Note: Kumara Parvata is banned during summer as per forest department circular.
About Trip :
If you aren’t very new to the world of trekking then you would have heard the name Kumara Parvata being mentioned often. Considered among the toughest treks in South India, It is a perfect mix of physical challenge and natural beauty of the Pushpagiri Wildlife sanctuary.
We start from Bangalore on Friday night and reach Subramanya between 5 and 6 AM on saturday morning. At about 7.30 AM after freshening up, and a quick breakfast, we will proceed to the trailhead, a quarter kilometre long walk away from the Kukke Subramanya temple. A quick introduction and briefing and we begin the first phase of our trek to Bhattara Mane. The trail is a well trod one, and continues for a good 7 kilometers uphill, through thick jungle (Expect leeches in the monsoon and post-monsoon seasons). You know that you're nearing Bhattara mane when the jungle starts growing thinner and the incline becomes less demanding. The trail eventually opens out onto hilly grassland. On an average, this first stretch takes about 3-4 hours to cover.
On reaching Bhattara mane, we will have a quick lunch, a brief rest and then we begin the second stage of the trek (Destination: The Kumara Parvatha Peak). From Bhattara mane, we rejoin the trail and proceed to the first viewpoint. A few minutes to stand in awe (and to click a few pictures) of the majesty of the mountain you are about to conquer and we hit the trail to the Forest Department to finish any formalities. After passing Viewpoint 2, the incline of the trail begins to increase gradually until it remains at a constant angle of about 45-55 degrees with hilly grassland. After about an hour, you will reach the Mantapa, an ancient black stone structure where we will have our first major respite.
What is included in the tour
- 2 Breakfast
- 1 Lunch
- 1 Dinner
- Basic First-Aid Support
- Forest Permissions
- Qualified Instructor from BMC
What is NOT included in the tour
- Anything not mentioned in Inclusion
- Lunch on Sunday
- Any other food during bus travel.
PACK LIGHT, CARRY ONLY WHAT IS NECESSARY
- Personal medication (if any)
- Strong backpack (Preferably water proof)
- Fresh pair of clothes for two days.
- Mosquito Reppellent Cream
- Water bottles (at least 2 liters of water)
- A torch with new batteries (must in case of emergency)
- You can carry Energy Food (Chocolate bars, flavored milk, Electrolyte drinks - Glucose etc.)
- Sunglasses, Sunscreen.
- Camera (Optional)
- Shoes with good grip
09:30 PM - Pick-up from BMC, Indiaranagar
09:45 PM - Pick-up from New Shanthi Sagar hotel, Domlur
10:00 PM - Pick-up from Lifestyle, Magrath road
06.00 AM - Reach - Freshen up - Breakfast
07.30 AM - Start trek to Kumara Parvata
11.30 PM - Have early lunch (or carry - optional)
12:00 PM - Start trekking to peak
04.00 PM - Reach the Peak & explore
04:30 PM - Trek back to camp
07:30 PM - Reach back to camp
09:00 PM - Dinner
06:00 AM - Wake up and freshen up
07.30 AM - Finish breakfast
08.00 AM - Start from Bhattramane
12.00 PM - Reach Kukke
01:00 PM - Start for Bangalore, Have lunch (self-sponsored) on the way.
09.00 PM - Reach Bangalore
Note: Drop points will be the same as pick-up points.