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Mount Ol Doinyo Lengai

“The most precipitous and challenging climb to boost your confidence for the Kilimanjaro hike”

  1. Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano is located in the beautiful region of North Tanzania, near Lake Natron.
  2. The area around the volcano is known for the annual migration of hundreds of thousands of pink flamingos.
  3. Ol Doinyo Lengai is unique among active volcanoes in East Africa and the world, as it produces natrocarbonatite lava, also known as "cold lava."
  4. The lava has a dark-brown or black color when in a liquid state and flows with the fluidity of water.
  5. Despite being called "cold lava," its temperature ranges from approximately 510-600°C.
  6. Over the past century, Ol Doinyo Lengai has erupted around 15 times, with the most recent eruption occurring in 2013.
  7. Fortunately, these eruptions have not resulted in any casualties, primarily due to the volcano's relatively small size and its remote location from nearby Maasai villages.
Ol Doinyo Lengai route map
Ol Doinyo Lengai Climb

Why Mount Ol Doinyo Lengai?

Climbing Ol Doinyo Lengai, also known as the Mountain of God, offers a truly exceptional and captivating experience. One compelling reason to undertake an Ol Doinyo Lengai climb is the volcano’s unique volcanic activity. It is the only active volcano in the world that produces natrocarbonatite lava, also known as “cold lava.” This rare phenomenon sets it apart from other volcanic climbs and presents an extraordinary opportunity to witness and explore this geological marvel.

Essentials points

Mount Ol Doinyo Lengai Expedition

The key features of Ol Doinyo Lengai Climb expedition are the following:

Ol Doinyo Lengai, also known as the "Mountain of God," is one of the few active carbonatite volcanoes in the world. It produces natrocarbonatite lava, also known as "cold lava," which is a rare phenomenon.

Reason 1
Active Volcano
Ol Doinyo Lengai is a rare and active volcano, providing a unique opportunity to witness volcanic activity up close.
Reason 1
Natrocarbonatite Lava in Ol Doinyo Lengai Climb
Reason 2
Natrocarbonatite Lava
The volcano produces natrocarbonatite lava, also known as "cold lava," which has a distinct dark-brown or black color and flows with the fluidity of water.
Reason 2
Reason 3
Cultural Interactions
Along the climb, you may have the opportunity to interact with local communities, such as the Maasai, gaining insights into their traditional way of life, customs, and cultural practices.
Reason 3
Reason 4
Conservation and Preservation
Visiting Ol Doinyo Lengai supports the conservation efforts of the area, promoting awareness and preservation of this unique natural and cultural heritage.
Reason 4
spiritual and transcendent in ol doinyo lengai
Reason 5
Spiritual and Transcendent
The climb to Ol Doinyo Lengai offers a spiritual and transcendent experience, connecting with the forces of nature and experiencing the power and beauty of an active volcano in a profound way.
Reason 5

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Mount Ol Doinyo Lengai

"The most Precipitous and challenging climb to boost your confidence for the Kilimanjaro hike"

 2 days hiking are available

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