Little Adam's Peak

Last Updated On January 26, 2022

Little Adams Peak is a famous traveler destination in the Badulla District because of its natural beauty. Little Adam's Peak offers terrific views of Ella Gap and the endless mountain ranges of the Ella region. Little Adam's Peak, named due to its likeness to the famed Adam's Peak/Sri Pada, is Ella's little sibling and a must-see. Little Adam's Peak is best hiked during sunrise and sunset. It's fantastic to be 1141 meters above sea level when the sun shines across the mountains. When you get to the summit, you can see Ella Town and the spectacular view of the clouds that nearly cover the neighboring mountain ranges. One of the most beautiful natural occurrences is the sunset. It is a must-see if you're planning a trip to Little Adams Peak.

Little Adam's Peak in Ella

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How to get to Little Adam's Peak

The train is the most effortless way to get to Ella if you come from Colombo. When you arrive at the Ella railway station, ask the locals for directions to Little Adams Peak. The trek to the mountain may look arduous, but the 360-degree view of the environs from the top is well worth it. The Mini Adam's Peak trailhead is a 1.5-kilometer walk from Ella town. You can grab a tuk-tuk from the main street to the trailhead for 200 LKR ($1).

The trip to the summit of Little Adam's Peak is quite straightforward; the peak is 1141m high, so it is more of a leisurely two-hour walk. It's also quite simple to find the trail to Little Adam's Peak because it's located right next to 98 Acres Resort and Spa just off the main road, where you should stop after your climb for a refreshing cup of Ceylon tea or maybe a meal to refill your energy levels.

How to get to Little Adam's Peak

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Little Adam’s Peak Entrance Fee

There was no entry fee for the Little Adam's Peak hike.

Little Adam's Peak Hike

The trip begins on relatively flat land and is highly scenic as tea plants surround you, and the higher you go, the trail becomes steeper; therefore, it is better to wear walking shoes. Despite the minor effort required for the hike, the view from the summit is quite breathtaking, as you gaze out over a deep valley and its surrounding hills, leaving you breathless.

Things to do in Little Adam's Peak

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Things to do in Little Adam's Peak

  • Zip Lining on little Adam’s peak.
  • Watch the sunset or sunrise.
  • Practice yoga and meditation.
  • On the way down, one can stop at 98 Acres Resort and have a delicious lunch with spectacular views.
  • Visit the nearby places like Famous Nine Arch Bridge, Ella Rock. Little Adams, along with the earlier two are called Ella's three icons.


  • When the temperatures are lower, begin hiking around 7:00 or 8:00 AM for a more enjoyable walk to the peak.
  • It is no need to hire a guide or invest a lot of money; simply following the straightforward path is sufficient.
  • The heat and sun can be the most challenging factors of this trek, so bring plenty of water and food. 
  • Wear appropriate footwear because of the rough terrain.
  • Take periodic breaks along the way, and remember to wear a hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses.
  • Try to reach Little Adam's Peak well before nightfall, as the trail becomes more challenging to navigate as the light fades. 
  • Remember to be cautious when shooting photos along the edge since it can get rather dangerous when you reach the summit.

Before going to Little Adam's Peak

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