Little Adams Peak is one of the best things to do for sunset and not to be missed on your next visit to Ella, Sri Lanka.
Ella has quickly become a popular spot for travelers for its profuse scenery and numerous fun adventures to be had in the region, including Little Adams Peak.
I have put together this complete guide to Little Adams Peak including how to get there and what to expect!
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LITTLE ADAMS PEAK
Little Adam’s Peak sits 1141m above sea level and aptly got its name after it’s big brother, Adam’s Peak, which 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 Adams Peak is a very short hike with a very big reward, boasting spectacular views of the surrounding mountains in the region and an easy hike for all sorts of travelers.
HOW TO GET TO LITTLE ADAMS PEAK
The way up to Little Adams Peak is very easy to find and the trail is clearly marked with signs showing the way. The entrance to the trailhead to Little Adams Peak is located next to 98 Acres Resort 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 to Little Adams Peak as the surroundings are absolutely stunning!
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Hiking Little Adams Peak
Follow this sign to the top of Little Adams Peak
Insane views on the way up to Little Adams Peak Sri Lanka
Sunset at Little Adams Peak
WHAT TO EXPECT AT LITTLE ADAMS PEAK SRI LANKA
A dirt path comes cuts its way around the mountainside which eventually emerges at a set of stairs that leads up to the summit of Little Adams Peak.
At the very top of Little Adams Peak, 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 Little Adams Peak hike here, follow the trail along the ridge because the view gets much better!
Watching the sunset at Small Adam’s Peak
Little Adams Peak Ella
Taking in the views at Little Adams Peak
THE VIEWS AT THE TOP OF LITTLE ADAMS PEAK
There are many different rocky outcrops along the ridge trail at the top of Little Adams Peak 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 at Little Adams Peak as we enjoyed an epic sunset over the valley!
On top of Little Adams Peak
Sunset at Little Adams Peak
PIN LOCATION OF LITTLE ADAMS PEAK
WHERE TO STAY NEAR LITTLE ADAMS PEAK
Ella has hundreds of accommodation options to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay near Little Adams Peak to fit the needs of budget backpackers, luxury travelers and everyone in between.
See the list of accommodations below near Little Adams Peak that I personally recommend:
Luxury: 98 Acres Resort & Spa
Live like a celebrity in the best 5-star resort near Little Adams Peak 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.
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 near Little Adams Peak 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.
Budget: Little Heaven Homestay
One of the best budget accommodations near Mini Adams Peak 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 NEAR LITTLE ADAMS PEAK
Another option for accommodation near Little Adams Peak is to stay at an Airbnb, which generally has some great deals in Ella.
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WHAT TO PACK FOR LITTLE ADAMS PEAK
Everyday Backpack: One of the best backpacks on the market! The Nomatic 20L Backpack is perfect for on the go adventures. Featuring multiple storage spaces for valuables, drink bottles, chargers, notebooks and more. This sleek backpack was designed for you.
Universal Power Adapter: Don’t leave home without one! I highly recommend getting this Universal Power Adapter so that you are able to charge all of your electronics when you’re on the road. Compatible in Asia, UK, Europe, Africa, USA, SA and Australia.
Hidden Money Belt: I never go on a trip without one! The best thing is they are always out of sight, hidden beneath your clothing. With RFID blocking, they are perfectly designed to keep your credit cards, cash and other valuables safe when you’re out adventuring!
Waterproof Phone Case: A waterproof phone case is a must-have item! This universal case will keep your phone safe from water damage, sand and scratches during your adventures. Suitable for all smartphone models.
Portable Charger: One of the best portable chargers on the market! The Anker Power Bank keeps your phone and accessories charged on those longer adventures. Featuring 2 USB charging ports, rechargeable battery, works with iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Oppo and Android.
Microfibre Travel Towel: To pack a towel or not to pack a towel? A standard bathroom towel can take up a lot of space in your travel bag. Get your hands on a quick-dry Microfibre Travel Towel which is perfect for the beach, backpacking, camping and general traveling.
Rain Jacket: A light-weight rain jacket is an absolute must when traveling! North Face waterproof rain jackets come in both men and women sizes, featuring a breathable mesh lining and adjustable hood that can be tucked away inside the collar.
Kindle: The best alternative for books! Kindle e-readers are perfect for long haul flights, reading on the beach or a quiet evening away from the bars. Kindle’s are waterproof with rechargeable batteries and adjustable light settings to suit indoor/outdoor conditions.
Packing Cubes: My favorite item in my backpack! Perfect for organizing your shirts, pants, jackets, socks, underwear and more. This 5 Set Packing Cubes makes packing easier and more efficient, adding extra space in your bag for your next trip.
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MY CAMERA GEAR
Everyday Camera: The most affordable mirrorless camera on the market! I personally use the Sony A7ii Mirrorless Camera on all of my adventures. It’s compact, lightweight and super easy to use for all levels of photography. A 28-70mm Sony lens is also included.
Drone Camera: Take your photography to new heights! The DJI Mavic Pro 2 Drone is at the top of the game when it comes to high-quality images and video, easy to control functions and traveler-friendly capabilities. I guarantee you won’t regret purchasing one.
GoPro Hero 8: One of the most popular cameras on the planet! I love using the GoPro Hero 8 for all of my underwater shots and fast-paced adventures. The GoPro Hero 8 captures the best moments with its wide range of functions that are very simple to use!
Camera Bag: My favorite camera bag I have ever owned! The Lowepro Protactic 450 AW II Camera Bag features a waterproof rain cover, drink bottle holder, padded compartments for cameras, drones, lenses, accessories and it also has a laptop pocket.
Selfie Stick: Everyone loves a good selfie, right!? The Sandmarc Metal Edition Selfie Stick is sleek, stylish and can extend to 1.2m. I find it much easier to take photos and videos with the GoPro when it is mounted to the Sandmarc Selfie Stick!
Camera Tripod: The Joby GorillaPod is suitable for all cameras. This tripod is easy to use and perfect for setting up a time-lapse video or even using it as a selfie stick. The legs are flexible so you can wrap it around a tree or a pole to get creative with your shot.
GoPro Dome: Have you ever wanted to capture those under/over water shots with the GoPro? This epic underwater GoPro dome housing is the best camera accessory to have to create the perfect 50/50 shot. I use mine every time I am in the ocean!
Memory Card: The best thing about SanDisk Extreme Pro is that it delivers maximum speed for images and videos. Having 64GB of storage means that you can store hundreds of files on this SD card for 2-3 days and not have to worry about running out of space.
External Hard Drive: As a photographer, my images and video files take up a lot of space on my MacBook so I use the WD Elements External Hard Drive to store everything. With 4TB worth of storage space, this is more than enough for 1 year worth of content.
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FINAL THOUGHTS OF LITTLE ADAMS PEAK
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