Conquer Mount Kilimanjaro with

Pat Falvey

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11-17 days





Fitness Level



Year Round




11-17 days





Fitness Level



Year Round

A Challenge for Everyone

Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa, has become a favorite among adventure seekers worldwide. At Pat Falvey, we believe that this incredible feat is achievable by anyone with a relatively good level of fitness and a passion for challenges. Whether you are a seasoned trekker or a novice adventurer, our experienced guides will ensure your safety and success every step of the way.

Unrivaled 98% Success Rate

When it comes to reaching the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, our track record speaks for itself. We are proud to be recognized as the leader in providing a safe and rewarding expedition experience. Our team of expert guides and porters are dedicated to making your journey unforgettable, ensuring that you reach the summit and achieve your dreams.

Why Travel to Kilimanjaro With Pat Falvey

Licensed & Bonded

Pat Falvey Irish & Worldwide Adventures is licensed and bonded by the Irish Commission for Aviation Regulation (TA0791).

Passionate Experts

With 25+ years of global travel, we love sharing adventure knowledge and exploring new places.

Global Family

Our staff and partners worldwide are like family, ensuring fair and honourable treatment for all.

High-Altitude Specialists

Experts in high-altitude trekking, we prioritise your success with a comprehensive acclimatisation formula.

Dedicated Support

Available round the clock, we go the extra mile to prioritise your adventure and satisfaction.

What's included?

Land-only €3,850

*If you are booking your own Flight, please ensure you arrive on time before our adventure briefing. If you wish to arrange and pay for your own flight to Tanzania, we will meet you at the airport. Full refund applies only if cancellation is received and acknowledged 20 weeks prior to departure. For bookings where flights have to be paid for in advance, the flight cost is non-refundable once paid.
Include international flights allow from €1000
Deposit: €500 *due at time of booking


Not Included:

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Dates 2024

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What our customers say

Based on 22 reviews
Jack O Leary
Jack O Leary
17 October 2023
Kilimanjaro September 2023. What a great experience with old friends and now new friends. The Pat Falvey team were fantastic, courteous, helpful and 100% professional. The ethos of the Pat Falvey team was to ensure maximum enjoyment for everyone and a determination to get everyone to the summit. This was achieved with flying colours. A special thanks to Freddy for his input in organising porters, cooks, guides and all the other support staff.
Helen Ferris
Helen Ferris
17 October 2023
I had an incredible experience with Pat Falvey Irish & Worldwide Adventures while climbing Kilimanjaro. From the start their encouragement and professionalism was outstanding. The staff were friendly and responsive, and the booking process was smooth. Pat, Freddy and all his Kilimanjaro team were exceptional mentors with a wealth of experience assuring our success and safety at all times. The variety and quality of food was surprisingly good for a mountain adventure at high altitudes. I would highly recommend Pat Falvey Irish & Worldwide Adventures
Sara Engelhardt
Sara Engelhardt
16 October 2023
We joined Pat in summiting Mount Kilimanjaro in September 2023 and also added on the safari to our trip. This was a life changing experience due in large part to the meticulous planning, preparation, and execution by Pat and all his team members. From the outset, we were given white glove treatment and felt taken care of. Pat and team are incredibly knowledgeable and care so much about your experience that I can’t imagine what this trip would have been like without their help, guidance, and adventurous spirit. We had the best group of travelers and crew anyone could ask for — you couldn’t recreate the magic if you tried. We spent 14 days in Tanzania and not one single thing went wrong. Everything went off without a hitch and for that to happen on any trip is a miracle, let alone one of this magnitude. We were well looked after and can’t thank Pat and team enough for this incredible, unforgettable experience. Do not hesitate to book with them! It is worth it and more. Can’t wait to book another adventure!
stephen grimston
stephen grimston
16 October 2023
From the moment I spoke with Pat and his team inquiring about my trip to Kilimanjaro to saying goodbye at the airport after a successful adventure, was an absolute pleasure. The entire team were so helpful and were always at hand to answer any questions that I might have (and I had a lot). They made the whole process of organising the trip and arranging equipment feel like a breeze. I have absolutely no problem recommending this company. Thorough professionals and extremely experienced. It was an absolute pleasure to complete such a rewarding trip with Pat and his team. It’s something that I’ll remember for the rest of my life. Stephen.
Alia Greaney
Alia Greaney
16 October 2023
Hiked Kilimanjaro with pat and the gang ,, fantastic experience,, well organized,, great leadership and 💯 success ,, highly recommend this team of professional hikers
tmaws makaywi
tmaws makaywi
16 October 2023
Every single detail of our guided tour of Corrán Tuathail was 100% . It was much better than we could have hoped for . The guide was just like another participant in our group . But yet he covered every safety aspect thoroughly. The pace was allowed totally to suit us , as was any stops we required . It was almost as if he could sense what we needed . Go raibh míle maith agaibh.
Susie Baily
Susie Baily
2 October 2023
I climbed Carrantuohill on Sunday 1st of October with Andy Lynch (Guide) and it was the most amazing experience!!! As far as mountain guides go.. this company is extremely lucky to have Andy as one, he was excellent and the peels of laughter summitting and descending rang out, I think the sheep were wondering what the hell was going on at one stage!!!! To tick this off my bucket list was brilliant and it wouldn't have happened without the care and guidance of Andy who's knowledge of the mountain was just unreal. I would highly recommend Andy to any group going up and if I was the recommend this climb to family and friends, I would say "Oh I hope ye get Andy as a your guide" Many thanks again to all involved and it is a 5 star review for Andy!!!!
Darragh O'nuallain
Darragh O'nuallain
19 September 2023
Very experienced guides
Barry Treacy
Barry Treacy
1 September 2023
Great experience. Me and my partner stayed at the Mountain Lodge for two nights. Very relaxing area and Pat really makes you feel like you have the run of the place. We would be very private people usually, but felt very comfortable throughout our stay. Great location. I climbed Carrauntoohill and my partner stayed behind to relax at the lodge. It was truly an unforgettable experience and an ideal stepping stone onto future adventures. Hike was at my pace from start to finish, but with great encouragement to push when possible. Great advice and technique tips from the guide Andy. You will go away wanting to go back again.
Daniel Baker
Daniel Baker
8 August 2023
Carrauntoohil. Amazing friendly guide Igor, who had lots of local knowledge about the area and also taught me a great deal about trekking and scrambling techniques. Had a a great time, and very much would recommend Pat Falvey for those looking to climb Carruantoohil.

