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Amazing is the best word. Make sure to get a good guide company, I used Ultimate Kilimanjaro and they were great. The only thing you can’t control is the altitude sickness, if you get it then the only thing you can do is take the pills, so bring them along just in case. Enjoy your group that you are with as you will be spending every day with them walking and eating every meal together. 4 + years later we still get together for weddings and try to plan a new group adventure.

Do it you will love it!

Great hike. Recommend taking 7 days (vs. 5-6) for acclimatization and taking diamox

Second time up Kili last week...first time in 2015. What a terrific trek! The Machame Route is a 7.5 day round trip (6 ascent and 1.5 descent) which I would rate as hard, that carries through 5 climate zones and provides for a remarkable experience physically, spiritually and culturally. Summit day can prove to be a challenge...certainly physically and altitude plays a significant role at 19,341 ft. That said, with proper training an achievable challenge and one that is highly rewarding.

Make sure to celebrate with a follow-on safari on the Serengeti. What a phenomenal adventure!

Just came back after this amazing 8 day Lemosho Route. A beautiful route in the first days before meeting up with other routes. You will see monkeys on the first day. Some days are more difficult than others, but none compare to summit day. It was close to 7 hours in the dark and cold making a slow and steady assent to the peak. A great test of endurance I hope to never forget. Sunrise was breathtaking.

Amazing experience, but incredibly difficult hike on summit day due to altitude. Definitely recommend diamox for altitude sickness.

Hard, yes. I summited at age 65 after about 6 months semi-serious training with lots of cycling for my legs, stepper at the Y and three practice climbs up to Wheeler Peak in NM for altitude training (13,300). g Adventures was my climbing company and I couldn’t recommend them more. Samwell Danford was our leader. We had a group of 11 and all summited, although our 22 year-old from Switzerland was an hour behind us. Perfect blue sky day and temperature +2 C on top. The acclimatization days via Lemosho were instrumental in getting everyone up. I was the only one in our group to experience no altitude sickness save for two minor headaches treated with ibuprofen. All others had various combinations of blurred vision, vomiting, dizziness and abdominal cramps. I was the oldest in the group, so maybe I trained more to compensate. This was my first major hike to altitude. I’m planning Everest Base Camp in March 2019. Longer trek, but a little less altitude - not much, tho - and a lot more crowded. My advice: train, use good gear (try out those boots - I replaced mine as a result of my Wheeler experience) and choose a company with a good track record. You can do it on the cheap, but you’re worth the investment. Skip any company that says it has oxygen tanks. If you really need oxy, you’ve exceeded your limit and knew it. Descent is the only treatment for AMS. Oxygen is for Everest (and not EBC).

Amazing, amazing, amazing!!! Did it in sept 2016. The hike is easy the difficult part is the altitude which makes you go super slow. Diamox help with the altitude, I was fine all the way to the top. Only one day we had to do some scrabbling in the Barranco wall and the day of the summit was brutal but so much worth it once you start seeing the sunrise and then reaching the top. Best experience ever!!!

Amazing, amazing, amazing!!! Did it in sept 2016. The hike is easy the difficult part is the altitude. Only one day we had to do some scrabbling in the Barranco wall and the day of the summit was brutal but so much worth it once you start seeing the sunrise and then reaching the top. Best experience ever!!!

great trail did it in Sept.2013
no problems with altitude

Was an extremely good climb and good weather to boot. It’s not all that physically exhausting however it can get extremely cold with winds on the final accent. Good clothes and gloves are a must. Doers do and triers try

Great hike with some beautiful views. Coming down wasn’t the greatest, but it never is. I would definitely do it again if I had the money and time.

Feb 2018 summit. Lemosho Route in 6 days, vs the recommended 7-8 days.

Amazing very difficult

First day stair climb 5 hours to 1st camp

Summit Day Jan. 21, 2018
When they say "Pole, Pole" listen! This is not a race, but a physical and mental marathon. You will be on a rollercoaster ride every step of the way. I found the key was to relax and enjoy the up and except the downs.
Wow!!!
Crew Treks nailed the operations!

