Kumara Parvatha is one of the most famous treks near Bangalore, for one reason that stands apart from the rest – It is said to be Karnataka’s toughest treks. Trek to Kumara Parvatha is also mostly taken up by experienced trekkers due to its difficult terrain and the time taken overall to trek and get back down to the peak.
Also known as Pushpagiri, Kumara Parvatha is most possibly the most challenging treks in the country. Towering at an altitude of 1,712 meters, not only is it the highest peak in the Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary but also considered to be the fourth highest peak in Karnakata. The peak lies in the border of Dakshina Kannada and Kodagu District and The peak is also located right behind the very famous and revered Kukke Subramanya Temple.
The trail has two peaks. The smaller one is called Shesh Parvatha & the higher one is called Kumara Parvatha standing at an altitude of 5,600 ft. It is also said and believed in the local community that Shesh Parvatha is a guardian of the Kukke temple located at its base.
The weather during the trek was extremely pleasant and cloudy. Thankfully we got great views of the mountain range in the frame and we couldn’t be happier. Climbing the three iconic boulders was a great adventure and although two of them were challenging, our Nomads loved how thrilling it was.
While the plan was to climb KP from Beedalli and descend to the Kukke side, due to unforeseen circumstances, the safety of our Nomads & to prevent any kind of injuries our Trek Captain Naveen Mallesh had to take a call and he decided that we descend back to Beedalli instead of Kukke.
This is one of the treks in the Western Ghats that we look forward to all through the year. The reason we schedule this for November end and December is because of the pleasant weather during this season. And even this time along, we weren’t let down, the weather was soothing – cloudy and nice.
What we did love during the trek was how peaceful the forest is, when you sync with it. We came across 3 beautiful snakes on the trail including a gorgeous Cobra along with Bison footprints which were definitely thrilling and scary adventurous. Unlike the treks like – Tadiyandmol, Kurinjal, Kote Betta, Ettina Bhuja, this trail is as wild as it can get.
Here’s a quick glimpse of our recent trek to Kumara Parvatha
A video story of our trek to Kumara Parvatha:
When it comes to weekend getaways from Bangalore, these two-day treks are a perfect blend of Trek, Travel & Adventure. The more you head into nature, the more rejuvenated you are to get back to your normal life.