Retired orthodontist Dr. Fred Distelhorst, age 88, successfully climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to become the oldest person to reach the summit.
Thanks to everyone at Peak Planet for an amazing Kilimanjaro trek...couldn't have asked for a better group of guides!
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Great trip. Very satisfied with Peak Planet and have already started recommending your company to my colleagues.
We are on a plane to San Francisco from Tanzania — back from an amazing 9 day trek up Kili and we wanted to offer you some feedback. First of all, your guides are unbelievable! Davis and Magnus (and the… Read more “Your guides are unbelievable!”
Medical checkups were very well executed and necessary. Guides did a great job ensuring everyone was healthy and fit to continue with their trek at high altitude.
Thanks to everyone at Peak Planet for an amazing Kilimanjaro trek followed by an equally wonderful 7-day Safari trip in June 2017. I’m very grateful to our head guide August, who was the best encouragement and extremely helpful on my… Read more “Thank you for the Adventure of a Lifetime!”
Not only are the porters and guides the nicest people you could hope to meet, but what they manage to create, cook and build for you up a mountain is quite unbelievable. Before going, I was told by everyone who… Read more “They are truly a remarkable company.”
My sister and I climbed Kilimanjaro with them last week and has the most amazing time. Our group were wonderfully friendly, the support crew is great fun, very professional and incredibly motivating. Dana is also very contactable and happy to answer any… Read more “Peak Planet is truly fantastic. “
Highly recommend Peak Planet’s given approach to health/safety, supported by strong/experienced guides and on-the-ground team (tents, food, equipment, etc.)
Thank you so much! It has been the most incredible experience! You guys were absolutely amazing throughout and your guides are truly the best!
Sarah and I signed up with a group trek through Peak Planet, a U.S.-based company that organizes Kilimanjaro climbs and other activities in Tanzania. We chose Peak Planet from the many guide companies out there based off of their stellar online… Read more “Thanks to everyone at Peak Planet for an amazing Kilimanjaro trek…couldn’t have asked for a better group of guides! “
August was a brilliant guide – confident, calm, in control and experienced.
I climbed with the best guides, assistant guides and porters. All the guides were motivating, encouraging and most importantly made sure that we were always safe. They never let us walk alone. They were also very professional and experienced.
Overall, it was a great experience and I had all the information needed before the trip and during the trip. Absolutely outstanding guides, porters, helpers, cook !!
Our trip is over and we all summited Uhuru Peak – thank you for the great support and service. I just want to also say we had a great guide Joshua – he was amazing and we received amazing service!
I had a really great time. Thanks for the trip of a lifetime.
My sons, a friend and I climbed Kilimanjaro from August 3, 2016 to August 10. After researching the various guides on Kilimanjaro, we selected Peak Planet. We were very happy with our choice. They picked us up at the airport… Read more “It is a True Adventure”
Peak Planet is top notch and we were all very happy with our choice. I loved every one of our guides. Stratton, who was one of the assistant guides, was an exceptional standout.
The trip far exceeded my expectations! The guides, chef, porters are all amazing! It was a very positive and exhilarating experience!
“I have just returned from climbing Kili via the 6 day Rongai Route. My friend and I (we’re 2 40 something females) had the most wonderful experience. From the initial briefing to our amazing guides, Joseph and Viviano Mosha and… Read more “I could go on and on about how wonderful it was to hike around Kili…”
“I went to Kilimanjaro with 4 other friends and we all had a great time. We used Peak Planet to book it. I have nothing but praise to give to this companies. Ken in Peak planet answered every question we… Read more “I have nothing but praise to give…”
“We booked through Peak Planet and have only good things to say. Our guides were very knowledgeable and made us feel safe throughout our trip. The food was great and the tents and facilities were all comfortable. We had Charles… Read more “We booked through Peak Planet and have only good things to say.”
“We all successfully reached Uhuru Peak… Trip was amazing… Peak Planet is perfect… Great guides and crew… Food good not great (but who cares) and equipment very very good to excellent… Lemosho is excellent route.. 7 day six night is the… Read more “Peak Planet is perfect.”
“Thanks a lot for putting together our group. People at Peak Planet tours were unbelievable great!!! 100% reliable well organized, caring and friendly. This has been one of the most amazing experienced I have ever had!”
“Our Kilimanjaro experience was fantastic and definitely something that my wife and I would strongly recommend. Equally so, Peak Planet was excellent and I would strongly recommend both based on our dealings. The guides and porters were excellent. The camps… Read more “Our Kilimanjaro experience was fantastic and definitely something that my wife and I would strongly recommend.”
“Myself and two friends started the climb with four others on 25th June following the Shira route and felt very well looked after by all of the staff. Our group was led by Mussa along with Robbie and Nelson and… Read more “The food on the climb was fantastic and special thanks to Joseph, I miss his cooking!”
“We had a wonderful time on our climb and safari and were impressed with the guides. All three of us made the Kili summit, despite some altitude headaches/nausea. The two guides on our climb (Mussa and Julius) were very good… Read more “We had a wonderful time on our climb and safari and were impressed with the guides.”
