Adam peak (Sri Pada)

Ascend to Spiritual Heights: Discovering the Majesty of Adam’s Peak

A Sacred Ascent to Spiritual Serenity

A Sacred Ascent to Spiritual Serenity

Ascending Adam’s Peak: A Pilgrim’s Journey


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the significance of the Sacred Footprint at the summit?

The Sacred Footprint is believed to be associated with various religious figures, including Adam in Islam, Lord Buddha in Buddhism, and Lord Shiva in Hinduism. Pilgrims from different faiths visit the site.

Why is it called Adam's Peak?

The peak is named Adam’s Peak due to the belief that the footprint at the summit is the footprint of Adam, according to Islamic tradition. Other religious communities, including Buddhists and Hindus, also consider it a sacred site.

When is the best time to climb Adam's Peak?

The pilgrimage season to Adam’s Peak typically runs from December to May. The best time to climb is during the dry season, with January to March being the most popular months.

How long does it take to climb to the summit?

The time to reach the summit varies based on the route chosen and individual fitness levels. On average, it takes around 2 to 4 hours to reach the top.

What are the different routes to climb Adam's Peak?

There are several routes to the summit, with the most popular being the Hatton-Nallathanni route. Other routes include the Ratnapura-Palabaddala route and the Kuruwita-Erathna route.

What is the significance of the pilgrimage for different religions?

The pilgrimage to Adam’s Peak holds different religious significance for Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, and Christians. It is a place of worship and spiritual significance for people from various faiths.

What time to climb Adams Peak?

Adam’s Peak is accessible at any time of the day, however, It is recommended to climb Adam’s Peak at night, to enjoy a stunning sunset from the top. Most tourists leave the “base town” of Dalhousie around 2 am, aiming to get to the top at 5 am and catch the sunrise.

Is Adams Peak hard to climb?

The difficulty of climbing Adam’s Peak (Sri Pada) can vary depending on factors such as the route chosen, individual fitness levels, and the time of the year.

How many steps is Adam's Peak?

Adam’s Peak climb is exhausting – a taxing 7km up a mainly stepped footpath (there are around 5500 steps) which can reduce even seasoned hill walkers to quivering wrecks.