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Ella Rock

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Ella Main Street | NECS-Nature Exploration and Conservation Society Sri Lanka, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
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All reviews train tracks wrong direction small bridge eucalyptus trees black bridge turn left main path local guide long grass tea plantation right direction nice hike high grass tough climb wrong turn follow the path bit lost
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The hike starts down the rail roads and leads into the woods and up the mountain. We went without a guide as there were many people doing the hike so we basically teamed up with them when we were in doubt of the way. The...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It seems kinda far. People said it’s a 5 hour walk up and down. But we did it in 2,5.. make sure you check your map and you take the right paths to walk up there! Very beautiful scenic view at the top! Be carefull...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank spikeyleec
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I enjoyed hiking Ella Rock! It was quite the challenge. I used Maps.Me to help navigate. I turned down a few local guides. I don’t think it’s necessary to hire a guide, but on my way back I got lost, which was quite unpleasant. I...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank angelad660
Reviewed 5 days ago

It is a challenging climb but the rewarding scene at the top is worth the effort. Beware of local scammers who will trick you to go on a wrong track and then offer their services to act as guides...

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank parampalh
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Challenging as it’s pretty steep but it’s well worth it when you get to the top and see that view!! There are no sign posts on your way up, but if you google search “Gap year escape Ella rock” there is a step by step...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and I (both 27) climbed this last week. It is a relatively tough walk to the top but the views are amazing and totally worth it. The only downside it that one section of the route is difficult to follow. It is not...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 927jimmya
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A good challenging hike up to the top and a fun walk along the railway with a close up of the famous Sri Lankan train going past for us! Amazing views at the top are well worth the effort to get there! Didn’t find any...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank danwV1860BL
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went up there from Kithalella and had about 2 hours, including taking pictures and a break on top. If you start at Kithalella you can spare yourself some "guides" that only want your money, we didnt meet one of them. We did our tour...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MademoiselleFou
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Classic hike to do when in Ella and lives up to the hype, stunning views and good little challenging walk too. We started climbing at 8am from our guesthouse which is 20 mins from Kithalella train station, we were up the top by 9 30...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank travelwelltravelfar
Reviewed 1 week ago

Can complete the hike within 3 hours. The scenery from the top of Ella Rock is Amazing and it is surely rewarding. You could see far and wide across the valley. It might be bit difficult to find the correct path. Other than that everything...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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25 January 2019|
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Response from tezza915 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the hike is not too hard for your kids, some paths are easier but it will take a local to show you. It's not really an area for swimming but there's a stream to cool off about 100m after leaving the train track as you... More
7 November 2018|
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Response from dasunis2018 | Reviewed this property |
We just wet by asking the local tea shops otw. But beware of some wanna-be-guides who would misdirect you unless you pay them
10 March 2018|
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Response from BlackAzazel666 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely too exhausting in my opinion. Adams peak on the other side should be doable and the view is just as great