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, night treks, camping and more! Join Plan The Unplanned and explore Wayanad in its most authentic and raw self.
Following are the pick-up points:
We start off our overnight bus journey from Bangalore at 9 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.
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.
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.
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! 😉
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.
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.
Now it’s finally time to head back to our base camp. Freshen yourselves up after a long night’s adventure and enjoy a well-deserved breakfast.
Falling from a height of 170 feet, Iruppu Falls is a sight worth remembering. A popular place to visit in Coorg, this waterfall catches everyone’s attention not only with its mesmerizing beauty but with its thundering sound as well.
In the midst of refreshing greenery of the Western Ghats with the sounds of birds and animals around in an otherwise peaceful environment, Iruppu Waterfalls create nothing less than a heaven for nature seekers.
Return home, immersed in the magic conjured up by nature and satisfied that you have witnessed the best of what Wayanad has to offer in its most authentic and raw self. It is without a doubt that these sights, smells, and experiences will be lodged in your memory for a long time to come.
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/
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.
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
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.
Details for availing discounts are mentioned in the following link, https://www.plantheunplanned.com/membership/
The general cancellation policy for weekend treks from Bangalore is listed below.
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
Thanks a lot guys. I had a very wonderful stay. Me and friends were just hoping for an escape from the hullabaloo of the city, but I was gifted with much more. The above schedule look even more awesome. Wish I had it when I visited.. Anyway..I will definitely be coming back again. Cheers guys..
Thanks Plan the Unplanned, it was a great experience.
Isha and Aashish were very helpful and stretched themselves to make everyone feel comfortable. They even surprised us with Christmas gifts towards the end of the trip.
My suggestion for improvement would be regarding time management, even though it is supposed to be plan the UNPLANNED, some control over timings and making sure that all the participants adhere to the program and dont make others wait would have been great.
Overall, a very nice experience that I recommend.