We pride ourselves on upholding the highest safety standards of any hiking group in the UAE, planning hikes in a responsible and organized way. How do we do this? We guarantee the following safety guards on every UAE Trekkers trip:
- Certified guides
- Multiple exhaustive first aid kits
- Satellite phones
- Multiple two-way radios that enable groups to communicate throughout the trip
- GPS Tracking system and SPOT Tracker
Additionally, all the trips we offer have been vetted by UAE Trekkers staff. We do not offer trips that our guides have not been on before. Thus, our guides know the correct routes and have fail-safes if the group goes off track (radios, GPS, etc).
Group Preparation and Team Building
The guiding concept of UAE Trekkers is to be the exact opposite of a travel agency, where people just sign up and get on the plane, to one where the entire team has thoughtfully considered the seriousness of the journey for months in advance, and therefore put in the appropriate training and preparation together.
Beginners and less fit clients can start from zero, without any assumption of previous experience. Our reputation for being supportive, completely nonjudgmental, encouraging and motivating is unmatched and is backed with personal testimonials and positive reviews. We manage and satisfy the varying demands required of nationalities and levels of understanding by crossing cultural boundaries and forming lifelong bonds.
We develop a specific, tailored program for trekking generally and Kilimanjaro specifically that enable you to be both mentally and physically prepared for the journey ahead. We have developed a program that includes activities that builds the right muscles, skills and mental fortitude required for novice and beginning mountaineers to reach the summit.
Local Employment and Support Staff
On our local and international trips we always employ members of the local community. We believe it is a key part of being a responsible traveler and adventurer to not just take from a community, but to give back to them as well. That is why on our trips we employ locals, visit community centers and even sometimes participate in volunteer-tourism to empower locals. We participate in ongoing community development projects on our trips around the world, our clients are an integral part of supporting communities in a sustainable way.
All Fitness Levels
We offer a broad range of adventures around the world; from mountaineering in the high-altitude mountains of the Himalayas to Dhow cruises on the tip of the Arabian coast. Whether you enjoy a challenging experience or something more relaxing, whatever your fitness level we have the perfect trip for you. Most of our climbers on Kilimanjaro have zero climbing, trekking, or hiking experience, and sometimes no fitness whatsoever. This is not an obstacle. Our regular Kilimanjaro program is marketed as “From Couch to Kilimanjaro in 3 months”. We understand and cater to the demands of people who have never done something like this. Our reputation for being supportive, encouraging, and motivating is unmatched and is backed with personal testimonials and positive reviews.
Fun for the Whole Family
UAE Trekkers trips can be fun for the entire family. We understand the value in family bonding through hiking through luscious jungles, swimming through caves and Wadis or even climbing mountains! UAE Trekkers wants families to be able to enjoy the wonders of the world together in a stress free environment. Many of our trips are suitable for children as young as 5 years old.
Reputation and Track Record
Since its inception, UAE Trekkers has trained and accompanied 14 teams (between 8 and 15 trekkers) to the Summit of Kilimanjaro and other mountains in the region. The feedback from clients always reflects how essential and valuable the training program is to their overall success and enjoyment of the trek.
We have also taken teams successfully to the other high altitude mountains including:
Turkey, Mt Ararat (5265m)
Iran, Mt Damavand (5895m)
Russia, Mt Elbrus (5675 m)
Nepal, Everest Base Camp and Labouche Peak, Annapurna Base Camp
Uganda and Rwanda, Mt Karasimbi, Gorilla Tracking
Kyrgystan, Lenin’s Peak (7119 m)
Diverse Staff and Cliental
UAE Trekkers prides itself on the diversity of our clients and staff on all adventures. We accomodate trips of people with multiple nationalities, cultural backgrounds and occupations: Most of our treks include trekkers of at least 7 -9 different nationalities. We can manage and satisfy the varying demands required of nationalities and levels of understanding before and while on the adventure. We believe in the power of diversity to bring people together, especially when coupled with the beauty of nature.
We can tailor our trips to your exact needs and desires. We also offer customized trips, just email us and we can create a trip tailored to your exact wishes and adjust factors like price, location, duration and activities. UAE Trekkers offers customized team building excursions for corporations and companies in the UAE. Nothing helps refresh the mind and motivate creative thinking like escaping from the daily routine of the office and city while building camaraderie between coworkers. Although everyone associates the UAE with the desert, the mountains are just as spectacular. Driving out of the city and seeing them on the approach en route to an exhilarating adventure is a stimulating and exciting way to spend a day!