Trekking/ Hiking

Trekking/ Hiking

Apart from walking around the busier parts of the Andaman Islands to experience the markets, bazaars and other daily life, trekking and hiking can be physically demanding. Always check with hotel or resort and use local guides to arrange paperwork for you, as some national park areas may require purchase of permit from local governmental offices or require additional fees for cameras or foreign visitors. It is extremely important to carry more water and snacks than you think you will need to prevent dehydration, and never hike alone in the more remote national parks or near tribal reserves. The islands are true wilderness and rain forest, with abundant wildlife, so watch where you step, avoid swimming in streams, and bring plenty of insect repellent and sunscreen.

    TOUR LOCATION

    • Neil - can easily hike around the whole island to reach beaches
    • Havelock - trek with guide through jungle to reach Elephant Beach
    • Little Andaman - trek with guide to two waterfalls or explore lighthouse at southern point
    • South Andaman - trek before dark from Chidiya Tapu to cliffs at Munda Pahad with guide, hike on Mount Harriet (2nd highest peak in Andamans)
    • Middle Andaman - can explore Yerrata Mangrove Park, traverse the Dhanih Nallah Walkway through mangroves, hike to the waterfalls at Panchavati Hills, guided trek to reach caves at Baratang Island
    • North Andaman - hire local guide to climb mountain trail to Saddle Peak, Ice Degree Peak (coldest spot on islands) and third unnamed peak, trek with a guide to Shyam Nagar mud volcanoes and to Alfred Caves
    • Long Island - can trek on own to cross island to Lalaji Bay Beach
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