Mount Kilimanjaro dominates the African landscape, an iconic and instantly recognisable mountain that is the highest in Africa and the world’s tallest freestanding mountain at 5895 metres.
To climb Kilimanjaro is a feasible challenge for the keen hill walker looking for a new challenge to go to high altitude. It’s not a technical climb but it is high and cold. In just seven days you’ll climb up from the hot plains through cultivated farmland, tropical rain forest, high alpine heath, alpine desert and onto the permanently glaciated summit of snow and ice.
This journey through the distinct eco systems to the vast crater nearly four miles high in the sky and the famous summit furniture on the summit is really what makes any trip here so special. We provide a professional and experienced service to ensure you get there and back with amazing memories of the roof of Africa!
Kilimanjaro Trek is run by Adventure Alternative which was set up by mountaineer Gavin Bate who first climbed Kilimanjaro in 1988 and has summitted over fifty times since, and set up one of the best local operators in Tanzania. All the guides have been working with us for nearly fifteen years now, and Castro Kapela the operations manager is well known and respected in Moshi as a person of integrity.
All the guides have passed their REC outdoor first aid course every three years and received specific training in high altitude. They have also been on many trips with Gavin and received specific training in managing clients on a mountain.
We have our own guesthouse and office in downtown Moshi, our own vehicles and camping equipment for managing groups of up to 30 quite easily. Our policy has always been to support the local economy and the places where the guides and porters live, as well as providing a safe and enjoyable trip.
“Just thought I would drop you a line to say how fantastic an experience the climb was, we loved every minute of it. As you will know we both achieved the summit with no real ill effects from the altitude and best of all no Diamox. Lipman, Godfrey, Kamanda, Simba and John were superb leaders all in their own styles they have my up most respect.”
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