Trekking in the Knuckles

A Pepper Experience

Named after the range’s resemblance to the knuckles of a hand, this adventure on foot is an invigorating way to explore the tranquillity of Hill Country.

  • Includes: refreshments, guide, porter, lunch.
  • Times: 6am–2.30pm or 4.30am–6.30pm.
  • Children: suitable for intrepid children.
  • To wear/bring: trainers/hiking boots, coat.

While hiking in the Knuckles with our trekker – an outdoors enthusiast and knowledgeable naturalist – you’re unlikely to see another soul along the way. This part of Sri Lanka is valued by scientists and anthropologists alike for its biodiversity and native people. The rugged (and often mist-shrouded) area is home to 40 hidden villages and a plethora of endemic wildlife. The best months to visit are March–April and June–August; opt for either a half-day (8km) or full-day (18km) trek. This is one of those mystical regions of the island, still off-the-beaten track, with views and remote scenery that make hikes extremely rewarding.

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