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nature walk

Hunnasgiriya Summit Trekking

nature walk

Hunnasgiriya Summit Trekking

Duration
12 hours
Group size
Up to 3 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Transport
Hosted in
English
nature walk

Hunnasgiriya Summit Trekking

nature walk

Hunnasgiriya Summit Trekking

Duration
12 hours
Group size
Up to 3 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Transport
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Hunnasgiriya is one of the best known mountain summits of Kandy, yet its off the beaten track due to the less known trekking route. It is such an advantage to explore a day of nature and culture mixed with Kandyan tea plantations, natural streams and trekking in a less touristic area. The total distance of the walking trail is approximately 19km and the best time to start or to leave Kandy is before 6 a.m. Walking trail starts from a small town located close to mountains and the breakfast stop is 5 k.m away at a lush tea plantation with a view where a warm cup of ginger tea can be elixir. Our second stop is at a beautiful view point after a walk through a hairpin bend track in an extraordinary tea plantation with un-pruned tea bushes. We will be walking further up the mountains exploring the Hindu culture of residents from the line style housing belong to tea estates and Hindu temples are colorful, and this is the last human habitat. Cloud forrest beyond the human habitat is where a hidden water stream to walk across, and its refreshing. This is our picnic spot. The walk through the cloud forrest to discover the summit of scenic Hunnasgiriya mountain is our final stage of the hike

Your host

Learn more about Sanjaya

Sanjaya

I am Jay, founder of Jay's Bunks-Kandy Hostel and a hotelier in profession for the last 10 years. As a child my passion was to explore the wilderness by foot and photography. I've been practicing travel & landscape photography since the era of film cameras and currently on my Nikon DSLR. Knuckles mountain range is situated close to my home town and a most attracted nature reserves where I have been exploring on wheels and by foot. This is where I got most of my experiences to share with. A day tour of nature and photography in to the mountains.

What's included

Food
a picnic sandwich with grated coconut sambol will be provided and you are most welcome to bring your own snacks too.
Drinks
as we are on a long hike, I will be carrying few bottles of drinking water and a flask of warm ginger tea.
Transport
Starting point is 18km away from Kandy and you will be picked at your accommodation.

Where you'll be

Hathale mini worlds end- a scenic view point over looking the knuckles mountain range Biso ella waterfall and stream-a secluded water stream in the cloud forrest and a ideal picnic spot Mount Hunnasgiriya summit- A 360 degree view mountain summit with eye catching view of central hills and reservoirs of Kandy.

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 3 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Guests should be comfortable around stray dogs around the line rooms & Leaches in the rainy months.

More tips

Maximum number of participants will be 03. There will be lot of walking(approx.19km) Be prepared for misty, rainy or warm weather conditions Bring your photography gear as there are breathtaking views

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Sanjaya
Hunnasgiriya Summit Trekking
New experience
£32/person
New experience
£32/person