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Places to Stay near the Pekoe Trail

Places to stay near the Pekoe Trail

The Pekoe Trail is a newly routes 300 kilometre hike in Sri Lanka. If you are participating in the hike you will no doubt look for a comfortable place to stay where you can rest and recuperate. We think that GlenMyu Estate is one of the best choices you can make if you are tackling sections 12,13 & 14 of the Pekoe Trail.

What is the Pekoe Trail?

The Pekoe Trail is a newly developed 300 kilometre long distance walking trail through the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka.

Hiking the Pekoe Trail gives you the opportunity to explore the best that Sri Lanka has to offer in an intimate, immersive and sustainable way.

You will discover diverse ecosystems ranging from tropical forests to grasslands whilst you are enchanted by the view across spectacular mountain vistas. The energy that you will feel from the benefits of walking in the environment will be enhanced by the cool, crisp air of the Sri Lankan Hill Country.

During your hike along the Pekoe trail you will also have the opportunity to get to know and understand Sri Lanka’s rich heritage, history & unique culture as you travel through forests, plains, rural villages, and tea plantations.

Where can I find out more information?

Have a look at the official Pekoe Trail Website.

Here you will find information about each of the 22 sections of the trail.

How many stages are there on the Pekoe Trail?

There are 22 stages of the Pekoe Trail.

The anti clockwise loop starts near Kandy and takes you to Hatton, Nuwara Eliya, Haputale and Ella.

Of course, you don’t have to complete each stage in order and spending some extra time between stages provides you time to explore some of the wonderful sights and experience that this paradise island has to offer.

Kandy is one of the ancient kingdoms of Sri Lanka and is home to the Temple of the Tooth and Perideniya Gardens.

Hatton is located close to Adams Peak where devotees and pilgrims tackle an overnight climb to see the sunrise.

Nuwara Eliya (Little England) is famous for being part of the Tea Country and is a perfect place to visit a Tea Estate and enjoy a tea tasting of the famous Ceylon Tea

In between Nuwara Eliya and Haputale is the UNESCO Heritage site  Horton Plains National Park. Hiking the loop within this Montane Cloud Forest includes Lesser World’s End View, Greater World’s End View and Baker’s Falls. Of course there is also an abundance of interesting flora and fauna to discover on the trek.

Haputale is close to Lipton’s Seat where the Scottish Tea Baron used to view his expansive tea estates. The town is also close to Diyaluma and Upper Diyaluma Waterfalls (the 2nd tallest in Sri Lanka).

Ella is an established tourist destination and the railway journey between Ella and Kandy is thought to be one of the most beautiful train rides you can experience.

Ella has bars, restaurants and a Zip Line to enjoy. There are also some tourist must do’s such as Nine Arch Bridge at Demodora, Ravana Waterfall and the short hike to Mini Adam’s Peak.

An ultra Marathon on the Pekoe Trail

Watch a short video about the first Ultra Marathon on the Pekoe Trail.

Can I use an App to help me on the Pekoe Trail?

The Pekoe Trail is a new trail and already it is being mapped on Apps such as All Trails.

Who developed the Pekoe Trail?

The Pekoe Trail was funded by the European Union (EU) with additional support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

It was implemented by IESC on behalf of Sri Lanka Tourism.

Here are some recent videos about the Pekoe Trail.

What stay at GlenMyu Estate?

There are so many reasons to stay 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

Here is a taster video of what you will encounter during your stay.

Contact us for availability or find us on Booking.com and Airbnb.

You can find a list of other places to stay on the Pekoe Trail here.

Places to Stay near the Pekoe Trail Read More »

Pekoe Trail: Stage 16 Ella to Demodara

Pekoe Trail Stage 16 - Ella to Demodara

Stage 16 of the Pekoe Trail covers the 8.75 kilometre hike from Ella to Demodara.

Ella Town is an established tourist hot-spot in Sri Lanka and Demodara plays host to Nine Arch Bridge which is an Instagram favourite.

What will I see on Stage 16 of the Pekoe Trail?

After travelling through beautiful mountain forests you will marvel at the famous tourist attraction, Nine Arch Bridge.

How long is my hike?

This section of the Pekoe Trail is 8.75 kilometres and according to the AllTrails App is will take just under 3 hours to complete.

What Hiking Apps are recommended to navigate the hike?

The official Pekoe Trail website recommends the following Apps:

AllTrails

Outdooractive

wikiloc

This video by Marc Ramsey will give you an glimpse of what you will encounter and see on the Pekoe Trail.

The Pekoe Trail was funded by the European Union (EU).

It also had additional support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

The implementation was by IESC on behalf of Sri Lanka Tourism

The First Ultra Marathon on the 300 Kilometre Pekoe Trail.

GlenMyu Estate and thePekoe Trail

At GlenMyu Estate we plan to walk and record our experience of the Pekoe Trail. 

We will update our posts with commentary, photos and videos which will help you decide on whether you will tackle the Pekoe Trail.

GlenMyu Estate- an alternative to staying in Ella.

If you are looking for a place to stay where you can relax in between Stages of the Pekoe Trail, GlenMyu Estate, is good option for your to consider. 

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

We are listed on Booking.com & Airbnb.

Places to stay on the Pekoe Trail

Here is a link to the places to stay recommended on the official website.

Pekoe Trail: Stage 16 Ella to Demodara Read More »

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