Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Review of Chembra peak trekking in Wayanad: Read this before you go

Me and my friends went for a trip to Wayanad on Christmas day. The trekking to Chembra peak was one of the best in our time spent there. We were a group of 6 including boys and girls. I will give review of my trek and suggestions for those going for first time in this post.
For those going for first time please note these things:

  • The trekking will be open by 7.30 in the morning. The earlier you come, less tired while trekking. Before coming enquire about exact timing.
  • The ticket charges is 750rs for a group of 10. Even if it is less than 10 you have to pay full amount. They don't allow people to form group there. But people used to do it.
  • They will provide guide if you want. But it is not necessary.
  • Once to reach there, the road is not good for last 2 kms to the trekking base. If you have a vehicle with good ground clearance you can proceed. Otherwise, jeeps are available upto there. But its little bit costly, 800 rs to and fro.
  • Don't take children less than 8 yrs and old people. Trekking is not that easy.
  • Those who are having asthmatic problem don't forget to take medicines with you.
  • Carry atleast 1 litre bottle for two people. Once trekking starts, there is no shop for water or food.
  • Its better to wear a shoes with good grip. That will help you lot from skidding.
  • Take a good camera too. The scenic beauty is so good esp at top. Even a good mobile will do.
  • Minimum luggage. Maximum comfort.
  • Don't wear tight dress or tight jeans. That will be good.
(you start from bottom, see building in red colour. This was taken almost 70% distance to top)

The above things you note before to go to the place. Now I will tell what all you do and what all you not do, to make this trekking the best.
  • Once you start trekking up, take minimum stops in between. Obviously you will feel tired. But try to cover maximum distance. Take a small break and continue. Its better to reach top before its hot.
  • While taking rest also, better don't sit. Once you sit, you will feel like sitting often..!!
  • Drink minimum water. Once you drink more water, you will feel tired faster. Drink water just to keep your throat wet.
  • Make sure your group stay together. Its easy to go in a group.
  • Don't ever think like going back in between. You are going to miss it a lot..!!
  • Be careful of skidding. Even though accidents don't happen, be careful.
  • Once you see the heart shaped lake, take some snaps there, but don't touch the water as it will prevent animals from using the water.
  • There is place near to the lake where there is good view to bottom. Mostly people go there too. Just 50m or so.
  • While coming down, be careful of skidding again. Give way for those going up

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