Kumara Parvatha Trek

Brief Description

The Kumara Parvatha Trek is considered as one of the toughest treks in the Coorg region of Karnataka. Also known as Pushparigi trek, this trek is quite famous amongst trekking enthusiasts and usually includes an overnight stay in the hills. Located in the western ghats, the Kumara Parvatha Trek (KP) at a height of 1712M is the second highest peaks in Coorg. As a part of the gorgeous Pushpagiri range of the Western Ghats, the Kumara Parvatha is abundant in beauty, rich flora and luxuriant jungles. A perfect weekend trek for anyone looking to enter the world of trekking and experience the beauty of Coorg. Stay on the page for more information - Kumara Parvatha trek itinerary, photos, and videos. Scroll to the end to read some amazing Kumara Parvatha Trek blogs.

Why Bikat

  • Learning Experience: We do not just focus on completing the trek but also help you develop basic trekking skills like:
    • Packing a rucksack
    • Morning Yoga & Evening stretching
    • How to pitch and dismantle a camping tent and properly use a sleeping bag
    • Ascend and Descend on a mountain trail
    • How to ensure camp safety and hygiene
    • Identify trail signs and signals
  • Loyalty Programs: Join Bikat community and enjoy benefits of our vouchers and referral programs.
  • Personalized attention: We have small batch size (max. 15) and we maintain a healthy ratio of 8:1 (Participants: Leader) on all our batches to enable individual focus and monitoring.
  • Best Expedition Leaders: Our leaders are advanced mountaineering course qualified, specially trained in rescue procedures from NIM and certified first-aid responders. Even our local guides are certified first-aid responders.
  • Safety norms: We have mapped every region with an emergency evacuation plan and safety protocols maintaining a zero accident record so far. We carry an extensive first-aid kit including oxygen cylinders and high altitude medicines.
  • Safety equipment: Our trek leaders carry UIAA certified rescue equipment like static rope, ice ax, harness, carabiners, jumar, pulley, short and long slings.

Itinerary

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1 Day 1
Day 1: Drive from Bangalore to Kukke Subramanya- 280 Kms
2 Day 2
Day 2: Trek starts from Kukke Subramanya temple- 16 Kms.
3 Day 3
Day 3: Trek from Battru mane to Kukke Subramanya- 10 Kms.

Frequently Asked Questions

Eligibility: Is this trek good for me?

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.

Eligibility: Experience required

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.

Eligibility: Fitness benchmark

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.

Eligibility: Requisite Skills

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.

Eligibility: Requisite Skills

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.

Eligibility: Requisite Skills

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.

Packing List: What to pack



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Packing List: How should I pack my rucksack?

Packing List: How should I select my trekking shoe?

About the Trek: Why should I go for this trek?

Kumara Parvatha Trek

The Kumara Parvatha trek is a must do a trek of the western ghats. The beautiful lush green trail along with a few waterfalls on the way make this trek heavenly. The trek takes 2 days to complete. The Kumara Parvatha trek peak is one of the highest peaks in the Coorg region and gives the trekker's a birds-eye view of the towns and the villages below. The trek is a great way to start exploring the world of trekking as it provides a perfect start to your adventure journey.

Best Season: What are the best months to visit this trek?

The post-monsoon months are the best time to do the Kumara Parvatha trek. October to February are the best months to do this trek.

Connectivity: How to Reach the base of the trek & how to go back from the end point?

Pick-ups and drop-offs will be organized from Bangalore to Kukke Subramanya.

Connectivity: What is the cellular network connectivity for this trek?

Intermittent to lack of cellular network during the trek.

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Terms & Conditions

What's Included

  • Food as per menu on the trek ( Starting Breakfast on Day 1)
  • Forest Permits/Camping Charges , if any (Upto the amount charged for Indian nationals)
  • Trek Guide, Cook, Helpers
  • Services of a Trek Leader
  • Safety Equipment
  • Transportation from Bangalore to Bangalore.
  • Tents and sleeping bags

What's not Included

  • Meals during road journeys
  • Cost of any kind of travel insurance.
  • Any expense of personal nature
  • Any expense not specified in the inclusion list
  • Portage of personal rucksacks

Cancellation Policy

Cash Refund
  • Cancellations up to 30 days prior to departure date - 5% deduction
  • Between 30 days to 15 days prior to departure - 50% deduction
  • Less than 15 days of departure - No Cash Refund
Voucher Refund
  • Cancellations up to 5 days prior to departure date - No deduction
  • Cencellations within 5 days prior to departure - No Refund
*Cash refund is applicable only in case of bookings made without using any promotional offer code or vouchers.
*Please note that this is only a brief of cancellation terms. For finer details please refer Detailed Cancellation Policy

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