Meesapulimala is the second highest peak in the Western Ghats and is situated in Kerala. It is a popular trekking destination known for its stunning views of the surrounding hills, tea plantations, and the valleys below. Here is a detailed itinerary along with essential trekking information, fitness and training tips, safety tips, things to carry, costs, etc. for the Meesapulimala trek:

Trekking Information:

  • Trekking distance: 12 km (approx.)
  • Altitude: 8,661 ft (2,640 m)
  • Difficulty level: Moderate to Difficult
  • Best time to visit: September to May
  • Nearest town: Munnar


Day 1:

  • Reach Munnar town and check-in to a hotel
  • Rest for a while and spend the day exploring the town
  • In the evening, attend a briefing session by the trekking guide and get ready for the trek
  • Overnight stay at the hotel in Munnar

Day 2:

  • Wake up early in the morning and start the journey to Meesapulimala Base Camp by Jeep
  • The jeep ride will take you through tea plantations, forests, and streams
  • Reach the base camp and have breakfast
  • Start the trek to Meesapulimala peak
  • The trek involves a steep climb with several rocky patches and streams
  • Reach the peak and enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding hills and valleys
  • Have lunch and relax for a while
  • Start the descent to the base camp
  • Reach the base camp and rest for the night
  • Dinner will be served at the base camp
  • Overnight stay in tents

Day 3:

  • Wake up early in the morning and have breakfast
  • Start the descent from the base camp to the starting point by Jeep
  • Reach Munnar town and bid farewell to the trekking guide
  • Depart for your onward journey
Meesapulimala Trek

Fitness and Training Tips:

  • The Meesapulimala trek is a moderate to difficult trek and requires a good level of physical fitness
  • It is advisable to do some cardio exercises such as jogging, cycling, or swimming for at least a month before the trek to improve your stamina
  • Strengthening exercises such as squats, lunges, and planks can help you build your leg and core muscles
  • It is also important to stay hydrated and maintain a healthy diet

Safety Tips:

  • Always listen to the trekking guide and follow their instructions
  • Carry enough water and snacks to keep yourself hydrated and energized throughout the trek
  • Wear comfortable and sturdy shoes with good grip
  • Carry a first aid kit and any medication that you require
  • Do not litter the trail and carry your trash with you
  • Avoid alcohol and smoking during the trek

Things to Carry:

  • Sturdy and comfortable shoes with good grip
  • Backpack with rain cover
  • Water bottles and hydration system
  • Snacks and energy bars
  • Personal medication and first aid kit
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Warm clothes and rain gear
  • Torchlight or headlamp
  • Personal toiletries and towel


  • The cost of the Meesapulimala trek may vary depending on the season and the trekking company you choose
  • The average cost of the trek can range from INR 3,500 – INR 6,000 per person
  • The cost may include accommodation, food, guide, transportation, and permit fees

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