There is an amazing diversity in such a compact nation. Equipped with a stellar combination of scenery, culture and history, a growing focus on sustainable tourism and a more settled society, Sri Lanka is on the radar for curious travellers seeking unique experiences.

ARRIVAL  Kandy, Sri Lanka
DEPARTURE  Kandy, Sri Lanka
DAYS 5
INCLUSIONS
Leech socks Accommodation
Air conditioned  car Tour leaders
Activities as mentioned Bottled water and refreshments
Meals as mentioned Licences and govt taxes
EXCLUSIONS
Travel Insurance
Flights
Laundry
Alcohol
Shopping

Trip Highlights:

  • Visit to the Sacred Temple of Tooth Relic
  • Hiking through the Knuckles Mountain Range
  • Tropical forests and evergreen jungles
  • Local and healthy food all along
  • Professional guides & local experts
  • Exploring forested tracks and tribal settlements
  • Waterfalls, streams and river experiences
  • Pick up and drop from Kandy

Additional information

Group SizeMin 4 > Max 20
Best SeasonMarch – December
1

Day 1: Kandy

Arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport. You will be met by our representative and will be transferred towards Kandy – the last royal capital city of Sri Lanka.  Kandy is rich for its cultural diversity and is famous for the temple of Tooth Relic and many sacred Buddhist sites. Enroute, you have the option to visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Overnight at Kandy.

Walking Distance : ~ Nil  //  Overnight : Hotel //  Meals :  – / – / D

2

Day 2: Illukumbura

Early Morning, you have the option to visit the Temple of the Tooth relic – a temple that is magnificent & highly venerated by the people of the island. Check-out after breakfast and transfer to the trek start point at Illukumbra, 2 hour drive from Kandy. We will start our hike from Illukumbra towards the Manigala Mountain Ranges. We will trek through the lush montane evergreen forest along the Knuckles valley, until we reach the top of the Manigala Mountain. Once we reach the top, you can enjoy the spectacular 360 degree view of the Knuckles mountain ranges. We will spend some time on top before trekking back to our campsite. Overnight stay at Manigala camp.

Walking Distance : ~ 8 Kms  // Overnight :  Campsite (dome tents) //  Meals :  B / L / D

3

Day 3: Knuckles Range

Today, we will be trekking from Manigala. We will be walking through the lush evergreen rainforest along the Knuckles mountain ranges. After few kilometres of climb through the forest, we will trek down the valley and will be walking along the shores of Kalu Ganga River. While on the trek, you also have the option to take a quick dip in the river. We will also be crossing few streams and waterfalls before reaching our campsite.  Overnight stay at the camp.

Walking Distance : ~ 16 Kms  // Overnight : Campsite (dome tents)  //  Meals :  B / L / D

4

Day 4: Knuckles Range

We will leave our camp after breakfast, and will start trek towards Bhanalla.  We will be following the forest tracks and will be walking through the forest valley. Enroute the trek we will visit an isolated family living in the forest for over 40 years.  We will continue our trek till we break for lunch near Pathana Waterfalls – a beautiful waterfall deep inside the forest. Afterwards, we will continue our trek towards the north face of the Knuckles mountain range, until we reach a planters bungalow situated 1,000 meters above sea level with stunning views of the knuckles mountain ranges. Overnight stay at Sir John’s Bungalow.

Walking Distance : ~ 14 Kms  // Overnight : Forest Bungalow //  Meals :  B / L / D

5

Day 5: Depart to Kandy

Depart after breakfast and transfer to Kandy.

Walking Distance : ~ Nil  //  Hotel : NA //  Meals :  B / – / –


Knuckles walking tour