Kurinjal Peak Trek, Chikmagalur

Kurinjal Peak Trek, Chikmagalur

Chikmagalur, Karnataka, India
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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 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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