A Guide To Kumara Parvatha Trek 


Kumara Parvatha or Pushpagiri is the fourth highest peak in Karnataka, India, which is situated in the Western Ghats of Karnataka and is the most challenging one among the other treks. It lies at the foothills of the famous ancient temple called Kukke Subrahmanya. This temple is rich in its history which is why it is visited by many people from South India to get their wishes fulfilled. 

Kumara Parvatha , being the second highest peak in Kodagu district is the most loved trek as it offers vast grasslands, thich forests, waterfalls, and many more. 

Kumara Parvatha Trek: Must-watch views

The Dense Forest Trail: 

At the beginning of the Kumara Parvatha Trek, you’ll witness the thick forests which are the epitome of nature’s beauty. The trees don’t allow sunlight to penetrate them which looks very pretty. 

Western Ghats and its breathtaking views: 

No matter which way you turn your head, you’ll get to watch stunning views of the Western Ghats. From the Kumara Parvatha trail, you’ll get the best views of the Western Ghats which are nature’s best-preserved secret. 

An expanse of the Grasslands: 

These vast expanses of the grasslands are so terrific that you’ll feel as if you’re in the Himalayan Meadows. These grasslands offer different views in each season whether it’s winter or post-monsoon. The grasslands are a treat to your eyes offering every shade of nature. 

Forest views after Shesha Parvatha: 

Another major highlight of the trek is the forest section you’ll witness after Shesha Parvatha. This place has an abundance of fauna including birds and butterflies. The birds with their loud chirping will greet you as soon as you enter the forest. 

Kumara Parvatha Trek: Short Itinerary 

Leave Bangalore around 9:00 PM to reach your destination on time.

Day 1

After reaching, freshen up and have your breakfast.

Get ready by 7:30 AM to start the ascent to Bhatru Mane.

You’ll reach Bhatru Mane by noon. Pitch your tents at the base camp after that. 

Enjoy the sunset and have your dinner at Bhatru Mane. 

Day 2

Wake up early in the morning around 4:00 AM to start your trek.

Stop at Kallu Mandapa and Shesha Parvatha and summit to the top. 

Around 8:00 AM, start your descent and have your lunch at Bhatru Mane.

Freshen up after reaching the base camp around 4:00-5:00 PM and have a self-sponsored dinner.

 You can stay at Kukke Subrahmanya or leave for Bangalore on the last to reach on Monday by 5:00 AM.

Kumara Parvatha Trek: Seasonal Guide

Best months: 

June to September and October to January.

Summer season: 

Impossible to trek during summer as it is scorchingly harsh in the South.

Winter Season: 

Forests are covered with thick mist and dreamy fog during the winter season making it ideal for trekking. 

Monsoon Season: 

Favorable for the trek.

How to reach Kumara Parvatha 

By Roadways – 

You can take a cab to Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary or Kukke Subrahmanya if you’re coming from Coorg.

You can opt for a bus or cab if coming from Bangalore.

Time Taken: 2 to 3 hours from Coorg, Overnight journey from Bangalore.

By Airways – 

Mangalore Airport

Distance: 150 km from the trek point.

By Railways – 

Closest to Kumara Parvatha: Mysore Railway Station and Hassan Railway Station. 

Karwar or Hubli Express

Bangalore-Mysore Express

Kumara Parvatha Trek: Must have Equipment 

Safety Equipment:

Personalized first-aid box and medications.

Oxygen cylinders and stretcher.

Trekking Equipment:

Sleeping bags and Mattress.

Different types of tents for different purposes -Trekkers, dining, kitchen, and toilet tents.

Entry fees and necessary permits.

Completion certificate of the trek.

Basic Gear Equipment:

Rain cover and backpacks with comfortable shoulder straps.

At Least one walking stick.

At Least one hydration pack or 2-liter water bottle.

One thermos flask (necessary).

Snacks include dry fruits, energy bars, and ors/electoral. 

Clothing Equipment:

2 non-cotton T-shirts (full-sleeved).

Fleece T-shirt and jacket or one woolen sweater as an alternative.

One pair of jackets and pants (waterproof). 

Both lower and upper thermal inners, at least 1 pair.

2 synthetic trek pants (shorts, capris, and fitting denim should be avoided).

One pair of waterproof gloves, pants, woolen or fleece gloves.

Required personal utilities:

Sunscreen cream

Toilet paper and wipes

Lip balm

Hand sanitizer


Toothbrush and toothpaste

Quick dry towel

Antibacterial powder

 Head Gear Equipment:

Woolen cap

Head torch


U/V sunglasses

Contact lenses or chromatic glasses for people who wear spectacles.

Footgear Equipment:

1 pair of good-gripped, high-ankled, and waterproof trekking shoes. 

One pair of flip-flops or floaters

5 pairs of cotton socks

3 pairs of woolen socks 

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