Little Adam’s Peak
The region around Ella is renowned for its tea plantations, waterfalls, mountain ranges and incredible views. The scenic hike to Little Adam’s Peak unveils lush landscapes and rewards you with sweeping views of the mountains and tea country. Named after its resemblance to the iconic Adam’s Peak near Hatton, Little Adam’s Peak is its smaller brother and stands tall in the heart of Ella town. It is also believed to be the place where King Ravana engaged in his daily ritual of worshipping the Sun God.
The hike to the top is easy and not as demanding as hiking Ella Rock – the mountain directly opposite Little Adam’s Peak. Although the peak is 1,141 metres above sea level, you are already at a high elevation, so you only need to hike up a few hundred metres on a 2-kilometre trail.
The trail begins with a moderate incline as it winds its way through beautiful, lush green tea plantations. The path is well-maintained and clearly marked the whole way, so you could easily do this trek on your own. However, if you prefer the expertise of a local, we will help arrange a guide for you. Despite the minimal effort needed for the trek, the views from the top are truly breath-taking as you overlook the Ella Gap and surrounding hills. On the way down, stop for a hot cup of tea from one of the little tea stalls on the pathway. If you take any snacks or water on the hike, please ensure to bring it back and/ or put it in a bin. If the hike to Little Adam’s Peak sounds too easy and you are interested in a longer, more challenging hike, please refer the ‘Ella Rock’ or ‘Nil Diya Pokuna’ experiences