A variety of different vegetation types awaits us. Ferns, mosses, bamboo and stretches
of pygmy forest follows before we enter the cloud forest. The hike is like a journey through
time. Endemic plants that impress with their shape and size, quacking frogs and wonderful
birdsongs create a world long since extinct and forgotten in prehistoric times. Not
infrequently, we encounter unique reptiles on our hikes, such as the Leaf-Nosed Lizard or
the Rhino Horned Lizard. Both endemic to the Knuckles mountains and they complete the
impression of forgotten worlds. We leave the well-known hiking trails and cross dense wood
until we reach the river hidden in the deep forest. Nature shows itself from a unique and
indescribable side, still untouched and virgin. The way is now much more demanding and
it requires sure-footedness. The smooth stones can be slippery and the green areas can be
a bit muddy after rain. But it pays off. The dense forest opens and we are on a plateau from
which the river turns into a waterfall and pours into the valley. Nature at its best.
Meeting point – BFA pick up point, Thangappuwa (7 .00 AM)
What to bring
Jacket / Rain Jacket
Camera/ Binoculars etc.
Duration 3-4 hours .( depending on weather and fitness level of guests). Physical status of guests (FIT) (Age 13+) Snacks – Tea/Coffee/Biscuits/Fruits will be provided on the trail. After returning, Lunch can be provided with tea/coffee/drinks at BFA camp at cost. (local cousin)
BFA pick up point, Thangappuwa
7 .00 AM
Snacks – Tea, Coffee, Biscuits, Fruits will be provided on the trail.
After returning, Lunch can be provided with tea/coffee/drinks at BFA camp atcost. (local cousin)