Time Required : 1 day
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At an altitude of 1894 m above sea level, the Kudremukh Peak is a paradise for trekkers and naturists alike, with its mountainous paths and floral and faunal diversity.
The scene from the peak is breathtaking with the view of the skies and clouds over the Arabian Sea. One of the unique characteristics of this trek is the myriad landscapes that it offers en route, ranging from tall bamboo shrubs and shola forests to gushing streams and rolling hills. The peak is located in the Kudremukh National Park which is rich in flora and fauna. Kudremukh along with its beauty of the Western Ghats and the surreal landscapes also offers various treks on the lush green hills of Western Ghats. The most famous and scenic trek of Kudremukh is the trek to Kudremukh peak. The trek takes you through the wildlife sanctuary of Kudremukh which is a habitat for tigers, leopards, wild dogs, deer among other species of fauna.
The trek begins from the small hamlet of Mullodi. The short distance of 9 km (one way) takes you at an altitude of 1,894 km above the sea level offering some of the most breathtaking views of the Western Ghats. From the beauty of the Western Ghats, various streams, and waterfalls and the aromatic coffee plantations you get to see all at one place. The most important attraction along with the Kudremukh peak is the Hanuman Gundi Falls, which falls on your way uphill to the highest peak. Located amidst the hilly terrain of Western Ghats, Hanuman Gundi falls is a beautiful water cascade of Kudremukh.
Rail: The nearest railway from Kudremukh is at Mangalore which is located approximately 130 kms away
Road: The best way to access Kudremukh by road is to take a bus from Bangalore to Kalasa from where you can take another connecting bus to Balegal.
Approx trek time : 4-5 hours one-way
Availability of night trek : Not available
Base Camp : Mullodi
Days required for the trek : 1
Difficulty level : Moderate-Difficult
Height above sea level : 6207 feet
Nearest Airport : Mangalore
Nearest Railhead : Mangalore
Region : Western Ghats
Starting point of trek : Mullodi
Type : Mountain Trek