Coorg Tadiandamol Trek, Iruppu Waterfalls

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  • 2 Days 1 Night
  • Group Size: 8 - 20
  • Difficulty : Easy to Moderate
  • Distance : 250 KM

Overview

Hello Trekkers!

The third highest peak of Karnataka Tadiandamol, at an altitude of almost 1800 meters above sea level is well looked after by the forest department. We need to take their permit, make sure we do not litter anywhere, just like any other place we visit. The trek is not really difficult and marks a perfect start for beginners and amateurs. The reward is quite high for a trek of just 6 Km one way. One gets to trek through coffee estates, sprawling grasslands, the steep mountains one after another, and scenic views of the surrounding valley as you ascend. 

An extra perk of trekking in monsoons is the clouds passing through you, or rather you passing through the clouds. One gets clear views post monsoons, but every season has its own charm in the mountains. The advantage of trekking in monsoons is, the intermittent drizzle and cold wind won’t let you get tired. The valley underneath is filled with tropical forests with a good amount of wildlife. Not to worry, the animals usually don’t trek in the daytime like us, which is why the Forest department allows the trek in the first place.

It’s beautiful, pure, and peaceful out there. Tadiandamol is a trek that cannot be missed.
Are you up for it?

Adding to the highest peak of Coorg is Iruppu Waterfalls close to Nagarhole wildlife sanctuary. The waterfall takes a huge plunge from the Brahmagiri hills of south Coorg. A soul-soothing dip in the mountain water is a memory to cherish. A drive through the Nagarhole sanctuary while returning may even bump us into some wildlife like Deer, Wild Boars, Peacocks, and if lucky even Elephants.

Come, let’s #getmuddie by doing Coorg Tadiandamol Trek this weekend.

Highlights of the trip:

  • The Tadiandamol Trek (highest peak of Coorg – 12 Km up and down – Moderate difficulty)
  • Dip in the waters of Iruppu waterfalls
  • Drive through Nagarhole sanctuary
  • Campfire
  • Good veggie food
  • Music and dance, as always

Inclusions

  • Travel
  • Stay at our lovely backpacker’s homestay (Tents stay with a dorm – assigned based on availability)
  • Food: 2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner (all veg) included.
  • Tadiandamol trek fees, permit
  • Iruppu waterfalls fees, permit
  • Bonfire (if it doesn’t rain)
  • Organizer(s) from MT
  • A hell lot of peace of mind!

Exclusions

  • Lunch on Day 2
  • Any misc. expenses not mentioned in the inclusions above.

Itinerary

Day 0 - Onward journey

  • Start from Bangalore, an overnight journey

Day 1 - Tadiandamol Trek

  • Reach homestay early in the morning, freshen up and have breakfast.
  • Pack necessary items for your trek in a small backpack (waterproof), drive to the base of Tadiandamol.
  • We will start the trek on a broken road, through dark green coffee estates that Coorg is famous for in the initial part of the trek.
  • As we move further, nature will open up with a combination of thick forests and flowing streams of fresh mountain water which is safe to drink.
  • We shall cross the forest department check post after taking instructions on forest etiquette.
  • As we move further, a well-defined trail used by the trekkers would slowly take up to the mountain slopes. There are many rest points with huge trees and big boulders throughout the way. One can even see many garbage bins set up by forest folks.
  • The last 500 meters before reaching the summit is steep and slightly challenging, gear up for it.
  • After scaling the mountain, we will reveal at the beautiful landscape amidst the clouds, cool breeze hitting our face, relax for a while, have our lunch.
  • We shall then descend with a gripping image of the western ghats in our mind.
  • After heading back to our homestay, we surely deserve to sip a hot cup of tea/coffee.
  • Campfire with long conversations and a well deserved hot dinner to top it.
  • A social gathering with light music.
  • Rest on the cozy beds.

