Mount Kilimanjaro Trip Report (#3626)
- Signed By: Amanda Dates of San Francisco, CA, US
- Date submitted: August 08, 2004
We reached Stella Point at around 6:20am and Uhuru about 45 minutes later via Machame route.
We trekked under a full moon and were greeted by a stunning sunrise.
Our guides were spectacular as was the entire crew from Good Earth Tours. Asante asana Medarde and Dismas!
The entire 6 day trek was spectacular.
The 16hr summit day was incredibly challenging.
Don't underestimate anything, ie, the quirkiness of high altitude, the difficulty of the summit night/day, the cold.
Preparation is key. You'll savor every bit of the amazing experience if you're in shape, have the proper equipment, and, most importantly, intend to appreciate the ENTIRE trek and see the summit as icing on the cake - not the primary objective.