Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are your trips family friendly?

    Absolutely. We have options for the entire family.

  • What are the ages of the oldest and youngest people to ever climb Mt. Kilimanjaro with one of your teams?

    The oldest was 85 and the youngest was 11.

  • Do you only guide international trips?

    No, we also guide in the United States. For example: Mt. Whitney, Mt. Rainier, Mt. Hood and the Grand Canyon, just to name a few.  Contact us for more information.

  • Is there a limit to how many people you will let join a climbing team?

    That depends on the destination. In Peru, Nepal and Argentina, we prefer the teams to be less than 20 people. On Mt. Kilimanjaro, we prefer the teams to be less than 30 people. If the teams get larger, we add additional guides and split up into groups.

  • Are there options besides hiking on all your trips?

    Yes, each trip has a non-hiking option for those that want to do more community service or exploration.

  • What is your success rate for reaching the summit on Machu Picchu, Peru and on Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa?

    Safety is always the most important aspect of any climb and sometimes that means not making the summit. Our success rate on Machu Picchu is 98% and on Mt. Kilimanjaro is 94%.

  • Do you recommend Trip, Medical and Evacuation insurance?

    Our client's safety and well-being is our number one priority. K2 Adventure Travel recommends Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance for all trips. This is an exceptional evacuation and rescue service with premier travel insurance coverage designed for all adventurers and is available for clients of all nationalities. For more information and to purchase, please visit

  • Will there always be an American guide on your international trips?

    That depends upon the size of the team and the destination. Please  Contact us for more information.

  • Are your trips safe?

    Yes, we take every precaution to ensure our clients and their guests are always completely safe.

  • What kind of certifications do your guides have?

    All of K2 Adventure Travel guides are Wilderness First Aid certified, CPR certified and participate in additional training on a yearly basis.

  • Do you organize custom trips to all of your destinations if the dates listed do not work for a client?

    Yes, all of our trips can be customized to meet our individual client's needs.