Kurinjal Peak Trek, Chikmagalur

Kurinjal Peak Trek, Chikmagalur

Chikmagalur, Karnataka, India
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  • Visit Belur Temple, Samse Tea Estate, and Hanging Bridge on day 3!
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Kurinjal Peak Trek, Chikmagalur Overview

About Kurinjal Peak Trek

Embark on an exhilarating journey to the mesmerizing Kurinjal Peak in Chikmagalur, a hidden gem nestled in the Western Ghats of Karnataka, India. Known for its breathtaking natural beauty and challenging trails, the Kurinjal Peak Trek offers adventurers a chance to escape into a realm of lush forests, gushing waterfalls, and panoramic vistas. As you ascend through dense foliage and traverse rugged terrains, the crisp mountain air and symphony of nature accompany your every step. This trek not only tests your endurance but rewards you with an unforgettable encounter with nature's splendor, making it a must-experience for both avid trekkers and nature enthusiasts.


Kurinjal Peak Trek Quick Facts 

➔ Activity Location: Chikmagalur district, Karnataka, Kudremukh National Park

Duration: 3 Days/ 2 Nights

Start Point: Beginning in Bangalore

Difficulty Level: Easy Trek Difficulty

Kurinjal Peak Trek Distance: 15 km (both directions).

Kurinjal Peak Trek Height: 1,096 m in height


Kurinjal Peak Trek Inclusion

  • Meals:(Veg) Two breakfasts, one lunch, and one dinner
  • Accommodations include tents with sleeping bags or dorms with separate rooms for men and women.
  • Stay at camps with amenities like mattresses and sleeping bags on a two-thirds basis.
  • There will be numerous restrooms available at the campsite.
  • Activities: Camping, Trekking
  • Transfers for sightseeing
  • Transfers to and from Bangalore are offered.
  • Guide: Your entire walk will be accompanied by a knowledgeable guide.
  • Permits: All required licenses and trek entry fees


How To Reach Kurinjal Peak Trek

By Air

➔ The nearest airport to Kurinjal Peak Trek in Chikmagalur is Mangalore International Airport. 

➔ From the airport, you can hire a cab or take a bus to reach Chikmagalur. The trek's starting point, Samse Village, is approximately a 4-5 hour drive from Mangalore Airport via road routes.

By Road

➔ To reach Kurinjal Peak Trek in Chikmagalur by road, start from Bangalore and follow the NH75 route towards Hassan. 

➔ Then, take the SH57 road to reach Chikmagalur. From there, continue towards Kudremukh National Park and finally reach Samse Village, the trek's base, which is accessible by a well-connected road network.

By Train

➔ To reach Kurinjal Peak Trek in Chikmagalur by train, disembark at Chikmagalur Railway Station. It's well-connected to major cities like Bangalore and Mangalore. 

➔ From the station, hire a taxi or take a bus to Samse Village, the trek's starting point. The village is around a 1-2 hour drive from the station.

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Itinerary For Kurinjal Peak Trek, Chikmagalur


Day 1 - Transfers From Bangalore to Chikmagalur

  • Commencing on Friday, commence your thrilling overnight journey to Kurinjal in Chikmagalur by availing transportation from the designated pick-up locations: Indiranagar, Domlur, Yesvantpur

Day 2 - Trek to Kurinjal Peak

  • On the inaugural day of the Kurinjal Peak trek (Saturday), you'll arrive at the base camp by approximately 06:00 AM. 
  • Subsequently, refresh yourself and relish a delightful breakfast. By around 08:00 AM, you'll reach Kudremukh National Park and fulfill the necessary formalities.
  • Embark on the ascent to Kurinjal Peak's summit at 09:00 AM. After reaching the pinnacle, savor a satisfying lunch while soaking in the breathtaking panoramic vista. 
  • The return journey to the base camp concludes around 06:00 PM, followed by an optional campfire and a delectable dinner.

Day 3 - Return Journey to Bangalore

  • 7:00 AM wake up and freshen up.
  • 7:30 AM breakfast.
  • After breakfast, Head towards Samse Tea estate.
  • 11:00 AM check out from homestay and travel back to Bangalore.
  • Visit Hanging Bridge.
  • Around 1:00 PM, we will visit the beautiful Belur Temple before proceeding for a self-sponsored lunch.
  • 8 PM reach back to Bengaluru
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Kurinjal Peak Trek, Chikmagalur Reviews


Rajesh Sharma

a magical trek to Kurinjal Peak

Our trekking experience with banbanjara was awesome. The staff and trip organizer were so helpful and kind, they made our trekking experience easy and memorable. I enjoyed the views, it was my first and best experience with Banbanajara.


