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Adam's Peak

Sri Lanka
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Ranked #34 of 416 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Amman Governorate, Jordan
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64 reviews 64 reviews
49 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We started at 9 in the moring and finished by 4 afternoon .it was extremely hard , for few days later we had dificulty in walking and sleeping . Will i go again? Surley yes its an adiction and the people around are cerry helpfull younwill be encourged by number of elderly people walking along the road .try it once... More

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Bratislava Region, Slovakia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Yes, it would be a nice trip, but the rain rains, the fog was everywhere, and I am not a nature love person, but wants to climb the peak, because of its importance for the Buddhists (and other religions) and after see Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya and Dambulla I think its a must. At 1st of July there was only 3... More

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Islamabad, Islamabad, Pakistan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

So, me being all so adventurous and ambitious travelled to Sri Lanka to climb this mountain.. I booked a near by hotel for overnight stay slept till 2 am and started off my journey towards the mountain alone but later I was joined by so many other climbers from all over the world . It was the sacred time of... More

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