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Set a Big Challenge for 2020 and climb Kilimanjaro!

In February I organised an unforgettable trip for my clients. 11 of us ‘killed the Kili!’

This climb is not a technical climb. You need to be fit to walk 4-8h each day (10-14h on summit day), you need to have mind-power and willingness to get up to the top and a positive attitude always helps.

There are several routes available to conquer the mountain, I chose the one that has the highest % of success rate, the Lemosho route. The idea here is to spend a day or two extra between 3-4000m for proper acclimatisation.

In terms of gear for Kilimanjaro this is the recommended list:

Technical gear:

1 – Waterproof Jacket, breathable with hood
1 – Insulated Jacket, synthetic or down
1 – Soft Jacket, fleece or soft-shell
2 – Long Sleeve Shirt, light-weight, moisture-wicking fabric
1 – Short Sleeve Shirt, light-weight, moisture-wicking fabric
1 – Waterproof Pants, breathable (side-zipper recommended)
2 – Hiking Pants (convertible to shorts recommended)
1 – Fleece Pants
1 – Shorts (optional)
1 – Long Underwear (moisture-wicking fabric recommended)
3 – Underwear, briefs (moisture-wicking fabric recommended)
2 – Sport Bra (women)
1 – Sleeping Bag, warm, four seasons
1 – Sleeping Bag Liner, for added warmth (optional)
1 – Trekking Poles (recommended)
1 – Head lamp, with extra batteries
1 – Duffel bag, (waterproof recommended) for porters to carry your equipment

1 – Daypack, for you to carry your personal gear
1 – Gloves, warm (waterproof recommended)
1 – Glove Liners, thin, synthetic, worn under gloves for added warmth (optional)
1 – Hiking Boots, warm, waterproof, broken-in, with spare laces
1 – Gym Shoes, to wear at camp (optional)
3 – Socks, thick, wool or synthetic
3 – Sock Liners, tight, thin, synthetic, worn under socks to prevent blisters (optional)
1 – Gaiters, waterproof (optional)
1 – Sunglasses or Goggles
1 – Backpack Cover, waterproof (optional)
1 – Poncho, during rainy season (optional)
1 – Water Bottle (Nalgene, 32 oz. recommended)
1 – Water Bladder, Camelbak type (recommended)
1 – Towel, lightweight, quick-dry (optional)
1 – Pee Bottle, to avoid leaving tent at night ( recommended)
Stuff Sacks or Plastic Bags, various sizes, to keep gear dry and separate
1 – Brimmed Hat, for sun protection
1 – Knit Hat, for warmth
1 – Balaclava, for face coverage (optional)
1 – Bandana (optional)

Lip Balm
Insect Repellent, containing DEET
First Aid Kit
Hand Sanitizer
Toilet Paper
Wet Wipes (recommended)
Snacks, light-weight, high calorie, high energy (optional)
Pencil and Notebook, miniature, for trip log (optional)
Camera, with extra batteries (optional)

For the breakdown of each day, visit my personal blog:

Next trip:

Start of the climb: 4th February 2020

Cost: £1,995 pp based on 2 people sharing a tent. Single supplement: extra £100

Price includes:

-Pick up and drop off at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

-Pre & Post Trek accommodation at Altezza Lodge or Kilimanjaro wonders Hotel (2 Nights Hotel Accommodation). Single, Twins and Triple rooms 

-Park fees, camping fees, rescue fees and 18% VAT on tour fees & services 

-4 Season mountain tents, Sleeping Mats

-Transportation to & from the mountain gate

-Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters

-3 meals daily while on the mountain,

- Filtered water throughout the trek

-Portable flush toilet can be provided for free upon your request.

Not Included in The Price:



-Items of a personal nature

-Laundry Services

-Tips to mountain crew (expected amount £300/person payable in US dollars)

Recommended flights:

Cost: approx. £500

Outbound flight: 

Sunday 2nd February - Depart London Heathrow 20.15pm

Ethiopian Airlines via Addis Ababa 

Arrive Kilimanjaro Monday 3rd February 12.50pm

Return flight:

Wednesday 12th February- Depart Kilimanjaro 17.35pm

Ethiopian Airlines via Addis Ababa

Arrive London Heathrow Thursday 13th February 06.35am

For booking and further details contact me on +44 7429275007 or