Hiking to Adam's Peak via Peak wilderness Sanctuary

"Sri Paada" Peak Wilderness sanctuary is a natural reserve in Sri Lanka. It is the third largest (by area) of the 50 sanctuaries in the country.
"Sri Paada" Peak Wilderness sanctuary is a tropical rain forest that spreads over a land of 224 square kilometers around the Sri Paada (Adam's Peak) mountain. A huge forest area that belonged to the Peak Wilderness was cut down and cleared during the British colonial rule in Sri Lanka (1815-1948) to gain land for the massive tea estates which are still functioning in Nuwara Eliya district.
The remaining portion of the Peak Wilderness was declared a wildlife sanctuary on October 25, 1940. The contours of "Sri Paada" Peak Wilderness vary from 1000 to 7360 feet above sea level. Therefore, it possesses unusual geographical formations compared to the other natural reserves of the island. Bena Samanala (6579 ft), Dotalugala, Detanagala, is some of the tallest mountains in the Peak Wilderness.

Access to Adams Peak is possible by 6 trails:The Nallathanni and the Palabaddala trails are most favored by those (Devotee’s and tourists) undertaking the climb. Apart from the two traditional trails rest of the trails are hardly used because those trails go right across the Peak Wilderness Sanctuary. We offer some unique experience for our guests who want to do this once in a lifetime hike via traditional stair case and jungle trails.