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Adam’s Peak

The island's fourth highest peak at 2,240-meters over the western edge of the central massif, Sri Pada, also known as Adam’s Peak, has sparked imaginations for centuries, and offers the most spectacular views of jungle-covered hills and clouds lying 500 meters below.

For more than 1000 years, Sri Pada has been a pilgrimage site. Legend has it that the mountain features a footprint originally made by the Buddha on his third visit to the island. Some Christians believe it may be the spot where Adam first set foot on earth after he was banished from the Garden of Eden. Others claim it to be the footprint of St. Thomas, the Apostle. Hindus believe it to be Lord Shiva’s footprint.

The mountain is also known as the "butterfly mountain" for the large numbers of butterflies that visit and perish each year. In addition to Adam's Peak itself, the Peak Wilderness Sanctuary offers superb nature trails through tropical rainforests, across rivers and past lush tea plantation.

The majority of climbers begin the ascent at night to witness the magical sunrise from the summit.The pilgrimage season runs from Unduwap poya (Full Moon Day of December) to Wesak poya Festival (in May). At this time, there is a constant stream of pilgrims and the top can get very crowded, and especially from January to February.

Climbing Sri Pada is possible during the off-season too. However, due to the weather conditions, we recommend to climb the mountain in daytime.

The memory of a magical sceneries over the mystic peak will outlive the aches and pains you may feel from the climb!

 

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