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Climb Kilimanjaro 2014

The following information has been provided by the tour operator and exact details are subject to change please contact fundraising@pmvtrust.ie or call 01 823 0776 for further details.

Our expedition will take you on an adventure of a life time to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, the ‘Roof of Africa’ with one of the world’s leadings adventure companies and some of the most experienced and passionate guides from Ireland and Tanzania. Many companies underestimate this mountain and ascend too fast, leaving many of the team with altitude sickness, we allow 7 days to acclimatise and this maximises your chance of a successful summit attempt. We have over 1,500 of our team reaching the summit over the last 10 years with a 98% success rate.  You couldn’t be in better hands with Pat Falvey Irish & Worldwide Adventures to make your dream a reality.

Mt. Kilimanjaro – This climb is a favourite for many travellers to the African continent and can be achieved anyone with a good level of fitness who enjoy’s a challenge, or the average hillwalker looking for their first high altitude climb.

It is not only Africa’s highest point, it is the highest free standing mountain in the world. Kilimanjaro is actually a huge crater known as Kibo over 2km wide with several distinct cones, the highest being Uhuru Peak. The name is believed to come from Swahili, ‘Kilima’ meaning ‘white or shining’ and ‘Njaro’ meaning ‘ hill or little mountain’.

The variety of scenery, ancient cultures, flora and fauna coupled with the challenge of this amazing and spectacular climb can stay with a person forever. Our team will provide you with everything required for a safe and memorable climbing experience that we have been improving since 1998. Our team in Africa abide to local guidelines by providing all staff with proper wages, safety, and weight restrictions. The Machame route covers 100km approx. and elevates 4,400m from route start to summit.

 

Departure Dates : Monday 1st of September  – Thursday the 11th of September .

Included in cost:

  • Flights from / to Ireland
  • Hotel Accommadation B&B 2 nights (min. 3 *)
  • Park fee’s $750 Goverements fees subject to change.
  • Camping and all meals on the mountain.
  • Guides, Porters & Cooks
  • *Price is based on shared rooms/tents, if single accommadation is wanted a supplement applies

Exclusions

  • Visa for Tanzania (€70)
  • Meals en route
  • Bar Bills & laundry
  • Travel Insurance ( This is critical to have)
  • Tips ( this is up to each individual)

Here is a sample daily Itinerary, on booking you will be issued a more detailed version as flights times may affect the overall Itinerary. *Day 1: Leave ireland – Arrive Kilimanjaro Airport – Hotel B&B
*Day 2: Rest & Briefing day – Hotel B&B*
*Day 3: Start the trek to Machame camp (2980m)
*Day 4: Shira Camp (3840m)
*Day 5: Baranco Camp (3950m)
*Day 6: Acclimatisation Trek Karanga Camp (4100m)
*Day 7: Barafu Camp (4550m)
*Day 8: Summit (5895m) – descend down to Mweka camp (3100m)
*Day 9: Mweka Camp to Base Hotel – Hotel B&B
*Day 10: Departure for Ireland

Some information on our Walking and trekking guides & tour leaders

Pat Falvey – One of the worlds best expedition leaders, Pat Falvey has led adventures to some of the most remote regions of the world. With over 69 expeditons and 2 succesful summits of Mount Everest, you can be sure you are in the best of care.

Gerry Walsh is one of our senior tour leaders. He is a co-ordinator for those interested in pursuing walks and treks in other countries. Gerry also leads some of our international treks and safari’s to Africa and Nepal. He has a vast experience in Africa and has climbed Kilimanjaro over 10 times.

Tony Nation- Tony’s love for nature and adventure has taken him to some amazing places such as Nepal, Africa, Russia and South America. Like many of our adventure guides and trainers his passion is instilling the local culture and traditions of the places we visit to those that join us on our many expeditions.

Fredrik Tarimo (Chief Trekking Guide)

Fredrik Tarimo is our Chief Guide and has travelled with Pat for nearly 20 years. Fredrik has rarely travelled out and this is primarliy because he meets people from all over the world