Kumara Parvatha at an elevation of 1,712 m (5,617 ft) above Mean Sea Level (MSL) is the sixth highest peak of Karnataka and 31st overall in the Western Ghats. It is one of the most popular and scenic trekking trails in the Western Ghats which is cherished by trekkers and nature lovers.

Considered as one of the toughest treks in South India, you can test your physical and mental limits with the awe-inspiring nature of the Pushpagiri wildlife sanctuary. The starts from Kukke Subramanya towards the Buttermane for camping and then will continue our trek from forest checkpost to Kumara Parvatha peak. The overall trek distance will be 28kms to and fro.

Departure/Return Location:  Pickup 1: Indiranagar, Opposite to KFC signal at 9.30 PM Pickup Location – KFC, Indiranagar.

Pickup 2: Domlur near New Shanthi Sagar Hotel at 9:45 PM New Shanthi Sagar Hotel, Domlur

Pickup 4: Guraguntepalya Metro Station at 10.30 PM Goraguntepalya Metro station

Reporting time for the Departure: Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the departure time.
Return Time on Sunda  Monday early morning 4.00 AM to 5.00 AM.


One night accomodation
01 Breakfast, 02 Lunch, 01 Dinner (Only Veg).
Transfers as mentioned in the itinerary.
Forest Permits.
Service of an expert guide.


Optional activities.
Additional charges for forest permit may be applicable for foreign National as per forest department.
Personal expenses, tips, laundry, telephone calls personal medicines.
Costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and
any other circumstances beyond our control.
Any meals not mentioned in the itinerary.
Evacuation charges, damage of any nature, entrance fees at sites.
Any items/services not specifically mentioned under inclusions.

What to Expect

  • Trekking

Trek Level: Difficult


Day0: Pick up from Bangalore

  • On Friday night get picked up from the pick up locations.
  • Have dinner before boarding the vehicle.
  • Begin your overnight journey to Kukke Subramanya.

Day1: Day of the Trek

  • Reach Kukke Subramanya in the morning.
  • Freshen up in hotel rooms, have self-sponsored breakfast and take the packed lunch.
  • We will leave any extra luggage in the Vehicle.
  • Reach the starting point of the trek and start the trek to Girigadde which will lead to our camping site near the forest check post.
  • After reaching the forest check post, start pitching your tents.
  • Have your packed lunch and relax for some time.
  • Enjoy the sunset from Girigadde viewpoint and have tea at Buttermane.
  • By 7.30 PM have dinner at the Buttermane which will be self-service.
  • By 9:00 PM retire for the night.

Day 2: Return to Bangalore

  • Wake up early morning around 2:00 AM, freshen up and start packing your tents.
  • Give entries at the check post and start your trek to Kumara Parvatha peak.
  • Have Breakfast on the way to the peak.
  • Reach Shesha Parvatha and enjoy the beautiful view among the clouds at Pushpagiri hills and spend some time (Based the timing the trek lead will decide whether everyone should continue the trek further or not to Kumara Parvatha).
  • After the trek head back to the base camp and pack your luggage and head to Buttermane for lunch.
  • After the lunch start Descending to Kukke Subramanya, head to the hotel and freshen up.
  • Start the journey to Bangalore.
  • On the way have a self-sponsored dinner and reach Bangalore the next day early morning around 5:00 PM.

Stay: –

  • Accommodation in tents.
  • There will be separate stay for boys and girls.

Things to Carry: –

  • ID proof (Adhar or any other Gov. ID) (Mandatory)
  • Strong backpack for trekking and small trekking bag (Mandatory).
  • Reusable water bottles at least 2 liters (Mandatory).
  • Lunch Box
  • Hot water flask for 2nd Day breakfast (Cub noodles).
  • Cloths for two days and an extra set of clothes.
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Cap/hat
  • Toiletries: – Shampoo, towel, toothpaste, soap, sanitizer, (Note: tissue paper is not allowed to carry for the trek), etc.
  • Juice packs, Glucon-D, and Energy bars, etc.
  • A Polybag to carry your wet clothes and shoes back to Bangalore.
  • Raincoat or a poncho (Mandatory).
  • Personal medication if any.
  • Mosquito repellent cream.
  • Leach repellents like body spray, Dettol, etc.
  • A torch with new batteries (Mandatory).
  • Camera (optional).
  • Long socks.
  • Good trekking shoes (Mandatory).
  • Sandals (Mandatory).
  • Power Bank to keep your mobiles charged.

Advisory: –

  • This is considered as one of the toughest treks in South India, make sure that you are physically fit to endure this trek.
  • Everyone will be carrying their own sleeping bags and tents provided by the trek lead
  • Do not expect luxury as we will be traversing through pristine and untamed nature.
  • Make sure you bring one Xerox copy your ID proof without fail.
  • No smoking and consumption of alcohol before or during the activity.
  • Carrying jewelry or other valuables is not advisable.
  • Do not expect separate accommodation as it is a group trip.
  • Drop points will be the pickup points.

Kumara Parvatha Trek
Kumara parvatha trek

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 4 reviews
8th February 2018

Unbelievable experience fr the first time with this grt team backpackers United….. First trekking my life time kumara parvatha …. Best trek…. The team took care of all participants in every situation …. Credit goes to habeeb

10th December 2018

We were at coorg for Kumara Parvatha trekking. Enjoyed it. Management is really good

11th January 2019

This is certainly an enthralling experience which you don’t want to miss!! This was the first trek with my wifey and were excited for it.
We wanted to make this special as we didn’t really want to go just sight seeing to random cities for our first anniversary. And luckily this was exactly what we got.
The trek is going to immerse you in the lush greenery and will get you in sync with nature. It will be a challenge as a first timer, as it will test your physical and mental fortitude. Make sure that you have enough energy drinks and hydrate regularly and wear good trekking shoes with a good grip.
We came across some streams to cool off.
Once you reach the peak you will get the most scenic and exhilarating view of the place which makes it all worth it.
We returned back to the home stay and had good food near the bonfire, which was perfect for the chilling weather 🙂
The next day we visited the golden temple which is beautiful and of course we ended it all with dancing in the bus on the way back 😉
But the one thing I would like to appreciate the most is the backpackers team, Shahid and Avinash who were helpful, supportive and took care of us till the end. Shahid also surprised us with an anniversary cake which we never expected and made it all so personal and special. I commend the team for their vision in making us feel like we are part of a family and make it more of a community than a group of strangers.. I will definitely recommend this experience to the thrill seekers and hope to do it again someday. Cheers!!

21st October 2019

Kumara parvatha really worth the hype.
Lifetime experience with the cherishable memories.
Thank you danny & abhishek for pushing everyone and making this trek an amazing experience.

I recommend this trek for everyone who wants to disappear in the mist of paradise,

Everything is really good.!!
Keep up the great work!!

Thank you BackPackers United!!


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