Coorg Trek Routes

Situated as it is on the slopes of the Western Ghats, Kodagu (Coorg) district has plenty of hills and trek routes to explore. Listed below are just a few of the popular trek routes. These are all within driving distance from Madikeri so if you’re around Coorg and have seen the sights,  head to the hills! Some of these treks require permits and guides so do plan accordingly.

Thadiyandamol Betta

This is the highest peak in the Kodagu district and has an easy-to-complete trek through forests and trail paths. Expect to see a 200-year old Nalkad Palace near the base.

Distance from Madikeri Town: 40 kms. (driving directions)
Nearest town: Virajpet
Trek Duration: 8-11 hrs round trip.
Camping Options: Yes
Trek Distance: 8-16 kms depending on the starting point.
More information: here

Brahmagiri Trek

This is a medium difficulty trek through the Brahmagiri forests. Expect scenic views once you reach the peak!

Distance from Madikeri Town: 80 kms. (driving directions)
Nearest town: Srimangala (Get trek permits from the Forest Officer here)
Trek Duration: 8-10 hrs round trip.
Trek Distance: 12 kms .
Camping Options: Only near the base.
More information: here

Kumara Parvatha Peak

This is a medium difficulty trek to the second-highest peak in Kodagu district, located in the Pushpagiri Mountain Range.

Distance from Madikeri Town: 78 kms. (driving directions)
Nearest town: Kukke Subrahmanya
Trek Duration: Will need two days – 10 hrs to head to the top – so set aside two days for this trek.
Trek Distance: 13 kms .
Camping Options: Yes.
More information: here

Nishani Betta

This is an easy trek in the Brahmagiri Mountain Range – if you’re looking for a quick trek a short distance away from Madikeri town, go with this route!

Distance from Madikeri Town: 42 kms. (driving directions)
Nearest town: near Bhagmandala
Trek Duration: 2-3 hours to the peak and back.
Trek Distance: 8 kms .
Camping Options: Yes.
More information: here

Kotebetta Trek:

This is an easy trek in the Brahmagiri Mountain Range – if you’re looking for a quick trek a short distance away from Madikeri town, go with this route!

Distance from Madikeri Town: 32 kms. (driving directions)
Nearest town: near Garvale
Trek Duration: 2-3 hours to the peak and back.
Trek Distance: 20 kms roundtrip.
Camping Options: Yes.
More information: here

Sources: 

https://www.thrillophilia.com/guide-to-trekking-in-coorg
http://www.gocoorg.com
http://www.kotresh.com/

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