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A full day trek from Munnar to Meesapulimala

duration:

8 hours

where:

Munnar, Kerala

group size:

2 - 8

INR 5,000 per person

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Meesapulimala is a peak in high ranges of Western Ghats in the Idukki District of Kerala. Standing tall at 2,640 metres above sea level, it is the second highest peak in South India. Western Ghats is a mountain range along the western side of India stretching from Maharashtra to Kerala. It is considered as a hotspot of biodiversity and has been declared a UNESCO world heritage site.

On this trek to Meesapulimala, we walk through the high altitude grasslands and mountain rainforest ecosystem that is unique to the Western Ghats. While ascending Meesapulimala, enjoy breathtaking views of the vast plains of Tamil Nadu to your east and the never ending Sahyadri to your west. We start the trek from an altitude of 1,500 meters, gradually climbing to over 2,600m, passing through sholas (high altitude rain forests) and grasslands which are typical to the higher areas of the Western Ghats. The area also has wildlife – notably elephants, sambar, sloth bear and the Nilgiri tahr – the latter being endemic and endangered. We can see the world’s highest tea estate Kolukkumalai in the undulating hills below. We will descend and continue trekking through the sholas and tea gardens till we reach Silent Valley.

Arrive at Munnar by 8 am, where you will be met by our representative and transferred to Silent Valley, the start point of the trek, about 26 kms from Munnar. You will be given packed lunch, water bottles and refreshments for the trek. A experienced and qualified guide will lead you on this trek.

When can I go?

Starting 8.00 AM every day based on availability

You will be picked up from Munnar Town and Dropped backed after the Trek

Experience Highlights

  • Trek through high altitude grasslands and mountain rainforest ecosystem that are unique to the Western Ghats
  • Meesapulimala - the second highest peak in the Western Ghats
  • Breathtaking views of the vast plains of Tamilnadu
  • Get a glimpse of the world’s highest tea estate- Kolukkumalai

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