Trekking to Kirigalpoththa Mountain via Horton Plains Trekking to Kirigalpoththa Mountain via Horton Plains
Trekking to Kirigalpoththa Mountain via Horton Plains Trekking to Kirigalpoththa Mountain via Horton Plains
Trekking to Kirigalpoththa Mountain via Horton Plains Trekking to Kirigalpoththa Mountain via Horton Plains
Trekking to Kirigalpoththa Mountain via Horton Plains Trekking to Kirigalpoththa Mountain via Horton Plains
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. For every eight people who have reached the summit, one has always never reached the summit. A single & a slightly over grown path snake through grassy plains, cloud forest, bog & finally steep rock surfaces. 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.


Horton Plains National Park in Pattipola is a protected area in the central highlands of Sri Lanka and is covered by montane grassland and cloud forest. This plateau at an altitude of 2,100– 2,300 meters (6,900–7,500 ft.) is rich in biodiversity and many species found here are endemic to the region. This region was designated a national park in 1988. It is also a popular tourist destination and is situated 8 kilometers (5.0 mi) from Ohiya, 6 kilometers (3.7 mi) from the world famous Ohiya Gap/Dondra Watch and 32 kilometers (20 mi) from Nuwara Eliya.

Tour Itinerary

  • Arrival time will be 6.30 A.M at the Horton Plains National Park.
  • Brief description of the route and the hike.
  • Starting the hike at 6.45 A.M.
  • 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 5.30 P.M


Our rate includes

  • 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.