Kumara Parvatha Circuit - New Year 2024

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Climb Kumara Parvatha from different side and descend from different end. This is the Kumara Parvatha Circuit, specially designed for New Year 2024, ladies and gentlemen!

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.

Considered 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!

For New Year 2024: The mind-blowing adventure to ascend the peak of Kumara Parvatha, a mountain of such majestic beauty enveloped by an imposing atmosphere of serenity, is one such memory to gain while you enter into the New Year 2024. Notice that this New Year, seats are limited and will fill out on a First Come, First Serve basis. Also, be informed that this New Year is preceded by a weekend, so kindly check out the itinerary and book your seats at the earliest.


Day 0 - Departure:

  • Evening: Begin your journey from Bangalore to Kukke Subramanya via a comfortable coach or private vehicle.

Day 1 - Kumara Parvatha Trek Day

  • 4:00 AM: Arrive in Kukke Subramanya and enjoy a refreshing break at the designated homestay.
  • 5:30 AM: Savor a hearty breakfast to fuel your trek. We will provide you with a packed lunch for the trek.
  • 6:00 AM: Embark on the Kumara Parvatha trek as early as possible to maximize daylight hours.
  • 9:30 AM (Tentative): Reach the Forest Office checkpoint, marking a significant milestone in the trek.
  • 2:00 PM: Arrive at the majestic Kumara Parvatha peak, Karnataka's crown jewel. Take a moment to celebrate your accomplishment and capture stunning panoramic views (see image below).
  • 3:00 PM: Begin your descent on the Coorg side, traversing through the scenic landscape.
  • 6:30 PM: Reach the forest camp, marking the completion of the challenging Kumara Parvatha trek.
  • Evening: Return to the comfortable homestay, where a warm bonfire and a delicious dinner await to replenish your energy and foster camaraderie among fellow trekkers.

Day 2 - Visit Mallali Falls

  • 8:30 AM: After a refreshing breakfast, leave the homestay and head towards Mallali Falls.
  • Morning: Immerse yourself in the beauty of Mallali Falls, a hidden gem nestled amidst the verdant hills.
  • Noon: Enjoy a self-sponsored lunch at a local restaurant.
  • 10:30 PM (Approximate): Arrival at Bangalore | Tour ends

Important Notes:

  • Timings are tentative and may vary depending on the group's pace and weather conditions.
  • Adherence to the trek schedule is crucial, particularly concerning the Forest Office checkpoint deadline.
  • Wear appropriate hiking attire and footwear for a safe and comfortable trek. 
  • Keep your bags as light as possible and carry only the essentials for the trek
  • Be prepared for variable weather conditions and carry necessary rain gear.


Introductions of the participants

Private Vehicle

Non-AC Push-Back Seats Vehicle

Stay Not Applicable

Meals Not Included

(No Dinner break)

Hey Trekker,

Give a pat on your back for just thinking of taking up an adventure on a new year when most people choose to booze and party to welcome their new Year.

Leave from Bangalore at 8 pm (Final time will be updated in Whatsapp Group), get introduced to fellow adventurers and get a good night's sleep for a punching trek next day.

Trek Day



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All Meals

Professional Itinerary: Kumara Parvatha Trek

Arrival and Preparation:

  • 4:00 AM: Arrival in Kukke.
  • 5:30 AM - 6:00 AM: Refresh and enjoy a hearty breakfast at a nearby hotel (packed lunch will be provided for the trek).
  • 6:30 AM: Depart for the KP trek base.


  • 6:30 AM - 9:30 AM: Trek from the base to the Forest Office.
  • 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM: Continue the trek to Kumara Parvatha Peak, the toughest in Karnataka.
  • 2:00 PM: Enjoy a well-deserved lunch at the peak and celebrate your accomplishment.

Descent and Return:

  • 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM: Descend from the Coorg side and arrive at the forest camp, marking the end of the KP trek.
  • 6:30 PM - Onwards: Return to the homestay for a warm dinner and bonfire, fostering new friendships.

