The resemblance of Horse Face ๐Ÿด, โ€œKuduremukhaโ€.

Place: Karnataka

Location: Chikkamagaluru

Path: Bangalore => Kudremukh peak => Chikkamanguluru => Mullyangiri => Bellur => Bangalore

Fed of sitting ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธhours โฒ๏ธ, days and week โณin ofc, decide to go to Kudremukh peak.

As per kannada lingual ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ โ€˜Kuduremukhaโ€™ means horse faceย ๐Ÿด, Kudure-Horse๐ŸŽ Mukha-Face๐Ÿ‘ฑ๐Ÿป. The hill โ›ฐ๏ธ 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.

1st 24-hrs:

From bangaloreย  ๐Ÿ™๏ธto kudremukh it’s quite a long distance ๐Ÿ›ฃ๏ธ almost 7~8hrs but, climate and view along the path made us forget the time. By the end of the day ๐ŸŒ„ reached our base point Kudremukh.

Due to heavy flow of public ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ and to prevent of damaging the kudremukh sanctuary (with plastic and other stuff ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿถ), the govt decided to allow only 50 people to trek ๐Ÿง—๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ in the forest ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒพโ˜˜๏ธ. To get tickets were crucial. I, our lead and 3 other woke up at 1AM๐Ÿ• (Now imagine the demand and trekkers come there, that too first come, first serve) and headed to forest Dept in the jeepย  ๐Ÿš for tickets. We were the ๐Ÿฅ‡ย first to get there.

2nd 24-hrs:

We do know what to do till 5AM (generally forest officer๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿป comes at 5AM๐Ÿ•ฃ), roamed for 1 hour here and there and unable to bear our sleep went back to jeep ๐Ÿš and slept ๐Ÿ˜ช.(as i said we were 5) Slept in the jeep for few minutes โฒ๏ธ. Oho s**t, by the time we opened our eyes ๐Ÿ‘€ it was 4AM. Already the people around the Dept ๐Ÿฌ office was filled with more (>50) people, still officer ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿป hasnโ€™t come.

Somehow our lead managed and bought our 20 tickets๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ.

After returning back from Kudremukh peakโ›ฐ๏ธ , we were tired ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿค•๐Ÿคค and exhausted ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿค•๐Ÿคค, had a delicious pakoda ๐Ÿฅ– (even though not delicious, that moment๐Ÿ˜Š it will be delicious๐Ÿ˜‹).

On the same night ๐ŸŒƒ after returning from Kudremukh peak, We headed towards Chickmanguluru ๐Ÿ™๏ธ for Mullyangiri peak โ›ฐ๏ธ.

3rd 24-hrs:

On the way back to bangalore ๐Ÿ™๏ธ from Chikmanguluru, we went to Bellur temple ๐Ÿ•, temple architecture was awe. One of the oldest temple in Karnataka.

Doโ€™s โœ…โœ”๏ธย & Donโ€™tโŽโœ–๏ธ:

a. Plz donโ€™t prefer shorts and donโ€™t take ankle socks ๐Ÿ‘•๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿงฆ.

b. Carry mosquito ๐Ÿฆ— repellent.

c. Anything that avoids leeches ๐Ÿ›.

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 bite๐Ÿ›:

You might have known the karnataka trekking places were famous for leeches๐Ÿ›, we had a good experience with them. โ€œPrevention is better than cureโ€, but not for all cases, here leeches bite neither prevented not cured (these bites are not much harm).

a. Salt ๐Ÿš is the best solution.

b. Dettol ๐Ÿ–๏ธdiluted in water.

c. Tobacco leaves ๐ŸŒฑ or tobacco water (tobacco leaves mixed in water.)

d. Any liquid or spray with alcohol content ๐Ÿฅƒ. (preferred is body spray), we used F*gg.

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Srikanth ๐Ÿ˜Š: You mingled with everyone, not all leads can do that within a short time.

Pratap ๐Ÿ”ฏ๐ŸŒ: If u werenโ€™t there on that night and we might have got bored. Nurugu baba gariki jai. Bananaโ€ฆ Banana โ€ฆ banana.

Rupanendar ๐Ÿ‘ณ๐Ÿฝ: U took care of everyone, thank u.

Sravan ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€โœˆ๏ธ: Chocolate boy sry, sry, chocolate men.

Dinesh & Chaitanya๐Ÿ๐Ÿ˜ผ: Tom and Jerry. dinesh thanks for getting in of good friends.

Sandeep๐Ÿ˜Ž: Cool

Bargav๐Ÿง“๐Ÿป: All the best for your upcoming trek, hope u maintain fitness.

Rachana & ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ง: Friendly nature, Yourโ€™s love story was awe. Rather saying awe, I can feel and sense that.

Pawan๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿง—๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ”ง: Calm going guy but, does all activities.

Suresh๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿป: Open minded and talkative guy.

Srinivas ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‹๏ธ๐Ÿคพ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ: simplicity, U r story is so inspirational. I missed u r physical guidance.

Harsha๐Ÿคน๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ: 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 ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ“ธ: I never thought FBโ€™s comments were so useful. Pic plz โ€ฆ Pic plz โ€ฆ Pic plz.


Vijay Ratnakaran:


Once again I thank HTC, every time I go to trek, I do have memories, the thriller movie & BB-3ย (Sr* R*d*y) story (suresh, pratap(banana), harsha, srinivas, pawan, me, bhargav, Srikanth, , Rachana) was hilarious.

4 thoughts on “The resemblance of Horse Face ๐Ÿด, โ€œKuduremukhaโ€.

  1. Beautiful pics! I have read quite a bit about Kudremukh and the region but didn’t know the forest officials are limiting the number of people on the hill. This, although sad, is need of the hour considering the fragile ecosystem of the places. I wish they do something similar in the sanctuaries back here in Sahyadri.
    Great info & Keep exploring! Cheers!

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