Horton Plains Trekking Tour


Explore Horton Plains National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site; Horton plain N.P forms an undulating plateau of more than 2000 meters high. This park consists of open grasslands interpenetrates with umbrella-shaped montane forest patches. Sri Lanka’s second and third highest mountains namely, mount Kirigalpotta (2389m) and Thotupolakanda(2357 m) are visible at the edge of the plateau adding a picturesque backdrop to the park. But the most famous and stunning feature of the park is the World’s End, where the plateau comes to a sudden end, and drops straight down for 880 meters. The scenic plains of the park often obscured by mist are excellent walking grounds for visitors.

The western slope of Horton N.P comprises of the most extensive breathtaking montane cloud forest surviving in Sri Lanka. The plain area of stupendous beauty and contains most of the endemic plants and animals that reside in Sri Lanka wet and montane zones. The plateau is 2100 m in heights, which is the highest point table in Sri Lanka.


Horton Plains Trekking Tour will start at 7.30 am from Kandy, Gampola, Nuwara Eliya to Horton plains national park. On the way, you can see the highest lack in Sri Lanka and also you can feel cool, crisp breezes and magnificent views of Ambewela Milk Farm. This tour takes you on a 9 Km trek through the moist tropical jungle, within its dense undergrowth and some wide-open fields. The charm and richness of the mountain range concealed in mist, encircling the plain are enhanced by the sparkling barkers falls. Two escarpments the Mini-worlds end and the Greater Worlds end that drops by 274 m and 880 m respectively are also located within this national park at the southern boundary.

A variety of wildlife including endemic Rhino-horned and Hump-nosed Lizards, highland bird species including the Sri Lanka White-eye, Dull-blue Flycatcher, Sri Lanka Bush Warbler, Yellow-eared Bulbul may be encountered. Also keep your eye out for troops of Bear Monkey, and Sambar (Sri Lanka’s largest species of deer) which are regularly seen in the plains close to the entrance.

  • 07.30 am – Pick-up from hotel
  • 04.00 pm – Departure & dropped off to the hotel

Tour Highlight

  • 8 Hours guided trip
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • 1-3 guests – Tuk-tuk | More than 4 – Optional
  • English speaking professional private guide
  • Available refreshment & 1.5L bottle of water per guest
  • National park fees including all taxes

Additional Informations about Horton Plains Trekking Tour: Before making a reservation at 4restlanka Tours we encourage you to follow this information, Not recommended for pregnant women | Not recommended for participant with serious medical conditions | Vegetarian option is available and if food affects your health conditions please inform us before the tour | The tour and visit some destinations may change depending on weather conditions | The duration of the transfers will depend on the time of day and traffic condition | Recommend to wear shoes for your choice | Lower price rate in Sri Lanka | Prices depend on how many people in your party

I can highly recommend the Ella day tour with 4rest Lanka Tours! Dilan safely guided me through Ella Rock, Little Adam's Peak and Nine Arch Bridge. He responded promptly to my emails, is very reliable and communicative. He was well prepared for the trip and told some interesting historical facts and details on the visited placed as well. We were not rushing, but gave me time to hike at my own pace. It was really a lovely day!
We had the most amazing tour with Dilan last year! We booked 2 tours with him - one for an elephant safari at the Udawalawe national park, and then the next day for a waterfall hike. He was so knowledgable, and so accommodating to tailor the tours to what we were interested in seeing more of. He also surprised us with a 2nd secret, hidden waterfall and pulled out packed lunches his mother had made for us 🙂 It was a very special few days we spent with Dilan understanding more about the Sri Lankan culture and history, and the beauty of the country. We will never forget it, and we'd recommend Dilan and 4rest Lanka Tours to anyone going to Sri Lanka!
I spent a wonderful day hiking in Horton Plains with Dilan. He is the most kind guide and host you can get. Dilan has also a good knowledge of Sri Lankan history and nature. Highly recommended.
Matt A
Matt A
I booked the x6 waterfalls and had Dilan txt me the night before to confirm everything. He even added in a trip to lipton tea and a buddha statue which was not on the itenerary to which I couldnt say no to. He picked me up on his motorbike as it was faster and easier to travel to all the spots and I agreed as Ive done it before around Asia ans i enjoy the fresh breeze. Went to the newly built buddha statue on Ellas hill top with awsome biews of the city then went to Lipton tea. It was amazing views EVERYWHERE we rode. Then came all the waterfalls which I captured many awsome pics. Dilun was awsome and kind and reliable. Highly reccomend to fellow travellers, he wont dissapoint. 🤙🙌
We thoroughly enjoyed an almost day-long adventure tour with our very knowledgeable guide Dilan (Ella Rock, Adam’s Peak, and 9 Arch Bridge). He picked us up from our homestay for an early start to Ella Rock. We walked along the tracks for a bit, before starting an invigorating ascent towards the Rock. Dilan knew the trails very well and expertly (and safely) guided us to the top while giving us insight into some of the environmental issues as well while adding some personal stories to the mix. We had to catch a late breakfast at our homestay after our hike, and Dilan was accommodating and even found us a shortcut to our homestay so we could make it on time. After breakfast, we headed to the 9 Arch bridge, where we were able to watch the train from a great vantage point. Dilan gave us some interesting history of the bridge and the man behind the arch design. After a quick break, we continued on to Adam’s peak for another hike (a little less strenuous than Ella rock). At the end, we were quite pleasantly tired from the days activities, and we stopped for a late lunch before the end our the tour. Dilan also gave us some tips on other interesting places to visit and what to look for. Thanks Dilan!



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