This stage begins in the town of Bogawantalawa, which gives name to the entire valley. The Bogawantalawa valley is home to legendary tea estates such as Norwood and Kew and surrounded by mountains shrouded in mist and emerald landscapes.
On the trail, you will pass the Bogawana Tea Factory, a colonial-era tea factory built in 1891. You will see a rocky ‘v’ shaped mountain pass ahead of you called the “Jacobs Ladder”, which feels like a gateway to another world. The landscape changes dramatically on the trail from tea plantations to undisturbed grasslands and on towards the hills of the hidden Bopaththalawa valley.
The stage also takes you past the two dairy farms in the valley, Manik Palama and the Bopaththalawa Farm. Prepare yourself for a rewarding walk along a forest track surrounded by towering eucalyptus trees that eventually lead you to the end of the stage in Dayagama, a small village of the Agarapatana Valley, one of the most remote and inaccessible valleys in the tea country.