Referred to as ‘The Great Escarpment of India’, the Western Ghats that runs along with the western coast of the Indian Peninsula, is home to many spellbinding sights. We have listed 6 Western ghat trekking expeditions you should definitely conquer! A terrain of challenging and enlightening climbs mixed with a spilling dollop of wildlife and green foothills, these mountains are a trekker’s mystery waiting to be unravelled.
Kodachadri Treks, Shimoga
Located in Shimoga, the peak of Kodachadri lies at about 1343 metres above sea level, making for one of the most thrilling western ghats trekking experiences. A trek through this trail will introduce you to dense forest covers, speckled with diverse flora and fauna amongst a loopy invitation to glorious waterfalls. The trek length runs upt0 12 kms and if you were to travel 10 kms further from Kodachadri, you will come across the Hidlumane falls and a little more further, you will find the gorgeous Nagara Fort.
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Baba Budangiri Treks, Chikamagaluru
Offering a relatively easier trekking adventure, Baba Bundangiri lies at a height of about 6217 feet and is part of the Dattagiri mountain range. Cool weather, cool locale and pretty cool sights! Who wouldn’t want to be a part of this fascinating journey?
Baba Budangiri is also famous for a Sufi Shrine, thus your trek can open doors to a whole new dimension of understanding where spirituality collides with all that nature has to offer. Located in Chikkamagaluru, this trek stands at the length of about 10 kms.
Nishani Treks, Coorg
Nishani Motte ranges are a spellbinding example of just how amazing one’s experience with the Western Ghat can get. Monsoon being the ideal time for a visit, this misty thicket of lush greenery offers slight by memorable challenges during the climb.
These continuous mountain ranges also form a provisional natural boundary, separating Kerala and Karnataka. Moreover, the fact that it is just only beginning to be recognised as a viable option for adventure, makes it an off the beaten track adventure opportunity!
Tadiyandamol Treks, Coorg
As if Coorg already wasn’t an alluring travel plan on one’s bucket list, it brings with it another trekking trail to the highest peak of the district. About 11 kms in length, this is one of those western ghats trekking places that brings with it challenges worth pondering over.
Complete with lush greenery, gurgling streams of fresh, clean water and cottony clouds floating across the clear blue sky, Tandiyandamol trek is the heaven for Karnataka trekkers. They say that the retreating Monsoon time is the best time to experience this colossal beauty!
Kudremukh Treks, Chikamagaluru
Running to about 20 kms at a height of 6214 feet, the Kudremukh hills of Karnataka establishes itself as a challenge to behold and qualifies as one of the exhilarating western ghats trekking expeditions. It’s indescribable and inexplicable beauty has made it a popular destination in every trekker’s journey log. The ideal time to visit is during the months of November to February. Moreover, the peak resembles a horse’s mouth! A sight, I believe that shouldn’t be missed.
Dudhsagar Treks, Goa
Deep jungles, steep hills, jagged and narrow ends and a magical cascade of what seems like nature pouring down a cliff, smooth tresses of milk. Located on the Mandowi River, in Goa, the trek to Dudhsagar Falls runs to 14kms and may not prove to be an easy feat to conquer, but an enlightening journey that shouldn’t be missed if you have got the fire in you!