Has anyone out there done both the Amalfi walking trip and the Kilimanjaro trip? If yes, disregarding the fact that one might suffer from altitude sickness on the latter, how do the climbs compare?
I can say as I have done both these walks (With Exodus) these two trips are poles apart. The Almafi walk is sedate and leisurely - nice hotel each night, luxury compared with the Kili trip (Rongai Route) in a tent and it gets very cold as well as the altitude issues (Thankfully I did not suffer). However I would recomend both these walks for very different reasons.
The Almalfi walk - for a relaxing, beutiful scenery and great food. The Kili trip - a challenge and comradary. Both Fantastic!
Hi Annj, The Kili trip is fantastic - the Hotel at the start is great and the guides that Exodus use are brilliant. I did the Rongai route, it is not easy - but that should be expected. The day (I should say night and day) from base camp to the summit and back is very long and hard.
A few people on our trip did not make it to the top - which was such a shame- however the guides do give you the best chance of summiting. These people were only let down by the altitude (Can't be helped) and not really preparing themselves for the trip. 2 of these thought it would be easy - did no fitness walking before hand - brought new gear for the trip - and were sorry to say not in good general condition - They were great people to meet and they did try their best - but only they let themselves down. But the guides word is final - no arguments! Some lessons there to help prepare.
Good luck.!!! You will enjoy.
Summary - Hotel (Start and finish), guides, food, walking, scenery, achievement - out of this world. Notes - make sure you have a warm sleeping bag - we hit -15 deg one night. Layers and gloves and hat. - Sunglasses for the summit. - camera / spare batteries a must - protect both items from the cold. Else they will die on you- just at the wrong time. Also I did enjoy the mini safari on the last day - a bit of a rush - but good fun.
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