Kirigalpoththa Mountain Hike Via Horton Plains

Starting From

USD 160.00

Per Person
Nature & Wildlife  Adventure 
Full Day
06:45
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Overview

Get the most out of your short stay in Nuwara Eliya with a hiking tour to Kirigalpoththa which is the 2nd highest Mountain of Sri Lanka after Pidurutalagala. With a peak elevation of 2,388 meters above sea level, Kirigalpoththa is the highest point in the Horton Plains National Park and also the highest peak accessible to the public. This 7 K.M trail (one way) will take around 5 1/2 hours of trekking, hiking & mountaineering challenges.

Itinerary

05:45
You will be picked up early morning and transferred to Horton plains national park. On arrival, our nature guide will give you a brief description of the route and the hike.
06:45
Arrive at Horton Plains and start the hike. This mountain hike gives you a chance to climb up Kirigalpoththa, the second highest mountain in Sri Lanka. Feel the exhilaration of hiking up the mountain by a single overgrown trail with several difficult hiking and mountaineering sections. Pass through scenic grass plains, cloud forests, bogs and steep rocky surfaces.
9:00
Discover the exceedingly beautiful nature and varied wildlife in Horton Plains and Kirigalpoththa. Enjoy your picnic lunch in an outdoor location surrounded by the mountains. Take photographs of the best views. Sri Lankan Leopard & Sambur are the bigger wild animals you may sometimes come across; if you are lucky, you may even encounter a few endemic bird species as well.
13:00
Enjoy your picnic lunch in an outdoor location surrounded by the mountains.
17:30
Arrive back to the trail head where you will get in to your vehicle for the drive back to your hotel in Nuwara Eliya.

Tour Includes

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Picnic Lunch
  • Refreshments with energy slabs.
  • First aid
  • Park entrance tickets.
  • Back up vehicle for emergency transport.
  • Support staff fee for guide, helper(s), driver and qualified first aid officer.

Tour Excludes

  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Gratuities (recommended)

Know Before You Go

  • Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.
  • Roundtrip transportation is available from most centrally located Nuwara Eliya hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation. Pick up time and the time duration will be changed according to the Pickup location.
  • Gratuity is not included and is left to individual discretion.
  • You should wear comfortable clothing.

Tour Conditions

  • Children 10 Years and younger are not recommended.
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Adult price is applicable for all the participants.
  • This activity is subject to cancellation based on inclement weather. Activity can be rescheduled or the payment could be refunded.

 

Cancellation Policy

 

  • 49 hours prior to the scheduled starting time: No Cancellation Fee
  • Within 48 hours prior to the scheduled starting time: 100% Cancellation Fee.
  • No Shows - 100% Cancellation Fee.

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