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While a weekend getaway to Coorg might sound something too cliched, you’ll be surprised to know that the region has some amazing trek trails, providing numerous opportunities to travel enthusiasts for exploring the entire region surrounded by the Western Ghats. Plan The Unplanned has already taken you up there till Tadiyandamol, Kopatty, Nishani Motte and other places, but now it’s time to head towards another new destination, Kumara Parvatha.

Kumara Parvatha, also popularly known as Pushpagiri (5624 feet above sea level), is the second-highest mountain belonging to the Western Ghats mountain ranges situated in the Kodagu district of Karnataka, after Tadiandamol. If compared to the other treks in this region, Kumara Parvatha is a little tougher, but nonetheless, beautiful. The trekking trail runs through the Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, and you’ll be getting up close and personal with nature during this journey.

You’ll be exposed to the majestic mountains, the valleys painted with the most amazing shades of green, little brooks and some surprises that nature has to offer enroute.

Considered as one of the best treks in India, Kumara Parvatha should be there on your checklist if you are an adventure junkie – dare not to miss it out!


Trek Details

  • Trek LevelDifficult ( Not Recommended for beginners or first-timers )
  • Trail TypeForests, Meadows & Water Streams
  • Trek Distance28 km (to & fro)

Important Note

Kumara Parvatha - A Two Day Overview

Day 0

  • Leave from Bangalore at 9:00 PM ( Approx )

Day 1

  • Reach Homestay freshen up
  • Breakfast 
  • Start Your ascend to Bhatru Mane ( by 7:30 AM approx )
  • En-route Packed Lunch
  • Reach Bhatru Mane around late noon
  • Pitch Tents under the guidance of Outdoor Leaders
  • Enjoy the Sunset
  • Dinner at Bhatru Mane ( Basic Meal – Rice, Curry, Sambhar, Butter Milk )

Day 2

  • Wake up Early morning around 4:00 AM
  • Start the trek
  • Enroute stop by Kallu Mantapa and Shesha Parvatha
  • Summit the top
  • Start your descend by approx 8:00 AM
  • En-route Lunch at Bhatru mane
  • Unwrap your tents
  • Reach Base by 4:00-5:00 PM (approx)
  • Freshen up
  • Self-Sponsored Dinner
  • Leave to Bangalore and reach on Monday by 5:00 AM

Price Inclusions

  • Accommodation in tents (with Sleeping Bags) on double/triple sharing basis, Separate for men & women
  • 2 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
  • To and fro Transport from Bangalore ( Non A/c )
  • Karnataka Forest Department Entry Fees
  • Outdoor Leaders from Plan The Unplanned
  • Experience that you gain

Price Exclusions

  • Any meals not included above
  • Any kind of personal expenses
  • Any kind of insurance (health, medical, life accidental,etc )
  • Anything not included above

Pickup Points

Following are the pick-up points:

(Timings shall be communicated a day prior over email)

      • Please select your preferred pickup point from the drop-down list while booking
      • Any change in Pick up locations/ timings would be updated via mail 24 hours before the start of the trip
      • Drop-off points shall be same as the pick-up points
  • Please select your preferred pickup point from the drop-down list while booking
  • Any change in Pick up locations/ timings would be updated via mail 24 hours before the start of the trip
  • Drop-off points shall be same as the pick-up points

Group Size

  • Max number of People 30
  • We have an equal male to female ratio for most of our treks
  • We require a minimum of 8 members to confirm the event
  • In case we fail to obtain the required minimum, full refund or the option to transfer to any other event will be provided. (Option of transfer shall be subject to payment/refund of balance amount if any)
  • Mode of Transort depends on Group Size. If Group Size is below 12 then Tempo traveller and if above 12 then it would be a Minibus

Things to Carry

  • Xerox Copy of you Aadhar/Voter ID (Mandatorily required for permits)
  • Carry a plate for the Dinner and Lunch at Bhatrumane (Mandatory)
  • Small backpack to carry your essentials during the trek to the Kumara Parvatha Summit
  • Energy Bars ( Mandatory )
  • Glucose Packet ( Mandatory – Each individual carry for themselves )
  • Power Bank
  • Warm Layer
  • Water bottles – 2 (1 litre each)
  • Lunch Box & Spoon to carry your packed lunch
  • Raincoat/Bag covers in case of rains
  • A comfortable pair of shoes with good grip for trekking
  • Flip-flops for lazing around the campsite
  • Toileteries  ( Dry tissues, toothpaste, brush, etc )
  • Torch/Headlamp to be used at night
  • Portable chargers for your electronics
  • Extra pair of clothes to change into once wet
  • Polybags to pack your wet clothes
  • Extra cash for meals not included in the itinerary

Kumara Parvatha Trek - Two Day Itinerary

Day 0Depart for Kumara Parvatha

An overnight bus journey of 350 km commences from Bangalore to Kumara Parvatha. We shall have a brief orientation followed by a fun-filled ice-breaking session where you will get to know your fellow trekkers better.

Day 1Trek to Kumara Parvatha

We’ll reach Subramanya between 5 to 6 AM, the next day. Take a while to freshen up and have your breakfast before we finally set out for our journey. The first phase of the trek will be till Bhattara Mane and we’ll cross Kukke Subramanya temple on the way. At Bhattara Mane, we’ll stop for some time, and have our lunch. Well, nothing can be more satisfying than filling your stomach under the sky, amidst nature.

Post lunch, we’ll again start ascending towards Sesha Parvatha and later, the summit of Kumara Parvatha. The journey might be a little tiring, but the views that you’ll get from the top would be absolutely priceless.

