Wayanad Trekking

Chembra Peak, Trekking, Cycling and Camping Tour in Wayanad, Pakshipathalam, Trekking Through Kalladi Forest, Edakkal Cave Trek, Kalladi forest, Banasura peak, Brahmagiri, Thusharagiri, Thirunelli, and many more exciting peaks.

Home to some bewitching spots, trekking is one of the top-notch things in Wayanad on every adventurers' list. Offering a whole spectrum of difficulty levels with different ranges of mountains to climb on, Wayanad trekking gives trekkers a choice according to the amount of valor they wish to put in.

A paradise on Earth, Wayanad lies amidst the scintillating flora and fauna of Kerala. It lies in the backdrop of the majestic mountains and forests rendering you a treat to witness the unusual contrast of thrill and tranquillity. Rolling grasslands, mystifying hills, dense forests, blue skies, and the rugged trail, this place has it all for an astounding trekking expedition.

Here are the best places for trekking in Wayanad:

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The Chembra Peak Trek


Perched to the south of the Kalpetta township, the Chembra Peak is counted as one of the best places for trekking in Wayanad.  With a picturesque backdrop of the lofty mountains and greenlands, this four-hour trail to the top of the mountain is worth all the efforts you will put in to cross the hurdles on the journey.

Do not forget to take the permission of the forest department which can be done at the office which is a few miles away from the starting point of the base. The heart-shaped lake along the trek gives this excursion extra brownie points for the visitors not to miss this place. 

Best Season:
September to February 

Difficulty Level:
Easy
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Trekking, Cycling and Camping Tour in Wayanad
  • 2D/1N
  • Wayanad
  • 2D/1N
  • Wayanad
₹2,050 ₹1,500
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Activity Location: Wayanad
Check-in Time: 12:00 PM 
Check-Out Time: 12:00 PM

About the Campsite:
Wayanad is a rural district in Kerala, a hill station full of plantations, forests and wildlife. A perfect escape from the artificial and materialistic world. To the south, we have Ambukuthi Hills and in the east, the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, home to animals including Asiatic elephants, tigers, leopards and egrets. 

Take the opportunity of exploring nature and wildlife more closely and feel like home between lushy green forested region with areas of high altitude. The campsite is located at one of the most scenic locations in Wayanad where steaming delicious food and comfortable stay awaits our guests. 

Add some adventure to your stay and pedal your way through a 12 km trail that consist of tea plantations, tarmac, smooth and muddy trails and scenic vistas. Also, head for other out of the box activities in addition with camping and trekking and mark the best experience you ever had with your loved ones. 

Places to visit nearby:- 
Banasura Sagar Dam - 9.8 km
Soochipara Waterfalls - 46 km
Kanthanpara Waterfalls - 41 km
Edakkal Caves - 37.5 km
Kuruvadweep - 40 km

Package Offers:
Stay: Tented accommodation on twin sharing basis with well-constructed washrooms
Meals: Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast with a choice of veg and non-veg
Activities: Bonfire with music, Trekking, Cycling, Burma Bridge , Commando Net, Rock Climbing, Tyre Walk, Hammock, Carrom Board, Ludo Board, Badminton 

Note: Children below 6 years can join without any charges, and those between 6 to 12 years can book the child package(half charge).  Minimum 2 people are required to book this package.

How to Reach:  This place is easily reachable by any private transport or public shared vehicle. It is located at a distance of about 25 km from Wayanad bus stand.
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The Pakshipathalam Trek

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The Pakshipathalam Trek

Translating to an ‘abode of birds’ in Malayalam, this trek is a unique enclosure to the migratory birds that make this hill their homes for the winter season. You cannot have a better birdwatching experience as there are a lot of rare species you wouldn't have heard of, especially bats and it is one of the best Wayanad trekking.

Irrefutably a spell-binding experience, the lush green hills, meadows, grasslands, and dense forests will give you an inception to the nirvana. You can also try your hand at cave diving as the place has plenty of them. With no proper roads, this trek can be a little tricky at times.

Best Season: November to April

Difficulty level: Moderate

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Trekking Through Kalladi Forest, Wayanad
  • 6H
  • Wayanad
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₹2,250 ₹2,000

The 6 hour guided trail takes you across beautiful tea gardens and spice towns to the old rain forests of Wayanad. Trek through the ancient forests at the high altitudes and meet nature at its full display.

