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Hiking and Trekking in Sri Lanka
Go for trekking around the island!

We provide you with a wide range of exciting trekking tours that take you all across this beautiful island. The treks will take you to the very famous World Heritage Sites, beautiful national parks, impressive highlands and traditional little villages. Furthermore, these tours are spiced-up with other nature related activities, such as wildlife, safaris, cycling, canoëing, birding and camping.

Our well-experienced guides will share with you their knowledge about all the hidden corners of Sri Lanka, while taking care of your safety too.

We operate all year around. You may select one of our existing trekking trips, or go for a fully customized tour. We are be happy to change the number of days and locations according your wishes and needs. We will offer you also a wide range of accommodation options from local guesthouses to eco-lodges and from safari campsites to boutique hotels.

Conditions that may affect grading

We have looked at the following 6 factors when outlining the grading.

  • Cycling distance.

  • Average altitude and altitude gain and loss.

  • Trail conditions.

  • Level of backpacking required.

  • Temperature range and likely weather conditions.

  • Level of humidity  (can jump from 70% to 90% very easily)

  • Remoteness to services and general level of comfort.

With the grading, we want to provide you with an overall indicator that helps you to compare one ride against another. However, kindly note that absolute gradings are impossible to give as there are various factors contributing to the trail and weather conditions.

Weather Conditions in Sri Lanka

In the lowlands, the climate is tropical with an average temperature of 27 celsius degrees, whereas the central highlands are much cooler, with temperatures dropping down to 14C. The south-east monsoon brings the rain to the western, south western and central regions from May to July, while the north-western monsoon occurs in the north and east in December and January. Sri Lanka generally boasts of a good climate for traveling throughout the year.

A: Soft Grading

Experience is not necessary at this level - anyone who is in good health and fit enough to enjoy a good weekend hill walk can manage these treks. Usually, A-grade treks are short in duration and at lower altitudes; often they are optional, giving a chance of a rest day. However, walking always involves some exertion: trails are seldom flat, and you must still expect to have a reasonable amount of ascent and descent. You would normally walk for 3 to 5 hours during the day.

B: Moderate Grading  

Most people who enjoy a weekend in the hills or mountains at home are capable of undertaking a trek at this level: you need to be in good health and reasonably fit, and you will almost certainly be taking regular exercise. A trek could be B-graded either as a fairly easy medium-duration walk, or as a harder, shorter walk. Some walking at higher altitude and the occasional longer or more difficult day may be involved, but generally conditions underfoot will be fair. A walking day would normally be between 4 to 7 hours long.

C: Hard Grading

For any trek at this level, fitness is most important and you may have to improve yours before departure. Most hard grade treks are equivalent to extended walking in mountainous terrain at home, but usually at significantly higher altitudes; climate and remoteness can also play a part. Walking days are usually between 6 to 8 hours although there may be some longer days for pass-crossing or similar. Previous trekking experience is desirable but not essential if you are confident of your physical condition.

D: Tough Grading  

At this level we recommend previous experience of trekking, preferably at altitude, and you need complete confidence in your physical condition and your ability to trek for many days without a break and be able to cope with difficult underfoot terrain such as difficult paths on steep mountainsides. Extremes of altitude and weather may also be encountered. Stamina is very important, as walking days can be from 6 to 9 hours or even longer on pass-crossing days.



 

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Hotline : (+94) 70 222 8 222
Office Address : 20/63, Fairfield Garden, Colombo 08, Sri Lanka

 

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