Get full Mullayanagiri Trekking information – From Sarpadhari to Mullayanagiri peak Shiva temple to Bababudangiri and return to Chikmagalur.
About Mullayanagiri Trek:
The highest peak of Karnataka in Nilgiris range in Chikmagalur district with height of 6330 feet/ 1930 meters. The highest peak between Himlayas and Nilgiris range in western Ghats.
Location: Chikmagalur district in Western Karnataka in Western Ghats
Permission: Not needed
Guide: Not required
Buses from Banglore to Chikamagaluru :
1. Volvo Merc-Benz Buses (Journey time: 4.5 hours):
Timings – 22:27,18:06, 23:40
Fair: Rs 390
2. RajaHamsa Buses (Journey time: 6 hours):
Timings – 22:30,23:00,23:30
3. Karnataka Sarige (Journey time: 6.5 hours):
Timings – 19:02,20:59,22:33,23:31
Fair : 187
Mullayanagiri trekking Routes:
Route 1: You can directly go to Mullayanagiri Shiva temple by your vehicle and start your trek to bababudangiri from mullayanagiri shiva temple peak.
The Vehicle stops before and you have to climb stairs to the top
How to reach Mullayanagiri Shiva temple from Chikmagalur?
You can trek to Mullayanagiri Shiva temple from Sarpadhari and then continue your trek to bababudangiri. Mark this gate in the photo from where the trek begins.
How to reach Sarpadhari and start trek to Mullayanagiri Shiva temple?
From Chikmagalur starts towards Bababudangiri. Near Kaimara, take left turn (8 kms from Chikmagalur). You will see a Y intersection. The road in the left goes to mullayanagiri peak (direct road to the peak ). But, If you want to trek to the Mullayanagiri peak, then move further 500 mts ahead. You will find small arch iron gate to your left. It’s Sarpadhari, the trek starting point. Sarpadhari. Sarpadhari is kannada word which means path like a snake, ‘sarpa’ stands for snake and ‘dhari’ for way.
From Chikmagalur to Sarpadhari (15 Kms):
You can also hire jeep/Auto from Chikmagalur to Sarpadhri, from where the trek starts to Mullayanagiri Shiva temple.
Auto charges for 3/4 persons: Rs 250.
Trek Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
SarpaDhari to Mullayangiri peak trail:
Mullayanagiri to BabaBudangiri trail (Via Manikhyadhara waterfalls):
Mullayanagiri Trek Distance:
Sarpadhari to Mullayanagiri peak: 3 Kms (3-4 Hours)
Mullayanagiri Shiva temple to Bababudangiri: 10 Kms (5-6 Hours)
Best Time to Trek: September to February.
Camping at Mullayangiri trek:
– At the top there is a shiva temple. One can stay there overnight. The temple priest is very helpful. There are no toilet or cooking facilities.
Mullayanagiri to Bababudangiri:
Mullayanagiri to bababudangiri trek route trail
Is it possible to cover Sarpadhari to Mullayanagiri to bababudangiri in a single day?
Yes, its possible. Provided the day is clear and its not raining.
Is there any landmark where the trail to bababudangiri crosses the highway?
Yes, there is a checkpost over there.
Can I camp at the Mullayanagiri peak?
yes, you can. carry your tent and sleeping bag. Sometimes, it might get windy during monsoon. Be prepared for that and you might not find dry woods for campfire or cooking dinner.
Where can I camp at bababudangiri?
You can camp at either Manikhayadhara waterfalls if you have your own tent or rent the private camping space at bababudanairi. (check online for this)
Is it safe for girls?
Yes, it is. Make sure you have some male-mates with you too.
Any suggestion to spend two days there?
You can start for mullayanagiri in afternoon. Stay overnight at the peak and next day trek to bababudangiri and return.