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Kudremukh Trek vs. Kumara Parvatha: Trekking Through Western Ghats Wonders

Alok Roy

A Classification Between Peaks Where Nature Knows No Boundaries: Kudremukh Trek vs. Kumara Parvatha


The Kudremukh and Kumara Parvatha trek are in the Western Ghats of Karnataka, which presents distinct yet equally enchanting experiences for trekking enthusiasts. 


The Kudremukh Trek showcases a landscape adorned with lush green meadows, rolling hills, and the iconic horse-face shape of its main peak. It is a renowned UNESCO World Heritage site. Trekking through the Kudremukh National Park, participants are immersed in a biodiversity hotspot, encountering a variety of flora and fauna amidst dense forests and shola forests. With a moderate level of difficulty, this trek caters to both beginners and seasoned trekkers, offering panoramic views of the Western Ghats. 


Whereas, the Kumara Parvatha Trek, also known as Pushpagiri, unfolds through dense forests, steep ascents, and rocky terrains within the Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary. Recognized for its challenging nature, this trek demands a higher level of fitness and trekking experience, providing a wilderness experience with opportunities to spot diverse wildlife. The summit of Kumara Parvatha rewards trekkers with breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks and valleys, creating a sense of accomplishment. 


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Hence, the Kudremukh Trek appeals to those seeking a moderately challenging adventure with a focus on biodiversity and diverse landscapes, while the Kumara Parvatha Trek caters to experienced trekkers in search of a more strenuous journey through dense forests and a rewarding summit experience. Each trek offers a unique opportunity to explore the natural wonders of the Western Ghats.


In this Article, We Will Discuss The Magnificient Kudremukh Trek


What’s Special About Kudremukh Trek In Karnataka?


Trekking Kudremukh from Chikmagalur benefits with a scenic bus ride from Bangalore beneath the beautiful night sky; arriving at the Homestay in the early morning, marvel at the gentle glow of dawn before embarking on a thrilling jeep ride to the Kudremukh Base. Follow the Trek Leader through lush meadows towards the summit, where nature unveils its beauty, offering a mesmerizing panorama of hills and valleys veiled in mystical clouds. 


After reaching the Kudremukh peak at a majestic height of 6207 ft, descend to the Base Camp and return to the Homestay for an enchanting bonfire night, sharing stories with your team. Explore nearby attractions such as the Belur Temple and Samsa Tea Estate before heading to Horanadu to witness its natural treasures. 


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How To Reach Kudremukh Trek From Bangalore?

To cover Kudremukh Trek Distance from Bangalore, Karnataka, you have multiple transportation options:


By Air:

The Bangalore International Airport (BLR) is approximately 40 KM from the city centre. From the airport, visitors can opt for taxis or buses to reach Bangalore.


By Road:

Bangalore is well connected to major cities in India through a robust network of state and private buses. The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation operates buses connecting Bangalore with nearby places.


By Train:

For those travelling by train, the Bengaluru City Railway Station (SBC) and Yeswantpur Junction (YPR) are the main railway stations serving Bangalore. These stations are easily accessible by bus or taxi.


Pickup Points:


If you are joining our trek or tour via our Kudremukh Packages, these pickup points provide convenient starting locations for your journey to Kudremukh, ensuring a smooth and comfortable transition from Bangalore to the trekking destination.


- Karachi Bakery - Indiranagar: Pickup at 9:00 PM.

- Domlur Sky Walk - Domlur: Pickup at 9:15 PM.

- Yeswantpur metro station towards Tumkur: Pickup at 10:15 PM.

- People Tree Hospitals-Gorguntepalya: Pickup at 10:30 PM.


Also check this option for trekking in Bangalore► Uttari Betta Trek!!


What Does Our Kudremukh Trek Package Offer?

Here are the Kudremukh Trek Booking packages which come with various amenities and benefits according to your choices and expenses.  Book now to secure your spot and partake in an unforgettable trekking escapade with all-inclusive amenities.

An exhilarating adventure with the Trek from Base package priced at ₹1,849 per person.


This thrilling trek offers an elevation of 6,207 feet and covers a challenging 22-kilometer distance. The package includes a one-night camping stay, ensuring an immersive experience amid nature. You'll be provided with sustenance throughout the journey, including 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 1 dinner. An English and Hindi-speaking guide accompanies you, enhancing the trek with informative insights and facilitating communication. 

Trekking adventure with the Trek from Bangalore package, priced at ₹2,859 per person.


This thrilling expedition includes a trek altitude of 6,207 feet, covering 22 kilometres of scenic terrain. The package encompasses a one-night camping stay, complete with 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 1 dinner to ensure a fulfilling experience. An English and Hindi-speaking guide accompanies the journey, providing valuable insights. The package includes convenient transportation to and from Bangalore, making the overall experience seamless and accessible.


Here’s a list of Things to keep in mind before the Kudremukh Trek:


  • Ensure you have a valid ID for permits.


  • Pack a small backpack, raincoat, and waterproof bag covers. Wear sturdy trekking shoes and carry a torch with portable chargers. 


  • Assess fitness levels, and pregnant women should avoid the trek. 


  • Dispose of plastics responsibly, refrain from plucking, and use common washroom facilities. 


  • The guide can reject unfit participants, and certain items are prohibited. Be prepared for possible delays or postponements due to weather conditions.


The Kudremukh Trek is renowned for its exceptional beauty due to the lush landscapes of the Western Ghats in Chikmagalur, Karnataka, contributing to the trek's allure. This adventure promises not only the thrill of trekking but also the cultural and natural richness of the region, concluding with unforgettable memories of your journey from city lights to mountain heights.

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Alok Roy
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