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Kudremukha Trek

Fri, 3 Nov 2017 9:30PM - Sun, 5 Nov 2017 8:00PM
Rs 3300
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Destination Info: Kudremukha is one of the most famous trekking destinations in Western Ghats of South India. The place derives its name from the shape of the hill, which resembles the face of a horse, or as it is depicted in the local language – Kudre Mukha horse face. The Kudremukha range falls in the Chikkamagalur district, with dense forests that are evergreen owing to the high rainfall in the area. The Kudremukha National Park falls on the ridge of the Western Ghats and is rich in wildlife. It is known for its biodiversity and is one of the 34 hot spots picked by UNESCO for ecological conservation. Kudremukha Wildlife Sanctuary Park is spread over an area of about 600 sq. km and at an altitude of 1,894 m above sea level. The region is full of lush green forests interspersed with rivers, grassy slopes, rare orchids Seethale, caves, ruins. The park possesses rich flora and fauna mostly evergreen and semi-evergreen forests with shola-grassland habitat at elevations of 1400 meters above sea level. Though these hills are accessible throughout the year, the best time for trekking is from October to May, after the rains, when the hillside is lushly covered in verdant greenery and the mountain streams are flowing in full spate. The Shola grasslands help in feeding the major rivers with perennial mountain streams emptying into them. There are many established trekking and hiking trails in these mountains as the British had declared this area as a Reserved Forest in 1916, and it has been popular ever since for trekking.


Day 0: 

  • 09:30 PM  Pick up starts from Bangalore. 
  • Pickup Points will be decided based on the convenience of the entire group.
  •  Contact details of Trek leader will be shared on registration. You can co ordinate with Trek leader a day before the departure.
  • After the last pickup, the Overnight Journey of about 380 km begins with the headcount. The trip leader will give a brief Introduction about the trekking destination.

Day 01:

  • 05:30 AM Reach Homestay at Mullodi. Refresh.
  • 08:30 AM Have Breakfast and carry packed lunch.
  • 12:30 PM Reach peak and have lunch.
  • 02:00 PM Resume trek and descend.
  • 06:00 PM Reach Mullodi stay.
  • 07:30 PM Enjoy snacks followed by dinner.

Day 02:

  • 06:30 AM Wake up to watch the sunrise.
  • 08:30 AM Have breakfast and checkout.
  • 10:30 AM Depart to Bangalore.
  • 01:30 PM Stop for lunch (not included in the package).
  • 02:30 PM Continue journey to Bangalore. 

We leave for  Balgal, Chikkamagalur on a Friday night. This overnight journey from Bangalore to Balgal is breath-taking, where the early birds can see the nature unfolding.

Accommodation: Dormitory with Carrying  Mats.

Food: vegetarian and Non-vegetarian.

Transport: Tempo Traveler Non/Ac or Mini Bus Non/Ac depending on group size.

Forest permits: Required and will be arranged.

Things to Remember and Strictly prohibited:

  • Carrying match box, Lighter, Smoking during the trek and consuming Alcohol.
  • Shouting or yelling during the trek.
  • Discarding Plastic and polluting Eco system.
  • Listen to trek leader as it is a remote location.
  • The decision of Trek leader is final considering the safety of the group.
  • Playing in water at waterfalls after the consent of trip leader.


  • Since the whole area is now inside the Kudremukh National Park, one is not allowed to venture into the park without permission. And stay inside anywhere the national park is strictly prohibited.
  • Basic Medical Kit will be available with Trek leader for assistance.


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Things to Carry ​

Things to Carry ​
  • Torch/headlamp , with extra batteries
  • Ankle Shoes / or comfortable shoes with good grip
  • 1 liter Water bottle or hydration pack
  • Backpack 30 liters
  • Rain coat/Poncho
  • Dry fruits, energy bar, chocolates, energy drink, Snacks etc.
  • Personal medication
  • Sweater/ fleece jackets as nights would be cold
  • Extra pair of clothes
  • Toiletry kit
  • Quick dry pants and cotton T-shirt as per Requirement
  • Camera (optional)
  • Sun cap
  • Mixture of Tobacco and snuff solution or salt to avoid leeches

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions & Exclusions


  • Transportation (From / To Bangalore)
  • Trek Fee
  • Visit Somavathi waterfalls
  • Breakfast on Day 1 & Day 2
  • Tea and Snacks Vegetarian on Day 2
  • Pack Lunch on Day 1
  • Dinner on Day 1
  • Accommodation
  • Sleeping bags.

Exclusions :

  • Lunch on Day 2 and Tea/snacks during the journey.

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Destination Info

Destination Info
A quaint hill station near Chikmagalur, Kudremukh is one of the most scenic hills and one of the highest ranges in Karnataka, and is also among the  top destinations for trekking near Bangalore between 300 - 400 Kms along. In fact, it is the third highest after Mulaiyangiri and Baba Budangiri. With a name that literally translates to ‘Horse Face’, the shape of the hill, true to it’s name, looks like the face of a horse.  Image Credits: Flickr - Dhruvaraj A trek along Kudremukh is ... Read More

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