Trekking trip to Ohiya and Horton Plains National Park
The trek starts from Haputale, you will be first trekking through a protected rain forest which will lead to a very scenic mountain cliff where you would be able to witness train passes through the colonial era railway line built by British’s to transport the tea harvest to Colombo port.
Then you will be walking in parallel to railway line amidst misty tea estates with fascinating views of the valley below. You will come across one two railway tunnels and then to a hill country railway station from which point you will be again entering a forest which leads to a scenic cliff where we serve you a picnic meal.
Then again we enter to a forest which is also very scenic and at the end of the forest we will be passing through a very remote tea estate and its village where you would be able to interact with villagers who were originally brought to Sri Lanka from India to work in the tea estates introduced by the British’s. Their way of life is still primitive. You would be able to see tea plucking ladies and weighing of plucked tea harvest. You are encouraged to interact with them and give them some gifts (pens, candies, chocolates etc) where they will highly appreciate and admire.
From this point onwards it will be a descend to another remote tea estate where you will be staying overnight at a home stay where you will be served from their hearts. Do not expect commercial luxury here as this is a basic home stay with basic comforts but very clean. The view from the home stay is very beautiful as it directly sits looking toward a nice view point. On arrival you will be served a warm Tea with a smile. The cook, care taker and your trekking guide will ensure that your stay here will be pleasant one by going that extra mile. They will show you how to wear the Sri Lankan traditional dress for ladies, the Saree, sing songs after a warm dinner with Sri Lankan rice and curry and share their life experiences in this remote tea estate village.
Wake up in the morning at about 6 am and enjoy some stunning views of the mist clad mountains from the garden of our home stay while sipping a warm cup of Ceylon Tea.
After breakfast we will start the trek to Horton Plains through the tea estates and then through the forest overlooking some of the best sceneries in the hill country which the ordinary traveler to Sri Lanka is not privileged to witness.
When you come out from the forest you will be then transferred to the entrance gate of the Horton Plains National park in a vehicle at which point where we start a another trek of approximately four hours inside Horton Plains National Park to see World’s end point, Baker’s Falls and chimney pools which feeds/starting point of all most all major rivers of Sri Lanka. During this trek you will be served a picnic meal.
Finally, we are at the end of our two days trekking trip of Sri Lanka’s central highlands where you will be met with your driver at the gate of Horton Plains National Park to continue your trip in Sri Lanka in the rest of the parts.
Starts from – Haputale
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