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    Hiking the Pekoe Trail – Stages 07 & 08


    The Pekoe Trail is a 300-kilometer long (22-stages) curated, one-of-a-kind walk that takes you through some of the finest ecology and mountain terrain in the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka.

    Camellia Hills is the closest access points from stages 7 and 8 (approximately 27 kilometres) of The Pekoe Trail, which is renowned for its historical significance and breathtaking vistas, winding its way through the picturesque tea plantations of Dickoya’s highlands.

    The stage 7 trail begins deep in Sri Lanka’s tea country in Kotagala. Along the way, you’ll encounter Chrysler’s Farm Tea Factory, a colonial-era tea factory built in 1870, and Singamalai Lake which supplies all the drinking water for Hatton and its surrounding villages. This is a great spot for a picnic.

    The stage 8 trail begins in Norwood, gateway to the Bogawantalawa Valley which is also known as the ‘Golden Valley of Tea’. On this walk, you’ll climb up towards a ridge that separates the Bogawantalawa and Maskeliya valleys, considered amongst of the most beautiful places in the tea country. From the top of this ridge, zig zag your way to Norwood Estate and enjoy sweeping views of the Maskeliya side and catch a glimpse of Adam’s Peak from across the lake.

    Treks can be self-guided or guided for an additional fee, and you’ll be provided with hiking boots, trekking poles, leech socks, insect repellent and sun hats. Along the walk, expect to see old and new tea factories, centuries old churches and Hindu landmarks amongst rolling and remote countryside. On return, we’ll have cold towels and freshly brewed Ceylon tea waiting for you.

    Note: These stages are best explored with a guide, as they are yet to be officially launched, and are currently not audited for signage, trail conditions, or actively maintained. For more information about the Pekoe Trail click here.

    Charges apply. Please inquire with a butler
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