The Hanthana Mountain Range, tea plantations, local villages and breathtaking views are all within walking distance from Jungle Tide. Whether it’s just a stroll around the village or a day-long trek into the mountains.
Hanthana is the first stage of a planned 300km hiking route through the whole of Sri Lanka’s tea country. We are delighted to be closely associated with this important venture.
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We can arrange guided treks with a trekking and bird expert if booked in advance.
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The Hanthana Mountain Range was declared as an environmental protection area in February 2010 under the National Environment Act.
The mountain range consists of seven peaks, the fourth being the highest, Uura Kanda at 1150m. The last and most challenging peaks along the range are known as Katusukonda, as they resemble a lizard’s back.
There are many different trails with varying levels of difficulty from easy walks, to moderate and even extreme hikes.
The closest starting point to Jungle Tide, and the main hike is from the 4th mile post Kandy bus stop, which is right in the middle of the tea plantations.
It takes around 1 hour and 20 minutes to reach this starting point from Jungle Tide walking along the beautiful country road back towards Kandy.
From there the path is well marked and a little steep and it takes around an hour to reach the first peak and another 20-30 minutes for the 2nd peak depending on your level of fitness! The 4th mile point is 860m high, so the climb takes you up 290m to the highest point.
Hanthana can be hiked from various routes;
To hike from the Peradeniya area is approximately a 6 hour round trip.
Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views across Kandy City, the Knuckles range, the Dolosbage range of Aranayake, and the hills of the Sabaragamuwa region.
Note: It is recommended to start before 9am and descend before 3pm
We have several self-guided walks mapped out for guests or you can just head off and explore the surrounding villages and trails in your own way.
Just click the arrow below to filter through what we have mapped.