An Adventure Beyond the Trek

Our Mount Kilimanjaro expedition is not just about the climb. It’s about immersing yourself in the stunning landscapes of Tanzania, experiencing the vibrant local culture, and embarking on a journey of self-discovery.

Additional Information


Pat answers all your most frequently asked questions.
Travel Insurance

Accident & General have been providing travel insurance to the Travel Agent trade in Ireland and the UK since 1969 and was one of the first companies in Ireland to introduce the concept of travel insurance.

In that time we have been dedicated to our Travel Agent partnership and have remained one of the market leaders in the Irish travel agent market. We have built a strong reputation as a company that provides a quality product specifically for the trade, with an excellent personal support service – whilst continuing to offer great value for money.

Despite a significant shift towards travel insurance being sold direct to the public by our competitors via the internet, we have remained steadfast in our partnership with our travel trade partners. Due to the quality of our products, our personal approach, and the fact that our policies are sold as part of the support service to the Agencies, we have retained a highly loyal partnership with our clients.


Day 1: Fly Ireland – Kilimanjaro  

Day 2: Arrive Kilimanjaro and rest day

Zone 1: Cultivation (800m – 1,800m). Rest and briefing day at the hotel.

Day 3: Trek Machame Gate (1,950m) – Machame Camp (2,980m)

Zone 2: Rainforest (1,800m – 2,800m).

Day 4: Trek Machame Camp (2,980m) – Shira Camp (3,840m)

Zone 3: Heather-Moorland (2,800m – 4,000m).

Day 5: Trek Shira Camp (3840m) – Lava Towers (4,637m) – Barranco Camp (3,950m)

Zone 4. This is one of the hardest days as we rise to 4,637m before descending again to 3,950m. 

Day 6: Trek – Barranco Camp (3,950m) – summit of the Barranco Wall

Zone 4. Acclimatisation trek to Karanga Camp (4,030m).

Day 7: Trek – Karanga Camp (4,030m) – Barafu Camp (4,600m) 

Zone 4.

Day 8: Trek Barafu Camp (4,600m) – Stella Point – summit of Kilimanjaro (5,895m).

