KURINJAL PEAK - RIDGE WALK - KUDREMUKH NATIONAL PARK TREK



Kurinjal peak in Kudremukh national park is the one of the beautiful hiking trails of Western Ghats. Trekking to Kurinjal peak, one can experience that the silence of nature is very real and magical. Kurinjal is also less explored and equivalently challenging. They say ‘Best view comes after the hardest climbs’ and you find that true while you are still on the way to Kurinjal peak. If you are looking to get lost in the wind, the rain and the ridges, this is a perfect place to be.

Kurinjal Peak - Ridge Walk - Kudremukh National Park Trek

KEY FACTS


TREK TYPE Weekend Trek ALTITUDE 3,803 Feet
TRAIL TYPE Gradual trail with beautiful views. DIFFICULTY Moderate. Previous experience is always an added advantage. Difficulty of any trek is subjective.
TREKKING DISTAMCE 14 kms (approximately) REGION Kudremukha National Park is at Mudigere Taluk, Chikkamagaluru district of Western Ghats of Karnataka.


DAY 0 Pickup from Bangalore
DAY 1 Overnight journey till homestay – Jeep Ride to the homestay – Freshen up – Local Karnataka breakfast – Ride to the starting point – Start the trek – The Network Point – Ridge Walk – Summit – Packed Lunch – Start descend – Reach homestay – Campfire
DAY 2 Early morning hike to nearby waterfalls – Hike down 6 Kms to the bus – Reach Bangalore

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.



DETAILED ITINERARY


This will be an overnight journey of 333 kms from Bangalore to Kudremukh national park. Brief introduction among the trekkers will be done on the way. Itinerary for the trek will be shared by Outdoor leaders. Having light dinner before boarding the Get Beyond Limits bus is advisable.

This overnight journey takes you through the thick dense forest. The route from Chikmagalur to the base can be one of the beautiful routes one can experience.

Kurinjal Peak - Ridge Walk - Kudremukh National Park Trek

The national park is a National Park where plastic is strictly prohibited and imposes high restrictions on littering. There is a sharp left turn from Forest permission Hut towards the basecamp from Balegal towards Mullodi. The road here is suitable for only jeep rides. Roller coaster jeep ride in Kudremukh National Park will be one ride which will be unforgettable throughout your life.

Kurinjal Peak - Ridge Walk - Kudremukh National Park Trek

The jeep route is 6 kms long surrounded by hills and waterfalls giving you the amazing views throughout. The base camp is surrounded by hills with passing clouds and Somavati river which is said has the purest form of water in Karnataka. We reach here through a jeep, freshen up, have fresh coffee, local breakfast, pack our lunch and power packs to be all set for the trek. We will be going back to Balegal and take 18 kms drive to reach starting point of Kurinjal Trek. On the way you can see the lush green of Kudremukh along with backwaters of Lankya dam.

Our trail starts from a point having a little bridge and water stream to welcome us.

Kurinjal Peak - Ridge Walk - Kudremukh National Park Trek

A local guide will be with us to share the stories of Kurinjal Peak and to take care of us under any circumstance. The total distance of Kurinjal trek is 14 kms (to and fro) where the difficulty level is moderate.

Kurinjal Peak - Ridge Walk - Kudremukh National Park Trek

You can get a good view of the beautiful peak of Kudremukh while trekking. You will see a nature made gate kept open for the trekkers of Kurinjal.

Kurinjal Peak - Ridge Walk - Kudremukh National Park Trek

After trekking through the dense forest, hearing the birds chirping, crossing small water streams for 5kms you will reach the network point. This is where our actual trek starts.

THE NETWORK POINT

Once you reach the network point, you will see a mountain standing in front of you appearing out of nowhere.

Kurinjal Peak - Ridge Walk - Kudremukh National Park Trek

A very small trail leads you to the steep rock which might look thrilling and adventurous. The view from the rock is breathtakingly beautiful.

Kurinjal Peak - Ridge Walk - Kudremukh National Park Trek

WIND ZONE

From here a rocky path starts along with beautiful views. It takes us to the pole point where we can experience high amount of wind during monsoons.

RIDGE WALK

As trekking continues, the trail becomes more complex and it leads to a ridge walk with greenery and steep drops on both of sides. The pleasure of reaching the peak with an altitude of 1753 mts, those clouds beneath you, that fresh wind will make everything worth it.

This above video was shot in the month of monsoons.

We will have our packed lunch and power pack on the peak and make our way back to homestay after descending down to basecamp.

Coffee, snacks will be served in the evening. Hot dinner with campfire will complete your day.

Early morning after sunrise, we will take a walk to Somavati river which joins Bhadra river and which further joins Tungabhadra a major tributary of the river Krishna.

Kurinjal Peak - Ridge Walk - Kudremukh National Park Trek

On the way back to Bangalore, you can experience the different climatic conditions with different mountain ranges. The drop points will be same as pickup points.

The trek is only successful when the participants can feel a difference in them. The intent is to experience and believe in the concept of ‘Get Beyond Limits’ and conquer all the mental as well as the physical barriers of life. Always remember, ‘



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

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27 to 28 Jul 2019 (OPEN)

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Duration: Fri, 2215Hrs - Sun, 2130Hrs (appx)


Trek Fee: Rs 3,399/- (5% GST applicable)

  • - Bangalore to Bangalore Private Travel
  • - Local Homestay Accommodation
  • - Campfire (subjective)
  • - 2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
  • - Power packs (energy snacks)
  • - Forest Department Permissions
  • - Jeep Ride
  • - An experience to cherish forever
  • - Disconnecting from the city and connecting with the open skies, the infinite views, the unlimited stars

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WHAT WE DO: We make you believe that you are stronger than what you might believe through the outdoors.

EXPERIENCE: We have done more than 530 treks and catered around 10,000 people in a span of 3.5+ years.

MOUNTAIN MANNERS: Our idea is to not bring the city to mountains but bring the mountains to the city. Understand and learn from the qualities of a mountain person.

LEARN FROM OUR SURROUNDINGS: Our idea is not just do a trek and come back after learning the lessons nature and locals have to offer along with enhancing our outdoor skills like pitching tents and basic outdoor lessons.

PROJECT GREEN: Under Project Green we have collected around 10,000 kgs of litter in a span of 3.5+ years. This is an opportunity for everyone to give back to nature even on the trails of mountains.

EXPERIENCED TEAM: Our core team, outdoor leaders, local guides and local support are all experienced on mountains. We have hand picked the right people to handle the right task.

MEMORIES: We might start the trek as individuals but end up become one team of friends which sticks together during the entire experience.

SAFETY: Safety is something that should never be compromised. Right from an experienced Core team, to experienced Outdoor Leaders, well defined local support and safety equipments we do it the right way. MORE ON SAFETY.

Make your own trek with all the unique requirement that complete your trek. You need to imagine and we will deliver.




OTHER INFORMATION


ATTRACTION Kurinjal Peak being part of Kudremukh National Park is an exotic trek. While on the trail, one can spot Kudremukha Peak on one side. There are lots of waterfalls around the National Park and must not be missed.
ADVISORY While in the mountains, be prepared for any situation. The better the preparation, the more comfortable the experience can be.
WATER SOURCES There is only one water stream throughout the trek and the availability of water is monsoon dependent. One must at least carry 2 litres of water for the trek.

HOW TO REACH

DISTANCE 351 Kms 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 – Kurinjal
NEAREST RAILWAY STATION Mangalore train station is near Kudremukh and distance is 130 km.
NEAREST AIRPORT Mangalore International Airport.