Activity Details


Long Treks - Meeshapulimalai Trek

The trek up Meeshapulimalai is much sought after by people looking for a long trek in Munnar especially as Anaimudi, the highest peak in South India is closed to general public for any activities. At a height of 2,640 meters the Meeshapulimalai Peak is indeed a spectacular peak and the vistas from the top are breathtaking! Once you get nearer the top you truly feel on top of the world with clouds swirling around the peaks below! There used to be 2 ways to access the peak. The more popular and easily accessible path is from the Silent Valley Estate and the other starting from Kolukkumalai Estate. The peak can be accessed from both sides and can be done as a day trip albeit a long day! After the clampdown in the aftermath or the tragic forest fire that killed a group trekking in the hills the access from Kolukkumalai has been stopped. Currently it is legally only possible to walk up the peak from the Silent Valley side. To truly enjoy the terrain and the sights we do recommend that you overnight at either the tented campsite at Basecamp, the rooms at Rhodovalley or the Sky Cottage a basic single room accommodation, all run by KFDC ( the state run social forestry enterprise set up to look after the tourism side) 

You get to the top you traverse through diverse terrain ranging from carpets of tea bushes to lush evergreen shoals, pine forests managed by KFDC and the undulating grasslands at the top. The walk up the peak requires a reasonable amount of fitness and not recommended in the monsoon months of June-August. The high winds, thick clouds and heavy rains make it a difficult task to complete! The winter months of December to February can be very chilly in the morning and evening but hot once you get to the grasslands at the top of the peak. Do be prepared for the’s easy to get sunburnt at that altitude! Comfortable walking shoes are recommended and best to have some layers of clothing including some protection against wet weather! The weather at the top is totally unpredictable in the hills especially with the hot air from the Tamil plains working it’s way up meeting the cold mountain air !

We will happy to arrange the walk as a day visit for our guests at the Camp Footprint.

For your walk you will have the services of a knowledgeable local guide,  picnic lunch and snacks will be provided for the walk. If you plan to overnight at the RhodoValley Camp or the Sky Cottage run by KFDC then you will have the services of our own team of camping staff accompany you as being state run the services at the camp might be lacking! We will also be happy to arrange pick-up and drop from/to your resort in Munnar if required. For more details about the walk or price do get in touch on


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  What is included

Transport to and from the start of the walk

Tips and additional payments for extra services


Walk up the second highest peak in South India 

A challenging trek covering a varying terrain

Chance of spotting wildlife, birds and wild flowers

  What is not included

Forest department entrance charges 

Local English speaking guide to accompany you on the walk

Light refreshments and packed lunch for the walk