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LEVALLON GR ANCIENT TEA TRAIL

In the heart of Piduruthalagala Mountain Range, venture into an original 40KM trek journey through the historical Tea path. Walking across untouched various forest type, abandon and active tea field, cross some by-path. Encounter far remote tea communities, grab tuktuk to ride km tea settlements dusty roads transfer, spend one night inside some tea estates within authentic manager tea field bungalow where you will learn all about the tea roots in Sri Lanka until present day. Get lucky encounter Sambal Deer, Wildboar, Toque Macaque, can spot multiple Leopard Poop. Don't forget to look up in the tree as some endemic birds can be spotted as Ceylon White-Eye, Crimson-Backed Flameback. Magical sceneries across mountains, tea fields, pygme clouded forest, highgrass where you will enjoy grabbing your gears to memorize unique moments.

Mini 2 pax

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL

ALL YEAR AROUND

OVERVIEW


The property Located in a far remote Private Tea Estate in the heart of Hill Country about 40KM south of Kandy, this 100 years old bungalow daily used by the manager of the tea estate when they come and inspect the well functioning operation, will allowed us to live in this unique feel to be part of tea estate. This is not an hotel and this unique plantation working estate bungalow will offer, more an authentic experience only few can share. Accommodation Double Room (1-3 pax) Only 3 to 4 rooms sharing washroom without AC or fan, you won’t need it as the temperature will drop as soon as the sun down One extra mattress can be add in the room. Cuisine Simple home-cooking Sri Lankan dishes well garnished breakfast, lunch, dinner & tea break at the different tea estate bungalow and remote village kiosque. All made with locally sources ingredients and freshly prepared Can be cater for vegetarian, also being able to request non spicy. Some specific dietary won’t be able to cater, please inform us in advance. Facilities & Services You will be able to share main living room to ended your day trek . Walk around the garden offering astonishing view on the ridge of the mountain as well as the tea estate. Walk around the local settlement. Guides Our experienced trekking guide will bring you along during this 2 days, as well as a tracker on day 2 as the path could disappear due to jungle grows.




ITINERARY


Day 1 (L-D) By 8am we will meet our guide at a meeting point from where we change vehicule to continue our transfer to a tuk tuk for a ride across country side villages (around 30-45min) to the starting point of the 22KM trek in the heart edge of the Piduruthalagala Mountain Range where the trail pass by light jungle, pine forest, abandon first build tea settlement, we reach the James Taylor tea pionner and its functional tea estate. After lunch in a remote local restaurant, we will climb up all the way to the Delta pass being able to see the tea workers collecting tea leaves as well as some Toque monkeys. The abandon road already fully cover by jungle was long ago the first tea road able to access both side of the mountain tea estate where at multiple time offering astonishing views on the region. At our ended point of the trail, we will jump on a tuk tuk then a private local bus where you will be able to observe local and how hard it is for them to reach their settlement who is one of the further away tea estate in the area. We will established in one of the Tea Estate authentic Bungalow still used by the manager of the area which will provide you a pure feel of being part of the tea industry. Upon check in, you will be free and easy to rest, walk around the settlement or even grab a cup of tea appreciating amazing scenery. Day 2 (B-L) Very early in the morning (around 5:30am), after your breakfast we will start our 12KM trek believed to be the path that King “Rawana” took Princess “Seetha” from the Capital “Lankapura” to “Ashoka Vatika” (now Nurawa Eliya) you will depart early to reach the summit (Peratas Estate) that is surrounded by a pigmy forest, which looks like a pathway. It is a remarkably beautiful place, which has breathtaking views and unspoilt extraordinary environment. The earliest we reach the more lucky we can spot some sambal dear, wildboar, & clouded forest birds. On the way down, the trail become very narrow by bowitiya & sitha bushes, cloud forest where amazing flowerish smell the trail. Stop by a waterfall for those desire to take a dip into it, before heading back to Mooluwa Mooloya Tea estate where a local lunch will be hosted inside of the tea estate bungalow old as more than 100 year. After lunch, we will visit the tea factory to complete the tea experience before depart for your next destination.




INCLUDED / EXCLUDED


What is Included? Accommodation, tuk tuk & local bus transfer, full board meals, The right to walk through private tea estates & pionnering tea estate of James Taylors. What is Excluded? Travel to Kandy, sodas and alcoholic beverages (none are available at site, need to buy by yourself prior arrival), tipping and gratuities to guide, tracker & team member of the tea. estates bungalows




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What to Bring? Head lamp, mosquito repellent, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, binocular, light trekking dry bag, swimwear, money (no ATM), water bottle, toiletries, basic first aid kit, sleepers, long pans & shirt as well as short & tshirt, sweater for the cold night, biscuit, very good trekking shoes (Similar as Salomon X trail) & trekking socks. Things you should know! This 2 days treks will bring you along 34KM in extremely remote location, It is an authentic path and way to explore the original & first tea road, no luxury accommodation will be in the surrounded Departure Daily based on a minimum booking of 2pax per departure. Solo traveller will incur single supplement charges. For those research pure trek on authentic tea trail experience crossing paths, tea estates cloud, pygme forests & Bowitiya & Sitha Bushes, ancient & actual settlement tea workers. Only for trekker in chess of get away. MAXIMUM 8 PERSON PER DEPARTURE Do we accept children Unfortunately the walk is a long way, so we won’t allowed kids to venture in this adventure.





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