Kukke Trekking 9F79BC00 Kumara Parvatha Trek - The toughest trek in Karnataka by Avinash K Jan 20th, 9:18 AM written by Avinash K Jan 20th, 9:18 AM 0 Reaching altitudes up to 5600ft, 14kms of tough and continuous elevated terrains, jungle walks, plain treks, forest camping, the breathtaking western ghats views, the waterfalls, the rock climbing, the leach forest, the brilliant sunsets, 2nd highest peak in Kodagu, 4th highest peak in Karnataka, Kumara Parvatha is undoubtedly the best trek and the toughest trek in Karnataka!Kumara Parvatha Trek - Most Important things to knowBest time to visit Kumara Parvatha - post monsoon (September to March)Total trek distance - 28kms to and froTrek difficulty - DifficultPeak Height - 5600+ ftAverage trek time - 2 days (weekend trek)Distance from Bangalore - 260kms one wayKumara Parvatha trek timings - forest checkpoint entry from 4:30AM till 3:00PMHow to reach the Kumara Parvatha Trek? How to reach Kumara Parvatha Trek from Bangalore by train: Kumara Parvatha Trek ( also called as Pushpa Giri ) is right behind the famous Kukke Subrahmanya Temple. You can board a train from Yeshwantpur to Subrahmanya Road Railway Station (SBRH), the ticket could cost from 120 to 800INR based on your seat preference. The Temple is 15kms from the Railway Station and you can hire an auto or bus to reach the temple.Train timings from Majestic: 8:30PM to 5:50AM on Kannur ExpressTrain timings from Yesvantapur: 4:30PM to 12:25AM on Mangalore Central ExpressTrain timings from Yesvantapur: 7:10AM to 2:25PM on Karwar ExpressTrain timings from Yesvantapur: 6:45PM to 2:05AM on Karwar ExpressTrain ticket cost - 300 to 1100INR based on your berth preferenceHow to reach Kumara Parvatha Trek from Bangalore by bus: You also board a direct bus from Bengaluru Majestic to Kukke Subrahmanya Temple. Once you reach the temple, the trek starting point is only 1.5kms which can be covered by foot or you can rent an auto.Bus timings start after 8pm everydayBus ticket price - 500 to 1800 based on your berth preferenceHow to reach Kumara Parvatha Trek from Bangalore by car/private vehicle: Follow this Google Maps it will take you to Kukke Temple, visit the temple and park your vehicle at the temple paid parking and head to the trekking starting point which is 1.5kms from the temple.Kumara Parvatha Bhattara Mane Contact Number+919448647941+919480230191+919945618495Try calling up the Bhattara Mane before starting the trek so they have your food prepared by the time you reach there. You could still directly walk into Bhattara Mane if you are unable to reach by phone.How to prepare for the Kumara Parvatha Trek?Kumara Parvatha Trek ( also called as Pushpa Giri ) is right behind the famous Kukke Subrahmanya Temple. The Kumara Parvatha trekking distance is 14kms one side. The distance to the trek starting point is 1.5kms from the temple which can be covered by foot or rent auto till the starting point.Note: Kumara Parvatha Trek falls under difficult trek category. This mountain trekking has high elevation gain, so you should be well prepared for this trek if you are physically fit then you should be able to complete this trek.The Kumara Parvatha Trek can be divided into 3 phases. So let's dive right in and plan the Kumara Parvatha trek!Phase 1: Kukke Temple visit and reach the Bhattara ManeOnce you have reached and visited the auspicious Kukke Subrahmanya Temple, you can have your morning breakfast at the nearby hotels and also fill up your bag packs with energy-bars, dry fruits and other eatables you wish to carry. Do not throw the plastics on the trek route be hyper responsible on this The route from Kukke temple to Bhattara is a dense forest trek with continuous ascent all the way. It is completely covered by treks so you don't have to worry about being sunny, You can start the trek before 3 PM and you should comfortably reach the Bhattara Mane. Or you can start your trek soon after breakfast and reach Bhattara Mane for lunch and do sightseeing in the evenings. Trek Distance: 7kmsTime: 3-4hoursThat's it, you have completed the phase 1 of the trek. Wander around take some amazing photos, crack old school jokes, pitch your tents, have your dinner at Bhattara Mane, have fun, end your day with some good Ghost stories, set your alarm to 4:30 