Riverston Base Camp is located on the East Bank of Knuckles, also known as Sri Lanka’s waterfall district, which is why campers are spoilt for choice when it comes to waterfalls. Explore a variety of magnificent
waterfalls from the Knuckles Range of mountains or the Sera Ella, which can be easily accessed from the side of the road, where campers frequently hike and trek. Additionally, The Thelgamu Oya and The Kaluganga Oya both begin in this region adding to this landscape’s beauty.
Manigala is a breathtaking area where both the natural surroundings and Sri Lankan traditions have remained untouched throughout the years. One of the few places where tradition is placed above all, Manigala is located within the Knuckles Mountain Range where campers can also witness the absolute beauty of the Thelgamu Oya.
Flowing freely off the Knuckles Mountain Range, Thelgamu Oya is home to a variety of streams and waterfalls, which makes this the perfect area to bathe and splash around in. Whilst the shallow streams flow with clean water through natural rock pools and under tre es, the deeper pools are dangerous to swim or dive in but is ideal for observing a colourful variety of freshwater fish, which is also a popular fishing area, and attracts many bird watching enthusiasts as the delightful chirping of many species of birds makes this a relaxing spot for nature lovers.
Because hiking in Riverston entails passing through luscious greenery and running streams surrounded by the sound of birds and other wildlife, hikers and nature lovers flock to Riverston abundantly. We are more than happy to provide a guide, a resident of the village, upon request.
The following are two of the most popular hikes offered by Riverston BaseCamp:
Walpolamulla hike – Rs. 2000/-
Manigala hike – Rs. 1500/-
(The specified amount is the guide fee per hike)