Trail to Thotupola mountain will let you experience the unique montane forest ecosystem of Horton Plains National Park with minimum difficulty. Even though Thotupola mountain is the third highest peak in Sri Lanka, this trail is easy to tackle since the elevation gain from trail head to the peak is quite small.
On a clear day, you will be able to enjoy the breath-taking view of the surrounding wet grassland and forest patches of Horton Plains from the summit & the trail goes through a fairly dense forest with thick under growth.
Tips, notes & special remarks:
• No water sources are available once you are on the trail. Make sure that you carry enough water with you.
• Fairly strong winds may be experienced at the summit as well as in the sections of the trail which is open without forest cover.
• Some sections of the trail go through thick undergrowth and therefore wearing shorts may not be a very good idea.
Time of departure from Jetwing St. Andrew’s – 0500 hrs
Duration – 06 hours
Distance from hotel – 32 km
Walking distance – Approximately 07km within the park
What is included – Water Bottle, Transport, Entrance Ticket, Professional Guidance
Geographical Coordinates : 6° 49.982′ North, 80° 49.211′ East
Elevation Gain : 200m (Elevation at Trail Head : 2170m | Elevation at Trail End : 2361m)