Trek to Kuringal Gudda [19th - 20th September 2020]
About the place: Kuringal Gudda is one of thirteen hiking trails located in the Kundremukh National Park in Chikmagalur district, Karnataka, India. This trail offers an opportunity to explore rare species of plants, birds, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies and insects. The terrain is dotted with mosses and orchids. The Kuringal Gudda trail is 3,596 feet (1,096 m) above sea level.
Special features of Kudremukh National Park (KNP)
KNP is made of steep hills and valleys. The hills, which bear the brunt of the severe monsoon wind, preclude any tree growth as a result the landscape is covered with grass. The valleys which are tucked in, have reasonable protection from wind and a deep soil profile, as a result of which stunted evergreen forests exist creating an unique microclimate, rich with mosses, orchids, etc. The whole scenery of grassland interspersed with narrow strips of forests provide a fantastic vista for a trekker. The totally fresh air and the climb up and down, invigorates the body and soothes the soul. During the trek, one can view and study several wildlife species of plants, birds, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies, insects, etc.
|22°C - 31°C|
Depending on the availability:
b) Dormitories: Ideally big room where people sleep in sleeping bags provided by us. There will be separate rooms for girls and guys.
Only at base camp. Only toilets, difficult to get shower/hotwater etc.
Basic Veg Meals (2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner)
Non A/c. Depending on number of participants it can be Tavera/Qualis, Tempo Traveller, MiniBus, Bus, others.
Distance from Bangalore
|294 kms (one way)|
Total trekking distance
|15 kms approx. Both ways|
Friday: 11th September 2020
09:30 PM - Pick up from BMC, Indiranagar
09:45 PM - Pick up from New Shanti Sagar Hotel, Domlur
10:00 PM - Pick up from Lifestyle, Margrath Road (Near Garuda Mall)
Saturday: 12th September 2020
06:00 AM - Reach the Base Camp - Freshen up & Breakfastbr
08:00 AM - Reach Kudremukh national park - Finish the National Park formalities
09:00 AM - Start trekking to Kuringal Gudda peak - Have packed lunch on the way
06:00 PM - Reach base camp, campfire & dinner
Sunday: 13th September 2020
08:00 AM - Have breakfast, Start from KNP
Visit nearby waterfall. Have lunch (Self-sponsored) on the way
08:00 PM - Start back to Banglaore.
in case we are forced to cancel this event.
Important points to be noted before registering
Participation Fees: Rs.4,500/-
Above charges include:
Forest dept permission
Non A/C Transport
Basic Veg. food
Basic first aid support
Above charges does not include:
Detour, emergency evacuation or medication other than first aid.
Food on the way back i.e., Sunday - Lunch and Dinner
Things to carry:
--Water bottles 2 litres
--Change of clothes for two days
--Sunscreen & sunglasses
--Toiletries (Shampoo, towel, toothpaste, tissue paper, etc.)
--Allergy medication (if any)
--Energy food like chocolate, nutribars etc
--Juice packs, Glucon-D etc.
--Torches with new batteries.
-- Camera (optional)
-- Rain coat (Just in case)