Pekoe Trail Stage 13 - Haputale to St. Catherine’s

Stage 13 of the Pekoe Trail is from Haputale to St. Catherine’s (Lipton’s Seat).

This hike is a distance of 13.48 kilometres.

The famous Lipton’s Seat, one of the most popular attractions near to Haputale, is a short walk from this stage of the trail.

You can see the section at The Pekoe Trail Official Website.

This section is closest to GlenMyu Estate which is a comfortable place to stay whilst hiking this part of the Pekoe Trail.

If you want to read more about Lipton’s Seat please read our blog post.

Here are some photos that one of our guests took when they went to Lipton’s Seat in April 2023.

If you want to read more about Lipton’s Seat please visit our Blog Post.

Looking forward to hiking Stage 13 of the Pekoe Trail

As the Pekoe Trail is a newly opened hiking path, we at GlenMyu Estate, have noted the opportunity to experience the hike.

We plan to hike the sections closest to GlenMyu Estate and will add photos, videos and a commentary on our experience in future months.

Canvassing our guests

As our guests tackle the stages of the Pekoe Trail we will ask them for their advice and information to share with others planning their hikes.

We look forwards to building a good level of data and knowledge, especially for Stages 12, 13 & 14 which are closest to GlenMyu Estate

Update July 2023 - Our first guests to tackle this stage of the Pekoe Trail.

We were delighted that in July 2023 we had our first guests that tackled the Pekoe Trail between Haputale and Lipton’s Seat. 
They had a great day and found the hike quite tiring. It rained a little at the end of the hike but they really enjoyed their day. 

Our guests parked their car in Haputale and hired a Tuk Tuk to take them back to pick up their car at the end of their hike.

We were delighted when they sent the following photographs of their hike.

Why stay at GlenMyu Estate when hiking stage 13?

It is a great place to re-energise after a long days hike is GlenMyu Estate which is close to Beragala and Haputale.

A dip in the Natural Spring Fed Infinity Swimming Pool is a great way to ease those muscles.

There are 3 bedrooms with private bathrooms which have spectacular views towards Udawalawe Reservoir and the Southern coast.
A comfortable kingsize bed with a view of the hills below is a place where you can really relax in luxury.

Great food to provide sustenance for the next leg of the Pekoe Trail

Dining in the early evening with meals prepared by owner Ru will be a perfect end to the day. 

Please visit our website to see our food menus.

 Book directly by contacting us on WhatsApp or Email.

Alternatively we are on and Airbnb.

One day is never enough

We find that most guests do not want to leave after one, two or three days.

Great temperatures

At an elevation off around 1,000 metres the climate is more akin to a summer in the UK. There is no need for air-conditioning and we find that our guests hardly use the overhead fan in the bedroom.

Where are we? How far are we from Stage 13?

We are located 14 kilometres from Haputale (around 30 minutes drive).

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More information about the Pekoe Trail

If you want to find out more about the Pekoe Trail please click here and visit our Blog Post.

Other Hikes Near to GlenMyu Estate.

Perhaps you would also be interested in a hike around the UNESCO heritage site Horton Plains National Park?

The Hike is around 1 hour 15 minutes/30 minutes drive from GlenMyu Estate.

If you want to read our Blog Post about Horton Plains National Park, Lesser World’s End, Greater World’s End and Bakers fall click HERE.

Watch the first Ultra Marathon on the Pekoe Trail here.

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