Kodachadri Peak boasts of lush green forests on its summit. The peak also holds the distinction of being a Natural Heritage sight as declared by the government of Karnataka. Nestled among the Western Ghats of Karnataka, Kodachadri is located at 1,343 meters above sea level. Laden with forests, refreshing waterfalls, gorgeous jungle trails and picturesque landscapes, it’s easy to fall in love with this trek.The name of Kodachadri is derived from the words Kodacha and Adri, which in the local language means home of the hill of jasmine flowers. The peak of Kodachadri is perfect canvas like backdrop to the famous Mookambika Temple and also the Mookambika National Park. Being in the heart of this national Park, there are various opportunities to view wildlife for trekking enthusiasts. The peak is home to a stunning range of Biodiversity such as Malabar Langoor, Malabar Pied Hornbill and Indian Rock Python among many others. Your adventure to the hill of jasmine flowers awaits.
Anyone who is new to the trekking and wants to venture into the experience should begin with this trek. This is a perfect trek for the people who want to peek into the world of Western Ghats. The trek provides a first-hand experience of mountain trekking and camping in the wilderness.
Since it is a beginner’s trek, you need no special prior experience. Although one is required to have mental preparedness and stamina before he begins the trek. Running exercise is recommended.
1. Jog/Run for 3 Kms in 30 mins and
2. Hold your breath for 20 seconds
If you are not meeting these benchmarks, please use the preparation schedule to improve your fitness till you achieve the above benchmarks.
1. How to choose a right rucksack: It is essential that you choose a right rucksack for the trek since you are going to carry it all the time while trekking. Make sure you don’t make these common mistakes while buying a rucksack.
2. How to pack a rucksack: Trekking in mountains become more fun when your rucksack is well-organized. It also makes it easier for you to carry without being much load on your shoulders. Follow the guidelines on how to pack a rucksack.
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