Path: Bangalore => Kudremukh peak => Chikkamanguluru => Mullyangiri => Bellur => Bangalore
Fed of sitting 🧘🏻♂️hours ⏲️, days and week ⏳in ofc, decide to go to Kudremukh peak.
As per kannada lingual 🗣️ ‘Kuduremukha’ means horse face 🐴, Kudure-Horse🐎 Mukha-Face👱🏻. The hill ⛰️ resembles the face of a horse so, called as kudremukh. It is the 2nd highest peak in Karnataka. The climate, breeze, view of coffee & tea plants and path along the drive was picturesque.
From bangalore 🏙️to kudremukh it’s quite a long distance 🛣️ almost 7~8hrs but, climate and view along the path made us forget the time. By the end of the day 🌄 reached our base point Kudremukh.
Due to heavy flow of public 👨👩👦👨👨👦👦👨👨👧👦 and to prevent of damaging the kudremukh sanctuary (with plastic and other stuff 🍾🍶), the govt decided to allow only 50 people to trek 🧗🏻♂️ in the forest 🌳🌲🌾☘️. To get tickets were crucial. I, our lead and 3 other woke up at 1AM🕐 (Now imagine the demand and trekkers come there, that too first come, first serve) and headed to forest Dept in the jeep 🚍 for tickets. We were the 🥇 first to get there.
We do know what to do till 5AM (generally forest officer👮🏻 comes at 5AM🕣), roamed for 1 hour here and there and unable to bear our sleep went back to jeep 🚍 and slept 😪.(as i said we were 5) Slept in the jeep for few minutes ⏲️. Oho s**t, by the time we opened our eyes 👀 it was 4AM. Already the people around the Dept 🏬 office was filled with more (>50) people, still officer 👮🏻 hasn’t come.
Somehow our lead managed and bought our 20 tickets🎟️.
After returning back from Kudremukh peak⛰️ , we were tired 😇🤕🤤 and exhausted 😇🤕🤤, had a delicious pakoda 🥖 (even though not delicious, that moment😊 it will be delicious😋).
On the same night 🌃 after returning from Kudremukh peak, We headed towards Chickmanguluru 🏙️ for Mullyangiri peak ⛰️.
On the way back to bangalore 🏙️ from Chikmanguluru, we went to Bellur temple 🕍, temple architecture was awe. One of the oldest temple in Karnataka.
Do’s ✅✔️ & Don’t❎✖️:
a. Plz don’t prefer shorts and don’t take ankle socks 👕👗🧦.
b. Carry mosquito 🦗 repellent.
c. Anything that avoids leeches 🐛.
d. Never ever step out of the trail path, remember never ever even if u r peeing (sry if it sounds odd).
Few remedies from their bite🐛:
You might have known the karnataka trekking places were famous for leeches🐛, we had a good experience with them. “Prevention is better than cure”, but not for all cases, here leeches bite neither prevented not cured (these bites are not much harm).
a. Salt 🍚 is the best solution.
b. Dettol 🖍️diluted in water.
c. Tobacco leaves 🌱 or tobacco water (tobacco leaves mixed in water.)
d. Any liquid or spray with alcohol content 🥃. (preferred is body spray), we used F*gg.
Srikanth 😊: You mingled with everyone, not all leads can do that within a short time.
Pratap 🔯🍌: If u weren’t there on that night and we might have got bored. Nurugu baba gariki jai. Banana… Banana … banana.
Rupanendar 👳🏽: U took care of everyone, thank u.
Sravan 👨🏻✈️: Chocolate boy sry, sry, chocolate men.
Dinesh & Chaitanya🐁😼: Tom and Jerry. dinesh thanks for getting in of good friends.
Bargav🧓🏻: All the best for your upcoming trek, hope u maintain fitness.
Rachana & 👨👩👧: Friendly nature, Your’s love story was awe. Rather saying awe, I can feel and sense that.
Pawan🏃🏻🧗🏻♂️👨🏻🔧: Calm going guy but, does all activities.
Suresh🚶🏻: Open minded and talkative guy.
Srinivas 🕺🏻🏋️🤾🏻♂️: simplicity, U r story is so inspirational. I missed u r physical guidance.
Harsha🤹🏻♂️: You pop out a lot of what ever get into u r mind. Actually that was good, not many of them are like that. Many of them are, they pop out something keeping in mind other.
Manoj 📷📸: I never thought FB’s comments were so useful. Pic plz … Pic plz … Pic plz.
Once again I thank HTC, every time I go to trek, I do have memories, the thriller movie & BB-3 (Sr* R*d*y) story (suresh, pratap(banana), harsha, srinivas, pawan, me, bhargav, Srikanth, , Rachana) was hilarious.