Corbett’s Gap is one of the highest mountain passes in Sri Lanka named after British Army Colonel, naturalist and adventurer, Jim Corbett. The hike is mostly along an abandoned jeep track that cuts through the Knuckles Conservation Forest, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. These montane cloud forests, where the land rises to 3000 ft above sea level, are home to an extraordinary range of flora and fauna, including several endangered species such as the western purple-faced langur, and the Sri Lankan leopard.

This trip begins with an hour’s drive through stunning mountain vistas, verdant tea fields and the daily life of a very rural local village nestled in the foothills of the mountains. Soon you enter a thick lush cloud forest canopy heavy with mist and dew and reach Corbett’s Gap with its panoramic breath-taking views. After a small snack, journey back down to your pickup point and return to Santani.

Distance : 10 km walk
Duration : 4.5 hours

Preferred attire – long bottoms, trainers/walking boots and a backpack.

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