The Pekoe Trail Stage 22

The Pekoe Trail’s Stage 22 is the final section of the 300 kilometre Trail from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya. It is a 10.81 kilometre hike and takes you to Sri Lanka’s “Little England”.

Nuwara Eliya is known as the “Little England” of Sri Lanka due to its’ colder climate and colonial style bungalows.
The town in the misty Central Hills of Sri Lanka at and an elevation of 1,868 metres.

Historically, Nuwara Eliya’s once was a retreat for colonial planters and high-society. Even now there is a season to travel to Nuwara Eliya to avoid the heat of Colombo when the sun is directly over Sri Lanka.

Where is Nuwara Eliya located?

Who is behind the Pekoe Trail

The Pekoe Trail is part of the European Union’s 5.7 million Euro (LKR 2.2 billion) support for Sri Lanka’s national tourism strategy.

In addition, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) also provided approximately $787,000 (approximately LKR 283 million) to support the trail.

What will I see on this stage of the Pekoe Trail?

At this time we have not walked this stage of the Pekoe Trail however there are some Meta Posts from hikers that have. We will update this article with commentary, pictures and videos of our hike when we have completed the trek.

Here is a recap of Marc Ramsey’s trek through stages 16, 17, 18, 22, and 12 of the new Pekoe Trail in Sri Lanka

Are there Hiking Apps that will help me navigate the trail?

The Pekoe Trail Official website recommend the following Hiking Apps

All Trails – Stage 22

Outdoor Active – Stage 22

Wikiloc – Stage 22

Places to stay along the Pekoe Trail

At present there is not list of recommended accommodation on the Pekoe Trail. When this is published we will add the link to this article so that you can plan your adventure.

GlenMyu Estate is located close to Haputale and therefore is in reach of several of the stages of the Pekoe Trail. 

GlenMyu Estate - great for stages 12,13,14,15,16,& 17 of the Pekoe Trail

A stay in the Sri Lankan Hill Country.

What will I find at GlenMyu Estate?

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

Where is GlenMyu Estate?

An Ultra Marathon on the Pekoe Trail

Yes, it’s already been done!

Hyun Chang Chung, a 49 year old runner from Hong Kong completed the 22 stages of the 300 kilometre trail in 58 hours.

You can read more are the following article.

Here is a Video about the Ultra Marathon.

There is some more information about the Pekoe Trail in the following video by Travel Guru.

GlenMyu Estate
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