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Take some rest at the summit, click as many photos as you want, and then, start descending. We shall put up the tents at Bhattara Mane.

In the evening, there shall be a bonfire and some music near the campsite, and we’ll all share our travel stories with each other.

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Day 2Sunrise and descend from Bhattara Mane

Wake up to witness a gorgeous sunrise, and have your breakfast. then we shall wrap up the tents and start heading back. By 1:00 PM, we shall board the bus for Bangalore, reach the city by 10 o’clock at night.

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Today, we’ll set out on our journey from Bangalore. You should travel light, as you’ll have to carry the tents and sleeping bags along with your other trek mates, get to know everyone and also, a brief orientation session will be conducted by the Trek Lead.


I'm a solo traveller, Can I join?

The interesting thing about traveling alone is that you get to meet new people from  diverse backgrounds, and towards the end you are no longer strangers. Hence solo travelers are always welcome to join us on our trips. Read more about solo travelling here and get inspired! https://www.plantheunplanned.com/solo-yet-accompanied/ 

Is it safe for Women/Girls?

Safety and security is our priority at all times. Hence it is absolutely safe for women/girls to join us on our treks and travels. Our trek leaders accompany the team at all times, and our campsites are secured and safe for accomodation. We also have female trek leaders who accompany on most of our treks.


Do I have any other boarding points apart from the ones mentioned?

Yes, we do have options for picking a traveler on board with a few locations provided they are on the route to our destination. Following are the same:

  • Croma Store, Sony World Signal

  • Trinity Circle Metro Station

  • Yeshwanthpur Metro Station

  • Goraguntepalya Metro Station

  • Nayanadahalli Metro Station

I have booked the trek when will I get further updates regarding the trek?

Well, most of our treks are usually confirmed by Thursday and you would receive a BON VOYAGE mail that would contain details as regards Pickup Points ( Location and Timings ), Outdoor Leader ( Point of Contact ), Do’s and Don’ts. You’ll be added to Whatsapp Group for all the further updates.

How do I avail discounts? 

Details for availing  discounts are mentioned in the following link, https://www.plantheunplanned.com/membership/

What is cancellation policy?

For Departures from Bangalore: In the event that YOU cancel your trek, this is the cancellation policy we follow

  • If you cancel before 7 days – 90% of amount will be refunded
  • If you cancel between 3 – 6 days – 50 % of amount will be refunded
  • If you cancel between 0-3 days – No Refund

Note: For All The Above Refund Cases Transaction Fees/Internet Handling Charges will be dedcuted from the overall amount and balance amount shall be refunded. You can transfer your ticket to anyone so that you could save your hard earned money

“Transfer to a future date is only possible only if you cancel between 3-6 days before the trek date and not on the day of departure or a day before”

For other trips and travels with us, and detailed terms and conditions check the      following link : https://www.plantheunplanned.com/refund-cancellation-policy



  • Consumption of alcohol, intoxicants and smoking would not be tolerated during the entire course of the journey and the trek. Kindly co-operate with us to make the experience more fun.
  • Do not expect any luxuries on the trip. The locations that we host are at remote places and we do our best to arrange the basic facilities. The goal is to be outdoors.
  • The Food that shall be provided will be Basic Veg Food. We do not serve Non-Veg Food.
  • Put Litter in its place, do not trash your travel.
  • Plan The Unplanned shall not be responsible for any of your belongings, valuables, jewellery etc.  Kindly do take care.
  • Please do not book with us, if you cannot accept the cancellation policy.
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Laxminarayan Hegde

Solo Traveller

It was my first trekking experience with PTU for Kumara Parvatha the most difficult (people say) trekking place in Karnataka.Trek leads of PTU(Shashi,Jolly & Hitha) were simply awesome.They made sure everyone in the team comprising of teenagers to late 50s guys were on track & they really supported each & to every individual whenever they feel trekkers are struggling.They actually motivating one of my friends who was really struggling while hiking.Trekking leads made sure my friend didn’t give up the hiking in between.Trekking Leads kept on engaging the team & made a strong team bond indirectly before even starting the trekking (during travelling via bus before reaching the starting point of trek).Overall it was an amazing experience wih PTU & KP trek will be remembered for long time for sure.

December 27, 2019

Sujay Shettar

Solo Traveller

Another weekend, yet another adventurous trail with PTU ! I was on the most amazing and the thougest trek of Southern India – The Kumara Parvata trek recently. Led by Abhishek and Ajay we traversed the entire trail with full sportive energy and enthusiasm. Would surely have another plan to trek the summit all over again ?

June 20, 2019

Akshaya Venkatesan

Solo Traveller

“Plan the Unplanned- this is what exactly happened to me as well. My recent trip to Gokarna & Kumara Parvatha with PTU was an impromptu one.
Haven’t travelled with full bunch of strangers before for a trip.
Usually we restrict within our group. But if you plan a trip with them they make sure you never stay within your group. The trip leads make sure you interact with others and they also mingle very well with us.
From playing innovate games to know each other till giving title to everyone with a badge at the end of the trip makes us call them “”innovative & creative””.
Organized: & empathetic:
Hmmm, they are well organized. The accomodation they provide is neat (including restrooms). They understand the needs even before we could express and act accordingly.
Overall, my trip experience with PTU was enchanting.
The energy level that the trek leads possess is sumptuous.
You will automatically feel motivated and energised.
Very caring trek leads. Constant check about health, head counting the trek members and what not! Takes you to your childhood trip days where you’ve always enjoyed to the fullest by forgetting the entire world..! Thank you very much and keep up the good work Plan the Unplanned 🙂

February 15, 2018
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