Carrauntoohil Guided Hike

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  • 8 HoursDuration
  • KillarneyDestination
  • CGHTour Code
  • Mar-OctDates
  • 4/5Physicality
  • 10Group Size

Hike to the top of Ireland with our spectacular Carrauntoohil guided hike experience of Ireland’s highest mountain, and feast your eyes upon the most amazing scenery of wild and untouched landscapes.

Carrauntoohil is an impressive pyramid-shaped mountain that soars 1040 metres into the Killarney skyline and sits high upon its throne, the MacGillycuddy reeks. It offers striking views of steep gullies, glaciated formed lakes, and knife-edge ridges that have been carved out and shaped by nature’s delicate hands. A walking paradise to the top of Ireland.

 

Why You Will Love This Tour

  • Summit Ireland’s Highest Mountain
  • Learn about local myths and legends
  • Gaze out upon spectacular landscapes
  • Lunch on top of Ireland
  • Stunning views of the Lakes of Killarney

Start Location

Cronin’s Yard, Mealis, Beaufort, Killarney, Co. Kerry. 

*Transfer from and to Killarney is available. Request this option when booking. A return transfer to Killarney is €20 per person (€10 each way). Transfer departs at 08:30 AM from the Killarney Discover Ireland Centre on Beech Road, Killarney.

Finish Location

Cronin’s Yard, Mealis, Beaufort, Killarney, Co. Kerry. 

*Transfer from and to Killarney is available. Request this option when booking. A return transfer to Killarney is €20 per person (€10 each way). Transfer departs at 08:30 AM from the Killarney Discover Ireland Centre on Beech Road, Killarney.

Departure Day(s)

Saturday – Standard Tours

Daily – Private Tours

Departure Time(s)

9:30 AM – 5.30 PM (Please arrive 15 minutes before departure time)

Included

  • Professional and experienced guide
  • Photos of your tour

Not Included

  • Any activities/services not listed on itinerary

What to Bring

  • Rain Jacket/Pants
  • Walking boots/shoes
  • Rucksack or appropriate bag for carrying food/clothing
  • Suitable hiking clothing e.g. fleece, hat, gloves
  • No cotton t-shirts or jeans as these items will hold water and may accelerate chances of hypothermia
  • Spare clothes and shoes for after activity
  • Water (1.5 litre approximately)
  • Food e.g. lunch, snacks, etc.

Physicality Information

Walking Distance: 12 km/7.5 miles approximately

Height Gain: 981 metres

Carrauntoohill, which forms part of the MacGillicuddy’s Reeks is a significant mountain and should only be undertaken by experienced walkers who are familiar with negotiating very steep ground and with scrambling techniques. Walkers are advised to ensure they have this experience and wear suitable hiking clothing.  

Tour Highlights
Itinerary

09:15amMeet and Register

09:30am - 1:15pm:Carrauntoohil Guide Hike - Ascend

1:15pm - 1:45pm:Lunch on top of Ireland

1:45pm - 5:30pm:Carrauntoohil Guide Hike - Descend

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