The Pekoe Trail: Stage 10
Dayagama ⇌ Horton Plains (Closed)
A challenging hike through Sri Lanka’s cloud forest

You begin this stage in Dayagama, one of the most remote villages in the tea country at the far end of the Agarapatana Valley. Very few travellers venture this far, as this is a deep tea country experience. Follow wide tea trails and a dense forest towards Sri Lanka’s cloud forest, Horton Plains National Park. Please note access to the park is only possible with a valid ticket. Get more information here.

Key Points
  • Horton Plains National Park
  • Wildlife sightings
  • Steep trails
  • Rewarding views of the cloud forest

Upon entering the cloud forest, the trail twists and turns up the valley through dense rainforest. Whilst walking, take a moment to stop and listen to the sounds of the forest. You will hear the loud calls of sambur, monkeys, deer, highland birds, and if you’re lucky, maybe even a leopard. The trail ends at the old Farr Inn, once the old hunting lodge for high-ranking British colonial officials, which has now been turned into the visitor center for Horton Plains National park.

Top attractions along Stage 10 of The Pekoe Trail
Explore the best attractions and points of interest from Dayagama to Horton Plains.
Immersive experiences around Sri Lanka’s cloud forest, Horton Plains
Go off the beaten path with these unique experiences visiting tea factories, dairy farms, and birdwatching in Sri Lanka’s central highlands.
Hill Towns and Cities along The Pekoe Trail
The Pekoe Trail winds its way across some of the most spectacular towns and cities in Sri Lanka’s central highlands. Make a pit stop in the tea country and explore these charming tea country towns each with their own unique landscape, attractions, and experiences.