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Kilimanjaro port 2018-01-28T20:36:08+00:00

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CLIMB KILIMANJARO

The words ‘Challenge’ and ‘Kilimanjaro’ are synonymous. Kilimanjaro is after all the highest point on the entire African continent and the world’s highest free standing mountain.

Summit success on Kilimanjaro is strongly related to the amount of time you spend acclimatising. It is a serious safety issue and we therefore only operate on 2 routes:

Lemosho route – use if you can – it is the longest (8 days/7 nights), best for acclimatisation (highest rate of summit success), beautiful route.
Machame route – 2nd best option (7 days/6 nights), good rate of success.

  • All meals and water on trek, b’fasts in hotels
  • A tough but rewarding challenge with a huge and genuine sense of achievement
  • Our small groups benefit from individual attention + daily health checks = greater success
  • Very experienced Guides
  • Full support pre-trek

We fly you into Kilimanjaro’s international airport and transfer you to the small town of Moshi. The hotel is a beautiful relaxed establishment and it is here that you will meet your Guide for a briefing on the coming days. He will ensure that you are prepared for your departure the following morning.

The next day, regardless of your chosen route, you will drive to the respective start ‘gate’, go through the formal entry procedures and you’ll be on your way.

The scenery will slowly and dramatically change from the colourful dense rain forest (complete with monkeys!), to moorland through to alpine desert. Once up to about 3800m, you will head east on Kilimanjaro’s ‘southern circuit’, passing Cathedral Rock, the Lava Tower, Barranco and then to Barafu (depending on the route). All of this time you are acclimatising. The short ascent up the vertical looking Barranco Wall is great fun!

The incredible final climb to Kilimanjaro’s summit is what you came for. It’s tough, dark, cold and 6 – 7 hrs long. But when you get there, savour the moment, watch that sun rise over the earth’s curvature above a blanket of fluffy cloud. Be sure to take in your surroundings; the endless view over Africa, the Kibo crater and the glacier before capturing your Kilimanjaro achievement with a photo next to the signpost.

The descent is a much faster! Completion of this Kilimanjaro challenge is something to be very proud of.

Don’t think a day makes a difference? – think again. It is a medical proven fact that an additional day acclimatising makes a huge difference in the body’s ability to acclimatise. It can be the difference between summiting and not. Why take the chance; use the Lemosho route.

Kilimanjaro, above the clouds
Kilimanjaro, close to the summit

The words ‘Challenge’ and ‘Kilimanjaro’ are synonymous. Kilimanjaro is after all the highest point on the entire African continent and the world’s highest free standing mountain.

Summit success on Kilimanjaro is strongly related to the amount of time you spend acclimatising. It is a serious safety issue and we therefore only operate on 2 routes:

Lemosho route – use if you can – it is the longest (8 days/7 nights), best for acclimatisation (highest rate of summit success), beautiful route.
Machame route – 2nd best option (7 days/6 nights), good rate of success.

  • All meals and water on trek, b’fasts in hotels
  • A tough but rewarding challenge with a huge and genuine sense of achievement
  • Our small groups benefit from individual attention + daily health checks = greater success
  • Very experienced Guides
  • Full support pre-trek

Having arrived in Tanzania, there is an overnight stay in Moshi before you head out on trek.

The scenery will slowly and dramatically change from the colourful dense rain forest (complete with monkeys!), to moorland through to alpine desert. You will follow the ‘southern circuit’, passing Cathedral Rock, the Lava Tower, Barranco before reaching Barafu, acclimatising all of the time. The short ascent up the vertical looking Barranco Wall is great fun!

The incredible final climb to Kilimanjaro’s summit is what you came for. It’s tough, dark, cold and 6 – 7 hrs long. But when you get there, savour the moment, watch that sun rise over the earth’s curvature above a blanket of fluffy cloud. Be sure to take in your surroundings; the endless view over Africa, the Kibo crater and the glacier before capturing your Kilimanjaro achievement with a photo next to the signpost.

The descent is a much faster! Completion of this Kilimanjaro challenge is something to be very proud of.

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Lemosho Route

Machame Route

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