Monsoon is the best time for trekking in Kerala as it is the best way to relax one’s soul amidst a world that is dressed in fresh green after the rains especially if you are trekking in the Tourist Places in Munnar. However Monsoons are a dangerous time to trek as well because the rocks and plains become slippery. The slushy and muddy trails, the slippery rocks, the pelting rain and the poor visibility will also cause the ideal concoction for accidents during treks in Kerala.
However the monsoon trekking is for those who are adventurous. The lush greenery of forest rivers and waterfalls attains scenic beauty during monsoon. Here are some precautionary tips if you are planning for a trek during monsoon.
Beware of leeches. Prior to the journey apply the mixture of tobacco leaves and mustard oil over legs and shoes. Keep tobacco and salt with you.
Equipment checklist for trekking only
The following basic equipment checklist should help you with your packing. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. At the start of the trek your packed trek bag should weigh no more than 15 Kilos.