Sri Lanka’s Pekoe Trail is a 300 kilometer long distance walking trail divided into 22 segments, creating a once in a lifetime curated trekking experience for visitors to Sri Lanka. Stage 15 is one of the easiest and most popular segments 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
Pekoe Trail Stage 15 begins at a temple in Makulella and winds its way through fragrant eucalyptus forests and tea plantations. You will then arrive at the summit of scenic Ella Rock, providing stunning views of the valleys below and Little Adam’s Peak. We recommend pausing at the summit for a packed snack before descending to Kithal Ella station, where you will walk along train tracks before arriving at Ella Town.