knuckles trekking lake camping-2 nights

knuckles trekking & lake camping-2 nights 3 days tour is to spend a few days of trekking with relishing the panoramic view resting on rock sheets watching various bird species flying over the cliffs while listening to the lake water lapping with low sounds which will be an unforgettable experience.

The camping session will be held at night with a lot of enjoyable events.

Knuckles Trekking & Lake Camping-2 Nights

Grade Level- Medium & Hard
Duration – Two Nights Three Days
Trekking Distance – Approximately 40 KM

Tour Plan

Day 1 High knuckles trekking tour (Medium & Hard) 

Overnight stay at the Knuckles Base Camp

Day 2 – Knuckles medium trekking tour through the magical rice fields 

Overnight stay at the Lake Bed Camp

Day 3 Bird watching Tour and waterfall trekking, back to Kandy

DEPARTURE TIME Departure at 7:30 AM.
RETURN TIME At approximately 5:00 PM.
WEAR Comfortable clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen, swimming kit, towel, flip flops.

head torch.

Professional instructor Entrance Tickets
Transport Up & Down Sleeping Bags
Tents Or Cabana for the night with Bonfire  Mineral water
Picnic lunch Tea with Snacks

Lots of fun and adventure

EXCLUSIONS  Tips and other expenses of a personal nature


Additional information

Group Size1 Pax, 2 Pax, 3 Pax, 4 & Above

Day 01


7.30 AM – 9.30 AM: Transportation

After breakfast scenic drive from Kandy (500 M above sea level) to the Knuckles Range Area (1000 M above sea level) by passing Small village shops, Hindu temples, lush tea gardens & Tea Factories to start the trekking tour with your Expert Guide.

  • En route, you will have a tea break with snacks before going to the trek starting point.


9.30 AM – 12.30 PM: Trekking.

Starts the trekking On Medium & Hard Grades.

Our aims on this trek,

  • Panoramic green views.
  • Tea state trails and paths.
  • Evergreen dwarf cloud forest, endemic creepers & cane bamboo forest.
  • Gravel & rocky paths in the flat short bush black forest.
  • Crystal clear water streams.
  • Endemic flora & fauna
  • Silent large rocky plateau with peak view.
  • Endemic flowers, birds, small animals, lizards, reptiles & butterflies.

*The journey approximately 16 KM for the first day. A to A trek.


12.30 PM – 1.30 PM: Enjoying the Picnic Lunch.


1.30 PM – 4.00 PM: Trekking.


4.00 PM – 4.30 PM: Return from High Knuckles Range & Overnight stay at Knuckles Base Camp Site.

  • Bon Fire.
  • Singing Songs.
  • Taste the SriLankan style foods, prepare from the camp site.

Day 02


7.30 AM – 8.00 AM: Breakfast.


8.30 AM – 11.30 AM: Trekking.

After breakfast starts the trekking On Smooth & Medium Grades.

Our aims on this trek,

  • Panoramic green views.
  • Pine & eucalyptus forest
  • High forest and Cardamom growth.
  • Secluded mountain village visit.
  • Evergreen dwarf cloud forest.
  • Crystal clear streams and swimming in a Natural Pool.
  • Beautiful river with rapids.
  • Kandyan Village Home Gardens.
  • Magical terraced rice fields & walk along with the canal bunt.
  • Endemic flowers, birds, small animals, lizards, reptiles & butterflies.

*The journey is approximately 15 KM one-way downhills and flat walking smooth medium trek.


11.30 AM – 12.30 PM: Swimming in the Natural Pool & Picnic Lunch.

  • You will love to swim in the 2 M deep natural rocky pool and have the picnic lunch near the waterfall.


12.30 PM – 3.00 PM: Wooden Bridge Crossing & Magical Rice Fields Trekking

  • terraced rice fields & walk along with the canal bunt
  • Paddy Cultivation Process
  • Exciting Irrigation & water management System


3.00 PM – 4.00 PM:Transportation & Overnight stay at Lake Bed Camping Site.

Proceed onwards to Sorabora Lake at Mahiyanganaya bypassing 18 hairpin bends.

