Shortlisted for the 'Best Wider World Tourism Project'.

It was great to see that The Pekoe Trail has been shortlisted for the ‘Best Wider World Tourism Project’ at the British Guild of Travel Writers International Tourism Awards.

Reasons to Visit Horton Plains

The Pekoe Trail was nominated by BGTW members Petra Shepherd and Jessica Vincent.

You can see the details at the British Guild of Travel Writers website.

Nominations and awards like this should highlight this newly crafted 300 kilometre, 22 stage hiking trail in the Sri Lankan Hill Country.

Visit the Pekoe Trail now before it get busy.

There are lots of reasons to visit and hike sections of this trail now or on your next holiday to Sri Lanka .

  • Experience something new – be one of the trailblazers on this new hike.
  • Share your experience to make it easier for other hikers.
  • Support local communities by staying at accommodation on the hike, eating at local restaurants and cafes. Employ a guide or driver. Buy some local produce. Sri Lanka needs your support after the economic issues it has faced since the Covid ! pandemic and economic crisis.
  • Add your walks to hiking apps such as Alltrails, Wikiloc and Outdoor Active to show your experience on the hike.
  • Experience the trail in its infancy, before it gets over popular and further developed.

Sri Lanka's Tourist numbers are increasing.

Trekking the trail without the crowds will allow you to get closer to nature. You will also have an heightened experience of what this unique hike offers.

On the The Pekoe Trail website it ” invites you to explore the best Sri Lanka has to offer in a more intimate, immersive and sustainable way”. 

Once the hike gets too popular the “intimacy” will be lost.

Sri Lanka Tourism has an ambitious target to increase the number of tourists visiting the country from 1.5 million (target 2023) to between 5 and 7 million by 2030.

What is the Pekoe Trail?

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

The 22 stage trail starts in begin your journey in Kandy.  You will make your way to Nuwara Eliya, passing through Haputale, Hatton and Ella. 

The 22 stage trail starts in Kandy and ends in towards Ella.

What is the British Guild of Travel Writers Organisation?

The British Guild of Travel Writers is a community of accredited writers, photographers, bloggers and broadcasters; the trusted body for independent editorial comment and expert content on worldwide travel.

Typically, their work is in national newspapers or travel magazines.

Places to stay along the Pekoe Trail.

GlenMyu Estate is one of the many places that you can stay at on several stages of the Pekoe Trail.

A full list of accommodation at other stages of the Pekoe Trail can be found on their website.

Congratulations to the Pekoe Trail on their nomination from GlenMyu Estate and we hope that this highlights the fantastic new hiking trail in Sri Lanka to a wider audience.

GlenMyu Estate
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