Trekking Travel & Outdoors
Feb. 16 – 18, 2018
Kurinjal Trek is one of the less explored hiking trails located in the Kudremukh National Park in Chikmagalur district, Karnataka, India.
The Beautiful Valley of the region has several wild animals, tall trees and varied landscapes covered with green vegetation.
The whole scenery of grassland interspersed with narrow strips of forests provide a fantastic vista for a trekker. The totally fresh air and the climb up and down invigorates the body and soothes the soul. During the trek, one can view and study several wildlife species of plants, birds, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies, insects, etc.
The Kuringal Gudda trail is 3,596 feet (1,096 m) above sea level. And the distance from Bangalore makes it as the best weekend spot for adventures and adrenaline rush. Its indeed a must do trek if you are in Bangalore.
MANDATORY THING TO CARRY
7.30 pm – 9.45 pm -Leave from Bangalore late evening. We request you to have some light food before traveling. This trip would be an overnight journey to Balgal in which we would have an informal introduction and have fun.
6:00 am – 7:00 amThe nearest town to homestay is Kalasa, we will be passing through Hassan road to Belur to Kassala town and from there to Balgal. Balgal is a small place at the base of Mullodi Hills.
There is an arrangement made for freshening up and breakfast at the Balgal. From which we will start our journey into the Kudremukh Forest reserve and then to the base of Kurinjal. The Road to the base of Kurinjal gives a scenic glimpse of the forest reserve.
7:30 am – 6:00 pm
After Fresh-up and Breakfast, we would embark on our journey to Kurinjal peak.
The Trail is covered with dense tall trees give you a perfect shade on a sunny day, The Forest has several wild animals likes langoors, monkey and many which often makes the sound in jungles making you aware of the wild forest on your side.
The track straight lead you to the base of the huge black rock on the top of the mountain. There is only one water source in the middle of the path, close to the peak.
The Last steps of the trek are bit tricky and challenging as the path is little steep.
The panoramic view from the peak in indescribable, the green vegetation of the forest surrounding looks like a grape bunch.
After spending some quality time at the peak, we would start descending through the same path to homestay for a much-awaited Campfire and hot dinner. The homestay (mullodi hills) provides both veg and non-veg food for dinner.
You could also take bath if you want as hot water is available at a homestay.
07:30 am – 11 amNext day after breakfast we would spend the early morning time at the Somavati River waterfall beside the homestay. Spend some quality time and then back to Bangalore.
11 am – 10.30 pm – Return Journey to Bangalore.