Kudremukh is the equivalent of heaven in south india. Blessed with lush green meadows everywhere , the charisma of the place remains forever in sight. It enthrals everyone with its beauty and being the third highest peak in Karnataka it is challenging at the same time. An ideal place if you love nature and can’t resist being a tramp in the wild. It is the Himalaya of South.
"They have been quite supportive throughout the trek. Being a quite challenging trek and the way it has been organised, kudos to the whole team. Many more treks to go with you folks.! :)"
MAHIPAL, Kudremukh batch 2 - Jun 24, 2017
"A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. Joncy and Enakshi went beyond that in this trek. They took care of the entire group throughout the journey, and made it super fun! I had a great time and look forward to my next journey with GBL"
TARUN RATHI, Kudremukh batch 2 - Jun 24, 2017
"It was a good extensive trek, its was all about exploring yourself! So i had fun! Just keeping you goal set, is all what it takes."
ASHMITA M, Kudremukh batch 2 - Jun 24, 2017
"Had a very good experience..!!!!!! Certainly recommended. Ishan was really polite and patience during the trek, very good human being."
ARVEEN, Kudremukh Batch K2 - Dec 24, 2017
"Ishaan and Sowjanya were both excellent outdoor leaders. They were actually successful in bringing the entire group as one. Kudos guys!"
DHANUSH, Kudremukh Batch K2 - Dec 24, 2017
"The outdoor lear were so friendly and responsible. But in the other side thy were funny and inspiring . It was my first treak but i did not feel low about it. look forward to meet you guys again . #Keep_the_tempo_High"
SAMIR RANJAN PARHI, Kudremukh - batch 1 - Dec 25, 2017
"The team leaders were very friendly and supportive. I would like to specially mention Zeeshan for being a constant support throughout the trip. A big thanks to Zeeshan and the entire team."
ANAND ABHISHEK, Kudremukh - Dec 25, 2017
"It was a amazing experience. The trip was well planned and guides were awesome.Would love to use the services of gbl again in future."
DIVYA MISHRA, Kudremukh batch 3 - Oct 1, 2017
"OL are highly energetic and friendly people. They really made our trip lively and enthusiastic. hatsoff. I will be coming again for more trips with you. Thanks to your team."
RAJU HEGDE, Kudremukh - Sep 2, 2017
"It was a wonderful experience interacting with both Mr. Vignesh and Mr. Anand. They were extremely caring and exactly knew how to motivate first time trekkers and ensure that they are guided properly."
ANANTANARAYAN SEIVUR, Kudremukh - Oct 1, 2017
"He was very good, We played many games, enjoyed music in bonfire."
SHUBHAM KHANNA, Kudremukh - Batch 1 - Sep 30, 2017
"OLs were very good and they did their best during the trek and I really enjoyed their company."
VISHAL VASISHT, Kudremukh - Batch 1 - Sep 30, 2017
"They were perfect."
GOPAL, Kudremukh - Oct 1, 2017
"Fantastic leaders :) be the same ! You made us feel like a family :) thank you :))"
KHUSHBOO SONIGERA, Kudremukh - Oct 1, 2017
"Although tiring, it was a very new and refreshing experience for me and I don't regret taking it up even a little bit :)"
TEJASWINI K, Kudremukh - Jul 15, 2017
"Everyone was great. Supportive and friendly. One of the things that sets GBL apart from the rest."
TUSHAR SIRCAR, Kudremukh - Jul 15, 2017
"Both Vijay and Abhishek did a wonderful job. They made sure we were all comfortable and took good care of us :)"
LENITA, Kudremukh - Jul 15, 2017
|DAY 0||Pickup from Bangalore|
|DAY 1||Overnight journey till Balegal - 6kms Off-road jeep ride - Trek from Mullodi - Kudremukh Peak - Reach Base camp - Campfire (if permitted by situations)|
|DAY 2||Base camp - Somavati River - Walk/jeep ride next to Coffee Farms - Bangalore|
This is going to be a midnight journey of 333kms from Bangalore to Kudremukh National Park. A brief summary about the trek and introduction among trekkers will be done. We advise trekkers to have light dinner before boarding. The overnight journey will be very exciting to make it to the perfect destination for trekking in Western Ghats.
The overnight journey takes you through the lush green towns of Karnataka. The route from Chikmagalur towards Kudremukh can be the most beautiful route that connects Kudremukh National Park. Kudremukh National Park is the second largest wildlife protected area. There is a sharp left turn from Forest Permission Hut towards the base camp from Balegal towards Mullodi. The road here is not suitable for driving unless it is a jeep which takes 45mins to reach our base camp. The jeep route is 6km long surrounded by a small village of coffee estates and a waterfall providing a thrilling off-roading experience.
The trail from the base camp passes through the tropical rain forests of Western Ghats with rise in the inclination too. There are 10 water streams that pass throughout the trail.
Early morning after the sunrise and breakfast we will spend some time at the Somavati water stream passing near our base camp which joins Bhadra River which further combines with Tungabhadra a major tributary of the river Krishna. It is an ideal time to see the coffee farms as you walk on the jeep trail towards the Get Beyond Limits bus. On our return journey will cross different types of plantation witnessing mountains of different shapes and sizes. The drop off points will be the same as the pick up points. 'Kudremukh ka tempo high hai and so shall be yours'.
THINGS TO CARRY
|RUCKSACK/DAY PACK||The broader the straps are the better you will feel. A frame oriented distributes the weight supporting the back. Suggested Capacity: 40L||1|
|JACKET/SWEATER||The weather changes drastically, carrying a light jacket or a sweater is required at night and morning as it is cold.||1|
|CARGOS/ TRACK PANTS||A light synthetic track pant that can easily dry when wet in case of rainfall. Cargos are rugged and are good on jungle terrains which gives it a less chance to be torn down by thorns||2|
|T-SHIRT/SHIRT||T-shirt/Shirt Carry light cotton t-shirts preferably full sleeves to avoid sun burn. Avoid carry black as it is a heat absorber.||2-3|
|CAP/HAT||A cap or a hat that can cover the head and face against the direct sunlight during peak hours.||1|
|SLIPPERS/FLIP FLOPS||Comfortable slippers or flip flops for the homestay and the return journey.||1|
|SHOES||A pair of shoe with good traction and water proof body is an ideal match. Ensure that the shoes are not old or new, get used to the shoe if it is new, as a rule you should be comfortable to walk in difficult terrain for 6 hours at least.||1 Pair|
|SOCKS||Sports or cotton socks that don’t make your feet sweat on long walks. Carrying few extra pair is always a good idea in case they get wet||3 Pairs|
|RAIN COAT/PONCHO||A compact raincoat or a poncho that can quickly dry when wet is very important considering the amount of rain-shower that happens especially in Monsoon.||1|
|WATER BOTTLE||A 2 litre good leak proof water bottle. Don’t miss the chance to drink spring water, if any.||1|
|TORCH||A small sized torch is mandatory. You would not like be in limits after the sunset.||1|
|PERSONAL MEDICATION KIT||Crocin, Combiflam, Dettol, ORS, Betadine Cream, Volini Spray, Digene, Cotton, Crape Bandage and Band Aid or any other medicine which you take frequently.||1 Set|
|REPAIR KIT||Even if you don’t know how to use thread and needle still carry them, sometimes they can be the last resort.||1 Each|
|TOWEL||It should be light and easily dry after use.||1|
|TOILETRIES||Soap, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Toilet paper, Sunscreen, etc. for your convenience.||1 Each|
|SUN GLASSES||Sturdy, convenient to carry sun glasses for eye protection.||1|