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TREK to Gods Own Country - Munnar - Meesapulimala Trek

  • Munnar

    Kerala, Kerala (map)

    10.514388 76.641273

  • Trek Hyderabad Munnar Anaimudi
  • Trek Notes :

    Where : Munnar - Meesapulimala Peak

    Difficulty level : Medium +

    Who can join: Anyone who is fit

    Edurance: Medium

    Objective: Trek around Meesapulimala, second highest peak of the western ghats.

    Description:
    The hill resort of Munnar is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. Munnar lies in the God's Own Country of Kerala. Besides being a hill resort Munnar is known a center for tea trade too. There are over thirty tea gardens in and around Munnar.

    The hill resort of Munnar derives its name from the fact that it lays at the confluence of three mountain streams. Literally in Tamil Munnar means "three rivers". The marvelous hill resort of Munnar lays at the confluence of three mountain streams namely Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala




    The peak is not exceptionally dramatic in terms of steepness or local relief and is a Fault-block mountain.[7]  It is located in the southern region of Eravikulam National Park at the junction of the Cardamom Hills, the Anamala Hills and the Palni Hills. The nearest town is Munnar, 13 kilometres  (8.1 mi). The easiest route to the summit of Anamudi is a technically easy hike on grass slopes, starting from a rolling hill plateau with a base elevation of about 2,000 metres (6,600 ft). The north and south slopes are gentle, while the east and west slopes are steeper, with more difficult rock faces. The heavy evergreen forests are present with bamboos, black-wood (Dalbergia latifolia), and teak  growing in abundance. The heavy forest with which the range is clothed is the source of the most valuable of the rivers which traverse the drier country to the east, namely the Vaigai, and Thamirabarani ; and the waters of the Periyar, which flows into the Arabian Sea

    Top Station: 37km from Munnar on the Kerala and Tamil Nadu border, has great views of the Western Ghats. Top station is the "top"-tourist attraction. This place gives a real 'above the clouds' experience.
    Top Station, was named after the erstwhile ropeway station for transporting tea to the factories in the plains of Tamil Nadu, now it is a main attraction for tourists visiting Munnar. Regular buses go to Top Station (1 hr) from Munnar. A jeep costs Rs 400. The area is known for the Neelakurunji plant, which flowers only once every twelve years. The flower is violet.

     

    Tentative Itinerary:

    Day 0 (wed) : Start from Hyd on bus at around 5.30pm

    Day 1: Reach Dindigul + BF + start for Munnar

    Day 1: reach Munnar by afternoon, visit places around and local site seeing

    Day 2: Start trek early morning from Rhodo Valley and ascend Meesapulimala + night camp

    Day 3: Start and reach Top Station and enjoy the beautiful view of the tea plantations and + night camp

    Day 4: Trek towards Korangini till dawn and then return to munnar

    Day 5: Morning return to Munnar and catch a bus to Dindigul by afternoon + night catch a bus to Hyderabad before 10

     

     

    Dates to apply leave:[masked] feb

     

    Things to bring: [ All are must ]

    Sleeping bag (a Must, no bedspreads),Torch 
    Trekking wear, Shoes & Extra pair of socks. [ Get good shoes and better if you are using them already] 
    Need to share tents weight [ Extra weight ] 
    Need to carry Food Items [ Extra weight ] 
    Will let you know more info regarding things to bring in separate email.

    Damages ..

    Damages:5500 [ Food Excluded/HTC refund rules apply ... ]

    Includes: travelling hyderabad to and fro Dindigul, local transport, organizer reimbursement, club donation; any other expenses extra.

    ANY THING MORE OR LESS WILL BE SHARED AMONG OURSELVES

    Bank Account Details

    A/c No: [masked]

    Name: Pradeep Katipamula

    Bank: ICICI bank

    Branch: Begumpet

    Please dont forget to add comments for the transaction in the format:

    <NAME>_MUNNAR eg. Pradeep_munnar

    Reach Me @[masked](Texting preferred, will not be available during office hours)

    Important Instructions:
    1) No smoking and no alcohol
    2) No littering, no pollution of water
    3) This is not a luxury trip, but all care has been taken to make your trip comfortable
    4) ladies and gents accommodation is separate in tents.
    5) Food will be mostly vegetarian
    6) We carry Basic First Aid, please do inform us if you need any special attention.
    7) if you feel unwell bring to the notice of the organizers immediately.

