Trek Distance: 20 km
Trek Duration: 1 Day
Trek Type: Forest, Grassland
Elevation: 6207 ft
Trailhead: Forest Checkpost, Mullodi
Kudremukh trek though is a moderate one, involves a full day of walking. Make sure that you have at least a moderate level of fitness. Bring sturdy shoes with proper grip & comfortable clothes for the trek.
The homestay is a great opportunity to witness daily life around this corner of the state. The homestay is simple & multi-share but comfortable. A hearty home-cooked meal will be served for breakfast, dinner & your packed lunch which will be basic but tasty. Do not expect any luxuries.
Day 0 – Friday
Start to Kudremukh by 5:30 PM (approx)
Day 1 – Saturday
Reach homestay, freshen up, and have breakfast
Jeep ride to the Kudremukh trek base point
Start the trek to Kudremukh by 7:00 AM
Have packed lunch on the trek
Reach the peak and descend by 5 PM (Approx)
Tea and snacks
Bonfire ( If weather permits )
Have dinner at the homestay
Wake up early morning at around and go for a beautiful morning walk around the homestay
Freshen up and have breakfast
Visit Somavathi falls & Kudremukha Hanging Bridge
Welcome to Kudremukha! Tucked in heart of the western ghats of Karnataka, Kudremukha is one of the best places in the state to experience the spectacular natural beauty of the western ghats of India. Once you reach the homestay, get fresh & grab breakfast with your group.
Get briefed by your trek lead about the Kudremukh trek trail & all the important information you need to know like the trek distance, the time it takes for the trek, before what time you should return, etc.
Hop on the jeep for an adventurous jeep ride to the forest check-post at Mullodi which is the trailhead of the Kudremukh trek. Enjoy the bumpy ride while you go past coffee plantations, paddy fields & scenic rural landscape.
Get your permits from the forest department & start the trek as early as possible as you have a long-distance to cover. It takes around 5 hours to reach Kudremukh peak from the forest office at Mullodi. And, you’ll have to descend back before 6 pm as per the regulations of the forest department.
You’ll start your trek on a relatively flat terrain till you reach a stream. After you cross the stream you’ll start ascending amidst shrubs & lush green grass. Enjoy the sounds of nature while you climb this distance of around 1.5 km till you reach the lone tree popularly known as ‘onti mara’ in Kannada.
places to see near Kudremukh- Somavathi falls & Kudremukh hanging bridge
Kudremukh trek is a moderate to difficult level trek. But it has no tricky sections on the trail & hence someone with good fitness levels even without any prior trekking experience can do this trek.
Yes, if you choose to arrange transport for yourself or come in your own vehicle, we’ll arrange the trek guide, permissions, accommodation & food. This package to Kudremukh without travel will cost ₹2800 per person.
Kudremukh trek was on my bucket list for a long time & I’m glad that I chose Wanderophile to do this trek with. It was a top-notch experience, to say the least. Transportation, stay, food, the guide everything was very well organized. Kudos to the team for making this such a wonderful trip.