Little Adams Peak, Ella - Timings, Accessibility, Best Time to Visit

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Distance (From Ella Railway Station): 4 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 2 Hours

Transportation Options: + Walk/Trek

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 4 km from Ella Railway Station, Little Adam's Peak is the mini version of Adam's Peak, the pilgrimage mountain site of central Sri Lanka. It is one of the popular places of hiking and trekking in Sri Lanka and among the must-visit places in Ella.

Located at an altitude of 1141 m, the Little Adam's Peak got its name after its big brother, the holy mountain Adam's Peak, because of the similar shape. It provides a less exhausting and more pleasant alternative as a hiking spot to those who cannot hike on a mountain as big as Adam's Peak. During the trek, one can enjoy the view over the valley, relax, and connect with other travelers.

Climbing up the Little Adams Peak in Ella is one of the favorite activities of the tourists on their Sri Lankan holiday. It takes about 2-3 hours in total. There are two trailheads to start the hike for Little Adam's top. One of them is next to Ella Flower Garden Resort on the main road, and the other is located at 98 acres resort and is marked by a white Buddha statue. The beginning of the trail is moderately inclined through tea plantations and is marked on the whole way with well-maintained paths and stairs.

It is not a challenging hike and it's quite short, but gives you a good impression of the landscape around Ella and the view is fantastic! One is highly advised to visit Little Adam's Peak either before sunrise or before sunset as the sun presents itself most engagingly during these times of the day. There is no need to hire a guide just following the straightforward path.

Timings: 6 AM - 6 PM

Entry: Free, LKR. 2500 for Zip Lining