misty valley trail knuckles mountain range sri lanka

Explorer by Mahoora

Misty Valley Trail

The Misty Valley trekking trail takes you back in time; reminiscent of childhood stories of ancient Sri Lankan village life. To some of you travellers, these villages may not even exist and to some of you - they may simply be part of the imagination.

It is our joy to take you on a journey that still exists, a  trekking trail that takes you from Chena (slash and burn) cultivations, to picturesque terraced paddy fields and forests patches, to reach sleepy villages in the Misty Valley. What’s more, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the villagers’ genuine warmth and sip a cup of freshly brewed tea or enjoy typical regional cuisine, made to perfection by the womenfolk.

Misty Valley Trail Knuckles Mountain Range Sri Lanka 1We will visit a house in one of the villages where you will be hosted for a cup of tea or lunch a place where you will be able to experience the local hospitality and flavour some local delicacies based on recipes that are passed down from generation to generation.

Nevertheless modernization is imprinting it’s arrival. The changes are inevitable. The panoramic hills and the stretches of grasslands are slowly beginning to fill with small hotels. The  gravel roads that were used as walking paths are now paved allowing motorists to access the villages by vehicles,

Although it is hard to be absolutely precise about how hard a walk may be,we have developed a guideline that is likely to help you in understanding the level of intensity of the trekking trail. Trail Grading Guidelines



Grading of the trail - B (Moderate)

  • Timing: approximately 6 hours on foot - Full Day

  • Total distance: 8  km - from Explorer by Mahoora campsite and back to the campsite:

    • Journey commences after breakfast

  • Option of return to the campsite via vehicle transfer

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What's included in these fully guided trekking trails

  • An expert local guide from the area who has roamed in this region for decades.

  • Professional Naturalist who will explain and interpret social life, nature encounters and sightings.

  • Snacks & Water

  • First-Aid and required backup for any emergency.   

  • Tea, snacks/ Lunch according to the programme and the timing.  

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B E S T   R A T E S   G U A R A N T E E D !


Much more than just a great place to stay

"Thanks to our guide Avinka we had five great safaris staying four nights just after reopening this February. The staff made us feel so very welcome during the entire stay.

The safaries are just wonderful, and having a great guide in your vehicle makes a big difference. Avinka can spot animals you would never see and we were even lucky enough to sight leopards on the trees, close to our vehicle, and also running through the field. The wildlife is so exciting that you will have a great experience even if you don‘t see any leopards. We also had a great driver, which is essential if you drive through difficult territory. You are being taken care of the entire time, so even for those who do safaris for the first time, you will always feel safe.

The camp itself is very comfortable, you get everything you can think of, and on top of the great food being served with so much attention and friendliness. You also get wonderful vegetarian and vegan options. They put on bonfires at night, which makes it unforgettable.
When booking and making plans, you get great support from the headquarters, even if it gets difficult since you have to change your plans.
The best thing what can happen to you at the end of a vacation is when you are a bit sad to leave the place, having experienced something to remember forever, and the team does everything for this to happen. Thank you so much"

Axel S wrote, Traveled with family
January 2021

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