Private tour

Kandy: Knuckles Mountain Range Day Hike

Activity provider: Seerendipity tours

Kandy: Knuckles Mountain Range Day Hike

Activity provider: Seerendipity tours

From US$ 100 per person

Journey through the inspiring natural beauty of Sri Lanka. Take a guided hike of the impressive Knuckles Mountain Range and see the incredible bio-diversity of the Knuckles wildlife reserve.

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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup from your accommodations in Kandy.
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Experience

Highlights
  • Five hours trekking, hiking through the forest while enjoying beautiful mountain scenery
  • Learn the many dozens the unique Fauna and Flora
  • Explore the rural village in the jungle
  • Dip into a natural swimming pool
Full description
This five hour knuckles mountain hike starts with a RUK TUK ride from your hotel in Kandy. After travelling around 2 hours journey from Kandy, you will reach the starting point of the trekking route. Our nature guide will guide throughout the trek while giving you information about the forest and its Fauna and Flora. After the hike you will drive to teh hotel. Knuckles mountain range The Knuckles Mountain Range sits in the central province of Sri Lanka, near the city of Kandy. The range takes its name from a series of recumbent folds and peaks in the west of the massif which resemble the knuckles of clenched fist when viewed from certain locations in the Kandy District. Whilst this name was assigned by early British surveyors, the Sinhalese residents have traditionally referred to the area as Dumbara Kanduvetiya meaning Mist-laden Mountain Range. The higher montane area is often robed in thick layers of cloud. In addition to its aesthetic value, the range is of great scientific interest. It is a climatic microcosm of the rest of Sri Lanka as the conditions of all the climatic zones in the country are exhibited in the massif. At higher elevations there is a series of isolated cloud forests, harboring a variety of flora and fauna. Although the range constitutes approximately 0.03% of the island's total area, it is home to a significantly higher proportion of the country's biodiversity. The isolated Knuckles range harbors several relict, endemic flora and fauna that are distinct from central massif. More than 34 percent of Sri Lanka's endemic trees, shrubs, and herbs are only found in these forests. Knuckles Conservation Forest was included in UNESCO natural world heritage list in 2010 as part of Central Highlands of Sri Lanka.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Tea Pineapple
  • Mineral water bottles
  • Entrance tickets
  • Local experience nature guide
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People over 95 years

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
  • Water
  • Travel insurance
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Passport, copy accepted

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Product ID: 413738