Border Hiking - Thekkady

Border hiking & Thekkady sightseeing

Border hiking & Thekkady sightseeing

A trekking program conducted on the high terrains of the forests ranging to heights of 1000 to 1200 meters.This is a conservation oriented hard trek taking up a full day. A group of 13 people comprising of 10 tourists, 2 guides and 1 armed guard begin trekking in the morning. The trekking starts at 8 o clock in the morning and ends in the evening.

The route passes through undulating terrains. Altitudinal ranges of 900 meters to 1300 meters will be covered and the trekkers could glimpse the lofty escarpments bordering the park watershed and the vast plains down below. Gaur, sloth bear, elephant, etc. are often sighted along this route apart from birds and butterflies.

During trekking, the guides that are reformed ex-poachers narrate their fascinating stories regarding encounter of wild lives. Their exceptional knowledge about the terrain, flora and fauna of the jungles will help the tourists to know much about the forest and wild life.

Maximum of 10 tourist can take the programme in two different groups. The trekkers will go with two guides and an armed forest guard.In a day, maximum two border hiking groups are taken into the forest. Only people between the age of 16 and 65 are allowed to participate in border hiking. Vegetarian refreshments are provided en route.

For information and booking on Community based Ecotourism Programmes: manager@rangerwoodperiyar.com