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This 7,300 foot tall mountain in the jungle of Sri Lanka is sacred to...

This 7,300 foot tall mountain in the jungle of Sri Lanka is sacred to several different religions.

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Totally worth it for the views & sunrise!

I'm so glad I decided to climb Adams Peak, it was one of the highlights of my trip and something I'll never forget. I was a solo female traveller and had done lots of research... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Adam's Peak also known as "Sri Pada" is a 2,243 m (7,359 ft) tall conical mountain located in central Sri Lanka, i.e., "sacred footprint", a 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in) rock formation near the summit, which in Buddhist tradition is held to be the footprint of the Buddha, in Hindu tradition that of Shiva and in Islamic and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm so glad I decided to climb Adams Peak, it was one of the highlights of my trip and something I'll never forget. I was a solo female traveller and had done lots of research prior to the climb. I can confirm you definitely do NOT need a tour guide for Adams Peak. It's so well lit, and there's thousands... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed in Nallathaniya for one night, just to visit Adams Peak. It is a really exhausting way up (over 5000 steps, which are all of different height and length. Some passages are really steep.) but it is definitely doable. We started at 2 am (at our guest house) and were at the top at 4:44am - sunrise was at... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Countless other sunrises to experience on our planet that include less garbage. Less people and more of a challenge.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very beautiful sunrise above the sea of clouds. It is a must-visit in Sri Lanka if you are able to climb up 1,000 meters of stairs. Timing is very important to avoid missing the moment (the Sun doesn't wait for us). Recommend to reach the peak before 5:30AM. Both my bf and I are about the age of 30, do... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started at 2 am. It was raining and cold. But you can buy everything you need up there. Also there is no need to bring food or water, you can buy it along the way. The mountain looks impressive in the dark, like a chain of lights all the way up to the top. I found it an incredible... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You need to start your trip at 2 am to reach there before the sunrise, people are nice and you have many spots to stop and rest with tea and coffee. Defiantly suggest you to go there... Try to get a jacket with you, 5 am its + 10 there

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We read a lot of reviews about what to wear/how long it takes etc and there were mixed reports. So, this is our view, we are 2 55 year olds, I am a runner so very fit, my husband is averagely fit. 1. It is worth doing: if you like a challenge it ticks boxes; for the sunset if you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got up at 2am like everyone else and made the 2 hour journey up the mountain for what was one of the most spectacular sunrises I have ever seen. The mist clings to the lower reaches like a blanket and you can almost see all the way out to the coast. The one this you have to keep in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was so nice (and at times very hard!) to climb Adam's peak- you start at around 2 am and get there at sunrise which is magnificent. there are lots and lots of stops where you can drink a cup of tea or coffee, buy water etc. (you have a sign before last stop so you know if you get... More 

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