After breakfast, hike through tea plantations and rural villages to the Bambarakanda falls - the highest waterfall in Sri Lanka. En-route, stop at a small and scenic waterfall in the forest for lunch and, if you wish, a swim. You will be picked up from Bambarakanda and transferred to Nuwara Eliya where you will stay the next three nights. The renowned hill-country location is the most important tea production hub of Sri Lanka, founded by Samuel Baker, the 19C explorer of the Nile. The mild climate made it a retreat for British civil servants and planters in colonial Ceylon.
(Walking distance 14 kms)
Start your trek from the hamlet of Idalgashinna, About three miles below Idalgashinna station, the southern slope of the range and surrounded by the Needwood Tea Plantation is an old abandoned fortress, the Kotugodella Fort, at an elevation of about 1200m. The Portuguese once attempted to use the Idalgashinna Pass to force a way into the Uva area. A few scattered stones and the semi-circular outlines of ancient bastions are the only reminders that such a majestic structure once stood there. Enjoy a relaxed 3-hour hike in the Horton Plains National Park with a visit to Bakers Falls and World’s End. The park is distinct in its utter solitude. You may not meet more than half a dozen people in a whole day. The wild expanse of Horton Plains, with a mixture of grasslands and forests including the last montane forest in the country, is the only National Park in Sri Lanka where visitors are allowed to roam around freely inside. Situated 7,000 feet above sea level, the walk to 'World's End' and "Little World's End" offers one of the finest views in Sri Lanka.
(Walking distance 15 kms).
This is your final day in Nuwara Eliya and we propose a gentle return walk to top of Single Tree Hill. A small dirt road leads from the valley up through tea plantations all the way to the summit. If you wish you can continue on the ridge top above Nuwara Eliya, through tea plantations and Eucalyptus forests.
(Walking distance 10kms+)