Kumara Parvatha Trek - Kukke Trek

Kukke Subramanya, Karnataka 2 D / 3 N 


About The Trip

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!

Brief Itinerary

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

Inclusions & Exclusions

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

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

Udupi Grand, Teacher's Colony, HSR Layout

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Arrival time: 8:20 p.m.

Departure time: 8:30 p.m.

House of Licious Domlur

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Arrival time: 9 p.m.

Departure time: 9:10 p.m.

Cubbon Park Signal

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Arrival time: 9:20 p.m.

Departure time: 9:25 p.m.

KTM Mekhri Circle

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Arrival time: 9:45 p.m.

Departure time: 9:50 p.m.

Yeshwanthpur Metro Station

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Arrival time: 10:05 p.m.

Departure time: 10:10 p.m.

Without Travel

Detail Itinerary


Meals Not Included | (No Dinner break)

Private Vehicle | (Non-AC Push-Back Seats Vehicle)

Stay Not Applicable


Details

Leave from Bangalore 9-00PM ( Final time will be updated in Whatsapp Group
Introduction of the participants in the bus



All Meals

Trek

Tents | (Double/Triple Sharing Basis)


Details

Beginning at an elevation of nearly sea level, you will hike up to 5,600 feet over the course of two days while covering a distance of 22 kilometers. The path up Kumara Parvatha is difficult from the start.

The hike can be divided into three sections based on distance and elevation gain.

Section 1: Trek Base to Bhattaramane ( covered on Day 1 )

Section 2: Bhattaramane to Shesha Parvatha ( covered on Day 2 )

Section 3: Shesha Parvatha to Kumara Parvatha ( covered on Day 2 )
 


 Section 1: Trek Base to Bhattaramane

Trek Distance: 7 km 

Duration: 5-6hrs

Shortly after Kukke Subramanya Temple, the trail to Kumara Parvatha begins. A signboard pointing in the direction of the trail is located close to the temple. The trail is clearly marked and accessible right away. You will enter deeper into the dense forest if you continue on this trail. The hike starts out with a modest to moderately steep climb, but it gradually gets steeper with some flat-level segments. Wild animals abound in this jungle, but they usually stay away from the trekking trail. You can only hear the sounds of wild animals and see some types of birds and snakes if you have eyes and ears. After three kilometers of ascent, there is a large rock known as Bheemana Bande or Bheema Rock that serves as the first rest area. This is your chance to relax and refuel before the challenging, upward climb.

As you continue to ascend from Bheema Rock, the forest section will come to an end as you come to an open area. Bhattara Mane is only a little over a kilometer away. Viewpoint Bhatta's House is not far from both the Forest Office and myself. The path turns left and descends to Bhattara Mane. You will arrive at the Forest Office if you continue straight. Viewpoint 1 is there for you if the right is what you seek. Viewpoint Right in front of you will show you scenic views of Shesha Parvatha and the breathtaking Western Ghats. You can choose to camp at Bhattara Mane Camping Ground or take a short break at Bhatta's house. Since camping is not permitted beyond this point, you must obtain Forest House's permission if you intend to spend the night here.

 



Breakfast

Private Vehicle | (Non-AC Push Back Seats Vehicle)

Stay Not Applicable


Details

Day 2: Section 2- Trek from Bhattara Mane / the Forest Office to Shesha Parvatha

Length: 3.5 Kilometres

Journey time: four hours

The climb today is quite difficult and requires an early start. The trail becomes steep as you enter the grasslands after about ten minutes. The grasslands open up to a vast, seemingly endless view of greenery, with the bushy jungle on your left. After that, you ascend to Shesha Parvatha. After this challenging hike, which offers breathtaking views and scenery, you arrive at Kallu Mantapa in just over two kilometres. This is where you will rest. If you're lucky, you can find a stream here to fill up your bottles. You are greeted by a sizable green gorge and Shesha Parvatha's vertical rock face to your right as soon as you begin approaching Shesha Parvatha.

Day 2:  Section III: Two-kilometer trek from Shesha Parvatha to Kumara Parvatha Peak

Two hours long trek

When you reach Shesha Parvatha Peak, the most difficult portion of the trek is over.

The pathway descends into an open forest after Shesha Parvatha. Once you reach the second forest section of the trail, keep going. Without a doubt, this section is spectacular! A difficult trek leads to massive rocks after the forest. After climbing the rock face, it takes about 20 minutes before Kumara Parvatha Peak embraces you with open arms. From here, the hidden side of the mountain on the other side emerges. includes the vast Madikeri spread, the hills of Coorg, and the rest of the Western Ghats spread out everywhere on a crisp morning.

