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Alternative Lipton’s Seat - Haputale 100% through Tea Plantations

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Distance
11.3 mi
Elevation gain
984 ft
Technical difficulty
Moderate
Elevation loss
2,493 ft
Max elevation
6,236 ft
TrailRank 
46 5
Min elevation
4,717 ft
Trail type
One Way
Moving time
4 hours 16 minutes
Time
5 hours 19 minutes
Coordinates
3202
Uploaded
January 11, 2022
Recorded
January 2022
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near Dambethenna, Uva (Sri Lanka)

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Itinerary description

This route goes 100% through tea plantations all the way down to Haputale. It does not follow the main road you went up, and does not pass the tea factory. It goes down from Liptons seat and connects after 3km to Long distance Tea Route Etappe 14 which it follows to Haputale.

It is all downhill with stupendous views on small easy paths and tracks in the fields with no vehicles or other traffic noise.

Only in the last section the track is for 500m very overgrown and you need to zoom in on your wikilocmap to follow the gps track. Route is fine for people afraid of heights. There a no cliffs or scary parts.

A tuktuk to Lipton seat is 1200rps one way. To be there at sunrise you need to leave Haputale at around 5 o’clock.

There is a small restaurant at the top where you can get tea, coffee and breakfast (400rps for pot of tea and 50 for every samosa or pancake you eat.).

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PictographPanorama Altitude 6,240 ft
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Uitkijkpunt

PictographPanorama Altitude 5,866 ft
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Uitkijkpunt

PictographIntersection Altitude 6,175 ft
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From here you follow track 14 back to Haputalep

PictographFlora Altitude 6,188 ft
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Flora

PictographFlora Altitude 6,332 ft
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Flora

PictographPanorama Altitude 6,293 ft
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Uitkijkpunt

PictographPanorama Altitude 5,653 ft
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Uitkijkpunt

PictographPanorama Altitude 5,528 ft
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Uitkijkpunt

PictographPanorama Altitude 5,489 ft
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Uitkijkpunt

PictographPanorama Altitude 5,413 ft
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Uitkijkpunt

PictographIntersection Altitude 5,400 ft
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Turn right here and not straight

PictographFlora Altitude 5,538 ft
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Flora

PictographIntersection Altitude 5,338 ft
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Overgrown paet

PictographIntersection Altitude 5,364 ft
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Turn right here going up

PictographIntersection Altitude 5,367 ft
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Go down these steps

PictographProvisioning Altitude 4,685 ft
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Finish with cake and coffee :)

Nice cakes and soda to finish it off in local eatery.

Comments  (1)

  • tombloom Aug 30, 2023

    Really beautiful hike with amazing changing scenery. We saw a mongoose, lots of monkeys and many friendly tea pickers. Thanks for all the detailed instructions and photos! We were enjoying imagining how you did it without following any trail!

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