Peak Potential Adventures is offering you the opportunity to join this exclusive fully supported and professionally guided climb of Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa.
Picture this. You’re 5,895 metres high and standing on the ‘Roof of Africa’. You’re just about to take your final steps on to Urahu Peak which is the summit of the world’s highest free-standing mountain — the beautiful majestic Kilimanjaro. As you reach the summit, the memories, the struggles and tribulations of the past seven days’ adventure come flooding back and culminate into one euphoric emotion. At that moment, the feeling of achievement and success in reaching your goal is almost overwhelming… YOU FEEL ALIVE! For the past seven days, you have experienced an array of emotions as you battled and pushed through new personal, physical and mental barriers. Having climbed Kilimanjaro, it is impossible not to be changed by the experience in a positive way – you will go home a new person.
On the journey, you uncovered much more about yourself, your personal strengths, and limitations. Climbing Kilimanjaro is not just about reaching the summit. It is a journey of self-discovery from the day you make the commitment to do it to the day you return home, the memories and the experience will last a lifetime.
Kilimanjaro. The name itself is a mystery wreathed in clouds. It might mean Mountain of Light, Mountain of Greatness or Mountain of Caravans. Or it might not. The local people, the Wachagga, don’t even have a name for the whole massif, only Kipoo (now known as Kibo) for the familiar snowy peak that stands imperious, overseer of the continent, the summit of Africa. Kilimanjaro, by any name, is a metaphor for the compelling beauty of East Africa. When you see it, you understand why. Not only is this the highest peak on the African continent; it is also the tallest free-standing mountain in the world, rising in breathtaking isolation from the surrounding coastal scrubland – elevation around 900 metres – to an imperious 5,895 metres (19,336 feet).
Kilimanjaro is one of the world’s most accessible high summits, a beacon for visitors from around the world. Most climbers reach the crater rim with little more than a walking stick, proper clothing and determination. And those who reach Uhuru Point, the actual summit, or Gillman’s Point on the lip of the crater, will have earned their climbing certificates. And their memories. But there is so much more to Kili than her summit. The ascent of the slopes is a virtual climatic world tour, from the tropics to the Arctic. Even before you cross the national park boundary (at the 2,700m contour), the cultivated footslopes give way to lush montane forest, inhabited by elusive elephant, leopard, buffalo, the endangered Abbot’s duiker, and other small antelope and primates. Higher still lies the moorland zone, where a cover of giant heather is studded with otherworldly giant lobelias. Above 4,000m, a surreal alpine desert supports little life other than a few hardy mosses and lichen. Then, finally, the last vestigial vegetation gives way to a winter wonderland of ice and snow – and the magnificent beauty of the roof of the continent.
- Climb the tallest free-standing mountain in the world
- Explore rainforests, heather moors, lava formations, and glaciers
- Complete one of the famous ‘7 Summits’
- Immerse yourself in the local Tanzanian culture
- Learn about the unique flora and fauna of the mountain with local naturalists
- Personally supported by some of the most experienced adventure guides in Australia and Tanzania
- Celebrate with your fellow trekkers in Moshi at the end of the climb
- After the climb, organise a local safari and try and spot the ‘African Big 5’ in their natural habitat.
- Local guides with extensive high altitude and Kilimanjaro climbing experience – number decided on group size
- An experienced Australian guide may accompany the team if the group size is greater than 8
- Transport, airport transfers, private vehicles used throughout the trek
- Very comfortable hotel in Moshi – two night prior to the trek and one night after the trek
- All meals as indicated in the travel itinerary
- All park fees, our own selected national park approved guides & porters
- Double skinned mountain tents for two people and sleeping mats. Stools, a mess tent and hot water for washing are provided on the mountain
- Personal fitness training support and preparation from the Peak Potential Adventure’s Team who are qualified personal trainers with extensive high-altitude experience
- Ongoing equipment advice on whether to purchase or hire
- Emergency remote communications and group first aid kit.