Sri Lanka Hiking - 7 days round tour with 4 hikes
Sinharaja hiking - Kitulgala rafting - Adam's Peak climb - Highland Train - Horton Plains - Tea plantation- Knuckles trekking
This is the ultimate Sri Lanka hiking you can manage to pack into only one week! On foot, you will explore four different hiking and trekking areas. Combined, they represent all four regions that together form the island's two natural World Heritage Sites, namely (1) Sinharaja Rain Forest and (2) Central Highlands of Sri Lanka, the latter consisting of (a) Peak Wilderness, (b) Horton Plains, and (c) Knuckles range.
The tropical rain forest is the easier hike for a start. Later on, you will climb more than 4000 steps nocturnally to arrive on the summit of Adam's Peak just in time for the spectacular sunrise, the holiest moment on Sri Lanka joliest mountain. Afterwards, relax by enjoying a highland train ride and and an afternoon free in the cool climate of Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka's highest city. The next morning will be spend on Horton Plains for the classic hike to Little and Big Adam's Peak and Baker's Falls. In the afternoon you then proceed to Kandy and visit a tea factory on the way. The most challenging tour is the final 2-days trekking with an overnight stay at a camp in Knuckles Range, Sri Lanka's hiking and trekking destination number one. The tour starts and ends in Colombo or Negombo or at the International Airport.
For this tour, you need your luggage prepared: backpack for a 2-days trekking tour, warm clothes like a pullover, your own first-aid kit with your personal medicine, torches, repellents and protection against leeches in particular; travel insurance is recommended
Transfer from the airport to Negombo
- overnight stay in Negombo -
transfer to Weddagala
afternoon hiking in the Sinharaja Rain Forest
- overnight stay in Weddaggala -
crossing the valley of Kelani Ganga to enter the highlands
opportunity to experience a river rafting
mountain road along Lake Maskeliya
- overnight stay in Nallathanniya, formerly known as Deanston -
night climb of the Sacred Mountain Siri Pada (Adam's Peak")
for arrival prior to the sunrise ceremonies on the summit
transfer to Hatton
train ride along the most scenic section of Sri Lanka's tea highlands to Nanu Oya
relaxation in Nuwara Eliya
- overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya -
Classing Hiking Tour on Horton Plains in the morning
visit of a tea factory and plantation on the way to Kandy
- overnight stay in Kandy -
The next 2 days are spent on the Thangappuwa Trek in Knuckles Range.
Starting time will be 8.30 am in Kandy after breakfast.
Starting point of the trek is Urispaththuwa-Scolamuduna 40 km east of Kandy.
The hike of the first day will start around 9.30 or 10.00 am and is about after 14 km long.
Water and snacks and fruits will be provided between start and lunch
at a panoramic viewpoint after 4 km.
Local lunch packed will be served at a waterfall after another 6 km walking.
There is a bathing opportunity in a natural pool at the waterfall.
The lunch break will last about one or one and a half hours.
After another 4 km the camp will be reached around 4.00 pm.
The rest of the day is free to enjoy the untouched surroundings.
Tea will be served immediately after arrival.
Local-style Dinner, also included in the tour costs, will be served at a time of your choice.
A campfire will be sparked to warm you in this cool climate.
- camping overnight stay -
On the second day, you will start after breakfast at 8.00 am
for a more strenuous hike of about 22 km this day.
First, there will be a 2 km climb to a summit for a panoramic views,
the first and last parts of the climb are steep, but no roap is required.
In the flatter middle part, there will be a waterfall.
From the very top, 1.5 km of the same path has to be walked back.
Afterwards, the longer hike will lead to the Gomare side of Knuckles Range.
Lunch will be served on the way.
Yoo will reach the final point at around 3.30 or 4.00 pm.
At last, a 30 km Tuk Tuk drive will bring you to the A/C vehicle for pick-up.
The late return to Colombo will be around 8.00 pm
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