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Trekking In Knuckles

This one’s a trek-based experience. We’re in the Central Highlands. Your host will take you...

Kandy, Central Province

This one’s a trek-based experience. We’re in the Central Highlands. Your host will take you through a carefully-planned route, on foot, to absorb the uniqueness of the Knuckles range and habitat.


An avid outdoorsman and a naturalist of repute, your host sets the tone for this one. Trekking through Knuckles, you probably won’t see many others along this path. It is untouched, and so it is treasured by scientists and anthropologists from all parts. The biodiversity here is rich and varied. Plus, some of the earliest settlers to this island landmass are said to have inhabited these parts. The importance of this place sets in slowly. There are 40 or so relatively unknown villages amidst these rugged hills and mountains. The terrain here is home to creatures and plant life not found anywhere else on Earth. Many prefer to take in this trek experience between March-April or June-August. The rains come less frequently in these months. Oh, and you can choose from a half day (8km) or full day (18km) trek. The remoteness of this locale and its distinct landscape make this a must-have experience.


Put your feet up in the evening once you get back to the hotel. There’ll surely be plenty to talk about after this one-of-a-kind experience.


Includes : Refreshments, guide, porter, lunch.
Times : Starts at 0600 hours & ends at 1430 hours. (Approx. 8.5 hours)
Children : Suitable for intrepid children.
To wear/bring : Trainers/hiking boots, coat.

What to Know Before you trvel


Knowledge and expertise can make your holiday more canker free and fun filled.

Sri Lanka is a tropical island. Therefore, breathable cotton clothing would be ideal. White is considered a clean, pure colour especially when visiting religious sites. Ideally a pair of sturdy sneakers for treks would do whilst a pair of comfy flip flops would do for excursions and sandals would be perfect for the beach or for a casual walk.
Get permission from the proper people before visiting a sacred place. This might be a caretaker, holy person, elder, or the governing agency affiliated with the site. Be aware that even after attaining permission from a governing agency you may be offending indigenous people who may not have jurisdiction over their own sacred sites.
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01.A person may bring any sum of money in foreign currencies into Sri Lanka. This sum could be in TCs, Bank drafts or currency notes. However, if the total of such sum exceeds US$ 15,000, such sum should be declared to the Sri Lanka Customs.

02. If a person wishes to take out from Sri Lanka any sum in exceeds of US$ 5000 in currency notes out of the sum brought in as per (1) above, such person should declare the entirety of the sum brought in, even if it is less than US$ 15,000.
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