Summit Climb’s philosophy is to provide a top-quality high-altitude mountain climbing and trekking experience at the most efficient cost-level. We believe in providing affordable well-organized expeditions, while traveling responsibly and sustainably through the environments and cultures we visit – we actively contribute to the Mount Everest Foundation for Sustainable Development, and the implementation of a charity non-profit hospital and wider educational work.
Our climbing expeditions maximize many years of accumulated wisdom leading trips to the highest mountains on the planet, a strong record of reaching the top of 8000ers: Everest, K2, Kangchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu, Shishapangma and many other high altitude summits with safety as our key priority. We have conducted countless high altitude expeditions, and consider ourselves specialists in expedition development, organization, and delivery - getting teams safely to the summit and back down. We have been running expeditions for over 17 years catering from novice to expert, and we know all of the bureaucratic officials, liaison officers, yak drivers, and hoteliers/restaurateurs personally in the countries we visit. We must also give credit to our polite and highly experienced, hard-working climbing sherpas, high altitude guides, cooking, and office staff.
We have just returned from successful treks and climbing expeditions in the Himalaya, Africa, and South America, including climbs and treks to Ama Dablam, Cho-Oyu, Mustagata, Everest from Nepal, Everest from Tibet, Lhakpa Ri/North Col, Aconcagua, Kilimanjaro/Mt. Kenya and Lhotse. We welcome individuals and small groups to join us for climbing and trekking; come join our team!
Mt. Kenya National Park
At its lower elevations, is a gorgeous montagne forest where many species of wild animals and birds abound. During the ascent, you enter alpine vegetation zones with a myriad of rare plants until, upon reaching the top, you discover a wind-swept and gorgeous volcano with alpine lakes.
Leader and staff: During the trek and climb, our experienced guide is with you all of the way. Our skilful cooks prepare delicious, fresh, tasty food and hot drinks at least 3 times a day. Friendly and helpful porters carry all of your personal equipment, group equipment, and set up camp each day, so you can relax and enjoy the trip.
The trek: A unique and moderate summit circuit on easy trails. You do not have to walk on snow and the views of the high alpine scenery are superb.
Optional rock climb: Perhaps the best climb in all of Africa; 16 to 22 pitches on excellent rock that is "climbable" and not difficult. Most of the climb is moderate scrambling. There are a few technical moves, but the steep sections are short. You should be able to follow (but not lead unless you really want to, as our leaders are professional climbers) grades up to: North American 5.7, British Severe, UIAA (French) 5, and Australian 14.
Kilimanjaro National Park
At the base of the mountain, the environment is beautiful and lush jungle, inhabited with wild birds and animals. As you trek up the mountain, the foliage changes and becomes more alpine. Arriving at the summit, you behold an active volcanic crater and small glacier.
Leader and staff: During the trek, our experienced guide is with you all of the way. Our skilful cooks prepare delicious, fresh, tasty food and hot drinks at least 3 times a day. Friendly and helpful porters carry your personal equipment, group equipment, and set up camp each day, so you can relax and enjoy the trip.
The trek: A beautiful walk to Africa's highest summit. Kilimanjaro is on the equator with warm temperatures and is very achievable for the average person who enjoys hiking. The path we have chosen is off the beaten track, providing ample time to explore the mountain, the variety of foliage, and wildlife. Normally, you never step on snow and there is no climbing, only walking on easy trails. In case you wish to try higher mountains after this one, ‘Kili’ is an excellent way to test yourself at altitude in a comfortable and warm environment, in order to learn how your body copes with 6,000 metres/19,000 feet.
The Ngorongoro Lake Manyara Safari
Located in Tanzania's Ngorongoro National Park, it is often referred to as the "Garden of Eden"; two days of exploring a wide open grassland dotted with accacia trees and a plethora of big game near the deep Ngorongoro volcanic crater and Lake Manyara.
National Park: Famous for elephants, hippos, giraffes, rhinos, wildebeasts, zebras, gazelles and hundreds of exotic animals and birds. The site of a deep volcanic crater and the world's largest unbroken caldera, Ngorongoro Crater is the best self-contained safari destination in the world. Appreciate the increasingly hard to find sights and sounds of the unspoiled African bush, away from other tourists.
Leader and Staff: Our friendly and expert driver will lead us in a purpose-built land-rover – the perfect vehicle for easy game viewing of wild animals inhabiting one of the most majestic landscapes in the world. During our safari, our experienced guide is with you all of the way. Our skilful cooks prepare delicious, fresh, tasty food and hot drinks at least 3 times a day. The helpful staff are there to ensure you can relax and enjoy the trip.
Safari: Not only is this a rejuvenating rest between our two treks, but a rare opportunity to see stunning grasslands abundant with wildlife perched on the edge of the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater at the eastern edge of the Serengeti. In the evening, we will camp in comfortable lodges.
Mount Everest Foundation For Sustainable Development In Nepal/Tibet
The Mount Everest Foundation for Sustainable Development (MEF) exists to help local families support themselves to build schools, hospitals and environmental projects in remote areas near Mount Everest. The MEF is a registered charity of Nepal number 326/060/61. The MEF works in cooperation and partnership with related agencies encouraging maximum utilization of local and natural resources. It is an MEF priority to support programmes addressing education, health, and environment from grass-root levels. The implementation of these services and activities directly benefits a large section of the people of remote Nepal.
We understand that it is necessary to give something back to the people and the areas we visit. Our efforts focus on helping local families support themselves by:
- Organize and lead medical, educational, environmental and cultural service-walks to help local people help themselves
- Educate Nepalese children by helping build new schools, hiring additional teachers and providing educational materials
- Educate local people to become teachers in the rural villages where they live, in order to build sustainable education opportunities
- Educate local people to become health workers in the rural villages where they live, in order to promote sustainable health services
- Work together with our sponsors to care for the environments and cultures we visit
- Support cultural preservation and restoration projects to sustain local foundations on the edge of disappearing, both physically and socially
- Support environmental cleanup projects and awareness in order to moderate the effects of tourism in the Himalaya and keep these majestic areas pristine