Kudremukha Trekking to this peak makes me a boost my enthusiasm & strength.
This peak is located in Western Ghats of Karnataka, Chickmagalur district, to reach this place you’ve to come to Kalasa if you are travelling from Bangalore.
From Bangalore –Kalasa-Balegallu- Mullodi (Kudremuk base point) uphill
From Mangalore- you’ve to catch Mangalore to Kalasa direct bus & get down at Balegallu –Mullodi (Kudremuk base point) uphill.
Trekking distance: 9 Km’s(One side)Peak Height: 1892 mtr’s (1.892 KM)
Trekking duration: 5 hours (One side)
Best time to visit: Oct –DecemberPermission: Required from Forest dept of Karnataka (Issue at Mullodi)
Trekking fees: @INR 275(in 2017)
Camping: Camping not allowed in peak but the camping allowed at base point (Mullodi)
Kudremukha literally means horse-face as the mountain resembles like horse face.
It’s also called samse parvatha since it was near to Samse village, it’s the 2nd highest peak in karnataka after Mullayanagiri.
It was my long cherished dream to go for trekking to kudremukh , so finally decided to explore this peak on 25/12/2015.
I catched a Kalasa bus from Mangalore to samse by 7:40AM in the morning through Vishal travels
& Travelled via Karkala , Bajegoli reached at samse.
Their enquired a local vehicles to reach the base point (Mullodi) and other trekking amenities for trekking.
Luckily I got two more trekking adventures at Mullodi –Mr Ram (Adventure trekking organizer, Wildlife field man & Naturist) & Mr Reddy (Software engineer, Chennai)
|Left to Right Myself, Mr Reddy, Local guide & Mr Ram|
We hired a local guide (Mr Annappa) for trekking & we packed the fruits, biscuits, water bottles other amenities.
We started trekking by introducing ourselves & discussing on current affairs started with slow march.
As we did trekking after monsoon time so there is no issue of leeches , again next monsoon we planned to trek in monsoon & experienced the thrill of trekking.
Here I’m attaching photos clicked in both Monsoon & In spring time- to get more information on this.
|Mullodi Base camp|
Mullodi – Lobo house (L1)- Ontimara – Lobo house (L2)-Kudremukh peak
While trekking we can access two lobo houses (2 brothers )lived in 90’s as they are Konkani Christian Agricultural community , still we can find the old wrecked houses with barren agriculture fields.
From local boy explained the both brothers granted this land by British people to Serve Christian missionary & save the flora/fauna of this area.
It was very interesting by listening the story Mr Lobo brothers , as their family now moved to South canara after death of lobo .
In between we found lot of water spring’s that quenched our thirsty , it was really amazing however you are in tired up by drinking this natural water makes us something freshness.
|Strategy 😛(Image clicked in Monsoons)|
Ontimara (In Spring)
After downhill trekking we camped at Mullodi base point nearby a Somavathi falls there we refreshed with chilled water.
In night we had stomach full of Neer dose (Authentic Malenadu/Coastal region of Rice dose) with pulimunchi😋
Usually the South Canarese peoples of Belthangady (Navooru region) visits this place by trekking form other side of Kudremuk & they will take the holy bath here in Ellamavasya (Particular New moon day)
Even I’m planning to annex this adventure trekking from the South canara , as my wife native located at Navooru village of Belthangady at the nestle of kudremuk peak ranges
|Kudremuk valley in spring time with golden grass|
|Enchanting Kudremukha mountain ranges|
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