For the adventurer in you
Trekking to Hantane
If you’re looking for a way to get close with nature, Hanthana Mountain Range is a popular spot. Located 1240 meters above sea level, the beauty of the scenic mountain range is quite famous, so much so that local songwriters have found inspiration here for their music. The fascinating flora and fauna of the mountains are a great escape from the city.
What’s exciting about this?
Expect to see delightful panoramic views of the grassy plains and trees ahead of you. You’re also sure to come across a number of animals such as rabbits, mongoose, hedgehogs and the occasional wild boar. The mountain range is home to 120 different species of birds, so it’s ideal for the bird watching lovers. Each of the seven individual peaks offers spectacular views of the Kandy, so don’t forget your cameras.
Interested visitors are advised to begin their hike before 9 in the morning and descend by 3 in the afternoon as it can get dark quite fast and heading back down tends to become a task.
Who can enjoy this?
Declared an Environment Protection Area in 2010, interested individuals visiting must be careful and respect the rules that have been set. Professional trekkers will find that the Hanthana Mountain Range is one of immense beauty and not the toughest hike in Sri Lanka. If you consider yourself an adventure seeker, whether you’re experienced or just starting out, then the mountains here are for you.
Why add this to your itinerary
A favourite among many nature enthusiasts, hiking the Hanthana mountain range is not too difficult a task. If you are eager to add a nature-related activity to your itinerary that won’t require too much time or energy, this mountain range is the perfect answer.
Tips before you visit
Here are a few tips to help you with the adventure that lies ahead:
- Carry a water bottle and snacks with you.
- Wear appropriate clothing and footwear to protect yourself from thorns.
- Avoid carrying any form of plastic (if you do, don’t leave it behind)
- Opt to climb during the morning hours and descend before 3 in the evening.
- Beware of wild animals
- The path becomes less clear after the second peak, therefore, it’s best to go with a crowd.
- When it’s misty, visibility is an issue.