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We, a group of 18 people left from Colombo to Ohiya via Colombo – Badulla Night Mail Train. We started our journey at 8 pm on a Friday from Colombo Fort and arrived at Ohiya at 4 am on the following day which was a Saturday. We rested for an hour in at the Ohiya station, had our breakfast and started the long trek of 12 Kms to Horton Plains, Nuwara Eliya via Ohiya.
The views all around were amazing. It was not a hard trek however heavy backpacks and camping equipment made our journey a slow one. We reached Horton plains at around 1 pm and after having our lunch, we started to climb the 2nd highest mountain of Sri Lanka which is known as Kirigalpoththa. Difficult level of the hike was moderate – 18 Kms to the top of the mountain and back to Horton Plains. After descending the mountain, we headed to the camping site 2 of Horton Plains, It took us about an hour to set up our camping tents. We had a good night sleep after 30 Kms of hiking and trekking.
On the following day morning we started our trek around the Horton Plains which was 10 Kms. It was an easy one. We finished our trek in Horton Plains by 10 am and headed to Pattipola Station by foot and from there we got into a bus that took us to Nuwara Eliya Town.
50Kms of #hiking, #trekking, #descending from #Ohiya to #HORTON_PLAINS and back via #Pattipola to witness the breathtaking view from the second highest mountain of Sri Lanka, #Kirigalpoththa. #Camping on the first day, dipping in the cold water regardless of the freezing atmosphere and walking around the #HORTON_PLAINS on the following morning was a test of our willpower.
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