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Trekking in Knuckles


The mysterious Knuckles Mountain range – named after its likeness to a clenched fist – offers some of Sri Lanka's most beautiful nature trails. It is a gorgeous UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the significantly higher proportion of the country's biodiversity. The place hosts more than 34 per cent of endemic flora & fauna in Sri Lanka, with endemic birds, mammals and freshwater creatures in crystal clear water streams. Enjoy the panoramic view at the Knuckles Summit. Experience all this and more as you embark on the half or full-day trek in the mountains.

Why you will love it
  •  A rewarding trek through rural villages and rugged terrain.
  •  Escape into nature in Sri Lanka’s Hill Country.
  •  Bring your swimwear for a dip in a secluded waterfall.
  •  Feel the thrill of seeing wildlife up close.

What you will experience

Are you ready to discover an exceptional biodiversity hotspot of national and global importance?

Experience the beauty of the Knuckles mountain range, what Sinhalese refer to it as ‘Dumbara Kanduvetiya’, meaning "the mist-laden mountain range”. It is the burst of pure clean, fresh air, the misty heights and the spectacular mountain scenery. The Knuckles Mountain Range has it all and even more.

Home to 40 hidden villages and a plethora of endemic wildlife, this part of Sri Lanka is valued by scientists and anthropologists alike for its biodiversity and native people. Choose between half-day (8km) or full-day (18km) trek to explore this rugged and often mist-shrouded area. You will be accompanied on your trek by a guide who knows the area intimately, who will take you on the trek through the area lined with palm trees, rice fields and tropical foliage to cloud forest, montane forest, and verdant plateaus of pygmy forest. And yes! the best months to explore these mountains are March – April and June – August.

On Request | 8.5 hours | Village Tours

Kandy,Sri Lanka | +919667978433

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