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Ultimate hike to the Top of Saptha Kanya Mountain (Seven Virgin)

Ultimate hike to the Top of Saptha Kanya Mountain (Seven Virgin)

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In the morning we got into a Hatton bus at around 9AM and reached Ginigathhena around 11:30AM. From there we haired a van to Koththellana. We had our lunch and started to climb from Koththellana area. First you have to go through tea plantation and then pine trees.

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Aware Siripa Karunawa “ Rajamale | Moray | Sandagalathenna Route”

Aware Siripa Karunawa “ Rajamale | Moray | Sandagalathenna Route”

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Although we planned to use public transport as our transportation method, later arranged a van from Colombo to Moray Estate which saved lot of time. All the credit goes to our good friend Nirmal for arranging the van although he couldn’t join due to unavoidable circumstances. Mate, we missed you through out the journey.

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Off season Sri Pada Karnawa Sri Palabadgala | Raja Mawatha | Rathnpura Route

Off season Sri Pada Karnawa Sri Palabadgala | Raja Mawatha | Rathnpura Route

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We experienced a dry weather even its off season. Yet it was very cold at night we couldn’t sleep because of the cold and around 2AM we got up and stayed near Uda Maluwa. It was a godly. We experienced the tranquility of this scared place. That day I took a decision to climb Adams Peak every year in off season. There was another Nade who climbed up using Hatton route.

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Scenic hike to Uduwara and Nagadowa Falls

Scenic hike to Uduwara and Nagadowa Falls

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Our target was to reach Uduwara Falls and Nagadowa Falls and normally you have to take Devils Staircase road from the beginning of the track but Ranjith took us in a short cut which is a steep climb through tea estate which joins devils staircase on the way. It was tiring but saved lot of time.

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My Engagement at top of 2nd highest mountain Kirigalpotta (Kirigalpoththa) (2392M)

My Engagement at top of 2nd highest mountain Kirigalpotta (Kirigalpoththa) (2392M)

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Our 2nd day objective was to do the Kirigalpotta Nature Trail and My Engagement on top of Kirigalpotta. But it previous night it rained….. Tent got damaged… didn’t have a good night sleep and crew members wanted to return home so we did Circular Trail. We finished the trail around10AM we had our breakfast on campsite and returned to the Van.

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World’s End, Mini Worlds End, Bakers Falls Circular Trail (8Km)

World’s End, Mini Worlds End, Bakers Falls Circular Trail (8Km)

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But unfortunately there were heavy showers at night with extreme wind conditions. Our tent got damaged. Water came in to the tent and we had to take a decision and there were no alternative other than returning back to our Van. It was 11.30PM and we started walking on the rain to the Van. Phew! This was a once in a lifetime experience. I don’t think anybody have ever walked around 12AM inside Horton Plains.

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Totupota (Thotupola) Kanda Travelogue (2359m) 3rd Highest Mountain in Sri Lanka

Totupota (Thotupola) Kanda Travelogue (2359m) 3rd Highest Mountain in Sri Lanka

We started the journey from Colombo. We used a Nissan Caravan as our transportation. First day we stayed at Havaeliya and next day morning we started the journey towards Horton Plains. You will need to purchase a ticket before entering Horton plains. Our main target was to cover most of Horton Plains within three days and First day we planned to treak to the top of Totupola kanda. When we arrived at Horton Plains it was cold and Misty.

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