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Local Walk around Bandarawela

This walk takes you through the daily life of the Sri Lankan, See them silently toil the land, come rain or shine. Gently make your way over the hills taking a close look at the Local Vegetable Gardens. See the fresh vegetables that make, Sri Lankan people so healthy, you’ll be surely tempted to sample the produce. Locals work relentlessly tending to the Paddy as you wind your way through their environment. The tour takes about three hours returns to the Hotel, OR You can have a lunch in a local house and walk back to your hotel after lunch the walk will be about 3, Hours

The Tea Trails

Tea production is one of the main sources of foreign exchange for Sri Lanka and accounts for Employments directly or indirectly, over 1 million people, and in 1995 directly employed 215,338 on tea plantations and estates. Sri Lanka is the world’s fourth-largest producer of tea. In 1995, it was the world’s leading exporter of

The humidity, cool temperatures, and rainfall of the country’s central highlands provide a climate that favors the production of high-quality tea. The industry was introduced to the country in 1867 by James Taylor, a British planter who arrived in 1852.

The major tea growing areas are Kandy and Nuwara Eliya in Central ProvinceBadullaBandarawela and Haputale

Sri Lanka’s hill district is carpeted with beautiful terraced tea plantations. Perhaps the most famous is Lipton Tea’s original plantation near Haputale, which still grows and sells a variety of teas

A visit to sri lanka is not complete without visiting a tea plantation the tea trail is one of the best experience the clients can have about the tea plantation  The tea trails is a walk about four to five hours it is walking in the most beautiful tea plantation with very nice landscape and panoramic view and a good experience for the High tea country and the panorama that Sri Lanka can offer also you will see the tea ladies plucking tea all day from 8 am to 4 pm rain or shine  and also you will join the tea ladies to pluck some tea for an half an hour and you will visit one of the tea ladies house for a cup of Tea, and you will have a picnic in the tea plantation and you will meet only locals not a tourists

Please see the video and Blog about tea trails

TREKKING THROUGH A TEA PLANTATION IN SRI LANKA

 

 

Forest Walk in the natural forest and man-made forest

Walking through various types of forests, not experienced by everyday tourists, Eucalyptus Forest, Rain Forest, and Pine Forest & Natural Forest. Walk through the Tea Plantations of this Beautiful hill country and see Sri Lanka at its best. And one of the most beautiful Views of north and south can be seen in this walk.This walk is 6 hours We will have Picnic on the way in the nature

Ella Rock & Village Trek

Starting from Railway station and walk sometime in the railway line and then in a village and walk thru the man-made forest with a very nice view to the Ella rock and from there we walk to a hillside tea plantation village then down to paddy fields and vegetable allotments. We will have Picnic on the Ella rock with one of the panoramic view you can see in sri lanka

 

Sri Lanka Highest Waterfall

The water fall trekking to babarakanda falls the highest fall in Sri Lanka through a path in the mountain with panoramic view in the tea plantation and tea plantation villages and we will go to a small and beautiful water fall in the forest where we will swim and have a picnic in the water fall and have a rest and walk to the highest water fall Bambarakanda. The walk is about 4 hours to get to the waterfall.

Kirigalpoththa Mountain and Horton Plains

 

The Kirigalpoththa Mountain hike gives you a chance to climb up Kirigalpoththa, the second tallest mountain in Sri Lanka, starting from Horton Plains National Park. Feel the exhilaration of hiking up the mountain by a single overgrown trail with Several Difficult hiking and mountaineering sections. Pass through scenic grass plains, cloud forests, bogs and steep rocky surfaces. Discover the exceedingly beautiful nature and varied wildlife in Horton Plains and Kirigalpoththa. Enjoy lunch surrounded by the mountains. Take photographs of the best views.
A 7km hike That is the tour start from Ell,Haputale or Bandarawela
At 5:30 am. About one and half hour driving to the gate a starting point, you’ll be passing through Horton Plains National Park, a protected area in Pattipola Which is one of the most famous tourist destination of Sri Lanka. The park’s entrance fee is included in your hiking package. The Horton Plains National Park has a variety of mammals such as Sambar, chevrotain, wild boar, fishing cat, purple-faced langurs and many others. As one of the Important Bird Areas of Sri Lanka It also has a large numbers of bird species, including some rare and endemic. If you are quiet enough you might get to see some of them. You will also pass through a section of the park with many springs, which mark the birth of some of the Largest rivers of the country.
After sometime on the trail you will find yourself climbing up Kirigalpoththa. Standing at 2388m tall, it is the second tallest mountain in the countryside. It is a translation of the tallest mountain in Sri Lanka, Which the public are allowed to climb. The entire trek is approximately 7km long and takes about five to six hours to hike. The terrain and weather can be treacherous and cause Difficulties, you will have to pass through bogs, swamps and high undergrowth, and creditors over rivers or cross slippery rock surfaces. Do not stray from the trail that your hiking guide leads you on.
You can have breaks anywhere you like, you will be Reaching the summit by Noon to enjoy the panoramic views spread out like a feast for your eyes. After a photograph session, you will be having a picnic lunch
Once lunch is completed, you will be returning using the same trail That you used EARLIER. Up to the gate from the gate you will take the transport to the next destination