It's time for a well-earned summit party right now. Take in the scenery and peace; you won't find them anywhere else. Engage in some landscape photography to capture the Western Ghats from every angle. Close your eyes for a while and think back to how you got there. Take note of the silence and any signs of nearby birds twittering. Spend as much time as is necessary being thankful for this trek and the surrounding nature. Before you begin your descent back to base, relax your overworked muscles.

Returning to base

You'll take the same path back that you came on. However, be cautious of unstable areas and move steadily and gradually. If you slip, you run the risk of hurting yourself. Return in time for lunch at Bhatta's House. After eating, go to the forest office to pick up your belongings. After you have recovered, take the same trail you used yesterday to return to the base. From this point on, it will be a descent, so you should take extra care not to run or lose your balance. Ideally, you should allow the same amount of time for the descent as you did for the ascent. Therefore, proceed cautiously as you descend through the forest and arrive at the base before dusk because it gets very dark here.

Once you return to the base, you freshen up and head out for a stomach-filling dinner before your depart to Bangalore


Things To Carry

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

Policy and Terms

Refund/Cancellation Policy – Weekend Trips from Bangalore

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

Intimation Period*

Cancellation Fee**

7 days or more

10% of the total invoice value

Between 3-6 days

50% of the total invoice value

Between 0-2 days

100% of the total invoice value

  • *Intimation Period means the number of days before the tour is scheduled to start
  • **Cancellation Fee is the amount of money that will be deducted from the total billing amount before offering the refund.
  • Refund/Cancellation requests are accepted only by email at [email protected] and not via call or Whatsapp.

NOTE:

  • Cancellations on the day of departure or a day prior due to work/family emergencies, health issues, etc. would not be entertained, and no refund or transfer to further dates shall be allowed for the same. 

  • If you are wanting to cancel out on the day of departure and move the trek to a future date an additional charge of RS 1500 would have to be incurred to make the movement to a future date. This can be availed only within 3 months from the date of the actual trip departure.

  • Additional charges would be deducted (based on from where you booked) if you cancel the trek at any given date (along with the scenario described above), as payment gateway/event listing charges.

Transfer of Dates Policy

  • If you wish to shift your date of booking due to any unforeseen circumstances, the same should be intimated to us not less than 72 hours before the date of the event. (Not valid for group or corporate bookings)

  • Only one transfer per booking shall be permitted. Your booking shall stand canceled if you fail to join the event on the transferred dates.

  • Once the option of data transfer is made, the booking amount shall be held as credits with us, and in no case will a refund be made further on.

  • Transfer of Dates is not valid for Bhutan, Meghalaya, Himalayan Treks, Spiti or any other event worth is above 5000/- INR.

  • Transfer of dates on the day of departure shall be possible at an additional charge of 1500/- per person  (applicable for few events).

For a detailed cancellation policy please visit here

 

FAQ's

  1. 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 an Event Headsup mail that would contain details as regards Pickup Points ( Location and Timings ), Outdoor Leader ( Point of Contact ), Do’s, and Don’ts.
     
  2. Would I be added to a WhatsApp Group once the trek is confirmed?
    Yes, the Event Headsup mail would contain a link to the WhatsApp Group through which one can join and interact with fellow travelers and outdoor leaders.
     
  3. 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. The following are the same:
    - Croma Store, Sony World Signal
    - Trinity Circle Metro Station
    - Yeshwanthpur Metro Station
    - Goraguntepalya Metro Station
     
  4. Do I have to carry luggage all the way during trekking?
    Not at all. You could keep all the extra luggage back at the campsite/homestay and carry only the necessary stuff for the trek ( Raincoats, Torchlight, Waterbottle, lunchbox, and your valuable )
     
  5. What is "Without Travel" option during my booking process?
    Well, if you select this option, all the travel arrangements for your entire itinerary must be managed by yourself, and Plan the Unplanned crew will not be managing anything related to your travel. We recommend you come via car for a smooth travel experience to, from and within the destination.

    For better clarification call us 9482070194, 8147086083
  6. Is the trek safe for Women/Girls?
    Yes, it’s much safe and sound. We have been organizing these treks over the years now and we always have had an equal ratio or sometimes we have women in the majority. We also have female outdoor leaders who are on board and lead the other trekking enthusiast. We have made sure our homestay/tent accommodation is separate for men and women.
     
  7. Would I be able to postpone to a future in case I do not attend the trek on the day of departure?
    We are extremely sorry, you cannot postpone to any future date in case you fail to attend the trek on the mentioned date for any reasons whatsoever ( family/health/work emergencies ). You can write to us at [email protected] as regards and our team will get in touch with you on the same

Additional Information

 

  • The provided tents and sleeping bags must be carried by the hikers until Bhatramane.
  • Trekkers will also set up and take down the tents that have been provided for them, taking care to avoid damaging the tents in any way.
  • 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.
  • In the case of traffic delays or breakdowns, expect a little delay in reaching the destination.
  • Please go through the detailed Cancellation Policy here
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