With natural beauty all around, every avid traveler wants to explore the amazing Coorg. The picturesque town remains perfect all year round offering majestic views to the onlooker. Settled in the state of Karnataka, it is a destination attracting tourists from all across the world. If you are a travel enthusiast along with an adventurer, go trekking in Coorg. It will be an exceptional experience trekking through the widely spread tea and coffee plantations, national parks and farms.
On your trek to Coorg, you can cover trails leading to Iruppu Falls, Abbey Waterfalls, Kumara Parvatha or Naggarhole National Park. In this blog, we have got you the most authentic information of the top 4 trekking trails in Coorg. Choose one that suits you best.
You can make the best of your trip by trekking to Tadiandamol in Coorg which is the highest peak of Kodagu. Elevated to a height of 5735 feet, the Tadiandamol peak renders the most magnificent views of Southern India and is an ultimate reverie out in the Ghats. The base camp for Tadiandamol trek is 32 kilometers from the City Center, a town named Kakkabe.
If you are planning for a hiking trip in Coorg, this is one of the best places you should cover. The starting point of the trek is from Nalknad Palace, situated 4 kilometers from main road. The palace is engulfed between coffee farms. On the hike, you will cross several streams, scenic vantage points and flora. The floating clouds and soothing sky will give the perfect setting to the trekking trip, rejuvenating your soul.
Big Rock can be the most suitable camping ground of the trek. It is from this point that you will be exposed to the alluring views of the Western Ghats. The best time to take the Tadiandamol Trek is between the months of November and February.
Distance of the trek: 4.5 kilometers
Difficulty level: Easy
Special attractions: Camping, Homestays and Grassland views
Iruppu Falls Trek
The trek to Iruppu Falls is one of the most endearing routes and makes for a perfect leisure day in the mountains. Iruppu Waterfalls renders some majestic views and is shelter to various endangered wildlife species as it is the area surrounding the popular Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary. The distance to reach Brahmagir Peak is around 9kms which takes almost 5 hours to cover. The base camp is at Narimale forest that turns visible after 30minutes of trekking into the forests. The Brahmagiri Peak is at an altitude of 1600 meters from sea level.
Situated in the widespread area of Brahmagiri Hills, the place is among the must-visit spots for trek lovers. The tropical rainforest will leave you stunned by its verdant beauty. However, be a little mindful of the leeches in the rainforests. You can indulge in some adventure activities with your group at the waterfalls. It gives one of the best experiences of trekking and camping in Coorg.
Route: Bengaluru-Gonikoppal_Srimangala-Iruppu Falls
Trek duration: 4 to 5 hours
Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
Special Attractions: Camping and adventure activities.
Galibeedu to Subramanya Trek
One of the most thrilling village treks in Karnataka is the amazing trail from Galibeedu village towards Subramanya village in Coorg. It will be an unforgettable day of your life spent amidst the magnificent hills of Western Ghats. The trek starts at Galibeedu Village which is an offbeat location but a known trek in the huge outdoors of Coorg. It is one of the perfect nature trekking options in Coorg that showcases myriad of colors throughout the trail.
It is a stretch of 30 kilometers during which you will come across various forms of nature. The trail is a tricky one, so make sure you have a hard copy of the route in hand and stay with the group. You can even choose from the best Coorg trekking packages to cover the trail under a local and experienced guide.
Route: Bengaluru-Madikeri-Gadibeedu Village
Distance of the trek: 30 Kilometers approx.
Special Attractions: Gaur, Elephants, Leopards, sprawling greenery, magnificent views of the mountains ad highland.
Kolabetta Peak is a famously known as Fort Hill in Coorg. It is considered as the third highest peak in the region that makes it an ultimate trekking destination for nature and adventure lovers. The starting point of the trek is Madhapur, a small municipality situated 15 kilometers from Madikeri. The trekking trail starts at the Madhapur village and passes through the thick forests, plantations and open grasslands. The perfect time to take the trek is from October to March. Having a local guide along is suggested. Know everything about the best trails in the region. Book Coorg trekking tours with exciting flight deals & offers at Indian Eagle
Distance of the trek: 20 kilometers
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Special Attractions: Coffee and Spice plantations
Recommendation: For trekking routes that involve almost 2 days of walk, make sure to carry a tent and sleeping bag along with you. For trekking and camping in Coorg, you also need to have sufficient food and water in your backpack. Get snacks and water from the base camp of your trek and ask for Forest Department permits for trails through forests and grasslands.
Things to pack for the trek
CLOTHES SHOES & SOCKS
- Windproof jacket
- Sports socks – 2-4 pairs (depending upon the length of the trek)
- Raincoat or Poncho
- Woolen head-scarf/muffler & Mittens
- Thermal innerwear
- Comfortable tee-shirts, tracks or trousers
- Proper trekking shoes
- Light towel
Crepe bandage, , Gauze cloth, Leukoplast, Cotton, ORS, Band-aid, Digene, Betadine or any antiseptic cream, Volini spray, Disprin, etc.
- Hot water bottle/bag
- Water bottle
- LED Torch/ headlamps
- Trekking pole/ walking stick