The Pekoe Trail - Stage 19

Stage 19 of the Pekoe Trail is an 18.6 km hike from Ettampitiya to Loonuwatte, Sri Lanka.

The 300 km hike starts in Kandy and and make your way to Nuwara Eliya, passing through Haputale, Hatton and Ella.

It has 22 stages in total and the distances in each stage varies between 9.38 km (stage 14) to a maximum of 18.6 km. Stage 19 is the longest part of the hike.

More about the new Pekoe Trail.

The Pekoe Trail is part of the European Union’s 5.7 million Euro support for Sri Lanka’s national tourism strategy.

Also, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) also provided approximately $787,000  to support the trail.

Hiking Apps to help you navigate the Pekoe Trail.

The official Pekoe Trails website recommends that you use either All Trails, Outdoor Active or Wikiloc to help you navigate the trail.

Stage 19 is yet to be completed via the Outdoor Active App (April 2023) – Maybe you can be  the first!

Outdoor Active Stage 19 of the Pekoe Trail – not yet available.

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Why hike the Pekoe Trail? This video gives you lots of reasons why to tackle at least some of the 22 stages.

An Ultra Marathon has already been completed by Hong Kong resident Hyun Chang Chung. He completed the 300km trail in 59 hours!

Where should I stay in between stages.

At the current time of writing (May 2023) there are no recommendations on the official Pekoe Trail website. In future we will update this article once a recommended list of accommodation is published.

GlenMyu Estate - good for stages 12 to 16 of the Pekoe Trail

3 Kingsize Double Bedrooms with Spectacular Views
2 Spacious Lounges with views over the hills below the house
A Natural Spring-Fed Infinity Swimming Pool
5 Acres of land to explore

Delicious bespoke meals freshly prepared by the host
A selection of places to dine

A place to relax and be closer to nature

Within reach of the following tourist sites

Diyaluma Waterfall and Upper Diyaluma Pools
Horton Plains National Park – Mini Worlds End, Worlds End and Bakers Falls
Adisham Bungalow
Lipton Seat
Dambetenna Tea Factory
Bambarakanda Waterfall
Thangamale Bird Sanctuary
Ella Town: 9 Arch Bridge, Little Adams Peak & Ravanna Waterfall

GlenMyu Estate
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