During your expedition up Kilimanjaro us you can Expect
- Guides and assistant guides that are well trained in first Aid and CPR should you experience any difficulties on the mountain. Climber safety is our primary concern.
- Guides and assistant guides that speak fluent English as well as German, French, Portuguese and Spanish. Communication with the guest is a must to have a great experience.
- Guides that have more than 10 years of experience, they provide exclusive attention and dedication to excellent customer service
- Sherpas (Porters) that work extremely hard caring all the gear and provisions
- You carry only a small day pack with the supplies you will need for the day’s hike
- Sherpas that always travel ahead and set up your camp every day. Camps are always ready and tea is always waiting when you reach camp so you can relax and enjoy the mesmerizing beauty of the endless mountains
- Equipment that is dependable and the finest available
- Flexibility to create groups and single climbs Special arrangements for special occasions (example, honeymoon specials, or companies team building events)
- Exceptional mountain chefs that provide delicious hot meals Rental gear that is dependable and reasonably priced
- Any high attitude mountain demands respect and it will challenge you every step you take.
- By obeying the rules you will succeed to the roof of Africa and Kilimanjaro will surrender to you.
- Climbing Kilimanjaro doesn’t require technical equipment neither do you need to have climbing skills; however, this is a strenuous climb and you need to be well prepared and physically fit.
- It is a good idea that you see your physician or a cardiologist to test your fitness level. This will increase your confidence and give you a more pleasant climb.
- Accommodation on the mountain varies depending on the route you chose up Kilimanjaro, this includes mountain lodges or high-altitude tents.
Please read carefully and take the advice of our professional guides on high altitude sickness
- The number of days we recommend to spend on the mountain is the number of days that most trekkers take. An extra night at half way to Uruhu Pick is advised for proper acclimatization, this will give you a much better chance to reach the summit. Mountain sickness starts to develop at the beginning of the first eight hours to 20 hours at high altitude below 3000m.
- The most possible way to acclimatize properly and prevent the development of AMS is by ascent gradually. It is well advised to rest a full day every third day.
- The use of Diamox has been proved to reduce the AMS. It is not advised to use Diamox to allow further ascent by a person with AMS already. Alcohol is never advised.
- Symptoms that you might experience will be headaches, nausea, dizziness, and fatigue. At any of these symptoms your ascent should stop and take plenty of rest. A mild painkiller is recommended to alleviate any pain.
- If any of those symptoms should occur or continue to worsen to painful headaches and vomiting the ascent should stop immediately and descend to an altitude where those symptoms stop.
- Trying to cut days on the mountain to save time and money is not wise and not recommended. The importance of acclimatization will help you to reach the summit successfully.
There have been many cases when trekkers ignore the advice of guides only to be carried down quickly. Please understand that the Sherpas are caring your provisions on their heads and back , they too need to rest and acclimatize. If you have any health problems or miner injuries you must seek the advice of your guide. This will help him to know the pace you need to take. Failing to do so can result in serious problems and frustration.