Trek to Kuringal Gudda

Trek to Kuringal Gudda

 

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About The Event

About the place:


Kuringal Gudda
 is one of thirteen hiking trails located in the Kundremukh National Park in Chikmagalur district, Karnataka, India. This trail offers an opportunity to explore rare species of plants, birds, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies and insects. The terrain is dotted with mosses and orchids. The Kuringal Gudda trail is 3,596 feet (1,096 m) above sea level.


Special features of Kudremukh National Park (KNP)


KNP is made of steep hills and valleys. The hills, which bear the brunt of the severe monsoon wind, preclude any tree growth as a result the landscape is covered with grass. The valleys which are tucked in, have reasonable protection from wind and a deep soil profile, as a result of which stunted evergreen forests exist creating an unique microclimate, rich with mosses, orchids, etc. The whole scenery of grassland interspersed with narrow strips of forests provide a fantastic vista for a trekker. The totally fresh air and the climb up and down, invigorates the body and soothes the soul. During the trek, one can view and study several wildlife species of plants, birds, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies, insects, etc.

 

Difficulty level

Moderate

Approx Temperature

22°C - 31°C

Accommodation type

Depending on the availability: 
a) If weather is good, we will prefer to camp out. Be noted its a place in middle of nowhere, NO restrooms are accessible (one has to be dependent on natural resources)

b) Dormitories: Ideally big room where people sleep in sleeping bags provided by us. There will be separate rooms for girls and guys.

Washrooms

Only at base camp. Only toilets, difficult to get shower/hotwater etc.

Food

Basic Veg Meals (2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner)

Transport

Non A/c. Depending on number of participants it can be Tavera/Qualis, Tempo Traveller, MiniBus, Bus, others.

Distance from Bangalore

294 kms (one way)

Total trekking distance

15 - 20 kms approx. boath ways

Attraction

Beautiful landscape

 

Tentative Schedule:

 


Friday:      11th October 2013
 


09:30PM    Pick up from BMC, Jeevanbhima nagar 
09:45PM    Pick up from New Shanti Sagar Hotel, Domlur
10:00PM    Pick up from Lifestyle, Margrath Road (Near Garuda Mall)

10:15PM    Pick up from Vivekanand College, Rajaji Nagar


Saturday: 12th October 2013  


06:00AM    Reach the Base Camp - Freshen up & Breakfast

08:00AM    Reach Kudremukh national park - Finish the National Park formalities
09:00AM    Start trekking to Kuringal Gudda peak - Have packed lunch on the way
06:00PM    Reach base camp, Campfire (Optional)/dinner


Sunday:    13th October 2013 


08:00AM    Have breakfast, Start from KNP

                Visit nearby waterfall. Have lunch (Self-sponsored) on the way
03:00PM    Start back to Banglaore. Have dinner (Self-sponsored) on the way
                    In time reach back to Banglaore 

Participation Fees: Rs.3000.00

Above charges include: Forest dept permission, Non A/C Transport, Accommodation, Basic Veg. Meals, first aid kit, Guide/Coordinator, First Aid

Above charges does not include: Detour, emergency evacuation or medication other than first aid. Food on the way back i.e., Sunday - Lunch and Dinner

 

Things to carry: 

 
--Back pack
--Water bottles 2 litres
--Change of clothes for two days
--Sunscreen & sunglasses
--Toiletries (Shampoo, towel, toothpaste, tissue paper, etc.)
--Allergy medication (if any)
--Energy food like chocolate, nutribars etc
--Juice packs, Glucon-D etc.
--Torches with new batteries.
-- Camera
-- Rain coat (Just in case)

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