This great annual pilgrim trek by Buddhists, Celebrates the Buddha’s footprint. The pilgrim season extends from December to April and draws thousands of Buddhists from all over the world, who climb the peak through picturesque forested paths via Hatton or Rathnapura. The trek lasts from midnight to early dawn, taking in the unforgettable spectacle of the sunrise over the sacred peak. The footprint at the summit is believed by Buddhists to have been left by Buddha, for the Hindus, it is the footprint of the god Shiva, While Muslims and Christians believe it was left by Adam.