The Pekoe Trail Stage 3

The Pekoe Trail Stage 3 is a 17.23 kilometre hike that takes you through tea fields and forests from Loolkandura to Thawalantenna.

What is the Pekoe Trail?

The Pekoe Trail is a new hiking trail from Kandy through to Nuwara Eliya in Sri Lanka. It encompasses 300 kilometres in 22 stages and takes in some beautiful scenery and 

Walking the Pekoe Trail, takes you through some of the finest ecology and mountain terrain in the South of Asia.

Marvel when you encouter across beautiful views as you walk by tea plantations, forests, rivers and paddy fields.

Sri Lanka is steeped in both culture and history. Your experience will be elevated as you meet local folk on the way and see how they live.

You will soon be aware that Sri Lankan’s always have a warm smile for visitors to the Country. They are proud to share how they live their lives to those who show an interest.

These videos give a taste of what you will experience on the Pekoe Trail.

A new trail funded by the european Union and USAID

Funding for the Pekoe Trail was from the European Union (Euros 5.7 million) and The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) contributed approximately US$787,000.

How do I navigate the Pekoe Trail?

The Official Pekoe Trail Website recommends that you use one of the following hiking apps:

All Trails
Outdoor Active

You can also look to hire a guide for the trail which should add to the experience as they should be able to point out areas of interest. They may also have a knowledge of the flora and fauna that you will see on your walk. There are some Facebook (Meta) groups that may be able to help you source a guide.

All Trails – Pekoe Trail Stage 2

Outdoor Active – Pekoe Trail Stage 2

Wikiloc – Pekoe Trail Stage 2

Where should I stay in between stages?

Presently there are no recommended lists of places to stay on the official Pekoe Trail website.

We will update this article when a recommended list is published.

However, there is a wide variety of places to stay to suit all types of budget in Sri Lanka. From Homestay and Hostels to B & B’s to Luxury Hotels you will be able to find something suitable for you. 

If you look at the usual hotel booking sites such as or Airbnb you will no doubt find something you like.

An option for Stages 12 -16 -GlenMyu Estate Hotel

Located around 12 kilometres from Haputale town, GlenMyu Estate is in a good location for several stages of the Pekoe Trail.

A comfortable place to stay and recover for a few days in between stages of your hike.

There are lots of reasons to choose GlenMyu Estate.

You will find:

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.

There are lots of places of interest to visit within reach of the Estate:

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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