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Horton Plains National Park

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Address: Ohiya, Sri Lanka
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Along with plenty of wildlife, a cliff known as World's End is a top...

Along with plenty of wildlife, a cliff known as World's End is a top attraction at this park.

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$115.00*
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Private Guided Hike to Kirigalpoththa Mountain via Horton Plains
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$82.50*
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Private Guided Railroad Hike to Horton Plains Border
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$62.00*
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Private Day Trip: Horton Plains and Pedro Tea Factory from Nuwara Eliya

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I found this track difficult and definitely needed my walking poles. You need to set off at 6am before cloud rolls in. Few animals seen.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Sus1952
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Quite an expensive trip for a walk around the park. There was not very much water running down the waterfall and we could not see a lot of animals because there were a lot of people walking and talking very loud. Only the worlds end was amazing to see. But is it worth that amount of money for a foreigner?... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I found this track difficult and definitely needed my walking poles. You need to set off at 6am before cloud rolls in. Few animals seen.

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Thank Sus1952
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is beautiful! Glad that we visited. The entrance ticket was pricey but it was total worthy. We finished the 9km trail. World's end is gorgeous. Must visit

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Dunedin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Horton Plains National Park and did the standard loop walk to World’s End on a misty December morning. The cloud lifted enough for us to see something of the World’s End view, and we also enjoyed a couple of moments of actual sunshine later in the morning too. The extent to which the trip to World’s End is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At LRK 3850 admission rate for foreigners a bit expensive like all National Parks but the 9 km trail one can walk there is truely great and gets you some fantastic views from Little World's end and World's end a 870 m almost vertical cliff.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family did a four hour slow trek through a almost 9 km loop trail. Starting leftwards and walking clockwise, with Baker's Falls last. Was probably a good thing to do as the first 1 hour was tougher and if you had walk anti-clockwise, you would probably struggle towards the last 2 to 3 kms. Look at the weathered signboard... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Get up there early as the morning mist is absolutely magic. After a long steep uphill drive you come up on the plateau and views are spectacular. We went in a clear sunny day with our 3 young children and the hike took 4 hours and it's a bit tough. There are very few children on the route, but take... More 

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Pune, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Summary * Definitely Must - if you are a casual trekker and/ or haven't trekked in mountainous areas * Should not miss it - If you have trekked in mountainous areas (Himalayas/ alps/ rockies etc...) / similar national parks (Yosemite/ Swiss/ etc..) and don't mind being overcharged. * Skip it - If you have trekked in mountainous areas/ similar national... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sorry, but I'm pretty perplexed by the reviews claiming this is an "easy" walk. Ok, I'm middle aged, moderately fit and have knee issues, but I still maintain this is challenging in parts particularly if you head off in the World's End clockwise direction of the loop. Walking in the direction of Baker's Falls is definitely the easier route. I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Make sure you take ur walking shoes, water and eat before you start off. The full loop is around 10km but is thoroughly enjoyable. I recommend follwing the world's end and ending on bakers falls which is a nice way to end the walk.

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