Tour character & physical condition
Your physical condition:
First of all, we stress that climbing Lengai volcano is a serious physical challenge and can be dangerous if you are not prepared: you should have experience with mountain hiking and be fit to climb 1700 m on a extremely steep trail on uneven, sometimes loose or rocky ground.
Climbing and descending Lengai in one day:
Unless you are looking for an athletic challenge, we do not believe that it makes much sense to climb and descend Lengai in one day as is often offered on many itineraries, for the following reasons:
1) You have virtually no time to see anything on this very particular, unique place.
2) You risk to have bad luck and arrive while there is fog, or rain; if your schedule is to go back, you will only get wet, cold and have waisted time, energy and money
3) It is possible to climb up and down in one day, but unless you're an athlete, it's usually too much. Most people who come down are seriously exhausted. Because the trail is very steep, it's not only very hard on your knees but can become dangerous as well when you're too tired.
For these reasons, we do NOT offer climbing Lengai up and down in one day, unless specifically requested by the client.