Trekking the Pekoe Trail

14 days /13 nights

Sri Lanka’s Pekoe Trail is a 300km+ walking trail traversing the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka. It is made up of 22 stages, which can be completed in short sections, or as part of a multi-day experience taking visitors through an eclectic mix of hill towns, tea plantations, remote villages, sanctuaries, viewpoints, forests, and cultural and historical locations. The interconnecting trail demonstrates the island’s diversity, encourages sustainable travel and brings economic opportunity to rural communities in order to promote a more holistic traveller experience that embraces adventure, nature, wellness, and sustainability.

Our hotels located in and around Kandy and the Central Highlands work really well for those looking to experience this immersive trail. These include The Kandy House (within reach of stages 1 and 2), Camellia Hills (stages 6 to 9), Nine Skies (stages 15, 16 & 17) and Goatfell (stages 21 and 22). The stages can be walked independently (most are a leisurely hike), though active clients could also look to combine two stages in a day if time permits.

Below is a suggested route of how best to combine our hotels with the Pekoe Trail. We’ve added two nights onto the end of the trip at Wallawwa as there’s a lovely spa here for post-hike treatments and it is just 15 minutes’ drive from Colombo’s airport. Alternatively, you could add a few nights at a west coast beach hotel such as Kumu Beach or The Villa Bentota, or book your clients into Glenross Living, a boutique hotel amidst the lowland hills of west coast Kalutara, whose pool villas and wellness spa would make a fitting end to the trip.

Hotel NameDestinationDuration
The Kandy HouseKandy2 nights
Camellia HillsHatton3 nights
Nine SkiesDemodera, near Ella3 nights
GoatfellKandapola, Nuwara Eliya3 nights
WallawwaKotugoda, Colombo2 nights

TRIP Itinerary

Camellia Hills, Castlereagh Reservoir, near Hatton

Nine Skies, Demodera, near Ella

Goatfell, Kandapola, near Nuwara Eliya

Wallawwa, near Colombo & Colombo Airport

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