This place is an ideal destination for trekking activities. You have to take prior permission from the Meppady forest office before going for a trek at Chembra Peak. The forest office will be open on all days. Overnight camping is not allowed.
Tracking time and Price.
Below mentioned is the details provided by Kerala Forest and Wildlife Department
ImportanceHow to reachFacilities availableEntrance Fee/Service ChargesContact
Trekking25 Km from KalpettaTrekkingTime- 7 AM to 5.00PM
Entrance fee- Adults- Rs.20, Student-Rs.15, ForeignersRs.30
Camera- Indian-Rs.40, Foreigners-Rs.80/-
Trekking 10 Members- Indian- Rs.750, Additional Cahrge- 75/ Person
Foreigners- Rs.1500, Additional- 300/Person. DFO, South Wayanad
04936-203428 Range Forest Officer- 8547602680 Meppady- 04936-282001
Tracking to chembra Peak.
You will get permission to start climbing from 7:00AM to 12:00 Noom. You will have to start rolling down by 2:30PM and must reach to base by 5:00PM.
Total length of trek is about 4.5 Kms (onside). Distance between trek starting point and the Heart Lake.
First 30 minute of the track is easy trail as you can enjoy green scenery and tea estate.
In the next stretch you will be trekking inside forest- The stretch has moderate difficulty. Then comes the most difficult part. Climbing on Rocks and steep hills.
Fourth phase is the plane trail with bushed on both side to Heart Lake.
Climbing beyond Hear Lake is not permitted as this is reserve for zoologist and researchers.
Small Backpack List:
•You are permitted to take water bottles with you but you need to return it back to base.
•Eatables are strictly prohibited.
•Cigarette and firework are not allowed.
•Camping in Chembra hills is strictly not permitted.
•If you are travelling in rainy season. Carry salt to remove leach (better to avoid rainy season).
•Carry shades and caps (a must carry things as there are no place shady places to rest.)