The nearly 10 km trek begins around 10 am in the morning. You will be driven along the foothills of the extension of the Chembra ranges of the Western Ghats. Cross the quaint spice towns and tea gardens towards a remote settlement where the curving road leads you to the cardamom forests. Also known as the Kalladi forest, it still maintains its age-old rain forest trees, and you trek your way through the huge trees. A couple of hours into the trek you reach a ridge which gives you stunning views of the misty valley beneath. You cross the river and continue your trek to another clear stream. En route to your final destination, have some packed lunch that can be provided by us at an extra cost. At sunset our vehicle takes you back to your room after a splendid day of trekking and exploration.

Duration: Around 6 hours

Difficulty level: Challenging

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Edakkal Cave Trek

Edakkal Cave Trek

Edakkal cave is the easiest place for trekking in  Wayanad, completely ideal in case you’re a newbie. The trail consists of walking on the straight fixed path to the top aligned with numerous stores selling snacks, clothes, and handicrafts. Though an easy trek yet you must check on the shoes before you start rambling, to wreck that long walk like a pro and it is one of the amazing Wayanad trekking places.

Not just a trekking expedition, the Edakkal caves are a haven for the ones looking to fill the knowledge vessels due to its historic kins. You can also hire local tour guides if you wish to get the hang of the facts and mythologies, the place unfolds to.

Best Season: November to March

Difficulty Level: Easy

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The Banasura Trek

The Banasura Trek

A place to break away from the hustle and bustle of the blaring city life, this trek is just the right thing to hit if you’re looking for the much-wanted ‘me time’. Epitomizing the beauty of Kerala, the Banasura Hills are a great spot to start with your Wayanad Trekking.

With rolling grasslands and a myriad of rugged terrains, this is a moderate difficulty level one-day trek which starts from the Banasura Dam. The place gets plenty of trekkers from all over the globe in the peak season, starting from September to January.

Best Season:
September to January 

Difficulty Level:
Difficult

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Trekking and Camping in Thirunelli, Wayanad
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  • Wayanad
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  • Wayanad
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On your next holiday, enjoy a long and relaxing time in the expanse of Thirunelli and revel in the amazing environ of all that nature can provide you.  Trekkers and nature enthusiasts can revel in the tranquil surroundings of nature and get transported to a whole new world! Thirunelli is well known for its beautiful temples and its serene, peaceful surroundings. Many a trekker and nature lover have paid their respects to this heavenly forested region in the South of India.

During your visit here, you can lounge in the company of the Kalindi River and go trekking to the intimidating mountain ranges of the Brahmagiri with your adventure buddies! There are so many ways you can enjoy a short trip to the hilly paradise that is Tirunelli and this is your chance to have an amazing experience of a lifetime!

Meal Types : Dinner and Breakfast (Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian)

Activities : Village Walk And Plantation Walk , Camping In Tent , Campfire Dinner , Trekking.

Difficulty Level : Easy

 

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The Brahmagiri Peak Trek

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The Brahmagiri Peak Trek

The Wayanad trekking takes you to the top of the Brahmagiri peak for a wonderful scenic view of the entire landscape around the Brahmagiri hill. Just in case you forget, make sure that you take a camera with you to immortalize the view.

The trek along the Brahmagiri slope is an enjoyable experience of trekking in Wayanad. The hill presents a mesmerizing view of the surroundings from its slopes.

You will come across pretty little streams where you can take a break before continuing on your journey uphill. The slope can get quite steep towards the peak, but the vista that awaits you at the summit will wipe out all memories of the arduous journey.

The only peak that is higher than the Brahmagiri summit is that of the Chembra peak and you can see it once you reach the top.

The grass laden slopes of the nearby mountains, the clouds hovering beneath your feet and the beautiful sky that stoops down into the horizon will make you feel on top of the world, literally!

Best Season: November to February

Difficulty Level: Medium to Difficult

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Thusharagiri Trek

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Thusharagiri Trek

Set in the Western Ghats, Thusharagiri is a popular destination for trekking around Bangalore and is home to some very beautiful waterfalls. You can hear the roar of the falls as you go near Thusharagiri.

Situated about 50 km from Kozhikode in Kerala, Thusharagiri is visited by a lot of tourists throughout the year for sightseeing, trekking, adventure sports etc. The rugged topography of Thusharagiri is an ideal terrain for those who are looking for a heavy duty trekking opportunity.

