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“The Surprising Hike”

Horton Plains National Park
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Private Day Trip: Horton Plains and Pedro Tea...
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Reviewed 8 May 2012

The hike on the way up to World's End was tolerable. Generally a flat terrain, however the way back out after the incredible view is filled with surprises. It's a good mix of high rocky climbs and vast spaces of flat terrains. However, highly recommended still. My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed it!

3  Thank Ctzee
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Reviewed 6 May 2012

Ask to be driven to the Horton plains visitor center (ca. 1,5 h on windy roads with wonderful views). You should set off from Nuwara Eliya at about 05:30 just before sunrise to be at the visitor center at about 07:00. At the visitor center in the middle of nowhere you find a big carpark with minivans, busses etc. All sorts of groups arrive with drivers and guides. You have to pay an entrance fee. Be under the first ones and most of all walk straight to the big worlds end which you will reach at about 08:30-09:00: Then you have a chance of the spectacular far view from the plateau over a steep and about 900m high cliff. As the sun rises quickly and it becomes warm clouds will form and at about 09:30 to 10:00 (when we arrived) you will face the pure imagination of it – a dense white nothing. The 9km / 3 h walk on uneven eroded paths that like firm shoes is beautiful and reminds a bit of a tropical version of Scotland. Fog arises from the trees, you can see deer and some nice birds – again: try to be on your own and enjoy it quietly. Another advantage if you start early: You are back in the car park at 12:00 - to 12:30 walking relaxed, taking pics and having a sit down at worlds end and the baker falls. So you are back in NE at about 14:00 and could perfectly visit a tea estate...

12  Thank George H
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Reviewed 1 May 2012

Great place for a hike of feel with breathtaking views, best visited at mornings though the weather is quite unpredictable. A nature lovers must visit reserve....

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Reviewed 29 April 2012

This is a 9 km round trip walk, (can be shortened) on which at times the path is very badly eroded and in places could be treacherous if rain falling.
I was surprised that there was no gaurd rails at the two main viewing points to prevent potential to fall a great distance and would suggest that this is not a trip that young children should make.
It is an enjoyable walk for those that are used to hill walking, not that there is any great ascents or descents but in terms of the underfoot conditions, and I would suggest a good solid shoe would provide best comfort.

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Reviewed 20 April 2012

No views after 10am due to clouds so go early. Path worn in places due to heavy rains but this just brings out the colours of the rocks. Do stay away from the edge.

Thank KangaOnTour
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