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NKAR Travels Successfully Conquers Stage 1 of the Pekoe Trail

Added: (Tue Aug 29 2023)

Pressbox (Press Release) - NKAR Travels & Tours (Pvt) Ltd., a leading brand in the Sri Lankan tourism industry and the premier travel agency in Sri Lanka, has recently embarked on a revolutionary task to breathe new life into the country's tourism sector.

With an impressive 43 years of industry experience, NKAR Travels & Tours is well-positioned to take on this monumental project. Under the visionary leadership of its managing director, Mr. Nilmin Naanayakkara, NKAR Travels & Tours aims to revive tourism in Sri Lanka through innovative strategies and responsible practices.

In the wake of the revitalization of Sri Lankan tourism, NKAR went on a team hike to the newly initiated Pekoe Trail. The Pekoe Trail is the first and foremost long-distance walking trail in Sri Lanka. Spanning a whopping 300 kilometers amidst the verdant hill country of the island, it covers 3 districts and 2 provinces. The Pekoe Trail was designed as a community-based tourism concept to enhance the livelihood of people living in the localities surrounding the trail.

The Pekoe Trail is a long-distance walking trail that promises to captivate adventurous travelers from all around the world. This remarkable trail spans an impressive 300 kilometers through the lush hill country of Sri Lanka, covering three districts and two provinces.

In addition to the Pekoe Trail, there are other notable long-distance hiking trails in Sri Lanka. Some of these include the Knuckles Mountain Range Trek, which takes hikers through a UNESCO World Heritage Site and offers panoramic views of the surrounding hills and valleys. Another popular trail is the Peak Wilderness Sanctuary, where hikers can climb Adam's Peak, a sacred mountain with a footprint-shaped depression believed to be the mark of Buddha, Lord Shiva, or Adam, depending on different religious beliefs.

These long-distance hiking trails in Sri Lanka provide opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts to immerse themselves in the country's natural beauty and explore its diverse landscapes.

Pekoe Trail offers an immersive experience in the heart of Sri Lanka's verdant landscapes. As travelers embark on this unforgettable journey, they will be enchanted by sprawling tea plantations, picturesque villages, and breathtaking views from mist-covered mountain peaks.

The NKAR team divided into four groups and conquered Stage 1 of the Pekoe Trail successfully. Stage 1 spans 12 km, starting from Hantana Tea Museum and ending in Galaha town. The stage 01 is a relatively easy hike with a lower elevation gain that is suitable for novice hikers as well. The hikers can view picturesque Hantana range while trekking this trail.

Along the way, the team did their part for responsible tourism by collecting garbage along the trail. They also gifted stationery to the needy kids along the trail.

More Information - https://www.nkartravelhouse.com/

Submitted by:Brian Wimalasinghe
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