Adventure Series Part 1

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This post is in continuation of this post and is the first post in the series of adventure posts. You’re here, great! Let’s get to it right away!

froghorse

What do you see? A frog? Look closely… Tilt your head to your right. What do you see now? A horse? Well whichever it is, you’re wrong either case.

This is Kudremukh. See for yourself!

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Kudremukh is a mountain range and name of a peak located in Chikkamagaluru district, in Karnataka, India. It is also the name of a small hill station situated near the mountain, about 48 kilometres from Karkala and about 20 kilometres from Kalasa. The name Kuduremukha literally means ‘horse-face’ (in the local language) and refers to a particular picturesque view of a side of the mountain that resembles a horse’s face.

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The Kudremukh range of mountains was declared a national park in 1987. You need to have prior permission and a licensed guide to trek to the summit. Take care of that and you are guaranteed a perfect trek!

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The Kudremukh National Park is the second largest protected region in the Western Ghats that is spread over an area spanning 600 sq km. The region is home to langurs, macaques, barking deer, malabar and giant squirrels. The jungles also have leopards, tigers and jackals. Kudremukh National Park comes under the Global Tiger Conservation Priority under the format developed jointly by Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and World Wide Fund-USA.

There are two important things to note if a horse-face lookalike peak interests you.

  • Sources tell me that the best time to visit Kudremukh is between the months of October to February.
  • And, camping within the National Park is not allowed.

So, get up, make those phone calls, pester your friends, send them this blog link, send them pictures and harass them. Do what you got to do, because you don’t often get to see a mountain peak that looks like a horse-face! And you need to do it quick, possibly before the end of February, because it starts raining incessantly. However, don’t forget to think about your safety and protection before you start your journey.

We’ve shortlisted a few essential products, that we think you should take a look at before you set out for this hike.

Quechua Poncho Water Proof Hiking Backpack 

Rains never knock and come, they always arrive like unwanted guests. Sudden and unwanted. However, that should in no way deter your will to go backpacking!

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Its bright yellow coloured tone makes sure that you are always in vision of your fellow backpackers. It’s lightweight and fits perfectly over your shoulders. And best of all, we are giving away a big discount on this product at safetykart.com!

Admittedly, slinging a backpack over your shoulders at all times might not be the best of the ideas for all situations. Sometimes, the comfort of carrying a bag in your hands really eases those shoulder pads! And well, not all things can fit into a backpack. These bags are roomy and gives you a nice leverage to pack in all those things that you might’ve thought were ‘maybe’ not that important. And that’s why, we think the Quechua Trek Bag is a must have for any trek. It’s made of durable material that will last for as long as the memories of your trek!

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Have you ever seen this?

travel-package

And it’s not just him. There are tonnes of people. They will walk by you while you are trying to catch your breath going uphill with this huge bag on their shoulders. And you think to yourself, how is it that they can even be able to walk with that huge thing over their shoulders?!

Wild craft. It literally is wildcraft!

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Have a look at this thing here.

fridge

This is a small fridge to keep those small somethings for midnight cravings. This has a capacity of 48 litres.

This Wildcraft Alpinist bag has a capacity size of 55 litres. Except that it’s not as heavy. In fact, it is extremely light weight, owing to the special materials that are used to make this bag. And add to that, the special effort that has been put into its manufacturing to make it ergonomic so that you don’t even realise that you’re carrying anything! So yes, now that the cat’s out of the bag, order this bag right now because it’s time to walk past those other amateur trekkers!