AM, and go to sleep.Phase 2: Bhattara Mane to Shesha ParvathaStarting your day 2 early is crucial as the trek route is full grassland and you should be the plan to return before it is too sunny. Wake up at 4:00 AM pack your tents and bags, make a quick small handbag that you want to carry, and keep all other items at the forest checkpoint office. Take 2 passport size photos this is needed at the forest checkpoint sign the agreement and don't forget your water-bottle. and again Do not throw the plastics on the trek route be hyper responsible and pick plastics if you find.Your first stop point will be Kallu Mantapa which is around 2kms from the forest office. Fill up your water bottles at the nearby water stream. Trek Distance: 5kmsTime: 3hoursDon't forget to take some amazing photos at the Shesha Parvatha Peak!You have completed phase 2 of the trek. You can choose to decent back to Bhattara Mane of trek further until Kumara Parvatha through the leach forest. Phase 3: Shesha Parvatha to Kumara ParvathaThis is my personal favorite part of the trek where you cruise through the leach forest watching every step and checking your shoes every 50m or so. Good trekking shoe is recommended for this trek, you can rent all trekking gears on RentMyTentThere is a nice waterfall on the way to the Kumara Parvatha, be careful near the water stream as this is very slippery. Refill your water-bottles at the waterfalls and once you climb the waterfall's rocks from the left side, you have done it. You have successfully trekked the toughest trek in Karnataka.Congratulations, you are super fit! Kumara Parvatha Complete guide Find this board and take it's a picture and I'm sure you will remember this day for many many years to come! Feel the success, drink the cold water filled up from the waterfalls! take some amazing pictures along the entire trek journey.I myself have trekked Kumara Parvatha 3 times already and the glory in reaching this peak is soul satisfyingIf you don't own a DSLR or missing out on some trekking gears? no worries you can rent them out on RentMyTentTrek Distance: 2kmsTime: 2-3hoursKumara Parvatha Trek descentDescent all the way back in the same route up to Bhattara Mane have your lunch. Pick your baggage from the forest checkpoint. Relax for a while and descend back to Kukke Temple.Descent time up to Bhattara Mane: 3 hoursDescent time to Kukke: 2 hours Kumara Parvatha Trek FAQsBest time for Kumara Parvatha trek - Post monsoon seasons from September to March will be the best time when the mountains are lush greenKumara Parvatha Trek permissions - Everyone is allowed to trek but you have to pay a forest entry fees of 250 per person at the forest checkpointKumara Parvatha trek distance - It is 14kms one sideKumara Parvatha trek Camping - Camping is allowed near the Bhattara Mane and Forest checkpointKumara Parvatha trek safety - We suggest you take pain relief sprays, creep bandaids and few paracetamol tabletsKumara Parvatha Trek - Things to carryCamping TentSleeping Bag one per personTrekking shoesTrekking PolesDSLR/GoPro camera (Optional)Poncho (Important during monsoons)Tent (Highly useful for taking small breaks)Torch (must in case of emergency)Find all of thess trekking gears bundled as one combo available for rent at RentMyTent Android App starting from 50 Rs/day! Worth checking out!Other EssentialsBasic First Aid kitIdentity CardCap/ Scarf/ Bandana & SunglassesWater (Minimum two litres) & Energy drinks (Glucon/Gatorade)High-calorie snacks (Nuts & dry fruits, home-baked cake, etc.)Quick Dry Full Sleeve T-shirts are preferable over cotton teesPlastic sheet to wrap electronic devices, only during monsoonsDisclaimer: All the photos used in the blog are inspired form the travel community merely for representational purpose.Here are a few photos of Kumara Parvatha Trek to leave you with some inspiration! Happy Trekking!! Kukke Trekking 9F79BC00 0 comments 0 0 Avinash K It is necessary to feel strong, It is necessary to feel free! Hi, my name is Avinash, and thanks for reading my blog. I'm a passionate trekker and a cyclist. I've done 15+ treks in south India and a few Himalayan Treks so far. My biggest ambition in life is to do the best treks and try out the greatest adventures in the world. Follow me on Instagram and say Hi!