Hiking & Trekking in Sri Lanka

Sinharaja | Belihul Oya | Bamarakanda Falls | Ella | Idalgashinna | Knuckles

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With multitude of roads winding through expanding mountains, lush green forests, paddy fields, parks and sleepy villages, Sri Lanka offers a plethora of opportunities to the Keen hikers and trekkers. The highlands of Sri Lanka with virgin rain forests, sacred mountains, lush tea gardens and plains filled with rare birds and insects coupled with mild temperatures and welcoming smiles of the villagers provide the ideal setting to an unforgettable walking experience.

Sinharaja Rainforest that comprises of a progression of edges, valleys and mountain crests offers a few trails sprinkled by tumbling cascades and streams for climbing and trekking. Additionally, home for countless fauna and flora of which, many are endemic.

The novel area has brought about Belihul Oya being the zone of most noteworthy biodiversity in Sri Lanka. The awesome landscapes of the territory manage the cost of a wide assortment and trekking and climbing trails over the slopes, through the wildernesses and paddy fields.

The trek to Bamarakanda Falls, the tallest cascade in Sri Lanka that takes 8 hours start at an elevation of 1790 meters tumbles to 1200 meters goes through the rich green good country mountains, foggy falls, and streams. At the summit of the exquisite cascade is another littler cascade with a vast pool in a beautiful foundation.

A standout amongst the most mainstream climbing trails around Ella is this reasonably difficult half-day climb with astoundingly remunerating perspectives. It merits taking off right on time (no later than 9am) to maintain a strategic distance from the warmth and evening precipitation showers. This is a somewhat progressively entangled climb with practically zero signage en route. Moreover, neighborhood touts endeavor to lead climbers off track so as to procure a couple of rupees for putting them right once more!

This is a standout amongst the least prominent climbing trails around Ella, however offers probably the most exceptional perspectives. We recommend purchasing an agreeable perception class train ticket (1,000 LKR) from Ella Railway station and taking the train to Idalgashinna (1hr 20min). From that point, climb back along the tracks back to Haputale. The perspectives over the encompassing slopes, tea manors and neighborhood towns are unrivaled.

Where you will be starting the trek through home spice gardens, vegetable fields, rice fields, tea plantation, pigmy forests and plateaus. The trek is approximately about 8 kms one way and its 16 kms in total. At the end of the trail you would be able to swim at a base of a nice waterfall. You are expected to encounter with species such as Deer, Barking deer, Deer monkey and various types of Lizards. In this trek you will be climbing from 1200 ft to 1850 ft. On the way back you will be able to do some bird watching. Then you will be transferred back to Kandy by 6 pm.

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