Knuckles 2 nights and 3 days trekking trip - Option II
Trekking through remote local villages, tea estates, rice fields, vegetable fields, pigmy forests, plateaus swimming in Waterfalls, trekking along rivers, home spice gardens are highlights in knuckles trekking trips. Trekkers could also have the opportunity of bird watching, watching the sunrise, meeting up & interacting with villagers and also encounter with species such as Deer, Barking deer, Deer monkey and various types of Lizards.
You will be transferred from Kandy 22 kms on Mahinyangana road and then another 18 kms inland by a van where you will be starting the trek through home spice gardens, vegetable fields, rice fields, tea plantation, pigmy forests and plateaus. The trek is approximately about 8 kms one way and its 16 kms in total. At the end of the trail you would be able to swim at a base of a nice waterfall. You are expected to encounter with species such as Deer, Barking deer, Deer monkey and various types of Lizards. In this trek you will be climbing from 1200 ft to 1850 ft. On the way back you will be able to do some bird watching. In the night you will be staying in a mobile tented camp in the Knuckles mountain range above 1200 ft from the sea level.
After breakfast you will be trekking through tea plantation, pine forest, a typical Kandyan village and rice fields. This is a circular trek which is approximately about 18 kms. Village culture and bird watching are some of the highlights of this trip. You will be spending this night in a camp by the river bank.
Do an early morning bird watching and witness the spectacular sunrise while riding a traditional catamaran (canoe) and come back to the camp for breakfast. Then you will be driven for a one hour drive to the place where we start a 4km trek to see a waterfall. After a swim in the waterfall base enjoy a typical Sri Lankan village lunch and then transfer back to Kandy approximately by 6 pm.