Starting Point - Begaluru
Difficulty - Easy
Experience - Beginner
The Kudremukh trek has got everything included in the package. Starting from the beautiful green mountains to some waterfalls it has got everything you can ever desire of. The total distance you will be covering in this trek is 22 kilometres. it is graded as moderate to difficult trek.
A notice from the forest department is that it allows only the first 50 trekkers to trek to Kudremukh trek on the first come first serve basis. So we need to start really very early in the morning. It is very near to Bangalore. A lot of IT professionals come here with their family and friends to chill out in weekends. It is the perfect escape from their boring and hectic lives.
By air – reaching Bangalore is really very easy as it has got an airport. You can get a lot of flights that too direct flights from anywhere to Bangalore.
By bus - a wide range of bus come from different part of the country and this place is well connected.
By train – you can also come by train to Bangalore.
The perfect time to go to trekking is in the months of August and September. The hills are really very green and beautiful. The view is marvellous. You won't feel like going back to your daily routine after coming back from this place.
Though the trails are a bit slippery due to the monsoon season but the path is worth the view from the hilltop. You can also plan your trip in winters but the problem in winters is that the view is not that awesome as in monsoon.
Day 1 – From Bangalore to Elniru falls
The first day is very simple and less tiring as we will be departing from Banglore to the Kudremukh. We will be going to the Elniru falls. The meaning of Elmira is sweet coconut. This is assumed that the water of Elniru falls is as sweet as coconut water.
The path to Elniru falls is muddy and one can ride but you have to go deep to visit Elniru falls. After reaching Elniru falls, you will feel very fresh. the chirping of the bird and the fresh breathe of air is something you will never get in cities.
After spending few hours in Elniru falls, head towards the hotel and rest for the night there.
Day 2 - Trek to Kudremukh
The second day is comparatively tiring than the first day. This day the actual trekking starts. The day also starts early. Wake up early grab some breakfast and head towards the Kudremukh hill.
You will be travelling amidst coffee plantations, the trail is a bit muddy because of the rain but yet adventurous. You will be also crossing some beautiful waterfalls and water streams. Stop at the point where you feel like clicking pictures and having fun.
The trek starts as early as possible this day because the forest department does not allow trekkers to return after a particular time in the evening. The guide will brief you about the whole trek and the do’s and don’t of the trek.
You will be crossing through some lush green shrubs and beautiful water streams this day. The ascends and descends are not that steep here. But one should be prepared for the worst. There are also a lot of leeches on your way. Be careful while trekking and avoid the leeches.
You will also be witnessing some beautiful meadows and sceneries. It's worth all the efforts. The kudremukh peak will be closer and closer as you walk more. The clouds will also be nearer. There is also a steep ascent at the end. So be careful while trekking. There will also be some zig-zag climbs on your way.
But in the end, the whole journey is worth all the efforts. The view from the Kudremukh peak is mesmerizing. You will be completely lost in the scenic beauty of nature. Wait for some time at the peak and then start your journey back to the place where you have started.
Day 3 - Back to Banglore
The beautiful short yet amazing trip has come to an end. This day people will be returning back to their respective places from where they have come. You will be carrying a bundle of memories with you.
The entire trek is graded as a medium to a difficult trek. It is recommended for first-timers. But proper trekking shoes should be worn to avoid any kind of accidents. This trek is easy for people who have already gone to trekkings.
The weather is pleasant. In monsoon and winters, the weather does not drop as much as in the north but you can enjoy the weather a lot. It is not that cold and not that warm. But wear warm clothes all the time.
The accommodation is included in the package. You will be provided with a cozy hotel and a comfortable one. The hotel is very good and peaceful.
ATM is there in Bangalore. It is better to carry cash all the time and not to wait for some ATM in the mountain as you would not get any.
Although most of the things are included in the Kudremukh trek package but still one needs to carry their own things like Rucksack, cotton clothes, good trekking shoes, a warm jacket, Gloves, warmer, woollen or monkey cap covering head and ears, UV rays protected sunglasses, raincoat, extra socks, water bottle, torch, cold cream, sunscreen, toilet soap, towel, Walking Stick medicines that you usually use.
Whatever you think of enjoying in paradise the kudremukh trek has got everything in it. It's like a dream come true after visiting Kudremukh trek. You can see a lot of wild creatures here. You will just be mesmerized in the beauty of nature. You can feel the clouds touching the mountain, the green hills and a lot of beautiful trails through the mountains.
This is something to experience once in a lifetime. The Kudremukh trek is in the district of Karnataka in Chikmanglur. While trekking here you will be crossing a lot of mountains and a lot of beautiful sceneries on you way. Click some beautiful pictures here.