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Knuckles Mountain Range

The Knuckles Mountain Range, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a breathtaking natural wonder nestled in Sri Lanka’s Central Highlands. Spread across an area of rugged terrain, the Knuckles range is renowned for its lush forests, cascading waterfalls, and diverse flora and fauna. Spanning an impressive 155 square kilometers, this region boasts five major forest formations and a wide variety of rare and endemic flora and fauna. With 34 peaks ranging in height from 900 meters to 1900 meters, including the iconic Knuckles peak rising to 6,112 feet, the range provides breathtaking vistas and challenging trekking opportunities. 

Hiking through mist-covered trails and exploring hidden waterfalls amidst pristine forests are just a few of the unforgettable experiences awaiting visitors to this natural paradise. Whether you’re seeking an adrenaline-filled adventure or a tranquil retreat surrounded by nature’s splendor, the Knuckles Mountain Range offers something for every traveler.

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Knuckles Lovers & Adventures

Knuckles Adventure is your gateway to discovering the awe-inspiring beauty of the Knuckles Mountain Range in Sri Lanka. As passionate nature lovers, we specialize in arranging guided tours and treks to iconic destinations. Our company is renowned for organizing hill walking tours and trekking adventures in Kandy, providing visitors with unforgettable experiences amidst breathtaking landscapes. 

With us, you can explore the Knuckles Forest Reserve and embark on exhilarating trekking trails, ranging from easy walks to challenging hikes. Whether you’re seeking adventure, wildlife encounters, or simply a peaceful retreat in nature, Knuckles Adventure has something for every traveler. Join us to immerse yourself in the natural wonders of the Knuckles Mountain Range and create lasting memories in this enchanting destination.

Why Choose Us for Your Journey?

With our expertise and passion for nature, we offer unparalleled guided tours and trekking experiences that immerse you in the untouched wilderness of this remarkable destination. Our itineraries are meticulously crafted to provide the perfect balance of adventure, cultural immersion, and scenic beauty. Whether you’re a seasoned trekker or a nature enthusiast seeking an escape from the modern world, we cater to all levels of experience and preferences. Our commitment to sustainability ensures that your journey not only leaves a lasting impression but also contributes to the preservation of this pristine natural environment.

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Manigala hike

Manigala

The Manigala hike is a popular trek that begins from the Knuckles Mountain Range and runs through forests, mountains, and terrains. The hike offers amazing views of the surrounding area, including Knuckles Peaks, Duwili Ella waterfall, paddy fields and cultivation lands. The height of the top of Manigala hill is 1104 meters. It usually takes two to three hours to reach the top of the mountain. The hike is suitable for the average hiker and is considered one of the most beautiful landmarks in the world.

 

  • Days – 1D
  • Total Distance – 6 Km (3.7 Miles)
  • Hike time – 3 Hours
  • Difficulty – Moderate to Moderate high
  • Rates – Starting from $ 39
Dumbara ella Knuckles Adventure

Dumbara Ella

Dumbara Ella is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the Knuckles, located in the Knuckles Forest Reserve. This, known as the Dumbara Valley Waterfall, is a mesmerizing natural wonder in the scenic Dumbara Valley of Sri Lanka. The waterfall is about 20 meters tall and can be reached by a lengthy trail through the Knuckles forest. It is nestled within the picturesque Knuckles Mountain Range and showcases the mesmerizing natural beauty of the region. The waterfall is a hidden gem that is worth visiting during the Duwili Ella hike.

