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KUDREMUKH TREK


COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS FOR THIS EXPERIENCE

There are 3 essential components of this trek which make it a great and a COVID-19 preventive one:


Kudremukh Weekend Trek - COVID19 Food & Campfire Safety

Food & Campfire

Our homestay serves local authentic home cooked food. The same food is consumed by the family residing in the homestay assuring of the safety measures followed. There will also be a dedicated or a socially distant campfire.

Kudremukh Weekend Trek - COVID19 Homestay Safety

Homestay

Our homestay is nested 6 kms in the mountains and is surrounded by coffee estates and a river. Because of its unique location, it has minimum human population in its vicinity there by promoting social distancing by the virtue of its location.

Kudremukh Weekend Trek - COVID19 Washroom Safety

Dedicated Toilets & Jeeps

Dedicated toilet(s) & jeep(s) will be provided to eliminate any sharing what so ever. Jeep(s) will pick & drop you. The toilet(s) will be shown to you by our local team once you reach the homestay maintaining socal distancing.



- Every accessible part of every GBL bus or other vehicles example every seats, the area below the seat, rests, corridor area, handles, stairs, outer of the bus, tyres etc will be sanitized every time before each & every event.

- The middle seats of every bus will be kept vacant to promote social distancing.

- The above videos are a few examples of our sanitization ceremony.

COVID-19 PRECAUTIONARY GBL BUS SIZES
12 Seater: 6 - 7 Participants & 1 - 2 Outdoor Leaders
21 Seater: 12 - 13 Participants & 1 - 2 Outdoor Leaders

The idea of trekking in itself is to make distance from the city and increase our closeness with mother nature. However, people can make this pristine experience even more beautiful. GBL has deviced some trekking guidelines to prevent COVID-19 and a safer experience.

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COVID GUIDELINES TO BE FOLLOWED BY THE OUTDOOR LEADERS OF GET BEYOND LIMITS FOR TREKKING AND CAMPING

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KUDREMUKH TREK DETAILS

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.

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SHORT ITINERARY

DAY 1 Reach Kudremukh Base (parking area) - 6kms Off-road jeep ride - Reach Homestay & Freshen up - Breakfast & Packed Lunch - Permissions - Start the Trek - Kudremukh Peak - Reach Base camp - Campfire (if permitted by situations)
DAY 2 Base camp - Somavati River - Walk/jeep ride next to Coffee Farms - Start Return Journey

REVIEWS


Our core team is handled by people who have done multiple mountaineering courses, summited several mountains and have the experience of leading treks for several years.
We don't compromise when it comes to safety equipments like oxygen cylinder (in the Himalayan Treks), stretcher (in the Himalayan Treks), medical kits etc. Our leaders are trained to use them in any situation.
Our local support from the mountains is always supporting right from the beginning of the trek to the end. We have hand picked the right people to do the right thing.
Get Beyond Limits has done more than 700 treks and catered to around 12,000 different people in a span of 4.3+ years. Our experience caters safety more than anything when it comes to a trek.
Travelling alone may not be easy for some of us as we might be coming from different corners of India. To take care of this, we even connect people before a trek so that they can plan their travel together if they want to and make things much easier and convenient.
We believe that spreading awareness about safety as it is the way to prevent any mishap from happening. You can read about safety protocols by Clicking Here.
We provide separate accommodations for men and women on all our treks, be it the homestays or the tents at a campsite.
Our team promotes women being Outdoor Leaders. We have a good number of women Outdoor Leaders to lead the treks.


DAY 0

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.

DAY 1


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.

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The base camp has panoramic 360 degree view of various peaks of Kudremukh National Park with Somavati River which has the purest form of water in Karnataka. We reach here early morning, freshen up, pack our lunches for the hike and have the most amazing local breakfast. The coffee made from the freshly ground coffee beans is refreshing after the off-road jeep ride. The ideal time to start the hike for the kudremukh peak which is 11kms away from the base camp is early morning.

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.

