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Adam's Peak

Sri Lanka
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Ranked #32 of 418 Attractions in Sri Lanka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
Description: This 7,300 foot tall mountain in the jungle of Sri Lanka is sacred to several different religions.
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

We went up in early September so off season. After reading in books and online that it would take 4hours and when fit 3 hours we started at 2:30 to be on the top before sunrise. A dark and unfortunately rainy walk took us only 2hours to reach the top, so we had to wait 1,5 hours being wet/cold. But... More

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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

1) We was climbed in augest, unseasson. No lighter, just 1 or 2 working caffe and rest point. 2) we start at 2'oclock am, but thats was our fault. In unseasson no reason to wake up so early. we was not ready with our equipments, so we was got all wet on the end of the way. During hole night... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It was tough but a good experience. Unfortunately weather wasn't great. If you decide to go there prepare for about 3 hours climbing up on stairs. going back there is a nice waterfall. I think it's a must do thing for those who like adventures.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We went off season, we went on our honeymoon, no we are not extreme hikers, but you only live once. It was cold, it was misty, it was middle of July. Just me, my newlywed wife and our guide provided by Slightly Chilled guesthouse in Nalatthaniya, and we went up the stairs like crazy people on a mission. The view... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is one of the best things one can do in Sri Lanka. As the common Sri Lankan saying says: "If you are in Sri Lanka and you don't climb Adam's Peak you are a fool, if you do it twice, you are a bigger fool" :)

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We stayed in Hatton, roughly one hour fifteen from Dalhousie, the start of the climb. For the package, we used a local taxi driver called Saman. He can be contacted on +94 (0)771 978 992 or saman.hatton@gmail.com. Extremely good value and always punctual, he also assisted in sourcing a guide. The climb is fairly long although takes less than the... More

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Haifa, Israel
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Just came back from Adam's peak (July 22), ~6000 steps each way to reach the top and see nothing but clouds and mist. It did get us a good laugh at ourselves and all the other "crazy" tourists that went up :) My personal recommendation is to pass on it if it's not a high chance of sunshine at the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

5200 stairs, if you are not used to walking you are definitely going to feel this one. Out of season did this in June, was raining most of the way. No other people on the route, just me and my friend. Got to the top, gate was locked, no foot print, rain so cloudy no view at all. We still... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Exhausting, tiring, painful, but and absolute must do. You cannot go to Sri Lanka without hiking Adams Peak. Just make sure you don't go during pilmgramage season like we did!!

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Okay, so we were told that we should start walking at 2 am to get to the top in time for sunrise. So with no sleep, and no breakfast, we started this climb - and halfway up I told my boyfriend I had never been so exhausted in my life. And I actually think that was true. It is a... More

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