I tried hard, squinted my eyes, but couldn’t see the top of Chembra peak. Fluffy clouds were hiding the grandeur of Chembra peak. As the soft clouds glided swiftly along with a waft of wind, myriad patterns of nature unfolded in front of us. We had almost completed the trek. Another 30 minutes of trekking would help us discover a beautiful heart shaped lake enroute Chembra peak trek. We sat catching our breath back and glanced at the trek further. The climb, partially concealed by clouds, looked steep and daunting. But to marvel at the heart shaped lake, we rubbed off dirt and resumed the trek. Gradually, we reinstated our quest for nature and started trotting against the rough terrain and towards a phenomenal creation of nature! However, we would have to return from the lake as trekking upto the peak is not allowed anymore.
Chembra peak in Wayanad is one the most amazing treks one can opt for in South India. It doesn’t have the unpredictable terrain which is found in most of the rain forest treks in South India. Instead, Chembra peak is a perfect example of a trek which can provide rewarding views for anyone who is interested in nature, at a moderate effort.
Located at a distance of 13 KMs from Meppadi town, Chembra peak stands tall beyond the tea plantations and lush green landscapes. After you drive almost 10 KMs from Meppadi towards Chembra peak, you will reach a ticket counter. You have to buy tickets here in order to reach the heart shaped lake. The tickets include your guide fees, however, you wouldn’t require a guide to complete a trek as the path is marked clearly. But, paying these fees is mandatory.