Q&A

Our track record is excellent and to date over 90 per cent of our hikers have reached the summit. The team trains hard, is well-prepared equipment wise and the seven-day climb allows for better acclimatization.

The trek up Mt. Kilimanjaro is not a technical climb, it is considered “a hike at altitude.” The route is chosen to ensure teams have the very best experience possible.

We take the Rongai route, which approaches Kilimanjaro from the North. It is a quieter route, is often drier than the rest of the mountain, and is ecologically diverse. We take seven days to hike which allows for easier acclimatization and reduces risk of altitude sickness.

The transportation of baggage, tents and food preparation are taken care of by experienced local guides who are paid above the recommended level set by Mt. Kilimanjaro National Park. You will only carry a day-pack up the mountain.

It’s important to remember that Mt. Kilimanjaro is a mountain that raises to 19,340 feet, meaning that there can be a drastic difference in its weather. While it can be very warm close to the base, it can drop below freezing at the top, so it’s important to wear clothes that can be layered. You will also need a good pair of hiking boots that are well broken in. Appropriate clothing will be discussed with you in detail once you join the team.

All Ascent participants must have the necessary immunizations for Tanzania, and must bring their stamped immunization booklet with them on the trip to be allowed to enter the country.

The route we take (the Rongai) is one the best one for acclimatization and avoiding altitude sickness. You can also ask your physician to recommend medication. Candied ginger is also recommended.

Yes. If you feel at anytime you cannot complete the journey, you can be escorted down the mountain by one of the trained guides accompanying your trip.