In the 27 odd years we’ve been guiding hikers to the highest point in Africa, thousands of our guests have described this life changing adventure as “one of the most rewarding yet physically and emotionally challenging experiences” they’ve ever undertaken.
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5 Reasons to Climb…
- The view from the top – is mesmerizing.
- Challenge yourself and push your limits – both physically and mentally.
- Conquer the highest peak in Africa – and one of the Seven Summits.
- Anyone of reasonable fitness can do it – it’s not a technical climb.
- It’s a natural wonder – a snow covered mountain set on the equator.
5 Tips to get you there…
- Train at high altitude with the boots you intend to climb in, and a fully loaded backpack. You’ll be walking 6-8 hours a day, for 5-6 days consecutively, so good prep is essential.
- Go ‘pole pole’, the art is in acclimatizing.
- Drink plenty, staying hydrated is critical throughout your climb and especially on summit night.
- Make friends on the mountain, they will motivate you to keep going when you feel like giving up.
- Listen to your guide, they have done this countless times and know the mountain inside out and back to front.
5 Routes to take…
- Machame: great for novice hikers, a beautiful route taking in both the west and southern mountain face.
- Rongai: quiet route, making it uncrowded and perfect for less experienced climbers.
- Marangu: Following the same path up and down, and overnighting in communal huts, this is considered an easier climb.
- Umbwe: Considered the most scenic route.
- Lemosho: Remote and wild, for the first two days you may well be the only climbers on this section.