The trail takes you through dense forests, waterfalls, gurgling streams etc and makes good for all the trouble with its splendid natural beauty. A trek in this beautiful region gives you the opportunity to have a glimpse of the wonderful rubber, areca nuts, pepper, etc plantations of the region. The trail of Thusharagiri trekking in Wayanad has about 5 waterfalls but it is possible to cover only 3 in a day.

It is advisable to return back to base camp and return the next day to complete the trek. A stay in the jungle is quite risky due to wild animals. Stock up on food as much as you can before starting the trek.

Best Season: September to February

Difficulty Level: Medium

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Soochipara Falls Trek

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Soochipara Falls Trek

Descending from a height of 656 feet the Soochipara or Sentinel Rock Falls gives a breath-taking sight you cannot miss to enrapture. Though it is a difficult trek even for the experienced trekker, reaching the summit after climbing up through the waterfall is not just a worthy excursion but one you can flaunt too and it is one of the best Wayanad trekking places.

The grass turns greener when the monsoon strikes in, giving the trekkers a breathtaking sight. Raging three-tiered waterfalls, rough terrains, and alpine forests, this trekking excursion has it all for a nerve-racking extravaganza.

Best Season: Monsoon Season

Difficulty Level: Difficult

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15 September 2015
Excellent
After a long year this is what you can expect from your holiday. It turned out outstanding. The caves, trekking and the bon fire with the residents in the hotel cannot be forgotten easily. Hoping to go back soon but this time as a couple.
06 December 2015
Excellent
It was a trip planned by my college friends and it turned out to be really amazing,spent a grt time trekking and exploring the ancient caves,everything was well planned and very well organized .Had a grt time with my grp.Excellent place. Excellent food and excellent hotels with views. Thumbs up for it.
07 June 2015
Excellent
Wow! Such a divine experience! This is one of the temples where we had a divine and beautiful experience. I totally loved the temple, the locality, and what not. To be honest, this was the temple that made me feel spiritual and great. I am glad to have visited this place.
06 March 2019
Excellent
Everything this place provides is a surprise... To start with a bit offroad drive leading up to the destination followed by the magic tea with the secret ingredients... And the chilling climate, the ever refreshing tea gardens, the morning trek, the superb staff, and lot more.. Just like the tea, this wonderful place is hidden from all the 'mainstream'.. Eagerly waiting to my next trip to black eagles wayanad along with Thrillophilia.
21 November 2017
Excellent
One of the best places in Wayanad to detox from busy urban life!, Amalgamated with nature An amazing family holiday and very good memories, Great hospitality I highly recommend this place for people who want to detox from busy urban life! Very cordial staff. We stayed in one of the cottages We were looking for our vacation getaway which would keep us away from the Urban busy life - a place that would expose our kids to nature and more of FAMILY TIME Kids had a great experience of the travel from Bangalore to Mysore and then via Nagarahole reserve forest to Wayanad….. It was a pleasure to stay here. One of the best place to forget yourself amidst nature. It is in the middle of If U want to stay aloof from chaotic life then this the place U should visit. This place has been made for those who want a real experience (jungle critters and all!) We absolutely loved our time here, we had planned for 1 night stay but extended our stay for 2 nights, eating some delicious food and relaxing amongst the tea plantations & forest (no mobile connectivity other than VODAFONE) Accessing the place (last 1 km) is little difficult since mobile connections (goggle maps) is very weak but the STAFF is very helpful & they guided us all through the journey…… Vinod Gopalkrishnan
08 March 2020
Excellent
A local guide was compulsory to pass by the forest check. Thank god we had booked from Thrillophilia as we not only got a local guide but permits as well for which we need not wait. We had visited there in October and the weather was amazing and cool. The views are extremely beautiful and we had seen some good mountain views from the top.
05 March 2020
Excellent
This trek was indeed best and needed quite an effort to reach the top. The climb was not so easy so take enough rest in between to regain the energy level. Carry some chocolates and protein bars and wear the shoes you are comfortable with walking and running in. The efforts are worth it once you witness the views and the heart-shaped lake
24 February 2020
Excellent
The trek was a long walk I can say. I had visited there with my friends, and all of us are active sports players, so the trek was not at all difficult for us. The lake was indeed beautiful and unique. I had a good time there.
04 January 2020
Excellent
It was worth an experience. The view of the valley and mountains are breathtaking and magnificent. The heart-shaped lake was cherry on the cake. The local guide with us knows the route well, so he was helpful during the visit.
04 March 2020
Excellent
We had so much fun there. The trail was narrow and we had to climb some rocks as well and the trail was completely surrounded by lush greenery which makes it perfect for a great view. There were coffee and tea plantations as well which looked amazing and passing by those areas the fragrance of tea and coffee was great.