“Just wanted to say thanks for all the help booking and coordinating our trip to Kilimanjaro back in February. Peak Planet was a GREAT choice. The guides were experienced and professional, and our porters were quite accommodating and friendly. Between… Read more “Peak Planet was a GREAT choice.”
“My son, Ian, traveled with his Aunt Carla and Uncle Steven in late August/early September to Tanzania. Ian had the time of his life on this trip. He had such a wonderful experience on the mountain and has been a… Read more “…had such a wonderful experience on the mountain and has been a changed young man since”
“Thanks for the smooth organization of the Kilimanjaro trip. That was a great experience…I will come back some day!”
“Just wanted to let you know that I just got home from my Kilimanjaro climb and it was spectacular. Totally exceeded all of my expectations. The preparations and professional work of everyone over there was superb, from the guides, to… Read more “Totally exceeded all of my expectations.”
“Just some feed back regarding the Kilimanjaro trek my wife and I did during June. We’ve done similar treks before, but this one was as good as we have experienced. The gear, tents, latrines etc. were top class and the… Read more “We’ve done similar treks before, but this one was as good as we have experienced.”
“I want to thank you for a great trip. Kilimanjaro was spectacular. The guides and porters were outstanding. Your responses to my questions were always prompt and clear. Traveling to/in Africa is a little intimidating, but Peak Planet made the… Read more “I want to thank you for a great trip.”
“My husband and I got back from our Peak Planet Kilimanjaro climb and safari a few weeks ago, and all we can say is WOW. Firstly, you did such a stellar job coordinating all of the details, providing us with… Read more “All we can say is WOW.”
Here is a webpage from our clients who climbed with us on the Lemosho Route during a full blue moon in August 2012.
“I am so pleased with my adventure to Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar, and the safari. I cannot think of anything that could have made the trip better (other than the mountain being flat or maybe a pre-scheduled massage after the climb!). Peak… Read more “I am so pleased with my adventure to Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar, and the safari.”
“I just returned home from the Northern Circuit route. Joshua and his team did a great job of leading the trek. All 10 climbers summited Kilimanjaro. Thanks for putting this trek together. It was great.”
“Cheers! At age 70, on Sunday, January 27, 2013, at 7:00 am. I had a glass of champagne on Uhuru Peak of Mount Kilimanjaro. WOW! What a moment! Fantastic ending to a perfect climb via the Northern Circuit 9-Day Route.… Read more “At age 70… I had a glass of champagne on Uhuru Peak of Mount Kilimanjaro.”
“I just got back to Bangkok and my daughter to Canada after completing the 6 day Machame route climb to Uhuru Peak. I wanted to say a big thank you to you for your organization and response to queries during… Read more “Thanks to all for a lifetime of memories – you are the best!”
We were very impressed with this company. They did an outstanding job keeping us healthy and safe. All five of us made it to the Kili summit with their help. When our friend John Washburn started having some health issues… Read more “We were very impressed”
I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and Peak Planet for providing us with the trip of a lifetime! We arrived safely back in the States yesterday, and had an absolute blast. Everything was perfect! We… Read more “I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and Peak Planet for providing us with the trip of a lifetime!”
We are hoping to share our enthusiasm with young climbers & couples for years to come. Gaby and Justin made a great video of their Machame climb. Watch and enjoy!
On February 24th 2014, my husband and I went on the 10 day Lemosho route (8 days on the mountain) through Peak Planet. Everything was exceptional and we wouldn’t change a single thing! Starting from the beginning, I worked with… Read more “Everything was exceptional and we wouldn’t change a single thing!”
Jambo Trevor, Just wanted to drop a line to say thank you. Kay and had a successful climb and a really good time. I can not say enough how wonderful our guide Henry and the staff of Peak Planet were.… Read more “I can not say enough how wonderful our guide Henry and the staff of Peak Planet were”
I just completed my summit climb to Kilimanjaro last week with Peak Planet and their fantastic guides. My name is Charles and I made the climb with my son Andrew. Coming from the USA and being an avid hunter I’ve… Read more “Nothing I experienced here in the states comes close to the job our guides and their team of porters and chef did to help us make the climb to the summit a success.”
Abraham and his team where amazing. Best time ever! I am inspired to go back and do it again!
Hello Peak Planet! I just made a video of our adventure, which we just came back from doing over Lemosho 9 days with your phenomenal guides and team! It was a trip of a lifetime and we all made it… Read more “It was a trip of a lifetime and we all made it to the summit, and will never forget our experience.”
It’s tough to describe how exhilarating it is to summit Kilimanjaro and see the epic views. From Peak Planet patiently fielding our numerous pre-trip prep questions to JT, our chief guide and the entire ensemble ensuring we got to the… Read more “…Was an unforgettable experience of a lifetime. Worth every penny!”
In March 2015 senior leaders of one of the biggest health care organizations in the Middle East, Hamad Medical Corporation, decided to take up a challenge, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, a life time adventure. We were a group of 9 doctors… Read more “We strongly recommend Peak Planet for such an adventure”
From the first email sent to Ken to the goodbye, everything was superb. Nagaya was professional, polite, informative at the debriefing. He set a great tone for the upcoming climb that we were anxiously anticipating. He was honest yet very… Read more “Very grateful for the unforgettable journey to the peak.”