Among the prominent peaks around Kudremukh Horse Face peak Kurinji kallu 3802 ft Altitude ranks the best for its magnificient views.The magnificient cone shaped rock face cliff derives its name from Kurinji flower Strobilanthes kunthiana. Neelakurinji.The shrub that is found in the shola forests of the Western Ghats in South India. The purplish blue flowers of Neelakurinji blossoms gregariously only once in 12 years.
Located about 20 kms from Kudremukh sharing border with Dakshina Kannada district. The point where you start is about 9kms from kudremukh colony.The trail meanders through open grasslands and under canopy from village called "MaLa". where the former route takes you in a jeepable track the later is through thickets of the jungle typical to Western Ghats.
There is an old abandoned structure station here at the top, but the water is available at 1km distance downhill.The place is abundant with variety of fauna and flora. The Kudremukh National park houses variety of wildlife such as tiger, leopard, wild dog, Malabar giant squirrel, common langur, sloth bear, gaur, porcupine, sambar, spotted deer, barking deer, jackal, giant flying squirrel and the mongoose.
The park also has about 195 species of birds which are Malabar trogon,Lion tailed Macaque, Malabar whistling thrush, great pied hornbill and the imperial pigeon.Reptiles like Snakes and tortoises are also found here.
Duration: 1 night ; 2 days
Day 00 : Overnight journey from Bangalore.
Distance 350 kms.Duration : 08 hrs.
Day 01 : Reach Basecamp.
Hit the trail, Trek through shola forest and grasslands.
Pack lunch for trail.
Return to Camp. Duration : 06 hrs.
Day 02 : Refresh.
Visit Kadambi waterfalls, Lakya backwaters and temple of Godess Annapoorneshwari at Horanadu.
Reach Bangalore evening.
Cost : ₹ 3,500/- + 5% GST
Group Size : 11 members and above
Mode of Transport : Tempo Traveler Pushback Non-AC with video coach
Destination : Bangalore to Bangalore.
Pickup and Drop : Common Point
What is Included
- Basic Mountaineering Course qualified Guide from Summiters
- Transportation cost to/from Bangalore
- All Meals during stay and Refreshments
- Basic First aid Kit
- Forest Permit charges
- Guide charges
- Jeep Safari ( Ganapathi katte to Singsaar road ) ( Safari depends on the current situation )
What is Excluded
- Personal trekking equipments – like trekking poles or sleeping bag liners or rucksacks
- Personal insurance or cost of emergency evacuation
- Purchases of personal natures (like mineral water bottles/bottled or canned beverages/chocolates/dry fruits etc)
- Lunch during return journey
- Any other extra expenses incurred on the trek which is not mentioned in the cost includes section
We usually send the exact Pickup location and timings a couple of days before the trek date. The pick location we choose are always a well-known place and has better connectivity with rest of the city. Mostly there will be 1 to 3 pickup location for every trek.
Yes, of course, you can board on the way if we are travelling through your location. You can get in touch with one of our out-door leader for same by sharing contact details. Although, we request you to board from the pickup locations as it would help us to coordinate, and to avoid mis-understanding or time delay.
You can contact to the number shared.. Also, we would be sharing out the contact information on the connecting email. besides, we would also be creating a Whats-app group so that we all can connect and coordinate with everyone on the trip.
Accommodation & Food
We always have separate accommodation for girls and boys. Sometimes, some participants wish to stay with their family or couple, so we request them to check with us before the trip so that we can check for the options to make your stay comfortable.
No. Not Required.We will provide you.
We believe a hot served meal after the trek is the best way to beat the tiredness and complete an awesome day. So, we always try to cater everything from first morning breakfast to the next morning breakfast but at some places we give the option to the traveler to explore the local cuisines. The trek on which we cater, we try to give local vegetarian meal. Pack lunch is provided if the trek duration is more than 5 hours.
We usually try our best to give an opportunity to the traveler to connect with nature and the locals. We mostly connect with people who can cater to out needs and eke out a living, because of which sometime our homestays are at located are remote location for examples on hills, remote areas. Also, sometime we also opt for camp with tents and sleeping bags etc and sometime in cemented homestays which contains basic comfort for a proper rest.
