Kumara Parvatha Trek

Kumara parvatha

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  • 2 Days  1 Nights 
  • Difficulty - Moderate Hard
  • For 12+ years

Kumara Parvatha at an elevation of 1,712 m (5,617 ft) above Mean Sea Level (MSL) is the sixth highest peak of Karnataka and 31st overall in the Western Ghats. It is one of the most popular and scenic trekking trails in the Western Ghats which is cherished by trekkers and nature lovers.

Considered as one of the toughest treks in South India, you can test your physical and mental limits with the awe-inspiring nature of the Pushpagiri wildlife sanctuary. The starts from Kukke Subramanya towards the Buttermane for camping and then will continue our trek from forest checkpost to Kumara Parvatha peak. The overall trek distance will be 28kms to and fro.


  • Rich Biodiversity: The trek takes you through the Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, known for its diverse flora and fauna. Trekkers can spot various species of birds, butterflies, and even some wildlife during the journey.

  • Dense Forests: The trek starts with a walk through dense forests with a canopy of tall trees, providing a serene and picturesque setting. The path is often covered with thick foliage, creating a beautiful, natural tunnel.

  • Majestic Meadows: Along the way, trekkers will encounter stunning meadows like Shesha Parvata, offering a brief respite and panoramic views of the surrounding hills.

  • Sunset Point: The trek features a scenic sunset point where trekkers can enjoy a breathtaking view of the sun setting over the vast expanse of forests.

  • Sea of Clouds: The summit provides an enchanting view of a sea of clouds below, creating a surreal and captivating atmosphere.

  • Camping: Trekkers often opt to camp at designated camping sites near the summit, creating a memorable experience of staying amidst the wilderness.

  • Rugged Terrain: The trek includes challenging sections with steep climbs, rocky terrain, and a steep descent, making it an adventure for those seeking a physical challenge.

Pickup from Bangalore


Non A/C Pushback Seater

  • Your adventurous journey begins as you're picked up from specific locations in Bangalore on Friday night. Be sure to have dinner before boarding the bus. This marks the start of your overnight journey to Kukke Subramanya.

Trek Day Camping



Twin Sharing Basis

Lunch, Dinner

  • You'll arrive in Kukke Subramanya in the morning, where you can freshen up in hotel rooms. Afterward, enjoy a self-sponsored breakfast.

  • Your packed lunch will be provided, and any extra luggage can be securely left in the vehicle.

  • The day's trek begins with your journey to the starting point of the hike, which eventually leads you to Girigadde, the designated camping site situated near the forest check post.

  • Once you reach the forest check post, it's time to set up your tents for the night.

  • After enjoying your packed lunch, take some time to relax. Don't forget to savor the breathtaking sunset from the Girigadde viewpoint. A tea break at Buttermane is in store as well.

  •  Dinner to be done at Buttermane, and it will be a self-service arrangement.

  •  You can retire for the night in your tents, ready for the big trek ahead.

Trek End Day Travel to Bangalore


Non A/C Pushback Seater

Breakfast, Lunch

  • Wake up early, around 2:00 AM, and get ready for the day. Freshen up and start packing your tents as you prepare for the highlight of the trip.

  • After completing the required entries at the check post, you'll set out on your trek to the Kumara Parvatha peak, the pinnacle of your adventure.

  • Breakfast will be provided on the way to the peak.

  • Upon reaching Shesha Parvatha, revel in the stunning views among the clouds at Pushpagiri hills. Depending on the timing and conditions, the trek lead will decide whether to proceed further to Kumara Parvatha.

  • After the trek, you'll head back to the base camp and begin packing your belongings. Lunch will be served at Buttermane.

  • Following lunch, it's time to descend back to Kukke Subramanya. Upon reaching the hotel, you'll have a chance to freshen up and relax.

  • The journey back to Bangalore commences, and you'll have a self-sponsored dinner on the way.

  • Anticipate reaching Bangalore early the next morning, around 5:00 AM, concluding your memorable Kumara Parvatha Trek.

