Trek to Paithalmala
Kannur, Kerala, India
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2019
Fri, 19 Jul, 2019
30
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  • Duration in Days
  • 30
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  • 14
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2019
Fri, 19 Jul, 2019
30
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  • Trip introduction

    The Paithalmala trek is a short and easy trek that leads you up a hill-station that has remained largely unexplored, hidden away from the crowds of tourists. Great for beginners, this trek is a good choice if you're looking to escape from the urban life and spend a few days in the radiant greenery of Kerala. You'll also get to visit the coastal town of Kannur and visit the St. Angelo Fort and the Muzhappilangad drive-in beach. This 4-day trek to Paithalmala is truly a treat for all nature lovers, photographers and adventure lovers.

    Destination

    Paithalmala is located about 8-hr drive from Bengaluru, close to the state borders of Karnataka and Kerala, on the outskirts of the Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary. The Paithalmala trek will take you to the forests of this sanctuary, peppered with river streams and waterfalls. From atop the hill at Paithalmala, you'll stand at an observatory view point and gaze at the majestic view of the surrounding hills and forests. You'll also explore the coastal town of Kannur and visit local attractions like the longest drive-in beach in Asia at Muzhappilangad.

    Destination highlights

    • Explore the unexplored on the Paithalmala trek.
    • Treat your senses to the radiant greenery of Kerala.
    • Hike up the Paithalmala trail to scale the hill-station.
    • Explore the coastal town of Kannur.
    • Stay at a quaint village home-stay.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    Smoking and consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited on the Paithalmala trek.

    Travellers are required to adhere to instructions of the trek leader during the trek to Paithalmala.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 7 days before departure of the Paithalmala trek: 95% refund.

    For cancellations made 3-7 days before departure of the Paithalmala trek: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 3 days before departure of the Paithalmala trek: no refund.

    In case of no show: no refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Travellers can choose from 3 pick-up and drop-off points: St. Marks Cathedral in Ashok Nagar, New Shanti Sagar Hotel in Domlur, and Swad E Punjab in HSR Layout. Tardiness in arriving at the pick-up point will lead to missing the trek, without any refund.

    The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of the Paithalmala trek to maximize the safety of travellers as well as staff.

    Travellers will be required to bear any additional costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.

    The tour operators shall not be responsible for the loss of any valuables and belongings of the travellers

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Bengaluru at 19:00 hrs
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    Drop off point
    Bengaluru at 5:00 hrs
    Mode of transport
    Non-AC Tempo Traveller or mini
    Start point
    Paithalmala
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    End point
    Kannur
    Time of departure
    07:00 PM
    Time of return
    05:00 AM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    4 hrs
    Total distance covered
    10 kms
    Start point elevation
    3000 feet
    Maximum elevation
    4501 feet
    Minimum elevation
    3000 feet
    Average per day distance
    10 kms
  • Day 1 of the Paithalmala trek: Depart for Paithalmala

    You'll meet your fellow travellers at one of the three pick-up points by 19:00 hrs. You will then start your overnight journey in a Tempo Traveller or mini-bus to Paithalmala in Kerala. Overnight in transit.

    Day 2 of the Paithalmala trek: Explore Paithalmala

    You will reach Paithalmala early in the morning and check-in to a home-stay. Freshen up and begin your day with breakfast. Today's trek will take you up on a forest trail with sprawling fields at frequent intervals. On the hilltop, you'll visit an observatory, spend some time enjoying the views and trek back to your home-stay by early evening. Spend the evening around a crackling bonfire with your fellow travellers. Overnight in a home-stay at Paithalmala.

    Day 3 of the Paithalmala trek: Explore Kannur

    You will wake up early in the morning and head out to Kannur after a quick breakfast. Spend the day exploring the gorgeous beaches and monuments in Kannur. You'll visit the Mridanga Saileswari temple, the St. Angelo Fort and the Muzhappilangad drive-in beach. In the evening, you will board the vehicle back to Bengaluru. Overnight in transit.

    Day 4 of the Paithalmala trek: Arrive in Bengaluru

    You will reach Bengaluru by 5:00 hrs, and will be dropped off at your desired drop-off point. Your Paithalmala trek ends here.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Bengaluru
    End point
    Paithalmala
    Day start time
    07:00 PM

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Paithalmala
    End point
    Paithalmala
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    10 kms
    Trekking time
    4 hrs

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Paithalmala
    End point
    Kannur
    Day start time
    07:00 AM

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Kannur
    End point
    Bengaluru
    Day start time
    05:00 AM
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • Travel arrangements between Bengaluru and trek start/end points in a non-AC Tempo Traveller or mini-bus
    • Accommodation in a home-stay for 1 night on a multi-sharing basis
    • All veg meals from breakfast on day 2 to lunch on day 3
    • Services of experienced trek leader and support staff
    • All government permits and charges
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Travel arrangements between your home city and Bengaluru
    • Any meals not mentioned in inclusions
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Personal expenses such as tips to staff, additional meals or beverages etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Comfortable, quick dry apparel
    • Shirts/t-shirts and track pants/shorts
    • Sports/trekking shoes
    • Extra pair of dry clothes
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive jewellery or gadgets
    • Hard luggage like suitcase, trolley bags etc.
    • Restrictive or uncomfortable clothing

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Non-AC Tempo Traveller or mini-bus for transport between Bengaluru and Paithalmala
      You need to get
    • Small backpack
    • 2 water bottles (1 ltrs+ each)
    • Raincoat or poncho
    • Torch/headlamp
    • Portable charger
    • Extra pair of dry clothes
    • Personal toiletries
    • Insect repellent
    • Deodorant
    • Dry snacks (chocolates, cookies etc.)
    • Light-weight towel or napkins

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry any prescribed medication and a personal first-aid kit.
  • Day 1 of the Paithalmala trek: Depart for Paithalmala

    Overnight in transit.

    You will be picked up from your desired pick-up point in a Tempo Traveller or a mini-bus, and will be driven to Paithalmala. It is a 300-km drive, so you will spend the night in transit.

    Day 2 of the Paithalmala trek: Explore Paithalmala

    Overnight in a home-stay at Paithalmala.

    You will arrive at Paithalmala by early morning, and breakfast will be served to you. You will then begin your trek. Packed lunch will be served to you on your trek. Dinner will be served to you when you return to the home-stay in Paithalmala.

    Day 3 of the Paithalmala trek: Explore Kannur

    Overnight in transit.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast and lunch only. Post breakfast, you will head out for Kannur, and lunch will be served to at Kannur. You will board the vehicle back to Bengaluru in the late evening. No dinner will be served tonight, but you'll stop at a restaurant or eatery where you can have dinner at your own expense.

    Day 4 of the Paithalmala trek: Arrive in Bengaluru

    You reach Bengaluru by 5:00 hrs

    Since you will reach Bengaluru by 5:00 hrs, there's no meal package for today. Your Paithalmala trek ends here.

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