Meesapulimala Trek Munnar
meesapulimala trek is very famous trekking in Munnar. From Munnar tourists can reach there through ‘Silent Valley’. Here we can see the eastern side of Gap Hills. On the eastern side we can have the full view of Tamil Nadu.
When the sky is clear we can see Idukki Reservoir, Mattuppetty Reservoir, Mattupetty Dam and Anayirankal Dam from here.
Walk through the high altitude grasslands and montane rainforest eco-system so peculiar to the Western Ghats. While meesapulimala trek you enjoy the breathtaking view of the vast plains of Tamil Nadu on your east and the endless Sahyadris on your west.
Meesapulimala Trek Tips
Go to Silent Valley, the starting point of the trek, which is about 26 kilometeres from Munnar. We advise you shall be reach meesapulimala trek starting point before 7 am . You will be starting the trek from an altitude of 1500 meters gradually ascending to over 2640 meters, passing through sholas (high altitude rainforests) and grasslands which are typical to the higher areas of the Western Ghats. The area also has wildlife, notably elephants, sambar, sloth bear and the Nilgiri Tahr, the latter being endemic and endangered. You will head along paths over the undulating mountain grasslands and ascend meesapulimala which is the second highest peak in the Western Ghats. You can have the view of the world’s highest tea estate Kolukkumalai. You will descend and continue trekking through the sholas and Tea plantation till you reach Silent Valley.
Also you can book meesapulimala trek program via KFDC . The cheapest and the best one is the base camp plan and the cost is 1500 rupees for per head As per the program, you should reach the previous evening at the base camp which is around 20 kilometers from Echo point. They will give that nights dinner, next days breakfast and Lunch. You will be accommodated on a tent on the lush green base camp. You will start meesapulimala trek after the breakfast next day morning. The entire trek comes around 20 Km To and Fro (we go and come back on different routes). The trek can be considered as a moderate trek and there will be leaches on initial 2 to 3 kilometers at times.
About the meesapulimala trek, during the initial kilometers there is an amazing view point from there you would be able to see 80% of the trek route which is amazing. From there, you will climb hills one by one and you will climb and descend some as well. You will gain height slowly and will finally reach the great Meesapulimala. Some of the hills are very steep and it may tier us out a bit. You can view of the windmills of Tamilnadu while your trek from top of the meesapulimala, you would be able to see Kolukkumala and the whole view around you.
You can have your lunch on top of the hills Make sure that you don’t put the wastes there. Coming back was an entirely different seen. You will be walking through dense grass and trees and it would feel entirely like making our own way to go back and its an amazing experience meesapulimala trek coming back is quite easy as it descends often and climbs very less. You will see Rhododendron trees while you trek along the Rhoda valley and it would a beautiful experience as well.
You will feel chilled entirely during the meesapulimala trek and there would be heavy mist and fog during rainy season and the best time to visit this attraction would be from October to February.