Hike to Ella Rock

Ella Rock is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Ella, and the Ella Rock hike is a great way to explore and trek your way through the area. It is a thirty-minute drive from the hotel to the scenic Heel Oya railway station, which is the starting point, and it takes about three to four hours to complete the hike. We recommend leaving for the trek at 5 am in order to witness the most stunning sunrise at the summit overlooking the mountain, which is truly not to be missed.

Trek To Ella Rock

The trek to Ella Rock is via a local village and monastery, followed by a visit to a Eucalyptus forest. We then visit the south side Ella Rock view point before proceeding to the second viewpoint, overlooking Ella town and Little Adam’s Peak. You can pause for a snack or meal at these view points before descending back down and returning to Orient hotel.

Ella Rock Trekking Tips and Highlights

Explore With Locals
Our well trained and experienced staff will show you the key sights and photo spots while ensuring your safety and making sure you don’t get lost.
Challenging Trek
The trek is of moderate difficulty with some steep climbs although the incredible views and photo opportunities make it worth the effort.
Transport Provided
We can arrange transport to and from Ella.
Picnic at Viewpoint
We provide tea and snacks or a packed meal that can be enjoyed at the Ella Rock viewpoint.
Scenic View
The breathtaking surrounding and rugged landscapes makes it a worth-wile trek. The best time to trek Ella Rock is at sunrise.
Three Hour Duration
This trek will take about three hours, and is a half hour drive from Orient Hotel

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