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3D2N Manigala Trek and Secret Hideout Camp

By Sri Lanka Bicycle Holidays

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You want a camping adventure! This 18km trek across 2 days is a perfect outdoor trek to admire nature at it's best with a campfire and barbecue dinner back at camp!


3 days 2 nights
Private trip
This is a 2 nights camping adventure in the Knuckles Mountain Range. The total distance is 18km and you will start trekking from Illukkumbura up to the Manigala Mountain.

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Manigala Mountain
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What's included

From US$ 270 49,058.77 LKR per person
  • 2 night’s accommodation on twin occupancy
  • Modern camping equipment
  • Meals
  • Campfire and barbecue dinner
  • Accompanying guide
  • Forest entry fee & permission for the trek
  • Refreshment and mineral water during the trek
  • All transfers using air-conditioned vehicle (airport or the nearest centre)
  • Travel insurance
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Airport or the nearest centre.
Airport or the nearest centre.
Other Notes

Please include your arrival time upon booking.


Trips available daily
Feb 29
Mar 01
Mar 02
Mar 03
Mar 04
Mar 05
Bookings should be made at least 3 days in advance. View the full calendar to request other dates.


Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Airport/ accommodation - Illukumbra - Manigala Mountain
Airport/ accommodation - Illukumbra - Manigala Mountain

Today you will trek 8 km in the lush forest, along the Knuckles Valley. Be prepared for breathtaking views!

Accommodation: Manigala Base Camp -

  • 7 AM: Pick up from your hotel.
  • 8 AM: Arrive at Illukumbra. Start hiking from Illukumbra towards the Manigala Mountain. Trek through the lush montane evergreen forest along the Knuckles valley, until you reach the top of the Manigala Mountain.
  • Once you reach the top, you can enjoy the spectacular 360-degree view of the Knuckles mountain ranges. You will spend some time on top before trekking back to the campsite. Overnight stay at Manigala camp.
Day 2: Manigala Base Camp - Kalu Ganga River - Hideout Camp
Manigala Base Camp - Kalu Ganga River - Hideout Camp

Today you will trek down the valley, take a refreshing dip in natural streams! Camp out in a hideaway campsite.

  • 8 AM: You will trek from Manigala camp to Knuckle's Hideout Camp side. You will start trekking towards Bhanalla after breakfast. Enroute the trek, visit an isolated family living in the forest for over 40 years.
  • Stop for lunch near Pathana Waterfalls – a beautiful waterfall deep inside the forest. You also have the option to take a quick dip in the river. Later on, you will continue your trek towards the north face of the Knuckles mountain range and will be staying overnight at BBQ Knuckles Hideout Camp.
Day 3: Hideout Camp - Illukumbra/ the nearest centre

Today you will bid goodbye to the Knuckles Mountain Range!

  • 10 AM: You will leave the campsite after breakfast. Drop off time is depending on your destination.

Meet your guide

Sri Lanka Bicycle Holidays

Shakoor's and his team are specialists of outdoor adventure. All the trips are graded to indicate their level of difficulty, with the percentage of on- and off-road riding and the amount of vehicle support also noted in the trip profile to help you find your perfect match. The team will make sure you can fully immerse in local experience and not forget to have fun.
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Sri Lanka Bicycle Holidays Policies

Strict Cancellation Policy
As Sri Lanka Bicycle Holidays pays for your trip’s logistics in advance, you can only cancel for free within 24 hours of your booking, provided that this is at least 2 weeks before your trip starts.
Change of Date
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.

Other Things to Know

Packing list for the trip
Hiking shoes
Personal medications
Water bottle
Wind jacket

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