9 km of the Pekoe Trail Stage 12 - Haputale To Idalgashinna.

9 kilometres of the Pekoe Trail Stage 12 – Haputale to Idalgashinna.

Our guests hiked part of the new Pekoe Trail in December 2023. 

GlenMyu Estate is located close to stages 12, 13 and 14 of the Pekoe Trail.
It is ideal for those who want to stay in a comfortable boutique B & B which serves fabulous food crafted by Ru.

Plans change for the better.

Our guests originally wanted to hike stage 13 of the Pekoe Trail from Haputale to St Catherine.

However, as there had been a lot of rain in Sri Lanka (more than usual) during October, November and early December this trail would be too slippery.

We has sourced a local guide who has trekked these paths for many years and seemed his advice.
He recommended hiking part of stage 12 of the Pekoe Trail starting in Haputale.

By hiking 8-9 kilometres from Haputale to Idalgashinna Railway station he advised that it would be an easier part of the route and more comfortable for our guests.

As Haputale is only twenty minutes drive from GlenMyu Estate, then it is a convenient starting point.

An early start.

Our guests had a small breakfast before leaving GlenMyu Estate around 7.30 a.m. so they has something to keep them going.

We also provided them with some extra breakfast items that they could eat on their way at one of the rest points.

A Tuk Tuk took them to Haputale which costs LKR 1,500.

A local guide - led by an expert.

We had arranged the local guide, Thila, to meet our guests at Haputale Railways station to start the 9 kilometres hike to Idalgashinna.

The guide fee for the hike was LKR 8,000.

The 9 kilometre hike from Haputale to Idalgashinna

The hike took 4 hours with plenty of stops for photos and rest.

The train ride from Idalgashinna to Haputale.

After completing the hike the guests took a train from Idalgashinna to Haputale.
Unfortunately they could not get a seat as it was quite busy being the start of the main tourist season.

The train ticket cost was minimal and it took forty minutes.

Costs for this experience.

Here is a breakdown of the cost for the 9 kilometre hike of the Pekoe Trail Stage 12 from Haputale to Idalgashinna.

All prices are in Sri Lankan Rupees at December 2023 and do not include additional tips.

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1,500 Tuk Tuk from GlenMyu to Haputale
8,000 Guide fee
500 Train from Idalgashinna to Haputale
1,500 Tuk Tuk from Haputale to GlenMyu Estate.

12,500 – Total Cost.

A strong recommendation from our guests.

Our guests advised that getting a guide to take you on the hike is essential.

Some of the pathways were overgrown and some had been affected by the inclement weather. Thila has been walking these pathways for many years and can navigate you around any obstacles.

He also was able to give a commentary on the plants that you see on the way and also any interesting landmarks.

In our opinion, this really add colour to your hike.

We a can plan your trip.

We, at GlenMyu Estate are happy to help you plan your hike. Now that our guests are happy with Thila we can arrange the guide and the transport to and from Haputale Station.
Thila also has experience of the complete Pekoe Trail and therefore he can help you navigate the other stages.

Stay at GlenMyu Estate to explore the Sri Lankan Hill Country

A stay at GlenMyu Estate as you explore the Sri Lankan Hill Country and enjoy experiences including the Pekoe Trail.

We only have three bedrooms and you will need to book early during the peak holiday season.

The estate is usually within an hours drive of the major sightseeing locations such as Nine Arch Bridge, Ella Town, Upper Diyaluma Waterfall, Lipton’s Seat, Bambarakanda Waterfall and many more,

GlenMyu Estate is listed on Booking.com and Airbnb.
Contact us by the WhatsApp button on our website for direct booking rates.

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