Saturday 12 October 2013

Kumaraparvatha Trekking & Camping

I was excited very much because it was going to be first camping ever. Long time dream cherished finally & its Kumaraparvatha.It is an impeccable mix of fleshly challenge and natural splendor of the Pushpagiri Wildlife sanctuary. Kumara Parvata is the third tallest peak in Karnataka Considered among the toughest treks in South India. Plan was to reach subramanya around 7 AM on saturday morning. But due to Bus delay/puncture we reached very late and freshed up in bus stand and resumed our journey to the starting of trail. Man destination is at 1712mts above sea-level Bloody. Within half an hr of the trek I told my friends lets go back we still have chance. My legs were very tired and I was sweating like hell we took many rest.The only think that we were sure was that we wont get lost.But anyways we all managed to reach bhatramane for the lunch time around 1PM. It was full meals rice, rasam, butter milk. We dint take much rest during lunch as we were short of time, we headed towards uphill as soon as we started moving it started raining very heavily for an hr. In around 200 mts, we came across the Forest check post, where you have to pay entry fee of Rs200 per head, from there, we found a man-made view point where we rested for a few minutes. People who enjoys trekking and likes to explore unscathed nature should definitely try this trek once in their lifetime. It’s a killer!!!!.
A four pillars structure The kallu mantapa , A camping site as well as water source available here.The views are breathtaking. If you are a trekker don’t miss it. If you are not a trekker don’t try it, Anyways you have lost many things in life, better to watch national geographic channel. We pushed ourselves and kept moving around 4.30 PM we reached sheshaparvatha. Since then it was almost dark to move towards. We knew that we 80% done with trek, few trekkers coming from kumaraparvatha cautioned us not to go as it was dark. We pitched tent in sheshaparvatha. We had enoroumous quantity of food, water etc too.

Trekking trails:
- Somwarpet: 7 kms Rock climbing ,water falls
- Kukke subramanya: 15 kms; grazing land, foliage, grass lands

Camping Sites:
   Bhatru mane on the way (have advance booking) +91-9448647947, +91-9480230191
- Kallu mantapa
- Shesha Parvatha
- Kumara parvatha

Best time to trek:
- October to March

Please Carry:
– A light and strong backpack.
- Extra pair of clothing packed in garbage bags to make it rain proof.
- Tents, Sleeping bag and sleeping mat (optional) (personal)
- Toilet paper, mouth wash, hand wash
- Water bottles (at least 2 liters each), energy drinks ex glucose/ energy bar/electrolyte
- Wind- cheater & warm inner
- Personal camera, Torch, Mobile & sufficient battery back up
- ID card, sufficient cash and emergency contact info (personal)
- Iodex spray, cramp bandage & personal medication
- petrol (for making fire) and match box/ lighter (shared)
- light weight utensils, disposable cups & plates. eatables to cook up there
- slippers to roam around at top (personal), salt/ snuff powder to avoid leeches
- Nylon lightweight rope & knife (shared).

Starting of trek (Jungle)

Yes it is Far

Its False Peak

Map of trek trail
Batha Rashi
Kallu Mantapa
Trek Trail
Yes we were tired 

View Point

Too Much to walk

Camped at shesha parvatha

In air
Yes we could pose as well

Descending down

“Getting to the top is optional. Getting down is mandatory.” - Ed Viesturs