Lakegala Mountain being one of the steepest mountains in Sri Lanka is certainly a hiker’s paradise and a destination for best adventure vacations. The mountain is 1310metres tall and it is in the knuckles mountain range.
The hike towards this marvellous location is truly an adventure. You can enjoy spectacular views of the hills and the surrounding from the top of the mountain. Being one of the active holiday destinations in Sri Lanka a visit here will definitely be a worthwhile and a thrilling experience.
Embark on an Adventure
Being rated as one of the best Hiking destinations in Sri Lanka by The Adventure Travel Site, the Lakegala Mountains will challenge your endurance to the core. The mountain has a rough terrain which includes a vertical incline which is almost 100 meters tall you need to be an experienced climber to tackle this rock. But the view and memories you gain climbing this magnificent mountain will never fade.
Even though there are many ways of getting up there, the safest and the easiest is through ‘Meemure‘ which is the closest village in the vicinity and it is the place where you can find accommodation, the village is located near the Hunnasgiriya town which is a 1.5 hours bus journey away from Kandy town and from Hunnasgiria town you have to again take a bus to reach Meemure. If not you can take a taxi (3- wheeler) to reach here.
Where to stay
You might need a whole day to travel Meemure form Colombo so if you are planning to stay the night at this village the most common places to stay are the temple and the school and sometimes you can also stay at a villagers house if they approve. You have to start your climb in morning hours, the earlier the better so it is necessary to rest well and start your climb early.
Things to take and things to remember
Remember you are planning to climb a mountain and you are far from help so it is necessary to take all the necessary gear with you for a safe and effective hike. Some of the things you might need are a good pair of shoes, a bottle of water, climbing ropes and a small first aid kit in cases of emergency you might also need a knife or a multipurpose tool and be vigilant of your surroundings all the time and safety should be your first priority
Fritzjames Stephen is a travel writer, who writes content based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life. Google+