EQUIPMENT & SERVICE
CLIMB KILIMANJARO WITH PEAK PLANET
Mount Kilimanjaro, the “Mountain of Greatness”, is the tallest freestanding mountain in the world. While you may have your own reason for wanting to climb Kilimanjaro, one thing is common among all those who visit – the desire to stand on the highest peak of Africa. Climbing Kilimanjaro is a demanding, challenging feat. But despite the immense height, Mount Kilimanjaro can be successfully climbed by any reasonably fit person. No technical skills are necessary, making Kilimanjaro the highest, most accessible, “walkable” mountain on the planet.
Your guide service is the single most important factor in determining the success of your climb.
Mount Kilimanjaro draws about 30,000 visitors annually. 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. Of the hundreds of operators offering Kilimanjaro climbs, only a handful are considered reputable. We understand that in this day and age, it is difficult to cut through the marketing hype and discern which companies are truly at the top of the industry. Unfortunately, there are many untrained and incompetent guides who simply do not know how to lead on the mountain. The results can be disastrous.
Peak Planet is the premier outfitter for climbing Kilimanjaro.
Peak Planet is one of the few specialist companies with a long track record of organizing high-quality Mount Kilimanjaro climbs. We have been setting the standard for climbing Kilimanjaro since 2008. Through the years, we have elevated and perfected our service to be exceptional in all areas, including:
- professional, experienced, local guides
- quality, waterproof, four-season mountain tents
- crisis management and safety procedures
- roomy dining tents with table and chairs
- large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
- clean, purified drinking water
- private, sanitary toilet tents
- hard working, team-oriented support staff
- fair and ethical treatment of porters
- environmentally responsible trekking
Consistently recognized as one of the best operators on Kilimanjaro, we have the passion and the capabilities to make your dreams come true. We hope that you will dig deep and note what we offer and what our customers say about us. We believe that you will see what we already know — Peak Planet is the best Kilimanjaro outfitter on the mountain. We are head and shoulders above the competition.
In light of the current COVID-19 outbreak, Peak Planet will allow clients who are concerned about traveling to defer their climbs up to one year from the original date. Read more.
OUR RECOMMENDED KILIMANJARO ROUTES
11-Day Northern Circuit
WHY CLIMB WITH PEAK PLANET?
If you are reading this, you are probably considering climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. 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.
Our operation is as unique as it is thorough. No other company comes close to what we offer.
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 Kilimanjaro SAR evacuation insurance. In case of serious emergency, this allows us to transport someone quickly via helicopter off the mountain to the hospital.
We are one of the few companies that offers ALTOX Personal Oxygen Systems which reduce or eliminate symptoms of altitude sickness by increasing oxygen intake on the toughest part of the climb. And if desired, we rent Portable Hyperbaric Chambers, used in emergency situations to simulate descent, for your peace of mind.
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 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. 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.
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
- Kilimanjaro SAR mountain evacuation insurance
- Emergency oxygen on all climbs
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We have a 99.8% client satisfaction rate
Undoubtedly, the most honest and accurate feedback comes from our clients themselves. And our clients have plenty of good things to say about our guides, equipment, food, and overall experience. 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.
WHAT DO OUR CLIENTS SAY?
Both my husband and I are physicians and we were both very impressed by the medical knowledge and experience of our guides. They kept us safe and healthy throughout the hike.
I was impressed with the commitment of the entire staff to our success. It was clear that we had the best crew on the mountain, and we are so fortunate that we booked with Peak Planet.
Who Has Climbed Kilimanjaro with Us?
Guiness World Record holder Dr. Fred Distelhorst successfully scaled Mount Kilimanjaro in July of 2016 to become the oldest man to reach the summit. The retired orthodontist from Colorado was 88 years old at the time. We are proud to have guided Distelhorst and have been a part of his historic achievement!
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