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Private Guided Railroad Hike to Horton Plains Borders

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    What to Expect
    Greet your guide at Pattipola railway station and after an introduction, set off alongside the railroad. Wear comfortable shoes and bring clothes for warm, windy, or rainy conditions.

    At 6,240 feet (1,891 meters), Pattipola station is Sri Lanka's highest, so the tracks afford fabulous views. Take refreshment stops, and after a 1.9-mile (3-kilometer) walk, reach Tunnel 18, the island's highest and third-longest at 1,079 feet (329 meters), and its darkest for narrowing at one end.

    The tunnel is also unusual for bridging Sri Lanka’s dry and wet regions. The entrance enjoys comparatively dry and clear weather while the other end lies in the highlands, and is often cloaked in mist and rain.

    Admire the spectacular highland views at both tunnel mouths and after exiting, continue to Ohiya station. Refuel here with a picnic lunch of pasta, boiled egg, sausages and fruit before trekking on to Horton Plains National Park.

    Climb a steep-yet-beautiful jungle path for 1.25 miles (2 kilometers) before hiking through the lush Ohiya region, taking photos and enjoying awesome mountain and valley views on route.

    Your 8.6-mile (14-kilometer) hike then finishes at about 5pm at the edges of Horton Plains.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point: Pattipola railway station

    Address: Pattipola railway station, Pattipola

    Dates: Daily

    Return point: Horton plains border
    Departure Time
    7:30 AM
    9h 30m
    Return Details
    Horton plains border
    • Lunch
    • Refreshments with energy slabs
    • First aid with qualified first aid officer
    • Back up vehicle for emergency transport
    • Support staff fee for guide, helper(s), driver and qualified first aid officer(s)
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Any transportation up to the trail head at Pattipola
    • Any additional beverages or food
    • Gratuities for staff (optional)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • A minimum of 02 people per booking is required
    • Difficulty Level: Medium
    • Minimum age is 12 years
    • Personal effects for warm/windy/rainy conditions should be carried by clients
    • The experienced and well-trained guide would take every precaution to ensure the safety and well being of all guests on tour as your safety is our prime concern.
    • Subject to favorable weather conditions
    • Near public transportation
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


    Key Details
    • Duration: 9h 30m
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Languages Offered: English
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