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Kudremukh Peak Trek, Kudremukh Overview

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.

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No camping is permitted at the summit of the trek

Food availability

Food is available in the village. However you may carry quick refreshments along .

Tips and Tricks

1)You need to obtain a permit from the Reserve Forest Office for approximately Rs 200/-

Water availability

There are fresh water streams on the way however it is advisable to carry your own bottle for safety.

Trek Routes

Kudremukh has a number of different trekking routes. These trails vary in difficulty level and you select them according to your comfort level. The nearest village is Kalasa from where you can seek accommodation. From Kalasa you can either hire a jeep or trek to the base camp at Mullodi. It is a 30-40 minutes drive and it is advisable to take jeep since the road has a lot of slush. The identification landmarks for Mullodi are the Somavathi falls on the right and a localiteÕs house on the left. Two identification marks on the trail up are Lobo's House and Ontimara.

How to reach Kudremukh Peak Trek

  • 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.

More about Kudremukh Trek

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

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