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Camping In The Clouds (Kolukkumalai-Top Station-Chinnar) - With Pedal in Tandem

Tue, 24 Dec 2019 6:30AM - Sat, 28 Dec 2019
Outside Bangalore , Outdoors
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Camping in the Clouds is segment 2 of our unique 3 segment itinerary in Dec19, coursing through the breadth of southern India from Alleppey in the west coast, over an across the Western Ghats and down to Dhanushkodi in the East coast. This coast to coast epic journey presents south India in its many hues, cultures, landscapes and its diverse, intriguing history. The itinerary includes cycling, trekking, camping, wildlife spotting and visits to various cultural and historical sights, providing an immersive and untainted experience that the discerning traveller will appreciate. Expect an experience of a lifetime!

Camping in the Clouds spans 4 nights, 4 days, with ~240km riding (with a total elevation gain of ~6000 m) and ~10 km of trekking in and around Kolukkumalai, Munnar, Top Station and Chinnar wildlife sanctuary.

Discounts available if you book more than one segment (contact us at the time of booking). The other segments are Trippy Kerala and Sunrise at Lands End.



Day1: 24th Dec 

  • Those who are joining segment 2 directly will meet the rest of the group at the meeting point in Ramakkalmedu, by 6:30 am
  • A challenging 65 km ride towards Suryanelli / Kolukkumalai
  • Overnight stay in a campsite overlooking the Anayirangal reservoir and surrounding hills.

Day2: 25th Dec

  • This begins with a trek up Kolukkumalai at the break of dawn. This peak is most well known for its epic sunrise views.
  • Ride to Yellapetty village near Top Station. Distance: 50 km, Elevation Gain: 1200 m
  • 4 km trek to reach the campsite, through a forest and along a mountain ridge
  • Overnight stay in the campsite thats surrounded by shola forests and grasslands, with spectacular views both in the day and night

Day3: 26th Dec

  • 4 km sunrise trek near the campsite
  • Local loop through some of the highest points in these hills, touching the Kerala/Tamil Nadu border before looping back to the staring point. Distance: 60 km, Elevation Gain: 1800 m
  • Overnight stay in the campsite thats surrounded by shola forests and grasslands, with spectacular views both in the day and night

Day4: 27th Dec

  • Ride to Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary via Munnar. There is an initial climb after Munnar after which theres a breezy downhill ride through tea estates and reserve forests. Distance: 70 km , Elevation Gain: 900 m , Loss: 1900 m
  • A short trek in the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary guided by forest guards
  • Overnight stay at a homestay in the wilderness near Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

Day5: 28th Dec

  • This marks the end of segment 2 of the tour. Those who are not continuing to segment 3 will depart from Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary or alternatively from Palani



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outside Bangalore Ramakkalmedu - Cumbummettu Rd, Ramakkalmedu, Tamil Nadu 685552, India
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