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We at Plan The Unplanned constantly strive to bring you destinations and experiences that hold true to the phrase ‘explore the unexplored’. As part of this endeavor, we ensure that you experience places as a traveler and our itinerary for a night trek in Wayanad stays true to that statement.

Let’s say goodbye to the mainstream ‘tourist attractions’ because let’s be honest, you don’t really need our help to visit them. We’re taking you on an adventure like never before to stunning places that are yet to make their mark even on Google. These hidden gems are guaranteed to give you an experience of a lifetime with an exciting combination of breathtaking views and adrenaline-pumping adventure that’ll leave you begging for more!

Waterfalls, river hikes, forest walks, off-road jeep rides, camping and more! Join Plan The Unplanned and explore Wayanad in its most authentic and raw self.


Trek Details

  • Trek LevelEasy Moderate ( Difficulty Level is subjective )
  • Trail TypeForests, Rocky Hills and Waterfalls
  • Trek Distance8 km on Day 1, 3 km on Day 2

Wayanad - A Two Day Overview

Day 0

  • Pick up from Bangalore by 8:30 PM (approx)

Day 1

  • Reach Wayanad around 7:30 am ( approx )
  • Freshen Up & have Breakfast
  • Short Hike to Arnamala View Point
  • River-stream trek and relax by the river
  • Lunch at the campsite
  • Drive down to Ambukuthi Campsite
  • Dinner and Bonfire ( if weather permits 0
  • Night trek to Ambukuthi Hills
  • Pitch your tents and camp on the hill overnight

Day 2

  • Wake up early and catch the mesmerizing sunrise
  • Return to campsite, freshen up, and breakfast
  • Try out Longest Zipline Adventure ( Self-sponsored – Approx Rs 250 – Rs 400 )
  • Self-sponsored lunch en-route
  • Depart and reach Bangalore late at night by around 10:30 PM (approx )

Price Inclusions

  • Accommodation in tents on multiple sharing basis
  • 2 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
  • To and fro Transport from Bangalore ( Non A/c )
  • Inter-state Taxes, road permits and Tolls
  • Forest Permits & Entry Fees
  • Off Road Jeep Ride
  • Local Guide & Outdoor Leader from Plan The Unplanned
  • Experience that you gain

Price Exclusions

  • Any other 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:

  • 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 the same as the pick-up points

Group Size

  • Max number of People 25 to 30 pax
  • 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

  • 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

Wayanad Trek & Camping - Two Day Itinerary

Day 0Depart for Wayanad

We start off our overnight bus journey from Bangalore at 8:30 PM. Although we begin our adventure as a group of strangers, our trek leads have some exciting ice-breaking sessions planned that are guaranteed to turn any boring bus journey to an experience not to be missed! However, do make sure to get some sleep in between all the fun as a long and adventurous day awaits us the next day.

Day 1Explore Arnamala Forests & Night Trek to Ambukuthi Hilltop

Wake up to the smell of lush greenery all around as you cross over to God’s own Country, Kerala. Our first stop for the day is at a town called Sulthan Bathery, the first major town this side of the border where we’ll have a quick freshen up and grab a hearty Kerala style breakfast before we set off on our expedition for the day.


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A short bus journey will follow next taking you to Meppadi from where you begin your off-roading jeep ride experience towards the Arnamala forest. The off-roading gets exciting and adventurous, so hold on tight as you witness some of the most beautiful coffee and cardamom plantations on one side as you race through the forest trail on the other! The view only gets better from here as the air gets cool and crisp as you hike towards the Arnamala waterfalls and the Arnamala hills where you can sit, climb up on boulders and soak in the greenery that is all around you. 

We now descend and head back to the quaint town of Meppadi from where we head to our final destination for the day. A short off-road trail up Ambukuthi Hill leads us to a cozy little hideaway homestay nestled amongst thick forest cover and misty hills. This is also our basecamp from where we begin our night trek. Before you get too comfortable, a short hike leads you to the sunset viewpoint nearby, that you simply do not want to miss! You are greeted with panoramic views of Wayanad combined with the vibrant hues of the dusky evening. However, this is simply a teaser for what awaits you the next day.

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View from the Sunset Point

Head back to the homestay, freshen up, have a sumptuous dinner, and get your tents packed as we get ready for the main event! The exhilarating night hike up Ambukuthi hills is definitely the highlight of the entire trip. The trek through short in distance, it is no less thrilling as you make your way up narrow forest trails and rocky boulders with just your torch lights for help. If you have some scary ghost stories up your sleeve, this is the perfect time to share them! 😉

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Once at the top, take in the stunning night views of Wayanad. Unload your tents and set up camp and gather around as we light up our campfire and spend the night under the starry skies.

