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Mullodi to Navoor trek

 

Location:Mullodi > Kudremukh National Park > Chikmagalur(District) > Karnataka (State) > India (Country)

Distance from Bangalore : 332 Kms

Trek starting point : Mullodi  6 kms uphill from Balegal(Balegallu), on Kalasa to Kuduremukh Raod

Trek difficulty Level: Difficult

Kudremukh trek distance: 14 Kms

Time to trek:  5-7 hours

Camping site:  Not allowed

Best time to trek:  Oct to Feb

Permission :  Required, should be taken at Kudremukh forest office, 

Trekking fees: Rs 275 per person

Accommodation (base camp) and food : Rs 600 per person

Contact Number: Raje Gowda -08263-249333(R), 9481179008(M)

Jeep charge :500-700 per group (max of 8 people) drop from Balegal to Mullodi

INFORMATION IN DETAIL:

Trek starting point :Trek starting point is "Mullodi", Mullodi is very small village consisting of aprox 40 houses. This village is 6 kms from main road. This villages is not connected with any public Transport.

Reaching trek starting point ie Mullodi :

If you are starting from Bangalore then there are few KSRTC buses and few Private Buses. Please note that No direct bus to trek starting point. You can reserve ticket in Private(Sugama Tourist) bus till Kudremukh but any way you need to get down in Kalasa and you will get connecting bus to Kudremukh. Not required to travel all the way to Kudremukh, You required to get down at "Balegal". Balegal is 10.5 Kms from Kalasa. 

If you prefer KSRTC then catch any buses which goes to "HORANADU" and get down at Kalasa. From Kalasa you get bus towords Kudremukh. Dont take ticket  to Kudremukh. Take ticket to Balegal which is small village between Kalasa and Kudremukh 

To reach Mullodi from Balegal you have two options 1) Hire privite jeep from Balegal bus stop which cost you Rs 500-700 for 8 people. 2) Start your trek from Balegal itself. But first one is recommended because trek length becomes (18+6) 24KMS which is difficult task for one day. 

BANGALORE  to  Kudremukh Bus details: 

Note: No direct buses to Kudremukh:  Private bus: Sugama Travels - You will get reservation till Kudremukh but it is connecting bus  

KSRTC Bus: Till Kalasa you will get bus, from there you required to catch private vehicle. Timings: AIRAVAT (VOLVO AC) :22.46,    KARNATAKA SARIGE:21:33, 22.02 RAJAHAMSA EXECUTIVE:22.26    

Trek difficulty: Trek difficulty level from "Mullodi" to Lobo's house trek is easy. From Lobo's house to 7 suttu(7 u turn point) point will be easy to moderate. In 7 Suttu point you will loose more attitude. This point is more steep. From  "seven Suttu" till 16 Suttu (16 U turns) trekking difficulty will be moderate to difficult. Overall trek difficulty will be moderate to difficult.  

Trek distance: Mullodi - 14 KMs - Navoor  

Time to trek: 5-7 hours 

Camping sites:  camping is not allowed

Best time to trek  Kudremukh : Best time will be November and December where you will see complete green grass land. From Jan on words grass will turn into brownish color till march you can trek but you will not get green carpet look. But still there will be chances of getting clouds at peak. In this time you will get to see Kudremukh landscape.In summer it will be hard to trek as distance of total trek is 18KMS hence covering total distance under hot sun will be difficult. Try to avoid heavy rainy season. It will be very difficult in rains because you will land in to leaches land.        

Getting Permission for trekking : You Required to get permission from Kudremukh forest office(near to Balegal bus stop). There is trekking fees of Rs - 275

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