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Pekoe Trail Stage 19 Ettampitiya to Loonuwatte

The Pekoe Trail - Stage 19

Stage 19 of the Pekoe Trail is an 18.6 km hike from Ettampitiya to Loonuwatte, Sri Lanka.

The 300 km hike starts in Kandy and and make your way to Nuwara Eliya, passing through Haputale, Hatton and Ella.

It has 22 stages in total and the distances in each stage varies between 9.38 km (stage 14) to a maximum of 18.6 km. Stage 19 is the longest part of the hike.

More about the new Pekoe Trail.

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) also provided approximately $787,000  to support the trail.

Hiking Apps to help you navigate the Pekoe Trail.

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

Stage 19 is yet to be completed via the Outdoor Active App (April 2023) – Maybe you can be  the first!

Outdoor Active Stage 19 of the Pekoe Trail – not yet available.

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Why hike the Pekoe Trail? This video gives you lots of reasons why to tackle at least some of the 22 stages.

An Ultra Marathon has already been completed by Hong Kong resident Hyun Chang Chung. He completed the 300km trail in 59 hours!

Where should I stay in between stages.

At the current time of writing (May 2023) there are no recommendations on the official Pekoe Trail website. In future we will update this article once a recommended list of accommodation is published.

GlenMyu Estate - good for stages 12 to 16 of the Pekoe Trail

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

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Pekoe Trail Stage 9 Bogawantalawa to Dayagama

The Pekoe Trail Stage 9

The Pekoe Trail Stage 9 is a 16.46 km hike from Bogawantalawa to Dayagama in Sri Lanka. You can enjoy views of forests, valleys, mountains & tea fields and you walk through this beautiful part of the country.

Inspiration to Hike the Pekoe Trail.

Here are some videos to inspire you to put on your boots and walk the new Pekoe Trail.

What will I see on the Pekoe Trail?

Here is a video by Marc Ramsey of his trek through stages 16, 17, 18, 22, and 12 of the new Pekoe Trail.

What Hiking Apps wil hele me navigate the trail?

There are 3 apps recommended on the Pekoe Trail Office website.

All Trails – Stage 9 of the Hike

Wikiloc – Pekoe Trail Stage 9.

Outdoor Active – Stage 9 of the Pekoe Trail.

Who backed the Pekoe Trail?

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

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

A great start - an Ultra Marathon.

Ultramarathon trail runner Hyun Chang Chung completed the 300 kilometre trail in 59 hours, nine-stop, in January 2023.

Where should I rest in-between stages?

At this present time there is no official list of places to stay recommended on the official Pekoe Trail website.

When this is published we will updated this article.

GlenMyu Estate - for stages 11,12,13,14,15,+ 16

What you will 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

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Pekoe Trail Stage 7 Kotagala to Norwood

The Pekoe Trail Stage 7

The Pekoe Trail Stage 7 is a 15.5 km hike from Kotagala to Norwood in Sri Lanka. Enjoy scenic views as you make walk past tea estates.

There are some Facebook (Meta) groups that have been set up for the Pekoe Trail. 
We have seen lots of posts about local Sri Lankans and tourists hiking the Pekoe Trail.

Are there Hiking Apps which will help me on the Trail?

The Official Pekoe Trail Website suggests that walkers use All Trails, Outdoor Active or Wikiloc.

Outdoor Active – Stage 7 of the Pekoe Trail

Funded with assistance from 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 project.

We are starting to see more videos of people enjoying different stages of the Pekoe Trail.

An Ultra Marathon and the Pekoe Trail

Hyun Chang Chung was the first person to complete an Ultra Marathon on the Pekoe Trail. He covered the 300 kilometre trail in 59 hours in January 2023.

Where should I stay when tackling the Pekoe Trail

There is no official list of places to stay whilst you are hiking the Pekoe Trail on the official website. At the time this is published we will update this article. 

There are so many different types of accommodation on offer on this Paradise Island. At this time we would recommend you to look on the normal accommodation websites such as Booking.com and Airbnb.

GlenMyu Estate Hotel - a place to stay

A luxurious stay in the Sri Lankan Hill Country.

A great place to relax in between Pekoe Trail Stages.

Fins us on Booking.com and Airbnb.

GlenMyu Estate is within reach of stages near to Nuewar Eliya, Haputale, Ella and Demodara.

Where is GlenMyu Estate?

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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 5 Kumbaloluwa to Watagoda

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 Booking.com 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 Booking.com.

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Pekoe Trail Stage 4 Thawalantenna to Kumbaloluwa

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?

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Pekoe Trail Stage 3 Loolkandura to Thawalantenna

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
Wikiloc

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 Booking.com 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.

Pekoe Trail Stage 3 Loolkandura to Thawalantenna Read More »

Pekoe Trail – Stage 2 Galaha to Loolkandura

The Pekoe Trail Stage 2

The Pekoe Trail Stage 2 is  a 14.69 kilometre hike from Galaha to Loolkandura.

What will I see on my hike?

You will see steeped in historic significance, this stage takes you to the first tea plantation in Sri Lanka.

Here are some videos which give you an insight into the Pekoe Trail.

About the Pekoe Trail

The official Pekoe Trail Website gives you the details of the 22 stages over the 300 kilometre hike.

Who funded the new Trail?

Funding for the Pekoe Trail was from;

The European Union (Euros 5.7 million) supporting Sri Lanka’s tourism development strategy.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) contributed approximately $787,000 for the project.

The newly routed Pekoe Trail takes you through some of the finest ecology and mountain terrain in the South of Asia.

Delight when you view beautiful landscapes as you hike by tea plantations, forests, rivers and paddy fields.

This Tropical Island is rich in culture and history. Meeting local people on your adventure will allow you to see how they live.

Like most visitors to the island, you will be met with a warm Sri Lankan smile.

Sri Lankan’s are very hospitable and do not be surprised if you are invited into someone’s house for a cup of Ceylon Tea to experience how they live.

Where is Galaha?

You will find Galaha on this Map.

Can I use a Hiking app to help me on the trail?

The Pekoe Trail Official Website recommends that you use either All Trails, Outdoor Active or Wikiloc to navigate the trail.

All Trails – Pekoe Trail Stage 2

Outdoor Active – Pekoe Trail Stage 2

Wikiloc – Pekoe Trail Stage 2

Places to Stay

At present, there is no recommended list of where to stay on the official Pekoe Trail website.

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

However, Sri Lanka offers a wide variety of places to stay which will suit all ranges of budget in Sri Lanka. You can choose from a Homestay and Hostels to B & B’s and Luxury Hotels.  With the range of options on offer you will be able to find something suitable for you and your budget. 

We would suggest that you look at the normal hotel booking sites (Booking.com, Airbnb etc), and you will no doubt find something you like.

GlenMyu Estate Hotel, near to Haputale.

GlenMyu Estate is a good option for stages of the Pekoe Trail near to Horton Plains, Ella, Lipton’s Seat and Haputale.

The boutique hotel has:
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 Booking.com.

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