Meena Patel

Thanku you so much banbanjara for great trekking

From the booking till the end of the trek, we never faced any kind of issue regarding anything. I am so thankful to banbanjara for organizing this amazing trek and providing the best facilities. It was a memorable trek with my wife.


Fatima Khan

Kurinjal peak trek with family

For me and my family, it was a thrilling and memorable experience. We love taking adventures and it was one of the best. The entire activity was organized very nicely. Our guide was knowlgebale and supportive. Thank you banbanjara.


Anjali Choudhary,

Exhilitaring experience for adventure enthusiasts

This was a great trek that took us through the dense forest and gave us a wonderful opportunity to witness the beauty of nature. For some looking for memorable experiences in western ghats, this is probably best for them.


Priya gupta

An experience not worth missing

I must say that booking this trek from banbanjara was our best choice because we had an unforgettable thrilling experience of our lifetime. During the trek, we come across various flora and fauna.


Yasmin S

Breathtaking views worth all the challenges

This trek was a little difficult but the breathtaking views from the summit made our trek worth it. It was an excellent choice. We got to see some exotic bird species, rare orchids, and butterflies. Overall experience according to the price paid was amazing


Manju Munda

Lesser known and most beautiful trekking trails

In Chikmanglaore the Kurinjal Peak trekking trails are like a hidden gem. Being not so popular this trek is also one of the most beautiful ones because of its untouched beauty. We had a very amazing and peaceful experience. It was awesome.



Great trek and great staff

Humara trek bhut he accha raha and staff bhi bhut courteous hai. Trekking trails were so beautiful. Phle humko nhi laga tha itna accha experience hoga kyuki ye humara first time tha banbanjara k saath but overall sab kuch bhut shi gya and thanks to the entire team for support and coordination.


Jasleen Bhatia

smooth booking and hassle-free refunds

My booking process was good i planned this trek with my friends but suddenly I got to cancel it because of some medical issues. I told my problem to the team and they were so supportive about it as it was last minute cancellation they still provided 70% of my booking amount. Thank you so much banbanjara for your support and I will book another trek.

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Kurinjal Peak Trek, Chikmagalur FAQs

How difficult is the trek?

The trek is moderately challenging. It involves navigating through diverse terrains, including forests and rocky trails. A reasonable level of physical fitness and stamina is recommended.

How long is the trek?

The trek usually takes around 6-8 hours to reach the summit and return to the base camp, depending on your pace and trail conditions.

What is the best time for the trek?

The best time to undertake the Kurinjal Peak Trek is during the post-monsoon and winter months, from September to February. The weather is pleasant and the landscape is lush.

Is camping included In Kurinjal Peak Trek Package ?

Yes, camping is usually included as part of the trek package. Participants often spend a night at the base camp, enjoying a campfire and dinner.

Are there any age restrictions for the kurinjal peak trek?

While there might not be strict age restrictions, the trek's moderate difficulty level is better suited for individuals in good health and physical condition.

Can beginners participate in Kurinjal Peak Trek?

Yes, beginners with a reasonable level of fitness can undertake the trek. However, it's important to be mentally and physically prepared for the challenges.

Are restroom facilities available during the kurinjal peak trek?

Restroom facilities might be limited along the trail. It's advisable to use restroom facilities at the base camp before starting the trek.

Are there any wildlife concerns during the kurinjal peak trek?

While encounters with wildlife are rare, the trek is in a natural environment, so it's recommended to respect the surroundings and not disturb the local wildlife.

Confirmation Policy

  • Upon booking, the traveller will receive a confirmation voucher via email, within 24 hours.
  • In the special cases of slots not being available, feasible alternatives will be provided to the customer, in regards to the customer’s preference. In such cases, a new voucher would be sent via email, consisting of the new travel details.
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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellation made 20 days prior to the date of departure, would levy a 30% of total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Any cancellation made within 7-20 days prior to the date of departure, would levy a 60% of total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Any cancellation made within 0-7 days prior to the date of departure, would levy a 100% of total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Due to any restrictions such as sudden government policies or regulations, health hazards, medical emergencies, or unprecedented weather conditions, activities and tours may be nonoperational and be cancelled. In cases such as these, operators will attempt to cater to the traveller an alternate, which is feasible in nature. However, any refund would not be catered.
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Refund Policy

  • Any refund applicable will be processed within 7 business days.
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