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Munnar Trekking Holiday
Anaerangal Trek
Munnar Trekking Holiday (KT - 01)
Region : South India



Cost per Person

US$ 140

Based on minimum 2 pax travelling on twin share

Tour Overview

This Munnar trekking holiday involves an exciting lakeside trek around Anaerangal Lake, surrounded by tea estates and spice gardens and Phantom head trek.This Munnar trekking holiday traces a route through the Western Ghats, to one of the beautiful peaks in the area, ending at Anaerangal Lake. 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 scenic route and get a chance to imbibe the culture of the area, this is the holiday you are looking for!

Munnar Trekking Holiday

Day1: Lakeside Trek
Pick up from Suryanelli town. Trek from Chinnakanal to Suryanelli Camp - 9 kms walk. Today you will take a short trek from Chinnakanal, which is an ideal way to acclimatize to trekking and assess the team fitness. Today you will have a chance to visit the tribal village of the Muduvans – a tribe who have for centuries colonized the upper reaches of the Western Ghats. Their peculiar habit of carrying their children on their backs has earned them their name as Muduvans or the ‘back people’. The tribal village located near the Anaerangal lake (“The lake Where the Elephants Come Down”) where elephants have come down for millennium for grazing and water. We will be staying overnight at Kalypso Base Camp on a hilltop overlooking the Anaerangal Lake.
Day2: Phantom head trek
You will awaken to the melodious strains of the Malabar Whistling Thrush singing in the cloud forest next to your camp early in the morning. If you are adventurous enough, an early morning climb to the Phantom’s Head will be an ever remembered walk atop the tallest feature nearby from where you can take in the spectacular sunrise over the Papathy Shola (Butterfly Forest – so named for the mass migration of butterflies in October & November). The hills come alive to the morning sun. After reaching the peak, you decent to the Papathy Shola village and continue through the cardamom plantation until they reach the Muthuvankudy. There is a great opportunity to interact with the indigenous tribal community and explore the spice plantations as you trek back to Kalypso camp.


Trekking, camping, guide, accommodation in cottage tents, refreshments, Mineral water while trekking, all meals. 


Holiday Feedback

I was hesitant to book this trekking tour because I was doing this by myself and I hadn’t been to India before, however, I am so happy that I did because of how welcome Satheesh and the team made me feel. Satheesh was always on time and gave clear briefings and instructions of what was to come in that day or the following day, and always made sure I was hydrated and comfortable with tea, snacks and meals. The WhatsApp communication pre-trek was helpful too! Nothing was lost in translation! I was really happy with how much Satheesh stopped to talk about areas, plants and animals that were in the areas we were trekking. Given that we had some spare time in the afternoons, it was great to be able to do more things like watch the local football in Munnar. I like staying at Kalypso camp more than the hotel, I felt more comfortable with the team staying nearby and felt I got to know the staff a lot better there by having conversations during meal times and around the fire. Although I can see the benefit of staying in two different places so we can do more hikes near Munnar. I think the camp is fantastic and would recommend to others! Thank you for helping fix my shoe during the trek and back at camp when it was falling apart I felt there were no troubles the whole time, only good vibes! Lauren Dienhoff 2024-03-08



Q. What is the type of terrain we trek through?

The terrain can be mountainous in Munnar to deep forests at places like Periyar.

Q. Do we need to get our sleeping bags, tents etc..?

We provide all camping materials like sleeping bags, tents, liners, air pillows.

Q. What about our main luggage?

For Munnar: We will take of your luggage & will reach you at your day’s camp. Carry only a day bag with your papers and valuables.

For Periyar: In case you are doing the Periyar Tiger Trail programme, you would have to leave your luggage in the hotel. You would have to take a small rucksack with your requirements for 1 (or) 2 day’s camping in the wild.

Q. What kind of food do you serve?

Ethnic food, both vegetarian and non vegetarian

Q. What about guides?

Qualified outdoor guides and trackers will accompany you on the trek.

Q. Is First Aid available?

Yes, the guide carries a comprehensive First Aid bag. For those suffering from allergies or require any special medication will need to bring those along. All our guides have undergone St John’s Ambulance First Aid Training course and are qualified. In case of serious injuries or emergencies, we have identified hospitals nearest to the trek routes to evacuate you.

Q. What about Wildlife encounters.

They are likely to be wild animal encounters but our guides and trackers are trained and experienced enough to keep you out of harm’s way.

Q. Do you have a suggested kit list?

We do have a suggested kit list which we will send you when you have booked the trip. Suffice it to say that this is a highly mountainous area where nights are cold. Hence you will require woolens as well as good walking shoes.

Q. Do we need a VISA to travel to India?



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