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Trekking in Andaman and Nicobar

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are blessed with the magnanimous presence of many wonderful hillocks which are perfectly good for trekking. Trekking is one of the most desired experience sports in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. It is also called as 'backpacking' or 'bushwalking' or 'stamping'.

Trekking in Andaman translates to exploring the different aspects of the islands that are filled with natural beauty and unparalleled experiences. Among the major trekking, paths include Mount Harriet to Madhuban; Chidia Tapu to Kala Pahad; Havelock to Elephant Beach; and also Digilipur Island to Raman Caves as well as Saddle Peak. All these major trails promise a wonderful Trekking experience with a glance of unspoiled Andamans as well as its riches.

Best Time for Trekking in Andaman & Nicobar

Best time for trekking in Andaman and Nicobar Islands is between November and April, though the peak season is from December to January.

Things to Carry

  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Towels
  • Medical Kit
  • Snacks
  • Energy Bars
  • Water Bottle

Best Places for Trekking in Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Mount Harriet and Madhuban Beach trek, South Andaman

The Mount Harriet trek in the South Andamans extending Madhuban is approximately 16 km long. The trek offers an uncommon and beautiful discovery of exotic as well as native bird species and butterflies. The charm of the dense timberlands cannot be ignored. The astonishing trek through the rugged wilderness is replete with adventure and thrill.

Chidiya Tapu, South Andaman, Kala Pahad, Mundapahad

Chidiya Tapu is another great option for eager travelers. It has an ideal trekking trail that takes one through lush green beautiful forests and the idyllic coastline and leads onto Kala Pahad. The name Kala Pahad, which indicates 'Black Mountain' itself, establishes the adventurous mind at work. The trekking route is quite dense right here as well as a travel guide is advised for the travelers. After reaching Chidiya Tapu absorb the outstanding view at the edge of the black cliff with a large seafront. This spot is exquisitely beautiful and makes the trek worthwhile.

Trekking trails across the Mundapahad to Chidiyatapu is similarly interesting. This trekking is remarkably tailor-made for bird watching and the gorgeous sunset viewing. Sundown sight is most stunning at this destination. The trek to Mundapahad begins with Chidiyatapu as well as leads you on to the southernmost part of the island.

Havelock Island Trek, South Andaman, Elephant Beach

Havelock Island is a favorite among travelers and tourists, therefore, being remarkably attractive. The renowned gorgeous of the island derives from the old deep dense woodlands as well as attractive blue seas and white sandy beautiful coastlines. None of it has actually been touched by man's intervention as well as has been well maintained for ages. Trek with wild and also very environment-friendly forests of Havelock that results in the winding mangroves of the seafront can be really thrilling. A scene of endemic and unique bird chirps your method the whole time. The forests supply a wide variety of amazing plants as well as animals and also it is a satisfaction to view them in their natural surroundings.

Saddle Peak Of Digilipur Island To Alfred Caves

Perfect optimal to travel as there are nature trails via the evergreen forest, the optimal is simply 732 meters above water level but still taken into consideration as the highest possible top of the island. The only river of Andamans, Kalpong goes through this location. A watch of the river, as well as Alfred caverns, is feasible on this expedition. Alfred caverns are the vast spread chain of 22 caverns, among the least checked out and recognized the area. Undoubtedly an attractive location on earth where nature's art is appreciated. The height has lush eco-friendly forestry housing 13 aboriginal bird species, 36 indigenous insect species, and indigenous trees of 6 types. Thus this height is unquestionably abundant in biodiversity and is nature heaven.

Important Points to Remember

  • You should start your journey at 4 am so as to reach Lehman Bay Beach at 5.15 am.
  • At Lehman Bay you need to acquire a license for those who are going for a trekking trip to saddle peak @ Rs 20/- per head from the Range Officer, Forest Department.
  • Wear full Pant, Full hand T-Shirt & high gripping shoe due to the fact that at the higher elevation there is a great deal of insects. They bite piercingly.
  • Each participant should have a bag containing at least 1kg of cucumber, 2litres of water, towel, and small polythene packet for saving your cell phone from rain occurs otherwise.
  • You can take your cell phone because at the top we can obtain the signal as well as can dial to the near and also dear.
  • You can have your breakfast either at the Lehman Bay Beach or at the base camp at your selection. The distance between the Base camp & The Lehman Bay Beach is almost 6km which must be covered by foot.
  • The base camp you have to arrange a solid stick for supporting while climbing.
  • All should relocate a group.
  • You need to be healthy.