Little Adam's Peak, Ella

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Go for a quick hike to the top of Little Adam's Peak, an easy walk from downtown Ella in a lush picturesque setting. The mountain’s name comes from the comparison with its similarly shaped but much larger counterpart, the massive Adam’s Peak in central Sri Lanka. Enjoy the the easy going, 45-minute trek to the summit, admiring views of verdant tea plantations along the way. When you reach the top, you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of the rolling green hills and valleys below. Add Little Adam's Peak to your Ella travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Ella itinerary builder.
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  • August 18, 2017
    The market is worth, it takes between 1 h and 1 h 30 round trip. The last 1/4 of an hour is a little rougher than the rest of the climb but worth it because the view is splendid. It's better to plan walking shoes.
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  • August 18, 2017
    There was told that the hike to Little Adam's Peak would take about two hours to complete, but in the end we reached near driven the car and have walked the final stretch. That was doing quite well. Nice walk through the tea plantations back and once at the top you will be rewarded with a beautiful view.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Not arduous climb, once at the top you can enjoy a breathtaking landscape. You can see the best part of Ella
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  • June 9, 2017
    If you are in to hike, this is place to be. And it's consist of 5 little ADVENTUROUS mountains all together. Why not try to climb them all? This Little Adam's peak is lower in height compared to the Ella rock which is also in Ella. The hike to the top is quite REFRESHING! You can have a 360 degree view from the mountain top, watch the picturesque sun rise and it is AMAZING! At night till the breaking dawn it is quite freezing up there. In the morning hike, sometimes a fellow dog guide might walk with you : )
  • July 6, 2017
    We went to both peaks... Adams peaks and little Adam peak. This one is a peanut. It gets very romantic in the evening. Do not forget to bring good head lamp if you plan to stay longer!
  • April 24, 2017
    Other than the food, this was my favorite part of the trip. The hike was easy and it goes through wonderful tea plantations. The view at the top is phenomenal and you get a great view of Ella Rock. The 9-arch bridge is nearby, so you can do that after. I loved eating and having a beer at 98 Acres after too!
  • March 17, 2017
    Walk up from Ella is lovely. Great views over tea plantations & other mountains. When you have reached the top the views are just stunning. If it's not misty, as it was when we got there. But as one side clears the other mists over. So be sure to stay long enough to all the way around. You can see top of Ella, Ella rock, tea plantations etc. Just great. 👍
  • May 23, 2017
    Very easy climb. Nice views at the top. Perfect activity for people who want to go for a walk but don't want to do something too difficult.

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