Dalhouse Route

Page Type Page Type: Route
Location Lat/Lon: 6.82000°N / 80.30000°E
Additional Information Route Type: Developed hike
Additional Information Time Required: Most of a day
Additional Information Difficulty: Walk-up
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To get to the trailhead at Dalhouse, make your way by bus to Ratnapurna located south west of Adams Peak, or to Hatton which is located northwest of the peak. Durning the day time, there are buses every half hour that run right to the trailhead at Dalhouse.

Route Description

The trail starts from Dalhouse on the northeast side of the mountain at about 4,000 feet (1200m). The trail is easy to find, you can't miss it! Simply follow the cement staircase to the top with the hundreds of other pilgrims. The staircase even has hand railings and electric lights from top to bottom so you can climb at night. There are also pilgrim's shelters along the way. There are also many food and drink stalls along the way, so there's little reason to carry any food. Hundreds of people climb the peak daily and throughout the year. Many locals walk barefoot! The total elevation gain on this route is about 3400 feet (1035 meters).

Essential Gear

Noo special equipment is needed as many locals do the hike barefoot! You don't even need to take a lunch! Make sure to drink lots of liquids.

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