Sri Lanka Day 5 – Horton Plains, Worlds End and Baker Falls

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This morning was again an early one. We got up at 4:30 am to drive a long long way up to the Horton Plains which basically begin in Ohiya. So we drove with our still slightly pissed driver from Ella to Ohiya, where we started with our breakfast on the road. This breakfast consisted of pretty good tea and some cake.

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Very nice cactus where we had our breakfast.

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This is the very old railroad station in Ohiya, which is still in use. I need to mention at this point, that Ohiya is based at an altitude of 1.774 m over sea level, which means a heavy climb for a train.

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After the breakfast, we climbed up another 500 m to reach the Horton Plains area. Interesting fact is, that the timberline is massively higher compared to the European timberline.

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As the people here in Horton Plains are very sensitive to environmental pollution, you have to hand over every plastic bag to the security staff before you enter the park.

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After a few kilometers of walking through foggy forests we reached the first spot, called Little Worlds End

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So the journey went on to the World’s End cliff

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Horton Plains is organized as a roundtrip, therefore on our way back we passed the Baker Falls. Baker Falls is a small but very nice waterfall (more or less it consists of 2 waterfalls)

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Here you’ll find the trace we went through Horton Plains. If I remember right, this was about 10 km round trip.

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We left the Horton Plains area around high noon to drive to Nuwara Eliya.

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The next post will show Nuwara Eliya city with its market and our way forward to reach Kandy.

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