20 Reasons to Climb Kilimanjaro with Ian Taylor Trekking. Here are a few reasons to join one of 20 teams each year climbing Kilimanjaro. We have people joining our teams from around the world and we lead the way in running quality run trips up Kilimanjaro.
1). We have two full time staff member on the ground in Tanzania. This gives us far more consistency in our service on the ground and offers you a safer and far more enjoyable experience. This also helps us offer you quality treks, food and professional on the ground assistance from our Ian Taylor Trekking staff at all times.
2). We support a local orphanage, giving help and support to children in need. Why not join one of our climbs and then visit the children and brings books, toys and gifts. We also support our local team helping numerous people each year further their education and start their own businesses on the ground.
3). We only run quality Kilimanjaro climbs with more staff and better food. Read some REVIEWS from our trips. We pay our staff correctly and do not over load them with weight. We do not cut corners on any aspects of our trips. We only run quality trips on Mount Kilimanjaro.
4). We offer personal service with training advice 5 days a week. A lot of people underestimate the Kilimanjaro challenge. There are some long days covering over 22km with over 1,245m/ 4,085 feet of up and 2,800m/ 9,186 feet down hill on steep terrain. This trip us strenuous and need specific physical strength and endurance. We have professional training advice available to you 5 days a week. All you have to do is e-mail us email@example.com and we can schedule calls with you as often as needed. We look forward to hearing from you.
5). Professional advice for staff who have personally made the journey 30+ times. Our office staff have climbed Kilimanjaro more than most people in all months of the year, so we are in the perfect position to help you understand the most important information in your Kilimanjaro preparation. We will help you understand the daily training you should be doing and what clothing and gear you should be bringing. Our staff can also help you understand more about altitude, lack of oxygen, elevation gain and distances up and down the Kilimanjaro trail.
6). Personal access to Ian and team so we can answer all your questions. Ian has climbed Mount Everest to the top, led 30+ Kilimanjaro climbs and led Kilimanjaro climbs on the Rongai, Marangu, Western breach, Machame and Lemosho. Most of our trips on run on the Lemosho route which gives the safest and most enjoyable experience climbing Kilimanjaro. You can get access to real experience and quality professional advice.
7). 12 years’ experience managing teams on the ground in Tanzania has helped us master the service and systems required to give people life changing experiences. Our head guide has been To Everest Base Camp, Island peak and US. His goal is to climb Mount Everest and reach for the top of Everest after climbing Kilimanjaro over 200 times. Our team is well connected on the ground with access to all the key organization and authorities. All our guides and staff are passionate about the mountain, local history, culture and their home town of Arusha. Our team will deliver the best and safest experience possible. We can guarantee that.
8). We carry Oxygen and fully trained medical support staff on all of our Kilimanjaro climbs. As we climb above 3,500m/ 11,500 feet and into high altitude you to be evaluated daily. As we move into the lower realm of the death zone at 5,500m/18,000 feet. You need to have access to oxygen and team who have additional support staff members available to assist you while you climb Kilimanjaro. We have 1 to 1 support on all our summit night climbs. Read some REVIEWS from our quality Kilimanjaro climbs.
9). We use Quality Mountain hard wear tents. We use 4 person tents for sleeping. So you will have 2 people per tent. This offers more warmth, comfort and space for you. We use Mountain hard wear dome tents for dining with quality chairs and giving you the best possible environment for your rest, which is really important on Kilimanjaro.
10). All hotel rooms are included in the cost of our trip. We include 2 hotel nights in Arusha. 1 nights before your climb and 1 night hotel on a shared basis after your trek. We use a range of 3 star hotel options. You can upgrade to 5 star hotel option. You can ask us for further information.
11). We provide you with nice seating for your Kilimanjaro climb. We want you to be comfortable on the trip as you spend most of your time resting and enjoying the experience. We want you to be in a comfortable position with as little stress as possible while on the mountain.
12). We provide you with water for washing morning and night on all our Kilimanjaro climbs. We have hot water for hand washing outside our dining tent at all times. Hygiene is so important for safe and enjoyable climb. We provide a number of portable toilets throughout the whole climb. We also provide a security team to watch your tents and equipment Enjoy some comforts, good food and good times with our exceptional staff on Kilimanjaro.
13). Three, three course meals each day on the trail. READ MORE information about our food service on our Kilimanjaro climbs. We can guarantee quality food throughout the climb. We have freshly made soup for lunch and dinner and we do not cut any corners. We know we need to fuel your adventure so we only serve professional grade meals each day cooked by our amazing chefs Ede, Jumaa, Said and we have 3 to 6 kitchen staff on any given trip. You will meet Nelson, Enock and Samuel. All the same staff all the time on Kilimanjaro.
14). We have a quality chef and chefs on all our treks. We have the same chefs on all our Kilimanjaro climbs and we pay them really well for their amazing work. That is why they keep coming back to work with Ian Taylor Trekking. The service, food and quality are what is drawing people to our Kilimanjaro climbs. We are working with the chefs to write a book called ‘Food of Kilimanjaro’ we hope we can get some funding soon and get this project off the ground.
15). Our porters will carry a maximum of 15kg/ 33lbs of your personal gear on the trail. Some companies are overloading staff. We do not do this. We actually have more staff on the mountain in support of your Kilimanjaro ascent. We will send you our 40 page dossier covering all aspects of the trip. We will also have an itemized kit list for you to review and we will help you on Facetime or skype get the right clothing advice for your Kilimanjaro climb. Watch our PACKING VIDEO as it is the most viewed packing video on You Tube. Most people are getting their Kilimanjaro information for us. READ MORE.
16). We bring you to a quality lunch on the last day of the climb where you can use a nice bathroom, clean up and celebrate your success. This meal is included in the trip. You will be presented with your certificate of achievement and we will enjoy a beautiful meal before heading back to Arusha for well deserved shower.
17). We support projects in all the areas we operate in. In giving we receive. After Climbing Mount Everest to the summit, a friend and I raised enough money to built the Mount Everest Primary school. In the Kilimanjaro area we support an orphanage for children in need. In Nepal we have built two schools and helping the Goli Village Trust which we helped establish. Ian is aiming to climb Kilimanjaro 50 times to raise money for funds for water projects in East Africa.
18). If you want learn about the the Tanzanian people you want to learn from the best. All our tour guides are only too happy to join you at each meal and talk about their journey’s and help you understand their people and where they come from. With more days on the mountain you will have time to really learn from them and they want to learn from you. Come and learn from the best.
19). We only work with small group sizes. The maximum number of people per team will be 10 people. Most of our groups are 6,8 or 10 people giving you are more personalized experience on your Kilimanjaro challenge. You can move as a team and experience more about the mountain from our staff.
20). We have a ratio of 1 guide to 2 people if you join one of our trips and 1:1 on the summit night. This offers you a more personal service, safer experience and trip of a lifetime. CONTACT US for more information on our quality Kilimanjaro climbs. Read some REVIEWS and book early to secure you space. We can sell out fast.