  • You will enjoy the boat ride around the lake in the evening to see the birdlife, swimming & the yummy SriLankan foods prepare in the camp site.

Day 03


6.00 AM – 8.00 AM: See the sunrise & Bird watching tour and Breakfast.

Boat ride around the lake by boat to see the birdlife and see the sunrise in the early morning. You will love to swim in the lake.


8.00 AM – 2.30 AM: trekking

option 1

  • Rathna waterfall trekking – one of the beauties & widest waterfalls in Sri Lanka. Approximately 3 km trek
  • Swim in the Rathna waterfall & enjoying the traditional curry

option 2


2.30 PM – 4.00 PM: Drive Back To Kandy.

Knuckles Mountain Range

The Knuckles Mountain Range consists of 9 main mountain range and 35 supporting mountain peaks which gives magnificent scenic view and can be categorized as one of the most valuable UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sri Lanka.
“Dumbara Mitiyawatha ” which means ” The Misty Valley ” is The Sri Lankan name for this mountainous area and later it named as “Knuckles Range” by British. The entire Valley and the mountain area is around 21,000 hectares ( 155 Sq. KM) in extent and the peak is around 1900 M above Sea is rich with varieties of flora, fauna, endemic species and above 17 varieties of birds.
Knuckles Range is a best location in Sri Lanka for Hiking, Trekking & Adventure Camping tours for the nature lovers.
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, Wild Bow, Barking deer, Deer monkey and various types of Lizards.

Knuckles Base Camping

We do camping at the base of Knuckles Range and it’s a tented camp site with good facilities for anybody who like to feel the calm & quite nature experience. We can arrange you a bon fire, sing songs, dinner with traditional Sri Lankan foods and a comfortable sleep.

Sorabora lake Bed Camping

The picturesque tank of ‘Sorabora Wewa’ is Located in the historical town of Mahiyanganaya, Badulla District of Sri Lanka regarded as one of the earliest civilizations in Sri Lanka. It was believed to be built (161 BC – 137 BC) by a giant named Bulatha under the guides of great king Dutugemunu during his era.
This tank was known as the ‘Sea of Bintenna’, in the ancient past.
This tank is magnificently shaped between two natural stone sluice gates and these gates reveal evidence for how marvelous the engineering skills of our forefathers were. It is say that this is the only such type sluice gate found in Sri Lanka.
There are some folktales regarding building of the “Sorabora Wewa’ by Bulatha and one of folktale is During his journey to the place, he is said to have brought sand and rock to the place where the ‘Sorabora wewa’ is located and built the dam across the river, creating a lake.
This tank and the surround is a great spot for Bird Watching, Camping, and Boat Riding also for Fishing.

We do camping at the lake valley, pretty close to the lake and it’s a tented camp site with good facilities for anybody who like to feel the calm & quite nature experience. We will  arrange you a bonfire, sing songs, dinner with traditional SriLankan foods and a comfortable sleep.

Dambana - the Aborigines village

Dambana is a village of aborigine’s in Badulla District, SriLanka. It closest to the Mahiyangana town. It is known as the refuge of the indigenous Vedda people as well as their own moribund Vedda language. Their traditional blessings of gods is a famous dance called “Kiri Koraha”. There are few other traditional activities that are part of their lives. Their main activity is hunting.
It is best to spend some pre-arranged time with them on a prearranged programs. Camping near the Veddah Village and getting involved with them in these activities would surely be a very important and memorable event in anyone’s life.

Rathna Waterfall Trekking

The 101m Ratna Ella (Navarathna Ella) fall is the 10th highest waterfall and it is considered as the one of widest waterfall in Sri Lanka.
It is the highest waterfall in the Kandy region. The term “Rathna Ella” translates to “field of gems. When going to the waterfall one can see a green environment in all over. It irrigates the paddy fields of the surrounding villages and there is a nature trek to the waterfall around 3 KM.
Villagers say that there were seven vessels filled with precious stones hidden close to the fall, but that five have now been found.

Knuckles Trekking & Lake Camping-2 Nights
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