Horton Plains Trekking Tour From Ella
Explore Horton Plains National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site; Horton plain National Park 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 National Park comprises 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 6.00 am from Ella railway station to Ohiya by the morning train. 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 plains 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.
- 06.00 am – Pick-up from hotel
- 05.00 pm – Departure & dropped off to the hotel
- 8 Hours guided trip
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
- Train and Private transportation
- 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
A very nice trip from Ella to the Horton Plains! It was super spontaneous – we asked via whatsapp for a hiking trip to the Worlds End on the next day! Because the trains were fully booked, our guide arranged immediately a private Tuctuc for the round trip. He brought very delicious homemade food, took care of everything, was really nice and helpfull and gave us a good tour through the amazing national park! Highly recommended!
Angelaa_Rosaa, Germany –
We did a hiking tour to the Horton Plains with Dilan. He picked us up with a TukTuk in Ella and we did the rest by train.
It’s the same train you take from Ella to Kandy.
Starting the trek in the Horton Plains to Little Worlds End, World’s End, and came back over the baker falls. The whole tour took about 9 hours until back in Ella again. Trek was about 9km, quite easy to do.
Dilan was a great guide, very welcoming, very good English. It was a pleasure spending time with him. Highly recommended.
AnneJohanna , Vantaa, Finland –
Great day in Horton Plains
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.