Trekking

The Pekoe Trail

The Pekoe Trail

The Pekoe Trail is a newly developed 300 kilometre hike in the Sri Lankan Hill Country.

It is designed as a 22–day walk from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya via Ella, Haputale, and Horton Plains

You can find out more at the Pekoe Trail Website.

GlenMyu Estate is a perfect place to stay if you are tackling Stage 12 or Stage 13 of 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. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) also provided approximately $787,000 (approximately LKR 283 million) to support the trail.

Reasons to Hike the Pekoe Trail

Be one of the first!

In January 2023 Ultra Marathon Runner Hyun Chang Chung ran the 300 kilometre Pekoe Trail in 59 hours. What an achievement!

You can read more at the FT Article and watch the video which will give you a flavour of what you will experience. 

By tackling the trail and recording it on on of the hiking Apps then you will help promote the hike to other walkers by sharing your experience.

Here is a video taken by Marc Ramsey in February/March 2023 which gives a beautiful insight into the Pekoe Trail.

The Pekoe Trail is an example of sustainable tourism that uplifts local communities.

It also raises awareness about the importance of protecting the pristine, natural environment.

An Ultra Marathon on the Pekoe Trail

Ultramarathon trail runner Hyun Chang Chung completed his 300 km run along the Pekoe Trail, non-stop in 59 hours.

Hyun is quoted “The diversity in elevation, terrain, and environment as it winds around tea estates, nature reserves, and local communities puts The Pekoe Trail on par with some of the best trails in the world. This is my fourth visit to Sri Lanka, and I’ve found one more thing to love about it.” 

Where should I stay in between stages?

As the Pekoe Trail is a newly created hike and recently they have published a list of recommended properties to stay on the trek.

GlenMyu Estate is located near t stages 12 & 13 of the Pekoe Trail and is a comfortable place to relax after an arduous hike.

The Natural Spring Fed Infinity Swimming Pool is a wonderful place to ease those muscles.

We can also arrange for a masseuse to come to the estate and massage your legs so you are in better condition to attempt the next stage of the trail.

Find out more about a stay in the Sri Lankan Hill Country

We are listed in Airbnb and Booking.com

Horton Plains National Park

You may also be interested in a hike around the UNESCO heritage site Horton Plains National Park.

The Hike is around 1 hour 15 minutes/30 minutes drive from GlenMyu Estate.

If you want to read our Blog Post about Horton Plains National Park, Lesser World’s End, Greater World’s End and Bakers fall click HERE.

The Pekoe Trail Read More »

Pekoe Trail Stage 20 Loonuwatte to Uda Pussellawa

The Pekoe Trail Stage 20

The Pekoe Trail Stage 20 is a 12.37 km hike from Loonuwatte to Uda Pussellawa. Maverl at sights of beautiful rivers, caves and tea trails as you make your way through the trail.

What is the Pekoe Trail?

The Pekoe Trail is a new 300 kilometre hikes over 22 stages starting in Kandy and ending in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka.

It was funded by the European Union’s 5.7 million Euro to support for Sri Lanka’s national tourism strategy.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) also provided approximately $787,000.

The trail opened in early 2023 and already lots of walkers have enjoyed tackling the individual stages of the trail and there are starting to be more social media posts showing what you will encounter.

An Ultra Marathon on the Pekoe Trail.

There has already been an Ultra Marathon on the new Pekoe Trail. 

Ultramarathon trail runner Hyun Chang Chung ran the entire 300 km length of The Pekoe Trail, non–stop, in two and half days. It took him 59 hours in total. You can see more about Hyun’s endeavours in this video.

More information about the Pekoe Trail.

A map of the trail and its’ stages are on the official Pekoe Trail Website

You can also see some YouTube Videos of hikers tackling the different stages of the trail.

Here are some videos to whet your appetite!

Hiking Apps for the Pekoe Trail

The official website recommends that you use All Trails, Outdoor Active or Wikiloc to help you navigate the Pekoe Trail.

Outdoor Active Stage 20 of the Pekoe Trail.

Where should I stay?

When an official list of recommended properties to stay overnight in between stages of the Pekoe Trail, we will update this article.

Stay at GlenMyu Estate Hotel for stages 12 to 16

If you want to properly relax in a unique property surrounded by nature please consider GlenMyu Estate as your luxury option. It’s a plan you will not want to leave and most of our guests stay for at least two to three days to fully enjoy the property and surroundings.

Find us on Booking.com and AirBnb

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

Pekoe Trail Stage 20 Loonuwatte to Uda Pussellawa Read More »

Pekoe Trail Stage 8 Norwood to Bogawantalawa

The Pekoe Trail Stage 8

The Pekoe Trail Stage 8 is a 15.85 km hike from Norwood to Bogawantalawa in Sri Lanka. Enjoy the scenic “The Golden Valley of Tea’” as you pass through hills, valleys, lakes and scenic mountain views.

