So you’ve wandered around the web and have finally landed on our page.

Congrats! You’ve just taken your first step towards the summit in the clouds.

Ah, Kilimanjaro. She stands aloof, shrouded in mist and mystery. Rising straight from 900m above sea level to a dizzying 5895m (or thereabouts – the exact number is up for some debate), she reigns over the plains below and is the tallest free-standing mountain in the world. And she’s no shy, retiring maiden either. Covering an area of around 100 kilometres in length and 65 kilometres in width, gargantuan seems a rather feeble description of Kilimanjaro. The origin of Kilimanjaro’s name has itself been lost in time. It has been argued that it means anything from Mountain of Light to Mountain of Greatness to Mountain of Caravans. It stands at the epicentre of Kilimanjaro National Park which is 1668 square kilometres in size.

Kilimanjaro is actually made up of three volcanic cones – Shira, Kibo and Mawenzi. Uhuru Peak stands on Kibo and is the ultimate goal of all those intrepid souls (whose numbers you shall soon join) who venture up her slopes. Funnily enough, of the three cones, Kibo is the only one which is still dormant. But, don’t worry, the last major eruption of Kibo occurred more than 360,000 years ago and the only ‘recent’ activity was a bit of a rumble more than 200 years ago. So, set your mind at ease on that count.

Climbing Kilimanjaro

What you should keep in mind that this lady is not easily conquered. You might begin your trek in dense forest but, you will finish it amidst snow and ice.

There are 6 trekking routes to the summit of Kilimanjaro. They aren’t easy but they don’t require any specialised technical mountaineering skill. You may not fly up the slopes like Kilian Jornet but you can certainly get up there on two legs. In fact, there have been a number of people who have done it in wheelchairs so even the latter aren’t prerequisites.

We have options for people of all levels of fitness. Our guides know every bush and boulder along the route having spent most of their lives dedicated to Kilimanjaro. They lead teams of outstanding porters, cooks and aides to ensure absolute safety and comfort for every one of our clients.


 

PROSPER PETER MALANDO – age 33 years

Is a mountaineer Finished secondary school in 2002.

Studied in college of tourism in 2003. Worked as rescue team on mount Kilimanjaro, from 2003-2006. Has been a guide since 2006 Has done a course in Kenya as sound engineer and as a DJ. Loves to rap and wants to do music production eventually. Loves the mountain. Has climbed Kilimanjaro innumerable times and has summited. Fastest summit time- 3-4 hours. Extremely experienced in Kilimanjaro hikes. Loves to dance and sing at the first given oppurtunity!!

FRANK JUMBE– age 28 years
Is a mountaineer and a safari guide, Finished school in 2004
Studied French and German in 2010. Started climbing kilimanjaro in 2010 as a porter. Then worked as a summit Porter. Became guide in Kilimanjaro in 2014. Has climbed kilimanjaro 68 times or more , and has summited 42 times. Fastest summit time 3-4 hours. Worked as a translator in safari from 2014 onwards and is a safari guide since 2015. Has studied wildlife since 2010. Continues to learn about wildlife formally and informally. Extremely patient, soft spoken and can be as fast or as slow as you need him to be on the trek!!
DR. ANINDITA BHATEJA– age 46 years
Physician in Bangalore, India
Finished school in 1988.
Finished MBBS in 1993 and has done MD in internal medicine in 1999.
Worked in a medical college in the department of Neurology and in the department of Nephrology from 1999 till 2002. Has been a runner since 2009.has done about a dozen half marathons and un countable 10km runs. Has done some diving in Australia and Thailand. Got interested in trekking in 2014. First major climb was in Jan 2016 – Mount kilimanjaro, where did the machame route but did not summit. Went back to climb kilimanjaro in June 2016 and this time summited via the Rongai route Met Frank and Prosper, on the first trek. Was absolutely convinced of their capabilities and decided to open this company as a primary investor and all 3 of the are partners in this company. This company is registered under the Tanzania Government. We are medically completely equipped to handle altitude sickness. We have professional guides, chefs, porters, with many years of experience. Prosper and Frank have an extremely friendly and respectful relationship with all thier porters and chefs. They are mutually respectful towards each other but at the same time they command thier little troop very well. Frank, Prosper and Anindita are partners and have a vision to help people climb this majestic mountain and see the amazing, surreal wildlife in Tanzania safely and have an adventure of a lifetime.