Trek Sections and Timings:

The trek can be divided into four sections based on distance and elevation gain:

  • Section 1: Trek Base to Bhattaramane (4.5 km, 3 hours hours)
  • Section 2: Bhattaramane to Shesha Parvatha (5.5 km, 4 hours)
  • Section 3: Shesha Parvatha to Kumara Parvatha (1.5 km, 45 minutes)
  • Section 4: Kumara Parvatha to Beedehalli Side (7 km descent, 3-3.5 hours)

Please Note:

  • Timings are tentative and subject to group pace.
  • Strict adherence to the trek schedule is crucial.
  • The forest department will not allow further progress beyond the 2nd forest checkpost after 9:30 AM.
  • In case you are a beginner and this is your first trek ever and you are not physically fit please refrain from joining on this trek


Private Vehicle

Non-AC Push Back Seats Vehicle

Stay Not Applicable


Today is a day to relax and reflect on your accomplishments. Take your time to pack your belongings, enjoy a leisurely breakfast, and depart by 8:30 AM. Your first stop will be the enchanting Mallalli Falls.

Nestled in the Kodagu district of Karnataka, Mallalli Falls is a mesmerizing cascade that plunges over rocky cliffs. The Kumaradhara River, the lifeblood of this waterfall, embarks on a journey through Kukke Subrahmanya, eventually merging with the Netravati River at Uppinangadi, before emptying into the Arabian Sea at Mangalore.

Continue your onward journey towards Bangalore, stopping for a self-sponsored lunch along the way. As you savor the memories of your trek, take pride in conquering the most challenging trek in Karnataka, all within a single day.

Gather for a final dinner before bidding farewell to your fellow adventurers. Promise to reunite in the future, eager to embark on new and exciting expeditions together.

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What’s life without adventure? Isn’t the real purpose of life to travel, to experience new places, and witness the sunrise from new mountaintops? This thought is what united Jatin and Tarun over a cup of chai, in spite of being from two unrelated backgrounds (CA and IT). They knew each other since the time Jatin was helping Tarun learn the ways of the wilderness through weekend treks and outings with another traveling group. Their love for traveling and trekking together motivated them to start something of their own. Thus was born “Plan The Unplanned”, where travel goals come true. Under the Companies Act, Plan The Unplanned is incorporated as Unplanned Journeys Private Limited They started their journey on unsteady ground, much like any other company, but they shared an infatuation for travel and adventure with their customers, which amplified their determination, and thus, Plan the Unplanned family keeps getting bigger every day! Just about any travel idea can come alive with Plan The Unplanned…treks, adventure activities like rock climbing, kayaking, rafting, backpacking trips across the country, cultural outings, photo walks; everything that fellow travelers need, to explore the great outdoors together. Well now that the wanderlust has kicked in and you can already see a vacation in your nearest future, here’s what we have to offer!

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  • Accommodation in homestay separate for men & women.

  • 2 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

  • To and fro Transport from Bangalore ( Non A/c Pushback seat tempo traveller/ mini bus )

  • Karnataka Forest Department Entry Fees

  • Outdoor Leaders from Plan The Unplanned

  • Experience that you gain


  • Any meals not included above

  • Any kind of personal expenses

  • Any kind of insurance (health, medical, life accidental, etc )

  • Anything not included above


  • Soft Copy of your Aadhar/Voter ID (Mandatorily required for permits)
  • Small backpack to carry your essentials during the trek to the Kumara Parvatha Summit
  • Energy Bars ( Mandatory )
  • Glucose Packet ( Mandatory – Each carry for themselves )
  • Power Bank
  • Warm Layer
  • Water bottles – (2 litre each)
  • Lunch Box & Spoon to carry your packed lunch
  • Raincoat/Bag covers in case of rains
  • A comfortable pair of shoes with a good grip for trekking
  • Flip-flops for lazing around the campsite
  • Toileteries ( Dry tissues, toothpaste, brush, etc )
  • Torch/Headlamp to be used at night
  • Extra pair of clothes to change into once wet
  • Polybags to pack your wet clothes
  • Extra cash for meals not included in the itinerary


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Policy and Terms

Refund/Cancellation Policy – Weekend Trips from Bangalore

In the event that YOU cancel your trek, this is the cancellation policy we follow:

Intimation Period*

Cancellation Fee**

7 days or more

10% of the total invoice value

Between 3-6 days

50% of the total invoice value

Between 0-2 days

100% of the total invoice value

  • *Intimation Period means the number of days before the tour is scheduled to start
  • **Cancellation Fee is the amount of money that will be deducted from the total billing amount before offering the refund.
  • Refund/Cancellation requests are accepted only by email at [email protected] and not via call or Whatsapp.


