Trekking and Hiking in Sri Lanka


With picturesque scenery and a temperate climate, the Hill Country of Sri Lanka offers excellent opportunities for Trekking and Hiking. In Nuwara Eliya, it is possible to go for short treks to Single Tree Hill or for a day-long hike to the village of Shantipura. Knuckles Range is also popular among hikers for its diverse terrain of grasslands, mountain peaks and streams. In addition, the town of Ella makes a superb base for scenic walks.

Horton Plains National Park, with trails looping through forests and past waterfalls, is a paradise for hikers. There is plenty of good hiking in the ridges and valleys of Sinharaja Forest Reserve as well visitors can hire knowledgeable guides at the Sinharaja Rest. Those seeking a more challenging hike can attempt Adam’s Peak.

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