The Pekoe Trail Stage 5

The Pekoe Trail Stage 5 is an 11.85 km hike from Kumbaloluwa to Watagoda in Sri Lanka through rural villages and past rivers and waterfalls.

What's the Pekoe Trail All about?

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) provided approximately $787,000 in support of the project.

It is a 300 kilometre long distance walking trail through the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka.

There are 22 stages of distances varying from a minimum of circa 9 kilometres to just over 18 kilometres.

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

The journey begins in Kandy and you travel towards Nuwara Eliya, passing through Haputale, Hatton and Ella.

This video gives you a good reason why to hike the Pekoe Trail.

These videos should provide additional inspiration to tackle the Pekoe Trail.

The Starting Point at Kumbaloluwa.

The finishing point at Watagoda

Are there hiking Apps that will help me?

The Pekoe Trail Official Website recommends All Trails, Outdoor Active and Wikiloc to help you navigate your hike.

All Trails – Pekoe Trail Stage 5

Outdoor Active – Pekoe Trail Stage 5

Wikiloc – Pekoe Trail Stage 5

Where should I stay on the Pekoe Trail?

Sri Lanka offers a wide range of accommodation which you can find on the usual websites such as and Airbnb. 

You can stay at a homestay, hostel, B &B, boutique hotel and on and up to 5 star global brand hotels.

At the time of writing The Official Pekoe Trail Website does not have a list of recommended accommodation to stay at along the trail.

When this is published we will update this article with the relevant link.

GlenMyu Estate Hotel, Haputale- Beragala

Located close to Haputale and within reach of Nuwara Eliya, Horton Plains National Park, Lipton’s Seat, Ella and Demodara, GlenMyu Estate is a luxury stay in the Sri Lankan Hill Country.

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

We are listed on Airbnb and

GlenMyu Estate
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