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Trip Starting From: Kandy
Trip Location: Nuwara Eliya
Embark on an exciting trek to Adam’s peak located in the Sri Paada Wilderness Sanctuary, which is one of the largest sanctuaries in Sri Lanka.
About the activity:
Get picked up from your hotel in Kandy at around 03.00 pm and reach the rain forest which spreads over 224 sq.km. and envelops the Adam’s Peak. The trek begins as you arrive at the Nallathanniya trailhead at around 06:30 in the evening, post a short briefing you can commence the trek. Reach to the top at around 01:00 am and relax and have refreshments as you behold the wonder of a beautiful sunrise. Enjoy a lip-smacking dinner after reaching the top. Descend the trail by 06:30 am and start on the way to visit a beautiful waterfall in the vicinity and enjoy a lip-smacking breakfast. The trek ends as you reach the Nallathaniya Trail Head by 09:30 AM and head back to your hotels.Melas:
Delicious packed Dinner and Snacks & Breakfast with bottled water will be served during the trek.
Starting time: 03.30 pm
Endtime: 09.30 am
Starting point & Endpoint:
All travelers will be picked and dropped back to the hotel.
Minimum occupancy: 2 Pax
Maximum occupancy: 15 Pax
Arrival at Adam's Peak
03:30 pm: You will be picked up and transferred to the Nallathanniya trailhead by an air-conditioned vehicle.
06:30 pm: Meet the tour guide and he will give you a brief description of the route and start the hike.
01:00 am: Reach to the top & resting time with refreshments.
05:30 am: Viewing the moment of sunrise from the top of Adams's peak.
06:30 am: Climbing down via Murray estate route. En route, you will have your breakfast. You will reach the trailhead.
09:30 am: Drive back to the hotel in Nuwara Eliya
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The Adam’s Peak climb is considered to be moderately tough and steep. The climb is through stairs which number almost 5000 in total to the top. The peak itself sits at a height of around 2243 m.
Since there are stairs all the way to the top, the climb should not be tough for inexperienced climbers. Anyone able to withstand moderate physical activity can do the climb in phases by resting on the way. The peak is also known as Sri Pada.
The Adam’s Peak is also known as Sri Pada which translates to god’s footprint. The name comes from a natural hollow at the peak shaped like a footprint which is interpreted by the different faiths to be the footprint of their god. The Buddhists claim the natural hollow to be the footprint of Buddha’s left foot while the Hindus claim it is the footprint of Lord Shiva.
The interpretation of the natural hollow by the Muslims and Chirstians is that it is the footprint of Adam and it was made when he took his first step after he was kicked off the Garden of Eden by God .
It takes an average of 5-7 hours to climb to the 2243 m high Adam’s Peak which also goes by the name Sri Pada. Bathroom facilities are available in plenty along the route and one can also find many hawkers and tea shops selling snacks and beverages all along the climb.
The basic items to carry for the Adam’s Peak trek are :
- Comfortable clothes and footwear
- Water bottle
The Sri Pada Sri Lanka trek package includes private transport to and from your hotel. You will be transported to the Nallathanniya trailhead where you will meet the tour guide. The package also includes breakfast, dinner and refreshments.
The trek itself is a steep climb of around 5000 steps to the top and is rewarding through amazing views of the surrounding valleys and mountains on the way to the peak which is also known as Sri Pada.
There are around 5000 steps in the trek to Sri Pada Sri Lanka. Adam’s Peak is also known as Sri Pada which is considered to be spiritual by Hindus, Muslims, Christians and Buddhists.There are many temples on the way to the peak as well.
It is a relatively moderate climb since there are stairs all the way to the peak though it is steep. The spectacular view from the top takes away the feeling of tiredness as one immerses oneself in the beauty of nature.
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