It is interesting to know that Meesappulimala is one of the few mountains in the state that located above 8000 feet above sea level. It is also the highest mountain in the region where one can enjoy trekking. Even though Anamudi is the highest peak in Kerala, trekking is restricted at this area. So, this enchanting nature’s paradise is now popular among the adventure lovers and avid trekkers.
Meesappulimala is a favorite spot for many trekking lovers. KFDC organize many excellent trekking programs for visitors. If you are among those who are interested to enjoy trekking in the Western Ghats region should approach the helpful and friendly officials of the Kerala Forest Development Corporation (KFDC). They provide all the assistance and advice in order to enjoy memorable trekking at this area and watch the stunning beauty of nature.
When you approach the officials of KFDC, they arrange facilities to enjoy trekking. They also provide camping facilities for the visitors. An expert guide from this authority will accompany you for trekking. You can reach the Rhodo Valley after covering 4 kilometers from the base camp. The last point of this trekking route can be accessible by a four wheeler. The crystal clear water in the check dam satisfies the thirst of the weary travelers. The serene and cool nature eases your trekking. The lovely streams on the way make your Munnar trip more exciting.
Meesapulimala Trek And Camping
It is not difficult to find good staying facilities at Meesappulimala. In fact, it is an ideal place to spend a beautiful weekend away from the stress and tensions of modern life. Simply take a break from your busy schedules and head to the majestic Meesappulimala and enjoy the mystic charm of the nature. You can find tents at Rhodo Valley if you wish to stay to enjoy this beautiful tourist destination.
How To Reach
Tourists will get jeeps from Munnar to reach the base camp of Meesappulimala. Theni is the nearest railway station which is only 60 km away. Aluva railway station is about 110 kilometers from this hill station. Log on www.taxikochi.com or call us today if you wish to plan trekking at Meesappulimala.
Munnar To Meesapulimala Distance
Travel a distance of 24 km from Munnar via Mattupetty through Aruvikkad estate and you will reach the base camp of Meesappulimala. The journey from base camp to Rhodo Valley is in the jeep and is 4 km and is the last point accessible by any four wheelers. En route you can see the Pandava cave.
KFDC Meesapulimala Trekking & Camping Packages / Meesapulimala Booking
KFDC offers limited entry to Meeshapulimala via their eco tourism program. All of these are stay & trek packages and as of now there are no trek only packages.
KFDC is the short name for Kerala Forest Develpment Corporation and they are responsible for undertaking Tourism Activities including Eco Tourism activities in protected areas. They offers three distinct packages for Meeshapulimala trekking. Here is the complete list of KFDC Meeshapulimala trekking packages:
- Base Camp
- Sky Cottage
- Rhodo Mansion
Meesapulimala Base Camp Itinerary
Meesapulimala Base Camp is located at the altitude of about 6000ft. Guests can stay at the tents arranged at the base camp and feel the misty outdoors. Enjoy the night sitting around campfire and savour a delicious supper. The very next morning takes you to an adventurous trek to Meesapulimala / Rodovalley located at an altitude of around 7500 – 8700 feet.
Terms & Conditions
- Cost of Meesapulimala Base Camp package is Rs.3500/- which can accommodate 2 Person (Rs.1750/- for extra person)
- Check in and Check out: Preferably by noon by 2 pm and check out after 23 hour or 1pm on the following day, whichever is earlier.
- 20 tents and available in total which can accomadate 40 people.
- The Itinerary includes Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Tea & Camp fire dinner and excludes any sort of transportation to and from base camp.
Meesapulimala Sky Cottage Itinerary
Sky Cottage is a unique idea, featuring the cottage standing aloof on a cliff facing a beautiful waterfall with large glass windows, overlooking a splendid view of the lofty mountains and misty hills.
Terms & Conditions:
- Cost of Meesapulimala Sky Cottage is Rs.9000/- which can accommodate maximum 3 persons.
- The cost includes Stay, Trekking, Guide Charges, Breakfast, Lunch, Evening tea & Dinner.
- Check in and Check out time: Preferably between noon to 2 pm and check out after 23 hour or 1pm on the following day, whichever is earlier.
Meesapulimala Rhodo Mansion Itinerary
Rhodo Mansion is situated at Rhodo Valley which is about 6-7 km from base camp. All those who love to stay in the midst of cloudy hill top and enjoy sightseeing (by walk) can choose this Rhoda Mansion. Night stay is arranged at several rooms in Rhodo Valley with elephant trench protection and campfire.
Terms & Conditions:
- Cost of Meesapulimala Rhodo Mansion Package is Rs.6000/- which can accomodate 2 person and Rs.2000/- for extra person (Maximum allowed is 3(2 + 1 additional) persons)
- The package includes Stay, Trekking, Guide Service, Breakfast, Lunch, Evening tea & Dinner.
- Check in and Check out: Preferably between noon to 2 pm and check out after 23 hour or 1 PM on the following day, whichever is earlier.
Meesapulimala Contact / Meesapulimala Booking
For more details on any of the above trekking packages, you can dial on the below numbers:
Tourist Facilitation Centre – Floriculture Center
Mattupatty Road, Munnar
Tel: +91 4865 230332
Mob: +91 8289821408
Kerala Forest Development Corporation Ltd.
Aaranyakom, Karapuzha, Kottayam – 686003.
Mob: +91 82898 21004
Book Tickets For Camping And Trekking At Meesapulimala
KFDC offers online booking facility for Meeshpulimala stay and trek programmes. You can log on to official portal http://munnar.kfdcecotourism.com and book the any of the above packages online. You can also refer our article How to Book Meesapulimala Trekking Packages Online for more details on the booking process.
Meesapulimala Trekking Day Package (Kurinji Season)
|Maximum Visitors Per Day||140|
|Rate||Rs. 1000.00 Per Person|
|Reporting Time||7:00 AM|
|Reporting Place||Divisional Manager Office , Mattupetty Road Munnar (KFDC)|
|Travel by||Own vehicle/ Rent vehicle|
|Reporting Time Base Camp||Silent valley base camp (22 km from Munnar)|
|Trekking Starting Time||9:30:00 AM (After breakfast)|
|Check Out Time Base Camp||5:30 PM|
Note: Only Forest Department conducts trekking activities in Messapulimala. No private organizers are allowed or approved by Kerala Forest Department. Beware of what happened during Kolukkumalai Hills illegal trekking.