Five months in Moshi and lots of time on Kili. Happy to take people up and show them some of the secret spots. Recommended route: Rongai to Northern Circuit, finish on Western Breach with a day to hike around the crater.
Went up Marangu with my sister. We took an extra day for acclimatization and went up to Zebra rocks. Our pace seemed painfully slow on the first day, but you get used to it. Neither of us felt the elevation until we got to Kibo, and even then it was mild. This was even true for my sister, who had not been able to spend any time above 3,000 ft in the months leading up to the climb. Fortunately, we both felt great above Gilman's Point and the entire experience was incredible.
Summited May 2001, pictures on http://www.jeroenmessing.nl/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=54&Itemid=77
Great weather, not too crowded, Willy from Canada shared a bottle of Crown Royal with us...no complaints
A stunning hike in avery way. No technical difficulty, just the altitude. The sight of the disappearing glaciers is truly sad.
We were slow, and suffered, but made it to the top of Kibo. Fresh snow on the ascent; beautiful sunrise over Mawenzi; incredible views across the top of the clouds. I would have loved to spent a week exploring the crater and the glaciers. We did the 7 day Rongai route. No problems on the way up to base camp, but the 1200m gain on summit day was tough, although a recovery week on the beach in Zanzibar certainly made up for it. All in all, a great trip. Now it's off to the Rwenzoris!
5 days, without porters. it can be arraged even some says you have to take them.
Climbed Kili via Machame route in 6 days with a group of 2 men and 2 women from Russia . The weather was perfect. There was no rain or snow on the way
Incredible views,alone on Umbwe ...
Lemosho route. Beautiful hike, beautiful views. Great time. Made the signpost right at sunrise and stayed for almost an hour. No wind, not cold... Beautiful.
Dream of a lifetime... Traveled to Africa with SMI and climbed to the Roof of Africa. Awesome! Went on safari for a week in Tanzania. Amazing! Then finished with a week in Zanzibar on white sand beaches, turquoise waters and swam with wild dolphins. Beyond words!
Summited Kilimanjaro during benefit climb for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children.
Climbed Kilimanjaro in february, we had wonderfull weather. But in my opinion this is an ugly mountain. and i wouldn't recomend it to anyone except if the person has no mountaineering experience. the amount of human filth here is astonishing, the view from the mountain not realy spectacular. There are so many places that you can go to that cost way less and will leave you with a much bigger impresion
Took the Lemosho Route up, really enjoyed it, had just one other party near us an otherwise to ourselves for a few days until joining the masses on the Machame Route. Wish we'd have camped in the crater to spend more time up there.
Nice trip, but the safari afterwards beat the climb by a mile.
Did the 6 day Machame route. Beautiful scenery. Everyday was different. The summit night was mentally exhausting. More rain than I was ready for, but it didn't dampen my spirits.
Climbed the Machame Route, 6 days total. Midnight to 6:30 summit climb was a tough one, in an ice storm the whole way up. Fog and rain every day of the hike, but beautiful scenery when it was clear! Zara Tours made for a great experience.
Our group went from Oct 19-25 with Team Kilimanjaro, a company out of England. I went with my sister, Liz, and her friends Lexi, Michelle and Dieter. We also had two others in our group. We started from the Nalemuru Gate on the north side. The slow pace (pole-pole!) and an extra night at Horombo Huts to acclimatize allowed the entire group to reach the summit on Oct 24 with not too much trouble. I can't really say enough about Team Kilimanjaro. Great food, gear, service and people. Much more than I expected. On the way down we spent a night at Horombo before heading down to Marangu Gate the next day. Good Times.
Since we have to use a company on this climb, I used Zara Tours. It is run by locals, but probably owned by foreigners. However, this company provided great services. The food was superb. For the price, I definitely recommend using this company, especially since it is local, not international.
Many many times I was on the Uhuru...with clients.