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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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Once in a lifetime experience

The climb of Adams Peak was, for me, a once in a lifetime experience. It was hard and my muscles still hurted 5 days later but it was well worth it. I loved the climb more then I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Tilburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The climb of Adams Peak was, for me, a once in a lifetime experience. It was hard and my muscles still hurted 5 days later but it was well worth it. I loved the climb more then I loved the view/being on the top. It's cold, crowded and you really have to fight for an okay-spot to see the sunrise.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

We started the climb on a Sunday morning around 7am, as we were not keen on seeing the sunset. It was very busy with endless streams of people coming down. The walk up is tiresome but okay if you're in a good condition. It took us 3 hrs to get up. Arriving at the top I was disappointed as the... More 

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Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Visited twice...its hard to say that it easy to climb such a mountain to reach to the top and worship the footage of Buddha..and as per my view it is easy to climb from hatton-nallathani road though there were more steps to climb in this path. to start the journey the best time is to climb during night though it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

Left around 2am to start the hike / steps. Made it up with enough to time to stop for breaks and time to spare at the top. Pretty cold at the top but didn't bother me that much. Seems longer on the way down for some reason, but worth it for the views.

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Phuket, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Definitely one of the hardest things I have done. Great climb great views. Need warm clothes for the summit, very cold. My legs took 3 days to recover. Adam apparently went there after he left the garden of Eden. Adam's foot print is there. If you are a Christian believer. Do not go on the full moon, way too crowded.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

this was probably the hardest thing thing Ive ever done but was truly amazing. Started the climb at 2am to make sure I got to see the sunrise at 6am. the walk is approx 7km we managed it in 2hrs 35mins. There is approx 2000 steps of various sizes. I would say its only for the physically fit however there... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I like looking at mountains but loathe climbing them. I'm physically not that fit and walking up hill for even a few minutes make me curse at myself, as I did much of the time I spent climbing Adam's Peak. And yet it was the highlight of my time in Sri Lanka. People start climbing it around 2am to see... More 

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Negombo, Sri Lanka
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

We were proud of ourselves for having climbed the many thousands of steps to reach the top, but we were disappointed by what we found. I perhaps had high expectation of finding a beautiful mountain top with a lovely temple. Instead it was crammed with people who looked frozen to death and there really wasn't much else. It's a hard... More 

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Don't go in to this thinking it's going to be easy!! Having said that when we climbed to the top we were accompanied by young children and elderly people who were climbing either barefoot or in flip flops. It's achievable but it's tough especially if like me you are not a sporty/active person! I climbed it in 3 hours, plenty... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Climbing the Adams Peak was an incredible experience. Although we climbed it during one of the poya days (a holiday) with many other people, we enjoyed the sunrise to be never forgotten. We stayed directly in Delhousie (Nallathaniya) which was a great thing because we could get some hours of sleep before taking off at 2 AM. The weather in... More 

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