Kudremukha trek

Kudremukha Chikmagalur

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Kudremukh Peak is one of the iconic natural landmarks nestled within the lush Western Ghats of Karnataka, India. The name "Kudremukh" literally translates to "Horse Face," and this magnificent peak indeed resembles the face of a horse when viewed from certain angles. The peak, standing tall at an elevation of approximately 1,894 meters (6,214 feet) above sea level, is renowned for its stunning beauty and rich biodiversity. Here's a captivating overview of Kudremukh Peak:


  • Location: Kudremukh is located in the Chikmagalur district of Karnataka, India. It's known for its dense forests, rolling hills, and pristine landscapes.

  • Trek Difficulty: Moderate. The Kudremukh Trek offers a moderate level of difficulty, suitable for both beginners and experienced trekkers. The trail includes uphill climbs and descents, but it's not too challenging for most fitness levels.

  • Total Trekking Distance: Approximately 20 kilometers, covering a round trip from the base to the peak and back.

  • Highest Point: Kudremukh Peak, standing at an elevation of 1,894 meters (6,214 feet).


  • Green Paradise: Kudremukh, which translates to "Horse Face," earned its name due to the distinctive shape of the peak. The entire region is a lush green paradise, with rolling hills covered in dense, evergreen forests.

  • Diverse Flora and Fauna: The Kudremukh region is a protected area and forms a part of the Western Ghats, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The trek takes you through pristine forests with a wide variety of flora and fauna. Keep an eye out for vibrant bird species, butterflies, and, if you're lucky, glimpses of the elusive Indian bison (gaur).

  • Stunning Landscape: The trek offers breathtaking vistas as you traverse the mountains. The Western Ghats are known for their unique and picturesque landscapes, and Kudremukh doesn't disappoint. You'll encounter valleys, streams, grasslands, and more, making it a photographer's dream.

  • Varied Terrain: The trek offers a mix of terrains, from muddy paths to rocky terrain and dense forests. The variety keeps the trek interesting.

  • Weather: The Western Ghats are blessed with pleasant weather. The region tends to be cool and misty, which adds to the allure of the trek. However, be prepared for sporadic rain showers.

  • Wildlife Photography: If you're into wildlife photography, this trek offers many opportunities to capture the beauty of nature, from flowers and insects to larger creatures.

  • Somavathi Falls: Nature's Serene Retreat

    Nestled in the pristine landscapes surrounding Kudremukh Peak lies the enchanting Somavathi Falls. This hidden gem is a testament to the Western Ghats' abundant natural beauty, offering trekkers a tranquil haven to rejuvenate amidst their expedition. Somavathi Falls is a small yet picturesque cascade that flows gently over rocks, forming a clear, inviting pool at its base . The journey to Kudremukh Peak is made all the more memorable with the delightful addition of Somavathi Falls, beckoning explorers to pause and immerse themselves in its pure, untouched beauty.

Transfers from Bengaluru to Kudremukh via Bus


Non A/C Pushback Seater

On Friday, Get picked up in Bengaluru from the following points and start your Kudremukh trekking tour. The exact pick-up location and time will be confirmed after the booking.

Pickup locations are:-

  • Indranagar
  • Domlur
  • Yeshwantpur
  • Gorgunte Playa


Trek Day


Non A/C Pushback Seater


Dorm or twin sharing Tents

All Meals

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

  • On the first day, you will reach Homestay Early Morning. (Off-road experience)
  • After having breakfast, Reach the Forest check post.
  • By 09:00 AM, Start trekking to the top of Kudremukh Peak which is around 22 KM both ways.
  • Enjoy the scenic view of the Shola forest.
  • Upon reaching the Kudremukh Peak, you'll be rewarded with a panoramic vista that encompasses rolling hills, dense forests, and the breathtaking expanse of the Western Ghats.
  • En route to the peak, have lunch midway.
  • Once we reach the top, all of us can enjoy the relishing view of the serenity the peak has to offer.
  • Return to the base camp around 06:00 PM after a trek to Kudremukh.
  • Once you reach the homestay, freshen up and have high tea.
  • After a while, have the lip-smacking dinner and retire for the night.
  • Enjoy the bonfire, depending on weather conditions.
  • Please note that the trek may occur on either Saturday or Sunday based on the availability of forest permits, and the return timings will be adjusted accordingly. If the trek happens on Sunday, the return timing will be on Monday early morning, between 4-5 am.

