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Guided Walk to Carrauntoohil

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 4 reviews.Killarney, Ireland

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Experience hosted by Cesar

6.5 hours
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English, Spanish

What you'll do

Carrauntoohil is Ireland's highest mountain, with 1,038 metres of height (3,405 feet) on The MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, County Kerry.

I will meet with my hiking group at Kate Kearney's Cottage in The Gap of Dunloe at 09:30. Then we will drive to Cronin's Yard Tea Room or Lisleibane car park in 10-15 minutes. After checking gear and supplies 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, where we will enjoy our first cup of tea/coffee out in nature.

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 via Devil’s Ladder, taking our time and being extra careful we work our way down.

Finally Cronin's Yard comes into view, a dream fulfilled.
Carrauntoohil is Ireland's highest mountain, with 1,038 metres of height (3,405 feet) on The MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, County Kerry.

I will meet with my hiking group at Kate Kearney's Cottage in The Gap of Dunloe at 09:30. Then we will drive to Cronin's Yard Tea Room or Lisleibane car park in 10-15 minutes. After checking gear and supplies we will start out our lovely walk. On our way, perhaps we meet sheep, we watch the birds soar, we sm…

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Wed, 12 Aug
09:30 - 16:00
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Sat, 15 Aug
09:30 - 16:00
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Wed, 19 Aug
09:30 - 16:00
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Meet your host, Cesar

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

KMHiking is owned by Cesar Lopez, a Hiking - Mountain Guide based in Killarney. As an experienced professional, Cesar will manage the itinerary & spectacular mountain route of your walk very carefully.

Since moving to live in Ireland, he was touched by the beauty of this Country. During the last 7 years Cesar has walked most of the mountains ranges, and extensively explored the mountains of Dingle, Iveragh & Beara Peninsulas.

Cesar, regularly leads walks in a voluntary capacity for Bishopstown Hillwalking Club, also he organises hiking tours in Ireland & Spain, and hosts other hiking experiences in Killarney with Airbnb.

He's fully insured (Public Liability Insurance)
One of the main priorities of Killarney Mindful Hiking (KMHiking) is to promote the enjoyment of walking, safely & responsibly, in the mountains of South West Ireland.

KMHiking is owned by Cesar Lopez, a Hiking - Mountain Guide based in Killarney. As an experienced professional, Cesar will manage the itinerary & spectacular mountain route of your walk very carefully.

Since moving to live in Ireland, he was touched by the beauty of this Country. During the last 7 years Cesa…
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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 4 reviews.

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.
Jade
November 2019
I had a wonderful time to hike until the top of Carrauntoohil with the guide Cesar (15th of November, with snow)! I am delighted to have chosen to contact him, I never could have done this walking alone. Cesar has adjusted the course with my physical condition and my equipment; I trusted him and we took a passage that I did not think I could cross! A real adventure! Thank you very much Cesar!
I had a wonderful time to hike until the top of Carrauntoohil with the guide Cesar (15th of November, with snow)! I am delighted to have chosen to contact him, I never could have d…
Nicolas
August 2019
If you are looking to climb the highest mountain in irland, Cesar is your man! I've really fell comfortable and in safety during all the walk, he takes times to explain us the area and we have enough moments to take some rest. He is really passionate about hiking and irland generally, I appreciate his curiosity.
If you are looking to climb the highest mountain in irland, Cesar is your man! I've really fell comfortable and in safety during all the walk, he takes times to explain us the area…
Frank
July 2020
Really enjoyed the day spent with Cesar in carrauntoohil. He was knowledgeable, friendly and very passionate about hiking in ireland.

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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.

More tips

The route with a distance of 13 kilometres (8.5 miles approx.) about 950 metres (3,100 feet) total climbing and 6+ hours duration it’s a strenuous walk ideal for a person with a good fitness level and hillwalking experience.

What to bring

Hiking boots in winter or hiking shoes in summer

Waterproof jacket (summer) + trousers (winter)