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People Also Ask About Wayanad

  1. What is the best time to visit Wayanad for trekking?

    The most pleasant weather in Wayanad can be found between the months of October to May. Around this time, the surroundings are clear and one can indulge easily in trekking the green slopes. This is the season when most of the flora and fauna flourishes on the peaks.
  2. What are the best waterfall treks in Wayanad?

    The best waterfall treks in Wayanad are:

    1. Meenmutty Waterfall: A 2 KM long trekking trail will take you to this milky-white gushing falls. Falling from a height of 1000 ft, this three-tier waterfall offers some nerve-chilling sights.

    2. Soochipara Waterfall: Surrounded by the huge cliffs perfect for rock climbing, this waterfall will surely fill your heart with exhilaration. Trekking to this spot takes around 2 hours and can be conquered by a person having minimum physique.

    3. Kanthanpara Waterfall: Surrounded by surplus greenery and offering some steep and rocky terrains, a trek to Kanthanpara Waterfall will take you towards the best hidden marvel of nature.
  3. What are the essential things to carry while going for trekking in Wayanad?

    All the essentials one needs to carry while trekking in Wayanad are:

    - Rain Covers for bags
    - Raincoat for self
    - Flashlights
    - Energy bars and snacks
    - Bottle of water
    - Extra clothing
    - Sanitary items
    - Cap/ Hat
    - Sunscreen
    - Personal medication (if any)
    - First aid kit
    - Sunglasses
    - Powerbank
    - Mosquito Repellents.
  4. Which are the economical luxury resorts in Wayanad?

    Luxury resorts in Wayanad are the best places to set up camp while exploring this rich and abundant green haven and making them private and exclusive to their properties.

    Banasura Hill Resort - 
    Book at INR 9,000
    Vythiri Village Resort - Book at INR 17,500
    Seagot Banasura in Wayanad - Book at INR 7,000
    Windflower Resort - Book at INR 12,744
    Oxyfarm Resorts in Wayanad - Book at INR 6,900
  5. Which are popular tourist places near Wayanad?

    Planning a trip to Wayanad! Check out the list of best amazing tourist places in Wayanad to explore to the fullest.

    1. Kuruva Island - 34.8 Km from Wayanad 
    2. Phantom Rock - 11.4 Km from Wayanad 
    3. Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary - 42.9 Km from Wayanad
    4. Banasura Sagar Dam - 20.9 Km from Wayanad 
    5. Edakkal Caves - 19.2 Km from Wayanad
    6. Chembra Peak - 21.8 Km from Wayanad 
    7. Neelimala View Point - 25 Km from Wayanad
    8. Pookode Lake - 25.6 Km from Wayanad
  6. Are there any stargazing places near Wayanad?

    Thrillophilia offers the best camping tours in Wayanad are one of the quintessential holiday trips to be taken once in your lifetime.

    Camping Experience in Wayanad - Book at Rs. 2120
    Camping in Wayanad Hills at Seagot Banasura - Book at Rs. 1500
    Night Camping with Campfire in Wayanad - Book at Rs.1,799
    Camping in Tea Estate of Wayanad With Barbecue - Book at Rs. 2020
    Wayanad Camping at Base of Chembra Peak - Book at 2420
  7. Where can I go for a comfortable homestay in Wayanad?

    Ever felt like spending a vacation where you can be just by yourself with a feel of home but actually away from your regular abode? If yes, then a homestay vacation in Wayanad is beckoning you to the most surreal holiday of your life. Check the complete list.

    1. Meenmutty Heights Homestay - Starts with a minimum price of 5,000 INR
    2. 
    Dhanagiri Homestay - Starts with a minimum price of 3000 INR
    3. Peter's Hill View Residency - Starts with a minimum price of 500 INR and luxury suites are available in 3000 INR
    4. 
    Misty Meadows Homestay - Starts with a minimum price of 3000 INR
    5. 
    Chandragiri Homestay - Starts with a minimum price of 3600 INR

  8. Which are some of the best things to do in Wayanad?

    Try Adventure and thrilling things to do in Wayanad starting from INR 340 only. 

    Cycling in Wayanad - Book at Rs. 1390
    Zip Lining In Wayanad - Book at Rs.340 

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