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Trip Location: Ella
06:30: You will be picked up from your hotel and driven Bandarawela or Ella railway stations to catch the train to Ohiya. This one and half hours train journey is one of the best scenic journeys in the railway network of Sri Lanka.
08:30: Arrive at the trekking starting point. Your guide will give you a brief introduction about the trekking prior to the start.
08:45: Hike through the rugged terrain passing some wonderful valleys, waterfalls and tea fields. The cool climate makes it an attractive destination for nature trekkers.
13:00: Visit Bambarakanda waterfalls and enjoy your lunch with chilled beer.
14:30: Enjoy a river bath and refresh before leaving the place.
16:30: You will be dropped off at your hotel.
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- The best time for doing the Devil’s Staircase Trek is during the mornings before the sun is above the head.
- December to April is the best season to do the Devil’s Staircase Hike. July and August are also the recommended months for the Devil’s Staircase Trek.
- The trek is one of the famous treks from Ella.
- The town of Ella is at an elevation of 1041 m and can be seen from the vantage points along the trek. Ella is a picturesque province of Sri Lanka surrounded by hills covered with tea estates and cloud forests.
The Devil’s Staircase Hike is considered to be moderately difficult as it does not have steep climbs and can be carried out by anyone with little to no experience. The Devil’s Staircase difficulty is comparatively lesser to many other treks in Sri Lanka. The trail is famous for being one of the most famous hiking and jeep trails where offroad driving enthusiasts can have a memorable experience.
Children 10 years and younger are not recommended for the Devil’s Staircase Hike and all children must be accompanied by adults. The time duration of this hiking activity is 10 hours and starts at 6:30 am and continues till 4:30 pm. The Devil’s Staircase difficulty is comparatively less as it does not have steep climbs and passes through rugged terrain with views of some beautiful valleys, hills, and waterfalls along the way.
Yes, the Devil’s Staircase is one of the most famous hiking and jeep trails in Sri Lanka.
The trail passes through one of the most scenic landscapes that Sri Lanka has to offer, passing through green covered valleys and hills. Tea plantations and small streams running across the trail make the journey more photogenic and memorable.
Enjoy a bath in the cool and fresh waters of the bubbling river which takes away the strain from the hike. The hike takes you to Bambarakanda which is a spectacular waterfall formed by the Kuda Oya which is a branch of the Walawe river.
The Bambarakanda waterfall is the tallest in Sri Lanka with a height of 263 m and also ranks 299th in the list of the highest waterfalls in the world. A delicious lunch, refreshing beverages, and chilled beer are served here with a view of the wonderful waterfalls.
The other inclusions in this activity are :
- Hotel Pick up by TukTuk and drop off by an Air-conditioned car
- Refreshments and water bottles
- Trekking guide
- Lunch with chilled beer
- All government taxes
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