Mooner wrote:.......Meaning I will carry everything I need and will be self sufficient. I dont want anything to do with this porter/ Kitchen tent/ Bathroom tent/ camp chef stuff. It is just a pure way to climb.
If you are looking for a pure climb look elsewhere is my advise.
Kili is a long trail of trash and poo, every campsite smells like the surrounding of the toilet facilities at large music festivals.
Its required to have a local staff along for the trip, and you will have a full party along until top camp, from where the summit ascent is launched. On this part will you be accompanied only by the guide, and link up with the rest of the team (porters and cook)
This style is also used on Western Breach route.
But no one forces you to stay along with your team, or ask them to carry your stuff.
I saw several porters laughing over their, seen through local eyes, "silly" clients carrying their own gear, while the porters carried the group gear (tent for them self, food, cooking gear, etc)
My question is "why bother"?
If you want a pure climb in solitude, look elsewhere - you can reach the same altitude in the Andes without all the hassle.
If your remove the fact that Kilimanjaro is one of the seven summits, is Kilimanjaro nothing but a boring hike in the company with hundreds of hikers from all over the world, in any age and shape, and all of you, are walking up the same trails of trash and smell.
Mt Kenya is in my mind far more interesting, and you will have all the options to tackle it as difficult as you want/can
- still accompanied with a local guide though.