Tuesday, 12 May 2015

kudremukh peak

The Kudremukh peak trek can easily be described as one of the most beautiful treks in the Western Ghats. The variety in scenery you get on this trek is not something many other treks can boast of. There are overflowing streams that have to be crossed, dark shola forests with crisp brown leaves fallen underneath, bamboo shrubs tall enough to touch the sky, rolling green hills and finally, the peak itself, where gusty winds can blow you off your feet while the scenery below blows your mind.

Kudremukh peak lies in the Kudremukh National Park, which is home to several species of flora and fauna. Keep your eyes open for spot deer, wildfowl and peacocks amongst other wildlife.  Being a national park has certain implications on trekking. Get a permit from the forest department at Kudremukha town for trekking. Camping is not allowed in the national park. This means that the trek to the peak and the return has to happen in a single day.