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Address: Sri Lanka
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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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Private Guided Off-Season Hike to Adams Peak
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Well worth the effort for the sunrise

We walked in the off season, so there were no pilgrims, just foreigners which was perfect. It took us about 2.5 hours getting up and 2 coming down which was taking it fairly easy... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We walked in the off season, so there were no pilgrims, just foreigners which was perfect. It took us about 2.5 hours getting up and 2 coming down which was taking it fairly easy, and we're probably about average fitness. The views from the top were amazing, although the top itself is crap, there's not much space, there are wires... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I guess a lot has been said about this already so what can I add? It's worth the effort. Me and my girlfriend are both fit but it was quite heavy to get to the top. Downwards was doable. We did in about 2,5 hour (excluding the walk from our hotel to the start) and started 2.30am in the dark.... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Going up and down 15+ kilometers. I don't think it's worth to climb "concrete" stairs all the way up and then down. It does serious damage to knees! If you are not a professional hiker or someone who doesn't have experience of climbing, should not do this. Use hiking sticks for support, use proper shoes which doesn't allow rotation of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Hazrat Adam AS is our Grandfather because i am Muslim and if you are muslim you must go to Adam's Peak with taxy because it is 170 km from bandarnaik airport

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A lot of people come out this way to climb Adam's Peak and I am so glad we did. On Our tour of Sri Lanka this was one of the highlights. It is tough and you will be sore for a couple of day's after but well worth the effort. It wasn't just the sunrise for me but the whole... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Adam's peak is the second tallest mountain in Sri Lanka. At the top of the mountain there is a temple . There a foot print is carved on a rock plate. Buddhist believe it is the foot print of Buddha. Christians and Muslims believe it is the foot print of Adam. Hindus believe it is the foot print of Shiva.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an exciting trek, but be aware that there are many steps to the top. Unfortunately it was a cloudy day, so we missed the sunrise from top. Nonetheless I would still do it again. Was there in 2013.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great view and challenge. Very hard after for people that don't do exercise (like me). To see the sun rise we started at 2h10 am and finished at 9am. All way has stairs in concrete, but you need flash light from the mobile at least.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went there off season so there was not crowded at all. The way up to the mountain is only about climbing stairs (more than 5000) so be prepared to sweat. The view is breathtaking!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Do it! 👍 You won't regret. The greatest experience you can imagine, even if it is raining and cloudy. Sportive kids can do it too.

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