Kumara Parvatha Trek is a highly recommended trekking adventure activity in Western Ghats. This trek is of easy to medium difficulty level and can be undertaken by anyone with standard fitness.
Kumara Parvatha Trek, also referred to as Pushpagiri Trek spans about a total of 25-28 kms from the base and is usually completed over two days in leisure. Maximum altitude reached during the trek will be about 1700 meters from mean seal level. The scintillating views from the top, giant rocks and cool breeze/mist will make all the effort worthwhile.
Key attractions during Kumara Parvatha Trek
- Bhattara Mane
- Girigadde view point
- Kumara Parvatha view points
- Nithyananda Sree Kailasa Temple
- Pushpagiri peak
Camping is not allowed on Kumara Parvatha peak but can be done at designated points on the way with permission from the forest department.
Nearest access points: Kukke Subramanya is a temple town near Kumara Parvatha, often used as a base for the trek.
Best season for Trek: Kumara Parvatha Trek is best done post monsoon season- October to May.
How to plan Kumara Parvatha:
You may sign up for a commercially organized trekking expedition from various adventure sports companies in Karnataka. Commercial packages sold usually include transportation from Bengaluru or nearest city, camping gears, services of a guide and assistance in procuring necessary permissions.
If you are staying at any home stay/hotel in Kukke Subramanya/Chikmagalur/Kodagu your host may be able to assist you hire a local guide for the the Trek.
For safety reasons, it is not advisable to embark on Kumara Parvath trek alone without expert assistance.
How to reach Kumara Parvatha: Kukke Subramanya is 280 kms from Bengaluru and 105 kms from Mangaluru (nearest airport). Subramanya Road railway station is 12 kms from Kukke Subramanya. Limited bus services are available to reach Kukke Subramanya from Mangaluru or Bengaluru.