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.
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.