Congratulations on your successful trip- and surviving the choo! I like the practical information you included. Thanks for posting.
Thank you. The choo the definately the roughest part!
Nice report MountainHiker, I enjoyed it. You included some very useful information, and costs were not as bad as I had heard for this trip..
Kessy Tours is one of the more competitive priced companies. Our pricing was based on there being seven of us. There are some perks you might get if you pay more, like a higher end hotel in Moshi, a table in a tent at lunch time on the trail, a private choo tent (that last one would be worth extra!) We were happy with everyone we dealt with with Kessy Brothers. For airline tickets, you just have to watch those and buy at the right time.
MH, I remember you telling me you were going to climb this mountain last year. Great trip report. The first picture, just makes me want to stop what I doing right now and fly to the mountain. Thanks for sharing the experience.
Your welcome. For you it's still a shorter drive to Colorado than the plane flight to Africa!
Really nice trip report. Thanks for putting it up, this looks like one we'll need to visit someday. Congratulations on another big summit.
Thanks. It was a really great experience. Not just the mountain, but the whole trip. It was a challenge condensing it down to this report.
I like your trip report a lot. I really never had Kili on my list but might rethink that.
I didn’t consider Kili near the top of the list either, but I’m glad Dorthe decided we should do it. Climbing Kilimanjaro is more than just summiting a mountain. Some of the plant life down lower makes you feel like you’re on another planet. Higher up was more familiar terrain. But then there is the rest of the country. Going on safari, visiting native villages and experiencing being in a place that has a lot of interesting contrasts all has a huge impact.
your experience. I enjoyed your report, and -moreover- your great pictures gave me a good idea of what Machame route looks like (we summited Kili via Marangu last september).
Your welcome. Thank you for your comment. My hope was to pick some pictures that would inform. For instance, that's why I choose a distance shot of the summit, instead of the usual picture at the sign.
Well written, descriptive TR. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for your comment
Love the descriptive report and the photos... even the choo... wow does that ever look nasty but the trip certainly sounds like it was worth suffering through the choo's!!! ;)
You have to have a sense of humour to travel!