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  • Crossing the Devil’s Staircase to the Land of Elephants
    Trip Length : 04 Nights - 05 Days
    Availability : Throughout the year

Crossing the Devil’s Staircase to the Land of Elephants

The trekking expedition of crossing the Devil’s Staircase to reach the Land of Elephants offers you a moderate to hard level trek, whilst the trail enables you trekking enthusiasts who are eager to reach the mountain summit, a panoramic view of the breathtaking surrounding with its lush scenery. You will be summiting Piduruthalagala, the highest mountain in the island followed by Kirigalpotta, the second highest mountain.

During the trek, we will not be explicitly visiting Horton Plains, but that does not mean you do not have the opportunity to admire its surrounding natural beauty and encounter the wildlife of the plateau. Afterwards you will have downhill trek from Udaveria to Kalupahana through the Devil’s Staircase which will be an adventure to live for on your third day as you will be visiting the country’s highest waterfall – the Bambarakanda Waterfall. We will be stopping here for you to dip in the basin of the waterfall which will help you cool down your body and end the day with a walk of a few kilometers until we reach the A4 road leading us to the camp for your overnight stay.

The final leg of the trekking adventure lies from Belihuloya an intermediate zone to Duwili Ella the buffer zone of the Udawalawe National Park. There is a twenty kilometer stretch which will enable you to experience the different types of local vegetations, waterfalls and wildlife in the area  - this is also the hardest stretch on this expedition. You will be then transferred by vehicle to enjoy a jeep safari in the Udawalawe National Park; The Land of Elephants followed by a visit to the Elephant Transit Home in Udawalawe making your visit to Udawalawe the highlight of the day whilst also making it the best way to end this five day trekking expedition in Sri Lanka.

 

 

Summary of the programme

  • Day 01 – Arrival at Nuwara Eliya followed by an excursion to the Pidurutalagala Mountain and an overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya.

  • Day 02 – Trek to Kirigalpotta Peak via Horton Plains followed by overnight stay in Ohiya.

  • Day 03 – Trek from Udaveriya to Kalupahana crossing the Devil’s Staircase with an overnight stay at the our Kinchigune Camp.

  • Day 04 – Trek from Kumbalagama to Duwili Ella followed by a vehicle transfer to Udawalawe with an overnight stay at our Kinchigune Camp.

  • Day 05 – Departure to your next destination.

 

Land of Elephants

 

Detailed Itinerary

 

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