Chembra Peak being the highest hill in Wayanad, trekking there is a risky and exhilarating mountaineering venture. It is near Meppady town and is accessible by foot. It almost takes a day to reach the top of the peak. Provisions are taken by District Tourism Promotion Council to issue guides, canvases, sleeping bags, huts and trekking equipments on hire as the tourists can stay for a day or two in temporary camps at the top of the peak. On the way to the peak there is a heart shaped lake on the half way which is believed to be never dried. From the top of Chembra, the exhilarating view of Wayanad can be enjoyed.
Strict restrictions were imposed as the place get little crowded. Trekkers are not allowing going up to the peak now. Local people work as guides and 500 Rs charges for the guide. Trekking to the peak is really a breath taking experience; those who trek now miss that. Trekking till the lake is not that so challenging, still a moderately difficult one. It takes 2 hours to reach at the lake and early morning is the ideal time. The tea plantations filled with butterflies.