Kandy - 4th mile post
The Hanthana Mountain Range lies in central Sri Lanka, south-west of the city of Kandy. It was declared as an environmental protection area in February 2010 under the National Environment Act. The maximum height of the range is 3800 ft. The mountain range consists of seven peaks. The highest one being the Uura Kanda. The range is a favourite destination among the mountain hikers in Sri Lanka. University of Peradeniya is situated adjacent to the Hanthana mountain range.
Since this is a day tour, the journey begins by leaving from Kandy town at 8.30 in the morning. The trekking starts from the Hanthna 4th mile post at 9 am after a small briefing . There are approximately 3km from the starting point to the 3rd peak. The trekking is an uphill climb usually taking around 2 hours to climb up.
Three Transmitter towers could be found on the way with spectacular views of Kandy city & other mountains. On third peak we are having 1 hour rest & you can refuel yourself with snacks. At the same time you can take photographs as much as you want with the spectacular views of Kandy city & other mountains.
On our way down we aren’t using the same rout . we have to climb down through the jungle & It will take more than 2 hours. Leaches are part of the nature, so you can’t ignore them & get ready to have some leach bites while we are climbing down. Around 4.30 pm we are planning to end our journey near Amaya Hills Hotel.