Somavathi Water falls Samse Tea Estate Belur Temple


Non A/C Pushback Seater



  • On the Second day of your Kudremukh trek, you will wake up in the morning and visit Soamavathi Waterfalls.
  • After having breakfast.
  • Start from homestay and head towards Bengaluru.
  • Visit to SamseTea Estate and Belur Temple.
  • Self-sponsored lunch.
  • Return to Bangalore by 10 PM approx ( if the trek happens on Saturday ) 5 AM ( if the trek happens on Sunday ) and get back home with splendid memories.


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  • Transportation from Bangalore to Bangalore (non A/C): Enjoy comfortable transportation to and from the trekking location.

  • Forest Permits: Necessary permits for the trek are covered.

  • Trek leads from Backpackers United: Expert trek leaders will accompany you, ensuring your safety and a memorable trekking experience.

  • Local Guides: Local guides will enhance your trek with their knowledge of the area.

  • 2 Breakfast, 1 Packed Lunch, 1 Dinner: Delicious meals are provided during the trek. You'll have 2 breakfasts, 1 packed lunch, and 1 dinner.

  • Off-road experience: Get ready for an exciting off-road experience during the trek.


  • Lunch on Day 2: Lunch on the second day is not included in the trek package.

  • Personal Expenses: Any personal expenses you may incur during the trek are not covered. This includes expenses such as souvenirs, additional snacks or drinks, and any personal shopping.

  • Anything Not Mentioned in the Inclusions: Any services, meals, or items that are not explicitly mentioned in the "What's Included" section are not part of the package.


  • Xerox ID proof (Aadhar or other Gov. ID): Ensure you have a copy of your identification for verification purposes.

  • Good trekking shoes: Invest in comfortable, durable trekking shoes with good grip to support you during the trek.

  • Lunch Box: A container for carrying your packed lunch, making it easy to enjoy a meal during the trek.

  • Strong backpack for trekking: Opt for a sturdy, spacious backpack that can comfortably carry your essentials and any extra items.

  • Reusable water bottles: Stay hydrated by bringing along reusable water bottles with a minimum capacity of 2 liters.

  • Clothes for two days: Pack comfortable clothing for the duration of the trek, including a set of extra clothes.

  • Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Cap/hat: Shield yourself from the sun's rays with sunscreen, sunglasses, and a cap or hat.

  • Toiletries (Tissue papers & wet wipes etc are not allowed in the trek): Include necessary toiletries such as toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, and sanitizer. Note that tissue papers and wet wipes are not allowed during the trek, so plan accordingly.

  • Juice packs, Glucon-D, Energy bars: Carry energizing snacks and drinks to keep your energy levels up.

  • A Polybag to carry wet clothes: Keep a polybag handy for storing wet clothes or any items you don't want to mix with the rest of your belongings.

  • Raincoat or a poncho: Prepare for unexpected weather changes with a raincoat or poncho to keep you dry.

  • Personal medication if any: If you have specific medications or medical requirements, bring them along.

  • Torch with new batteries: A reliable torch with fresh batteries can be invaluable in low-light conditions.

  • Camera (optional): Capture memorable moments with a camera if you wish.

  • Long socks: Long socks can offer extra protection and comfort during the trek.

  • Sandals: Bring a pair of sandals for comfortable wear at the campsite or during breaks.

  • Power Bank: Ensure your mobile devices stay charged with a power bank.


