Nelliyampathy is a hill station in Kerala known for its scenic beauty and tea plantations. It offers various trekking options for adventure enthusiasts. Here is a detailed trek itinerary along with essential trekking information, fitness and training tips, safety tips, things to carry, costs, etc. for Nelliyampathy Trek in Kerala.

Trekking Information:

  • Trekking Distance: 12-15 km (approx.)
  • Trekking Time: 5-6 hours (approx.)
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult
  • Altitude: 1572 m (approx.)

Fitness and Training Tips:

  • Start preparing for the trek at least a month before the scheduled trek date.
  • Practice walking on inclined surfaces, as the trek involves steep ascents and descents.
  • Practice breathing exercises and endurance training to increase lung capacity and stamina.
  • Stay hydrated and maintain a healthy diet to improve overall fitness.

Safety Tips:

  • Carry a first aid kit, insect repellent, and sunscreen lotion.
  • Wear comfortable and sturdy trekking shoes with good grip.
  • Avoid carrying heavy backpacks, as they may cause strain on the back and shoulders.
  • Trek in a group with a certified guide or trek leader.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol or any other intoxicants during the trek.
Nelliyampathy Trek

Things to Carry:

  • Comfortable and sturdy trekking shoes
  • Backpack with rain cover
  • Warm clothes (sweaters, jackets)
  • Sun hat and sunglasses
  • Trekking poles (optional)
  • Water bottle and energy bars
  • Insect repellent and sunscreen lotion
  • First aid kit
  • Personal medication, if any

Trek Itinerary:

Day 1:

  • Arrive at Nelliyampathy base camp and complete registration formalities.
  • Start the trek early in the morning after a quick breakfast.
  • The trek starts at the foothills and passes through tea plantations, streams, and dense forests.
  • After trekking for about 5-6 hours, reach the campsite for the day.
  • Enjoy a bonfire and dinner before retiring for the night.

Day 2:

  • Start the day early with a hot cup of tea and breakfast.
  • Trek to the peak of Nelliyampathy, which offers a panoramic view of the surrounding hills and valleys.
  • Descend to the base camp and complete the trek.
  • Depart for the onward journey.


  • The cost of the trek may vary depending on the tour operator and inclusions.
  • On average, the cost of the trek may range from INR 3000-5000 per person, including accommodation, food, and guide charges.

Note: The trek itinerary and costs are subject to change based on weather conditions, group size, and other factors. It is recommended to check with the tour operator for the latest information.

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