What to Expect

Climbing is a little bit of a misnomer, as it’s really just a walk in a park, albeit one that goes up-hill for 5895m.

Climbing Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro is not a “technical climb”, meaning no specialized equipment such as ropes, carabiners or cramp-ons are required.   Just a good pair of hiking boots. From time to time there may be a little bit of bouldering, or climbing over a few small rocks, but nothing that requires any particular skill or experience. So long as you can walk in a relatively straight line, you can climb Kilimanjaro!

    The Daily Routine

    Each day is structure to ensure a safe and fun hike, gradually ascending the mountain whist minimising the risks of altitude sickness.

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    6:00am - 6:30am

    Wake up and wash

        Each morning, you’ll wake up at 6:00am to a warm cup of tea or coffee and a bowl of hot water to freshen up.
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      7:00am - 8:00am

      Breakfast

          Breakfast varies each day, but usually includes eggs, sausages, toast, porridge and juice.
          Yes, sometimes sausages! And no.. We have no idea how they cook them so high up!
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        8:00am - 12:00pm

        Preperation & Morning Hike

            After filling your water bottles, packing your backpack and getting ready, we set off for the day’s main hike.
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          12:00pm / 1:00pm

          Lunchtime
            Usually around 12:00pm / 1:00pm, depending on the speed of the morning hike, lunch is served at the next camp.
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          Early Afternoon

          Second Hike / Acclimitisation Hike

            On some says, a further hike is undertaken before we reach the night camp.
            On shorter days, we recommend a brief acclimatisation hike, where we’ll walk higher for an hour or two and then return to camp.
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          6:00pm - 7:00pm

          Dinnertime

            You’ll be amazed at the range of meals provided for dinner. Sometimes we think the local guides have secret kitchens hidden on the mountain based on the quality and variety of options!
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          8:00pm & Onwards

          Time for Bed!

            Rest up early, you’ll need it for the next day!

          slow and steady

          “Pole, pole” they will say. That means “slow, slow” in Swahili.

            For speed-freak hikers like Matthew, it can be torturous to trek like a tortoise, but honestly, it truly is for the best.
            There is no rush to reach the next camp or even the summit – we want you to enjoy the trek, amazing scenery and the adventure itself. Taking your time also ensures you’ll acclimatise more to the altitude, dramatically reducing any risks.