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Adam's Peak

Address: Sri Lanka
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Ranked #26 of 420 Attractions in Sri Lanka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Nature & Parks
Owner description: This 7,300 foot tall mountain in the jungle of Sri Lanka is sacred to several different religions.
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Type: Mountains, Nature & Parks
Owner description: This 7,300 foot tall mountain in the jungle of Sri Lanka is sacred to several different religions.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This hike is longer than the two other popular routes and harder to find the trail head.The trail is lit almost the entire way, but a small flashlight will help you get through the small portions of the trail that may have lost light. We rarerly went more than 100 meters between burnt out light bulbs. The route is challenging... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Pain in our legs lasted for a wk after! BUT....so worth it. Amazing amazing amazing- photos don't do it justice!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Adams Peak is simple and stunning. Stay in a local hotel, climb the peak in the early hours and watch the sunrise over the mountains, it is peaceful and beautiful. A few things to note: You need not stay in the area more than one night, there is little else to do. Also, bring warm clothing in a bag to... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

This climb was tough but totally worth it. We left the bottom at about 2am and got up there around 4:30am. The sunrise was one of the best I've seen! Certainly a must do, be prepared for lots of stairs though, take warm clothes for the top as it gets cold!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Start your hike just after 2am or a bit later if you are confident that you are fit. The hike is 14km return and proved to be quite difficult to hike up and back down. You will no doubt feel the joints of your knee wobble as you make your way down. The view of the sun rising behind mountains... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Only do it, if you have a long enough stay in Sri Lanka. In mid-January my girlfriend and I climbed to the top a cold morning. The sunrise was beautiful, I'll give people that - but it wasn't worth the trip up and down the mountain. We left our bungalow - which was situated about an hour's drive away -... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

After a long bumpy winding 4 hr drive to our hotel. Then a short night of sleep and another 1 hour drive at 1am we made it to Adams Peak. We are in our late thirties and in great shape and this was still a trek that made the legs sore! The trek from the bottom starts out pretty mild... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The climb starts at 2:30-3 am after a short nights sleep, and the first steps up the pilgrimage path begins easily for us. As we approach halfway and the steps gets steeper and steeper, the going is also slower and slower and the touts selling tea and a samosa or banana becomes a nice addition to the climb instead of... More 

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Immingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Well I was told I would be able to do this climb easy, that was so not the case. I am 54 years of age, and whilst I play golf, nothing could compare to this. My son had previously done the climb in 2 hours, and that was with a wait at the top. So I think he expected 2.5... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Having completed Adams Peak twice, I have yet to see the shadow of the mountains, despite this I have not regretted it once! The views from the top are breath-taking and it's probably the best achievement possible in Sri Lanka!! Please ignore the negative comments and make sure you do your research and follow these steps: 1) DONT LEAVE TOO... More 

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