LOCATION: Tanzania, Africa
DURATION: 10 Days
RATIO: 1:8 (1:6 minimum)
Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest free standing mountain in the world standing at 5,895m above sea level and the tallest mountain on the African continent, making it one of the 7 Summits! The mountain is home to almost every ecological system, from cultivated farmland in the foot hills, rain forests, desert and an arctic summit covered in snow and ice. But since 1912, over 80% of Kilimanjaro's snow cap has melted, meaning that within our lifetime, the summit could be completely absent of snow!
The mountain itself is actually made up of three volcanic cones: Mawenzi, Shira and Kibo. Both Mawenzi and Shira are extinct, but Kibo remains dormant, meaning it could once again erupt in the future!
This expedition will be led by myself, Chris Cowdrey, but organised through 360 EXPEDITIONS. If you want to stand on the summit of Kili and experience the snow capped summit for yourself before it has all gone, book onto this expedition now! 10 amazing days of adventure await!
Take a look at the PDF file in the COURSE DETAILS for in-depth information on the expedition; from the route we will be taking, the mountain itself, kit and equipment and more.
And have a look through the videos at the bottom to really get you psyched for this expedition!
DETAILS AT A GLANCE
The deposit is £800 and the final amount is due 4 months before departure. 360 EXPEDITIONS are more than happy to take the deposit over two consecutive months and/or setup a monthly payment plan taking you up until 2 months before departure. All you need to do is ask!
On receipt of the booking from, found by clicking the BOOK HERE button in the COURSE DETAILS box, and deposit you will then be consider booked. We will then go forward and secure the expedition logistics and book your international flight. Thereafter 360 EXPEDITIONS send out monthly emails to the team!
The Kilimanjaro program includes:
International flights (normally KLM or Air Kenya)
Local exceptionally experienced trained guides
Scheduled hotel nights 1 each end normally based out of Sal Salenero or Kilemakaro.
Group climbing and cooking gear
Ground transportation in country
All accommodation based on two people sharing
All meals on the trek and those detailed in the itinerary
The Lemosho approaches from the west and is often favoured due to its smaller crowds, great scenic variety and high success rates due to the profile giving you good odds in making a successful summit as acclimatisation is key. There are quicker ways to climb Kilimanjaro but the top out rate is very low. This is a 7 day plan.
360 currently holds one of the best records for clients topping out and something they are naturally very proud of! They put this down to many factors but one main factors being is that they have got the itinerary just right! Their two co-founders are very well known on Kili, Rolfe has climbed it 59 times and Raj Joshi lead the celebrity red nose day expedition in 2007 have certainly scrutinised the plan!