The descending phase was tougher, because for slippery rocky and steep trek trail. It almost took one hour to reach Sheshaparvatha peak again (around 2.30 pm). During the descending time, we took fewer breaks and progressed through the trail carefully but faster speed. At 4.15 pm we reached near the Forest office and reported there, and 4.30 pm again at Bhatre Mane for tea.
In the month of Jan I went to Karnataka to explore Coorg..... coorg is a really beautiful & peace place to visit... I know this is life, my dad is always remember me one thing that is " If you wants to know more about your self that trek one mountain in your life span and I am sure you can know more than about your self" I got my self here, "kumara parvatha" this is the South India's toughest mountain to trek and it took 3 days for complete trek. Here you people can not get any thing for eat & drink..... I decided to prepare the food my self only. In the Eve time I prepared my camping site and prepared camp fire also... I collected some fruits from valuable trees and I boiled them after few min I ate. In 3 days of trekking I used to live like this way only. I thought now I am living like a perfect human being.... I felt really happy and I enjoyed every single movement. ...... These are few clicks from my camera in kumara parvatha..... I just love this place....
If you are a person who gets excited with the word Trekking, Kumara Paruvatha is a weekend get away from Bangalore (280 Kms) and you can be as close to the nature as possible. The best part of this trek is that it includes all kinds of terrain while trekking, the stony hard ones, the lush green grass, the steepy and the non-steepy ones. It is a difficult level trek that covers about 13Km oneside.Things to carry:1. Enough water at least 1L per person2. Electrolytes and glucose packets3. First aid kit includes (dettol, band aids, cotton and antiseptic cream, salt for the leeches)4. Energy Boosters (chikki, chocolates, biscuits, fruits, Bread packets and Jam)5. Torch, cap and sunscreens6. Sleeping bags/tent. Tents can be rented in Bangalore or at kukke6. Whistles to signal each other
Kumara Parvatha is a beautiful place for trekking as it offers amazing views of the surrounding hillside and waterfalls. Kumara Parvatha is in Kukke Subrahmanya town which is about 100 Km from Mangalore. You can reach here in 2.5 hrs, leave early from Mangalore. The trek is moderately difficult. You need to register in the forest department office before starting the trek. Do visit Kukke Subrahmanya temple (The temple of Serpent God) and Adi Subrahmanya temple (Old Subramanya temple). You can return to Mangaluru or stay in Kukke town.
Kumara parvata is considered to be one of the toughest yet must do trek in western ghats of Karnataka. At 1712 mtrs Kumarparvata is the 6th highest trek spot in Karnataka. You will encounter Batra mane on the way which is the only place to have food and also gives place to pitch the tents.2. Kudremukh Trek