Located in a beautiful area of the southern Hill Country, this lofty peak has sparked the imagination for centuries and been a focus for pilgrimage for more than 1000 years. Variously known as Adam’s Peak (the place where Adam first set foot on earth after being cast out of heaven), Sri Pada (Sacred Footprint, left by the Buddha as he headed towards paradise), or perhaps most poetically as Samanalakande (Butterfly Mountain; where butterflies go to die). Some believe the huge ‘footprint’ crowning the peak to be that of St Thomas, the early apostle of India, or even of Lord Shiva. The pilgrimage season begins on poya day in December and runs until Vesak festival in May; January and February are busiest. At other times the temple on the summit is unused, and between May and October the peak is often obscured by clouds.
Leave the glenrock by 10.30 pm
Reach Adam’s Peak by 12.30 am
Distance – 57 km
Duration –Approximately 2 hours due to unpredictable weather & road conditions
Climb up to Adam’s Peak on foot – 7 km (2.5 – 4 hours, depending on the individual and the crowd)
We highly recommend you avoid Friday, Saturday and days prior to Sri Lankan public holidays due to high traffic of climbers and vehicles
The hotel can connect you to a local third party transport provider. They need at least two day prior notice. However may sometimes be available on demand.
|Overnight tour||US$ 110|
|Day tour||US$ 90|
|Pick up or drop off||US$ 75|
If more distance is travelled than 114 km, additional charges apply (US$ 0.65 per extra km)
Above charge includes, per km rate charge, waiting charge, Overnight Charge, and Difficult route charge
if you need a guide from the glenrock additional US$ 50 applies (Subject to availability) or
Travel by your own vehicle free of charge