Sri Lanka’s Pekoe Trail is a 300 kilometer long trail divided into 22 segments, creating a once in a lifetime curated trekking experience for visitors to Sri Lanka. Stage 16 is an easy and short trek in the Pekoe Trail and has become one of the best things to do in Ella. Experienced hikers can navigate the Pekoe Trail alone as it is fully mapped on popular trekking apps such as Alltrails. Orient Hotel is also able to provide local guides familiar with the trail and surrounding areas for an even more enjoyable and immersive experience
A Trekking Guide to Pekoe Trail Stage 16
Pekoe Trail Stage 16 begins in the tourist hotspot of Ella town and proceeds to Nine Arch Bridge, one of the most popular Instagram spots in Ella, where you will have the opportunity to take some incredible photos. You will then walk along the rail tracks before commencing a stunning hike through the tea estates of Demodora. We recommend pausing here for a packed snack before proceeding on to Demodara train station, home of the Demodora railway loop, another marvel of colonial engineering.
Pekoe Trail Tips and Highlights
Explore With Locals
Our well trained and experienced staff will show you the key sights and photo spots while ensuring your safety and making sure you don’t get lost.
Time for Train Arrival
We recommend timing your trek so that you arrive at Nine Arches in time to see a train crossing the bridge. Contact us for the latest train timetables.
This is a relatively easy trek, suitable for beginners.
Picnic in the Tea Fields
Depart from The Orient Hotel with a packed snack to enjoy as you take in the stunning views of the Tea Estates on this stage of the Pekoe Trail
Three Hour Duration
The Pekoe Trail Stage 16 is nine kilometers long and takes approximately three hours to complete.
Start in Ella Town
The Pekoe Trail Stage 16 has an ideal starting point in Ella, located just 20 minutes from the Orient Hotel.
Reserve a Trek with Us
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