It was my dream to stand on the top of Kuduremukh and see Ujire, because when I was studying in SDM, Ujire, we used to see the Kuderemukh peak almost daily. So I was planning to go to the peak since my days at Ujire, but dream was dream till december, 2013.
|View of Kuduremukh Peak from Belthangady|
We started with preparation of listing the things to take and sharing the responsibilities. One of us took the responsibility of purchasing the fruits, as he is from Mysore, who was about start 2 days before the trek, he wanted clear picture of number of participants, so repeatedly used call and confirm the number. I was telling that the number will cross 15, so he calculated and bought 20Kg of orange. He took packed it nicely and came to Manipal. As he left from Mysore, the number dropped 5, now the comedy part is 20Kg of orange!!!!!!!
Finally, the day of trek came, i.e. Saturday 14th Dec. 2014. We five started from manipal, took long way reach Balugallu i.e. located in between SK Boarder and Samse. Here, we have to park our vehicles, because only jeep can go in Balugallu to Mallodi Road.
|Balugallu - Mallodi Road|
There will be rush on base camp on fridays and satudays. It will be cool and calm on Sunday. We had planned to start trek early in the morning, but we started at 7:00AM Sunday, Dec. 15, 2014. The trek route is not so tough. The total distance base camp to base camp is around 20km.
This is one of the peak in western ghat series, which I took from base camp.
There are two houses, which provides accommodation and guidance for trekking. One is Sathish's house and another one is Rajappa. We stayed at Sathish's house.
We spent around 1 hour and started getting from the peak at 1:40 PM, later had lunch.
Sathish's Contact No.: 08263249595, 9481074530, 8722847688