Zone 5: Arctic (5,000m – 5,895m). Descend to Barafu Camp and on to Mweka Camp (3,100m).

Day 9: Trek from Mweka Camp (3,100m) to Mweka Gate (2,000m)

Return to hotel. 

Day 10: Departure for Ireland or transfer to hotel if opting for safari and/or Zanzibar

Day 11: Five-hour game drive to Lake Manyara

Arrive at Ngorongoro for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 12: Five-hour crater tour

After the tour drive to Arusha. Stay overnight.

Day 13: Fly to Zanzibar

Transfer to Hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 14:  Zanzibar

Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 15: Return to airport to travel home

 Day 16: Arrive Ireland

Note: Land-only option – arrive at the hotel on the afternoon on Day 2. Depart from hotel on the morning of Day 10.

Note: This itinerary is subject to change

Preparation & Training

Climbing to Kilimanjaro’s summit is physically and mentally challenging, but with the help of our experienced guides and leaders, it is a challenge that can be met by most fit people. The climb does not require any technical mountaineering skills, and Kili is classified as a trekking peak suitable to all and one that can be achieved by a beginner with training. A good level of fitness and some experience on a mountain is recommended prior to departure. You will enjoy your trip a lot more if you have prepared well.

We recommend that you visit us at The Mountain Lodge to say hello and meet with our team. This is an ideal opportunity to check out your fitness levels when you are assessed by our experienced team members. The day also provides a good opportunity to get any questions answered or concerns dealt with that you may have in relation to the trip. We talk about dealing with altitude and different weather conditions as well as giving tips on gear and general training.

We consider ourselves among the world’s leading experts in high-altitude trekking and pride ourselves on putting together trips that provide the best possible opportunity to succeed. Acclimatisation is key to success, and it’s important that you don’t underestimate the time you allow yourself to adjust to your new environment. Pace is key to preventing AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), and our guides monitor the group at all times for signs and symptoms.

On the Saturday of our Meet Weekend, we climb one of Ireland’s highest peaks during the day while, very early on Sunday morning, we undertake a night hike. The hike simulates the requirements on the summit day/night of the actual trek, taking you out of your comfort zone and helping you learn how to prepare your mind and body for the challenge ahead.

For beginners, we offer fitness testing weekends and a variety of hillwalking options (see our Courses &Training section) and recommend a 12-month personal training programme for Everest Base Camp. If you have some degree of fitness and experience, and we recommend a six-month training programme to ensure you can trek comfortably between 4,000m and 6,000m. Our suggested programme is as follows:

  • Months 1-2: These should include fortnightly hillwalking treks lasting three hours and including carrying a small/medium pack weighing 5kg approx.
  • Months 3-4: Increase your fortnightly treks to last six hours plus and increase your pack weight to 7kg approx.
  • Month 5: Do two walks on consecutive days twice during the month. Do a five-hour walk on the first day and a six-hour trek on the second day. Be careful to avoid injury.
  • Month 6: Continue with some hillwalking but reduce to lower peaks and durations of a maximum of four hours.

Ask your GP for advice on vaccinations, keeping in mind your travel history to date. You are required to have a valid and up-to-date Vaccination Card (yellow in colour) approved for the destination. You can get this from your doctor.

You will need a valid full passport. Please ensure it has six months before expiry prior your departure date. All visitors are obliged to get a visa at the airport in Tanzania, so please ensure you have four passport-size photos of yourself before we depart.
It is advisable to bring some money in cash for the trip. ATMs are not always reliable or might have a low daily withdrawal limit. Once en route, Euro or US Dollars in cash are the best way to pay for services, including porters, tips, etc.
Necessary Gear


  • Lightweight, long thermal underwear – tops and bottoms
  • Short and long-sleeved t-shirts
  • Expedition-weight long underwear – tops and bottoms
  • Fleece jacket – mid-weight to heavy-weight; wind stopper an advantage
  • Fleece trousers
  • Parka jacket – down or synthetic parka with hood
  • Jacket – waterproof and breathable
  • Over-trousers, waterproof and breathable


  • Sun hat with good visor and white bandana or buff for protecting your neck
  • Balaclava/facemask – 1, lightweight
  • Wool or pile ski hat
  • Head torch (inc. spare bulbs & spare batteries); suggested: Petzl LED
  • Sunglasses – UV & IR protection


