Trek to Sengottaraayar Malai, Near Coonoor

The trek begins at the Irula hamlet called Mooperkaad bordering the forest. The trek to the peak takes us through mixed terrain including shola forest, tea and coffee estates. One of the features of this trek is that you will have the opportunity to spot wildlife including Gaur (Indian Bison), Barking deer, and come across plenty of signs of Sloth bears.

This trek is an excellent choice for first-time trekkers, nature photographers, children and corporate teams. We recommend this trek for anyone who would like to getaway from the city and have a laidback adventure over the weekend.

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Charges: Rs.1,250/- per participant

Above Charges include: Stay in Dormitory in Campsite, Basic Veg food (2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner), Trekking, Coordinators/Guides from Cool Home stay.

Above Charges does not include: Lunch, Dinner on Sunday or any other food which are not mentioned in the inclusions, Entry fees if any of the sightseeing places like park, monuments etc.


Difficulty level Easy to Modrate
Accommodation type Row rooms
Washrooms Only at base camp (It may be common toilets)
Food South Indian Veg food
Distance from Bangalore 320 kms (one way)
Total trekking distance 6 kms approx
Attraction Spotting Wildlife, Breathtaking scenery, Tea estates, Niligiri and Kerala Biosphere

Stay at

Tentative Schedule:

Day 1
08:00AM Reach - Freshen up - Breakfast
10:00AM Start trek
01:00PM Reach the Peak & explore
02:00PM Trek back to camp
03:30PM Reach back to camp - Lunch
04:30PM Team building activities
06:30PM Come back to camp - Freshen up
08:00PM Camp fire - Dinner - Night stay
Day 2
07:00AM Wake up and freshen up
08:00AM Breakfast
10:00AM Pack your bag and Checkout

What is Not Allowed

  • Alcoholic Drinks, Sedative Drugs. Do not consume any, even a day before the trek.
  • Walkman and Entertainment Gadgets

Trekking Titbits

Trekking is a soft adventure activity that helps in exploring nature and oneself, in a natural way of surviving in nowhere and with nothing.

Arrangements are very basic, where your experience and safety is important, rather than comfort and luxury.Accommodations include Sleeping bags and Tents, Dormitories, room with no beds and some times just sleeping bags under the glittering sky.Also,its fun to pitch tents, collect firewood from forest, cook food anduse local transport facilities.

Activities are built on Teamwork methodology. Coordinatorslead the event and make sure that things align with the plan, schedule and your safety.

What Should One Carry

  • Hand written emergency contact details of your family/well-wishers.
  • Basic First Aid Kit,Medicines which you are not allergic to, Insect Repellants.
  • Extra pair of Spectacles or Contact lenses.
  • Strong Waterproof Backpack with 2 liter water bottle, Jacket/Sweater, Toiletries
  • Torch with Extra Batteries, Matchbox/Lighter, Pocket Army Knife, Cap, Whistle
  • Extra Pair of Clothes and Inner Garments
  • Optional -Mobile Phone, Map & Compass, Camera, Binoculars, Book & Pen

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Occasionally, owing to Wildlife movements, Weather Conditions and Regulatory changes from authorities, the schedule and/or itinerary may be changed. We will do our best to keep you informed upfront, however if you still need to accommodate your other priorities, we will support you with the following cancellation options.

  • 10 days prior to the date of departure - 75% refund
  • 5 days prior to the date of departure - 50% refund
  • 2 days prior to the date of departure - 25% refund
  • Cancellation of the trip by us - 100% refund

While the above guidelines should be useful, we would be happy to provide any additional details or clarifications as it would be of use you.