Trek Booking

Due to its ecological and religious importance, the Agasthyakoodam trek is open every year from the second week of January till March for close to 45 days. However, only 100 passes are issued by KFDC every day during this season. 75 seats online and 25 offline.

The link for booking the ticket during this season is made available on the Kerala Forest Department portal. In addition, a week before the trekking season begins, all the details about the trek are published in major newspapers across Kerala. Note: You have the option of doing the trek during the rest of the year along with a trekking guide, but the rates are significantly higher.

Cost of Agasthyakoodam trekking pass As of 2023, the cost per head in a trekking pass was INR 1,800, and you can book up to 5 people in one pass. This cost involves the forest permit and accommodation. Meals are exclusive of the price, and you need to buy them separately.

It is usual for Agasthyakoodam trekking passes to get sold out within minutes of the online portal going live. Hence, make sure you do the following to increase your chances of a successful booking:

Get ready with the following details before booking your pass

  • Name, age, contact number, type of ID proof, ID proof number and address
  • Be ready with your debit/credit card details if you are booking with your card.
  • Fix a date that you would like to do the trek.
  • Have a couple of backup dates as well, just in case.
  • Try to book from different devices at the same time.
  • Due to the heavy traffic, the website may get stuck sometimes. In such a case, refresh the website and proceed.
  • These tips will not guarantee a trekking pass but will increase your chances of getting one.
  • You may lucky enough to get the trekking pass on first attempt itself. Unfortunately, many people wait for 2-3 years to gain access to the ticket.

  • However, if you get the trekking pass, take its printout along with the affidavit you receive with it.

  • Note: There is an option to book the ticket offline from PTP Nagar Forest Office, Trivandrum, but the it is long wait process as people stand in the queue even before the booking begins.

  • Hence, We recommend you do it in the comfort of your home.