The plains form a 2,000 metre high plateau and are covered by wild grassland and thick forest. This beautiful national park has an eerie silence to it and comes to a sudden end at Worlds End where the escarpment drops nearly 900 metres straight down.
We left the guesthouse at 5.30am to begin our 11-hour hike. This mostly descending hike was torture on the knees and we were put to shame by local farmers who passed us with ease, barefoot and carrying heavy sacks of vegetables and other supplies to their village. A local village family kindly allowed us to rest our weary legs and eat our pack lunch in their one bedroom home. It was no trouble at all to clear out the one and only room for us strangers and make a fresh pot of tea.