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  • Pradeep

    Since there are so many last min. dropouts..we will have to cancel the event...

    February 18, 2013

  • ramprasvm

    extremely sorry for last min, leave didnt approve due to issues at work!!

    February 18, 2013

  • Venkee

    FInally 8 ....just 5 days left ....will send final instructions mail on monday morning ....

    February 15, 2013

  • Rajesh R.

    trip looks exciting!! I can't make it :-(

    February 15, 2013

  • M.Vamshi M.

    TRANSFERRED 55OO, SBINH[masked]

    February 14, 2013

  • ramprasvm

    Pradeep., please confirm if this is the IFSC code: ICIC[masked]
    and can you please share your email address??

    February 11, 2013

    • Pradeep

      ya thats right.. [masked]

      February 12, 2013

  • kishore

    Sorry...Problem with Leaves :(

    February 11, 2013

  • Venkee

    Guys to confirm your slot do payments ASAP Those who are not sure about attending do change RSVP to NO

    February 11, 2013

  • Harini

    When will we return to hyd? Tuesday morning? 3days leave is lil difficult..it will be nice if we can get back on monday.

    1 · February 9, 2013

    • Pradeep

      In my opinion, 5 days is like the minimum possible number, keeping in mind the time and money that we spend too go there...but I can understand you prob too :-)

      February 10, 2013

  • ramprasvm

    can u please tell how we going to dindigul and back??? wts the train/bus timing?? I mean tentative departure n arrival times in hyd so that we can plan accordingly for leaves

    February 9, 2013

    • Pradeep

      Updated the details..plz check..

      February 10, 2013

  • ramprasvm

    Hello Pradeep, this is also exciting trip, have few doubts, heared there would be tigers around the place and even the name derived coz of this.. would there be any armed local guide with us along the trek???

    February 9, 2013

    • Pradeep

      I heard that the area's wildlife includes elephants, sambar, nilgiri tahr...but do let me know the source of the info..I will try to find out more..and its good that you are doing ur homework before the trek :)

      1 · February 9, 2013

    • ramprasvm

      thanks for info

      February 9, 2013

  • Pradeep

    It got its name coz, from a distant view the mountain looks like the face of the tiger. Meesapulimala: Meesa – Moustache, Puli – Tiger

    Yes a guide will accompany us, but not armed.

    February 9, 2013

  • Pradeep

    Please transfer ASAP on or before 13th Feb to allow time for making arrangements..thanks..

    February 9, 2013

  • Pradeep

    We did not get permission from the forest Dept. seems the route is temporarily blocked for few months. tried via other guides too..no luck.. So now we have changed this to equally exciting trek thru Meesapullimala trek. Kindly do the payments asap to confirm yourselves. Have updated the notes accordingly...Cheers...

    February 9, 2013

  • Sunil K.

    nice one

    February 5, 2013

  • akchansh

    Hi pradeep, kindly confirm the rsvp of my friend Devender Goyal. We are a group of 5 , out of which you have confirmed 4.

    February 5, 2013

  • Pradeep

    Have already contacted the DFO, Kodai for the permissions and all...will get an update by today morning or max by evening..

    February 4, 2013

  • Richa M.

    Can you please let me know how to pay and if I can get 2 more guest

    January 31, 2013

    • Pradeep

      Plz RSVP for with all details.

      February 4, 2013

  • Kalyan

    Would love to join for this

    January 31, 2013

  • Pradeep

    will send the payment details once the complete 'going list' if finalized..

    January 31, 2013

  • Pradeep

    Please update ur RSVP if u ll not be able to show up..called few members today..ll call the rest some time tomorrow..

