Little Adam’s Peak is one of the best short hikes in Ella, especially at sunrise or sunset, and it’s not to be missed on your visit to the famed ‘hill country’ of Sri Lanka.
I have put together this complete guide to Little Adams Peak including how to get there and what to expect when you arrive.
WHERE IS LITTLE ADAMS PEAK?
Little Adam’s Peak sits 1,141m above sea level in Ella and aptly got its name after its big brother, Adam’s Peak, which is a much larger mountain located in the west of Sri Lanka in Nuwara Eliya.
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Little Adams Peak is a very short hike with a very big reward, boasting spectacular views of the surrounding mountains in the ‘hill country’ region and an easy hike for all sorts of travelers.
HOW TO GET TO LITTLE ADAM’S PEAK
The way up to Little Adam’s Peak is very easy to find and the trail is clearly marked with signs showing the way.
The entrance to the trailhead is located next to 98 Acres Resort & Spa and you can also see a statue of a white Buddha.
The best time to hike Little Adams Peak is in the afternoon to catch the sunset and it only takes around 45 minutes to reach the top.
Allocate yourself a bit more time to take photos on the way up as the surroundings are absolutely stunning!
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WHAT TO EXPECT AT LITTLE ADAMS PEAK SRI LANKA
A dirt path cuts its way around the mountainside which eventually emerges at a set of stairs that leads up to the summit of Little Adam’s Peak. I highly recommend wearing water hiking shoes, especially on rainy days.
At the very top, you will find a perfect lookout point to see the sunset and enjoy the panoramic views of the valley below!
But don’t end your hike here, follow the trail along the ridge because the view gets much better…
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THE VIEWS AT THE TOP
There are many different rocky outcrops along the ridge trail at the top which make for an ideal spot to get some epic photos facing out towards Ella Rock.
My friends and I hung out with some friendly stray dogs as we enjoyed an epic sunset over the valley!
Also, don’t forget to bring your camera and your best lenses for landscape photos, you won’t regret it!
WHERE TO STAY IN ELLA
Ella has hundreds of accommodation options to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay to fit the needs of budget backpackers, luxury travelers, and everyone in between.
See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:
Luxury: Nine Skies
Nine Skies is one of only a few 5-star properties on Ella, featuring a swimming pool, a restaurant and bar, beautiful gardens, and a sun terrace.
The rooms are luxurious and spacious and come with free wifi, an en-suite bathroom, a terrace, and spectacular mountain views.
The perfect place to stay for couples or families.
Mid Range: Tea Cabins
Tea Cabins is one of the most relaxing places to stay in Ella and is centrally located in the town and close to all the tourist spots.
Features include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, free wifi, and mountain views in all directions, and you have the option of booking a One-Bedroom Chalet or a Villa with Private Pool.
Perfect for couples, small families, or friends visiting Ella.
Budget: Hangover Hostel Ella
Hangover Hostel Ella is a modern, comfortable, and safe place to stay in Ella on a budget.
Choose from a standard twin room with a private en-suite, or book a bed in a mixed dorm or female-only dorm.
There is free wifi for all guests, and the town center is just a few minutes walk from the hostel.
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WHAT TO PACK FOR ELLA
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FINAL THOUGHTS – LITTLE ADAMS PEAK
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