My Hikes - Kudremukh Trek
Silk Board: Bengaluru,
Silk Board Flyover 8th Main Road, SBM Colony, Mathikere, Madiwala, Stage 2, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560054, India
Fri 17 Aug, 10:00 PM
Fri 31 Aug, 10:00 PM
Overview: Kudremukh in South Karnataka stands tall at a height of 1894 meters. The name Kuduremukha literally means 'horse-face' (Kannada) and refers to a particularly picturesque view of a side of the mountain that resembles a horse's face.
Known as a paradise for trekkers, the peak offers plenty of mind-blowing sights in the surrounding including the captivating sunset. Tie your shoelaces tight before you trek through the thick forests, green meadows, water streams and valleys.
Kudremukh receives an average annual rainfall of 7000 mm, largely due to the forest types of mainly evergreen vegetation that can be found here. Kudremukh is spread partly over the thick hilly forests near the coastal plains on the western portion and the shola vegetation on the Western Ghats uplands.
Total Trek Distance: 22 Km, Level of Trek: Moderate
DAY 0: Take an overnight journey from Bangalore after getting picked up from the different pickup points as given below.
DAY 1: Reach early at Shamse and from here continue to base in a jeep, where you will be freshening up and having a hot breakfast
The 6 km off road drive is quite thrilling and beautiful
Post breakfast, get ready to start the trek after getting your lunch packed and visit next Somavathi waterfalls if time permits.
Walk through the tropical rainforests, cross a few water streams, small waterfalls, green meadows till you reach the top of the peak
At Kudremukh peak, what you can see would just let you forget everything else and just enjoy and descend back
Reach homestay at 7 pm, have dinner and retire for the day
After breakfast which you will be checking out of the homestay and begin the return journey.
DAY 2: Visit Belur temple and reach Bangalore 8 pm.
As Kudremukh trek comes under wildlife prone region, incase in the entry is denied by forest department, alternate trek or Baamikonda (10kms) can be accessed under Kudremukh division.