Hiking and Trekking in Sri Lanka
Trekking is basically walking, but a little more hardcore and often involves hiking in mountainous areas, carry gear for overnight camping and covering long distances over anything from a day or two to a few weeks. For keen hikers, there are plenty of opportunities in Sri Lanka’s diverse and luscious hill country. Mountains in hill country offer breathtaking, enthralling trekking routes. In the vast amphitheatre of the beautiful Knuckles mountain range, Horton plains national park and attractive area in Bandarawela, are some of limitless possibilities for trekking tours and mountaineering.
In Sri Lanka, Trekking enthusiasts can also explore the rugged beauty of the lofty mountains, rivers and numerous waterfalls that allow hikers and trekkers to enjoy a refreshing dip en-route. Adam’s Peak, Ella Rock and the Namunukula Mountain Range are also renowned for their many walks with a wide variety of rare and endemic flora and fauna and some breathtaking mountain sceneries.
Explore the unexplored. This fabulous country offers some of the most awesome trekking opportunities anywhere including numerous trails that passage across clear rivers, through dense forests, past flowing waterfalls and lush tea plantations, and terraced paddy fields.
There’s actually no end to the paths you can find, the trails you can follow. There are several tour guide operators who organize guided trekking and hiking tours in Sri Lanka and you will be offered more information from your hotel or the travel agent.