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Ella Main Street | NECS-Nature Exploration and Conservation Society Sri Lanka, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

OMG, I’m pretty sure it was the exact same man who saved my friends and I when we were trying to climb it! Such a beautiful place 🙂 The truth is that if you look up information online about Ella Rock you will find all...More

1  Thank dreamztours s
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a great time climbing Ella Rock but have some recommendations for other visitors. 1) look online for a proper route. We used a very helpful blog caled Atlas and Boots which was very accurate. We also downloaded an app called map me which...More

Thank koalabear1010
Reviewed 3 days ago

A great place to hike but start early as possible as it is a hot and steep climb, especially towards the top. We got told the wrong way by a local and then got lost. Out of nowhere a different local appeared and helped us...More

1  Thank FilbertTheFox
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

There’s a couple of men working the route telling tourists they have taken a wrong turn then leading them a different way (albeit still to the top) and insisting on payment (5000-/). This nearly happened to us however we firmly said we would find our...More

1  Thank ErikaSC1986
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Don't get a guide for this, you can easily do this hike alone. You must do this hike when you are in Ella! Although I would not recommend this hike with small kids or kids over 8 years old who are very whiny. Some tips:...More

2  Thank Shade A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being moderately fit will help, but by hiking standards I think this is probably deemed an easy to moderate climb. The varying vistas along the way plus the spectacular view at the top make it a 'must do' hike. The heat makes it a bit...More

2  Thank Jane C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had actually made plans to just walk to Ella rock on our own, we had a driver (whom had never been to Ella rock) who insisted on taking us to Ella rock.... big mistake. We were directed to routes that were nothing like the...More

Thank debby2468097531
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ella rock is the main hiking attraction in Ella other than the little Adams peak. But this is much harder to climb. But if you are in good health you can do it without much hassle. It’s not hard to find the route. Walk from...More

Thank Ishanka H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A decent hike and easy enough if you are reasonably fit. No need for a guide and don't listen to the locals that try to 'help' you. It has great views at the top. Took us 4 hours return.

Thank Ollie L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Normally it will take few hours to hike the ella rock when you start it from the ella town. Village people will come to help you to show the road and you need to pay them some reasonable amount. Some are quite good but most...More

Thank Chameera M
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FyshyD
March 10, 2018|
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Response from BlackAzazel666 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely too exhausting in my opinion. Adams peak on the other side should be doable and the view is just as great
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Harry375
October 19, 2017|
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Response from Rivon94 | Reviewed this property |
The shorter route might take 3 1/2 - 4 hours and the longer route would take roughly 5 hours up and down. However longer route has the best views, so it's up to you to decide !
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Carpediem1933
January 5, 2017|
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Response from Shashika Been F | Reviewed this property |
Tricky Question ,if they are use to climbing yes ,but will need plenty of help from others or each other ,if you climb slowly from start and take plenty of rest it can be done ,recommend to take a train ride to near ella... More
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