Today you travel to a remote village in the Knuckles Mountain Range in the central hills near Kandy, where you will stay two nights at Sir John’s Bungalow – a welcoming guesthouse situated 1,000 metres above sea level. So named because of its resemblance to a set of knuckles on a clenched fist, the Knuckles Conservation Range consists of five mountain peaks and several other smaller peaks, with the highest point about 6,000 ft above sea level. Knuckles spans an extensive 155 sq. km of the island and is incredibly biodiverse, home to a wide variety of rare and endemic flora and fauna. The next two days will be spent trekking alongside terraced paddy fields and tea plantations, rivers and waterfalls, through dense forests and small rural village communities – all of which boast beautiful animal and plant life. The backdrop to this remote wilderness could not be more picturesque: panoramic views of misty mountains and spectacular valleys, ancient rock formations, lush forests and gurgling streams. Knuckles is an unmissable, unique blend of nature, culture and adventure.