Mount Kilimanjaro Trip Report (#20447)
- Signed By: Maryanne Caruana
- Date submitted: October 22, 2006
- Date(s) climbed: 03/09/06 - 08/09/06
- Number of People Encountered:11-25 people
- Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Calling my experience up Kili memorable is somewhat an understatement. The views were stunning, and the feeling of achievement once you realise you've made it to the top is awesome!
I booked with Adventure Company and the trek was organised by a Tanzanian company called Tropical Trails. The service (porterage and meals) was excellent. We were a group of 15 and we all made friends really quickly. We climbed via Machame route, which I would recommend in view of the gradual ascent and great views throughout.
Trekking up to Barafu Camp is reasonable - the really tough part comes on summit night, even though getting to the very top is a good enough reward for all the efforts. Weather was great.
One problem: such a great experience has left me with such a good taste that i know just want more!! Shall it be Aconcagua next?