Day 2 - Iruppu Waterfalls & Return

  • Wake up, freshen up and have breakfast, pack your bags and say Bye to our lovely coffee estate homestay
  • Head to Iruppu Waterfalls of south Coorg take a soul-soothing dip in fresh and chilling mountain water
  • Have Lunch at a local food joint close to falls (note that food options are limited here in a remote location, like maggie, fried rice, gobi, fruit salad, etc)
  • Drive through Nagarhole wildlife sanctuary towards Mysore city. If lucky, witness some wildlife like Peacocks, Deer, Wild Boars, etc.
  • We can have a pitstop close to Mysore town for a tea and snacks
  • Continue our journey towards Bangalore and reach home around  9 PM
  • Share those umpteen pictures between people and flaunt it on Instagram

What to Expect

About Trip:
  • This trip involves basic facilities in terms of food, travel, and stay without any luxury, whatsoever.
  • This is a group trip with shared model. It may not suit everyone – especially for those expecting privacy and comfort. It best suits for people who wish to socialize.
  • Please do not book this trip if you are not okay with above points.

Travel:
  • Tempo Traveler or Mini Bus (with push back seats).
  • Note: This trip involves overnight journey on a push back Seater (Not sleeper or semis-sleeper).
  • We request you to book this trip only if you can handle slight discomfort (especially last row of the vehicle).

Stay:
  • Coffee estate property
  • Tents and Dormitory stay with comfortable beds, blankets.
  • Separate for Men and Women.
  • Clean washrooms

Food:
  • 2 Breakfasts, 1 packed Lunch, and 1 Dinner (all veg) are included.
  • Food during journey is self sponsored
  • Please check the Inclusions, and Exclusions of Coorg Tadiandamol trek package below for a complete list of things included in your trip cost.

Trek:
  • Tadiandamol Trek Distance: 12 to 14 Km (up & down).
  • Time taken: Usually 8 to 9 hours.
  • Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate.
  • Terrain type: Mountain climbing, Forest, Grassland.
  • Can beginners attempt this trek?
    Yes. Many first timers successfully scaled Tadiandamol peak.

FAQ

Pickup/Drop Points

Tin Factory: 9:30 PM


Marathahalli: 9:50 PM


Central Silk Board Bus Stop: 10:20 PM


RR Nagar: 11:15 PM – 11:30 PM

Things to carry

  • Toiletries, moisturizer, light towel, lip balm, wet wipes, toothbrush, toothpaste.
  • A lightweight large Backpack for the trip (no suitcase, no trolley).
  • A small backpack for the trek, waterproof (to carry a water bottle, lunch packet, towel, etc).
  • Photo identity proof with address (Aadhar/Passport/Voter ID).
  • Poncho or rainproof jacket with a hood (from June to September).
  • Cap/Hat/Sunscreen (to protect yourself from the Sun).
  • Sunglasses (to keep your eyes fresh).
  • Power bank, charger, camera (if you wish to).
  • Proper water bottle for your trip. You may fill at our homestay.
  • Disposable garbage covers (To separate used/unused, dry/wet clothes).
  • Good grip trekking shoes or sandals.
  • Your personal medications, if any.
  • Pair of water wear to take a dip in the waterfalls.
  • Carrying a handwash/sanitizer/tissues will help during the trip.
  • Carry your jerkin/sweater – it can get cold at night.
  • Carry a lil bit of cash for Sunday lunch and misc. expenses.
  • Don’t carry expensive items. You are responsible for your own belongings.

What's next after booking your trip?

  • A Whatsapp group shall be created on the trip day and Vehicle & Trip Leader details will be shared.
  • This trip involves traveling with strangers and night stays (if any). Please be mindful that:
    • It is mandatory to share your personal information with the team along with a copy of your government approved ID card.
    • You will need to share your co-traveler(s) details if you have booked more than one seat.
  • Live location of the vehicle will be sent in the group once it starts at the first point.

