Trekking & Hiking

Our Popular Trekking & Hiking Options

Hanthana Mountain Range

The Hanthana Mountain Range lies in central Sri Lanka, south-west of the city of Kandy. It was declared as an environmental protection area in February 2010 under the National Environment Act. The maximum height of the range is 3800 ft. The mountain range consists of seven peaks. The highest one being the Uura Kanda. The range is a favourite destination among the mountain hikers in Sri Lanka. University of Peradeniya is situated adjacent to the Hanthana mountain range.

Knuckles Mountain Range

Knuckles Mountain Range as its name suggests, is formed in a shape of a human fist. Spreading over 234 sq km and bordering the Kandy and Matale Administrative Districts, Knuckles Mountain Range that consists of about 35 mountain peaks rising over 915 m is one of the most picturesque trekking and hiking sites of Sri Lanka. Though it isn’t very popular or recommended due to many leeches and extended duration.


One Day Trekking in Knuckles Mountain Range

Pick up point -
Any Hotel in Kandy City and around (time may change if other people join)
Starting Time -
6.00 A.M
Finish Time -
4.00 - 5.00 P.M.
Trekking distance -
10 km-17 km depending on the traveller’s choice

Options :

  1. Knuckles Mountain Range summit
  2. 7 waterfall and leopard rock view point trek
  3. View point trek with forest trail
  4. Foothills trek from last Kandian kings hideout village

One Day Trekking in Hanthana Mountain Range

Pick up point -
Any hotel from Kandy city and around (time may change if other people join)
Starting Time -
6.30 A.M
Finish Time -
Depending on the distance.
Trekking distance -
6 km- 10 km depending on your choice

  • Typically the trek starts from the pre-agreed point in Hanthana, after a briefing.
  • The Hanthana Mountain Range is ideal for bird watching.
  • You will be hiking among tea estates of the “Upper Lance” before reaching the Hanthana mountain range. After traversing the Hanthana range, you will come across a footpath leading to Kandy. This footpath is ideal to see the picturesque landscapes of the towns of Kandy, Galaha, and Peradeniya.
  • You will get a chance to visit the Sri Lanka Tea Industry Museum,(optional) After the museum stop, we will head back to the city.

Our trekking & hiking tours

01. One Day Programme with a Professional Tour Guide

  • Kandy to Knuckles mountain range
  • Kandy to Hanthana mountain range
  • Kandy to Bible rock
  • Trekking and walking through three temples (Lankathilaka, Gadaladeniya & Ambakka)

02. Historical Temples Trekking Programme (One selected option per day)

  • Galmaduwa temple
  • Three temples (Lankathilaka, Gadaladeniya & Ambakka)
  • Ranawana rajamaha viharaya

03. Nature Trails (One selected option per day)

  • Kandy to Sembuwatta & Hunnas Waterfalls
  • Kandy Udawatta Forest & Sanctuary
  • Hulu River Nature Walk & River bath

Things you need to know

  • Weather conditions
  • Suitable clothing depending on the weather conditions
  • Length of trek
  • Duration
  • Approximate altitude
  • Backpacking levels; access to essential services

(You will be given all the necessary info in advance)

What include :

  • Transport from Kandy to the Trek start point and return to Kandy
  • Professional Tour Guide who will take you through the trek
  • Packed lunch

(Trekking options may discuss with your guide in the morning)