Corbett’s Gap – Cloud Forest Hike

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 an UNESCO designated World Heritage Site. These montane cloud forests, where the land rises to 2,500 metres above sea level, are home to an extraordinary range of flora and fauna, including several endangered species such as the westernpurple-faced langur, the Horton Plains slender loris and the Sri Lankan leopard.

This trip begins with an hours drive through stunning mountain vistas, verdant tea fields and 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, you journey back down to your pickup point and the return drive to Santani.

 DURATION

10kms
4.5 hours

Essentials

Long bottoms, trainers/ walking boots, backpack

Package

1-2 people – $140 (extra person + $40)