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Some of them even get over flooded with water during monsoon. In the beginning of the trail from home stay the peak on the left side is known as Durgadabba and the one on the right side is known as Kumbadokano. A peak that resembles a cow’s face is the Gomukh peak and can be seen on the beginning of the trail. After crossing the first set of the forest area spend some time at the peace tree which gives a breathtaking view of the meadows far away and the surrounding peaks.

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The whole trail passes through the tropical rainforests and the meadows. There will be fresh water streams that can be used to refill water bottles to remain hydrated throughout the trek. The peaks on the sides get closer as you keep moving through the trail. There is a lush green meadow before the Lobo House from where the ascent starts towards the peak. On the sides there are Mango trees which are a source for shade as well as fruit. There is a steep rise in the ascent from Lobo House. Once the ascent is over, one comes across a new world of meadows of the Kudremukh National park that can make anyone forget the city and live here. Looking down one can see the lush green rain forests. The horse shaped quaint Kudremukh peak is visible to eyes from the zigzag point. Walk through the succession of rainforests and you will see the darkness inside these forests. Be careful with the plants they tend to have thorns.

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If you are lucky, you can see a deer and other wild animals. There is 30 feet high waterfall which is pictorially below the Kudremukh Peak.

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Listening to the sound of water makes you feel one with the nature and provides you the much required motivation and strength to walk through the mountains. Further 20 yards from the waterfall, a valley of rainforest can be encountered and on its rear right the mountain gets captured by the clouds. This can be a very beautiful sight specially when all the clouds are below you. A steep inclination on the zigzag trail will connect to the last trail that reaches the peak.

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The sound of water that will be heard is from the Kudremukh Waterfalls which is in opposite direction to the peak. This will be the last gradient to trek. On the right side, there is a dense forest and on the left , a sheer drop. On reaching the top you will feel that the world cannot get any better The fact that all the clouds are below your altitude captivates the moment. If the weather is clear spend some time on the peak else coming down early is more important than reaching on top. The area comes under the wildlife area so the forest department does not allow staying at Kudremukh. The most awaited hot dinner will be served once you reach base camp along with the most awaited campfire!

DAY 2


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


ITEM DESCRIPTION QUANTITY
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
ID PROOF Photocopy of proof of identification is mandatory to obtain requisite entry permits from the forest department. If you are a foreign national, please carry a photocopy of you passport. 1

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KEY FACTS

ALTITUDE 6,207ft

Kuduremukh is Karnataka's 3rd highest peak.
TRAIL TYPE Lush green meadows with zigzag inclined pathways and dense tropical rainforest trail.
DIFFICULTY Moderate (Difficulty is subjective)
TREKKING DISTANCE 18-20 kms (approximately)
ATTRACTION Jamalabad Fort in Jamalabad village of Kudremukh by Tipu Sultan in 1794. Hanumana Gundi Waterfalls splash on the rocks from a height of more than 100 ft. are 32kms from Kalasa. Kadambi Waterfalls with a height of 30 ft. located inside the national park.
BEST SEASON All seasons have their own charm. The change in the colours of meadows, woods and rains always makes it appealing to the eyes of a trekker.
ADVISORY Trekking is only allowed between 6am to 5pm as Kudremukh National Park is a habitat for wildlife.
WATER SOURCES There is one water fall and ten water streams from the Homestay to the Kudremukh Peak. The amount of water in these streams depends on the Monsoon Rain. A stream called Somvati passes near our homestay and joins Bhadra river which further combines with Tungabhadra a major tributary of the river Krishna.
REGION Kudremukh Peak is located in Kudremukh National Park of Western Ghats.
COORDINATES Latitude 13°01'00" to 13°29'17" N, Longitude 75°00'55' to 75°25'00" E

HOW TO REACH

DISTANCE 333kms from Bangalore
ROAD The nearest town is Kalasa 20 km away from Kudremukh National park. The town is well connected by roads from the district Chikmagalur.
ROUTE Bangalore – Kunigal – Hassan – Mudigere – Kottigehara – Kalasa – Balegal – Kuduremukh
NEAREST RAILWAY STATION Mangalore train station is near Kudremukh and distance is 130 km.
NEAREST AIRPORT Mangalore International Airport.