Babarakanda Trail

“Visit the highest waterfall in Sri Lanka through an 18 km intense hike and experience the treacherous “Satan’s Steps”


Why should you book this trip?

  • Experience the highest waterfall of SriLanka (795ft) with a hike through huge steps rocks.

  • Unforgettable trekking experience on the treacherous road known as “Satan’s Steps”.

  • A trail through pine plantations and village settlements.

  • Take in the magnificent landscapes and riverine habitats of flora and fauna.

  • An experienced trekker to guide you through the entire tour.

  • Opportunity to indulge in photography and unique sightseeing.



 26 USD

11 and above - 26 USD PER PERSON


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  Quick Facts

  • App. Distance: 18km
  • Duration: 4 - 5 hours
  • Starting time: 7.30 a.m.
  • Meeting point: Belihuloya River Garden Hotel
  • Specially exciting  for hardcore hikers


You will meet



Hailing from a rural village in Kinchigune, Belihuloya, Hemantha first joined Eco Team as a gardener some 15 years ago! Eager to pursue his passion for nature and adventure (plus not letting the other adventure specialists and naturalists have all the fun) he soon learned the ropes to becoming an Adventure & Activity Specialist. Retiring his green thumb, he’s known today for being an avid birdwatcher and extreme wildlife enthusiast, amidst leading adventure programmes at the Kinchigune campsite. An expert in everything from canoeing and cycling, to rope challenges and stewarding, Hemantha is always game for new adventures!


Included in the price

  • Well experienced trekker/guide

  • Refreshments during the trail

  • Permission from relevant authorities

  • All Government taxes



  • Extra beverages purchased by guests

  • Transportation to and from the meeting point

  • Tips for the staff

  • Any additional expenses not mentioned in the “Included in the Tour Price” description

Tour in brief

Bambarakanda Ella, [‘ella’ means falls] with a height of 795ft, contrary to the common belief, is the highest waterfall on the island. Although it doesn't possess a massive volume of water, it boasts of splendor and is very scenic.

A footpath leading to the Bambarakanda Waterfall, is off the Maha Eliya-Kalupahana (Horton Plains) road which is known as the “Satan's Steps” - as was dubbed by English planters during the colonial period. This path is about six (6) km from Kalupahana on the Colombo-Badulla main road. From the main road, after a considerable climb and a few hairpin bends along the rough and bumpy road, you come to the vicinity of the waterfall. From here, it's a walk of about half a kilometer of a rather challenging walk through a wooded area to the base of the waterfall, where you will be struck by the sight of a pool of crystal pure and chilly clear water. No doubt, you will be enticed to enjoy a dip in this ideal bathing spot at Bambarakanda Ella.



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