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Kirigalpoththa Mountain in Nuwara Eliya

Kirigalpottha Mountain

Kirigalpoththa mountain is the second-highest mountain in Sri Lanka after Piduruthalagala. It is located at an altitude of 2,388 m above sea level. Kirigalpotta is the highest point of the Horton Plains National Park and the highest point of public access. There are several ways to do this. But this route can be called the easiest route. This 7 km route requires about 5 1/2 hours of trekking, mountaineering, and mountaineering challenges.

Attempting Kirigalpotta is only for the brave adventurers and the conditions can be treacherous due to the terrain and weather difficulties. For every eight people who attend the conference, not always one person attends. You have to walk through grassy plains, cloud forests, bogs, and finally hard rock surfaces. The Sri Lankan leopard and sambur are some of the largest wild animals you can sometimes find; If you are lucky, you can also find some endemic bird species.

Nuwara Eliya is generally cold and rainy. But during the monsoon months, it gets colder. The relatively dry months are February to April and July to September. Strong winds and cold weather are almost guaranteed upwards. Permission to climb can be obtained from the entrance to Hortons Plains National Park Things to take with you on your climb include a water bottle, light sweater, raincoat, bug spray for leeches, and first aid kits such as salt, plaster, disinfectant, and bandages. It is easy for you to wear slippery shoes as well as light cold-resistant clothing. Also, never climb a mountain alone. It is difficult.

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