Way back in July of last year, I posted the announcement that The Adventure Blog and Adventure Podcast were hosting a trip to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa this year. After the announcement, we’ve mentioned the trek on several occasions on the podcast, and I posted about it a second time in September, one year out from the trek. Now that 2020 is officially here, I thought it was time to start promoting it more fully, as we’d love to have you come along and join us on this adventure.
The trek is set to begin on September 7, 2020 in Arusha, Tanzania. We’ll be climbing with Tusker Trail, an outfitter that I climbed with back in 2015. The company provides exceptional service from the moment you arrive in Tanzania, offering the best guides, gear, accommodations, services, and food imaginable. Not only are all of the individuals involved with Tusker incredibly well trained and offer top-notch service, they have the best interest of their clients at heart. To that end, those participating in the trek can expect twice-daily medical checks throughout the climb, comfortable and scenic campsites, and a completely professional experience at every turn.
The trek will last 11 days in total, of which 8 days will be spent on the mountain. This is slightly longer than most other treks, but it increases the likelihood of successfully summiting significantly, with an extra day or two to help with the acclimatization process. We’ll be taking the Lemosho Route, which was chosen because it is both scenic and less crowded, something that trekkers can appreciate throughout the day and while at camp each night.
The cost of the trip will be $5480, which includes everything once you arrive Tanzania. Tusker will pick us up at the airport, take us to comfortable accommodations in Arusha both before and after the climb, and even provide food throughout the trip as well. The schedule includes an extra day of orientation and recovery after flying to Arusha, and a day at the end to rest up before going home. As i’ve noted on the podcast on a couple of occasions, you can find less expensive Kili treks of course, but you’ll be hard pressed to find any that will match Tusker’s dedication, level of service, and all-around quality. This is a company that has been leading treks up the mountain four decades, and it shows through when you’re with them.
You can join the trek by going the Tusker website or by calling them at 800-231-1919 or +1-775-833-9700. You can also email them directly with questions or comments as well. When you do sign up, be sure to mention that you are joining The Adventure Podcast/Blog Kilimanjaro Expedition. A $1000 deposit is due when you make your reservation.
If you have any questions or would like further information, don’t hesitate to reach to me via email. I look forward to seeing you in Africa!
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