To avoid congestion, this tour uses the trail on the less traveled western slopes of the mountain, gaining 4000m in altitude over 90 km and traversing rain forest, moorland, alpine desert, snow fields and ice cliffs. The need for an armed ranger for the first few kilometers of our trail due to the presence of wild buffalo and elephant is testament to the remoteness of the area. Your team of experienced guides and porters carries all your personal belongings and heavy loads. Modest but congenial hotel accommodation at either end of your trek is supplemented with comfortable tented camps while on the trail. Meals are simple, but hot, fresh and plentiful, ensuring you have the necessary to accomplish a truly unforgettable and fascinating adventure of a lifetime!