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3D2N Manigala Trek and Secret Hideout Camp

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At a Glance

At a Glance

This is a 2 nights camping adventure in the Knuckles Mountain Range. The total distance is 18km and you will start trekking from Illukkumbura up to the Manigala Mountain.

Details

3 days 2 nights
Private trip
Up to 12 persons

Activities

Hiking
Other Outdoor Activities
Mountain / Volcano Hikes
Camping

Suitable For

Backpackers
Solo Travellers
Couples
Small Groups

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You want a camping adventure! This 18km trek across 2 days is a perfect outdoor trek to admire nature at it's best with a campfire and barbecue dinner back at camp!

What's included

What's included

  • Manigala Base Camp - Tent (Private)
  • Return Transfer from Kandy
  • Modern camping equipment
  • Meals
  • Campfire and barbecue dinner
  • Accompanying guide
  • Forest entry fee & permission for the trek
  • Refreshment and mineral water during the trek
  • Travel insurance
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Accommodation

Accommodation

Availability

Availability

Scheduled Trip Dates
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Prices shown in USD

Where You'll Meet

Where You'll Meet

  • Airport 07:00am Details
  • Nearest Centre 07:00am Details

What You'll Do

What You'll Do

This is a sample itinerary and may be weather-dependent.
Day 1: Airport/ accommodation - Illukumbra - Manigala Mountain
Airport/ accommodation - Illukumbra - Manigala Mountain

Today you will trek 8 km in the lush forest, along the Knuckles Valley. Be prepared for breathtaking views!

  • 07:00am - Pick-up at Nearest Centre
  • 8 AM: Arrive at Illukumbra. Start hiking from Illukumbra towards the Manigala Mountain. Trek through the lush montane evergreen forest along the Knuckles valley, until you reach the top of the Manigala Mountain.
  • Once you reach the top, you can enjoy the spectacular 360-degree view of the Knuckles mountain ranges. You will spend some time on top before trekking back to the campsite. Overnight stay at Manigala camp.
Day 2: Manigala Base Camp - Kalu Ganga River - Hideout Camp
Manigala Base Camp - Kalu Ganga River - Hideout Camp

Today you will trek down the valley, take a refreshing dip in natural streams! Camp out in a hideaway campsite.

  • 8 AM: You will trek from Manigala camp to Knuckle's Hideout Camp side. You will start trekking towards Bhanalla after breakfast. Enroute the trek, visit an isolated family living in the forest for over 40 years.
  • Stop for lunch near Pathana Waterfalls – a beautiful waterfall deep inside the forest. You also have the option to take a quick dip in the river. Later on, you will continue your trek towards the north face of the Knuckles mountain range and will be staying overnight at BBQ Knuckles Hideout Camp.
Day 3: Hideout Camp - Illukumbra/ the nearest centre

Today you will bid goodbye to the Knuckles Mountain Range!

  • 10 AM: You will leave the campsite after breakfast.
  • 04:00pm - Drop-off at Nearest Centre

Meet your guide

Meet your guide

Sri Lanka Bicycle Holidays

Shakoor's and his team are specialists of outdoor adventure. All the trips are graded to indicate their level of difficulty, with the percentage of on- and off-road riding and the amount of vehicle support also noted in the trip profile to help you find your perfect match. The team will make sure you can fully immerse in local experience and not forget to have fun.
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Covid Policies and Practices

Covid Policies and Practices

Covid Cancellation Policy
If there are strict Covid-19 regulations that prevent you from going on your trip, you may get a full refund via Seek Sophie credits (can be used on multiple bookings with no expiry) or reschedule at no additional costs. Otherwise, we would do our best to help you reschedule in other cases. Read our full policy here.

Policies

Policies

Usual Cancellation Policy (for Non-Covid reasons)
As Sri Lanka Bicycle Holidays would be holding the slot for you and turning down other potential customers, you won’t be able to cancel after you book.

Helpful Questions from Other Travellers

Q
What should I pack?
A
Camera
Hat
Hiking shoes
Personal medications
Sunscreen
Water bottle
Wind jacket
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