Trekking in Sri Lanka is very exciting where long adventurous and grueling journeys are undertaken on foot in areas where pre-course mapping or tracks are not available and where commonly known means of transport are not available.
For the keen trekker, there are plenty of opportunities available in Sri Lanka's diverse and luscious hill country. The beautiful area of Belihuloya, located in the hill country of Sri Lanka, provides a superb base from which to try out a range of trekking tours through jungle, across paddy fields and up mountains. The river and numerous waterfalls in Sri Lanka are another key attraction that allows trekkers to enjoy a refreshing dip on the way. The mysterious Horton plains national park offers some excellent trekking in an unusual environment, inside forest patches, grasslands and some high-altitude vegetation. It is best to begin your ascent at night when climbing the infamous Adam’s peak wilderness sanctuary (Sri Pada), in order to arrive at the top in time for a magical sunrise when the mystical shadow of the peak is perfectly cast across the clouds. It is one of those truly unique moments that will live on in your memory long after the aches and pains are gone. In the vicinity of Kandy a must to explore is the beautiful Knuckles Mountain Range. The region stretches an impressive 155 sq. km, with five major forest formations, a wide variety of rare and endemic flora and fauna and some breathtaking mountain scenery. It is a real paradise for trekkers, offering numerous trails that journey across clear rivers, through dense forests, past flowing waterfalls and lush tea plantations, and alongside terraced paddy fields and colourful Kandyan home gardens.