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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.

Additionally, read the testimonials of our past clients who have climbed Kilimanjaro with Peak Planet. They have only good things to say about our guides, our service, our food and our equipment.

We would be honored to have you climb Kilimanjaro with us.

Why Climb With Us?

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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.

EXCEEDED EXPECTATIONS MET ALL EXPECTATIONS MET MOST EXPECTATIONS DID NOT MEET EXPECTATIONS
Overall Experience 90.9% 8.9% 0.2% 0.0%
Chief Guide 94.1% 8.4% 0.2% 0.0%
Assistant Guides 90.7% 9.3% 0.0% 0.0%
Equipment 59.9% 37.8% 3.2% 0.2%
Food 77.2% 23.0% 2.7% 0.5%

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.

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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
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QUALITY EQUIPMENT

  • 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

RESPONSIBLE TREKKING

  • Environmentally and socially responsible
  • Member of Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project (KPAP)
  • Member of Leave No Trace
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porters

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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Peak Planet Awards

Ranked #1 Operator

Peak Planet is ranked #1 on the Best Outfitter on Kilimanjaro on BestKilimanjaro.com

Best Kilimanjaro Operator

Peak Planet is Listed as One of the Best Kilimanjaro Operators on ClimbingKilimanjaro.info

Best Kilimanjaro Guides

Peak Planet is Listed as The Best Kilimanjaro Guide Company on KilimanjaroGuides.com

Client Testimonials

Often its the small things that make a big difference

The guides and the rest of the support crew were extraordinary in the way that they were always positive, always going out of their way to be helpful and make me more comfortable, lift my spirits, ensure my success in summiting. Often its the small things that make a big difference such as Adam giving… Read more “Often its the small things that make a big difference”

Julie
August 2019

I will absolutely recommend Peak Planet to everyone looking for a memorable climb and safari.

The guides and porters amazing skills and knowledge (both on the climb and safari) were incredibly valuable and made our trip as wonderful as it was! I will absolutely recommend Peak Planet to everyone looking for a memorable climb and safari. Thank you!

Kelsey
August 2019

I highly recommend Peak Planet for this experience.

I experienced tremendous leadership by Davis and the guides, as well as the porters, and professionalism in the climb, camp, food, etc. I highly recommend Peak Planet for this experience.

Michael
August 2019

Very satisfied with the guides, porters and everyone involved.

Very satisfied with the guides, porters and everyone involved. The staff in Africa were amazing. Very happy to be associated with KPAP and Peak Planet. Davis was the most amazing guide navigating everyone’s health and safety up the mountain, as well as Redmond, Kennedy and Raman. Can’t say enough positive comments.

Rose
August 2019

We are very happy with our guides

We are very happy with our assistant guides: Baraka and Immanuel. Baraka, he helped Adrien to get down and also carried fresh food to us all the way from down. He was so kind and has excellent knowledge of history and environments. Kudos to Baraka and Immanuel. Immanuel, he is very funny and takes care… Read more “We are very happy with our guides”

Tumurbat
August 2019

Absolutely top notch.

Absolutely top notch. The guides (Davis, Rebmon, Kennedy, and Rama), the cook (Francis), the server (Eric), the tent guy (Adam), and the porters were all amazing. The weather was perfect too. I cannot imagine a better trip. The sleeping bag I rented did not seem as warm as advertised. But I had a fleece liner… Read more “Absolutely top notch.”

Kara
August 2019

What We Offer

Kilimanjaro Climbs 

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Additional Information

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Our Routes

Whether it is your first time trekking or you have climbed dozens of peaks, we have the right Kilimanjaro route for you. For an unrivaled experience on Mount Kilimanjaro, select the route that best suits you, and maximizes your comfort, enjoyment, and chance of success.

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Climb Preparation

Now that you have booked, what do you do? Follow the link below to help you prepare for your Kilimanjaro climb. This includes how to train, what to bring, the travel requirements, and more. We will make sure you have everything you need to have a successful adventure of a lifetime.

Kilimanjaro trekking conditions

Trekking Conditions

Kilimanjaro is so tall that you will ascend through five ecological zones. Each zone has its own geological, biological and atmospheric conditions.  It is like climbing from the Equator to Antarctica in a matter of days. What's it like on the mountain? We will tell you what to expect here.

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