View From the Train & the Guest House
After checking into a beautiful guest room nestled in between tea gardens which is located 500 m from the entrance of the Adam's peak, I explored the place, got some early dinner and went to bed early as it is a night trek. I woe up at 1 am and start my way to the starting point of the Adam's peak.
It took me 4 strenuous hours to get to the top of the mountain. Huffing and puffing, wondering how the hell is that 60 year old grandma faster than me, praying to the almighty that if I fall down and break something, my mom won't forgive me or him, I have finally reached my destination. The trek path is well lit most of the time as it is also a religious place which most Sri Lankans visit, you will notice quite a few people on your way up and down.
The entire path is lined with good shops, tea stalls, food stalls and places to sit for a little while. The last one hour trek was the scariest I have had. It felt like I am going to get hit by vertigo if I look down and am holding on to the edges so tight so I will not fall down or rather roll down the hill. After reaching the top, we waited for half an hour for the sun rise. An interesting ritual of drums is performed every morning welcoming the sun at the temple which is located at the top of the mountain. At any cost it is one of the best sunrises I have ever seen.
Trek Trek cos the end result is awesome!
You know that idiomatic expression "legs turned to jelly", yep I experienced it. When I am climbing down from the hill, I couldn't stand or walk slowly as my legs are shaking. I had to run for the most part so I will not loose balance. All in all, I climbed 5400 steps, 2345 m height and can't move by the end but was so totally worth it!