The journey up the 2,243 m tall mountain takes approximately 4-5 hours, but its biodiversity offers some spectacular views to enjoy. It is a 4th highest mountain in Sri Lanka, but probably the most popular among visitors.
The summit of the mountain reminds a footprint. And according to one legend, it belonged to Buddha. However, Muslims believe that it was Adam who left it after being cast out of heaven. Most people climb the peak during the pilgrimage season, which begins with Duruthu poya day and ends on Vesak. At this time, you have best chances for nice clear weather.
It is also customary to ascent at night, since at dawn you will definitely get the most perfect views on Earth!