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Does anyone have any Tips for climbing Adams Peak (Sri Pada), where is it best to Stay? Any low Budget Tips appreciated,
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For a reasonably healthy person, the climb up although not easy is very doable. The key thing is the pace yourself, depending on your fitness level and the state of your legs the climb of 90% steps takes around 4 hours for the climb and another 3 to descent. There are many pits stop on the way up so finding a place to rest and refresh is not difficult. Once up there, make your way into the temple grounds and soak in the Buddhist chants and spirituality of the place. You will need a full day to rest up after the climb.

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On busy seasons try Little Adams Peak.
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The path from Dalhousie to Adam's Peak contains some 6000 or more steps in its 1000-metre or so ascent. The steps vary from well-kept, shallow treads to rocks and boulders, and in some places the gradient is very steep. However, if you are fit and take regular exercise then the climb should take 3-4 hours to complete. In the 'season' (December to April), there are plenty of teahouses on the way up for refreshments, and many of the pilgrims are infirm elders who make it to the top come what may!

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