Ten Years After Triumph, Kili Trekkers Join for a Reunion

July 9, 2020

The group prepares to start the trek at the Umbwe Gate in June 2010   We talk a lot about what happens before and during your Kilimanjaro trek. But what happens after the trek? What happens when your goal is behind you, when you’ve finally showered and taken off your boots? What happens when you’re…

vloggers judith and stephanie on mount kilimanjaro

A Trekker’s Day-By-Day Vlog Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro’s Grand Traverse Route

May 11, 2020

Thomson guest Judith trekked Mount Kilimanjaro with her friend Stephanie in September, and they’re here to take you with them! No need to get your trekking poles out – in fact, you don’t have to leave the couch. Follow every day of Judith and Stephanie’s trek on the Grand Traverse as they share their thoughts,…

3 More Balance Exercises You Can Do to Prepare for Kili without Leaving Your House

April 6, 2020

Physical distancing has probably impacted your physical training, but it doesn’t have to. We teamed up with Marcus Shapiro, Head Trainer at Fit For Trips, to help you keep in shape. The exercises below are intended to strengthen the leg and core muscles you’ll use to stay stable on the trail when you’re trekking Mount…

3 Balance Exercises You Can Do to Prepare for Kili without Leaving Your House

April 6, 2020

Physical distancing has probably impacted your physical training, but it doesn’t have to. We teamed up with Marcus Shapiro, Head Trainer at Fit For Trips, to help you keep in shape. The exercises below are intended to strengthen the leg and core muscles you’ll use to stay stable on the trail when you’re trekking Mount…

The 30-Pound Porter Challenge

February 24, 2020

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is no easy task – now imagine doing it with 30 pounds of gear on your back. Between carrying the weight, withstanding unpredictable weather patterns, enduring extreme altitude, setting up and breaking down camps along the route and lifting the spirits of trekkers throughout – put it all together and you are…

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Kilimanjaro Food: Falafel Bites Recipe

February 10, 2020

As a rich source of vitamins, minerals and protein, chickpeas can be a great addition to your diet — especially at 19,000 feet. All of the snacks and meals you’ll enjoy while trekking are nutritionist-designed to re-energize your mind and body after a long day’s climb. We’ve asked Thomson’s kitchen staff what they’ve been cooking…

thomson staffer at summit of kilimanjaro

How Carolyn Conquered Kilimanjaro

January 28, 2020

As someone who described themselves as a “non-exerciser,” the idea of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro seemed like a faraway dream. But, all of this was about to change when Thomson staffer Carolyn stepped out of her comfort zone and took on one of the world’s Seven Summits. After months of training, working muscles she never knew…

packing tips for kilimanjaro

Staff Picks: The Most Useful Items on Your Packing List

November 20, 2019

When packing for Kilimanjaro, you may find yourself thinking, “where do I even start?” Well, don’t worry! We’ve got your back (actually, we’ve got your ‘back-pack’ covered). Fresh off of Mount Kilimanjaro themselves, Thomson staffers Carolyn and Heather have some pro-packing tips to share with you. Because this is an experience like no other, it…

3 Months of Training, 2 Treks and a Safari

October 11, 2019

Heather and Carolyn are getting ready for their 19,341-foot trek up Mount Kilimanjaro   Meet Carolyn and Heather, the Thomson staffers hiking Mount Kilimanjaro in October. With a “just do it” mindset from one and a “I’ll prove you wrong” attitude from the other, the pair may be motivated in different ways, but have come…

dining tent at forest camp on mount kilimanjaro

Why We Serve the Best Food on Kilimanjaro

September 12, 2019

Dining tent at Forest Camp For many trekkers, the food menu on the way up Kilimanjaro is an afterthought – you have a mountain to climb after all! There’s gear, guides, tents, routes and more to consider. How important are breakfast, lunch and dinner in the grand scheme of things? Believe it or not, they’re…

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