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Backpackers United is the leading and fastest-growing Travel Community, founded in 2017, that offers exceptional travel experiences in India. Our team of young, dynamic, and passionate travelers is committed to exploring the great outdoors through sustainable nature trails. We believe in providing a unique travel experience that takes our fellow travelers off the beaten path to discover the hidden gems of nature. We offer a diverse range of travel services, including treks to unexplored places in both North and South India, Cycling Tours, Holiday Packages, Sightseeing, Backpacking Trips, Corporate treks, Team Outings, Personality Development through adventure activities, experiential learning trips specially curated for school and college students, a variety of Adventure activity packages, and much more. Our experienced travel planning team curates each itinerary to ensure every penny is worth the experience. At Backpackers United, we have executed over 2K trips for more than 20,000 enthusiastic travelers, and our weekend treks and trips from Bengaluru are the perfect way to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. We offer customizable travel packages that cater to specific needs and requirements, ensuring a personalized and memorable experience. Our commitment to sustainable tourism and responsible travel ensures that we leave a positive impact on the communities we visit. We encourage travelers to explore the great outdoors in a way that respects and preserves nature, and we promote eco-friendly practices in all our trips and treks. Join our community of adventure seekers, and experience the thrill of exploring nature in a unique and sustainable way. Book your next adventure with Backpackers United and make unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime.

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  • Transfers: Transportation is provided from Bangalore to Bangalore, ensuring that you have a comfortable and convenient journey. Please note that this transfer is non-air-conditioned.

  • Forest Permits: You will be provided with the necessary forest permits required for the trek, allowing you to explore the pristine natural beauty of the Kumara Parvata region.

  • Trek Leads: Experienced trek leads from Backpackers United will accompany you throughout the trek. These professionals are well-versed in the trekking route and are committed to ensuring your safety and an engaging trekking experience.

  • Meals: The package includes a well-planned meal schedule. You will receive one packed breakfast to fuel you for the trek, two nutritious lunches, and a hearty dinner. These meals are designed to keep you energized throughout your journey.

  • Tent Stay: Your accommodation during the trek consists of tent stays. Camping amidst the wilderness allows you to connect with nature, providing a unique and immersive experience.


  • Dinner on Day 3: The package does not cover dinner on the third day of your trek. You will need to arrange and pay for your own dinner during this time.

  • Personal Expenses: Any personal expenses you may incur during the trek, such as additional snacks, beverages, or souvenirs, are not included in the package.

  • Anything Not Mentioned in the Inclusions: Any services, activities, or items that are not explicitly mentioned in the "Inclusions" section are not part of the package and may require additional costs.


  • Soft Copy of Government ID: Make sure you carry a soft copy of your government-issued ID (such as Aadhar) in electronic format on your phone or a device.

  • Good Trekking Shoes: Wear comfortable and sturdy trekking shoes with good grip for the trail.

  • Strong Backpack for Trekking: Use a reliable backpack to carry your essentials and gear. Make sure it's suitable for trekking and can withstand outdoor conditions.

  • Reusable Water Bottles: Carry at least two reusable water bottles to stay hydrated during the trek.

  • Clothes for Two Days: Pack appropriate clothing for a two-day trek, including comfortable trekking attire and an extra set of clothes.

  • Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Cap/Hat: Protect yourself from the sun by bringing sunscreen, sunglasses, and a cap or hat.

  • Toiletries: Pack essential toiletries like shampoo, soap, toothpaste, and any personal hygiene items you might need.

  • Juice Packs, Glucon-D, Energy Bars: Carry snacks and energy supplements to keep your energy levels up during the trek.

  • Polybag to Carry Wet Clothes: Bring a polybag or a waterproof bag to store wet clothes or items.

  • Raincoat or Poncho: Be prepared for unexpected rain or wet conditions by carrying a raincoat or poncho.

  • Personal Medication: If you have any specific medications or medical requirements, make sure to bring them along.

  • Torch with New Batteries: Carry a torch with fresh batteries for any nighttime needs or emergencies.

  • Camera (Optional): If you're interested in capturing the scenic views and moments during the trek, a camera can be a great addition.

  • Long Socks: Long socks can provide additional comfort and protection during the trek.

  • Sandals: A pair of comfortable sandals can be useful during breaks or at the campsite.

  • Power Bank: Ensure you have a power bank to keep your electronic devices charged during the trek.


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 travellers 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 travellers.
  • 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 travellers 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.

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