  • Cancellations on the day of departure or a day prior due to work/family emergencies, health issues, etc. would not be entertained, and no refund or transfer to further dates shall be allowed for the same. 

  • If you are wanting to cancel out on the day of departure and move the trek to a future date an additional charge of RS 1500 would have to be incurred to make the movement to a future date. This can be availed only within 3 months from the date of the actual trip departure.

  • 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.

Transfer 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. (Not valid for group or corporate bookings)

  • 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.

  • Transfer of Dates is not valid for Bhutan, Meghalaya, Himalayan Treks, Spiti or any other event worth is above 5000/- INR.

  • Transfer of dates on the day of departure shall be possible at an additional charge of 1500/- per person  (applicable for few events).

For a detailed cancellation policy please visit here


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The purchase of any travel services offered by PLAN THE UNPLANNED (hereinafter referred as ‘PTU’) constitutes a contractual arrangement between PTU (‘First Party’) and Client (hereinafter referred as ‘You’) (‘Second Party’). Booking of services with PTU represents your unconditional acceptance of the terms & conditions set out herein. These terms and conditions shall be binding on you and all the travel companions booked by you.

Trekking and other outdoor activities provided by the PTU depend on various factors and have inherent risks associated with life. PTU does its best to reduce all types of risks, discomfort, and hazard to the best of its ability (within financial constraints), yet there are chances of accidents, mishaps, and deficiency in service.

Please ensure that you read carefully and understand these terms prior to confirming your booking.



Pictures used on the website and collateral are meant for marketing purposes. These do not imply the inclusion of the pictorial content to be a part of your vacation or any guarantee that you will experience, encounter or view whatever is depicted through the pictures.

Fitness Responsibility

PTU offers trip(s) and trek(s) that require varying levels of fitness. The level of difficulty can be based on the extent of physical stress, the terrain, weather, and/or climate. The degree of difficulty for some trips can be physically demanding. To enable you to choose appropriately and prepare accordingly, carefully review the level of difficulty of each trip before booking the same.

PTU doesn’t have any medical expert(s) and it is your responsibility to obtain medical advice, latest health requirements including inoculations and vaccines before you join a trip. PTU takes no responsibility for your inability to cope with the level of difficulty on a trip. While there is no age limitation on any PTU trips, any disability, pregnancy, mental or physical, or any other medical condition that may affect your fitness to complete the trek must be revealed at the time of booking the trip to PTU. You also undertake that you and Your travel companions, for whom You have signed up, do not suffer from any condition or disability that could create a hazard to Your own wellbeing or to others on a trip.

Program Dates

You are solely responsible for verifying the correct dates mentioned on the travel documents.


PTU reserves the right to modify or cancel the trip or part of the trip under circumstances, including but not limiting to Acts of God, road blockage, political unrest, sickness, accidents, events beyond PTU’s control etc. Any extra cost arising from such circumstances shall be borne by you on the spot. Wherever possible, PTU shall intimate you of such changes in advance or while on the trip.

Luggage Responsibility

Baggage and personal effects are at your risk throughout the trip. You are solely responsible for your personal belongings while on the trip. PTU is not responsible for the loss of baggage, goods, air tickets, passport, cash, traveler’s cheques, or any other travel document or item owned by you while on tour, whatever the cause.

On-trip Behaviour

You are required to behave in a manner that is acceptable and conducive to group travel. PTU reserves the right to terminate your trip (if you are found to be causing distress/annoyance to co-travelers, endanger/damage property of any supplier or of other traveling companions), without assigning any reason whatsoever. No refund for unused services is possible in such cases.

You also agree to abide by the authority of the group leader designated by PTU. The decision of the tour leader is binding on all participants on matters that affect the safety or well-being of any person participating in the trip. Behavior that causes danger, distress, or annoyance to others, or interferes with the mobility of the group can result in the group leader terminating your participation from the trip, with no right to refund for missed or unused services.

