Conservation oriented hard trek, 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 apart from birds and butterflies. Maximum of 12 tourists can take the programme in two different groups. The trekkers will go with two guides and an armed forest guard. A dawn to dusk hiking programme which covers the richest part of the Periyar Tiger Reserve from morning 8am to evening 5pm that starts from two points, the Bamboo Grove and Entrance Gate in which the guest is accompanied by an armed forest guard and two guides. This programme is provided with Food and One litre water. The Timing of this trek is from 8am to 5pm in which maximum 6persons and minimum 4persons to run this programme
Visitors should call the respective eco-tourism office (phone number provided) for details on entry and exit time at each tourism site.