There are two routes:
The popular easy route - 6 km up and down
The honey Valley route - around 20km up and down
The honey Valley route is the longer and the more scenic. It starts in a resort in Kabbinakad called honey Valley resort.
Trek Distance - 12km one way .
Guide required- Yes ( guide offered by the resort).
Difficulty - Moderate with some difficult slopes.
Best season - November to January when there few leeches and most greenery.
Time taken- 7 to 8 hours ( if you are not planning to camp on the top then it is best to start early and reach the homestay before it turns dark)
How to Reach :
There are KSRTC and private buses which operates from both Bangalore and Mysore daily to both Madikeri and Virajpet.
Private buses are available from both madikeri and virajpet to Kabbinakad.
Private vehicles can take the mysore route which has better road conditions.
Trip itinerary :
Day 1 - drive to the resort from bangalore, covering Dubare Elephant Camp on the way and finish the trek
Day 2 - Relax around the resort and their waterfall.
Day 3 - return to Bangalore
Trip cost :
Rent per person per day - 250 rs
Transport - 650 rs
Guide - 500 total (100 each)
Food - 500rs
Total - 1900rs
Photo credit-Vyshnavi P S
Editing - Lakshmi T