My husband and I left our place around 530am when it was just light (no torch required) and walked the pleasant 45min from our accommodation to the top. Temperature was very comfortable compared to going later in the day and there were few people. We struck a handful of people coming down who had obviously gone earlier to see the first light but that would have meant walking in the dark which wasn't really us. Other than that we seemed to be alone bar a few tuk tuks who were ferrying the locals around and a couple of stray but friendly dogs who took it upon themselves to guide us to the top (It seems there are a couple of pairs of dogs who do this though and get a bit territorial when they cross paths). Beautiful scenery once you hit the dirt path through the tea plantation. Got to the top by climbing the steps (although the path that winds around to the left will get you to the top too as that's how we came down). We didn't make it in time for sunrise but the views were spectacular. Well worth it - especially if you get up early!