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Description: 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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Climbing Adam's Peak from Ratnapura

We met 'Master' at the bus terminal. After an offer of help and a polite decline Master left us with his card. Soon after we called. He turned out to be a very friendly guy and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We met 'Master' at the bus terminal. After an offer of help and a polite decline Master left us with his card. Soon after we called. He turned out to be a very friendly guy and extremely informative. He helped us find accommodation which proved to be a struggle as everywhere had closed for Sri Lankan New Year. We would... More 

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Udupi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

First I'll tell you about how I reached adam's peak base or starting point: I've started from Dambulla at 7:30am, Took bus to kandy (Cost me SLR 100) then kandy to hutton bus (Cost SLR 95) then Hutton to Nallathanniya bus (SLR 70) Reached Dalhousie / Nallathanniya / Adam's peak starting point around 2 pm. I took 2 night room... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We came to conquer Adam's Peak, and we did. Our schedule changed and we had to go on a Saturday instead of Monday, which was unfortunate. On the weekends there are bus loads of people, tourists and locals arriving to make the climb. So we set out at 01:30. We made great time until the last approximately 700m. There the... More 

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United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Hiking up the Adam's peak is definitely something you should do at least once in your life. We got up around 2am and it took us exactly 2h and 48minutes to get to the top. It was hard, but worth it. It was the biggest Hindu and Buddhist "bank holiday" so the place was packed with people going up and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

About a third of the way I was convinced I wouldn't make it to the top, as my legs were killing me about an hour into the continuous steps. But I did, and it was well worth the effort and several days' hamstring ache. The sunrise was bliss and the view on the way down is breathtaking. My boyfriend and... More 

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Al Muharraq, Bahrain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

It is a hard climb, up lots of steps, but take it slow and you will get There! It took us just over 3 hours to get to the top, with a couple of tea stops along the way. The steps aren't even, and at sometimes very steep, but to see the view (and the sunrise!) its all worth it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We started at 2:00 AM and took us 4 hours to get up. First hour the track is surrounded by different refreshment places, and then it is just steps and steps. No easy as the steps have different sizes. Also the way back is not so easy. Sun rice is OK, but honestly you can see sunset not just here….and... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I won't lie & say that this was a walk in the park. This was by far the hardest thing I've ever done physically! Myself & my Boyfriend climbed this in 2hrs 15min, making it to the top for around 4:30am. The climb was extremely tiring, but once you see 90 year old ladies being carried up by their loved... More 

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Cadiz, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Hard experience. The going is VERY long. Avoid the high season, we did our way with at least one thousand peregrines and it's the worst time because even if you can be on the top within 2/3 hours, you have to stop and wait for an extra hour almost on the top (because there is more people going up that... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Adam's Peak is a must for hikers in Central Sri Lanka, however, while the mountain offers a good climb because of its towering size, the entire journey is really through a flight of stairs and that is really not what hikers like as it can really destroy your knees. And it did mine. Nevertheless, climbing an iconic mountain still offers... More 

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