1 Trekking Hanthana to KandyThe birdwatcher's quest through Hanthana Mountain Range – Kandy

Wander through cold tea estates before trekking across Hanthana Mountain Range, known to be beautifully overwhelmed by everything from endemic birds to raptors.


Why should you book this trip?

  • It’s a great addition to your “things to do in Kandy” list.
  • True experience of the natural beauty of the hill country and it’s an ideal trail to go bird watching.
  • Fantastic, moderate treks which burn the extra calories gained during the holiday.
  • Option to visit the Sri Lanka Tea Industry Museum and acquire more knowledge about the history of Sri Lanka’s tea industry.
  • Hassle free, pickup and drop-off package from the Kandy city hotels you are staying in.
  • You will be led by an experienced naturalist.


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 18 USD

1 PERSON   - 44 USD                         


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Quick Facts

  • Availability – all year around
  • Starting point: Hanthana.
  • You will be picked up and brought back to any city hotel in Kandy. If you are away from the Kandy municipality limits, we will pick you up from the Kandy Railway Station. Alternatively you could come to trail’s starting point in Hanthana.
  • Preferred starting time: 7.30 a.m.
  • Arrival and departure transport for any location could be arranged on request for an additional cost
  • Not recommended for children under 12 years.
  • It’s possible to extend this activity with accommodation.

You will meet



Dhanula Jayasinghe is a young and dynamic environmentalist who gained a thirst for knowledge on nature and wildlife at a young age and has actively pursued his dreams ever since. He is currently reading for his B.Sc. Special Degree in Zoology at the Faculty of Science of the University of Peradeniya while having completed several training programmes on nature and leadership. He has had many published papers on subjects ranging from dragonflies to elephants. With the passion for nature still burning brightly within him, he says that he is dedicated to excelling in his chosen field.




Included in the price

  • Services of a local trekking guide for the trek.
  • Bottled water


  • Any transportation
  • Any additional beverage or food, which would be ordered extra
  • Any personal effects not mentioned here
  • Any tips for the staff
  • Any others expenses not mentioned in ‘Price Inclusions’ section


Tour in brief 

  • Sri Lanka Day Tours offers a 6-9km trek through mountainous terrain in Hanthana. You typically start the trek from the pre-agreed point in Hanthana, after a briefing.
  • Known for its many species of birds, the Hanthana mountain range is ideal for bird watching. You may even see several species of raptors and some species of endemic birds as well.
  • The trail includes several ascents as well as descents, and you will be hiking among tea estates of the “Upper Lance” before reaching the Hanthana mountain range. After traversing the Hanthana range, you will come across a footpath leading to Kandy. This footpath is ideal for watching birds, and to see the picturesque landscapes of the towns of Kandy, Galaha, and Peradeniya.
  • Sri Lanka is a country with rapid economic and technological growth. The Hanthana area was chosen as the location for a few radio transmission towers due to the optimum height provided for maximum coverage. You will be able to see these towers up close on the way.
  • You will get a chance to visit the Sri Lanka Tea Industry Museum, where you will be able to get an insight into the history of how Sri Lanka became the manufacturer of the best tea in the world.
  • After the museum stop, we will get into our vehicle to head back to the city.


  • Clients should bring suitable clothing for warm, windy and rainy conditions.
  • Recommended items such as insect repellent and sun lotion should be brought by clients.
  • Lightweight clothes and biking shoes and boots should be worn during the trial.
  • Water bottles and refreshments should be carried by clients at all times.


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