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Tanzania might be better known for its wildlife than world-class mountain adventures, but a week-long trek up Mount Kilimanjaro, the world’s tallest freestanding mountain and highest point in Africa, is possibly the most rewarding non-technical trek on thFriday, August 2, 2019

By Easy Travel & Tours
Easy Travel & Tours

Tanzania might be better known for its wildlife than world-class mountain adventures, but a week-long trek up Mount Kilimanjaro, the world’s tallest freestanding mountain and highest point in Africa, is possibly the most rewarding non-technical trek on the planet. 

What sets Easy Travel & Tours apart from other safari companies is that it offers a responsible, full-service approach — one that gets the most from this 19,341ft volcano. 

Easy Travel & Tours adheres to a strong code of mountain ethics and social responsibility, to keep Kilimanjaro clean and its porters supported. As one of only a few Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project-certified (KPAP) trekking operators, it ensures that every porter is equipped with suitable footwear, clothing and tents. KPAP certification requires that porters receive free educational programmes centred on learning English and public health issues, ‘leave-no-trace’ environmental certifications and fair wages. 

Hiking Mount Kilimanjaro offers a kaleidoscope of awe-inspiring landscapes. Experienced guides share stories along the way — anecdotes revealing the mountain’s rich cultural and natural heritage. A team of porters leapfrog ahead with everyone’s luggage to set up camp. Chefs prepare hot meals while porters erect tents and private bathrooms — facilities that have won unofficial awards for the ‘world’s best view from the loo’. 

As the elevation increases, safety remains paramount, so guides maintain a slow and steady pace. Each crew member has had medical training, and clients are monitored every step of the way. Guides track each trekker’s oxygen levels, pulse and diet, making sure everyone is eating and staying hydrated. This careful formula prepares clients for the final section — the sunrise summit. 

After traversing Kilimanjaro’s glaciated rim, clients finally reach the summit and are rewarded with one of the most breathtaking views on the Earth. Celebration erupts as porters, guides and hikers all stand together above the clouds for hugs and photos. Surrounding them is a golden sunrise that reveals endless savannah below, from the roof of a continent where the human story began.

DON'T MISS

Stand on the glacier-crowned summit of Africa’s highest peak to watch the sunrise uncover hundreds of miles of wild savannah

NEED TO KNOW

KEY FACILITIES
• Transfers to and from airport
• Accommodation in Arusha
• Transfers to and from Mt Kilimanjaro
• National park fees and camping fee
• Tents, sleeping bags and pads 
• Meals and drinks 

KEY ACTIVITIES
• Trekking 
• Camping 

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