Ed Linz is on a mission to breaks the Guinness World Record for the oldest heart transplant patient to summit Mout Kilimanjaro. He is climbing to honor his donor.
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Climb Kilimanjaro with the Best Guides on Kilimanjaro
Climbing Kilimanjaro is a demanding, challenging feat. Nearly a third of all climbers fail to reach the summit. Why? To succeed on the mountain, it is imperative that climbers are guided by an experienced outfitter, with proven competence, reliability and safety.
Your guide service is the single most important factor in determining the success of your climb.
Peak Planet has been setting the standard for climbing Kilimanjaro since 2008. Of the hundreds of operators offering Kilimanjaro climbs, only a few are considered reputable. Furthermore, as one of the few specialist companies organizing high-quality Mount Kilimanjaro climbs, Peak Planet is consistently recognized as one of the best operators on Kilimanjaro. Join the thousands of climbers who have stood on the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro with us.
We would be honored to have you climb Kilimanjaro with us.
Why Climb With Us?
What We Offer
BOOK YOUR TRIP OF A LIFETIME!
Why Climb Kilimanjaro with Peak Planet?
THE BEST GUIDES
- Professional, experienced, licensed guides
- Highest guide to client ratio—1:2
- 1:1 crew to client ratio on summit night
- Hard working, team-oriented staff
- Very high summit success rates
- Waterproof, four-season mountain tents
- Fresh, hot food & clean drinking water
- Roomy dining tents with table & chairs
- Private, sanitary toilet tents
- Comfortable sleeping pads
FOCUS ON SAFETY
- Certified Wilderness First Responders
- Daily monitoring of pulse, blood pressure, and oxygen saturation
- AMREF Flying Doctors Evacuation insurance
- Emergency oxygen on all climbs
Thank you for taking the time to visit Peak Planet. If you are reading this, you are probably considering climbing Mount Kilimanjaro with us. We know you have many choices, so we’d like to take this opportunity to explain how we have evolved into a company that truly rivals the industry’s highest performing Kilimanjaro operators.
In the past, we partnered with another outfitter to arrange treks and safaris for our clients. It worked well, though we often felt there were improvements we could make – if only we had the power to affect change. After many years, we finally took our destiny into our own hands. Peak Planet is an independent operator. We have created the finest company on Kilimanjaro by incorporating everything we have always wanted into our very own operation. We couldn’t be more pleased with the result.
What Makes Peak Planet Better Than the Rest?
We hire the best, most accomplished, experienced Kilimanjaro guides. Every guide is a certified Wilderness First Responder (WFR). This is the Western industry standard for professional guides. Our climbs are staffed with a 1:2 guide to climber ratio so clients receive personalized attention. And for safety, our guides conduct daily health checks to measure pulse, temperature, blood pressure, and oxygen saturation throughout your climb.
Furthermore, we are partnered with IFREMMONT, a European high altitude medical training organization. They have the most qualified high altitude doctors in the world. Together we co-developed Peak Planet’s Kilimanjaro safety and rescue protocols. We cover all our clients with AMREF Flying Doctors evacuation insurance. In case of serious emergency, this allows us to transport someone quickly via helicopter off the mountain to the hospital. We offer ALTOX Personal Oxygen Systems which reduce or eliminate symptoms of altitude sickness. And we offer Portable Hyperbaric Chambers to rent for your peace of mind. And we have guides that are not only extremely dedicated but are also quite charming. They will become your friends on the mountain. We have an amazing staff and we can’t wait for you to meet them.
We source all of our sleeping tents, dining tents and sleeping pads from Ferrino Equipment, an Italian outdoor company that has been making time-tested high altitude equipment since 1890. We don’t use locally made tents, which have a tendency to topple over in the wind or leak in the rain, like some operators. Our clients will love our warm, roomy tents and comfortable pads. They are new, bright and shiny – and just waiting for you to get inside.
We also use Garmin inReach to track and communicate with every trekking party. These handheld satellite communicators with GPS function on all parts of the mountain and can be used to initiate and coordinate the rescue, adding yet another layer of safety to our already robust operation.
