Wayanad Trek & Camping

Wayanad, Kerala 2 D / 1 N 


About The Trip

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.

Brief Itinerary

Trek Level: Easy Moderate (Difficulty Level is subjective )

Trail Type: Forests, Rocky Hills and Waterfalls

Trek Distance: 8 km on Day 1, 3 km on Day 2

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 )

Inclusions & Exclusions

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

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

Udupi Grand HSR

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Arrival time: 8:45 p.m.

Departure time: 8:50 p.m.

House of Licious, Domlur

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Arrival time: 9:20 p.m.

Departure time: 9:25 p.m.

St. Marks CathedraL

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Arrival time: 9:45 p.m.

Departure time: 9:50 p.m.

Nayandahalli Metro

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Arrival time: 10:30 p.m.

Departure time: 10:35 p.m.

Detail Itinerary


Meals Not Included

Private Vehicle | (Non-AC Vehicle ( Tempo Traveller/Mini-bus with Push Back seats ))

Stay Not Applicable


Details

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.



All Meals

Trek | (Jeep Ride)

Tents | (Double/Triple Sharing Basis ( Separate for men and women ))


Details

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 significant 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 cosy little hideaway homestay nestled amongst thick forest cover and misty hills. This is also our base camp 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 and 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 prepare for the main event! The exhilarating night hike up Ambukuthi hills is 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, set up camp, gather around as we light up our campfire, and spend the night under the starry skies.



Breakfast

Private Vehicle

Stay Not Applicable


Details

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


Things To Carry

  • Face Masks & Hand Sanitisers
  • Soft copy of ID Proof
  • Small backpack to carry your essentials during the trek
  • Power Bank
  • Warm Layer 
  • Water bottles – 2 (1 liter each)
  • Lunch Box & Spoon to carry your packed lunch
  • Raincoat/Bag covers in case of rains
  • 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

Policy and Terms

Refund/Cancellation Policy – Weekend Trips 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

  • *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.
  • Refund/Cancellation requests are accepted only by email at [email protected] and not via call or Whatsapp.

 

NOTE:

  • Cancellations on the day of departure or a day prior due to work/family emergencies, health issues, etc. would not be entertained, and no refund or transfer to further dates shall be allowed for the same.  

  • If you are wanting to cancel out on the day of departure and move the trek to a future date an additional charge of RS 1500 would have to be incurred to make the movement to a future date. This can be availed only within 3 months from the date of the actual trip departure. 

  • Additional charges would be deducted (based on from where you booked) if you cancel the trek at any given date (along with the scenario described above), as payment gateway/event listing charges.

Transfer of Dates Policy

  • If you wish to shift your date of booking due to any unforeseen circumstances, the same should be intimated to us not less than 72 hours before the date of the event. (Not valid for group or corporate bookings)

  • Only one transfer per booking shall be permitted. Your booking shall stand canceled if you fail to join the event on the transferred dates. 

  • Once the option of data transfer is made, the booking amount shall be held as credits with us, and in no case will a refund be made further on.

  • Transfer of Dates is not valid for Bhutan, Meghalaya, Himalayan Treks, Spiti or any other event worth is above 5000/- INR.

  • Transfer of dates on the day of departure shall be possible at an additional charge of 1500/- per person  (applicable for few events).

In the pandemic everything is unpredictable, and we are doing our best to give you the finest services. We are also abiding by guidelines laid by government for everyone’s safety. In this, if the government issues a lockdown notice 24 hours before the departure date, we will issue full refund. The money will be directly credited to your account.

In another scenario, if lockdown notice is imposed on the departure date, we will secure your amount in the form of credits that you can use for further bookings. Consider it your bank for future bookings. Your money is safe with us.

For all the above choices, you can transfer your tickets to your friends. We would be more than happy to have them on board and you could save your hard-earned money.

 

FAQ's

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.

Yes, the Bon Voyage mail would contain a link for Whatsapp Group through which one can join and interact with fellow travelers and outdoor leaders.

The interesting thing about travelling alone is that you get to meet new people from diverse backgrounds, and towards the end, you are no longer strangers. Hence solo travellers 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/

Safety and security are our priority at all times. Hence it is 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 accommodation. We also have female trek leaders who accompany us on most of our treks.

Not at all. You could keep all the extra luggage back at the campsite/homestay and carry only the necessary stuff for the trek (Raincoats, Torchlight, Waterbottle, lunchbox, and your valuable)

Well, you are in the mountains and none of our trails have a washroom facility during the trek.

Yes, we do have options for picking a traveller on board with a few locations provided they are on the route to our destination. The following are the same: -Croma Store, Sony World Signal -Trinity Circle Metro Station -Yeshwanthpur Metro Station -Goraguntepalya Metro Station -Nayanadahalli Metro Station

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

Well, if you select this option, all the travel arrangements for your entire itinerary must be managed by yourself, and Plan the Unplanned crew will not be managing anything related to your travel. We recommend you come via car for a smooth travel experience to, from and within the destination.

We are extremely sorry, you cannot postpone to any future date in case you fail to attend the trek on the mentioned date for any reasons whatsoever ( family/health/work emergencies ). You can write to us at [email protected] as regards and our team will get in touch with you on the same

Yes, you can do this trek as this is an easy trek.

There will be no cellphone connectivity for Airtel subscribers. Jio, BSNL, and Vodafone customers would get signals.

Yes, it is possible to leave your luggage at the homestay/tents and carry the necessary things on your trek.

Yes, you might encounter leeches along the trail.

Wayanad is best visited between October and May. The months of December to February are much colder than the rest of the year, with temperature drops of up to 10°C. As a result, many visitors consider this to be the finest time to visit Wayanad.

Additional Information

  • 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.
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