About the Destination:
One of the most scenic and evergreen wildlife sanctuaries in Karnataka, the Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary in Somwarpet, Coorg, is an ideal destination for the nature lovers. Home to some of the rare and endangered birds in the vicinity, this wildlife protected area is also acclaimed throughout the world for its rich and diverse avifauna range. Tucked away between Bisle Reserve Forest and the Kukke Subramanya Ranges, this sanctuary is also the abode of the fascinating Pushapgiri Peak, which is the highest peak in this region and the Kumaraparvat (or Kumaraparvatha).
Be it for the nature lovers, or the adventure junkies visiting Coorg, this wildlife area serves as an enticing host! With its myriad list of flora and fauna like Albizialebbeck, Artocarpuslakoocha, Dysoxylummalabaricum and Mesuaferrea, Indian Wild Dog, Brown Palm Civet, Indian Giant Squirrel, Indian Hare, Spotted Deer, Sambar, Indian Muntjac, Gaur, Asian Elephant, Wild Pig, Giant Flying Squirrel, Travancore Flying and several others, the sanctuary proves to be treasure trove for almost all types of visitors.
About the Activity:
Arriving at the Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary by around 08:30AM, you will be briefed about the tour in details. After the briefing session, fill up the mandatory form and get prepared for an enthralling Pushpagiri wildlife trek!
Starting the trek by around 09:00AM, hike through the lush and scenic trails, witness the immaculate beauty of the sanctuary and get ample of opportunities to have an encounter with the inhabitants of the sanctuary. The 14km trek to the Pushpagiri Peak will take you around 4-5 hours.
Hiking up to the peak, witness and enjoy the astounding views and get soaked with all the different colours of the Mother Nature. Spending quiet and pleasant moments at the peak, start trekking back to the base.
Arriving at the base at around 03:00PM, enjoy a filling lunch and relax for a while. Post this, depart the site and continue with your onward journey.
Total Trekking Distance: 14km
Lunch Included (Rice, Veg Curry, Rasam, Curd & Pickle)
All forest department permissions
Experienced guide for Pushpagri wildlife Trek
Water bottles (2-3L)
Garbage bags to carry the wastage generated during the trek
Towel and inner wear
Beverages like fruit juice, glucose and dry fruits
Tobacco, salt and other similar leech repellents
Binoculars and camera (if necessary)
Personal medications (if any)
Do not leave the group
Pack wisely and travel light
Do not encourage or participate in littering
Consuming alcohol or any other intoxicants is strictly prohibited
Participants must have an average level of physical fitness
Participants must follow the instructions and guidelines of the trek guides
Not obeying the instructions given by the trek guides might lead to the cancellation of the trek
There will no pick-up facility during the trek
In case, any member is lost, they should stay at the same spot; search parties will be appointed at the earliest
Pets are strictly not allowed during the trek
Smoking or using matchbox is strictly not allowed during the trek
During the trek, be open to help the forest officials in maintain and preserving the beauty of the nature
On spotting any wounded or injured wildlife species, please report the same to the forest officials
Wear cotton clothing that will camouflage with the forests
Trekking shoes should be strong and with a good grip
Traditional wears like dhoti and saree are not allowed
Children below 15 years are not allowed for this trek
Any changes to be made in the itinerary must be reported to the management through emails
If cancellations are made 15 days before the start date of the trip, no cancellation fees will be applicable.
If cancellations are made within 7-15 days before the start date of the trip, 10% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
If cancellations are made within 3-6 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
If cancellations are made within 0-2 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.
The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days
The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 12 hours of successful booking
In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking and a full refund will be processed.
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Thrillophilia