Guided walk Carrauntoohil

Killarney, Ireland

Experience hosted by Cesar

6.5 hours, Hosted in English and Spanish
Committed to safety
This Host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

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

ITINERARY:

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

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. Please, bring your own transport.

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

ITINERARY:

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

I will meet with my hiking group at Kate Kearney's Cottage in The Gap of Dunloe at 09:30. After checking gear and suppli…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Walking stick, Storm shelter

Meet your host, Cesar

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 26 Reviews
  • Identity verified
One of the main priorities of Cesar 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 (guiding since 2015) 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 regularly leads walks in a voluntary capacity for a Hillwalking Club. Also, he manages hiking holiday tours in Ireland & Spain, and hosts other hiking experiences in Killarney with Airbnb as "Guided walk Carrauntoohil".
One of the main priorities of Cesar 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 (guiding since 2015) 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…
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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 26 reviews.

Laura
September 2021
After reading the previous reviews I decided Cesar was the person I wanted to be our guide. While we have a good level of fitness it was the route that scared me to try on our own. Cesar delivered exactly what the other reviewers said. He has a calm presence and and manages to inspire your confidence. He explained how to use your feet , how to walk on the rocks and got me to practice switching pole from hand to hand while using the other for scrambling. There were 2 of us and after chatting and getting a sense of our goals and capabilities he challenged us to go at a much faster pace than I would if we were on our own. I would therefore recommend that you contact for a private or small group Cesar if you would like to also challenge yourself under his safe and careful guidance. I for one have already planned a longer trip in the future to try the horseshoe! If you book Cesar you will not be disappointed.
Stacey
August 2021
What an amazing experience. Cesar puts you at ease and navigates the way up the mountain. On the route we took the views were amazing. I would highly recommend.
Saikumar
August 2021
Great guide, estimates the ability and plans the route along the way and Great guy who knows a lot about trekking and mountaineering.
Fiona
August 2021
Cesar was an excellent guide gives loads of information about where we were as we walked. Took health & safety very serious! Would have know problem recommending Cesar, Excellent!
Yannick
August 2021
Great day, great experience ! We were hiking in a small group of 4. Felt safe and enjoyable the whole way. Cesar paid attention to the level of each hiker and was able to adapt the pace and the route, thanks to a good knowledge of terrain in Carrauntauhil. He is friendly and very positive.
Keira
August 2021
This was an amazing experience! Cesar was an excellent guide and made sure the hike was done safely and at a pace suitable to the group. I would definitely recommend Cesar as guide for climbing Carrauntoohil!

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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 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

Hiking boots in winter or hiking shoes in summer

Waterproof jacket (summer) + trousers (winter)