Trekking to the top of different high altitudes, and enjoying the panoramic view of the scenic beauty from atop is undeniably one of the most thrilling expeditions one can experience, and trekking through the night adds on to the thrill.
On the top of the southern tip of the Deccan Plateau lies the district of Wayanad, which is accessible via Kozhikode. The place is engulfed by astonishing scenic beauty, crawling with waterfalls, caves, and lush green wildlife reserves, which are homes to the leopards, elephants, bears, and others. Every bit of this trekking trip will be adventurous, supervised by the experts, but because of the night time, you have to keep an eye out for the wild beasts and creatures of the dark.
With the base camp set on the hilltop of Peedapara, you will be able to enjoy the serene beauty of the sunset from a high altitude.
Your trip to the Kozhikode and the Wayanad will be complimented by spending nights under the sky in a comfortable tent while gazing at the stars and with trekking through the night to get the majestic morning view from the top of a hill.
Day to Day Travel Slate:
After arriving at the Kozhikode Airport, you will straight head to your hotel for check-in. After some rest, you will take a local sightseeing tour around Kozhikode.
Previously known as Calicut, Kozhikode is the trading centre of coffee, rubber and pepper coconut. Apart from that, this coastal city overlooking the Arabian Sea is also popular as a Portuguese colony as Vasco da Gama walked on its Kappad Beach for the first time in 1498 while discovering India. The city consists of many beautiful beaches, photogenic countryside, and a number of historical sites.
You will visit the highest peak of the Western Ghats called Chembra, followed by the mountainous town of Kalpetta, the lush Malabar wildlife sanctuary, and the serene waterfalls of Makkiyad and Meenmutty. If time permits, you will try to cover the Sarovaram Biopark and enjoy a meal at the Lighthouse restaurant. At night you will come back to your hotel for an overnight stay.
The next day after having some early breakfast, you will be on your way to Wayanad (90kms, 2.5hrs). On your way, you will enjoy an en-route visit to the historically famous Kappad Beach and then continue with your journey to Wayanad.
After arriving at Wayanad around 11 in the morning, you will visit the Basudhara Dam and experience the 400meters Zipline. Your local tour of Wayanad will proceed with a visit to the highest altitude freshwater Pookode Lake around 12:30 PM.
After lunch, around 2:30 PM in the afternoon, you will reach the campsite. Around 5:00 PM, you will have tea and take a small hike to the Peedapara hilltop. From there, you will enjoy the natural beauty of the sunset. Post sunset, on your way back to the campsite, you will stop to visit the old temple of Lord Partha Sarathy, which is popular amongst thousands of locals till date. In the evening you will return to the campsite, and around 8:00 PM at night you will enjoy a good dinner with a campfire. After dinner, you will relax and indulge in some stargazing.
At night, around 10:30 PM, you will start with your night trekking, enjoy this new experience while staying clear of any wild beasts. You will be able to reach the campsite at the hilltop within an hour. Spend the rest of the night there.
At 7:30 AM the next morning, you will trek down to your campsite and enjoy breakfast. Later around 10:00 AM, you will visit the two natural Edakkal Caves and waterfall. In the afternoon post your self-sponsored lunch; you will leave Wayanad for Kozhikode around 2:00 PM. After about two hours, you will be dropped off to the airport where your unique night trekking trip will come to an end.
- Tented accommodation
- Breakfast in Kozhikode and all meals during trekking
- Trekking permission
- Zipline activity
- Camping in tents
- Basic First-aid support
- Certified instructor at campsite
- Sightseeing entry fees
- Transportation with toll tax and parking
- Guided tour
- Air fare and train fare
- Meals and Drinks other than specified in Inclusions
- Packed drinking water and beverages
- Emergency medical expenses
- Personal expenses, such as, Tips, Telephone calls, Laundry etc.
- Any other expenses not included in the inclusions