 

  • Days – 1D/2D
  • Total Distance – 24 Km (15 Miles)
  •  Hike time – 6 Hours (Per day)
  • Difficulty – Challenging
  • Rates – Starting from $ 49 
Duwili ella Knuckles Adventure

Duwili Ella​

Duwili Ella, also known as the “Waterfall of Mist,” is a captivating waterfall nestled within the scenic Knuckles. The range is known for its biodiversity, with vegetation that changes from grasslands to tropical montane evergreen forests to cloud forests and an astonishing array of animals. The Duwili Ella waterfall is one of the best and biggest hikes in Sri Lanka, with a series of three epic waterfalls, one of which is a natural infinity pool and another you can camp behind. The hike to the waterfall starts from the small and charming village of Pitawala in the Riverstone Region. Read more…

  • Days – 2D/3D
  • Total Distance – 32 Km (20 Miles)
  • Hike time – 8-10 Hours (Per day)
  • Difficulty – Challenging
  • Rates – Starting from $ 59
Na ella waterfall Knuckles

Na Ella Falls & Nitro Cave Hike

Na Ella Falls, nestled in Sri Lanka’s Knuckles Mountain Range, is a hidden gem often missed by travellers. With a range of waterfalls and a historic Nitro cave, it’s a stunning trail for hiking and camping. Accessible from Kalugala or Meemure, visitors can enjoy views of Lakegala and indulge in day hikes, village meals, eco-lodges and camping experiences amidst nature’s splendour.

 

  • Days – 1D/2D
  • Total Distance – 9 Km to more ( 5.6 to more Miles)
  • Hike time –  3 to 6 Hours
  • Difficulty – Moderate to Moderate high
  • Rates – Starting from $ 39
Yahangala Bed rock Ududumbara

Yahangala Hike

The Yahangala hike in Sri Lanka provides an adventurous journey through scenic landscapes, attracting visitors worldwide. Renowned for its breathtaking views and challenging trails, it offers diverse flora and fauna for outdoor enthusiasts to explore. With options for day hikes or overnight camping, Yahangala promises unforgettable experiences amidst nature’s beauty.

 
 
 
  • Days – 1D/2D
  • Total Distance – 5 Km ( 3.1 Miles)
  • Hike time –  6 Hours
  • Difficulty – Challenging
  • Rates – Starting from $ 39
Gerandi Ella falls Ududumbara

Gerandi Falls Hike Ududumbara

The Kalugala Gerandi Ella Falls, situated in Ududumbara, is a captivating series of waterfalls cascading down the Gerandigala mountain. Visitors are drawn to its natural charm and serene atmosphere, offering opportunities for immersive experiences in nature. Adventurous hiking trails amidst lush landscapes await exploration, complemented by various activities including waterfall watching, nature walks, treehouse accommodations, and local culinary delights. 

  • Days – 1D/2D
  • Total Distance – 4.5 Km ( 2.8 Miles)
  • Hike time –  6 Hours
  • Difficulty – Moderate to Moderate high
  • Rates – Starting from $ 39
Lakegala Knuckles Adventure Tour

Meemure & Lakegala

    Nestled in the heart of Sri Lanka’s central highlands, the quaint village of Meemure offers travellers a glimpse into traditional rural life amidst breathtaking natural beauty. Surrounded by lush greenery and mist-covered mountains, Meemure is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, with opportunities for trekking, birdwatching, and cultural immersion. One of the highlights of a visit to Meemure is the iconic Lakegala Rock, a towering monolith that rises majestically above the village. Adventurous souls can embark on a challenging hike to the summit of Lakegala, rewarded with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and a sense of accomplishment that comes from conquering this rugged peak. 

 

  • Days – 1D
  • Total Distance – 12 Km (7.5 Miles)
  • Hike time – 6-8 Hours
  • Difficulty – Challenging
  • Rates – Starting from $ 39
Dothalugala Nature Trail

Dothalugala Nature Trail

This is located in the southern region of the Knuckles Mountain Range in Sri Lanka. It offers breathtaking views of the Knuckles massif, including popular peaks like Dumbanagala, Gerandigala, Yahangala, Kehelpathdoruwa, Koboneelagala, Spinix 2, Lakegala, Knuckles Five Peaks, Alugal Kanda, and Aliya watunu ela Kanda. The trail is ideal for trekking, camping, and hiking; the surrounding area is lovely. The Dothalu Ella waterfall is situated near the open camping site and is a small waterfall that is actually a water source for campers. The little pool is ideal for bathing, and it’s not very deep. The place is also ideal for taking photographs.

