LITTLE ADAM’S PEAK IN ELLA, SRI LANKA – A COMPLETE GUIDE

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Ella has quickly become a popular spot for travelers for its profuse scenery and numerous fun adventures to be had in the region. Little Adam’s Peak is one of the best things to do for sunset and not to be missed on your next visit to Ella, Sri Lanka.

I have put together this complete guide to Little Adam’s Peak including how to get there and what to expect!

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LITTLE ADAMS PEAK ELLA

Little Adam’s Peak sits 1141m above sea level and aptly got its name after it’s big brother Adam’s Peak. This is a much larger mountain located in the west of Sri Lanka in Nuwara Eliya and both peaks are said to have similarities in shape.

Little Adam’s Peak is a very short hike with a very big reward, with its spectacular views of the surrounding mountains in the 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 is next to 98 Acres Resort where you can also see a statue of a white buddha.

I went on this hike for sunset and it only took me 45 minutes to reach the top. Allocate yourself a bit more time to take photos on the way up as it is absolutely stunning!

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little adams peak sri lanka, little adams peak, little adams peak, ella, ella sri lanka, mini adam's peak, adam's peak accomodation, adams peak, little adams peak ella, little adams peak viewFollow this sign to the top of Little Adam’s Peak

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WHAT TO EXPECT AT LITTLE ADAM’S PEAK SRI LANKA

A dirt path comes cuts its way around the mountainside which emerges set of stairs that leads up to the top of Little Adam’s Peak. Here you will find a perfect lookout point to see the sunset and enjoy the panoramic views of the valley!

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 OF LITTLE ADAM’S PEAK

There are many different rocky outcrops on the side of the ridge trail at the top of Little Adams Peak that is an ideal spot to get some epic photos facing out towards Ella Rock.

My friends and I hung out with some friendly stray dogs at Little Adam’s Peak as we enjoyed an epic sunset over the valley!

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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 in Ella to fit the needs of budget backpackers and luxury travellers. See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:

Luxury: 98 Acres Resort & Spa

Live like a celebrity in the best 5-star resort in Ella! Surrounded by stunning landscapes, 98 Acres Resort is within walking distance to the Nine Arch Bridge and Little Adam’s Peak. The rooms are luxurious and spacious featuring free wifi, seating area, flat-screen tv, kitchenette, dining area, private bathroom and spectacular mountain views. There is also an outdoor pool for guests to use on the property. Breakfast is included.

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Mid Range: Ella’s Edge Resort

This 3-star hotel is surrounded by tropical greenery and it’s one of the most relaxing places to stay in Ella. The resort features a restaurant, gardens and mountain views from all the rooms. There are double rooms, triple rooms and family-sized rooms available featuring modern interior, private bathroom, spacious living and free wifi. Perfect for family and friends visiting Ella.

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Budget: Little Heaven Homestay

One of the best budget accommodations in Ella. Little Heaven Homestay is centrally located and within close proximity to the hot spot attractions in Ella. There are double, triple and quadruple rooms to choose from featuring large beds, private bathrooms, balconies and terraces. They also have a restaurant at the property and wifi is free for guests. Perfect for solo backpackers and friends.

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AIRBNB ELLA

Another option for accommodation in Ella is to stay at an Airbnb, which generally has some great deals in Ella.

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I hope you enjoyed reading this article and if you have any questions about Little Adam’s Peak please leave me a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Happy Adventuring!

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