A project jointly funded by the European Union and USAID

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

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) also provided approximately $787,000  in support of the trail.

The Pekoe Trail is designed as a 22 day walk from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya via Ella, Haputale, and Horton Plains.

The Pekoe Trail has diversity in elevation, terrain.
Your hike winds around tea estates and nature reserves. Interacting with local communities on The Pekoe Trail makes it an interesting experience where you can get a better understanding of how their culture and how local people live.

Explore diverse ecosystems ranging from grasslands to tropical forests as you enjoy the  mountain views. The cool air of the Sri Lankan Hill Country is invigorating and a comfortable climate to walk in.

The Island has a rich heritage, culture and history which you will get to understand as  you traverse forests, plains, rural villages, and Tea plantations

Hiking Apps for the Pekoe Trail.

The Pekoe Trail Official website suggests that you use either All Trails, Outdoor Active or Wikiloc.

We have added the links to the pages below:

All Trails – Pekoe Trail Stage 8

Outdoor Active – Pekoe Trail Stage 8

GlenMyu Estate and the Pekoe Trail

GlenMyu Estate is located near Haputale and therefore in in good proximity for many parts of the Pekoe Trail. We plan to walk the different stages of the trail ourselves and update this article with our own commentary, videos and photos.

We, of course, think that GlenMyu Estate is a great place to stay in between stages or to recover over two or three days.

GlenMyu Estate - Haputale-Beragala - Stages 11 - 18

Our Location and Social Media Sites

At 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

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

Pekoe Trail Stage 8 Norwood to Bogawantalawa Read More »

Pekoe Trail Stage 6 Watagoda to Kotagala

The Pekoe Trail Stage 6

The Pekoe Trail Stage 6 is a 14.86 km hike from Watagoda to Kotagala in Sri Lanka. You can enjoy a variety of ecosystems as you walk through the valleys, hills and tea trails.

What is the Pekoe Trail?

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

It starts near to the historic town of Kandy and ends in “Little England” Nuwara Eliya.

There are 22 stages and the distances in each stage ranges from just over 9 kilometres to just over 18 kilometres.

As well as Nuwara Eliya the route passes through Haputale, Hatton and Ella. You can take in visits to Horton Plains National Park (a UNESCO Heritage Site), Lipton’s Seat, Nine Arch Bridge and Demodara Loop.

Opened in early 2023

Opened in early 2023, the Pekoe Trail is part of the European Union’s 5.7 million Euro support for Sri Lanka’s national tourism strategy.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) also provided approximately $787,000 to support the trail

January 2023 - an Ultra Marathon is completed.

Hyun Chang Chung ran the 300 km along the Pekoe Trail, non-stop in 59 hours.

Where can I find out more about the Pekoe Trail?

There are already some guides that are experienced walking the trail. A guide will help you navigate the trail and also point out places of interest and should identify any flora and fauna on the way. There are also more videos popping up which give you and idea of what you will encounter on your walk.

Recommended Hiking Apps

There are 3 recommended Hiking Apps on the official Pekoe Trail Website

Outdoor Active

A little more about the Pekoe Trail to watch

There are already some Meta (Facebook) groups where you can see others experience of the different stages of the trail. Here are some more videos to whet your interest.

Where should I stay on the Pekoe Trail

At this time, there is no official recommended accommodation for hikers on the trail and we will update this article when one is published. Sri Lanka has a wide variety of types of accommodation on offer to suit different budgets. You can choose from Homestay and Hostels  through to Boutique Hotels and 5 star  Global Brands.

Stay at GlenMyu Estate for stages 12 to 16

Relax in the Sri Lankan Hill Country at GlenMyu Estate. We are on Airbnb and Booking.com.

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

Pekoe Trail Stage 6 Watagoda to Kotagala Read More »

Pekoe Trail Stage 22 Kandapola to Nuwara Eliya

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.

Pekoe Trail Stage 22 Kandapola to Nuwara Eliya Read More »

Tea bushes at Lipton's Seat

Pekoe Trail Stage 14: St. Catherine’s (Lipton’s Seat) to Makulella

Pekoe Trail: Stage 14 - St. Catherine’s to Makulella

St. Catherine’s (Lipton’s Seat) to Makulella is Stage 14 of the Pekoe Trail.

How long is Stage 14?

This stage of the hike of the Pekoe Trail is a distance of 9.38 kilometres.


You can see the section at The Pekoe Trail Official Website.
This section is close to GlenMyu Estate.
 

Highlight of stage 14 of the Pekoe Trail

On stage 14 of the trail you will come across green tea plantations, farms, village homes & historic bungalows as you trek through the forest, mountains and valleys.

