Trek to Meesapulimala: The second highest peak in South India

Tripoto
31st Mar 2019
Photo of Trek to Meesapulimala: The second highest peak in South India by Shruthi Loganathan

This trek has been on my bucket list since forever, and fortunately, I got to tick it off last month. Even better, I got my BFF of 7 years to travel with me. How lucky am I!?

March was unusually hot in my hometown, and I was glad to feel the cool breeze and the warm sun on my skin as I got down from the bus in Munnar at 10 AM. As the KFDC office allows the guests to check in to Basecamp/ Sky cottage/ Rhodo mansion only after 2 PM, we had a few hours to look around Munnar. We spent some time at Attukal waterfalls and went sightseeing in an auto rickshaw. After the sightseeing, we strolled through the streets of the hilly town buying homemade chocolates and looking for bike rentals.

Photo of Trek to Meesapulimala: The second highest peak in South India 1/6 by Shruthi Loganathan
Photo of Trek to Meesapulimala: The second highest peak in South India 2/6 by Shruthi Loganathan
Photo of Trek to Meesapulimala: The second highest peak in South India 3/6 by Shruthi Loganathan
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Photo of Trek to Meesapulimala: The second highest peak in South India 6/6 by Shruthi Loganathan

After the registration at the KFDC office, we started our picturesque drive to the basecamp which is 22 kms away from the office.

Photo of Trek to Meesapulimala: The second highest peak in South India by Shruthi Loganathan
Photo of Trek to Meesapulimala: The second highest peak in South India by Shruthi Loganathan

Hiring a bike was the worst idea because the last few kms were off road and it was extremely difficult to ride and dangerous at the same time.

We felt relieved once we reached the basecamp safely. We stayed at sky cottage that night which is in the middle of the forest and trust me, that place is amazing. A part of the ceiling is transparent which gives you a view of the starry sky at night if the sky is clear. Star gazers will love this cottage.

Check out this link to have a look at the place we spent the night! https://vimeo.com/334481972

View from the cottage.

Photo of Trek to Meesapulimala: The second highest peak in South India by Shruthi Loganathan

Next day, we started the trek early in the morning from Rhodo valley. To reach the peak, we had to cross a series of 8 hills and the climb was definitely not easy. We were panting and exhausted from the trek when we reached the peak. but the moment we looked down from peak, all the tiredness went

Is this what heaven looks like!?

Photo of Trek to Meesapulimala: The second highest peak in South India by Shruthi Loganathan
Photo of Trek to Meesapulimala: The second highest peak in South India by Shruthi Loganathan
Photo of Trek to Meesapulimala: The second highest peak in South India by Shruthi Loganathan
Photo of Trek to Meesapulimala: The second highest peak in South India by Shruthi Loganathan
Photo of Trek to Meesapulimala: The second highest peak in South India by Shruthi Loganathan
Photo of Trek to Meesapulimala: The second highest peak in South India by Shruthi Loganathan
Photo of Trek to Meesapulimala: The second highest peak in South India by Shruthi Loganathan
Photo of Trek to Meesapulimala: The second highest peak in South India by Shruthi Loganathan
Photo of Trek to Meesapulimala: The second highest peak in South India by Shruthi Loganathan
Photo of Trek to Meesapulimala: The second highest peak in South India by Shruthi Loganathan
Photo of Trek to Meesapulimala: The second highest peak in South India by Shruthi Loganathan

Next day, we started the trek early in the morning from Rhodo valley. To reach the peak we had to cross a series of 8 hills and the climb was definitely not easy. All of us were panting and exhausted from the trek when we reached the peak. But the moment we saw the view from 8,661 feet above the sea level, all our tiredness vanished. Descending from the peak was not a piece of cake with gravity playing its role. Few places were slippery, and we had to be cautious of the steps we took. But at the end of the day, all I could think of was the breathtaking view from atop and not the hardships we had to endure.

PS: This is a guided trek and check out this link https://munnar.kfdcecotourism.com to make a reservation.

Also, if you want to see the clouds floating next to you, I suggest you visit the place post-monsoon

This trek has been on my bucket list since forver and fortunately, I got to tick it off last month. Even better, I got my bff of 7 years to travel with me for the first time. How lucky am I!?

March was unusally hot in my hometown and I was glad to feel the cool breeze and the warm sun on my skin as I got down from the bus in Munnar at 10 AM. As the KFDC office allows the travellers to check in only after 2 PM, we had a few hours to look around Munnar. We spent some time at a waterfall and went sightseeing in an autorickshaw. After the sightseeing, we strolled through the streets of the hilly town buying home made chocolates and looking for bike rentals.

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