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Review of Adam's Peak

Adam's Peak
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Owner description: This 7,300 foot tall mountain in the jungle of Sri Lanka is sacred to several different religions.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

It is hard, but it is absolutely worth it! The ascend takes 2-3 hours depending on your fitness level. If you want to see the sunrise, you have to bring a change of clothes (you will sweat through yours) maybe a blanket, because it´s gonna be real cold and windy up there. Also you have to take off your shoes, because it´s a temple, so bring warm socks. Depending on when you start the ascend and how long you take you have to wait for some time up there in the cold and wind. And it´s gonna be full of people so you have to be kinda early to get a good spot and therefore be prepared for a longer wait.
We decided on some point to leave the temple and go a bit down to the next tea hut, where we enjoyed the great sunrise as well, but relatively sheltered from the wind.

Thank Caroline M
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

We climbed Adam's Peak on a Tuesday morning. There were not a lot of people. I read that it is best to avoid weekends or fullmoon. When we reached the top after almost 2 hours is was quite crowded on the peak as everyone was waiting for the sunrise. We waited for around 5 minutes and decided it was to cold to wait there. So, we went down to the second last tear where they sell hot tea and coffee. We watched the sunrise from there which was beautiful. We like hiking and this is definately a good option to include some sports into your travelling agenda. (We didn't climb for the religious aspect.)

Thank Zwinky1
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

This is a tough gig! You need to do it because you want to and you can...certainly not because you expect to see a footprint. You would be very disappointed. Some advice from a seasoned trekker: wear lightweight trekking boots, take a walking pole, carry some water, some money and a jacket, buy a bottle of Coke or Pepsi about two thirds of the way up! The uphill is tiring, the downhill is brutal, but you will feel very proud of your achievement. (PS I am a 69 year old woman)!

Thank Alessandra S
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

We started at 2:30 am to walk up the stairs to arrive at the top of Adam's peak and I had read many advises about the preparation and first I had to say
When u go up it will be hot so don't put to much close on you to go up
Along the stairs u have all the way shops to buy drinks or snacks which is very nice
U don't need to be an athlete to do the Adams peak we saw a women of 93 years going up to the peak!
No need to hurry if u start at 2 am cause it took us 2h30 to go up and we took many breaks up there then it's colder its good to have a blanket or jumper to cover im yourself from the colder temperature
If u arrive early on the top u would more chances to get a place to seat around the temple otherwise on the stairs u have aswell plenty of space to watch the amazing sunrise
What a magical view after the walk!!
Best sunrise I ever saw in my life
Going down was easier and took us 2hours
Advise when u go down go to the massage shop and get as much as possible legs massage
We didn't get any massage and our legs were painful for 1 week! Stretch alot after the long walk aswell!!
It's better to go to see the peak during week days avoid weekends cause it's very crowded by locals and It can take u up to 12 hours walk with big queues
Adams peak a magical and beautiful experience I totaly recommend to anyone visiting Sri-Lanka!

Thank Esteban V
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

It is definitely worth stopping off in the area to get up early and climb to the top. We stayed in Maskeliya and started at the hike at 2.45am (30 min tuk-tuk ride from Masleliya) and reached the top by 5am going at a leisurely pace. The sunrise was fantastic (just after 6am) and the hike back down offered some awesome views. Take warm clothes for the top as it is chilly. We were very surprised by the number of people at top and some people who arrived after us struggled to get a vantage point. Glad we stopped off to do this.

Thank Martin F
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