Are you ready to challenge your physical and mental limits !
Kumara Parvatha is not just a trek it's one of those journeys in life that one must embark upon to truly to be one with nature and themselves. Located in Kodagu/Coorg district at an elevation of 5600ft its second highest peak in the state, after Tadiyandamol.
The mountain lies behind the famous Kukke Subramanya temple. A small gate and board act as indicators to the trekking trail that stand behind them.
Once you begin the trek it’s about 2.5- 3 hours before you reach the first major checkpoint, the ascent is through a tropical rainforest that is a part of the Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary. While you’ll be trekking through dense forest, the thick foliage and canopy offers you much needed shade. If you stand still and listen to the forest you’ll hear the forest come alive with various sounds of nature. About an hour and a half of trek and you’ll come across a boulder called Bheema’s rock that serves a 2.5 km milestone on our 7km journey to Bhattaramane.
Once you reach Bhattramane freshen up and have an early lunch soon after which you’ll make your way to the next checkpoint that is Kallumantapa enroute the false peak Sheshaparvatha. Here you can rest and drink delicious stream water that flows just below it. Once you resume the trek, Sheshaparvatha is just 45mins to 1 hour away. According to local folklore Sheshaparavatha is said to protect the Subramanya temple at the base of the mountain.
This part of the journey is simply mesmerizing and we could go into the details of the beauty but that would be an all new article in itself!
Once you reach Sheshaparvatha you’ll witness the majestic Kumara Parvatha at all it’s glory. With the trail descending for a couple of hundred meters, you’ll soon be at the mercy of the mountain and will have to cross a stream and climb a waterfall to reach your goal! THE PEAK!
Local legends say that the worshipped deity Lord Subramanya’s footprint is present at the peak. If you are looking for satisfaction and fulfillment this is a trek that you MUST embark upon to surrender yourself to mother nature who makes sure that you think about nothing else but her.
- Difficulty level : Strenuos
- Trek Length : 28 Kms in total (Two way)
- Altitude : 1714 Meter
- Distance from Bangalore : 260 Kms (One Way)
- Minimum Age : 10 Years
- Maximum Age : 50 Years
- Weather : High 27° Degrees, Low 16° Degrees (November to January)
- Attraction : Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, Kukke Subramanya Temple
- Transport : Non AC Private Coach
- Food : Basic Veg Food (Rice & Sambar)
- Washrooms : Only at Base Camp
- Accommodation Type : Tented Accommodation
NOTE FOR FIRST-TIMERS: YOU WILL BE EXPECTED TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE EFFORT BY CARRYING RATIONS, 1 SLEEPING BAG, AND A PORTION OF YOUR TENT IN ADDITION TO YOUR PERSONAL LUGGAGE. ALSO, NOTE THAT CONDITIONS AND FACILITIES ARE AT A BARE MINIMUM. PACK YOUR LUGGAGE WISELY AND DO COME MENTALLY PREPARED.
What is included in the tour
- Non A/C Transport
- Accommodation in Tents (2/3 Sharing)
- 2 Breakfast
- 2 Lunch
- 1 Dinner
- Freshen up rooms before & after the trek.
- Basic First-Aid Support
- Forest Permissions
- Instructor from BMC
What is NOT included in the tour
- Sunday Dinner
Note: There is a different permission charge for Foreigner & the difference amount should be paid by the participant on spot
PACK LIGHT, CARRY ONLY WHAT IS NECESSARY
- Personal medication (if any)
- Strong backpack (Preferably waterproof)
- Fresh pair of clothes for two days.
- Mosquito Repellent 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
Things Not to Carry:
- Alcohol & Cigarettes
- Tissue Paper / Wet wipes
- Bluetooth Speaker
- Lighter or Matchbox
If participant found carrying any of the above things mentioned on not to carry list will be fined and can be also denied permission for trekking from the Forest Department.
Plastic covers or Bags are also prohibited. Carry your snack & food in a reusable container only.
05:30 AM - Pick-up from BMC, Indiaranagar
05:45 AM - Pick-up from Domlur Sky Walk, Opp to Domlur Bus Stop
06:00 AM - Pick up from Sapphire Toys, Richmond Road (Near Sacred Heart Church)
06:30 AM - Pick-up from Yesvantpur metro station
08:30 AM - Have Breakfast on the way
01:00 PM - Reach Kukke - Freshen up - Lunch
02:30 PM - Start trek to Bhattarmane
05:30 PM - Reach Bhattarmane
08:00 PM - Have Dinner & Overnight stay in Tents
04:00 AM - Wake up & freshen up
05:00 AM - Start trek to peak
07:30 AM - Have packed Breakfast on the way
09:00 AM - Reach the peak
10:00 AM - Trek back to Bhattarmane
01:30 PM - Reach Bhattarmane & have Lunch
03:00 PM - Trek down to Kukke
06:00 PM - Reach Kukke & freshen up
08:00 PM - Start back to Bangalore
09:00 PM - Have Self sponsored Dinner on the way
04:00 AM - Arrival at Bangalore
Note: Drop points will be the same as pick-up
Route Map for Pick up & Drop Points: https://goo.gl/maps/oUjFKDw4bPJG6ENX6
This trek is not suitable for first time trekkers. We highly recommend this trek only for those who have done some moderate treks in western ghats.