Furthermore, we prepare hot meals on the mountain using fresh, local ingredients whenever possible. Trust us, the box lunches that every other company gives to their clients day in and out will sap your energy for they are dry, tasteless and comprised of empty calories. Our mountain chefs will pleasantly surprise you with their delicious entrees. Additionally, we won’t serve you meatless meals (unless that is your dietary requirement) for 50% of the climb like other companies do.
We know that many people psychologically need to eat meat to feel satiated and that protein is actually a necessary macronutrient for proper acclimatization. We make sure we average 200 grams of meat per day over the course of the climb and bring plenty of extra food on every climb so you are never left wanting more.
We are aligned with the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project (KPAP). KPAP is a non-profit organization that monitors Kilimanjaro operators to protect the welfare of porters. Porter abuse is a big problem on the mountain. Many Kilimanjaro operators underpay, underfeed and overload their staff. Yet, claim they treat their porters well. The only way to be sure your operator isn’t part of the problem is to climb with a KPAP Partner Company. We are also a member of Leave No Trace. We are very proud to have these designations.
One of our main goals is to offer a great value for high-quality services. We evaluate each and every expense carefully to ensure that every cost we incur makes a tangible difference in your experience. We want to have the best service at the lowest price without compromising our high standards. That’s why even though we offer so much more than competing midrange operators, we also manage to keep prices affordable. No other company is a better value.
To sum it up, we have better guides, better equipment, and better meals than our competitors. We operate on a higher level of safety and are more environmentally and socially responsible. And we do it all for less money.
We are the Premiere Outfitter for Climbing Kilimanjaro
We have a 99.8% client satisfaction rate!
Undoubtedly, the most honest and accurate feedback comes from our clients themselves. With the goal of constantly improving our service, a post-climb survey is taken from each client in order to assess our staff, equipment and food.
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There is no other Kilimanjaro operator with our high client satisfaction rates.
We pride ourselves in offering the best Kilimanjaro climbs at fair prices. A significant portion of our customers find us from previous customer referrals and word of mouth. Therefore, we are very confident that you will be very happy with our services as well.
Our time on the safari was fantastic. Walter was so accommodating and ensured that he knew exactly what our goals were for the safari. He made sure we were completely satisfied, modifying the days to suit our preferences. We really enjoyed his company throughout the four days. He is a great representative of Peak Planet.… Read more “Allow me to tell you personally how pleased we were with Peak Planet while in Tanzania.”
Kim and Rebekah
A wonderful experience!!! Bosco and the entire staff made me feel like a queen. I could not have made the summit without Bosco’s expert tutelage and the help of Richard Machenje, the summit porter. The staff who accompanied, besides Bosco and Richard, included Frankie Nguma (Camp Master), Edward Mushy (Waiter), Elphas Kishingo (Chef extraordinaire), Michael… Read more “A wonderful experience!!!”
For our family, it was fantastic due to the true professionalism of our three guides; Msuri, Thomas and Ignes. They were also kind, funny and genuinely invested in our dream of getting to the summit. We are extremely grateful to them. The food was a highlight each day! Patrick the cook just kept on surprising… Read more “This trip was phenomenal!”
Cannot recommend Peak Planet highly enough. Worked with them to plan an adventure that included Mt Kilimanjaro, a safari and s few days to unwind in Zanzibar with three friends. From start to finish, they were phenomenal. Several months of research and interviewing other tour companies, brought me to the conclusion that booking with Peak… Read more “Cannot recommend Peak Planet highly enough. From start to finish, they were phenomenal.”
Kori & Crew
Our guides were beyond amazing! All of our sweet porters were wonderful! Huge thanks to Caspar, EMA, Joseph, and Mwita for making the trip so amazing!!
Peak Planet exceeded all of our expectations. From the early stages of planning to trekking up to the summit all of our needs were carefully considered and any questions were promptly answered. Ignas and his team were incredibly kind, cheerful and motivating, creating the perfect atmosphere for the climb. We are forever grateful to Dana,… Read more “Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!”
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