Things To Do in Kudremukh Trek

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Kudremukh Trek:

This trek is literally known for the horse’s face present in Kannada. Actually, the Kudremukh is a home for many flora and fauna, when you reach this place you can spot deers and peacocks on the way amongst other wildlife during trekking. This is a beautiful trek, which is taken across the rolling green hills and the misty valleys. While traveling through the grasslands, forest, and many small streams – you can see,

  • Rolling green hills, 
  • Clouds floating on the mountains, 
  • Forest trails, 
  • Bamboo shrubs, 
  • Dozen waterfalls.

This Kudremukh Peak trek has its own wonder, No wonder it’s called the Himalayas in the south. This scenery will keep changing on the trek and it will surely amaze everyone. While coming under the Chikmagalur District in Karnataka, this trek is one of the most exciting treks present in this region. 

Here you have to cross: 

  • Several cascading 
  • Waterfalls
  • Narrow streams, 

The thickness of the forest depends upon the variety of trees and the whistling of the birds.

This will keep you entertained throughout the trip. And finally, you will reach the peak, this is a picturesque view from the top and the chilled wind will surely blow you out of your mind. And it will make you numb for a few minutes before you regain your consciousness to feel the magic of this place. One day you will feel bored with the city lights in Bangalore, then you have to do one thing just forget everything and join this trip for the weekend trek.

Highlights of Kudremukh Trek :

While taking the trek into the Western Ghats is filled with the cascading waterfalls and narrow streams, forests, and the singing birds to get a beautiful scenic view at the peak.

  • Elniru falls.
  • Local Cuisine 
  • Bella Homestay.

Things to Carry:

  • Surely, a Xerox Copy of your Aadhar of Voter ID (Required for permits)
  • Your essentials during the trek
  • Power Bank
  • Warm Layer/ clothing 
  • Water bottles 
  • Raincoat and Bag covers in case of rains
  • A comfortable pair of shoes.
  • Flip-flops
  • Torch or Headlamp to be used at night
  • Portable charger

Kudremukh Trek Details

The trek to Kudremukh will start from the Forest Department Office after collecting your permits. This Trek is needed to start off as early as 6 AM with strict policies of return time and leave no litter. This is for safety purposes.

Even if you are a beginner, after a few minutes of walking there will be a stream crossing. In the monsoons, the flow and depth of the streams would be quite heavy.

After crossing the stream, there is a slight ascent on a muddy path surrounded by the ferns, there were several shrubs and lush green grass. 

This will continue for around 1 to 1.5 km and then there comes an elevated plain and a stand-alone tree which called Ontimara which means lonely tree.

You have to Wait here for sometime  to see the hills and clouds play peek-a-boo.

 After some time of starting the descent, you can capture and soak in as much as possible. Leech bites,

Heavy rains, 

Gusty winds nothing can stop you. This will give you a thousand memories, a lot of epic captures, and a bunch of new experiences.

The entire trip to Kudremukh valley will open up after some point. The structure of the mountain and the resemblance to horses can be understood clearly by this scene from here. Another left-most part of the mountain will resemble the face of a horse on the front portions is like the stomach and the top like the back of a horse. We will now climb the -horse’s back. 

This part of the mountain and the climb is steep and zig-zag.

The zig-zag steep climb is really a difficult one when comparatively the views encourage to keep going. In the monsoon season, it usually rains a lot, along with winds. 

After that, pause for some time to look around and appreciate how far you have come. The rolling hills, beautiful lush green and full of life, open meadows, the grasslands, everything on the trail was perfect, if you want a perfect trek, this will be that one in India itself.

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