Best Treks in Chikmagalur for Adventurous experience
Chikmagalur, tucked away in the lush green mountains of the Western Ghats and surrounded with beautiful coffee plantations, is a beautiful destination to spend your next weekend.
A relaxing holiday here is exactly what you need to get away from your mundane routine and relax in the lap of nature.It is time to ditch those party plans for the weekend and explore cool spots to go for a trek in Chikmagalur. The mountains around Chikmagalur are home to some incredible trails waiting to be explored-so get you trekking boots on, and the right gear too. Keep your eyes peeled as you trek along the beautiful rolling hills filled with streams, waterfalls, misty valleys, and grasslands. Here is our top recommended list of the four best spots for trekking in Chikmagalur
Kudremukh Peak: Kudremukh in Kannada, means ‘horse’s face’ simply because it is a horse-shaped peak. The hill is part of the Kudremukh National Park located in the Chikmagalur district. Standing proudly at an altitude of 6,207 feet, this is the third largest peak in Karnataka. Trekking in Kudremukh is one of the best experiences you will have in life and it starts with a nine-kilometre at the Forest Office. The best time to do a trek would be from September to April.
Mullayanagiri Trek: Mullayanagiri is the highest peak in Karnataka, standing tall at an incredible height of 6,330 feet above sea level. It gets its name from the tomb of Mullappa Swamy at the summit. It is located near the Baba Budangiri Hills in the Western Ghats and is known to be one of the most popular spots for trekking in Chikmagalur. The trek is easy and the view is outstanding. The trek starts from Sarpadhari and you need to trek for around three to kilometres before reaching the summit. The best time to do a trek would be from September to April.
Kemmanagundi Trek: Also known as KR Hills, this is one of the most peaceful treks in Chikmagalur. It got its name from the King of Mysore, Krishnaraja Wadiyar, who used to love to go to vacations here in the summer. It stands at an altitude of 1,434 metres above sea level, and the twenty-kilometre trail is moderately difficult so take extra precautions. The best time to do a trek would be from September to April.
The Agumbe Ghat or Narasimha Parvatha Trek: This is one of the most famous treks in Karnataka which starts from Kigga, and lies about 90 kilometres from Chikmagalur. The forest in the hills is home to many species of wildlife so if you adore wildlife photography, this is one of the best spots for trekking in Chikmagalur. Make sure to gain permission from the Forest Office at Kigga before you start the trek. Carry an ample supply of water because this also is a moderately difficult trek. The best time to do a trek would be from September to April. There you go, please be careful and carry all the right equipment, contact us to find out more details!