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  • Trip introduction

    One of the most challenging treks in South India, Kumar Parvatha is a summit to scratch off from your list. This trek is about 6-7 hours one way, and takes you up to about 5616 feet. You'll be covering two peaks in one climb: Kumara Parvatha and Shesha Parvatha, climbing through lush greenery with spectacular views all around. You'll also be visiting Mallali Falls on your way back. The monsoons are a beautiful time to do this trek, with streams running underfoot, and the forests glowing green. But beware: you'll find leeches too! Do carry Moov spray or Dettol or salt to deal with the leeches.

    Destination

    Kumara Parvatha, also known as Pushpagiri, is the third highest peak in the Western Ghats of Karnataka at a height of 5616 feet above sea level. The peak lies on the border between Dakshina Kannada and Kodagu district, and offers a trail through a region rich in biodiversity. The prominent snout peak and the steep ascent make this a tough trek, but it offers great views of peaks layered one behind the other.

    Destination highlights

    Summit one of the highest peaks in the south. | Conquer a snout peak at 5616 feet. | Take photographs of silhouetted mountains from the peak. | Trek through the verdant forests of the south Sahyadris. | Knock off the toughest trek in the southern Sahyadris.

    Activity Details

    2900

    5616

    460

    10 kms

    5 hours

    10 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Kumara Parvatha trek: Bus journey to base

    You will be picked up from the scheduled pick-up points around Bangalore city at 21:00 hours. It is an overnight drive to the start point of the Kumara Parvatha trek. Try to get some sleep during the ride so you're ready for your trek tomorrow. Overnight in bus.

    You will be picked up from the specified pick-up points in Bangalore and then driven to Kumara Parvatha base. It is an overnight drive to Kumara Parvatha Base camp. Do carry a shawl or jacket to stay warm, and some light snacks and a small water bottle for the journey.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Bangalore

    Kumara Parvatha base

    21:00 PM

    Food

    No meals will be provided today.

    Veg
    Day 2 of the Kumara Parvatha trek: Climb to summit
    Day 3 of the Kumara Parvatha trek: Mallalli Falls; drive to Bangalore
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 0-24 hours before the departure date of the Kumar Parvatha trek: No refund.

    For cancellations made 24 hours or more before the departure date of the Kumara Parvata trek: 90% of the trip cost will be refunded.

    In case of unforeseen conditions during the Kumara Parvatha trek, alternate feasible activity will be provided. However, no refund is provided.

    If the Kumara Parvatha trek is cancelled by the operator anytime before to start of event, full refund will be given.

    No refund will be given for participant's unavailability; due to personal reasons or miscommunication with booking website or operator or lack of pickup information.

    Rules on trip

    Smoking or consumption of alcohol or any drugs is strictly prohibited on the Kumara Parvatha Trek.

    A strict no littering policy must be followed by all participants.

    Participants consuming alcohol, misbehaving or causing delays will be immediately banned from the rest of the trip. Their return costs will be at their own expense and no refunds will be given in such a case.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The operator will not be responsible for any loss including damage to property, injury or death of a person during the Kumar Parvatha Trek.

    No insurance is included in the trip cost.

    In case of damage or loss of any of the equipment or items of the operator, the responsible traveller has to bear the cost.

    There are designated pick up and drop points for the Kumar Parvatha Trek. Please make your own arrangements for transport to the specified pick-up point accordingly.

    The transport for all trips is organized by third party transport agency and is not under the control of the operator. Participants are requested to co-operate in case of minor delay in pick-ups and drops, if any.

    Please make note that the pick-up transport halts at Marathahalli, near Kalamandir (21:30 hrs); Silk Board bus stop, opposite Pizza Hut (22:00 hrs); BTM, Udupi Garden Bus Stop, opposite A2B (22:10 hrs); Banashankari bus stop (22:30 hours); RR Nagar, Gopalan Arcade, Mysore Road (23:15 hours)
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Return transportation to Bangalore

    • Accommodation on sharing basis in homestays
    • Breakfast, lunch and dinner on day 2 and breakfast on day 3
    • Campfire (depending on weather)
    • Visit to Mallalli fall
    • Guide and activity cost
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Insurance

    • Personal expenses like telephone calls, meals during transit, tips, etc.
    • Additional costs incurred due to weather or other unforeseen situations
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • A pair of quick dry trousers/ track pants
    • Long-sleeved shirt or t-shirt
    • Warm fleece jacket/ sweater
    • Sunhat
    • Comfortable trekking/ hiking shoes
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery
    • Wrist watches
    • Expensive electronic items
    • Suitcases, trolleys or any other hard luggage

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Transportation from Bangalore to Kumara Parvatha base and back
    • Campfire

    You need to get

    • Backpack with rain cover
    • Raincoat or poncho
    • Sturdy water bottle
    • Energy bars or dry fruit
    • Torch/ flashlight
    • Personal toiletries
    • Personal first-aid kit
    • Camera (optional; with batteries fully charged)
    • Sunglasses
    • Keep a few poly bags handy for your belongings in case of heavy rain
    • Lightweight floaters/ sandals
    • Extra pair of clothes
    • Relispray
    • Dettol solution/Moov spray/salt for leeches

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.