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Kudremukh Trek

Kudremukhis a popular mountain range located in theChikkamagaluru district, in Karnataka. The Kudremukh hill is one of the known trekking spots of Karnataka.Kudremukhahill is 2nd highest peak in Karnataka, after Mullayanagiri, and the 26thhighest peak in the western ghats.The name Kudremukh is derived from the word Kuduremukhain the Kannada language which means 'horse-faced’ and refers to a particularlyattractive view of a side of the mountain that resembles a horse's face. The spot was also called 'Samseparvata' historically since it was reached from Samse village. The Kudremukh Trek starts by exploring a thick forest that is also home to many leeches and earthworms. The trail will lead you to the lush grassland with narrow strips of forests that provide fantastic scenery for a trekker.Kudremukh is an abode to many flora and fauna

Important Information on Kudremukh Trek

Difficulty Level

Trek to Kudremukh mountain in Karnataka is a moderate trek and can be done by a beginner also who has a basic knowledge of trekking. Although one must be very careful while crossing the forest section as it is a slippery path.

Altitude to Cover

  • Kudremukh Summit– 6,213 ft

Weather Conditions

Being in the South Indian region, summer in Kudremukh mountain is hot and humid with a temperature of 36°C to 387°C. The winter season in the months of October to February is cold with a minimum temperature of 14°C to 15°C and the monsoon holds pleasant weather with a minimum temperature of 19°C.

Trek companies

Some famous trekking sites organize trekking camps to Kudremukh Trek and other beautiful sites. These are:

  • BMC Adventures – INR 4,199/person (https://www.bmcadventures.com/)
  • Thrillophilia – INR 2,300/person (https://www.thrillophilia.com/)
  • Treks and Trails – INR 4,200/person (https://www.treksandtrails.org/)
  • Plan the Unplanned – INR 2,899/person (https://www.plantheunplanned.com/)
  • Nature Walkers – INR 2,799/person (https://naturewalkers.in/)
Things to Keep
  • Necessary accessories – Raincoat or Umbrella, water bottle, torchlight, toilet paper, and wet wipes.
  • Refreshments like dried fruits and nuts, biscuits and chocolates, and Packets of instant foods, in case of any emergency.
  • Good quality trekking shoes lightweight with enough grip, and a pair of sandal floaters and slippers.
  • Suitable clothes including a warm jacket, waterproof trek pants, warm thermals, waterproof gloves, woolen, and regular socks
  • Personal medical kit with pills for headache, fever, cough, motion sickness, spray for sprains, band-aid, cotton, and mosquito repellent cream
  • A notebook and pen for writing any important notes.
  • Fully charged camera, extra battery backup.
Food Stops

The KudremukhTrek journey starts in the morning after having breakfast which you can get easily in the nearby restaurants. During the descent trek, after a 15 km distance,one can find restaurants thatserve delicious south Indian food from where you can have lunch. Some of the famous food are Coffee Gudda, Hotel Kamadhenu, Tikka point, etc.

Kudremukh Trek Itinerary

Day 1-

  • Reach Kudremukh National Park at 5:30 a.m.
  • After having breakfast, start trekking to the Kudremukh summit
  • Around 12:30 p.m. reach the Kudremukh summit
  • After having a packed Lunch, explore beautiful grasslands and spectacular landscapes from the Kudremukh Summitand start the descent trek at around 1:00 p.m.
  • Reach the camp at 5:00 p.m.
  • Have dinner in the camp and enjoy the Campfire

Day 2-

  • After breakfast head toward Somavati Waterfalls
  • Explore the cascading Somavati Waterfalls and neighboring market area
  • At 11:00 a.m. start heading back to Bangalore.

Best Time to do Kudremukh Trek

Kudremukh Trek can be accessible throughout the year although the best time to explore KudremukhTrek is during the monsoon and winter season in the months of June to February. During these seasons one can see several cascading small streams, dark montane Shola Forest, tall bamboo shrubs,and lush green valleys.The summers in this area hold a very hot and humid climate hence it is not recommended to travel in summer.

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

What is the best time to trek in the Kudremukh Trek?

The best time for Kudremukh Trek is during the monsoon season between the months of June to Septemberand the winterseason between the months of Octoberto February.

What is the difficulty level of the Kudremukh Trek?

The Kudremukh Trek is a moderate trek and can be done by a physically and mentally fit beginner with basic trekking knowledge.

What is the highest elevation of the Kudremukh Trek?

The highest elevation of KudremukhTrek is 6,213 ft.

What is the total trekking distance of the Kudremukh Trek?

The trekking distance of the Kudremukh Trek is around 21 km.

What is the total duration of the Kudremukh Trek?

The Kudremukh Trek in Karnataka is a 2 days trek.

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