The Kumara Parvatha in the Western Ghats is the second highest peak in Coorg, Karnataka. A popular trek among beginners and pros, the adventure trail will take you through dense forests, large volcanic rocks, and wild flora and fauna. The trek is also known as Pushpagiri Trek.
Kumara Parvatha is not just a trek it's one of those journeys in life that one must embark upon to truly be one with nature and themselves. Located in Kodagu/Coorg district at an elevation of 5600ft its second highest peak in the state, after Tadiyandamol.
The mountain lies behind the famous Kukke Subramanya temple. A small gate and board act as indicators to the trekking trail that stand behind them.
Once you begin the trek it’s about 2.5- 3 hours before you reach the first major checkpoint, the ascent is through a tropical rainforest that is a part of the Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary. While you’ll be trekking through dense forest, the thick foliage and canopy offers you much needed shade. If you stand still and listen to the forest you’ll hear the forest come alive with various sounds of nature. About an hour and a half of trek and you’ll come across a boulder called Bheema’s rock that serves a 2.5 km milestone on our 7km journey to Bhattaramane.
Once you reach Bhattramane freshen up and have an early lunch soon after which you’ll make your way to the next checkpoint that is Kallumantapa enroute the false peak Sheshaparvatha. Here you can rest and drink delicious stream water that flows just below it. Once you resume the trek, Sheshaparvatha is just 45mins to 1 hour away. According to local folklore Sheshaparavatha is said to protect the Subramanya temple at the base of the mountain.
This part of the journey is simply mesmerizing and we could go into the details of the beauty but that would be an all new article in itself!
Once you reach Shesha Parvatha you’ll witness the majestic Kumara Parvatha at all it’s glory. With the trail descending for a couple of hundred meters, you’ll soon be at the mercy of the mountain and will have to cross a stream and climb a waterfall to reach THE PEAK!
What is included in the tour
● A/C Transport
● Accommodation in Tents (2/3 Sharing)
● 2 Breakfast
● 1 Lunch
● 1 Dinner
● Basic First-Aid Support
● Forest Permissions
● Qualified Instructor from BMC
What is NOT included in the tour
● Sunday Lunch
09:30 PM - Pick-up from BMC, Indiaranagar
09:45 PM - Pick-up from New Shanthi Sagar hotel, Domlur
10:00 PM - Pick-up from Lifestyle, Magrath road
10:30 PM - Pick-up from Yesvantpur metro station
06:00 AM - Reach Kukke - Freshen up - Breakfast
08:00 AM - Start trek to Bhttarmane
10:30 AM - Reach Bhattarmane
11:30 PM - Have early Lunch & start the trek to peak
03:00 PM - Reach the peak
04:00 PM - Trek back to Bhattarmane
07:00 PM - Reach Bhattaramane
08:00 PM - Have Dinner & Night stay in Tents
06:30 AM - Wake up and freshen up
07:00 AM - Have Breakfast
07:30 AM - Trek down to Kukke
10:00 AM - Reach Kukke & start back to Bangalore
12:30 PM - Have self-sponsored Lunch one the way
08:00 PM - Arrival at Bangalore
Suggested things to carry:
● Personal medication (if any)
● One strong backpack
● Water bottles (enough to carry at least 2 litres of water)
● Energy Food (Chocolate bars, flavoured milk, Electrolyte drinks - Glucon-D, etc)
● Torch with new batteries
● Trekking shoes (for better grip)
● Camera (Optional)