Knuckles is a Mountain range in Sri Lanka also called as “DUMBARA” because it is always covered in mist. There are more than 8 mountains to climb and more than 10 waterfalls to see. The Forest Range supports a rich biological diversity with 128 species of birds, 20 species of amphibians, 53 species of reptiles, 15 fresh water species and 31 mammal species. During this trekking, you will have the opportunity to witness many of these species.
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What we’ll do Your guide will pick you up from your hotel at around 6.00 am and you will take an hour and a half’s drive away from Kandy towards the Knuckles region. As you get closer, you’ll notice the scenery starting to change from palm trees, rice fields and tropical foliage to cloud forest, mountain forest, and verdant plateaus of pygmy forest. You will be accompanied on your trek by a guide who knows the area intimately as well as one or two assistants (depending on your group size) who will serve as porters for the hike. The terrain is fairly smooth and perhaps the most challenging aspect during the rainy season will be slippery tracks and leeches. You’ll wind your way across the grassland area of the Knuckles and in towards the cloud forests, finally reaching a plateau that offers stunning panoramic vistas across the forest. then continue on to a hidden waterfall where it is possible to bathe in the crystal clear slightly chilly water
Hanthana mountain range is a superb hit for adventure seekers and hikers to scavenge different terrains for the gracefully dotted seven peaks through verdant tea bushes and thick shades of forests enliven with a fantastic scenery and massive diversity of biological network. It would be a marvellous trek to admire the birds and much other wildlife such as wild boar, herds of deer and sometimes leopards.
Meemure is one of the most remote villages in Sri Lanka, situated near the border between Kandy district and Matale district in the Knuckles mountain range. This is a wonderful village where, Sri Lanka’s ancient customs practices, food, livelihoods, farming methods, various beliefs, and indigenous medicine can be experienced. This is an ideal place to explore the beauty of nature with slippery waterfalls, desirable mountains, splashing water streams and forests. We offer an opportunity to experience the native beauty of Meemure while encouraging sustainable tourism. We provide you an amazing tour and try to minimize the impacts that tourists have on a destination and maximize the positive impacts that they can have.'
The most sought after inland game species of Asia the’ Mahseer ‘is found in the inland waters of Sri Lanka and fishing for these comes with the added pleasure of some serious trekking to get to the Jungle Rivers that host this species. Other common freshwater fish are Masheer, Barb, Tilapia, Scavenger, catfish and carp.