While a weekend getaway to Coorg might sound something too cliched, youll be surprised to know that the region has some amazing trek trails, providing numerous opportunities to travel enthusiasts for exploring the entire region surrounded by the Western Ghats. Plan The Unplanned has already taken you up there till Tadiyandamol, Kopatty, Nishani Motte and other places, but now its time to head towards another new destination, Kumara Parvatha.
Kumara Parvatha, also popularly known as Pushpagiri (5624 feet above sea level), is the second-highest mountain belonging to the Western Ghats mountain ranges situated in the Kodagu district of Karnataka, after Tadiandamol. If compared to the other treks in this region, Kumara Parvatha is a little tougher, but nonetheless, beautiful. The trekking trail runs through the Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, and you'll be getting up close and personal with nature during this journey.
Youll be exposed to the majestic mountains, the valleys painted with the most amazing shades of green, little brooks and some surprises that nature has to offer en route.
Considered as one of the best treks in India, Kumara Parvatha should be there on your checklist if you are an adventure junkie dare not to miss it out!
28 km(to & fro)
Leave from Bangalore at 9:30 PM
Reach Homestay freshen up and have a quick grab.
Start Your ascend to Bhattara Mane.
Rest Have lunch at Bhattara Mane (approx 11:00 12:00 PM)
Finish Formalities at Forest Check post.
Start your ascent to Sesha Parvatha (False Peak)
Reach Kumara Parvatha between 3:00 PM- 3:30 PM
Camping at Bhattara Mane with local food for dinner and time for a bonfire.
Wrap up the Tents and Finish off with breakfast.
Start Your descend and Reach the base by 1:00 PM
Reach Bangalore by 10:00 PM (approx)
Accommodation in tents on double/triple sharing basis, separate for men & women
Sleeping bags/blankets available
Washrooms/Changing room facility available
Breakfast on Day 2
Packed Lunch on Day 1
Dinner on Day 1
All meals included will be Veg
Non-A/C Tempo Traveller or Mini-bus with push back seats depending on group size
Bangalore to Bangalore
Trek Leads from Plan The Unplanned Team
Any kind of insurance
Personal Expenses (snacks, mineral water, etc)
Anything not included above
We have an equal male to female ratio for most of our treks
We require a minimum of 8 members to confirm the event
In case we fail to obtain the required minimum, a full refund or the option to transfer to any other event will be provided. (Option of transfer shall be subject to payment/refund of balance amount if any)
New Shanti Sagar Hotel Old Airport Road, Domlur, Bengaluru, Karnataka | Reporting Time: 8:15 PM
KTM Mekhri Circle Mekhri Circle Junction, Raj Mahal Vilas Extension, Armane Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka | Reporting Time: 9:15 PM
Please select your preferred pickup point from the drop-down list while booking
Any change in Pick up locations/ timings would be updated via mail 24 hours before the start of the trip
Drop-off points shall be the same as the pick-up points
THINGS TO CARRY
Small backpack to carry your essentials during the trek
Water bottles 1-2 (1 liter each)
Lunch Box & Spoon to carry your packed lunch
Raincoat/Bag covers in case of rains
A comfortable pair of shoes with good grip for trekking
Flip-flops for lazing around the campsite
Torch/Headlamp to be used at night
Portable chargers for your electronics
Extra cash for meals not included in the itinerary
Day 1 Trek to Kumara Parvatha
Well, reach Subramanya between 5 to 6 AM, the next day. Take a while to freshen up and have your breakfast before we finally set out for our journey. The first phase of the trek will be till Bhattara Mane and well cross Kukke Subramanya temple on the way. At Bhattara Mane, well stop for some time, and have our lunch. Well, nothing can be more satisfying than filling your stomach under the sky, amidst nature.
Post lunch, well again start ascending towards Sesha Parvatha and later, the summit of Kumara Parvatha. The journey might be a little tiring, but the views that you'll get from the top would be absolutely priceless.
Take some rest at the summit, click as many photos as you want, and then, start descending. We shall put up the tents at Bhattara Mane.
In the evening, there shall be a bonfire and some music near the campsite, and well all share our travel stories with each other.
Day 2 Sunrise and descend from Bhattara Mane
Wake up to witness a gorgeous sunrise, and have your breakfast. then we shall wrap up the tents and start heading back. By 1:00 PM, we shall board the bus for Bangalore, reach the city by 10 o'clock at night.
Today, well set out on our journey from Bangalore. You should travel light, as you'll have to carry the tents and sleeping bags along with your other trek mates, get to know everyone and also, a brief orientation session will be conducted by the Trek Lead.
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Consumption of alcohol, intoxicants, and smoking would not be tolerated during the entire course of the journey and the trek. Kindly co-operate with us to make the experience more fun.
The trek ideally is not recommended for beginners, as the terrain is tough and requires a minimum level of fitness. You should be able to at least run for about 5 km within 30-45 minutes.
Well, if a beginner attempts this trek, we wont let you down but kindly make sure about your fitness and let the trek leaders know about the same.
Do not expect any luxuries on the trip. The locations that we host are in remote places and we do our best to arrange the basic facilities. The goal is to be outdoors.
The Food that shall be provided will be Basic Veg Food. We do not serve Non-Veg Food.
Put Litter in its place, do not trash your travel.
Plan The Unplanned shall not be responsible for any of your belongings, valuables, jewelry, etc. Kindly do take care.
In the case of traffic delays or breakdowns, expect a little delay in reaching the destination.
All participants must carry their backpacks, tents, sleeping bags and eateries even if they are provided by the organizers.
Damages made to the gears provided will have to be borne by the participants, Laundry charges Rs. 200/- if stains are made.
We request you all to participate in the pitching of tents, arranging of a campfire, etc.
If you cancel 7 days before the date of the event:
95% refund will be provided. (Payment gateway charges will be deducted)
If you cancel 3-6 days before the date of the event:
50 % of the actual amount of the trek. (Payment gateway charges will be deducted)
If you cancel 48 hours before the date of the event:
No refund would be provided.
Last-minute cancellations due to work, health issues, etc. would not be entertained and no refund or transfer shall be allowed for the same.
Additional charges would be deducted (based on from where you booked) if you cancel the trek at any given date (along with the scenario described above), as payment gateway/event listing charges.
For all the above choices, you can transfer your tickets to your friends. We would be more than happy to have them on board and you could save your hard-earned money.
SHIFTING OF DATES POLICY
If you wish to shift your date of booking due to any unforeseen circumstances, the same should be intimated to us not less than 72 hours before the date of the event.
Only one transfer per booking shall be permitted. Your booking shall stand canceled if you fail to join the event on the transferred dates.
Once the option of data transfer is made, the booking amount shall be held as credits with us and in no case will a refund be made further on.