$4195.00

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UPCOMING: Jan. 27, 2018

Kilimanjaro Gay Climb

All-Gay Lemosho Route Adventure

DESCRIPTION

Reach the summit of Kilimanjaro, the world’s tallest freestanding mountain, just in time to watch the sun rise over the vast African plains below. It’s an ambitious adventure you won’t possibly forget for the rest of your life. We’ll take the lesser travelled, but exceedingly spectacular, Lemosho Route, which also gives your body more time to acclimatize (and results in a higher summit success rate). Starting in dense rainforest, we’ll encounter six different ecological zones en route to our summit, followed by a two-day descent. Bonus offer: pair this trip with our Tanzania Luxury Safari, and we’ll give you $150 off both tours. It’s a worthy way to treat yourself after the ascent of a lifetime.

QUICK FACTS

Duration: 9 Days/8 Nights
Starts In: Arusha
Ends In: Arusha
Group Size: Min 4, Max 16
Deposit: $750 USD
Accommodation: 4-Star + (2 Nights), Camping (6 Nights)
Physical Rating: 5/5
Prices: Based on double occupancy

DEPARTURES & PRICES:

HIGHLIGHTS

• Climb Mount Kilimanjaro via the scenic Lemosho Route
• Be led by the most experienced guides and a top-notch crew
• Experience a near full moon, from a height of 19,340’, on one of the "Seven Summits" of the world
• Utilize the best possible equipment and rental gear
• Three hot meals per day, with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables to keep you fuelled
• Enjoy unbelievable camaraderie that leads to one of the highest summit success rates in the industry

AREA MAP

ITINERARY:

Jambo! Welcome to Tanzania. Our trip begins with a group meeting at 4PM. Get to know your fellow travellers and Chief Mountain Guide while we discuss the epic climb ahead. We’ll then enjoy an optional dinner at the hotel.

Following an early breakfast, we’ll transfer to Londorossi Gate for registration, then on to the Lemosho starting point (2,424m/7,952ft). From there, we’ll trek to the Forest camp (2,821m/9,255ft) for our first night on the mountain. We may spot antelope unique to the Lemosho and Rongai routes, so keep your eyes peeled.

Rise and shine! After breakfast, we trek for about an hour to the end of the forest. Here, the trail steepens and we enter the giant heather moorland zone, crossing several streams en route. We continue to Shira 1 Camp (3,504m/11,496ft), on the western edge of the Shira Plateau, where lunch awaits and we’ll camp for the night. This afternoon, there will be an optional acclimatization ascent of Shira Ridge, which serves up the finest views of Kibo, one of Kilimanjaro's three volcanic cones.

Today we trek across the Shira Plateau to Moir Hut (4,166m/13,700ft), where we’ll break for lunch. Onwards and upwards, weather permitting, we'll be treated to a breathtaking sunset en route to our overnight camp on a mountain ridge (4,305m/14,125ft).

We’ve got a 17km/10.5mi trek ahead of us today, moving clockwise around the mountain’s northern slopes via Pofu (4,040m/13,250ft), to Third Caves Camp (3,971m/13,000ft). Along the way we’ll enjoy impressive views to the Northwest, North and Northeast. 

Today we trek upwards to School Hut (4,722m/15,500ft). While the journey is a ‘mere’ 4.9km/3mi, we’ll gain 750m/2,500ft in altitude. Dinner will be served early, as we’re off to sleep at 6PM. ‘Tomorrow’ begins with an 11PM wakeup call for our final midnight assault. Porridge and tea will be served to help get us going.

While it actually begins in the middle of the night, this is the day we’ve been waiting for. We’ll trek to Hans Meyer Cave (5,243m/17,200ft), then on to Gilman's Point (5,708m/18,700ft), where we’ll pause to enjoy the majesty of the sun rising above the clouds. We’ll then work our way around the crater to Stella Point (5,756m/18,885ft), before reaching our final summit: Uhuru Peak (5,895m/19,340ft). After realizing you’ve just climbed Kilimanjaro, feel free to shed a few tears, snap some photos, and bask in the well-deserved glory with your fellow climbers. After descending along the Mweka Route, we’ll arrive at Millennium Camp (3,820m/12,500ft) in the early afternoon, then stay for the night.

