Thirumaleguppe Alt 4900 ft or Heap in local dialect is spread partly over the thick hilly forests near the coastal plains on the shola vegetation on the Western Ghats uplands,adjoining Kudremukh National Park bordering parts of 3 districts, viz., Chickmagalur, Udupi and bordering Dakshina Kannada.
Heap is made of steep hills,grasslands and valleys. The hills, which bear the brunt of the severe monsoon wind, give no chance to any tree growth as a result the landscape is covered with grass. The valleys which are tucked in, give commendable protection from wind and a deep soil profile, as a result of which stunted evergreen forests exist creating an unique microclimate, rich with mosses, orchids, etc. The whole scenery of grassland interspersed with narrow strips of forests provide a fantastic picture postcard views for a trekker.
The Lungfull of fresh air and the climb up and down, invigorates the body and soothes the soul.The view of surrounding Irimaleguppe and Horse mane - Kudremukh beckon the adventurous..!.The vertical Monolithic rock face is Impregnable from the East face. During the trek, one can spot and study several wildlife species of plants, birds,orchids, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies, insects, etc.