Sri Lanka Adams Peak Excursion
Sri Lanka Sri Pada (Adams Peak) Excursion
PROGRAMME : Sri Pada (Adams Peak) Excursion
DURATION : 1 Day Excursion
Arriving at “Nallathanniya ”- foot of “Sri Pada” in northern side around 6.00 a.m. and Meet Eco Team representative.
Begin the arduous 07 km climb to the misty mountaintop with our experienced local guides.
You may reach the 2,240 meter high peak – the island’s fourth highest – at dawn to witness a glorious sunrise and the mountain’s shadow, cast by the rising sun on to the clouds below. Legend has it that, the footprint originally carved in the rock, and, now covered by an oversized reproduction set in cement, was made by the Buddha, on his third visit to the island.
Some believe it is the spot where Adam, from Christian creation myth, first set foot on earth, after being banished from the Garden of Eden. Other Christians believe, it belongs to St. Thomas, the Apostle. To Hindus, the footprint is ‘Lord Shiva’s.
Adam’s Peak is also known as the “butterfly mountain”, because large numbers of butterflies visit and perish there each year.
The mountain, on the western edge of the island’s central massif, looms over the surrounding hills, covered with lush, green jungle. (Peak wilderness sanctuary)Peak wilderness sanctuary is among the best areas for birds and butterflies in Sri Lanka as well.
It usually takes three to four hours to reach the top, but during the pilgrim season, which begins in December and lasts till May, the throng is sometimes so great, it can take over – 30 minutes to move from one step to the other.
Packed breakfast on the way
You will reach to the top of the Hill
Start to Trek downhill same day. You can climb from the southern side (‘Siripagama’ of the mountain and descending to the northern side of the mountain Nallathanniya – Total Trekking distance 20 km. 8 -10 Hours- Hard Trekking Route)
Packed lunch on the way
You will reach around 4.00p.m at the foot of Adams Peak
Departure to your next destination
– End of program –
- Local guide’s fees
- Picnic Breakfast or lunch (Dinner if it is a Night Climb)
- Coffee & Snacks on the way.
- All government taxes.
DO NOT INCLUDE
- Transportation up to the starting point.
- Any additional beverage or food, which would be ordered extra.
- Any tips to the staff.
- Any personal effects not mentioned here.
- Personal effects for Warm/Windy/Rainy conditions should be carried by clients.
- Insect repellent, Sunburn lotion etc. are recommended.
- Light clothes Trekking shoes/boots are recommended for trekking.
END OF TOUR
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