Kuduremukha is a mountain range and name of a peak located in Chikkamangaluru district, in Karnataka, India. The name Kuduremukha literally means 'horse-face' (in the Kannada language) and refers to a particularly picturesque view of a side of the mountain that resembles a horse's face. It was also referred to as 'Samseparvata', historically since it was approached from Samse village. Kuduremukh is Karnataka's 3rd highest peak after Mullayangiri and Baba Budangiri.

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2 Nights 2 Days Available on request Chikmagalur
Short Itinerary

Day 0

  • Start journey from Bengaluru to Chikkamangaluru in an AC TT/Mini Bus.

Day 1

  • Reach Balegal and hire a jeep to reach our base camp at Mullodi
  • Enjoy an adventurous 4W drive in the jeep for around 6 km through forest trails, gushing streams of water and bumpy roads
  • Freshen up, have breakfast, get ready to start the trek
  • Leave all your luggage at base camp. Carry an only water bottle, packed lunch and snacks-if required
  • Trek through one of the beautiful and serene routes in western ghats to reach the peak of Kudremukha
  • Have lunch alongside the water stream nearby to the peak
  • Start descending after lunch and reach base camp by early evening
  • Take bath, freshen up for a hot cup of coffee/tea and enjoy the beautiful views of peaks in and around the base camp
  • Have authentic hot dinner and take a sound sleep in the lap of nature.

Day 2

  • Wake up to the sounds of nature quite early in the morning
  • Have coffee/tea and get into the water stream/falls nearby to base camp. You can also take bath here
  • Freshen up and have breakfast
  • One more jeep ride to descend and to reach Balegal
  • Have lunch en route and go for sight-seeing if time permits
  • Start our journey back to Bengaluru.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Travel: To and fro travel from Bengaluru to Kudremukha in a TT/Mini Bus
  • Stay: Accommodation for a night at base camp with basic amenities
  • Food: 2 Breakfasts, 1 Packed Lunch, 1 Dinner
  • Jeep Ride: To and fro - Balegal to Mullodi
  • Forest Entry Tickets
  • Guide Fees and Driver Bata

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Any other expenses incurred apart from inclusions.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Any additional expenses due to emergencies
Type of Trek
Two Day Treks
Trek Gradient
Treknical Details
Treknical Details
  • Altitude: 6,214 ft (1,984 m)
  • Distance from Bangalore: 332 km
  • Trek Gradient: Moderate
  • Trek Start Point: Balegal and Mullodi
  • Trek Duration: 7-8 hours
  • Trek Distance: 20+ km

Kudremukh trek FAQs


How to reach Kudremukh trek?


The Kudremukh trek begins in Mullodi village, about 15 kms from Kalasa. It is difficult to reach Mullodi directly. You must first reach Kudremukh Entrance, which is approximately 10 kms from Kalasa. Hire a jeep from the entrance point to Mullodi village, where you will find the forest office. This is where you must obtain permission and start your journey. One can drive to Kalasa or take public transportation to the Kudremukh Entrance point.


With TrekNomads, your ride from Bengaluru to Kudremukh in an AC TempoTraveller / Mini Bus is included.


When is the best time for Kudremukha trek?


The best time for Kudremukha trek is between June and February. The Kalasa region, on the other hand, has pleasant weather all year. During the monsoon and winter, you can see many streams, dark shola forest, bamboo trees tall enough to touch the sky, and rolling green hills. Some sections of the trek involve trekking under the open sky. As a result, trekking in the summer is not advised.


Also, trekking in summer can also be banned due to forest fires. So, planning your trek only after checking all the updates is strictly advised. 


Kudremukh is in the Western Ghats and experiences heavy rains from June to September. Hikers get to experience dense clouds, sporadic showers, and leeches. The Kudremukh monsoon trek is well-known among hikers because it provides a unique experience, making it one of the best seasons to travel.


What are some highlights of the Kudremukha hiking?


Kudremukha peak has a unique structure that resembles a horse's face. After an hour of hiking from the forest office, this horse-like structure is visible clearly. This appears to be closer, but it will take another three hours of trekking to get there. 

The Shola forest is home to a variety of wildlife, including deer, lion-tailed macaques, Malabar giant squirrels, leopards, monkeys, and many others. You may also spot different reptiles along the way. If you're lucky, you might come across them while hiking. During the monsoon season, you can find leeches for every step in this section.

The waterfalls and small streams are among the most fascinating aspects of this section. On the way to the summit, you must cross several streams. While crossing, your shoes might get wet. So, during monsoon trek it is recommended to carry an extra pair of sandals (preferably rain wear) that you can put on while crossing water streams.


What are the Things to carry for the Kudremukha Trek?


Given below is the list of things that you will need while you were on the Tadiandamol 


  • A single backpack of 20 to 30 litres 

  • Good Hiking shoes/Sandals (Make sure you wear good shoes with a great grip) + socks

  • Toiletries, Towels, Spare clothes

  • Water Bottles - 2 litres (Compulsory)

  • Cap/Hat/Sunglasses

  • Snacks, Energy Bars, Fruits (There are no options of eatery nearby and during the trek)

  • ID Proof 


Will snacks be provided on the Kudremukha trek?


2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner are the meals that are included in the Kudremukha trek package. You may bring additional snacks along with you if you wish. However, we recommend carrying nutritious and light snacks such as fruits and energy bars that will be beneficial for you during the trek.


Chikmagalur, Karnataka, India View on Map