Stage 14 Starts near the famous Tea Baron's Viewpoint

Lipton’s Seat, one of the most popular attractions near to Haputale, is a short walk from this stage of the trail.

For more information about Lipton’s Seat please click here to see our blog post.

Here are come pictures taken at and around Lipton’s Seat.

Find out more about the Pekoe Trail

To read more about the Pekoe Trail please visit the following BlogPost.

If you want to read more about Stage 13 of the Pekoe Trail – Haputale to St. Catherine’s (Lipton Seat) please click here to see our BlogPost.

A place to stay to rest and recover - GlenMyu Estate

A great place to re-energise after a long days hike is GlenMyu Estate which is close to Beragala and Haputale.

A dip in the Natural Spring Fed Infinity Swimming Pool is a great way to ease those muscles.

Eat well

We prepare all meals freshly to order on the day. A majority of the ingredients are sourced from our organic garden. We also support local suppliers by purchasing the items we cannot grow. 

Ru is developing a good reputation at GlenMyu Estate for the dishes she serves. Please visit our reviews on Booking.com, Airbnb, TripAdvisor and Google to see what our guests say.

See our website our contact us via the WhatsApp Button for our direct booking rates.

We are also listed on Airbnb and Booking.com

Other hikes to consider

You may also be interested in a hike around the UNESCO heritage site:  Horton Plains National Park.

The hike is around 1 hour 15 minutes/30 minutes drive from GlenMyu Estate.

 

Read our Blog Post about Horton Plains National Park, Lesser World’s End, Greater World’s End and Bakers fall click HERE.

Watch the first Ultra Marathon on the Pekoe Trail here.

Here is the official list of other places to stay on the Pekoe Trail.

Pekoe Trail Stage 14: St. Catherine’s (Lipton’s Seat) to Makulella Read More »

The House at GlenMyu Estate, Hotel and Bed & Breakfast, Haputale, Sri Lanka.

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 »

Pekoe Trail: Stage 1 Hanthana to Galaha

Pekoe Trail: Stage 1

The Pekoe Trail is a newly created hiking route in Sri Lanka. There are 22 stages on the trail. The Pekoe Trail Stage 1 starts near the historic town of Kandy at Hanthana and ends at Galaha.

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

The 22 stage walking trail takes you through some of the finest ecology and mountain terrain in the South of Asia.

The journey starts in Kandy and passes near to to Nuwara Eliya, Haputale, Hatton & Ella.

How long is Stage 1 of the Pekoe Trail?

Stage 1 of the Pekoe Trail is a distance of 12.8 kilometres.

What will I see on Stage 1 of the Pekoe Trail?

The highlights of Stage 1 of the Pekoe Trail is the historic town of Kandy. In Kandy you can explore the Royal Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya and the important Buddhist Temple of the Tooth.

How long will it take me to hike this Stage?

According to All Trails the hike takes an average of 3 hours and 52 minutes.

It is  generally considered an easy route  to complete. 

What Hiking Apps are recommended for the Pekoe Trail

All Trails, Wikiloc and Outdooractive are the recommended Apps to hike the Pekoe Trail.

More about the Pekoe Trail.

The Pekoe Trail is funded by the European Union (EU) with additional support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). It has been implemented by IESC on behalf of Sri Lanka Tourism.

The route will take you through a diversity in elevation, terrain, and environment.

It winds around tea estates, nature reserves, and a range of villages where you will get closer to local Sri Lankan life.

HyunChang Chung, an international Ultramarathon Trail Runner completes the first Ultra Marathon on the Pekoe Trail,

Some more videos about the Pekoe Trail.

Where should I stay on the Pekoe Trail?

Recently a recommended list of places to stay has been published.

Please click on the following link.

We would also recommend looking at the usual accommodation websites such as Booking.com, Airbnb etc. 

As the trails become more established we are sure that a recommended list will be available.

Stage 12.13 + 14 - GlenMyu Estate

If you are tackling Stages 12, 13 or 14 of the Pekoe Trail we would encourage you to consider staying with us at GlenMyu Estate

We have 3 bedrooms and think that it is a perfect place to refresh yourself and recuperate in between hikes.

Please have a look at our guest reviews to see what they think of a Stay in the Sri Lankan Hill Country.

GlenMyu Estate is listed on Booking.com and Airbnb. You can also visit our website and contact us directly for rates and availability via WhatsApp or email.

We plan to tackle Stage 1 soon.

As the Pekoe Trail is new we at GlenMyu Estate plan to systematically complete each stage of the hikes and provide valuable information, videos and photos so you are best prepared for the experience.

Pekoe Trail: Stage 1 Hanthana to Galaha Read More »

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