Sri Lanka Trek

Sri Lanka Trek

Trekking to Small Adam’s Peak & Nine Arches Bridge (Ella)

If you know Sri Lanka you’ll know all about Adam’s Peak but you may not have heard of Little Adam’s Peak (Mini Adam’s Peak or Small Adam’s Peak)
Little Adam’s Peak is just one of it. The eye catching, jaw dropping and conspicuous peak is the one not to miss, situated in Ella, Sri Lanka, it has been attracting tourists for a long time now. The reason for its popularity is the amazing view that never fails to attract and impress the visitors.
Walk over the famous Nine Arches Bridge with its rampant history. The hike to the Demodara Railway Station
This mountain has an elevation of 1141 m above sea level, and gains its name from its similarity of style to the famous Adam’s Peak, the fifth tallest mountain in Sri Lanka. The summit of the mountain has great panoramic views, especially in the morning When You will be hiking. After spending sometime at the top, you will be returning to the base. The entire climb up and down will take two hours
After you will hike cross country for 40 minutes through some woods to reach the Nine Arches Bridge. This incredible historical viaduct built Entirely from stone, bricks and cement (with no steel) was created in the British era of Sri Lanka. It spans a space of over 300 feet and has a height of approximately 100 feet. You will be able walk along the railroad passing over the bridge, and listen to your hiking guide explain the history and stories about the Nine Arches. You Can Also get some excellent photographs and create some memories.
Continuing on you will hike another 40 minutes along the railroad till you reach the Demodara Railway Station. This station has a unique architectural design, hailing from the British Colonial Era. The railway line loops back around to enter a tunnel running below the railway station. This coil loop allows the trains to go through the same location twice. You will be finishing your hike at this interesting location, the Demodara Railway Station, from the railway station take the transport back to Ella Or anywhere your next destination

 

Kalupahana, Bambarakanda, Devil’s Staircase’Trekking

 

This tour offers you the opportunity to hike on one of the most famous hiking in Sri Lanka, ‘The Devil’s Staircase’. This rather ominous sounding trail is one of the toughest in the country and is attempted only by the most experienced hikers.
A harsh 18km trail from Bambarakanda Falls, to Ohiya near the Horton Plains. All hikes start at 8:30am. Enjoy lunch on the trail. You will be spending approximately 7 hours of solid hiking over rough terrain in the hills. Get to see Bambarakanda Waterfalls, the tallest waterfall of Sri Lanka,
The trail will pass by abandoned estates, beautiful rolling hills covered in fields of green tea, bubbling streams and at least one waterfall Lanka Falls. Bambarakanda Waterfalls is the tallest in Sri Lanka, falling down a height of 263m. you will also come across some awe-striking views as you hike along the broken roads, and barely visible trails. Your hike includes photography sessions to preserve your memories of these views.
The entire hike is 15 km long, and you will be having a rest stop anywhere you like. You will also be stopping for a picnic lunch along the way. Your lunch will consist of Sandwiches of two kinds pancake with coconut sugar, along with some seasonal fruits for dessert. You will be enjoying lunch surrounded by nature.
Your hiking package includes a tour guide who will show you the best sights Your hike will be approximately 7 hours long without including the rest stops and breaks.

