless so sure need to acknowledge these as well.
What made it special is the attention which Hemant and Shailesh gave to each and every detail and to each and every trekker.
Every moment of the trip is something to remember, weather it was the initial intro during our journey to the base, or our ride back home where we danced all the way.
I came solo but I went back with many friends and an experience to remember.
These guys work with all their heart and ensure that you go back all smiling and leave you with a hangover of smile. I could write an essay on things that were comepletely unique but will hold my horses for now.
God bless you guys ! Thank you for this beautiful experience.

June 20, 2018

Kudremukh trek was the perfect weekend trip. It was a well deserved break from our stressful busy routine. It was beyond my imagination of how nature walkers would organise this trip for us. We literally had nothing to do except enjoy the whole weekend. The views from the peak was overwhelming😘. Kudos to Hemanth😎 and Shailesh😎 and the forest official guide😎 for an amazing trek and for keeping us safe every minute.
Also there were lot of fun surprises for us like campfire which was such a relief for our sore feet after long and exhausting trek, and visiting belur temple( the big surprise) , and the ecstatic dancing in the bus…
Also nature walkers is like a platform for meeting new people with similar interests. None of the other members were in my age group, but not even for a minute I felt like I was left out.
I went to kudremukh with a bunch of strangers and we all came back as a family. I recommend this kudremukh trek to everyone especially to youngsters who wants to travel with their friends. You’ll be in for a treat!!

June 21, 2018

Had an amazing time at Kudremukh trekking the Bhavikonda trail!
As I sit back and recall , it looks like the last weekend passed with a blink of an eye. It all started with few known faces but as the journey continued all became familiar, if not by names at least by the adjectives.
The fun games, bonfire, visit to the waterfall and trek leaders Abhilash and Lavanya added more colors and beauty to the trek.
Overall a perfect solution for a boring long weekend. Thank you Nature Walkers for making it possible

June 21, 2018

I had an absolutely fabulous time with NatureWalkers!!! Everything, every place and everyone was so wonderful.!! The homestay, the food, bonfire night …everything more than exceeded my hopes. Every moment was filled with something interesting – I can barely remember what we did from the beginning.
The scenery was fantastic and my eye witnessed the heaven..!!!!
Managing a group of people has its unique challenges, but everything went very smoothly. It was a great group of people.
Thanking you… Hemant, Shailesh and Amogh[YO…🤘] so very much for your attention to our happiness and satisfaction. Truly a wonderful trek, an unforgettable experience. I hope to come on another of your trekking and would recommend your treks to “Any” active person – anytime.
Outstanding, fun and action packed…!!!👍

June 21, 2018

I had an absolutely fabulous time with NatureWalkers!!! Everything, every place and everyone was so wonderful.!! The homestay, the food, bonfire night …everything more than exceeded my hopes. Every moment was filled with something interesting – I can barely remember what we did from the beginning.
The scenery was fantastic and my eye witnessed the heaven..!!!!
Managing a group of people has its unique challenges, but everything went very smoothly. It was a great group of people.
Thanking you… Hemant, Shailesh and Amogh[YO..🤘] so very much for your attention to our happiness and satisfaction. Truly a wonderful trek, an unforgettable experience. I hope to come on another of your trekking and would recommend your treks to “Any” active person – anytime.
Outstanding, fun and action packed…!!!👍

June 25, 2018

It was an amazing experience. Trek leaders( Sheesha Vittal and Anupam Ghosh ) are very kind, joyful and helpful. Homestay experience is really nice. I enjoyed every single moment in this trip. I would suggest people do visit this Kudremukh trek, it would be fun filled and action packed!!

June 27, 2018

Life time memories

June 28, 2018

Kudremukh is one of the most beautiful place i ever been. Excellent organisation by nature walkers. The homestay jeep drive everything was perfect. Special thanks to shreesha and anupam our trek leads nice persons ever met. Other than trek they made this trip full of fun and memories. Spent the most memorable time with the whole trek group.

June 29, 2018

Kudremukh trek was a really fun and amazingggg trek. Though the 24km climb and return was tiresome, the trek leaders (Anupam and Shreesha) really kept the group together, encouraged and motivated us. They made sure that we reached places on time and also conducted various games and activities. Homestay was the best! Food was amazing! Cheers to the organising team ! Hope to be a naturewalker.forever.

September 18, 2018

It is awesome trek. We did it last weekend. trek leaders were helpful and supportive. They made sure that we reached places on time and also conducted various games and activities. The trek leaders (Karthik and Anupam) really kept the group together, encouraged and motivated us. Thanks to leaders.
Trekkers were also good, friendly lot of fun.

Thanks
Naturewalker Suvankar.

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