Adam's Peak Wilderness Sanctuary
Adam's Peak



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Hike to “Sri Padha” (Adams Peak) with Eco Team
  Guidelines/Advice for Guests

:: Please bear in mind that during the Sri Lankan pilgrimage season (December to April), the timing of the hike is sometimes dependent on the crowds that climb the mountain, especially during Poya holidays [Full Moon] and weekends – December to April and almost everyday during the month of March).

:: Timing is also obviously dependent on the fitness levels of the guests.  We recommend guests to do some basic preparation and fitness training in the weeks prior to the climb (for example - climbing stairs / long distance walking

:: It is advised that the hike should start around 2000 hours after an early dinner so that if all goes well, you will reach the summit around midnight and have a nap before witnessing the sunrise. This will also allow sufficient time to reach the top in case there is a big crowd climbing up. Viewing this glorious sunrise and the beautiful picture drawn on the sky by the sun by casting the mountain's shadow on to the painted clouds below, from the 2,240 meter high peak - the island's fourth highest, would definitely be the main highlight of the trek.  [depends on weather]

:: You will be accompanied by an Eco Team guide(s) (if you are in a group, there will be one guide for every four people) who will take you safely up and down, and look after you whilst at the summit.  Please co-operate with them – they have your safety, health, happiness and best interests in mind at all times.

:: At the summit you may be cold and will need a sleeping bag for your nap.  This will be provided to you at the start of your hike.  It is your responsibility to carry it!
:: In addition to the sleeping bag, you will need to carry any other personal effects for all weather types (e.g. raincoat, sun cream, hat etc), 2-3 liters of water and some snacks (bananas, chocolate and biscuits).  Both the water and snacks will be provided to you at the start of the climb.  This should total a weight of approx 5kg to be carried by you.  Please ensure that you have a comfortable backpack and that, it is positioned correctly so as to avoid shoulder/back injuries.
:: On special advance request we could arrange a porter to carry your luggage.20 US $ Nett per porter.
:: Your guide(s) will also carry medical supplies and a flask of hot drink (tea/coffee), sugar and cups.  Please inform them of any medical conditions or special requests for food/drinks before you begin the climb.
:: Breaks for rest and stops for drinks/snacks are decided by the guests, not the guides. They should be taken as and when needed.
:: Please ensure that, all litter is brought back down the mountain.
:: If you are visiting Sri Lanka during May to November and keen to climb the peak we are still prepared to arrange it with few basic changes to the itinerary. We will start the climb around 1100 hours instead of the 2000 hours to avoid climbing in the dark.[There won't be path illumination during this time of the year] We will reach the summit  before dark and spend the night there with very basic facilities.[In sleeping bags In a common hall]. A simple dinner will be provided to you at the summit.
:: Please note that, the probability in witnessing the spectacular sunrise from the summit is much more during the season (December to April).
:: Sri Pada – Adam's peak is considered as a one of the holiest mountains in the world and has a very significant religious aspect. When climbing, you are expected to wear with out revealing your body too much. Short trousers should be below the knee level and it's better to where T shirts with sleeves and long enough to the waist.

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