This fitness adventure takes you to Tanzania’s Kilimanjaro National Park, home of the famed Mount Kilimanjaro, a dormant volcano that soars 19,340 feet (5,895 meters) above sea level. The tallest freestanding mountain on Earth, it rises above all other mountains on the African continent, making it one of the giant Seven Summits. There’s nothing quite like Kilimanjaro and once you’ve conquered it, your sense of achievement touches every aspect of your life.
The trip takes you along the breathtakingly beautiful Lemosho Route, approaching Kilimanjaro through forest and moorland from the south-west and joining the Shira route before traversing beneath the southern ice fields of Kibo. Along the way you’ll take in the transcendent beauty of lush rainforests, incredible mountain views, glaciers, ice cliffs and ethereal peaks that seem to float in the clouds.
Trekking through this rich ecosystem, you’ll see blue monkeys and black-and-white colobus monkeys, among other wildlife. An armed ranger will accompany the group, in case you encounter elephants, buffalo or other big game.
The people you’ll meet on this trip are often as central to the experience as the climb itself. In addition to climbers from all over the world, you’ll get to know many local Tanzanians and to experience their warm, hospitable culture, friendliness and infectious sense of humor. For many, learning from the local people, living among them and sharing this incredible experience with them is a highlight of the trip — often even more significant than the summit itself.
While challenging enough to provide an excellent workout, your seven-night itinerary provides optimum time for acclimatization and gives you plenty of opportunity to savor the magnificent scenery.
Not in peak physical condition? No problem. Our Fitness Adventure Travel personal trainers are available to get you into shape before the climb, no matter what state you’re in. Summiting Kilimanjaro can provide you with the perfect motivation to improve your fitness right now.
The tents used are called Mountain Hardware Trango 4; they are specially designed to brace against the mountain elements. The porters go ahead and build the camp before you get there. When you arrive their are hot drinks and snacks awaiting to revitalise your tired body.
Each package is 8 Nights & 9 Days
Fitness Adventure Travel combines successful fitness with exotic, intriguing destinations. Whether you request a specifically tailored itinerary, or choose one of our set departures, you can look forward to a completely exhilarating and bespoke experience.