Ella is a beautiful little village situated in the mountains of Sri Lanka.
Let your soul rest while you watch the amazing view of Ella Gap.
Climb the small mountain, Little Adams Peak, even small children can follow and the view is amazing.
Take a walk on the railway tracks or go a little outside town to meet the wild monkeys.
The village is also home to restaurants and cosy cafés with free wifi..
If you are in a good shape you can climb the 5.200 steps to the top of Adams Peak.
The place is known to be where Adam’s first sets foot on earth after being cast out of heaven.
There are two tracks on the mountain leading to the Foot print af Adam, one called the Baba track & the other the Mama track, meaning Adam & Eve. The Mama track is easy and is the route by which the pilgrims return, but anyone who goes by that way is not considered to have made the pilgrimage at all. The Baba track is difficult & stiff climbing.
Fernando Tours recommends only the Mama track to our guest.
Climbing starts around midnight, so You will reach the top before sunrise.
Bring a sweater it can be very cold at the top, waiting for the sun to rise.
Adams Peak is locally known as Sri Pada.
Please note foreigners will have to pay a fee to climb Adam’s Peak.
Horton Plains, the only National Park in Sri Lanka where you are allowed to walk around.
Normally we start the hike in the early morning with breakfast packages.
At World’s End you can sit down and have your breakfast to the amazing view of the mountains.
Horton Plains is home to a small population of leopards but unfortunately they are rarely seen.
Tip! Wear your clothes in layers as it can be very cold in the early morning hours and become very hot when the sun comes out.
As the roads are in a very bad condition, we have to hire a jeep or a van to get to the Horton Plains National Park.
Please note there is an entrance fee to Horton Plains.