Exotic Expeditions is conducting a trek to Kumaraparvatha on the 13th and 14th of December, starting from Somwarpet side, passing through Magundi falls and climbing down to Kukke Subramanya.
Kumaraparvatha Trek (Dec 13th & 14th' 2008)
Place and Trek Summery
Kumaraparvatha or Pushpagiri standing at 1,712 meters is the highest peak in Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary in the Western Ghats of Karnataka. It is located in Somwarpet taluk in the northern part of Coorg district.
Kumaravarvatha can be scaled from either the Subramanya side or the Somwarpet side.We will be taking the Somwarpet side as its more scenic and we pass through waterfalls and streams and coming down Subramanya side.
We start the trek from a sleepy village about 20 kms from Somwarpet. Initially we pass through villages and paddy fields gradually entering some hills with beautiful views of the Magindi waterfalls, Bisle ghat and the Pishpagiri Range. Spend some time here watching the beauty of the hills, forests and river flowing below falling into the Magundi falls and continuing along into the valley. Great spot for some nice shots. We continue passing a stream on the way and a small break to refresh over selves. After the forest check post we pass a stream where we will have lunch and then continue along through thicker forests with patches of bamboo groves frequented by elephants. The last stretch is a steep climb over hills and long rock faces some at 60 degree angles. Reach by late afternoon and pitch tents .View the beautiful scenery from the top of Kumaraparvatha. Later make a campfire and cook dinner.
Next day after breakfast we climb down Subramanya side. After passing though a few hills we reach open grasslands and later good forest cover. Today its mostly down for the entire stretch. By late afternoon we reach Subramanya and after lunch we leave for Bangalore.
12th Dec - 10 p.m. - Leave from Bangalore late night.
13th Dec - Reach early morning and after freshen up and breakfast at Somwarpet drive to trek start point. Start the trek through villages and visit Magundi waterfalls. Trek through forests and hills and reach peak by evening. Campfire and dinner at night.
14th Dec - After breakfast climb down towards Subramanya passing forests and grasslands. Reach Subramaya by afternoon and lunch and depart for Bangalore. Reach by 11 p.m.
TARIFF - Rs 2000/- per person
Trip Type - Adventure, Trekking.
Trekking Level - Challenging
Distance - 32 kms. ( Both ways including)
Accomodation – Alpine Tents
Transportation – Non Ac Push Back Tempo Traveller.
Includes - Transportation, Accommodation in Tents , Food ( 1st day breakfast to 2nd day lunch), Forest Entry Charges, Trekking Charges,Sleeping Bags.
Dose not Include – Food (other than mentioned),Camera Chargs, Other expenses of personal nature.
Things to Carry - Backpack, Torch, Water bottle, Warm clothes, Toilet Paper.
PAYMENT / CANCELLATION / REFUND POLICY –
o100 % of Program fees is to be paid at time of booking.
o 75 % Refundable on Cancellation 14 days before Trip Departure Date.
o 50 % Refundable on Cancellation 07 days before Trip Departure Date.
o No Refund on Cancellation from 06 days of Trip Departure Date.
Please book in advance to avoid last minute rush.
MODE OF PAYMENT -
* CASH TO BE PAID IN OFFICE(ADDRESS GIVEN BELOW)
* CASH PICK UP(IF 4 OR MORE PPL BOOKING TOGETHER)
* CHEQUE CAN BE DRAWN ON EXOTIC EXPEDITIONS AND DROPPED INANY HDFC BANK( AC DETAILS GIVEN BELOW)
* BANK TRANSFER TO EXOTIC EXPEDITIONS AC
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