A trek to Mullayangiri: An enjoyable adventure with nature
Chikamanglur is one of the most popular hill stations in Karnataka. It’s a nature lover’s paradise with so many small, big peaks with luscious greenery covering every inch of land. The concrete jungle has not yet encroached on this amazing green hub. During the monsoon, your fill several small to medium-sized waterfalls along the way. Every day there is a large footfall to check out the scenic beauty of this plantation in a city. Many want to check out the highest peak in Karnataka, which happens to be the Mullyangiri reaching an altitude of 1950 meters. Visitors can find this peak while traveling from Baba Budangiri and Chikmagalur.
Location of the Mullayangiri peak
Mullayangiri peak happens to be part of the Bababudangiri Range situated in the Western Ghats found in Chikmagalur District of Karnataka. Visitors are warned that at the peak of Mullayangiri, they will have zero connectivity and not be able to make or receive calls. At the very top, you will find a small temple that frequent visitors who trek to this peak. The temple hosts the statute of Tapasvi Mullapa Swamy. The story goes on to tell that Mullapa happened to mediate atop this peak for several years hence the name. Another folklore is that forests were called Mullai is hence known as Mullayangiri.
The best time to climb
Springtime has the most number of visitors, and you can almost meet a crowd every day making its way up the mountain. This region experiences heavy rainfall, making it impossible to see ahead, and the way also becomes very slippery. Summer is quite humid and makes the climb exhausting, while winters are extremely cold and foggy. Avoiding the monsoons, which most people do and picking months from September to February is ideal for planning a trek and enjoying the beautiful Mullayangiri peak.
Making it to the top
It is a steep climb, and it may take a while to reach the top. However, the climb is an exhilarating experience. You will find that several people, especially youngsters love to make it to the top and get a glimpse of the entire place from the above, which is simply beyond description. It looks so dreamy and unreal to see nature up so close. If you are one of those who love to take up challenges, then this one is good to try.
You may seek the services of a trekking provider who will guide you to take the best paths while climbing for your safety while on your trekking adventure. Mornings are the best time to begin your trekking adventure. It definitely is adrenalin-pumping activity, but the rush is worth it in the end as you conquer the highest peak in this region. You will surely feel like being at the top of the world after taking three hours trekking almost 4 km. The clouds seem so near as you reach the top with the wind blowing in your face.
Things to do at the peak
Reaching the top of the peak is a satisfying experience for sure. All the sweat and ache of climbing vanishes as you see the surrounding peaks, the greenery around and the happy faces of people who have successfully climbed up with you after looking around and posing for pictures and perhaps trying to check out the echo of your voice. You must note that water and food along the way up aren’t available and must be carried by you if you plan to go without any service provider’s help. However, you can opt for a package deal of the Mullayangiri trek that comes with meals for the trekkers. The package is inclusive of trekking, camping, bonfires, and other charges.