Saturday, December 21, 2013

Re-visit to Kumara Parvatha [KP] : 21 – 22nd Dec 2013


Kumara Parvatha [KP] is always trekker paradise.  Most of the trekkers started their journey from this beautiful place.  I had been this place in last May 2013 “Full MoonNight Trek” in the summer.  Fortunately it is become monsoon trek.  I could not able to see much beautiful valley last time, since the rain, mist and fog.  This time decided to organize a trek with our own friends on 21 – 22nd December 2013.  My best friend Shanthi Prasad initiated the plan and it got executed by a wonderful team of 10 members.

It was very special for me, my daughter joined with me. This is first two days trek in her life, she was more enthusiasm about this.  The preparation of trek went well.  Decided to take the same route which I did in May 2013 Somavarapete to Kukke Subramanya.  Shanthi Prasad was not sure about my daughter stamina since the total trek is around 24KMs steep ascending.

Hired the Tempo Traveler, started our journey around 10 pm.  All are known friends; there were no any new person.  The journey was excellent.

Route:
Bangalore – Somavarapete – Mallahalli Falls – Bidahalli – KP Peak [Night Halt]– Bhattaramane (Girigaddemane) – Kukke Sumbramanyam – Bangalore.

21.12.2013
We reached the Somavarpete in the early morning.  Finished our morning duties near to the Bus Stand.  I and Shanthi had been this place last May, so we were knew to this place.  Already called to Homestay which is very close to Mallahalli falls for Breakfast and parcel Lunch.

Finished our breakfast and left to see the Mallahalli Falls.  In the May month, the falls was dry, however very small amount of water were flowing.  This time it was something good, but we could not able dip into water.  Spent good time in photography and returned back to Homestay.

Now we have started the real trek from Bidahalli check post.  This time everywhere it was complete greenery compare to my last visit.  The disappoint thing is the crowd was more.  Could not able to image, it was just like a weekend market.  People were carrying the chicken, wine, and smoking without any hesitation.  No one was to control their indecent desires.

Taking multiple breaks and enjoying the nature, we all reached the peak comfortably by 4 pm.  We had enough of time settle a good place.  The KP peak was fully crowded, the experienced friends Malli, Vijay, Shanthi engaged to find a good place for night camping.  Rest we were assisted them to bring the fire wood, water, cleaning the camp site etc.

Firstly we prepared the yummy Bhelpuri followed by coffee.  By the time our tent was ready, dumped all luggage.  The peak was become fish market, everywhere people were busy to form the tents to settle for the night.

Sun was down to west, we have captured many photographs.  The beautiful sun set I ever seen before in my life.  

Now the part is dinner, before that we have prepared the hot soup.  Fire wood was not took much time to light it, prepared the hot yummy Puliyogare.  One side a fire-camp another side dinner preparation along with old songs, the atmosphere became very beautiful.

Finished our dinner and spent lot of time around the camp fire.  This trek was one of the coolest ever, we had enough of time to chitchat each other.  The stars were twinkling, adieu to the night.

22.12.2013
The sleeping bags were completely wet, the fog made it everywhere wet.  One by one woke up get ready to witness the beautiful sun rise.  We went to a view point and waiting to sun come up.  The beauty can’t be described in my words, we were above the clouds.  The clouds were looking like Milk Ocean.  The sun slowly coming up from the milk, the view was really spectacular one.  Took many photographs and came back to camping site.

We started to prepare the breakfast Awalakki.  Shanthi Prasad brought the readymade paste and taste was really awesome.  Other friends were busy in packing our tent, cleaned the camping site.  Finished the breakfast and headed towards Kukke Subramanya.

Very soon we reached the Shesha Parvatha, halt for photograph.  Had the snacks and relaxed some time.

After spending good time headed towards Girigaddemane [Bhattaramane].  The valley of KP is very beautiful.


Bhattara house was filled with trekkers, since it is the lunch time.  Finished the lunch and relaxed sometime in their field.

Now the time to move ahead Kukke Subramanya, descending we did very fast.  Soon reached the Kumaradhara river, finished the holy dip.  

The temple was again crowded by devotees, decided to take darshan from outside. Prasadam place was too very crowded, so took dinner outside.

Return journey was also good, soon early morning reached to Bengaluru.

Note:
1. Since it is my second visit to KP, I could able to enjoy the beautiful Sun Rise & Sun Set
2. Camping was awesome, we had delicious breakfast, dinner and snacks.  It is one of the perfect trek.
3. The crowd was disappointed me, the people were not having the common sense and making dirty such a holy place.  Request someone has to take initiative and stop these nonsense things.