8hrs | Hike | Difficult | Except Monsoons | South Coorg
Mountain, Grasslands, Shola Forest, Mountain Stream, Panoramic Views
This trail can be extended to a two day expedition, linking to the Caves Of Nirvana.
You will test your mettle against the unforgiving slopes of a legendary hill today.You will drive to the trail head where a famous temple is situated in a scenic valley in South Coorg.
The stream nearby is associated with legends from the Ramayana. And the mountain is associated with the creator himself, and there is a peak close by that is named after the undisputed king of the wilderness himself.
The trail will ascend steadily through the tree line along the rushing stream. After a long arduous climb you you will be amply rewarded with the spectacular scenery unfolding below you at the grasslands.
By noon you will mount the slopes and reach the edge of the high rolling plateau. Take a break and lots of photographs.
The trail will now follow the crests and troughs of the plateau and heads towards the massive summit that rears its head out of the flatlands.
Take stock before you attempt the steep climb that shoots straight up the shoulder to the summit offering 360degree views. Enjoy the stiff breeze and the views of Coorg, Kerala, coffee plantations, dense forests and grasslands spread out beneath your feet.
The descend will get you to the trail head by late evening. Take a dip in the river on the way and freshen up, settle into your vehicle and take a nap till your resort.