Horton Plains Trekking Camp

Horton Plains Trekking Camp
HORTON PLAINS NATIONAL PARK is undoubtedly one of the world’s best nature reserves.  It is charac

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HORTON PLAINS NATIONAL PARK is undoubtedly one of the world’s best nature reserves.  It is characterised by a beautiful landscape of rolling hills, covered in upper montane forest and wet patana grassland.  In general, the forests are seen on the hilltops or upper slopes, and the grasslands in the valleys and lower slopes, eventually giving way to wetland habitats.  Spanning approximately 10,000 hectares the park is also home to a wide variety of flora (57 species, 29 endemic to Sri Lanka) and 24 species of mammals such as elk, deer, giant squirrel, wild boar, wild hare, porcupine and leopard.   For bird enthusiasts, there are 87 species (14 of which are endemic), including many migratory birds.  The Plains also feature many interesting attractions such as ‘Baker’s Falls’, ‘Chimmini Pool’ and the famous ‘World’s End’ (a 3700 ft sheer drop that offers fabulous views of the tea estates below and all the way out to the distant southern coastline)OverviewDue to the fact that vehicles cannot be driven away from the main road that runs through the park, Horton Plains is a PARTICIPATORY CAMPING location so that guests are involved in the whole process of setting up the camp.Although park regulations prohibit the lighting of campfires, we can still create a magical setting with lanterns, and wonderful surrounding views of the plains themselves and the flora and fauna that are present (especially watch out for leopards!)  N.B. Due to the altitude of the park, be prepared for sometimes cold and windy weather.Nearby Locations – Suggestions for Ongoing ItinerariesNuwara Eliya, Bandarawala, Haputale, Belihuloya, Balangoda, HattonActivitiesBird Watching, Participatory Camping, Special Study Tours for Flora and Fauna, (Just outside the park: Cycling and Mountain Biking, Off-the-road 4WD Jeep Adventures).Camping rates till 31st December 2009.Rates Per person in US $1 NIGHT/2 DAYS
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