Policy and Terms

  •  Cancellations made 30 days or more before the date of travel will incur a cancellation fee of 10.0% of the total tour cost.
  • Cancellations made between 15 days to 30 days before the date of travel will incur a cancellation fee of 25.0% of the total tour cost.-
  • Cancellations made between 7 days to 15 days before the date of travel will incur a cancellation fee of 50.0% of the total tour cost.
  • Cancellations made between 3 days to 7 days before the date of travel will incur a cancellation fee of 75.0% of the total tour cost.
  • Cancellations made 0 days to 3 days before the date of travel will incur a cancellation fee of 100.0% of the total tour cost.

    This cancellation policy is designed to provide clear and transparent guidelines regarding cancellation fees based on the timing of cancellations. Please take note of these terms before booking your adventure.

Terms and Conditions

Please carefully read and understand the following terms and conditions that govern your travel experience with Backpackers United.

  • Ownership of Content: Any photos or videos taken during the trip by Backpackers United's content creators or clients are owned by Backpackers United and can only be used by the company for advertising purposes. No one else can use the content commercially without permission from Backpackers United.
  • Payment: Full payment for the trip must be completed before the trip begins. Failure to complete the payment may result in the cancellation of the trip.
  • Valid ID: All travelers must have a valid government-issued ID that will be verified before boarding. No boarding will be allowed without a valid ID.
  • Transfer of Bookings: The transfer of bookings is not allowed. Only the names mentioned at the time of confirmation will be allowed to travel.
  • Passport Requirements: For international travel, clients must ensure that their passport is valid for at least six months from the date of intended travel and not damaged in any way. Backpackers United is not responsible for clients who book travel with passports that do not meet this requirement. Any denial of entry at immigration or any additional cost arising from alternate arrangements for deportation must be borne by the travelers.
  • Unused Inclusions: No refunds will be given for any inclusions that are not utilized by the client.
  • Luggage and Belongings: Travelers are responsible for their luggage and belongings. Backpackers United is not responsible for any damage or missing items.
  • Departure Time: The departure time is fixed, and all travelers must report at the pickup point 30 minutes before scheduled departure. The air conditioning will be switched off in the hills, and the driver will have the discretion to turn off the AC during the trip for safety reasons.
  • Prohibited Activities: Drinking and smoking are strictly prohibited during the tour. Backpackers United's tours involve physically demanding activities such as trekking and camping at high altitudes, so clients are advised to be in good physical shape.
  • Liability: Backpackers United is not responsible for any accidents, bodily injury, illness, death, loss, or damage to baggage or property, or any damages or claims arising from negligence or delay by any person not employed by Backpackers United.
  • Conduct: Any misconduct or indiscipline will not be tolerated during the tour.
  • Alterations to Itinerary: Backpackers United is not responsible for any delays or alterations to the itinerary due to natural hazards, accidents, weather conditions, landslides, political closures, or any untoward incidents. Alterations to the itinerary may be necessary due to various factors, such as weather and road conditions, and the physical ability of participants, in the interest of safety, comfort, and general well-being.
  • Insurance: Backpackers United does not provide insurance policies to cover sickness, accidents, or losses due to theft or other reasons.By booking a trip with Backpackers United, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agreed to abide by these terms and conditions. Your safety and enjoyment during the trip are our top priorities, and we appreciate your cooperation and adherence to these guidelines.

Frequest Questions

Q: How can I reserve my slot ?
A: You can directly reserve your slots by booking on the website, please ensure proper dates are selected before confirming your booking.

Q: Is it safe for Women travellers ?
A: Safety and Security Guidelines are followed at all times, and it is our topmost priority. We have certified trek leads (Male/Female) accompanying the participants at all times and our stay follows well-rounded safety measures.

Q: What payment options do I have
A: We have multiple payment options on the website, you can also contact us and pay directly via UPI to avoid payment gateway charges.

Q: I am A Solo Traveller, can I join the Group
A: Yes, our trips are designed to ensure that every traveler gets to experience the Nature, Culture, Heritage, and beauty of the place. We are one of the best community travel groups in India

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