Climb Kilimanjaro with Mountain Gurus – Dates available in 2016

Posted on: September 15th, 2015 by admin

Climb Kilimanjaro

Rising high above the Africa plain with its snow capped summit, Kilimanjaro is truly an awe-inspiring adventure. Celebrated as the “The roof of Africa“ and the least technical climb of the seven summits – makes Kilimanjaro an ideal first expedition for aspiring climbers and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Mountain Gurus takes great pleasure in offering a safe and exciting climb of the mountain. The Machame climb to Uhuru Peak, also known as Kibo’s summit, is considered by many climbers the most scenic route on the mountain. The route traverses from the Shira Plateau Western breach and Lava Tower to the Barranco Wall and under the mountains southern glaciers. Our guides are highly trained professionals and our mountain services are simply fantastic. After the climb we enjoy a magnificent safari in the world renowned Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park, known for their abundance of wildlife and unforgettable landscape. We are also members of Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project (KPAP).

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Rongai Climb • 5 nights on the mountain

The Rongai Route is considered as one of the easiest routes with a high success rate. The route starts on the north side of Mt. Kilimanjaro just south of the Kenyan border, and is one of the least traveled routes. The descent is down the Marangu Route on the south side of the mountain, giving the climbers an opportunity to see the mountain from many view points.

Machame Climb • 6 nights on the mountain

The Machame climb is a more direct and ideal route for aspiring climbers who only have six nights to spend on the mountain. The route has the advantage of an alpine ascent, ascending and descending the same trail on summit day. This eliminates the need to sleep in the summit crater, lessening the total number of nights needed for acclimatization. The Machame route passes through five environmental zones and is among the most scenic areas found on the mountain, traversing under the huge hanging glaciers of Kili’s steep southern flank.

Shira Climb • Western Breach • 7 nights on the mountain

The Shira climb otherwise known as the Lemosho Western Breach route makes for an incredibly beautiful and pristine wilderness journey, plus being significantly less travelled makes it the premium route on the mountain. Our Shira itinerary is one of the most successful treks on Mount Kilimanjaro with 98% of the climbers reaching the summit. One of the best features of the route is the longer, slower ascent which gives the body more time to acclimatize to the altitude gradually thus greatly increaseing the success rate. The route also has the added benefit of traveling across the Shira Plateau World Heritage Site. We also offer the option of sleeping at the crater camp on some climbs.

Ngorongoro Safari • 3 days

Our Kilimanjaro climb continues the adventure with this classic and unforgettable three day safari. You’ll visit three remarkable National wildlife parks including Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire.

Serengeti Safari • 5 days

The legendary Serengeti… the Ngorongoro Crater… a million stampeding wildebeest… an ancient land where mankind began. Combine an ascent of Kilimanjaro with one of the most outstanding safaris in all of Africa. You’ll discover amazing wildlife and enjoy luxury lodges and tented camps within Northern Tanzanian’s National Parks.

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“Mountain Gurus… We thank you for your assistance in planning our Kilimanjaro trip, we all had a fantastic time and are very grateful for the experience. The team supporting us were fabulous, the guides looked after us incredibly well and …we enjoyed getting to know them. As we climbed, we came to appreciate how important their advice was to our prospects of reaching the summit, yet they still made the journey to the top enjoyable and informative. Coming into the camp each day to a song from the porters was an unforgettable experience, and we are grateful for how comfortable they made the trip for us. Certainly from what we saw of the other tour groups, we always felt like we were in the hands of the best, and this helped to make the experience truly unforgettable. 2014 Rick K”

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