Tough Treks around Bangalore : March 2018
No mountain is high enough for serious trekkers! Their adventure spirit peaks with steep slopes and testing terrain. Here are some tough Treks around Bangalore to keep you going!
1. Kumara Parvatha (KP) Trek and Girigadde Camping By Adventure Adda
About 280 kms away from Bangalore, Kumar Parvatha in the Coorg district It is the highest peak in the Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary. This trail is undoubtedly scenic and most stunning escapes of nature, filled with flora and fauna. The trail starts easy and turns steep over its course of 26 KMS (Distance will be covered in 2 days).
2. Kurangani - Kolukkumalai Trek and Camping By Adventure Adda
Kolukkumalai at 6,800 Feet is the highest organic tea estate in the world. The trek starts from Kurangani village at 3,800 Feet and continues up toward a grassland and then enter the jungle canopy covered forest. From here, the trail is steeply uninterrupted and traverses right into the forest. While hiking through this trail we get mesmerizing views of Kurangani hills and cool breeze continuously hits our face. The moderate to difficult trek covers 28 Kms ( Day 1 - 14 Kms (Kurangani to Kolukkumalai Peak), Day 2 - 14 Kms return to Kurangani (One can also opt for Jeeps for return journey, extra cost sharing basis).
3. Nishani Motte trek By Escape2explore
Nishani Motte, the lesser known mountain peak of Talacauvery/ Branhmagiri range in Coorg, is an unadulterated treat to the eye. This approx. 15 km moderate-trek starts from Bhagamandala forest range and then treading through the paddy fields, to the coffee estate and into the Wildlife Reserve then finally summiting the mountain peak. The monsoon raises the difficulty level, as the pathway gets filled with leeches and makes it difficult to climb. The pathway towards the end is very steep, almost vertical thus, adding a tinge of adventure to make it up to the crest.
4. Sathodi Falls Trek & Ulavi (Dandeli) Cave Exploration By Adventure Adda
Ulavi Caves are a bunch of caves in the Uttara Karnataka District of Karnataka. They offer a continuous circuit of trekking trails that allows you to explore gloriously dark rock caverns in a single day. The six known caves of Ulavi are situated in a tiger reserve. Ulavi is located in western ghats surrounded by thick forest. The moderate trek covers 10 Kms on day 1 to the caves, and 14 Km on day 2 to the Sathodi falls.
5. Banasura Trek By Escape2explore
Banasura is the second tallest mountain in the Wayanad district andThe trek to the Banasura peak navigates through scenic valleys offering splendid views of the Banasura lake perched below. The trek distance is 9 km one way which starts inside the dense forest and continues through steep rocky terrain and plain grasslands with few ridge walks. The final stretch of the peak appears after crossing several hills and the famous Banasura Dam can be seen in the distance.
6. Kurinjal and Bavikonda Trek By Nature Walkers
Kurinjal Trek is one of popular hiking trails located in the Kudremukh National Park in Chikmagalur district, The beautiful valley of the region has several wild animals, tall trees and varied landscapes covered with green vegetation. Also, a beautiful ridge walk towards the peak makes it more than just a trekking experience. The trek distance of 16kms is of moderate to difficult intensity.