Kudremukh, Sringeri - Timings, Accessibility, Best Time to Visit

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Distance (From Sringeri): 67 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 2 Full Days

Transportation Options: Cab / + Walk/Trek

Travel Tips: 1. Kudremukh RFO Ph: 08263-255998
2. Arrange your permissions, guide & home stay in advance
3. This place is full of leaches - carry a packet of coocking salt
4. Pack your necessities at Kudremukh, no shops are available after that
5. There are several water streams enroute the trek, but carry enough water in summar
6. October to May is the best time.


At a distance of 67 Kms from Sringeri, 90 Kms from Chikmagalur and 26 Kms from Kudremukh Town, Kudremukh is one of the best trekking destinations in Karnataka. At an altitude of 1894m, it is one of the highest peaks of Western Ghats and among the top destinations for trekking in Karnataka.

Permission from RFO at Kudremukh town is necessary to do this trek. The trekking is performed inside the national park and camping is not allowed in specific seasons (check with RFO before planning the trek). Though there are several routes to trek Kudremukh peak, the Samse - Mullodi route is quite famous. Mullodi is 12 Kms from Kudremukh via Samse and can be reached by Jeep from Kudremukh. Though Mullodi is starting point of the trek, some people trek from Samse, which is 4 Kms before Mullodi.

The peak is about 14 Kms from Mullodi village and takes about 5 Hrs to trek. Incase the camping is not allowed on the peak, you will need to start early & return to Mullodi by evening (total 8-9 hrs trek) and stay at Mullodi (home stays available).