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About the Place:
  • Kumara Parvatha is the third highest peak in karnataka. Mullayanagiri in Chikmagalur being the tallest and Thadiyandamol in Coorg being the second tallest.
  • Kumara Parvatha, usually called as KP is considered as the toughest in South India.
  • Kumara Parvatha trek can be completed in two days, either from Kukke Subramanya or Shanthahalli, Somawarpete. Trek distance from Kukke is 17km where as it is 7km fom Shanthahalli side.
  • Trek from Kukke to Shanthahalli takes you through the forest ranges of two district.
  • Trek permission from forest department is required to trek from either side. One can visit famous Kukke Sri Subramanya Temple at Subramanya.

Pick up Point

Bangalore (Ask for pick up from other locations)

Trek Grade

Easy to Difficult depending on the route.

Max. Elevation

1712 m / 5615 ft

Season

Avoid Rainy season as trail gets slippery & incidents of Thunderbolt striking at peak.

 Activities  Trekking, Camping, BBQ, Bonfire, Waterfalls.

Trek Start & End Location

Kukke Sri Subramanya Temple and Beedahalli FO.

Stay

Dormitory/Camping/Home Stay.

Outline Itinerary:

Itinerary 1: Kukke to Kukke (34km/Difficult/Stay option:Camping/Dormitory)

Day 01: Depart previous day @10:30PM from pick up point, Reach Trek start location, Get fresh, Breakfast and start hiking. Trail passes through dense forest and reach almost flat area of grassland, indicating the arrival of BhattaraMane where we will have lunch and hike further towards forest office, finish formalities and stay at Bhattaramane. Dinner, Bonfire, BBQ and Camping. 

Day 02: Fresh up, Breakfast and hike towards the peak. Sheshaparvatha deceives you but its the peak in between FO and KP. After crossing Sheshaparvatha, we come across dense forest and few steep rock climbs to reach KP. Spend some time at the peak and depart early in order to reach BhattaraMane, rest for a while and reach Kukke by evening.

Itinerary 2: Shanthahalli to Kukke/Kukke to Shanthahalli (24km/Moderate/Stay option:Camping/Dormitory/Home Stay.

Day 01: Depart previous day @10:30PM from pick up point, Reach Trek start location, Get fresh, Breakfast and start hiking. Reach peak, spend some time and get down to BhattaraMane for dinner, BBQ, Bonfire and Camping.

Day 02: Fresh up, Breakfast and leave to kukke. Depart from Kukke to Bangalore. (*Entire Itinerary reversed if opted to trek from Kukke to Shanthahalli)

Itinerary 3: Shanthahalli to Shanthahalli (14km/Easy/Stay option:Camping/Home Stay)

Day 01: Depart previous day @10:30PM from pick up point, Reach Trek start location, Get fresh, Breakfast and start hiking. Reach peak, spend some time and get down to Shanthahalli for Home Stay or Camping.

Day 02: Fresh up, Breakfast and depart to Bangalore.

*Visit to a Waterfall will be included depending on time availability.


Cost Includes:
  • 1 night stay at dormitory/Home Stay/Camping.
  • Spacious dome tents, sleeping bags.
  • All meals during the trek.
  • Transportation to and fro as per itinerary (non AC).
  • Local trek guide.
  • Medical first aid support.
  • BBQ
Things to Carry:
  1. Trekking shoes
  2. Backpack (40-60 litres), Water proof
  3. Socks (2 pairs): One sports socks, A pair of woollen socks for the night if trek is in winter.
  4. Salt/Snuff Powder to avoid leeches during rainy and post rainy season.
  5. Headlamp/Torch: Mandatory
  6. Toiletries (Sunscreen, moisturiser, light towel, lip balm, toilet paper, toothbrush, toothpaste).
  7. Two water bottles: 1 litre each.
  8. Personal Medications if any
  9. Plastic covers/Water proof covers to keep wet cloths seperately and extra for when backpack is not 100% water proof.

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