Day 2Hike to Ambukuthi Peak, Longest Zipline Adventure

Wake up early on day 2 to catch one of the best sunrises of your life! Spot the majestic hills of Kodaikanal & Ooty in the distance and watch as the magical land of Wayanad down below unfold before your eyes with every passing ray of sunlight.

Find a perfect spot for yourself and take in these magical views before we take the final thrilling climb up the front face of Ambukuthi Peak for a stunning 360-degree view of Wayand that is simply to die for.

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View of the campsite en route the Ambukuthi peak



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?

For Departures from Bangalore: In the event that YOU cancel your trek, this is the cancellation policy we follow. 

Intimation Period*

Cancellation Fee**

7 days or more

10% of the total invoice value

Between 3-6 days

50% of the total invoice value

Between 0-2 days

100% of the total invoice value

For other trips and travels with us, and detailed terms and conditions check the      following link : http://bit.ly/30SJ2IR


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Please do not book with us, if you cannot accept the cancellation policy.
  • Situation arising out of unforeseen contingencies such as heavy rains, road blocks, denial by the forest officials, breakdown of vehicle, delay by the group (members ), landslides or any reasons whatsoever may cause the change in itinerary or skip the place from itinerary. The outdoor leaders decision shall be final in any case.
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Nishma Khetia

Solo Traveller

Travelled for the first time with them this weekend for my first trek to Wayanad. It was easy to moderate level. Loved the experience. I was traveling solo with a group of strangers but it was wonderful.

We used a tempo Traveller and jeep to cover the travel, visited two homestays, two waterfalls and did a night trek and camping. Good planning, very friendly and helpful trek leads!

Definitely recommend it and planning my next trip with them!

November 5, 2020

Aarthi Parameswaran

Solo Traveller

I went for the wayanad trek with PTU. It was my first trek and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. It was amazing. The trek leads Lahar and Abhilash were really supportive and encouraging. The whole team was super fun. Overall it was a really nice experience and I would 10/10 recommend everyone to go for a trip with PTU

February 16, 2020

Drishti Megalmani

Solo Traveller

Wayanad, the waterfalls, the sunrise, the sunset , the food ….there are just way too many things to love about the place. To top it all off , Plan The Unplanned was the right choice for this one of a kind night trekking experience. The trip started off from Bangalore at around 11pm. We had a great ice breaking session in the TT so that we got comfortable with each other. We reached wayanad early in the morning , freshened up and started off our adventure for the day. We visited three waterfalls, two of which had pure drinking water which we could actually drink. The third waterfall was one of the biggest highlights for me. Aranamala waterfalls- it was beautiful and the best part was that we could play n swim in the ice cold water. The adrenaline rush that you get when you stand under the strong force of the gushing waterfall is completely fabulous. A short Jeep ride from there and we arrived at the sunset point which was beautiful with all of the wonderful colours playing around in the sky. At the homestay ,we had campfires at night where we got together ,sang songs, danced all around and had loads of fun. After dinner , we began our night trek. Within about 45 minutes we reached the base camp where we spent some time relaxing and star gazing. The night sky was lit up with stars unlike the ones we are used to in cities like Bangalore. We had another one of those fun campfires and we signed off for the night and got cozy in our sleeping bags. We woke up to a mesmerizing sunrise. Staring at the sun slowly light up the entire sky was amazing. We started our summit trek and clicked loads of pictures along the way. The view from the top was breathtaking. We came back to the homestay, freshened up and had some tasty breakfast. We visited the Karapuzha backwaters and also banasura dam.
The entire experience with PTU was filled with excitement, happiness and loads and loads for fun. The trek leader Naveen and Ajay were very friendly and cheerful. One of the best trips. I highly recommend Plan The Unplanned.

February 16, 2020

Lomesh K Gururaj

Solo Traveller

Had been to Wayanad night trek & camping with PTU on the last week of December. Hadn’t heard of them until my friend shared a link and asked to tag along. But came back with a very pleasant experience. Special shout out to Ajay and Pooja who were the trek leaders without whom it wouldn’t have been so much fun! I will definitely trek with PTU in future!

February 5, 2020

Maha Ravichandran

Solo Traveller

I went to Wayanad Trip with Plan the Unplanned. I must say, it was a wonderful experience. I travel a lot but, I never thought that Travelling with a group of unknown people, would be so much fun.

But, my special thanks to Plan The Unplanned Team, especially the Outdoor leaders who made sure, that each and every person in the group was comfortable.

November 20, 2019
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