Trekking On Andaman

Mount Harriet National Park

Located on the main island of South Andaman, Mount Harriet National Park offers several trekking trails. The highest point in the Andamans, Mount Harriet provides panoramic views of the surrounding islands and the sea. The trek to the summit is relatively easy and can be done in a few hours.

Saddle Peak

Located on North Andaman Island, Saddle Peak is the highest point in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It’s a challenging trek, and you may need permission from the Forest Department to access it. The trek takes you through lush rainforests and offers scenic views from the top.


This trek in the Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve takes you through dense forests and provides an opportunity to spot various species of flora and fauna, including giant robber crabs. You’ll need to obtain permits to trek in this protected area.

When trekking in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, it’s essential to keep the following in mind:

  • Permits: Some trekking areas, especially those within protected reserves, may require permits. Make sure to obtain any necessary permits in advance.
  • Local Guides: Consider hiring a local guide who is familiar with the area and its wildlife. They can enhance your trekking experience and ensure your safety.
  • Weather and Season: The best time for trekking in the Andamans is during the cooler, drier months, which typically occur between November and April. The monsoon season can make trails slippery and less safe.
  • Safety: Always prioritize safety during your treks. Inform someone about your trekking plans, carry essentials like water, snacks, and a first-aid kit, and wear appropriate footwear and clothing.

Trekking in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands allows you to connect with nature, explore unique ecosystems, and witness the islands’ natural beauty beyond the beaches. Remember to respect the environment, pack out all your trash, and follow responsible trekking practices to help preserve these pristine landscapes.

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