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SRI LANKA - TREKKING Tours Trekking to Kirigalpoththa Mountains
Trekking to Kirigalpoththa Mountains
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 KM 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.
Arrival time will be 6.30 AM at the Horton Plains National Park.
Brief description of the route and the hike.
Starting the hike at 6.45 A.M.
Estimated time to reach the top by 12.15 PM (Lunch will be provided)