YES. However we recommend you to not to bring valuable Jewellery during outings. Mobile phones , chargers , Cash to be taken care by individuals. You can approach trip leader to help you.
We try to have tie up with homestays having proper amenities.That is the reason we keep the group size at a minimum.
Travelers and Group size
We will try to maximize the group size 11 members to 20 members.Keeping in mind the safety of group.
We believe age does not define a limit of a person. A person can achieve anything at any age if he has a desire. Every trek has its own difficulty level, which you can check out the Itinerary page of the every trek and can decide for yourself. Definitely a basic fitness is always required for any trek you choose, because every trek with Summiters test your ability to push yourself and get high in the mountains.
Registration and Payment
To confirm your participation, you need to click on the blue button “BOOK NOW”, which will take you to the registration page and also guide you to our payment page on which you can make the payment through net banking, credit or debit card. Once you make the payment, you will receive a payment confirmation from us confirmation about your seat on the trip. We would request you to go through the complete itinerary, description, highlights and things you need to carry before making the payment.
You can bank transfer, cash deposit or NEFT as per your convenience.
We have tie-ups with third party vendors and the commitment is already made, regarding group size well in advance, the cancellation affect the facilities give to other participants, so, even if we don’t like to put on any policy, we might have to do it for the other participants who are coming for the trek. So, that we could be at least manage to keep the spirits high enough. The cancellation charges are as follows.
If the cancellation is done before 10th day from the trek date then FULL REFUND is applicable after the deduction of the third party vendor transaction charges.
If the cancellation is done before 7th day from the trek date then HALF REFUND is applicable.
If the cancellation is done after 7th day from the trek date then NO REFUND is applicable.
A Tempo Traveler Non/Ac push back is arranged with Video coach.A common point for pickup will planned accordingly.
Camping inside the National park is not allowed by forest department. Arrangement for stay will be made in dormitory.
Instructions and Guidelines
- Consumption of alcohol or any other intoxicating products is strictly prohibited during this trip
- For safety purposes, do pay heed to the guidelines given by the instructors/Tour leader.
We provide simple vegetarian food that is light and suitable for trekking. Don’t expect pizza hut or an Anand Bhavan - nor will you have to go hunting. You will have enough and when you are tired – anything served will taste superb!
Yes. It’s as pure as it can be. But if you are finicky – you can buy mineral water
You cannot charge your phone on the trek. You have to get your phone charged in Bangalore before coming for the trek.
Take daily long walks or jogs.
Note: Since the whole area is now inside the Kuduremukh National Park, one is not allowed to stay here. And stay inside anywhere the national park is not entertained without prior permission.
Terms and Conditions
All about the Elusive star
Here are our conditions:
- Summiters will try to keep an optimal group size of 11 to keep the cost to a minimal. The initial fees could be collected assuming a group size of 9-10 people. However, in case the group size is smaller Summiters will inform the participants a month in advance of the departure date,the group size of the program. The participants would be requested to pay "the difference amount" as per the current size of the group.
Booking must be confirmed 30 days prior to date of departure by paying the full amount – It takes lot of effort, time and money in planning the trek in remote locations. So please give us enough time to make your journey a lifetime’s journey.
All expenses accruing from change in schedule due to weather conditions or health issues are to be borne by the participants. Summiters will not be responsible for the weather or your personal health issues.
Cancellation policy – We plan everything for you well in advance, so that your trip is hassle-free and as smooth as possible. This means that porter fees, permits, accommodation expenses are all paid in advance. Any cancellation will mean inconvenience and loss to all the people involved in making your journey successful. Therefore, it is only fair to pass on the accrued costs to you. Our policy is:-
- Cancellation prior to 7 days from date of departure : Full Refund
- Cancellation between 3 days prior to date of departure: 50% Refund
- Cancellation between 24 hours prior to date of departure and departure date : No Refund
- No Show : No Refund