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Brahmagiri Peak Trek & Camping – Wayanad

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Brahmagiri peak trek where Vayal Nadu which means the land of paddy fields is popularly called Waynad. Nestled in the western ghats, it is a hill with a soothing climate all around the year. Dense forests, lush green-carpeted mountains, and hills, cascading waterfalls, gushing streams are what Waynad is all about.

It is a famous tourist destination which has something for everyone! Adventurists come here for the treks and camping in the caves while families and friends come here to just relax in nature. It has a plethora of flora and fauna.

Waynad is known for its tourist destinations like Meenmutty, Soochipara falls, Edakkal caves, and the Banasura Sagar Dam. Wayanad is also known for many treks like Brahmagiri, Chembra Peak, Edakkal Caves Trek, Banasura Peak, Thusharagiri, and many more exciting peaks! The Brahmagiri Trek has some bewitching views.

The peak is 1608 m high and it takes more than 3 hours to reach the top. But every time you feel tired, all you must do is look up at the peaks around you! Plan the Unplanned is here to take you to the Brahmagiri peak with at most enthusiasm.


Trek Details

  • Trek LevelEasy - Moderate ( Difficulty Level is subjective )
  • Trail TypeDense Tropical Rainforests, Waterfalls, Meadows and Cliffs
  • Trek Distance13 km ( to & fro )

Brahmagiri Peak Trek - A Overview

Day 0

  • Leave Bangalore by 9:00 PM ( approx )

Day 1

  • Reach the Brahamagiri Forest Guest House to freshen up
  • Have Breakfast
  • Start the trek by approx 9:00 AM
  • Enroute Lunch
  • Descend back by 5:00 PM
  • Start your journey to the campsite in Wayanad ( 1 hour journey )
  • Dinner, Bonfire
  • Retire for the night

Day 2

  • Wake up for an early morning sunrise
  • Freshen up Breakfast
  • Head to Palchuram Falls ( to and fro 6km)
  • Return to campsite for lunch
  • Checkout from the campsite after lunch
  • Reach Bangalore by 10:30 PM (approx)

Important Notes


  1. The Accommodation shall be in Alpine Tents on multiple sharing bases separate for men and women. ( 7 – 8 ).
  2. The whole experience is going to very rustic and minimalistic. Kindly do not expect any kind of luxuries or major comforts,
  3. The campsite has 2 washrooms for usage ( 1 shower, 1 toilet – western styles, and open showers in the wilderness ). Please co-operate and do not come up with any kind of complaints.
  4. The campsite shall have limited or no electricity, and the campsite would be lit up by lanterns and torchlights. Kindly carry power banks.
  5. The food provided shall be Keralan style ( Veg/Non-veg) do not expect North Indian or any other type of cuisine.

Price Inclusions

  • To and fro Transport from Bangalore ( Non A/c )
  • Accommodation in Homestay on multiple sharing basis ( separate for men & women )
  • 2 Breakfast, 2 Lunch, 1 Dinner
  • Jeep Ride
  • Kerala Forest Department Entry Fees
  • Local Guide & Outdoor Leader from Plan The Unplanned
  • Experience that you gain

Price Exclusions

  • Any meals not included above
  • Any kind of personal expenses
  • Any kind of insurance (health, medical, life accidental,etc )
  • Anything not included above

Pickup Points

Following are the pick-up points & timings:

    • New Udupi Grand HotelHSR Layout | 9:30 PM– Teacher’s Colony, HSR Layout, Bengaluru, Karnataka
    • New Shanti Sagar Hotel | 10:00 PM- Old Airport Road, Domlur, Bengaluru, Karnataka
    • St Marks Cathedral | 10:30 PM – Mekhri Circle Junction, Raj Mahal Vilas Extension, Armane Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka
  • Please select your preferred pickup point from the drop-down list while booking
  • Any change in Pick up locations/ timings would be updated via mail 24 hours before the start of the trip
  • Drop-off points shall be same as the pick-up points

Group Size

  • Max number of People 20
  • We have an equal male to female ratio for most of our treks
  • We require a minimum of 8 members to confirm the event
  • In case we fail to obtain the required minimum, full refund or the option to transfer to any other event will be provided. (Option of transfer shall be subject to payment/refund of balance amount if any)
  • Mode of Transort depends on Group Size. If Group Size is below 12 then Tempo traveller and if above 12 then it would be a Minibus

Things to Carry

  • Xerox Copy of you Aadhar/Voter ID (Mandatorily required for permits)
  • Small backpack to carry your essentials during the trek
  • Power Bank
  • Warm Layer 
  • Water bottles – 2 (1 litre each)
  • Lunch Box & Spoon to carry your packed lunch
  • Raincoat/Bag covers in case of rains
  • A comfortable pair of shoes with good grip for trekking
  • Flip-flops for lazing around the campsite
  • Torch/Headlamp to be used at night
  • Portable chargers for your electronics
  • Extra pair of clothes to change into once wet
  • Polybags to pack your wet clothes
  • Extra cash for meals not included in the itinerary

Brahamagiri Peak Trek - Two Day Itinerary

Day 1Trek to Brahmagiri Peak

Wake up to the bus winding down the roads of the Western Ghats. Along the sides of the road is a dense green forest, occasional streams and small falls.  We will reach our homestay and freshen up. Enjoy enough of the delicious Kerala cuisine breakfast to fuel you through the day.

