As trekking is becoming one of the most common and trendy means of adventure sports, therefore today we have got a complete guide for Kudremukh trek for you all.
Kudremukh is a mountain range located 318 kms from bangalore. . It got its name from a kannada word which means horse shaped.It is a mountain range of the western ghats and is also a part of the Kudremukh National park.
Kudremukh is located in the Chikkamagaluru district of Karnataka.It is a distance of about 93 kms from the nearest city of Mangalore. From Bangalore, it is approximately318 kms away.
Why to do kudremukh Trek
Although there are many reasons to do kudremukh trek but some of the main reasons are follows:
The best hills that could be trekked on-
The trek to kudremukh has one of the best hills in which you could have ever trekked.
Mystic and beautiful valleys-
During your trek, you will find all the mesmerising valleys which you will walk and pass through.
Uncountable river streams-
In the trek you will find a number of streams of water flowing alongside you and will bring a peace that cannot be explained in words
Flora and Fauna-
None other than the variety of flora and fauna that you would surely regret if you would miss this trek.
How to reach kudremukh
We can reach Kudremukh from Mangalore only through Bus or taxi service.
The nearest station to Kudremukh is at Mangalore which is 93 kms away from it.
To reach Kudremukh through flight, Mangalore port is the nearest airport to kudremukh which is 90 km away from it. From Mangalore,you can take any means of road transport to travel to kudremukh.
To reach Kudremukh through railways, again, Mangalore has the nearest railway station to Kudremukh which is 93 km away from it.
Both the airport and railway station of mangalore are well connected with major cities of India.
Best time to go for kudremukh trek
The temperature in the western Ghats is moderate throughout the year although it is abit hot during summers so , the months from june to february are the most favourable time for trekking in the kudremukh region as the temperature is moderate and there are a variety of festivals that you can join in while you are here for the trek.
How difficult is kudremukh trek
The kudremukh trek is about 18-20 kms long and it is generally completed in two days. The height of the peak of the kudremukh hill is about 6207ft, and it is the third largest peak in Karnataka.So considering the circumstances, terrain and the average time which is generally required for the trek, it can be considered of moderate difficulty.
Since the climatic conditions of Kudremukh are very favourable for trekking, this fact can’t be denied that even keeping about the difficulty in mind, this trek is worthy enough to bring in a family as a vacation trip or a refreshment from the concrete world.
The process of kudremukh trek
Mullodi village is the starting point of the kudremukh trek which is at a distance of 15 km from kalsa.
The trek for kudremukh peak is divided into three different section or parts:
- From the forest office to Ontimara, which are five kilometres apart from each other and it takes about 2 hours for passing this trail.
- From Ontimara to the final stretch, which are 3 km apart from each other. It requires 1 hour for the completion of this trip.
- From the final stretch to the Kudremukh peak,which is 1 km apart and takes around 30 minutes for its completion.
After this , you will be heading back towards your homestay.
The next day you can go to the somavati falls, which is not a very long trek though. On this day, you can go to other famous place that this place offers you like:
- – Kudremukh national park.
- – Hanuman Gundi falls
- -Janta market
- -Kadambi falls
And much more..
About local people and festivals
The people of Kudremukh are from kuruba tribe.Earlier they lead a nomadic life. The people of Kudremukh are cordial and live a simple life. They celebrate many festival here and Karavali festival and Navratri are specially popular here.The people here are welcoming towards the tourists and allow them to participate in the festivals, so it would be waste not to visit this place even once.
So, at last I would like to recommend you this trek with all my wishes of you visiting this place soon.