This Munnar trekking holiday traces a route through the Western Ghats, to one of the highest peaks in the area, ending at Anaerangal Lake. This trek lets you challenge yourself to the peak. You also get to visit a tribal village. You will get to see farmers at work and various tea and spice plantations that are the backbone of the economy here. So if you are looking for a trekking adventure that has a challenging route and get a chance to imbibe the culture of the area, this is the holiday you are looking for!
Day 1: Meesapulimala Trek
The first day of your Munnar trekking holiday contains a challenging trek to Meesapulimala. The trek would start very early in the morning. Meesapulimala is the second highest peak in the Western Ghats, at an elevation of 2640 metres. Your trekking route will be the typical terrain of this region, part high altitude rainforest (shola forests) and part grasslands. There is also a large variety of wildlife that you may spot on your way to Meesapulimala. At Meesapulimala, you can rest your eyes on a beautiful landscape of deep green forests and tea estates. You can even see the world’s highest tea estate from this point, the Kolukkumalai tea estate. This is a full day trek.
Day 2: Lakeside Trek
The second day of your Munnar trekking holiday starts from our Anaerangal camp. Anaerangal literally means ‘where the elephants come down’. Your trek will ensure that you move through the forests towards the beautiful Anaerangal Lake. Snaking across a large area, this lake is placid and peaceful and a source of water for farmers downstream. Many tribal colonies here farm spices such as cardamom and pepper, which grow abundantly in the salubrious climate. After exploring this area, your Munnar trekking holiday will come to an end. You will depart after a picnic lunch at the lakeside.
Trekking, camping, guide, accommodation in cottage tents, refreshments, Mineral water while trekking, all meals.
Visitors to India must obtain a Visa before departure. All visa information is subject to change. You should confirm all visa related issues with the nearest Indian Embassy/ High Commission/ Consular Office for the same.
Airport or departure taxes are not applicable if you depart from Kochi.
It’s advisable to take personal travel insurance policy to cover against sickness, accident, loss of baggage, unexpected alterations to travel arrangements and travel disruption, cancellations, etc.
Internet Access: There is no possibility of accessing internet on this itinerary.
Telephone: There is mobile telephony coverage on the second day of the trek.
The South Indian subcontinent is tropical - warm, humid and often wet. During the main monsoon, (July to September) there is heavy rain. Best time to visit Kerala is from October-March.
Food is a very important part of these journeys and we have ensured that the Kerala Cuisine is a part of this adventure besides both North Indian & South Indian food - vegetarian and non vegetarian. All meals and bottled mineral water are provided on all days. Any special food requirements could be met if sufficient notice is given.
Our guides have been adequately trained & qualified in first aid and always carry a comprehensive first-aid kit. In case of any medical emergency we have facilities to transfer you to the nearest hospital immediately, followed by evacuation to the tertiary-care hospital at Kochi (if required).
What to bring
• Warm sets of clothes (Fleece, Jacket, hat and gloves) are required for trips going through Munnar and other high altitude areas.
• Hiking shorts
• Hiking pants/track pants
• Waterproof jacket.
• Casual Shirts/T-shirts
• Binocs & Camera (optional)
• Water proof bags for docs & Electronics
• Personal First Aid Kit
• Insect repellent
• Sunglasses, cap
• Sun screen
• Day pack