The hardest thing about booking a Kilimanjaro climb is picking your guide service operators.
WELCOME TO PEAK PLANET
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. Though there are several hundred tour operators offer Kilimanjaro climbs, only a handful can be 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
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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 became an independent operator. In doing so, 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. Each and every guide is a certified Wilderness First Responder (WFR) – the Western industry standard for professional guides. Our climbs are staffed with a 1:2 guide to climber ratio so clients received 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 with 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 so we could transport someone quickly via helicopter off the mountain and to the hospital in case of serious emergency. We offer ALTOX Personal Oxygen Systems which reduce or eliminate symptoms of altitude sickness. 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.
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) – 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 – all the while claiming 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. So 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 guides were excellent… Davis on the climb, Walter on safari. We would not have made it up and down without Davis’ flexibility, support, and adaptation. Davis really worked to ensure that the group all made it to the summit. And we did. On safari, Walter was knowledgeable and easy to work with. We saw the”Big… Read more “Our guides were excellent”
Scott & Renee
Staff was terrific… from start to finish. Dana responded to emails quickly and thoroughly. Ben was informative in each briefing and Davis was encouraging and supportive throughout both treks (Mt. Meru and Mt. Kilimanjaro). The only thing I would change would be to shorten the duration of both descents (Meru and Kilimanjaro). Logistically, this may… Read more “Staff was terrific… from start to finish.”
I loved everything – from the excellent and prompt communication while booking, to the quality gear and services (we LOVED the food), to the amazing guides and porters. I’m telling everyone they have to do Kilimanjaro whether they like hiking or not, and they have to do it with Peak Planet.
When I finally decided to turn this dream of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro into a reality I spent several months researching various companies at different price ranges. After narrowing it down to 6 companies associated with KPAP, I ultimately chose to go with Peak Planet. I was impressed with several aspects of their company such as… Read more “Mount Kilimanjaro, Peak Planet, and Team Caspar stole a piece of my heart.”
Sabrina and Grace
We couldn’t be more pleased with our Peak Planet experience. From the very beginning, Dana was so helpful in helping us identify the right route and timing of the trip, responding promptly to our *many* emails with concerns, questions, and various inquiries. Our expectations were blown completely out of the water — our guides, Deo… Read more “Thank you for making our Honeymoon so wonderful”
Porters great. Bosco the leader great. Latrines great. Soup and tea and food great. Encouragement from porters great.
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