Gear Up! The best view comes after the hardest climb. This 22 km trek is a must to do trek if you are in Karnataka and is often called Trekkers paradise.
Kudremukh is a small village situated at a separation of 96 km from the district of Chikmagalur and concerning 335 km from Bangalore. Renowned for the Kudremukh National Park, Kudremukh is the largest reserve of tropical wet evergreen timberland in Karnataka and the birthplace of three crucial rivers Bhadra, Netravati and Tunga. The locale is home to langurs, macaques, barking deer, Malabar giant squirrels and chitals, Leopards, tigers, jackals, and wild dogs.
Kudremukh in Kannada is 'horse-confront' which resembles its shape which alludes to a specific pleasant perspective of a side of the mountain that appears to be indistinguishable to horse confront. There are flooding streams that need to be crossed, dark woodlands with crisp brown leaves fallen underneath, bamboo bushes tall enough to touch the sky, rolling green hills and finally, the pinnacle itself, where blustery winds can blow you off your feet while the scenery below blows your mind.
It is an ideal place for trekking and an overnight journey from Bangalore makes it the most convenient destination for weekend getaways.
Day 1: Start of Safarnama Trip: Kudremukh Park and Somavati Waterfalls
Get picked up on Saturday morning from different spots at different times.
06:00 AM: Baroda Bank, Koramangala or
06:30 AM: New Shanti Nagar hotel
07:00 AM: (Hard rock café) MG road
Begin your exciting journey to Kudremukh. En-Route has breakfast and lunch.
Visit Kudremukh Park.
Come back to the homestay to freshen up by Jeep.
Afterward, proceed with your trip to popular Somavati Waterfalls and let natural water make your body relax.
Come back to homestay freshen up and enjoy your time with tea and snacks
Later, at night relish the local cuisine.
Enjoy the bonfire. Make friends for life and retire for the day.
Day 2: The biggest views come after the hardest climb: Hike to Kudremukh Peak
Wake up early, get ready for a new day and new adventure.
Fill your empty stomach and proceed by 7:30 from the campsite for Kudremukh Climb.
Once you reach the top, have packed lunch and enjoy the panoramic view.
Trek down to arrive at the base and reach the campsite to freshen up. Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee along with snacks.
Have dinner and settle yourself for your return journey to Bangalore.
Wind up the tour after you get dropped back in the morning.
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 permission, sometimes it happens that we do not get 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, Safarnama 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.
Accommodation would be provided in Homestays. There are separate rooms for boys and girls.
Mandatory things to carry:
2Ls of Water Bottle
Good Traction Shoes
Personal Medical Kit
Extra Trousers & Inner-wears
· Forest permission
· Local and experienced guides and trip facilitators
· First aid kit
· Jeep ride to Homestay
· To and fro Journey
· 1 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch & 2 dinners
· Lots and Lots of Fun
Cargo/track pants -2
Personal medication kit
Any extra expense
Anything which is not mentioned in the itinerary
Pick up and drop from Bangalore in a vehicle and the type of vehicle depends on the size of the group. (TT pushback)
Points to Note:
The route through jungles is infested with leeches. The dense jungles house several species of poisonous snakes. Protective ankle-length footwear and long trousers are a must on the trek
The amenities along this route are basic. The trekker is advised to carry adequate water and beverages
The route passes through a wildlife reserve. The trekker is advised to avoid littering the route and to keep noise levels to the minimum.
Carrying torches and insect repellents are essential on this trek.
Avoid consumption of alcohol or any other intoxicating products during the entire trip.
If cancellations are made 5-15 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
If cancellations are made 2-4 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
If cancellations are made within less than 2 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be canceled and in such cases, the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However, no refund will be provided for the same.