Spent Christmas 2017 on Kili with both college aged sons on 7 day Lemosho route. What a wonderful experience with beautiful landscapes and plant life. 5 days of moderate hiking 5-7 hours was engaging and great fun. Summit day was difficult and demanding for 7 hours to the summit and so rewarding up top with glaciers all around and views of the curvature of the earth. Then 8 hours down to 10,000 ft was just mind and body numbing. Wonderful people along the way and great food as well. Used Diamox and had no alt symptoms. Trip of a lifetime, great conversations without social media distractions! Highly recommend the journey!

Amazing experience and a real challenge! Did the 6 days and 5 nights trek and should have done an extra day for acclimatization. Overall I did summit even though it took a bit longer than expected. Breathing in thin air is hard and it was super windy. Pictures did come out great since there was no fog and the sky was clear.

hiking
11 months ago

Huge achievement to get up here! Loved it all! Experiencing the changes in the climate and the environment were amazing! Freezing nights, and the days slowly got colder! Summit night was hard but well worth it!best experience of my life!

11 months ago

great experience!

beautiful view and good weather. cold during the nighr

hiking
Thursday, October 12, 2017

Absolutely amazing trip. Took advantage of the 6 day ascent/2 day descent so as to take advantage of time to acclimatize to altitude. Did hike unmediated although I became profoundly dizzy and hypoxic after about 17,500 ft. You CAN ascend faster but we chose this route for beauty of the jungle as well as time to really take in the hike. I could go on and on. A trip of a lifetime for me.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Hike of a lifetime. We did it in 5 days and loved the route and the ability to do it quickly based on our limited time in Tanzania. We used Summit Africa and couldn't have been happier.

I did the Lemosho route in 8 days with a group of 11 people. Kilimanjaro is an incredible mountain, and this route is excellent if you'd like a little less traffic and like to see the mountain from many sides. The porters and guides are amazing!

backpacking
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Loved this route. Great if you have others in your group who may need more time to acclimate to the altitude; depending on the time of year it can get very cold during the nights and especially on the summit. (My water was freezing in the hydration bladder so I had to hike with the bladder inside my jacket) Choose a local outfitter to guide your group, it provides much needed employment to the people who live near here. We went with Zara Tours and they were great!

hiking
Thursday, June 15, 2017

...shortest but toughest route...there was no one else at our starting trail head for a reason...6 days total up and down including 1 acclimation day...

hiking
Tuesday, May 09, 2017

The Lemosho Route is magical. I completed it in 6-days. I would encourage you to begin your summit at 4:00 am to arrive at Uhuru Peak around 10:00 AM. The extra time will allow you to add a second expedition to the Reusch Crater and Ash pit. Descending from Uhuru Peak into Crater Camp, and trekking across Reusch Crater to arrive at the Ash Pit was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Most tour operators and guides will attempt to leave base camp between midnight and 2:00 AM so you can see sunset; however soon after you will leave the mountain and miss out on the entire crater zone. Trust me, you want to get as close to the volcano as possible. It's extraordinary. I'm happy to answer any questions!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Amazing experience have done it 2xs looking forward to next climb and going back!!!❤

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

WOW! Myself and two other girls (ages 30, 30 & 25) did this hike in 6 days. The views were stunning and all three of us summited. The first few days were, physically moderate but the altitude and bouts of stomach sicknesses made it difficult for some of us. The weather ranged from sun to rain to clouds and on summit night we had a blizzard. Summit night was incredibly difficult. 6+ hrs of what seemed like a vertical ascent in the pitch black of night. But the blizzard cleared and we could see the stars above and Moshi town below. Reached Stella point at sunrise and the peak about 45 minutes after. 10/10 would do this hike again. Be careful which company you book with and ask questions about meal tents and portable toilets. Some companies provide different amenities. (There are toilets at each campsite but they vary in quality and when you are already nauseous...well your own personal one may be desirable) just don't be scared to ask questions. ENJOY THE HIKE!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

This was an awesome trail and a great experience. We took five days to complete the route. I would
Love to try and do it in 1-2 days. If you are thinking about it, DO IT!

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