    January 31, 2013

  • Srikanth C.

    Sorry.. I cant get leave for 3 days.... join u next time...

    January 30, 2013

  • G.P.S.Tej

    I am fine with the dates

    January 30, 2013

  • rakesh r.

    I am in...... plz let me kno the payment details....

    January 29, 2013

  • ramprasvm

    Im fine with the dates too.. how to do the payment??

    January 29, 2013

  • Harini

    I'm fine with dates we are in

    January 29, 2013

  • kishore

    pradeep/venky:im good with dates n new itenary..pls let me know whn to make the payment

    January 29, 2013

  • ramprasvm

    excited for this trek..

    January 29, 2013

  • Ramesh

    It would be a wonderful trek. Incidently, Kodaikanal is my home town. If I make it to this trip, I would be glad to invite you all to my home :)

    1 · January 29, 2013

  • Prasad

    Awesome!!

    January 29, 2013

  • Pradeep

    plz note...dates have changed too..

    January 29, 2013

  • Pradeep

    Changed trek notes..Kindly check and change RSVP accordingly...

    January 29, 2013

  • Pradeep

    shall we have a kodai to munnar trek?? It will be awesome..

    1 · January 20, 2013

  • rakesh r.

    I am in...... :-)

    January 16, 2013

  • Srikanth C.

    can u plz provide full details??? need to plan accordingly...

    January 3, 2013

    • Venkee

      i will update in couple of days ..

      January 3, 2013

  • RD

    Hey Venkee, can I join from bangalore? I know its HTC.. but its been a while since I trekked with you

    December 1, 2012

    • Venkee

      Rsvps opened now

      December 29, 2012

  • kishore

    Venkey,
    Rsvps r nt open yet!

    December 1, 2012

    • Venkee

      Rsvps opened now

      December 29, 2012

  • Srikanth C.

    Still waiting....

    December 27, 2012

    • Venkee

      Rsvps opened now

      December 29, 2012

  • Harini

    Hey Venkee, long time how ru :) i'll be interested in this, plz ping me when rsvp opens.

    November 23, 2012

    • Venkee

      Open to new RSVP's

      December 1, 2012

  • giridhar

    Even i would lke 2 attend. ph[masked]

    November 7, 2012

    • Venkee

      Open to new RSVP's

      December 1, 2012

  • Srikanth C.

    Would like to attend let know when the rsvp opens....

    October 29, 2012

    • Venkee

      Open to new RSVP's

      December 1, 2012

  • SHYAM R.

    Heyyy shyaM's here..let me too knw wen RSVP opens..

    October 20, 2012

    • Venkee

      Open to new RSVP's

      December 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Please Let me know when the RSVP opens!

    October 15, 2012

    • Venkee

      Open to new RSVP's

      December 1, 2012

  • SM

    Would like to attend lemme know when the rsvp opens....

    October 8, 2012

    • Venkee

      Open to new RSVP's

      December 1, 2012

  • Anisha R.

    Would like to attend lemme know when the rsvp opens....

    October 3, 2012

    • Venkee

      Open to new RSVP's

      December 1, 2012

  • vivekrajeev

    i want to come can you guys let me know when the payment and other things start

    September 18, 2012

    • Venkee

      Open to new RSVP's

      December 1, 2012

  • santoshkumar.neelam

    Hi Team,Kudos for Trek..
    1.How long it takes,so that i can go ahead to apply Leaves.
    2.Charges along with travelling
    3.Whom To contact

    My contact Number:[masked](Andhra)

    October 23, 2012

    • Venkee

      This Meetup has not been announced to members. Details need to be update. Once dates and plan Finalized, We will Announce the same.

      1 · October 24, 2012

  • Sunil K.

    Very strange... only one attending and no spots left..

    1 · September 9, 2012

  • Vivek

    only one attending and no spots left! that seems promising..

    September 2, 2012

  • veerakumar.k

    iam also coming ,i also thinking about anamudi on same day of this meetup posted by co-indecently . what u say

    July 7, 2012

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