Hike to Little Adam’s Peak, which is not to be confused with its big brother, the sacred mountain Adam’s Peak, which is located in an entirely different part of the country. Little Adam’s Peak is thus named because the two mountains resemble one another in terms of their shape and because it is smaller and far easier to climb. Little Adam’s Peak is “only” 1,141 metres high, whereas Adam’s Peak stands a whopping 2,243 metres tall.
You start out in the highlands, so you won’t have to hike more than a couple of hundred metres to the top. The route takes you along small, marked paths and through scenic tea plantations, where you might meet the smiling tea pickers who are busy in the plantations.
The tour takes an hour to an hour and a half. Take the time to enjoy the view along the way. There are rocks, platforms and viewpoints, ensuring you the perfect photo for Facebook or Instagram.
The last stretch of the hike is up stairs, which might sound hard, but just about everyone can manage them – even children as young as 5!
You are richly rewarded when you reach the top. The view is breathtaking! You can look over Sri Lanka’s scenic green countryside and mountainous landscape. On a clear day, you can see the pilgrimage town of Kataragama and Hambantota beach, which is located 100 km away.