This morning we continue our descent to Mweka Gate (1,641m/5400ft), where we’ll sign the summit register to make it official. We’ll then continue on foot to Mweka Village to meet our vehicle, enjoy a quick lunch in Moshi, then check-in to our hotel in Arusha where we can freshen up – in real showers – before our Farewell Dinner.

There are no activities planned today, so feel free to depart at your leisure. Or why not continue the adventure on a much more deluxe note, and join us on our Tanzania Luxury Safari.

• Arrival & Departure transfers to/from accommodation booked through OUT Adventures 
• Group leader from beginning to end of tour 
• Breakfast daily, and all meals while on climb
• 4-star accommodation (2 nights)
• Expert Mountain Guides

• Spacious tent based on a twin-share basis
• Sleeping mat
• Private OUT Adventures Dining Tent
• Travel insurance package covering medical, trip interruption & baggage loss

• International Airfare
• Meals & Activities not mentioned in itinerary

• Gratuities for Crew ($250-$350 USD)
• Gratuities for drivers, hotel staff, porters (approximately $30-$50 USD)

RATING:

Christo S

Kilimanjaro Gay Climb

The Out Adventures trip to Kilimanjaro has been one of my holiday highlights. Highlights of the climb were: (1) reaching the summit; (2) making great connections with the other travellers because we all "suffered together" so to speak; and (3) being impressed by the seamless, professional operation of the trip. They were phenomenal in the breaking down and setting up of camps and the preparation of excellent food on a consistent basis. They also treated us very well and there was a high level of care and concern for our wellbeing. I would highly recommend both Out Adventures and Team Kilimanjaro if anyone were interested in summiting Africa's highest mountain.

ACCOMMODATION RATING: 4/5

TRANSPORTATION RATING: 4/5

MEALS RATING: 5/5

GUIDE RATING: 4/5

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Chris P.

Kilimanjaro Gay Climb

OUT Adventures made a complicated trip easy and provided good value for the money.

ACCOMMODATION RATING: 5/5

TRANSPORTATION RATING: 5/5

MEALS RATING: 5/5

GUIDE RATING: 5/5

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Ken C.

Kilimanjaro Gay Climb

Mentally and physically challenging but well worth the effort. Stunning sites. Friendly, professional, encouraging, fun leaders, guides and porters.

ACCOMMODATION RATING: 3/5

TRANSPORTATION RATING: 4/5

MEALS RATING: 4/5

GUIDE RATING: 5/5

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Sean G.

Kilimanjaro Gay Climb

The climb itself was very challenging but all logistics etc. were perfect, a wonderful group of guys and our trip leader Kevin went above and beyond (even though he was just as tired and dirty etc as the rest of us) to make sure we had fun, were well taken care of etc.

ACCOMMODATION RATING: 5/5

TRANSPORTATION RATING: 5/5

MEALS RATING: 4/5

GUIDE RATING: 5/5

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Derek

Kilimanjaro Gay Climb

Get ready for something life-changing. Honestly, the hardest trip I've done physically mentally and emotionally, that paid off physically mentally and emotionally. If you're willing to put in the effort you'll reek the rewards

ACCOMMODATION RATING: 4/5

TRANSPORTATION RATING: 4/5

MEALS RATING: 4/5

GUIDE RATING: 4/5

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Nathan L.

Kilimanjaro Gay Climb

Well organized. So fun traveling with like-minded people. Also takes away some of the stress of other tours where you are not sure if other travelers will be gay accepting/friendly.

ACCOMMODATION RATING: 5/5

TRANSPORTATION RATING: 4/5

MEALS RATING: 4/5

GUIDE RATING: 4/5

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