 

 

 

  • Days – 1D/ 2D
  • Total distance – 13 Km (8 miles)
  • Hike time – 8 hours
  • Difficulty – Moderate to Moderate high
  • Rates – Starting from $ 39
Knuckles five peaks

Dawatagala Trail (Knuckles Five Peaks)

Knuckles five peaks is an ideal place for those hiking & trekking lovers. Someone called this as ‘Five peaks of Knuckles’. The knuckle shape of these five peaks has given the name of ‘Knuckles’ to this mountain range. This trail may cover only two peaks, but it’s packed with stunning views and natural wonders. Plus, you’ll be following the forest department’s legal route, ensuring a safe and enjoyable trek. Along the way, indulge in two delicious main meals and take a refreshing dip in the mountain streams for a revitalizing experience. Perfect for short-haul hikers seeking a memorable journey amidst the breathtaking beauty of nature.

 

 

 

  • Days – 1D
  • Total distance – 15 Km (9.3 miles)
  • Hike time – 10 hours
  • Difficulty – Moderate to Moderate high
  • Rates – Starting from $ 39
Knuckles Nature Trail & Village Trekking

Nature Trail & Village Trekking

Immerse yourself in the natural beauty and cultural richness of our guided treks. Explore untouched forests, natural trails, vibrant villages, and paddy fields and taste natural baths and Sri Lankan cuisine. Experience the serenity of nature while connecting with local traditions. It’s more than a hike; it’s a journey into the heart of the land.”

  • Days – 1D
  • Total Distance – 6 Km ( 3.7 Miles)
  • Hike time –  3 Hours
  • Difficulty – Moderate to Moderate high
  • Rates – Starting from $ 39
Knuckles hideout trail

Knuckles Hideout Trail

Wander through lush cloud forests and untouched woodlands, following natural trails that lead to vibrant villages and picturesque paddy fields. Along the way, rejuvenate in natural baths and indulge in authentic Sri Lankan cuisine flavors, making this journey an unforgettable feast for the senses.”

 
 

 

  • Days – 1D
  • Total Distance – 12 Km ( 7.5 Miles)
  • Hike time –  6 Hours
  • Difficulty – Moderate to Moderate high
  • Rates – Starting from $ 39
Mini World’s End Trail (Pitawala Pathana)

Mini World’s End Trail

“Discover the Mini World’s End Trail, where breathtaking scenery meets nature’s beauty. Hike through natural trails, soak in the serenity of waterfalls, and indulge in revitalizing natural baths. To complete this sensory journey, savor Sri Lankan cuisine’s rich and diverse flavors. It’s an adventure for your senses that will leave you awe-inspired and craving more.”

 

 

  • Days – 1D
  • Total Distance – 6 Km ( 3.7 Miles)
  • Hike time –  5 Hours
  • Difficulty – Moderate to Moderate high
  • Rates – Starting from $ 39

Hotels in Knuckles

We offer recommended and ideal hotels and lodges in the Knuckles area. You can also get hotel offers and a warm welcome by booking with us without any extra cost. This is an affiliate booking system so that you don’t have to pay us, and It will be more supportive of increasing our connectivity and offers. We assure you can enjoy a cool and relaxed climate, a natural river bath, Village and modern foods and drinks and visit a collection of places in Knuckles.