  • Liner gloves
  • Synthetic gloves – lightweight, pile or polypropylene
  • Waterproof mittens – 1 pair (optional)


  • Light hiking boots or trekking shoes
  • Sandals or runners for tea house
  • Socks – lightweight (2-3 pairs), sock liners, warm trekking socks (2-3 pairs)
  • Foot powder


  • Large duffel bag 100 litre
  • Smaller duffel with a lock to store excess gear in the hotel
  • Plastic bags to line stuff sacks to keep gear dry or a dry bag
  • Travel clothes
  • Travel towel
  • Toiletry bag
  • Camera gear

Miscellaneous items:

  • Travel insurance certificate
  • Passport, visa and copies of all travel and insurance documents
  • Money in Euro or US Dollars
  • Earplugs and nail clippers
  • Spare boot laces, bulbs, batteries, memory cards, etc
  • Coldwater detergent and some toiletries
  • Small sewing kit
  • Penknife and small scissors
  • Diary or notebook and book for downtime
  • Camera
  • Insect repellent
  • Sleeping bag – -15 ºC comfort rating
  • Water bottles – 1 or 2 x 1-litre wide-mouth water bottle, Nalgene
  • Pee bottle – 1 x litre-wide mouth water bottle (optional)
  • Pee funnel – for women (optional)
  • Sunscreen – SPF 30-40
  • Lipscreen – SPF 20-40, at least 2 sticks
  • Sunblock
  • Personal First Aid Kit
Safari & Zanzibar

Our guides are second to none when it comes to sharing their knowledge and passion of their home country, especially when on safari where the glory and wonder of Tanzania glitters. Covering about 330km², of which about two-thirds is underwater, Lake Manyara National Park is small by African standards. However, it’s also very beautiful and contains a tremendous diversity of habitats and wildlife. Set beneath the spectacular backdrop of the Great Rift Valley’s steep western escarpment, this long, narrow park protects an area between the escarpment and Lake Manyara.

The Ngorongoro conservation area covers 2286 km² and encompasses the volcanic area around the Ngorongoro crater, including the still active Oldonyo Lengai and the famous Olduvai Gorge. This conservation area is quite simply the most spectacular tourist destination in Africa, unequalled for its magnificence, its wildlife and its atmosphere. Added to the beautiful scenery, the archaeological wealth and the wildlife is a proud people and pastoral tribe, the Maasai.

Zanzibar has for centuries attracted seafarers and adventures from around the world. Just the name itself evokes dreams of romance and mystery. We are delighted to organise your holiday here where you can visit Zanzibar’s historic Stone Town, where sultans once ruled and relax on one of 25 dazzling white, palm-fringed beaches where the azure water of the Indian Ocean beckons. It is a haven for swimmers, divers and water sports enthusiasts.

Breathe in the fragrant scent of cloves, vanilla, cardamom and nutmeg to discover why Zanzibar is called the ‘Spice Island’. Explore the forest with its rare flora and fauna, or visit some of the ancient archaeological sites. Spend a few days here after a safari on the mainland or, better still, allocate a week or two and immerse yourself in the magic that is Zanzibar.

Safari add-on: 3-day safari From €1,750 this includes park fees. Single supplement applies

Zanzibar add-on: 3 nights From €850 this includes full board in a 5-star hotel. Flights not included.

The itinerary:

Day 1: Arusha – Lake Manyara

After breakfast, leave your hotel at 8.3 am for Lake Manyara National Park arriving in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive, dinner and overnight in Lodge.

Day 2: Lake Manyara – Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast leave Lake Manyara for Ngorongoro Crater arriving in good time for lunch at the hippo pool. After lunch descend 670m into the crater floor for full day crater tour with a break for lunch at Ngoitoktok Springs picnic site. Black-maned lions, rhinos, buffaloes, elephants and other grazing animals abound. Evening game drive. Return to Ngorongoro Wildlife campsite for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha

After breakfast and morning game drive, drive to Arusha, where your safari ends in the afternoon.

Day 4: Fly to Zanzibar

Transfer to Hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5: Zanzibar

Visit Stone Town if you wish or stay in the luxury of the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 6: Leisure day and depart for home

Day 7: Arrive Ireland

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Dates 2024

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