Protect The Environment

The entire trip/ trek would be through natural trails and we would spend most of the time in eerie forests, serene valleys, soothing hillsides, or at golden beaches. You should know that it’s your duty to protect the environment and not create nuisances on the way by throwing your plastic materials and other wastes like packets of chips or wrappers of chocolates. PTU shall not consider any such behavior towards nature. We expect you to be responsible and aware adults.

No Smoking Or Alcohol Consumption

PTU doesn’t support smoking or any sort of alcohol consumption during the journey and as a team, we earnestly request you to not indulge in those practices while you are with us. Smoking is not only injurious to your health but also equally bad for nature. We should ensure that there’s sustainable natural conservation and our acts, in no way, hampers that. Also, alcohol consumption might ruin your experience as well as cause discomfort to your fellow mates. No action of smoking or drinking shall be tolerated by PTU during the trip/trek.


PTU makes every effort to ensure the comfort of our guests, but PTU requests you to understand that the amenities around the trekking region may not be the same as the ones you are accustomed to, at home. Weather is another factor that will have a direct impact on your journey. Hence, you are requested to have patience, enthusiasm and be prepared for compromising, before you choose to undertake this journey.


You accept that the very nature of active, adventure travel requires a degree of personal risk. You are likely to visit places where political, cultural, and geographical attributes might pose certain risks, dangers, and physical challenges. By booking a tour with PTU, you accept that you are aware of the personal risks, dangers, and challenges that might arise and that you are aware of the risks involved. You hereby assume all such risk and release PTU from all claims and causes of action arising from such damages or injuries or death resulting from these inherent risks. It is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with customs, weather conditions, physical challenges, and laws in effect as well as your local embassy contacts in each destination.

Emergency Situations

In the event you fall ill or suffer an accident during the trip, all hospital expenses, doctor fees, repatriation expenses, evacuation from road or mountain, any other charges incurred as a direct or indirect result of your illness/accident are your responsibility.

Photography Rights

PTU reserves the right to take photographs of you during the trip and to use them for promotional purposes. By booking a trip with us, you automatically grant us a royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide, and irrevocable license for using your images in photographs and videos that may be used for promotional material, website, social media, collateral, and any other marketing and publicity materials.

Frequest Questions

  1. I have booked the trek when will I get further updates regarding the trek?
    Well, most of our treks are usually confirmed by Thursday and you would receive an Event Headsup mail that would contain details as regards Pickup Points ( Location and Timings ), Outdoor Leader ( Point of Contact ), Do’s, and Don’ts.
  2. Would I be added to a WhatsApp Group once the trek is confirmed?
    Yes, the Event Headsup mail would contain a link to the WhatsApp Group through which one can join and interact with fellow travelers and outdoor leaders.
  3. Do I have any other boarding points apart from the ones mentioned?
    Yes, we do have options for picking a traveler on board with a few locations provided they are on the route to our destination. The following are the same:
    - Croma Store, Sony World Signal
    - Yeshwanthpur Metro Station
  4. Do I have to carry luggage all the way during trekking?
    Yes, you will have to carry luggage till Bhatrumane ( 7 km ) from trek starting point. After Bhatrumane you will carry only essentials for the trek
  5. What is "Without Travel" option during my booking process?
    Well, if you select this option, all the travel arrangements for your entire itinerary must be managed by yourself, and Plan the Unplanned crew will not be managing anything related to your travel. We recommend you come via car for a smooth travel experience to, from and within the destination.

    For better clarification call us 9482070194, 8147086083
  6. Is the trek safe for Women/Girls?
    Yes, it’s much safe and sound. We have been organizing these treks over the years now and we always have had an equal ratio or sometimes we have women in the majority. We also have female outdoor leaders who are on board and lead the other trekking enthusiast. We have made sure our homestay/tent accommodation is separate for men and women.
  7. Would I be able to postpone to a future in case I do not attend the trek on the day of departure?
    We are extremely sorry, you cannot postpone to any future date in case you fail to attend the trek on the mentioned date for any reasons whatsoever ( family/health/work emergencies ). You can write to us at [email protected] as regards and our team will get in touch with you on the same

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