Nuwara Eliya to Kirigalpoththa Trekking (Via Horton Plains)

A city in Sri Lanka’s Central Province’s hill country is called Nuwara Eliya. Its name translates to “city of light” or “city on the plain (table land)”. The city, which has a gorgeous environment and a temperate temperature, serves as the administrative center of the Nuwara Eliya District. It is thought to be the most significant area for tea production in Sri Lanka and is located there, at an elevation of 1,868 m (6,128 ft). The tallest peak in Sri Lanka, Pidurutalagala, guards above the city. The coolest region in Sri Lanka is Nuwara Eliya, which is recognized for its moderate climate. 

 The famous Horton Plains is a nature reserve with a beautiful landscape of hills, woodland and pastures. The highest plateau on the island with an area of about 10,000 hectares. The place is also called the world’s end because of its mystical landscapes of waterfalls, misty lakes and muddy types of flora and fauna.

Kirigalpoththa 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. Attempting Kirigalpoththa is for the daring adventurers only as the conditions can be treacherous due to the difficulty of the terrain and weather.



  • Welcome by our representative and pickup from the hotel
  • Arrival at Horton Plains by 7.30 a.m.
  • Brief description of the route and the hike.
  • Rest stops within every 1.5 K.M.
  • Refreshments
  • Estimated time to reach the top by 12.15 p.m.
  • Lunch
  • Photography session
  • Climbing down by 1.15 P.M
  • Refreshments
  • Reaching the trail head by 3.30 p.m. 
  • Travel back to hotel


  • Lunch.
  • Refreshments with energy slabs.
  • First aid, nursing officer, experienced naturalist, park official from DWC
  • Park entrance tickets.
  • Back up vehicle for emergency transport.
  • Support staff fee for guide, helper(s), driver and qualified first aid officer.
  • transportation up to the trail head at Horton Plains National Park.
  • Any additional beverages or food would ordered extra.
  • Any tips to the staff.
  • Optional Activities.
  • Services not included in “Includes”.
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