Join us on the trek of a lifetime to the roof of Africa. Kilimanjaro is the world’s highest freestanding mountain at an incredible 5,895m above sea level. Being the highest peak in Africa also means its 1 of the seven summits. Despite its credentials it is a trekking peak with no technical ability needed to climb it although this does not make it easy by any means. Our 7 day trek gives you 5 days of ascent to help the acclimatisation process and therefore increase the chance of success and reaching the summit of this iconic mountain.
Our services start when you land in Tanzania where we will meet you and transfer you to the B&B for the night. The following day we will start our ascent of Kilimanjaro. For the next 7 days porters will carry your bags, set up and pack up camp whilst your cooks will prepare your meals. Accommodation is in tents but also provided is a mess tent for meal times, toilet tent, tables and chairs so you can relax after a tough day on the trail. Summit day will start in the early hours of the morning and you will be guided up the mountain by torch light in the hope to see the sun rise from near the summit of Africa’s highest peak. After successfully summiting you will start 2 days of descent down the mountain. Upon reaching the park gate after descending on the 2nd day you will be transferred back to the B&B for a well earned shower and some time to relax and reminisce.
Tanzania is an amazing place with great safari opportunities as well as magical island destinations within a few hours of Kilimanjaro. It is for this reason we do not include flights with our treks. By arranging and booking your own flights you are able to plan your own itinerary and stay on longer to go on safari or grab an internal flight to the island of Zanzibar. Whatever your plans we can support you with creating the perfect itinerary.
As an activity provider we do not get involved with the fundraising aspect of any trek but you are more than welcome to arrange your own funding pages and raise money for charity on your trek.
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- Vacation Style Holiday TypeDiscovery, Trekking
- Activity Level Extreme
- Group Size Large Group
Why Book With Us?
Mountaineerin is a growing outdoor company focusing on walking and trekking events. All of our staff are either outdoor professionals or experienced enthusiasts who regularly spend their personal time in the mountains walking, climbing, trekking and camping.
All of our events have been tried and tested by ourselves so we know how good they really are. This also means we can talk to you and advise you from our own experience. We aim to provide an excellent service at an affordable and competitive price without compromising on quality. The same member of our team will deal with your booking from start to finish and will be available to answer any questions you might have and support you in the build up to your trip.
All of our events are fully insured for the level of activity taking place and we have financial failure protection in place so your money is protected in the event the company should failure to deliver through insolvency. Above all we love what we do and hope you will love travelling with Mountaineerin too.
- 1 Nights B&B accommodation (before the trek)
- 6 Nights mountain tented accommodation
- 1 Nights B&B accommodation (after the trek)
- All in country airport transfers unless making onward journeying plans
- Transfers to and from the Park gates
- Porters and cooks
- Camping equipment (tents, mattress, mess tent, chairs and tables), toilet tent
- Local mountain guides
- UK mountain leader
- All meals and filtered drinking water during the trek
- All national park fees
- Rescue fees
- Flying doctors evacuation insurance
- 15% Cotswold Outdoor discount voucher
- Ongoing support from point of booking
- 2 Day, 1 night training weekend
- Flights to and from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)
- Personal trip/accident insurance
- Tips for guides, cooks and porters
- Personal trekking equipment
- Alcoholic and energy drinks
- Personal snacks
- Meals when not trekking other than breakfast
B&B accommodation is normally in twin rooms. Where tents are used participants will be paired up so share a tent 1 between 2. We do offer single supplements if required. please ask for details.
Paying by direct debit is very simple. We set up the plan and email you the link to fill in your bank details. Once completed an agreed set number of payments will be taken from your account for the set amount. The direct debit can be stopped, amended or cancelled at any time by contacting us. When paying by direct debit there is no deposit to pay. There is no extra charge for paying in this way.
Unless booking a private event groups are kept to a maximum of 12 participants.
The affects of altitude vary massively from person to person but in most cases improve with time spent at altitude. If they don’t action may need to be taken. Some symptoms of altitude sickness could include: headaches, loss of appetite, fatigue and more. Acclimatisation is very important when trekking at altitude and it is vital not to ascend too quickly. Your guides during the trek will keep a close eye on you to ensure any affects of altitude can be managed appropriately. It should be noted that the best solution to solving altitude sickness is to descend and if it is felt by the guide that this is the best option then they will support you in doing so. The British Mountaineering Council has some good advice and tips on mountain sickness. See – https://www.thebmc.co.uk/hill-skills-an-introduction-to-altitude
Porters, guides and your cooks will be a vital part of your trek on Kilimanjaro and it is important to us that they are treated fairly. We only use porters who are employed under the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project’s Proper Porter Treatment guidelines. The project works to ensure the working conditions are improved for porters and monitors those companies using porters to ensure the fair treatment guidelines are met.
A full kit list is provided upon booking. A lot of the items needed you may already have although you may need a few items of specialist kit. Some items can be hired also if you do not want to purchase certain items.