The Pekoe Trail Stage 4

The Pekoe Trail Stage 4 encompasses a 9.5 km hike from Thawalantenna to Kumbaloluwa in Sri lanka. Marvel at Waterfalls, forests & valleys..

What is the Pekoe Trail?

The Pekoe trail is a 22 stage, 300 kilomtre hike in Sri Lanka’s Central Highlands.

It starts in Kandy and you will make your way to Nuwara Eliya, passing through Haputale, Hatton and Ella.

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 $787,000.

The project was aimed at supporting Sri Lanka’s national tourism strategy.

What will I see on the Pekoe Trail?

The hiking trail takes you through some of the finest ecology and mountain terrain in the South of Asia.

You will come across beautiful vistas as you pass by tea plantations, forests, rivers and paddy fields.

The Country is steeped in culture and history and you will meet local people on the way and see how they live.

Sri Lankan’s always have a warm smile for visitors to the Country and they are proud to show it off to those who show an interest.

How long is each stage of the Pekoe Trail?

The length of the stages vary from just over 9 kilometres to 18 kilometres long. You can see the distance of each stage on the official Pekoe Trail Website.

How will I know where to go?

You can either tackle the Pekoe Trail with a guide or use one of the Hiking Apps recommended on the Official Pekoe Trail Website.

They are All Trails, Outdoor Active and Wikiloc.

There are Facebook (Meta) groups which are easily found where you can see other peoples experiences of their hikes. If you are looking for a guide it may be worth asking for recommendations on these sites.

All Trails – Pekoe Trail Stage 4.

Outdoor Active – Pekoe Trail Stage 4.

Wikiloc – Pekoe Trail Stage 4.

Here are some videos which give some more information abut the Pekoe Trail and hopefully will inspire you to get your boots on!

Are there recommended places to stay in between stages?

Unfortunately there is not a list of recommended places to stay on the Official Pekoe Trail Website at present. We will update this article as soon as we are aware that one has been issued.

In Sri Lanka you have a wide variety of types of accommodations to choose from for all types of budget.

There are lots to choose from on the usual hotel booking sites such as Booking.Com and Airbnb. 

Choose GlenMyu Estate Hotel.

GlenMyu Estate Hotel is located near to Haputale and therefore is in good proximity of stages 11 – 16 of the Pekoe Trail.

It is an ideal place to spend two for three days to rest in between stages.

Where is GlenMyu Estate?

GlenMyu Estate
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