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Guided walk Carrauntoohil

Killarney, Ireland

Experience hosted by Cesar

6.5 hoursHosted in English and Spanish
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people

What you'll do

Carrauntoohil is Ireland's highest mountain, with 1,038 metres of height (3,405 feet) in County Kerry.

I will meet with my hiking group at Kate Kearney's Cottage in The Gap of Dunloe at 09:30. After checking gear and supplies, we will drive to Lisleibane free car park in 10 minutes where we will start out our lovely walk.

On our way, perhaps we meet sheep, we watch the birds soar, we smell the gorse flower as we walk into Hag’s Glen for one hour before our first rest at the base of the Hag’s Tooth.

We then prepare for the summit and the actual climb, with short scrambles and steep climb we will head via O’Shea's Gully. Setting off, as we rise higher and higher we are greeted with better and better views, we experience more pleasure than pain.

When we finally arrive at the summit we are awestruck by the views, the best in Ireland in a clear day. We can see the entire County of Kerry, the Black Valley, Dingle Peninsula, West Cork, even the Atlantic Ocean. Priceless!!

With our well deserved rest, refreshed and elated it's time to descend taking our time and being extra careful we work our way down via Devil’s Ladder, or Zig-Zag path; or Heaven's Gate depending on weather conditions and safety.

Distance of 13 km.
Total climbing 950 metres.
Duration 6+ hours.

Carrauntoohil is a strenuous walk ideal for a person with a good fitness level and hill walking experience.
Carrauntoohil is Ireland's highest mountain, with 1,038 metres of height (3,405 feet) in County Kerry.

I will meet with my hiking group at Kate Kearney's Cottage in The Gap of Dunloe at 09:30. After checking gear and supplies, we will drive to Lisleibane free car park in 10 minutes where we will start out our lovely walk.

On our way, perhaps we meet sheep, we watch the birds soar, we smell the gorse flower as we walk into H…

Meet your host, Cesar

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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One of the main priorities of Killarney Mindful Hiking is to promote the enjoyment of walking, safely & responsibly, in the mountains of South West Ireland.

The host of this experience is Cesar Lopez, a Mountain-Hiking Guide based in Killarney. As an experienced professional, he will manage the itinerary & spectacular route of your walk very carefully.

Since moving to live in Ireland, he was touched by the beauty of this Country. During the last 8 years, Cesar has walked most of the mountains ranges, and extensively explored new walking routes of Dingle, Iveragh & Beara Peninsulas.

Cesar is fully insured (Public Liability Insurance) He regularly leads walks in a voluntary capacity for a Hillwalking Club. Also, he organises hiking tours in Ireland & Spain, and hosts other hiking experiences in Killarney with Airbnb.
One of the main priorities of Killarney Mindful Hiking is to promote the enjoyment of walking, safely & responsibly, in the mountains of South West Ireland.

The host of this experience is Cesar Lopez, a Mountain-Hiking Guide based in Killarney. As an experienced professional, he will manage the itinerary & spectacular route of your walk very carefully.

Since moving to live in Ireland, he was touched by the beauty of this Country. During the last 8 years, Cesar has walked m…
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Where you'll be

This mountain range is just 20-30 kilometres from the North Atlantic Ocean which brings extreme and very changeable weather conditions in winter and summer.

On the other hand, the beauty of South West Ireland’s coastline, mountains, woodlands and lakes are outstanding. From Carrauntoohil on a clear day there are exceptional views that will remain in your memory forever.

The route with a total distance of 13 kilometres (8.5 miles approx.)

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 10 reviews.

Queenie
September 2020
Cesar was a fantastic guide. Very helpful in the more challenging parts. Ill defintley be out with Cesar again and i highly reccommend him. A1 guide..🙂
Aoife
September 2020
Thanks so much Cesar. We had a great day hiking Carrauntoohill. The hike was completely personalised to our abilities and it was a truly memorable experience. Couldn’t recommend this experience more and got so much more out of it than if when had just gone ourselves :)
Thanks so much Cesar. We had a great day hiking Carrauntoohill. The hike was completely personalised to our abilities and it was a truly memorable experience. Couldn’t recommend th…
Claire
August 2020
We had a fantastic day on our climb to Carrauntoohil with Cesar. He was a great guide and went at our pace, being mindful of safety at all times. His knowledge of the mountains is very impressive and he took us on a quieter route which made it very interesting for us. Cesar was a great companion for the day. We recommend his trip highly and look forward to doing another climb with him in the near future.
We had a fantastic day on our climb to Carrauntoohil with Cesar. He was a great guide and went at our pace, being mindful of safety at all times. His knowledge of the mountains is…
Amy
August 2020
Very knowledgeable of the walk we done. Took us a different route than the others which led to greater views. All round great trip with Cesar.
Sylvia
August 2020
We really enjoyed our hike with Cesar, he had great knowledge of the area and made sure that we enjoyed our hike safely. We wouldn’t have climbed this mountain without his help.
Róisín
July 2020
Cesar is a great guide..friendly and knowledgable. Although I reached the summit, the weather was terrible so will have to go again. Would highly recommend Cesar as a a guide.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 14 and up can attend.

What to bring

Hiking boots in winter or hiking shoes in summer

Waterproof jacket (summer) + trousers (winter)