About Chembra peak trek:
Location: In the southern Wayanad district in Kerala
Distance from Bangalore: 300 Kms
Trek starting point: Chembra foot hills tea garden
Trek difficulty Level: Easy to moderate
Accommodation: kalpetta / Meppadi (around 20 Kms from Chembra)
Total trek distance: 3.5 Kms (One side)
Peak height: 6000 feet
Time to trek: 2 to 3 hours (one side)
Camping: Not allowed
Best time to trek: Post monsoon
Trekking time: 7 AM to 2 PM (After 2 you wont be allowed to start trek)
visiting time: 7 AM to 5 PM (You can latest return by 5 from the peak)
Guide: Given at the VSS office
Entry fee: 20/ person
Guide charges: 150
Trek Begins from tea gardens which can be easily reached by vehicles.
Beyond a point, no one is allowed to take the vehicle inside. Initial trail begins with plain walk through tree estates for 15 minutes. Then you reach a checkpoint. Beyond where no one is allowed to take plastic bottles, paper, food etc.
If you want to take with you, You will have to deposit some money in advance per plastic bottle. Charges are around 100/ bottle. WHile returning, you can recount the bottles at the check point and you will get the refund.
How to reach chembra peak?
Bangalore-> Mysore-> Nanjagud-> Gundlupet-> Sulthan bathery-> Kalpetta-> Meppadi-> Chembra
Trek to the Chembra peak is banned now. People are not allowed to go beyond the heart shaped lake.
Another lake on the way to heart shaped lake
Near the Heart shaped lake, Chembra
Chembra Peak details
From the top
On the way to Chembra Heart shaped lake