Seasonal Variations

  • June to Sept (monsoon): Monsoons bring the best out of Coorg, like any other hill station. It rains persistently, filling up the streams and trek paths. There will be plenty of water at the Iruppu waterfalls. This means we may have to take a dip in the adjacent streams instead of going right under the falls.
  • Oct to Jan (winter): Clouds will make way to clear blue skies. Nights will be colder. Waterfall has a good amount of water to take a shower.
  • Feb, March (pre-summer): Dry climate. Still good for trekking with pleasant days. Iruppu still has water to take bath as its catchment area in the Brahmagiri forest is huge.
  • Apr, May (summer): Gets a bit hot. We usually don’t do Tadiandamol in these months.

Terms & Conditions

  • The itinerary is fixed. No special requests to change itinerary/schedule shall be entertained. Do not give advice(s) to the Trip Leader(s) to change the itinerary.
  • Cooperate with the organizer(s) in following the schedule set for the day (especially getting up and getting ready in the morning). This will ensure travelers won’t miss out on the real fun part that is traveling.
  • Every traveler is responsible for his/her for your own safety. Don’t indulge in any illegal or silly activity that causes harm to you or fellow travelers.
  • Do not wander into the forest away from the designated trail for treks. There may be snakes, scorpions, and dangerous animals.
  • Unexpected situations: It may happen we do not cover all the places mentioned in the itinerary because of unpredictable reasons like bad weather, landslides, wild animal presence, abrupt blocking of sites by the police/forest department, delay in travel because of an issue with our group itself, traffic conditions, etc. In most cases, if the time permits, the organizer(s) will take travelers to an alternative place. But in some cases, we may have to skip a place altogether.
  • Absolutely no littering. We swear to protect our environment.
  • No alcohol & smoking during travel, treks, and other outdoor activities. There would be a separate window and space (usually at night) to have these at the campsite/homestay for interested people.
  • Travelers are expected to respect each other and help each other. Avoid discussing sensitive matters like sex, politics, and religion/caste/race.
  • Using foul or abusive language, eve-teasing, arguing with fellow travelers/organizer(s), and/or involving in the physical assault will not be accepted and will stand a chance of being deserted by the group then and there.
  • The event will stand canceled if less than 8 travelers signed up for the trip/trek which will be informed 24 hours before the trip start time.
  • Every traveler is expected to sign a liability/waiver form given by the organizer(s) after boarding the vehicle. This liability form will discharge Muddie Trails of any unexpected incident like injury/death/theft etc.

 

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation by Traveler

  • 80% refund/100% postponement if you inform about your cancellation before 48 hours of the event start time. An email has to be sent to muddietrails@gmail.com to raise a cancellation request.
  • No refund/postponing is allowed within 48 hours of the event start time whatever is the reason (Health, Accident, Covid, Family crisis, Office issue, or anything else).
  • No refund/postponing is allowed for partial payment – booking fee – which is done to book your slot.
  • No refund during/after the event.

Cancellation by Muddie Trails

Muddie Trails may decide to cancel the event if there are less than 8 travelers signed up for the trip/trek.

What if we don’t get the minimum number of people for the trip?
We have 2 options in this case:
Option 1: Complete refund.
Option 2: Switch to any other trip of the same weekend or future weekends. The difference amount will be collected from you or paid back according to the new trip cost.


Cancellation due to external factors

Muddie Trails may have to cancel the event in case of external factors that are beyond our control like Natural Disasters, Extreme Weather Conditions, Red Alerts, Political Disturbances, Bandh/Curfews, Local Issues, Road Blocks, Train cancellations, Covid-19 or any other disease outbreaks etc.

In these scenarios:

  • No Refund is allowed.
  • 100% trip amount can be used for any other new trip of the same weekend or future weekends. The difference amount will be collected from you or paid back according to the new trip cost.
  • Once you confirm your participation on the new trip, all the above Cancellation policies will apply for the same.

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