Trekking Adventures In Breathtaking Landscapes.

Trekking Adventures In Breathtaking Landscapes in the Sri Lanka.

Discover the walking trails in the Sri Lankan Hill Country.

Trekking in the breathtaking landscapes of the Sri Lankan Hill country is an unforgettable experience.

You will feel great after completing your walk through tea gardens, enjoying stunning landscapes and meeting local people on the way.

And when you leave this part of the island you can always recover at the beach.

5 Treks, hikes and walks in the Sri Lankan Hill Country.

Here are 5 treks, hikes and walks that our guests love to do when they stay at GlenMyu Estate.

There are walks for all abilities from difficult to leisurely.

1. The new kid on the block - The Pekoe Trail

The Pekoe Trail is the newest walking trail in Sri Lanka and was opened in 2023.

The trail consists of 22 stages over 300 km with the route starting in Kandy and going through Hatton, Nuwara Eliya, Haputale and Ella.

Hiking between 9km and 22 km sets a challenge for some walkers. It is worth looking at the difficulty of the hike before deciding on what stage to tackle. 

Some of the trails are a work in progress however they have all been hiked since they were opened. Our guests hired a guide to trek part of stage 12 between Haputale and Idalgashinna.

Stages 11-14 of the Pekoe Trail are within reach of GlenMyu Estate.

2. Favourites at GlenMyu Estate - Upper Diyaluma Waterfall

Upper Diyaluma Waterfall is a superb experience to visit when you stay at GlenMyu Estate.

It’s only a short hike but it can be a little challenging if you are not fit enough. 

The beauty of this hike to the top of Sri Lanka’s second tallest waterfall are the stunning pools.

It’s becoming a favourite Instagram spot when you travel around this paradise island. 

Swimming in the cool pools looking out over the stunning landscape is a special experience.

The entry fee to Upper Diyaluma is quite cheap, so it makes it a budget experience you can have on your holiday.

At GlenMyu Estate, we normally send our guests off with a guide who knows that best route around Upper Diyaluma.

As we are located just 40 minutes from the waterfall, you can beat the tourists from Ella.

Therefore, you are likely to be one of the few people enjoying the pools before the crowds arrive.

3. In equal place - Horton Plains National Park

Horton Plains National Park is a UNESCO world heritage site.

The 3,169 hectares plains at an elevation of 2,100 meters above sea level is home to a unique environment.

There is an 11 kilometre circular trekking route which passes the spectacular viewpoints of Mini World’s End and World’s End.

You will also see the beautiful Baker’s Falls. 

Marvel at the unique flora and fauna that you will see as you walk one of our favourite trails.

The entrance fee to Horton Plains National Park makes it one of the more expensive places to visit when you are on holiday in Sri Lanka.

However, we still think that it is good value for what you experience.

4. Honorable mention - Lipton's Seat, Haputale

Visiting the viewpoint where Tea Baron, Sir Thomas Lipton, surveyed his vast tea empire is another great experience. 

If you visit the viewing point at sunrise it can be a magical time. Have a look at the photos that our Australian guests Matt and Millie were able to capture. They are amazing.

You can go later in the day however, you may not get a great view as the clouds may have come in.

Trekking down from the viewpoint and seeing the ladies plucking the tea is another great sight.

5. A gentle stroll - Adisham Bungalow/St Benedict's Monastery

For a less strenuous walk an outing to Adisham Bungalow fits the bill. The estate, which hosts St Benedict’s Monastery, is just a short distance outside Haputale town. 

Another budget experience, as the entrance fee is minimal, you can walk through and admire the manicured gardens. There are lots of inspirational and amusing signs to keep your interest. 

Three rooms are available to view in Adisham Hall where there are some artefacts to see.

By visiting and purchasing the gift shop that sells cordials and jams made at Adisham, you will be supporting this institution.

Trekking, hikes and walks in the Sri Lankan Hill Country - Summary

  1. The Pekoe Trail – pick one of the 22 stages to tackle. 
  2. Upper Diyaluma Waterfall – enjoy swimming in the natural pools.
  3. Horton Plains National Park – take the 11 kilometre walk past World’s End, Mini World’s End and Baker’s Falls.
  4. Lipton’s Seat – sit and admire the views over the Tea Gardens of the Scottish Tea Baron’s empire.
  5. Adisham Bungalow – stroll through the beautiful gardens and visit the historic rooms in the hall.

Ella town is just over one hours drive from GlenMyu Estate and you can also trek up Ella Rock or Mini Adams Peak.

Stay at GlenMyu Estate and trek, hike or walk in the Sri Lankan Hill Country.

A stay at GlenMyu Estate as you explore the Sri Lankan Hill Country and see sights like Horton Plains National Park, Upper Diyalima Waterfall, Lipton’s Seat and Adisham Hall. Trek stages of the all new Pekoe Trail.

We only have three bedrooms and you will need to book early during the peak holiday season.

The estate is usually within an hours drive of the major sightseeing locations such as Nine Arch Bridge, Ella Town, Upper Diyaluma Waterfall, Lipton’s Seat, Bambarakanda Waterfall and many more,

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