Trek to Kudremukh

Trek to Kudremukh

 

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About The Event

About Kudremukh:


Kudremukh National Park is spread partly over the thick hilly forests near the coastal plains on the western portion and the shola vegetation on the Western Ghats uplands, covering parts of 3 districts, viz., Chickmagalur, Udupi and Dakshina Kannada. The Kudremukh peak by which the National Park derived its name, is the highest elevation at 1892 meters.


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 to Difficult

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.

Attraction

Beautiful landscape

 

 

Tentative Schedule:


Friday:      20th December 2013

 
09:30PM   Pick up from BMC, Jeevan Bima Nagar 
09:45PM   Pick up from New Shanti Sagar Hotel, Domlur
10:00PM   Pick up from Lifestyle, Magrath Road (Near Garuda Mall)

 

Saturday: 21st December 2013


06:00AM   Reach Kudremukh National Park

               Have breakfast, Avail permission
               Reach Base camp, Leave extra luggage
09:00AM   Start trekking to Kudremukh Peak
               Trek 16KM both ways. Have packed lunch on the way
06:00PM    Reach base camp, Campfire (Optional) - Dinner


Sunday:    22nd December 2013


 
08:00AM   Have breakfast, Start from KNP

               Visit nearby waterfall for relaxation dip. Have lunch (Self-sponsored) on the way
02:00PM   Start back to Bangalore.
10:00PM    Reach back to Bangalore


Note: Drop points will be the same as pick-up points


Suggested things to carry: 

 
-- One 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 (If you wish)
-- Juice packs, Glucon-D etc. (If you wish)
--Torches with new batteries 
-- Camera (Optional)
-- Rain coat (Just in case)


Terms & Conditions

  1. Alcohol is strictly prohibited on BMC events (Except when that event is party :).

  2. Trekking is an activity where there are more than 50% chances of facing uncertainty, as you see we always write "Tentative Schedule", on treks its very difficult to make people walk with the speed we want. Also because the vehicles we hire are not regular on route vehicles like KSTDC which can guaranty us the time it take to reach.

  3. Weather conditions, Wildlife movements, permission changes are not in our hand, many times we are forced to change the itinerary, distance or place. But if for some reason we cancel the event we offer 100% refund to all the participants.

  4. All participants registering for the trek should be trekkers! We have experienced few picnic crowd registering for Treks by mistake (Crowd which demands for Changing room, rest room, bedroom, shower, porters etc.) We request not to register if you are not Ok to carry your own required items, which includes: Your personal backpack, sleeping bags and common items like food, tents etc distributed equal among the group.

  5. We are dependant on 3rd party transport agency, we don't have direct control over vehicle, vehicle drivers. Rarely we face small issues with pickup and drop times or quality of bus. If you are too specific please check back before registring.

  6. We can not guaranty availability of rest rooms where we do night camping. But for everybody's convenience we try our best to reach place where people can freshen up.

  7. While utilizing campsite all trekkers has to be responsible of cleaning the place (after and before using).

  8. We expect every trekker to be humble towards Nature, localities and tribals.

  9. We have designated pick up and drop points, make your own arrangements of transports accordingly. It took more than 4 years for us to make our departure on time, that was since we started leaving all late comers behind in Bangalore.

  10. For cancellation of participation, we will pay your refund as per our cancellation policy.

  11. In case of damage or lose of any of the BMC equipment or property, responsible member has to bear the cost.

  12. There is no consideration, priorities, discounts to even our close friends, but on times we reward participants with free or discounted treks for their outstanding leadership/volunteership during treks.

  13. All our events are built on Teamwork methodology. Our coordinators' presence in the event is to lead the event, make sure that things are going as per plan, schedule, safety. Also its fun to pitch tents, collect firewood from forest, cook food etc.

  14. Trekking is a life skill of exploring the nature in natural way which gives you experience of surviving in nowhere and with nothing. Try to gain maximum of that experience, test the limits of your physic and mind.

  15. All our arrangements are very basic, we do not/can not provide luxury on such events. Our accommodations are many times: Sleeping bags and Tents, Dormitories, room with no beds and some times just sleeping bags under the glittering sky.

  16. To keep proper track of participants and keep them updated time to time, we require each and every participant to read thru these points and then register.

  17. We do not have control over online registration head count, on times we get many registrations than max head count, in that case we have to request last overbooked members to accept refunds or switch to another trek.

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