WanderWomen: A 2-Day Women Only Trek to Kudremukh

9th Jun 2017
Photo of WanderWomen: A 2-Day Women Only Trek to Kudremukh by Indrani Samajpati

Falling in the region of the Kudremukh National Park, this trail will envelop you with its beauty and the forested area that abounds in rich flora and fauna. Located just 284 km from Bengaluru, Kudremukh or the 'horse shaped mountain' might be your much-needed dose of peace and tranquillity. On one hand, the beauty will get your heart to skip a beat, while on the other, the climb could leave you wanting to catch a breath.

Photo of WanderWomen: A 2-Day Women Only Trek to Kudremukh 1/2 by Indrani Samajpati

The journey starts from Bengaluru - an overnight journey will take you to Kudremukh. One gets to explore the hilly terrain of a tropical rain forest, as you make your way towards the top. While you navigate the rugged pathway, also keep an out for wildlife sightings. The tired legs might take hastened steps as one hears the thunderous noise of the waterfalls from a distance. Make a beeline towards the clearing and spend some time to enjoy the beauty of the falling waters. You will further resume the trek towards the peak.

Photo of WanderWomen: A 2-Day Women Only Trek to Kudremukh 2/2 by Indrani Samajpati

You will reach the peak in the evening, the pleasant climate and lighting adding to your experience. Marvel at the woods that covers one side and the sheer drop on the other. Unleash the photographer in you and try to capture the breathtaking beauty of the landscapes in your camera. Return to the homestay where your accommodation has been arranged, enjoy a campfire dinner and turn in for the night in tents or in the comfort of the homestay.

Start the next day early with a sumptuous traditional breakfast and head out to see the beautiful Somavathi falls before you start the journey back home. Take back with you beautiful memories of the verdant landscapes, the images flipping one after another like a favourite photo album in your mind as you travel back to Bengaluru.


09th June:

9:30 PM Pick up starts from Bangalore

10th June:

06:30 AM Reach Homestay at Kudremukh

08:30 AM Have Breakfast and carry packed lunch

09:00 AM Start the Kudremukh trek

12:30 PM Reach at Waterfall and have lunch

02:00 PM Resume trek

04:30 PM Reach base and head to Chelavara falls

05:00 PM Reach Waterfall

07:00 PM Reach Homestay

08:00 PM Enjoy Campfire followed by dinner

11th June:

06:30 AM Wake up to watch sunrise

08:30 AM Have breakfast and checkout

10:30 AM Depart to Bangalore

01:30 PM Stop for lunch (not included in package)

02:30 PM Continue journey to Bangalore

What's Included:

Transportation (from/to Bangalore), Trek, Campfire (weather permitting), Visit to the nearby Somawathi falls, Breakfast on June 10th & 11th, Lunch on Day June 10th, Dinner on Day June 10th, Accommodation on sharing basis (Camping)

Pickup Points:

1. Marathahalli (09:30 PM) - Near Kalamandir

2. Silk Board (10:00 PM) - Bus Stop, Opposite To Pizza Hut

3. BTM (10:10 PM) Udupi - Garden Bus Stop, Opposite To A2B

4. Banashankari (10:30 PM) - Bus Stop

5. RR Nagar (11:15 PM) - Gopalan Arcade, Mysore Road

Things to Carry:

Torch per person

Sports shoes or trekking shoes in good condition


Rain coat/Poncho

Water bottles

Energy bars, dry fruits, etc.

Personal medication

Sweater/ jackets for the night

Toiletries (napkin, tissues, etc.)

Track pants and cotton T-shirt

Camera (optional)

Write to me at indrani@wandertrails.com if you wish to join!