PRLog - Aug. 31, 2011 - With scientists claiming that the ice caps are disappearing fast, now is as good a time as any to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro. As an added incentive The Adventure Company is offering a discount of £100 per person off all of its 2011 departures.
Summit of Kilimanjaro
“The exact time it will take for the mountain’s famous glaciers to melt away is widely debated but some predictions are as soon as 2020, so travellers should stop delaying. This year is also Tanzania’s 50th anniversary of independence so a time full of celebration to tie in a trek to its most popular peak,” said MD of The Adventure Company, Claire Wilson.
The Adventure Company offers five different tours to Mount Kilimanjaro ranging in difficultly. Although trekkers do not need any technical mountain expertise, they will need to be reasonably fit. The groups will also be led by experienced local mountain leaders who know every inch of the slopes and are skilled at judging the weather as well as the health and wellbeing of the trekkers.
STAND ON THE ROOFTOP OF AFRICA
Lemosho Route (12 days)
- For the most scenic and unspoilt of the options, The Lemosho Route crosses beautiful forests and moorlands with an extra two days to the standard trips to allow trekkers more time to acclimatise to the altitude and therefore offers a better chance of reaching the summit.
Marangu Route (10 days)
- This is the classic and most straightforward route up Kilimanjaro as trekkers will stay in the relative comfort of mountain huts as they travel through lush rainforest and moorland to the high altitude desert on the upper slopes.
Machame Route (10 days)
- The Machame route is not for the faint hearted as it is arguably the most challenging option with longer and steeper day walks than other treks. But the extra efforts are rewarded on this 10-day trip with breath-taking views of Kibo Peak, the eternal ice field and Kili’s scree-covered dome.
Peaks of Tanzania (14 days)
- Why climb just one peak when there are two on offer? This trip ventures off the beaten track to the extinct volcano cone of Mount Meru at 4,566m and offers dramatic views. The climb also allows people on the trek to acclimatise before hitting the slopes of Kilimanjaro on the Machame route.
Rongai Route (10 days)
- For a different perspective on the mountain, this route approaches from the northern side. With strictly regulated numbers, trekkers can get away from the crowds on their ascent as they get the only view of the Masai lands with possible sightings of monkeys, buffalo and elephant. The tour then takes in one of the classic routes on the return journey.
To find out more about The Adventure Company’s Kilimanjaro treks call 0845 287 1198 or visit http://www.adventurecompany.co.uk
31 August 2011
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About The Adventure Company
- Founded in 1996, The Adventure Company operates over 250 small group trips across all continents combining ‘must-see’
- Its range allows holidaymakers to enjoy some of the world’s most iconic treks, spot wildlife on safari, get under the skin of local cultures, camp under the stars or try out new activities such as white-water rafting and dog-sledding, From Argentina to Zambia, all trips are led by local guides who provide an invaluable cultural insight.
- While itineraries are tailored to suit all ages, from those new to adventure to seasoned travellers, The Adventure Company is also the leading family adventure specialist with 85 holidays suited to travelling with kids. Trips vary from multi-activity holidays to exotic animal encounters, with certain holidays offering designated solo parent or teen departures, designed exclusively for families with children aged 12 upwards