Kumara Parvatha Trek, Waterfallsfrom
Kumara Parvatha Trek With Waterfalls
– This journey takes you on a trek to Kumara Parvatha also known as KP Trek, which is one of the most popular peaks in Karnataka, along with a dip in gushing Mallalli waterfalls of north Coorg.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Tough
Group Size Medium Group
Kumara Parvatha, standing at an elevation of 1712 meters in the Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary is the 6th highest peak of Karnataka, 2nd highest in Coorg. It is popular among both beginners and experienced trekkers. There are two routes for this trek from two different districts in the state. One may either trek from the Kukke Subrahmanya side or the Somwarpet side.
Our idea is to scale the summit by trekking for a day, and refresh the second day at the gurgling waters of Mallalli waterfalls in Coorg. So we shall do the trek from Somwarpet side. This route is also more conducive owing to the fact that most of the trek is through dense Shola forests, providing that all-important shade on a tough trail. There are a couple of waterfalls we will encounter in this trail.
While the other side of this trek from Kukke Subrahmanya is more famous and much more challenging, it takes 2 days of a hardcore trek with night camping. In our case, we would return to the cozy homestay by night, have our dinner, sleep off and gear up for waterfalls the next day.
Join Muddie Trails on this leisurely trek to otherwise tougher Kumara Parvatha.
Highlights of the Kumara Parvatha Trip:
- Trek to Kumara Parvatha (Somwarpet side)
- Mallalli Waterfalls visit
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- Start from Bangalore, an overnight journey
- Reach homestay early in the morning, freshen up and have breakfast.
- Have fulfilling, heavy Breakfast to fuel up your body.
- Drive to the base of Kumara Parvatha at Beedehalli, grab your packet of Lunch from Trek Lead.
- We will mark our presence at the Forest department check-post and start hiking up.
- The trail mostly passes through thick Shola cover, with a gradual inclination. There are 3 water sources en route the trail, so we can keep our backpack light with just a 1-liter water bottle.
- The crickets will be in full swing making those screechy noises as we pass by dense, shady forest.
- As we reach the top, we will enjoy mesmerizing views, have our lunch, relax for some time, and hike back.
- Finish the trek down to the check post before darkness sets in.
- Come back to the homestay, refresh, campfire with delicious dinner.
- Social gathering at night with long conversations, rest in the assigned rooms.
- Wake up, freshen up and have breakfast, pack your bags.
- Visit Mallalli waterfalls, take a nice dip in the fresh mountain water.
- Break for lunch at a local restaurant.
- Start back towards Bangalore, reach around 9 PM.
- Share your refreshing experience of a weekend trek to Kumara Parvatha with your friends and colleagues.
- June to Sept (monsoon): Monsoons are a great time to trek Kumara Parvatha as it greets trekkers with lush green vegetation, waterfalls everywhere, and blooming flowers. There will be plenty of leeches, as usual in western ghats. Mallalli waterfalls on some weekends may have too much water, especially during July/Aug, which might be a bit tricky to enter in water.
- Oct to Feb (winter): The weather is quite pleasant and when you start early, you will see the mountains covered in mist and fog. Thick forest canopy from the Somwarpet side makes it the best trail to trek. Mallalli waterfall has a good amount of water throughout the winter season to take a rejuvenating dip.
- Mar to May (summer): Dry climate. Gets really hot, greenery disappears and is prone to forest fires. We usually do not organize Kumara Parvatha trek in summers.
What's next after booking your trip:
- A Whatsapp group will be created for all the registered folks a night before the trip.
- You may say hi to other travelers and get prepared for the trip.
- We will set expectations about the trip, remind you of important Terms & Conditions.
Pickup Points, Timings:
Tin Factory bus stop: 10:00 PM
- Towards HP Petrol pump side
- Near foot over bridge
Indiranagar 100 Feet Road: 10:15 PM
- Opposite Barbeque Nation
- Just in front of Domlur flyover
Koramangala Sony World Signal: 10:30 PM
- Just in front of Manyavar
- On 80 Feet Road
Goraguntepalya Metro station bus stop: 11:15 to 11:45 PM (based on traffic)
- Where Outer Ring Road (ORR) meets the highway
- On the service road in front of People Tree Hospital
Things to Carry for Kumaraparvatha Trip:
- 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 campsite
- 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.
- Homestay (separate rooms for each gender)
- Food: 2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner (all veg)
- Kumara Parvatha trek from Coorg Somwarpet side
- Forest department charges
- Visit Mallalli waterfalls
- Bonfire (if it doesn’t rain)
- Organizer(s) from MT
- A lot of action and entertainment!
- Lunch on Day 2
- Any misc. expenses not mentioned in the inclusions above.
- No Luxury. We assure awesome memories every trip, but not awesome facilities.
- We provide basic facilities in terms of food, travel, and stay.
- The itinerary is fixed. No special requests to change itinerary/schedule are permitted. Do not give advice(s) to the Organizer.
- 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.
- 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 trekkers. There may be snakes, scorpions, and other 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.
- The event will stand canceled if less than 8 travelers signed up for the trip/trek
- 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.
- 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. Read it here.
- 80% refund if a cancellation request is sent before 48 hours of the trip start time.
- No refund if a cancellation request is sent within 48 hours of the trip start time, whatever be the reason (health, family, work issues, accident, etc.)
- No refund during or after the trip, whatever be the reason.
- No refund on the partial payment done to block your seat for the trip.
It falls under the “moderate” category as we hike up from the Somwarpet side.
It’s about a 7 Km hike from our forest check post at Beedehalli. That makes it around 14 Km trek up and down. Most of the trek path is covered by a thick forest that makes the climb all the more pleasant. Expect lots of rain, muddy trails, leeches during monsoons. Typically trekkers take around 7 to 8 hours to finish the Kumara Parvatha trek.
The months from Jun to Sept are special for Kumara Parvatha monsoon trek. It’s a great experience this time for the people who don’t care about getting drenched.
The months – Oct to Feb are very good to trek with clear skies, pleasant weather. Water will be available throughout the season at Mallalli waterfalls.
Read the detailed Terms and Conditions here.
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