The Pekoe Trail

Sri Lanka’s first long-distance hiking trail
Walk the Tea Country in the Central Highlands

The Pekoe Trail is a 300+km walking trail traversing the central highlands of Sri Lanka. The trail is the first in a series of walking trails by Serendipity Trails designed to allow visitors to discover the varying terrain, history, culture, food, and local communities across Sri Lanka by foot.

As the first of hopefully many long-distance walking trails in Sri Lanka, it is made up of 22 stages, which can be completed in short sections, or as part of a multi-day experience taking visitors through an eclectic mix of hilltowns, tea plantations, remote villages, sanctuaries, viewpoints, forests, and cultural and historical locations.

The interconnecting trail demonstrates the island’s diversity, encourages sustainable travel and brings economic opportunity to rural communities in order to promote a more holistic traveler experience that embraces adventure, nature, wellness, and sustainability.

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The 22 stages of The Pekoe Trail
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Stage 01 - Hanthana to Galaha
Hanthana - Galaha
Stage 02 - Galaha to Loolkandura
Galaha - Loolkandura
Stage 03 - Loolkandura to Tawalantenne
Loolkandura - Tawalantenne
Stage 04 - Tawalantenne to Pundaluoya
Tawalantenne - Pundaluoya
Stage 05 - Pundaluoya to Watagoda
Pundaluoya - Watagoda
Stage 06 - Watagoda to Kotagala
Watagoda - Kotagala
Stage 07 - Kotagala to Norwood
Kotagala - Norwood
Stage 08 - Norwood to Bogawantalawa
Norwood - Bogawantalawa
Stage 09 - Bogawantalawa to Dayagama
Bogawantalawa - Dayagama
Stage 10 - Dayagama to Horton Plains
Dayagama - Horton Plains
Stage 11 - Horton Plains to Udaweriya
Horton Plains - Udaweriya
Stage 12 - Udaweriya to Haputale
Udaweriya - Haputale
Stage 13 - Haputale to St. Catherine
Haputale - St. Catherine
Stage 14 - St. Catherine to Makulella
St. Catherine - Makulella
Stage 15 - Makulella to Ella
Makulella - Ella
Stage 16 - Ella to Demodara
Ella - Demodara
Stage 17 - Demodara to Hali Ela
Demodara - Hali Ela
Stage 18 - Hali Ela to Ettampitiya
Hali Ela - Ettampitiya
Stage 19 - Ettampitiya to Lunuwatte
Ettampitiya - Lunuwatte
Stage 20 - Lunuwatte to Uda Pussellawa
Lunuwatte - Uda Pussellawa
Stage 21 - Uda Pussellawa to Kandapola
Uda Pussellawa - Kandapola
Stage 22 - Kandapola to Pedro Estate
Kandapola - Pedro Estate

Immersive experiences in Sri Lanka’s Tea Country

Experience the very best of what Sri Lanka has to offer. Visit tea plantations that grow world famous Ceylon Tea, explore historical and cultural places in Kandy, take an exhilarating train ride to Ella, trek through forest reserves home to endemic wildlife or take a Sri Lankan cooking class offered by locals and savour our delectable local delicacies.

Adventure, Nature, Heritage, and Exploration

Experience the very best of these unique attractions in Sri Lanka’s central highlands. Visit ancient religious sites, learn how world famous Ceylon tea is grown, walk through lush forests, and go off the beaten path exploring rugged trails and hidden waterfalls.

Hill Towns and cities along The Pekoe Trail

The Pekoe Trail winds its way across some of the most spectacular towns in the central highlands. Make a pit stop here and explore these charming tea country towns each with their own unique landscape, attractions, and experiences.
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