The trek begins from the Forest department shed at Thirunelli and is a 10 km long and beautiful walk. The first three kilometers are along a thick forest with the smell of fresh dung attesting to be the home of elephant herds. After walking through the dense forest, it clears up, opening to grasslands and view of adjacent peaks. There are three hills constituting Brahmagiri. Everywhere there is lush greenery and the sun plays hide and seek behind the clouds. A steep climb onto the peak onto a wide flat area gently sloping upwards will lead you to the peak. All the exhaustion will be taken away by the gorgeous views all around you. As Waynad is close to the Karnataka border you can see the stunning landscapes of Karnataka as well as Kerala.

Once the lunch with a view is done and eyes are sore because of the beauty in front of it, you will make your way back down. The descent is a little challenging but what’s a trek without a little challenge, right?

We will reach back down by evening and head back to the homestay. Freshen up and come out for snacks as well as an evening filled with games. After dinner, warm up around the bonfire (if the weather permits) and share stories. Sleepaway the exhaustion!

Day 2Visit to Palchuram Falls

You can wake up and laze around a bit or go on a short walk in nature before having breakfast and packing up to leave. Today is going to be a road trip plus a visit to the Palchuram waterfalls. Wayanad is known for its cascading waterfalls and Palchuram is a quietly hidden waterfall in between the forests.

Located on the border between Wayanad and Kannur, Palchurma falls is a four-step cascade waterfall making its way through the dense forests of the Western Ghats. To reach the falls, one must undertake a challenging trek through winding forest trails and huge boulders that make for an exhilarating experience. The trek difficulty increases with each tier of the waterfall with trekkers having to make their way up vertical rock faces and steep inclines at several spots. However, with several natural pools at each tier, Palchuram falls lets you experience its white frothy cascade first hand for a refreshing break from the arduous trek. It’s also possible to stand directly under its gushing waters that make for a thrilling albeit painful affair. However, exercise extreme caution while maneuvering over slippery rocks. Remote and far away from any kind of civilization, find yourself amidst pristine wilderness on this breathtaking trek to Palchuram falls as part of our  Wayanad itinerary.

Filled with flora, fauna, stunning views and waterfalls Wayand is a perfect weekend getaway!

Join us at Plan the Unplanned to check Brahmagiri off your checklist and we will add along amazing memories to go along with it!


I'm a solo traveller, Can I join?

The interesting thing about traveling alone is that you get to meet new people from  diverse backgrounds, and towards the end you are no longer strangers. Hence solo travelers are always welcome to join us on our trips. Read more about solo travelling here and get inspired! https://www.plantheunplanned.com/solo-yet-accompanied/ 

Is it safe for Women/Girls?

Safety and security is our priority at all times. Hence it is absolutely safe for women/girls to join us on our treks and travels. Our trek leaders accompany the team at all times, and our campsites are secured and safe for accomodation. We also have female trek leaders who accompany on most of our treks.


Do I have any other boarding points apart from the ones mentioned?

Yes, we do have options for picking a traveler on board with a few locations provided they are on the route to our destination. Following are the same:

  • Croma Store, Sony World Signal

  • Trinity Circle Metro Station

  • Yeshwanthpur Metro Station

  • Goraguntepalya Metro Station

  • Nayanadahalli Metro Station

I have booked the trek when will I get further updates regarding the trek?

Well, most of our treks are usually confirmed by Thursday and you would receive a BON VOYAGE mail that would contain details as regards Pickup Points ( Location and Timings ), Outdoor Leader ( Point of Contact ), Do’s and Don’ts. You’ll be added to Whatsapp Group for all the further updates.

How do I avail discounts? 

Details for availing  discounts are mentioned in the following link, https://www.plantheunplanned.com/membership/

What is cancellation policy?

In the event that YOU cancel your trek, this is the cancellation policy we follow:

Intimation Period* Cancellation Fee**
10 days or more 15% of the total invoice value
Between 5-10 days 50% of the total invoice value
Between 0- 10 days 100 % of the total invoice value
  • *Intimation Period means the number of days before the tour is scheduled to start
  • **Cancellation Fee is the amount of money that will be deducted from the total billing amount before offering the refund.


  1. We shall not accept any reasons whatsoever for the cancellation, we request everyone to abide by the policy.
  2. There shall be no transfer of dates possible for any reason if you cannot make it to the event once the booking is confirmed.
  3. The tickets are transferrable to any person, in case you cannot attend the event. 

If Plan The Unplanned cancels the trek due to limited/no bookings for the trek, we shall offer a full refund and the same shall be credited to the original mode of payment within 7 days from the date of initiation of refund.

In the rare event that we cancel your trek, this is the cancellation policy we follow:

 In case we cancel a trek because of natural calamities (thunderstorms, floods, landslides, earthquakes) or unexpected political unrest, curfews, local riots, government orders, forest department orders, the announcement of a lockdown Plan The Unplanned shall issue a 50% refund of the overall amount and remaining 50% shall be given as a  VOUCHER to use it in the future.

For Instance:

Trek Amount is Rs 100, Rs 50 shall be refunded back to your account and trek voucher of Rs 50 shall be given to be used anytime in future.


For more queries please visit our Frequently Asked Questions ( FAQ's).


  • Consumption of alcohol, intoxicants and smoking would not be tolerated during the entire course of the journey and the trek. Kindly co-operate with us to make the experience more fun.
  • Do not expect any luxuries on the trip. The locations that we host are at remote places and we do our best to arrange the basic facilities. The goal is to be outdoors.
  • The Food that shall be provided will be Basic Veg Food. We do not serve Non-Veg Food.
  • Put Litter in its place, do not trash your travel.
  • Plan The Unplanned shall not be responsible for any of your belongings, valuables, jewellery etc.  Kindly do take care.
  • In the case of traffic delays or breakdowns, expect a little delay in reaching the destination.