Luxury Specification

Luxury Specification has a larger mess tent than the lightweight specification, backed chairs instead of stools, a larger client tent with a 3 inch foam mattress. A pillow and -18 Celcius rated sleeping bag with liner are also included. There is a private portable toilet. Evening meals have an additional course (entrée) and there is fresh pressed coffee available. All in all, highly recommended.

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Category Item LUXURY
CREW Senior Mountain guide (up to date Wilderness First Responder or equivalent)
Mountain guide (up to date Wilderness First Responder or equivalent)

y

Assistant guide (s) (Up to date red cross first aid certificated)

y

Camp Crew (s)

y

Cook (s)

y

Porters

y

CLIENT TENTS Walk in client tent
3 person “pup” tent used for 2 people

y

2 person “pup” tent used for 2 people
Full size sleeping cot
3 inch mattress

y

Foam pad
Pillow

y

Sleeping bag (-18 Celcius rated)

y

Thermal liner

y

MESS TENT Lightweight Mess Tent
Walk in mess tent

y

Lightweight tables

y

Backed chair

y

Stools
SAFETY DEVICES Pulse oximeter

y

Altitude sickness checklists

y

Stocked first aid kit

y

Custom evacuation stretcher

y

Oxygen

y

Portable altitude chamber

y**

OTHER Toilet tent

y

Shower  / wash tent on request
Full trip and safety briefing

y

** Portable altitude chamber is always used on all crater / Western Breach trips as well as crampons

CAMPING – Luxury

Category Item LUXURY
CREW Head Guide (s) y
Assistant Guides (s) y
Camp Crew (s) y
Cook (s) y
Porters y
CLIENT TENTS 3 person “pup” tent used for 2 people y
3 inch mattress y
Pillow y
Sleeping bag (-18 Celcius rated) y
Thermal liner y
MESS TENT Walk in mess tent y
Lightweight tables y
Backed chair y
SAFETY DEVICES Pulse oximeter y
Altitude sickness checklists y
Stocked first aid kit y
Custom evacuation strecher y
Oxygen y
Portable altitude chamber y
OTHER Toilet tent y
Full trip and safety briefing y

Client Sleeping Tent – NOTE: used for 2 people only

client_sleeping_tent-luxury-specification

*PLEASE NOTE THAT SINGLES USE THE SMALLER TRANGO 3.1

Camping Crew

Sometimes people are a little shocked at the numbers of crew involved in these expeditions but bear in mind that you are trekking for multiple days where complete camps have to be carried up and down with all food as well. The employment benefits from these trips are significant and with our teams you’ll love the camaraderie too.

The numbers of porters vary with specification. Generally we tend to have higher numbers of crew than ‘budget’ operators. Why? Because we do not overload our porters and we carry essential extras such as stretchers, oxygen, first aid kits, mess tents for all specifications, fresh food and so on.

Our most popular routes and example numbers of crew by specification are listed below

Route Specification Guests Guides Camp crew Cooks Porters Total
Machame 7 day Luxury 2 2 1 1 16 20
Machame 7 day Luxury 14 7 2 2 70 81
Lemosho 9 day Luxury 2 2 1 1 18 24
Lemosho 9 day Luxury 4 2 1 1 32 36
Mt Meru 4 day Luxury 2 2 1 1 12 16