The Pekoe Trail: Stage 18

Hali Ela ⇌ Ettampitiya
A challenging hike through remote tea country

STAGE IS CLOSED – Stage is officially closed due to safety or entrance restrictions.
STAGE NOT YET OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED – not fully audited for signage and trail conditions, not actively maintained.
STAGE IS OPEN – signage in place and trail conditions actively monitored.

Beginning in the town of Hali Ela, a remote part of Sri Lanka’s tea country, you can expect to walk along village roads flanked by paddy cultivations, Buddhist temples, and local village homes on this stage of the trail. The trail also passes through a mix of cultivated land, small winding roads, tea estates, tea sheds, and small gurgling streams.

Key Points
  • Tea trails

  • Dickwella Tea Factory

  • Spectacular views

  • Buddhist temples

  • Paddy fields

One of the highlights of the trail includes the iconic Dickwella Tea Factory where you can enjoy uninterrupted views of the rolling hills and valley below you. The stage ends in the Ettampitiya town.

Top attractions along Stage 18 of The Pekoe Trail

Explore the best attractions and points of interest from Hali Ela to Ettampitiya.

Immersive experiences around Hali Ela and Ettampitiya

Go off the beaten path with these unique experiences: visiting tea estates and temples.

Other Stages to Explore

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.