To hike Kirigalpoththa Mountain (2388m) is up the 2nd tallest mountain in Sri Lanka. This Horton Plains hiking trip Sri Lanka is wonderful and rewarding experience.
The Kirigalpoththa Mountain hike gives you a chance to climb up Kirigalpoththa, the second tallest mountain in Sri Lanka, starting from Horton Plains National Park. 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. Discover the exceedingly beautiful nature and varied wildlife in Horton Plains and Kirigalpoththa. Enjoy lunch surrounded by the mountains. Take photographs of the best views.
To Hike Kirigalpoththa Mountain is a 7km trail. We can collect you from from Ella, Haputale or Bandarawela at about 5:30 am. About one and half hour driving to the gate a starting point, you’ll be passing through Horton Plains National Park, a protected area Which is one of the most famous tourist destination of Sri Lanka. The park’s entrance fee is included in your hiking package.
The Horton Plains National Park has a variety of mammals such as Sambar, chevrotain, wild boar, fishing cat, purple-faced langurs and many others. As one of the Important Bird Areas of Sri Lanka It also has a large numbers of bird species, including some rare and endemic. If you are quiet enough you might get to see some of them during this Horton Plains hiking trip Sri Lanka. You will also pass through a section of the park with many springs, which mark the birth of some of the Largest rivers of the country.
After sometime on the trail you will find yourself climbing up Kirigalpoththa. Standing at 2388m tall, it is the second tallest mountain in the countryside. It is a translation of the tallest mountain in Sri Lanka, Which the public are allowed to climb. The entire trek is approximately 7km long and takes about five to six hours to hike. The terrain and weather can be treacherous and cause Difficulties, you will have to pass through bogs, swamps and high undergrowth, and creditors over rivers or cross slippery rock surfaces. Do not stray from the trail that your hiking guide leads you on.
You can have breaks anywhere you like while you Hike Kirigalpoththa Mountain. You will be Reaching the summit by Noon to enjoy the panoramic views spread out like a feast for your eyes. After a photograph session, you will be having a picnic lunch. Once lunch is completed, you will be returning using the same trail on the way up during this Horton Plains hiking trip Sri Lanka. Up to the gate from the gate you will take the transport to the next destination.