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.

Explore the stages
The 22 stages of The Pekoe Trail
Select the stage you want to explore
Stage 01 - Hanthana to Galaha
Hanthana - Galaha (Open)
Stage 02 - Galaha to Loolkandura
Galaha - Loolkandura (Open)
Stage 03 - Loolkandura to Tawalantenne
Loolkandura - Tawalantenne (Closed)
18.11 km
Stage 04 - Tawalantenne to Pundaluoya
Tawalantenne - Pundaluoya (Closed)
14.04 km
Stage 05 - Pundaluoya to Watagoda
Pundaluoya - Watagoda (Closed)
Stage 06 - Watagoda to Kotagala
Watagoda - Kotagala (Closed)
Stage 07 - Kotagala to Norwood
Kotagala - Norwood (Closed)
Stage 08 - Norwood to Bogawantalawa
Norwood - Bogawantalawa (Closed)
Stage 09 - Bogawantalawa to Dayagama
Bogawantalawa - Dayagama (Closed)
Stage 10 - Dayagama to Horton Plains
Dayagama - Horton Plains (Closed)
Stage 11 - Horton Plains to Udaweriya
Horton Plains - Udaweriya (Closed)
Stage 12 - Udaweriya to Haputale
Udaweriya - Haputale (Closed)
Stage 13 - Haputale to St. Catherine
Haputale - St. Catherine (Closed)
Stage 14 - St. Catherine to Makulella
St. Catherine - Makulella (Closed)
Stage 15 - Makulella to Ella
Makulella - Ella (Closed)
Stage 16 - Ella to Demodara
Ella - Demodara (Closed)
Stage 17 - Demodara to Hali Ela
Demodara - Hali Ela (Closed)
Stage 18 - Hali Ela to Ettampitiya
Hali Ela - Ettampitiya (Closed)
Stage 19 - Ettampitiya to Lunuwatte
Ettampitiya - Lunuwatte (Closed)
Stage 20 - Lunuwatte to Uda Pussellawa
Lunuwatte - Uda Pussellawa (Closed)
Stage 21 - Uda Pussellawa to Kandapola
Uda Pussellawa - Kandapola (Closed)
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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