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Adam's Peak

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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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Worth it despite difficulty

We started the climb at 2 am to see the sunrise. Took me 3:40 hours and i am definitely not athletic, on the contrary! Take your time, rest if needed, take water and a snack... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We started the climb at 2 am to see the sunrise. Took me 3:40 hours and i am definitely not athletic, on the contrary! Take your time, rest if needed, take water and a snack (banana or chocolate bar) and warm clothes. Beware of pickpocketers. View is very beautiful.

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Herts
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Read my other reviews as they come on line Think carefully about your Jo Upney here, the roads are very difficult if approached from the south, try and come from the north and avoid a white road. We arrived in the evening and could see the peak lit up, an instant feeling of awe. Setting off at 0130 one of... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

An amazing sacred site seated on the peak on above 7000 ft above sea level. Be sure to be impressed by many Sri Lanka could make it to the peak by all walks of life, women, children, parents carrying kids, elders; most of all, even barefooted, slight handicapped, it's such a phenomenal. Another attraction would be sunrise, you need to... More 

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Cannes, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the view of sun rising more on our way down. At the top there are literally hundreds of tourists and locals which takes away from the whole experience of beauty and tranquility. Massive spotlights ruin the epic sunrise... if you even lucky enough to see anything over all the people and their cameras. My advice: appreciate the sun... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

A holy mountains climbed daily by thousands of local pilgrims, a must-do during your trip in Sri Lanka if you have the legs and the patience for it! Basically if it's during the weekend, you will need to leave a little bit earlier because of the high number of pilgrims. I did it in the night between Friday and Saturday,... More 

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Pirkkala, Finland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Yes it's tough, but not the toughest hike I've done by far. Now, looking at the mountain from Dalhousie, I wonder how we ever made it, it seems so high and the top so far away. But in fact, it only took 3 hours up at a fairly leisurely pace, having time for shopping downtown for snacks and gear and... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This is a really challenging lifting upstairs, but it is available nearly for everyone: there is a normal stair everywhere (not like on top of Moses peak in Egypt), frequent stops to take a drink, snacks and take a rest. You don't need to be a sportsmen, but should be patient: lift up will take 2 h for sportsmen, 3... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We had recently been trekking to 5200 metres in Tibet, but this walk up Adam's Peak was at least as difficult, if not more so. Beginning at 2.00am we made our way to the start and began the climb, which is unrelenting. Such pilgrimages are the great levellers, elderly Sri Lankans making perhaps their last pilgrimage rub shoulders with young... More 

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Maroochydore, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Your legs will be so sore after this! Don't go on a sunday morning to climb, it is packed with the thousands and therefore many didn't make it to the top because the top got full and no more could get up....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We used the train to reach there. We left Colombo Fort at about 12pm and reached Hatton around 7pm and from Hatton we hired a taxi which was about an hours drive to Dalhousie. We reached around 8.30 pm and had dinner at Adams Peak. We decided not to hire a room and passed time by sitting at cafe and... More 

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