TREKKING THROUGH THE MISTY MOUNTAIN AND FOREST
Two Nights and three days trekking
The Tea trails

The tea trails is a walk about four to five hours it is walking in the most beautiful tea plantation with very nice landscape and panoramic view and a good experience for the High tea country and the panorama that Sri Lanka can offer also you will see the tea ladies plucking tea all day from 8 am to 4 pm rain or shine and also you will join the tea ladies to pluck some tea for an half an hour and you will visit o9ne of the tea ladies house for a cup of Tea, and you will have a picnic in the tea plantation and you will meet only local people not a tourists

Forest trekking

Walking through various types of forests, not experienced by everyday tourists, Eucalyptus Forest, Rain Forest, Pine Forest & Natural Forest. Walk through the Tea Plantations of this Beautiful hill country and see Sri Lanka at its best. And one of the most beautiful Views of north and south can be seen in this walk. Ant it will take about 6 Hours over night we stay in a lodge called Misty Mountain lodge in a remote tea plantation the view from the Lodge is very beautiful as it directly sits looking toward a nice view point. On arrival, you will be served a warm Tea with a smile. The cook, care taker and your trekking guide will ensure that your stay here will be pleasant one by going that extra mile. Dinner with Sri Lankan rice and curry and also you can join the cook to prepare the meal.

Sri Lanka Highest Waterfall

After breakfast walk to babarakanda falls the highest fall in Sri Lanka through a path in the mountain with panoramic view in the tea plantation and tea plantation villages and we will be passing through an area called “Devil’s staircase” a very narrow with three hair pin bends and at the end of this the tea estate the scenery come more fascinating will go At this point we will descend to a waterfall called “Lanka Falls” in the forest where you would be able to swim and have a cold bath in the natural pool at the base of the waterfall. And we will have a picnic meal lunch and have a rest and walk to the highest water fall Bambarakanda. The walk is about 4 hours to get to the waterfall. . The walk is about 4 to 5 hours to get to the waterfall. Also if you wish you can have a swim at the base of the waterfall.

Cost For this program
This is for :-
2 nights’ accommodation in a Guest House or Bungalow
Picnic Lunch during treks
Professional trekking guide
Local transport during the trek
Entrance fee

Trekking Through the Misty Mountain & HORTON Plane-Words End
Two Nights and three days trekking
Forest trekking

Walking through various types of forests, not experienced by everyday tourists, Eucalyptus Forest, Rain Forest, Pine Forest & Natural Forest. Walk through the Tea Plantations of this Beautiful hill country and see Sri Lanka at its best. And one of the most beautiful Views of north and south can be seen in this walk. Ant it will take about 6 Hours over night we stay in a lodge called Misty Mountain lodge in a remote tea plantation the view from the Lodge is very beautiful as it directly sits looking toward a nice view point. On arrival, you will be served a warm Tea with a smile. The cook, care taker and your trekking guide will ensure that your stay here will be pleasant one by going that extra mile. Dinner with Sri Lankan rice and curry and also you can join the cook to prepare the meal.

Horton Plains National Park & of World’s End and Baker’s fall

 

After early breakfast, we track an hour to whir we meet our transport to Horton’s plane the drive is about 30 minutes and we track in the park about 3 hours and back to the entrance and take back the transport about 15 minutes and track to the lodge in a forest and tea plantation with panoramic view
Horton Plains National Park is a protected area in the central highlands of Sri Lanka and is covered by Montana grassland and cloud forest. This plateau at an altitude of 2,100–2,300 metres (6,900–7,500 ft) is rich in biodiversity and many species found here are endemic to the region. This region was designated a national park in 1988. It is also a popular tourist destination.

The Horton Plains are the headwaters of three major Sri Lankan rivers, the Mahaweli, Kelani, and Walawe. In Sinhala the plains are known as Maha Eliya Plains. Stone tools dating back to Balangoda culture have been found here. The plains’ vegetation is grasslands interspersed with montane forest, and includes many endemic woody plants. Large herds of Sri Lankan sambar deer feature as typical mammals, and the park is also an Important Bird Area with many species not only endemic to Sri Lanka but restricted to the Horton Plains. Forest dieback is one of the major threats to the park and some studies suggest that it is caused by a natural phenomenon. The sheer precipice of World’s End and Baker’s Falls are among the tourist attractions of the park.
Horton Plains is located on the southern plateau of the central highlands of Sri Lanka. The peaks of Kirigalpoththa (2,389 metres (7,838 ft)) and Thotupola Kanda (2,357 metres (7,733 ft)), the second and the third highest of Sri Lanka, are situated to the west and north respectively. The park’s elevation ranges from 2,100–2,300 metres (6,900–7,500 ft). The rocks found in the park belong to the Archaean age and belong to the high series of the Precambrian era and are made up of Khondalites, Charnockites and granitic gneisses. The soil type is of the red-yellow podsolic group and the surface layer is covered with decayed organic matter

 

Sri Lanka Highest Waterfall

After breakfast walk to Babarakanda falls the highest fall in Sri Lanka through a path in the mountain with panoramic view in the tea plantation and tea plantation villages and we will be passing through an area called “Devil’s staircase” a very narrow with three hair pin bends and at the end of this the tea estate the scenery come more fascinating will go At this point we will descend to a waterfall called “Lanka Falls” in the forest where you would be able to swim and have a cold bath in the natural pool at the base of the waterfall. And we will have a picnic meal lunch and have a rest and walk to the highest water fall Bambarakanda. The walk is about 4 hours to get to the waterfall. . The walk is about 4 to 5 hours to get to the waterfall. Also if you wish you can have a swim at the base of the waterfall.

