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Review of Chembra Peak

Chembra Peak
Ranked #1 of 30 things to do in Kalpetta
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

awesome place....best for trekking..!!! Climbing the peak wud b some wat difficult....but once done its worth it....Simply Wow..!!!

Thank Linesh S
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

Don't attempt this trek if you're not in good physical condition. It's quite steep initially, though it becomes slightly better later on. The climb back down is quite heavy on the knees. There is very little tree cover later on, so better start your climb early in the morning and get back down before it becomes too hot. Carry enough water - at least a litre per person.

The treks are organized by the Vana Samrakshana Samiti, which seemed to be a collaborative effort between the locals and the Forest Department. They assign guides for each trekking group. The guide we got was pretty good, but it depends on your luck - I noticed another group where the guide stayed apart from the group and barely interacted with them.

Love Lake, which is halfway up the peak, turned out to be a bit of a disappointment. It was more a pond than a lake, possibly because we visited in April - peak summer time. The guide told us that the waters of the lake used to be crystal clear and drinkable. But because every tourists insists on washing his/her feet and face in the water, it has become dirty. PLEASE DON'T step into the water or wash your face there.

The top half was closed for trekking when we visited, because of the summer heat and the threat of forest fires. The guide told us that they have asked the Samiti to close down that section of the peak for good, because there are apparently six rare species of birds up there.

Please do try to visit before that happens. The trek is more than worth it for the view. You can see most of Wayanad, and the hills on all sides. Beautiful tea estates are visible down below.

2  Thank DevikaRjv
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

Liked - Lovely tea estates and view point.

Disliked - Bumpy roads for almost 2-3 kilometer. jeep is the best option for Chembra.

Thank GypsyTraveller_007
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

If you want to trek, do it early in the morning, post 2 pm, trekking route is closed.

The road to the view point is quite bad. Was surprised to see tea garden extending into the forest.

The view was good, might be in winter or early morning the view might be great, it wasnt one of the clear days we went to the view point.

1  Thank KaSuBaba
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

Chembra Peak, the uppermost spot in Wayanad is situated at 6,900 feet above the mean sea level.Chembra is situated adjacent to the town of Meppady. Chembra peak is a beautiful spot located in the Wayanad hill ranges in Western Ghats.Chembra peak is neighboring to the Nilgiri Hills and Vellarimala. From Meppady, Chembra peak can be accessed by walk.District Tourism Promotion Council provides guides and trekking equipments on hire charges to the tourists

8  Thank jmj4you
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