- USD 2200
- Descent Hotel in Kilimanjaro, comfortable twin sharing stay in tents and tea houses during the trek
Mt. Kilimanjaro : The highest free standing mountain of Africa
At 19,341 feet (5,895m), Mt. Kilimanjaro is not only the tallest mountain in Africa, but also the highest free-standing mountain in the world exhibiting five delicate ecosystems as you snake through them one after the other.
Remember this picture?
If you do then you really had the most idyllic childhood days! May be you should relive the childhood for a moment. The song ‘He lives in you’ will make you feel nostalgic and the scene of Mt. Kilimanjaro cannot be more appealing than the one in this song.
So how about a trek to Kili and see with your eyes Simba’s mighty jungle from top of it. Standing atop the Uhuru summit on Mt. Kilimanjaro, you won’t be able to comprehend the overwhelming sense of accomplishment until you get down the sanctuary gates, turn around and look back at the beautiful snow-capped mountain. And no wonder if the first thought that struck your mind is ‘Whoa! Have I really made it up there?’
It is said that out the seven tallest summits on seven continents, Mt. Kilimanjaro is perhaps only second to Mt. Everest’s fame and the number as high as 40000 people a year, seeking to climb this highest free standing volcanic mountain, makes it famous as ‘Everyman’s Everest’. Unlike Everest, there is no technical climbing involved. Wait.. but don’t be complacent. Kili, with an altitude of 5895 meters (19, 340 ft) is a serious challenge to even the fittest athlete. And she is notoriously known for claiming on average two lives per year. So the bottom line is, you have to dedicate time to train, be familiar with basic backpacking skills, and be properly equipped to have a successful summit.
Mt. Kilimanjaro, aka Kili, is the highest free standing mountain of Africa and is one of the seven summits. Each year as per the statistics, 35000 climbers attempt the summit. Out of them, depending upon the route chosen max. success rate is 85% and the success level drops to as low as 27%. Approximately 5-10 members die each year mainly due to HAPE or HACE. Again the fundamental remains the same. That the mountain holds the last authority and allows well trained and well acclimated climbers to embrace her only in her best times.
GAF puts paramount focus on Thorough Preparation, Absolute Safety and Sufficient Acclimatization of the team. For that purpose, we have chosen Machame route with 7 climbing days which makes it an optimally paced trek with enough acclimatization.
Here’s a link to know about high altitude challenges and how to deal with them.
With detailed planning and preparation, we intend to give our climbers best possible climbing experience on Kili. Please go through the brochure for more details.
SCHEDULE: (GAF has a 9 days tour)
(Participants are expected to report at Kilimanjaro airport on Day 1)
We also conduct customized special batches for this trek provided the group size is 5 and above.
When to go for Kilimanjaro climb?
Generally Kili can be attempted throughout the year. But each season has its own unique features to offer.
January – March: Weather is dry after a mild rains. However less crowded.
April – May: Rainy season, but the rains are a bit irregular since the past few years.
June – September: Early June could offer you some rains but rest of the season is very almost rain free. That means it is the busiest season on the mountain.
November – December: Mild rains. If they don’t bother you much, then it’s a great time to climb Kili.
Expedition Schedule: December 2022
Expedition Fees – INR 1,75,000 + GST 5%
- Highest free standing mountain in the world
- One of the Seven Summits
- Challenging hike throughout
- Attain an elevation of 19,341 ft