The Pushpagiri or Subramanya Hills (also referred as Kumaraparvatha) is the second highest peak of Kodagu, and sixth highest peak in Karnataka. About 36 kilometres from Somwarpet and 1.5 kilometres from Kumaralli, it is located amid the jungle. Trekking can be done from the base, Bhagati, which is a 10 km, three-hour walk. Otherwise, trekkers can cross Kukke Subramanya, located in Dakshina Kannada district of Pushpagiri Range. The trekking zone can be approached from Pushpagiri or from Kumaraparvata peaks.
The Eastern entrance can be reached from Beedehalli via Heggademane temple and the Western entrance from Kukke Subramanya via Giri gadde. However, the entrance through Beedehalli is less strenuous.
Total Trekking Distance : 20 KMS (Uphill from Somwarpet Side and Downhill towards Kukke Subramanya side. Trekking to KP from Somwarpet Side is less strenuous)
Trekking Difficulty Level : Challenging
Stay : Camping Tents Near Bhatara Mane. Participants should help us to carry Tents (2 People tents weights 2 kgs, Sharing with 2 people)
Note: Washroom Access: Only on Saturday Morning at Standard Hotel. You will have access to toilets (Very basic) near Bhatara Mane.
About 280 kms away from the city Bangalore, Kumar Parvatha is found in the Coorg district of Karnataka. It is the highest peak in the Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary. It is also the 6th highest peak of Karnataka, and one of the best destinations for trekking near Bangalore between 200 - 300 Kms . This towering peak is a part of the beautiful Pushpagiri range of the Western Ghats and is surrounded by lush jungle. This trail is undoubtedly scenic and most stunning escapes of nature, filled with flora and fauna. Image Credits: wikipedia.org ... Read More