Cost For this program
This is for :-
2 nights’ accommodation in a Guest House or Bungalow
Picnic Lunch during treks
Professional trekking guide
Local transport during the trek
Entrance fee

Two-day village trek with Buddhist Temple stay & village life

Day-1
After breakfast we drive to for an Hour and get to the starting point. And in the same point we visit to a very old Buddhist temple and continue the track. This is the best walk for bird lovers this walk meanders through wonderful natural forests of Sri Lanka and beautiful paddy fields; see the country folk at work. And we will cross a very long old bridge in the forest and going down to the river where we will have a picnic and a rest on the river bank than we will go up to the village in the black paper plantation, This Trek takes about 6 hours and we will stay overnight in the village temple, and the village is a very remote most of the people are farmers and they grow Rice and vegetables also Black papers we will walk in the black paper gardens rice fields vegetable grows and in the village
In the temple you will meet the Buddhist Monks who live in the temple and one of the monk will Contac the Puja (Meditation) in the temple for you and you will light the coconut oil lamps
And in the evening we will make a meditation in the temple and the dinner is a village style rice and curry in a house near by the temple

Day-2
After the breakfast in the village house we continue our walk in the paddy field and in the village and come to the river and cross the very long hanging Bridge and also we go down to the river may be we will have a cold bath in the river from the river we climb and climb to a tea plantation on the climb we will pass the vegetable grow and black paper plantation and pass some villages and we will have a picnic on the tea plantation and continue to the bus stop in a town

Cost For this program
This is for :-
1, nights’ accommodation in a Guest House or Bungalow
Picnic Lunch during treks
Professional trekking guide
Local transport during the trek
Entrance fee

Cup of Tea

A Day Plucking Tea with the Tea Ladies

 

 

When you do the trekking one night you will stay in the Misty Mountain Lodge in tea plantation and Experience a day as a Real Tea Plucker in Sri Lanka! Would you like to know more in depth about tea leaf and to be able to distinguish which one has a better quality and which one isn’t? Then this is your chance to get to learn that and much more. Live a day together with the tea plucking ladies of the village
As the first step for the manufacturing of quality Ceylon tea, approximately 300,000 estate workers in Sri Lanka pluck millions of tea leaves by hand every day. This largely counts to maintaining the best quality tea in Sri Lanka compared to other countries where the tea is plucked by machines.
When the tea is plucked by hand, only the bud and the two leaves are plucked, which have the flavor and aroma. When the plucking is done by machines, most of the time a lot of coarse leaves and a few twigs too would be mixed, which add bulk but not flavor to the tea.
After plucking the tea is taken straight to the muster sheds to weigh in under first-rate supervision, and then the teas are brought to the factory where they are withered by means of large blowers.
In order to bring out the juice of the leaves, the leaves are cut and a fermentation process begins. Great precision is needed to keep the correct temperature, humidity and specially the fermentation times need to be controlled. Failing to follow these guidelines will make the flavor disappear. The tea leaves are fired to retain the flavor after the fermentation process is complete and would be dried to bring out the qualities.

2 thoughts on “Trekking Programs

  1. Berthold Dörrich

    Hi, we’re a family of 4 (2 adults + 2 teenage girls of 16) and are planning a trip to Sri Lanka this coming December. We’re not experienced hikers but are thrilled from what we read on your website and would like to experience some of your nature, forests, waterfalls and tea plantations.

    Our trip itinerary so far sees us arriving at Nuwara Eliya coming from Kandy on the afternoon of Dec 26. From there we plan to continue by train to Ella on the morning of Dec 28, where we then plan to stay overnight and leave on Dec 30.

    Would such an itinerary make sense from your POV and how would a trekking experience with you fit in there? Which of your tours would you recommend for us?

    Thanks for getting back to us so we can fit a treck with you in to our plans.

    Kind regards,

    Berthold

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