- Distance: 100km
- Duration: 10 days
- Sponsorship: £3,250
- Registration: £395
Behind the dazzling beauty of Sri Lanka’s world famous beaches is an island of lush jungle, spice gardens, ancient Buddhist temples and an abundance of wildlife – all of which makes for a unique trekking experience. This trek will take you through local villages, crossing paddy fields, across rivers, past mountains and see you tackle the challenging Adam’s Peak (2243m).
This challenge is not only enticing for its unique terrain and culture but allows animal lovers to experience Sri Lanka’s most famous and second largest National Park. Yala National Park is popular for elephant, leopard, bear, crocodile and wild boar. Its open undulating terrain make it ideal territory for elephants, but recently the park has also received much publicity by National Geographic and the Discovery TV channels, which focused on a leopard research, conservation and identification project. Claims have subsequently been made that Yala National Park has the world’s highest concentration of leopard per square kilometre.
Why Trek for the USPCA
Founded in 1836, The Ulster Society for Prevention of Cruelty to animals (USPCA) is the second oldest Animal Welfare Charity in the world. Our aim is to Prevent Cruelty and Relieve Suffering of animals across Northern Ireland. The driving force for our Charitable Activities is our unique commitment to protect All our animals. Every year many animals suffer from neglect and cruelty, with your help we can end this suffering. The USPCA is a registered charity and receives no financial support from government. To continue our work we rely on support from the Northern Ireland Public and voluntary donations to provide funds necessary to fulfil our Charitable services.
How the USPCA will support You!
- A single point of contact within the organisation to support and assist you from registration to completion of the challenge.
- Training guides, hints and tips to get you ready for the big challenge.
- Lots of fundraising ideas and support such as USPCA branded t-shirts, collection buckets, sponsorship forms, posters etc.
- A USPCA representative who will join you on a training day, trek the entire journey and organise a post-trek reunion.
- A USPCA Trek Sri Lanka 2018 T-Shirt.
- Access to a Facebook Group just for your trek, so you can chat with your fellow trekkers beforehand.
Travel Day. Bus departs USPCA.
Flights to Sri Lanka.
Arrive in Colombo and transfer to accommodation.
Orientation and rest up.
Trek begins early morning with a moderately paced trek to stretch the legs. You will trek for 6 hours passing waterfalls and beautiful lush greenery. Arrive at camp for a BBQ dinner.
The trek continues crossing farmlands and more waterfalls. Slightly higher inclines than yesterday but slightly shorter distance. Tonight you will enjoy camp with basic camp beds!
Todays walk takes us from Bogawanatalawa to Kinchigune. A long 8 hour trek stopping for a picnic lunch and tonights accommodation will be a home stay with dinner prepared by the local community.
Today we have another moderate walk for approx 6 hours around lakes and tea plantations to prepare for the ascent to Adams peak tomorrow.
Today we will conquer Adams Peak. This is the toughest day.
Today we celebrate with a morning game drive through the Yala National Park to see elephants and if we are lucky leopards!!
Spend the afternoon relaxing before we complete the celebrations at a gala dinner.
Transfer back to Colomba.
Overnight before return flight.