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Knuckles challenge

Knuckles Challenge

This is a simple challenge to complete your hike and get your hike completion certificate. When you or your team litter properly, take a photograph and share it on your social network with the "#traibers" hashtag. After reviewing it, our team will offer a hike completion certificate with hike tour rank(Gold, Silver and Bronze) if you are eligible. This certificate will more effectively show your fitness, confidence and discipline. [#traibers - Nature Lovers & Green Travelers]

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Jana Olin
Jana Olin
2024-02-11
This hike was amazing. It was really challenging even if you are in good shape but it was sooooo worth it. The guides English was not so good but he was very nice and helpfull, he opened his home for us and tried really hard to do everything for us. The view was breathtaking. I'm really glad we made it even if it was real though. Thank for your commitment befor the hike and that your are interested in our journey. All arrangements with pick up and drop off was 100%.
Rubén Martínez Aparicio
Rubén Martínez Aparicio
2024-01-18
Awesome experience! Did the 2 days hike, sleeping next to the waterfall and was an unreal experience! Also need to mention our guide Ranjith was terrific!
Benjamin Verna-Asals
Benjamin Verna-Asals
2023-12-25
I had a great time doing the Duwili Ella hike, totally recommend to any nature lovers thinking about a hike in Sri Lanka. It’s a difficult hike with 3 stream crossings and you must be in good shape, but the views are worth it! Vasantha was our wonderful guide and his English is limited but it was no trouble as he is very friendly and could answer most questions we had. Suranga organized everything for us easily and answered questions quickly leading up to the hike. It rained during our hike which made the leeches quite active. Be warned if you are afraid you will end up getting bit by them during/after rain. The food was basic as our guide was carrying it in a bag but we always had enough to eat. Camping beside the waterfall was wonderful but there are no pillows/mats so plan accordingly and bring some soft things to lay on. Overall a challenging experience but well worth it!
Finn Ruchti
Finn Ruchti
2023-09-27
We wanted to do the Duwili Ella tour, but we canceled it as the weather was really bad and on a prior hike we had lots of leeches which we found horrifying. Anyway I wanted to write this recommendation, as we really got every information and help that we needed, he even helped us to find a hostel. If we come back to Sri Lanka with better weather we'll definitely do the tour together with them!
Kerrin Allan
Kerrin Allan
2023-09-25
Amazing but challenging hike with rewarding views. Guide and staff were super helpful!
Blumine Robert
Blumine Robert
2023-08-29
Nous avons fait appel à Knuckles Adventure pour la randonnée Duwili Ella. Wasantha notre guide a été super, très gentil. Rien a dire sur la rando elle est exceptionnelle. Néanmoins le prix est un peu élevé pour la prestation offerte. Nous ne regrettons pas notre choix car la météo a été mauvaise et Wasantha a été précieux pour trouver des abris, lutter contre les sangsues et trouver le sentier qui sous la pluie disparaît un peu.
Vlad Pagu
Vlad Pagu
2023-08-17
It was very difficult (32km) but it was worth it! Our guide was motivating and very kind.
Anna Alaña
Anna Alaña
2023-07-27
Una gran experiència, vam realitzar la ruta de Duwili Ella, són 18km d'anar i 18km de tornar, una ruta preciosa on tindràs l'oportunitat de veure banyarte en una cascada preciosa, veure una piscina infinity natural i dormir en un lloc espectacular al costat d'una cova on s'hi troba la cascada, no hi ha gaire quantitat de menjar, pro pels dos dies ja està bé, ells recomanen veure aigua del riu, nosaltres no vam voler per els perills que pot provocar a l'estómac, així que recomanem que aneu amb molta aigua ja que fa molta calor o que porteu un filtre, hi han moltes sanguijuelas. Una ruta que sense dubte la recomanem per a la gent que li agrada la muntanya i l'aventura. Els encarregats es preocupen per a que tot estigui bé així que estem contents amb el servei ofert.
Zahra Shakir
Zahra Shakir
2023-05-28
It was a beautiful experience with Suranga, Ranjeet and Vasantha who made it so easy for us to complete our 2 days trek to Duwili Ella in the Knuckles Forest Range. Had an amazing time and would highly recommend them for any treks in the Knuckles Range. They were very helpful and accommodating!
Eranga Jayamaha
Eranga Jayamaha
2023-05-13
Amazing service with great experience! The guide was super kind with a lot of insights and took us to amazing places. Very trustworthy ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️