MOUNT KILIMANJARO

5,895 M


Mount Kilimanjaro located in Tanzania is the highest mountain in Africa, and rises approximately 4,900m from its base to 5,895m above sea level. The first recorded ascent to the summit of the mountain was by Hans Meyer and Ludwig Purtscheller in 1889. The mountain is part of the Kilimanjaro National Park and is a major climbing destination. The mountain has been the subject of many scientific studies because of its shrinking glaciers. Machame is a challenging and scenic route, but in the other hand is the most successful route to climb in Mount Kilimanjaro mainly because of two important factors. the topography of this route, allow you to climb high and sleep low, guarantee all climbers with maximum acclimatization process. The summit attempt path from Barafu camp has less loose scree (rocks) compared to the summit attempt path from Kibo Hut, making it slightly easier to reach the crater rim. Kilimanjaro is definitely the best mountain to climb as a starting point if you plan to scale the seven summits (7 highest mountain in seven continent)

PRICE PER PERSON

5 PAX

USD2,800

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6 PAX

USD2,700

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7-8 PAX

USD2,600

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9-10 PAX

USD2,500

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  • DAY 1-2 : Fly to Kilimanjaro Airport, Tanzania

    Upon arrival, we go straight to hotel in Arusha or Moshi and rest
  • DAY 3 : Transfer to Machame Gate and trekking

    We go to Machame Gate by vehicle in the morning. After registration process at the gate, we will start trekking to First Camp. From the gate is a gentle climb through the original montane forest, carpeted with unique –busy lizzie- flowers, begonias, and ferns. First camp is amongst the giant heather at 3,000m. 5-6 hours trekking. Stay overnight in tent.
  • DAY 4 : First Camp-Shira Camp

    Emerge from the giant heather zone and hike through fine open moorland to camp by the Shira Camp at 3,840m. There are fascinating geological features in the old volcanic caldera, which can be view during a half hour optional walk in the afternoon. 4-5 hours trekking. Stay overnight in tent.
  • DAY 5 : Shira Camp-Baranco Camp

    From Shira, climb towards the main peak Kibo with western glaciers clearly visible across the rugged high-altitude desert of volcanic rocks and boulders. Skirting around it’s base and under the imposing Western Breach, descend into the sheltered Baranco Valley for mid-way camp at 3,950m. 6-7 hours trekking. Stay overnight in tent.
  • DAY 6 : Baranco Camp-Karanga Valley

    Up the steep Baranco Wall with some sections of very easy scrambling and drop down again to Karanga Valley. We will camp again at Karanga Valley at 4,050m to get more acclimatization. 3-4 hours trekking. Stay overnight in tent.
  • DAY 7 : Karanga Valley-Barafu Hut

    Hike to Barafu hut at 4,600m, last camp before summit. 4-5 hours trekking. You have fantastic views across to Mawenzi peak from the camp after the hike which now requires you to adequately relax in preparation of the challenging summit hike at midnight. Stay overnight in tent.
  • DAY 8 : Barafu Hut-Uhuru Peak-Millenia Camp

    A bracing 1am start to climb the steep frozen scree. This is unavoidable on any route but we aim to go past Gillman’s Point to reach Stella Point on the crater rim for sunrise. Another 40 minutes and you are at the highest point on the continent. 7-8 hours trekking to the summit. We descend to Mweka route. From Barafu hut, it’s another 3-4 hours to Millenia Camp at 3,100m above the treeline. This is a long hard day but you feel absolutely ecstatic when you have done it
  • DAY 9 : Millenia Camp-Mweka Gate

    We go down to Mweka Gate, passing Mweka Camp. 6-7 hours trekking down to collect certificates and meet the vehicle for journey back to Arusha/Moshi.
  • DAY 10-11 : Fly back home

    Fly back home or have additional safari trip to see the wildlife of Africa.

INCLUDE

  • Airport transfer at Arusha/Moshi
  • Tanzania visa
  • Transportation to Machame Gate round trip
  • Hotel at Arusha/Moshi
  • Sleeping tent, Dining tent, Tables & Chairs, and Toilet Tent
  • Meals at Arusha/Moshi
  • Meals for trekking
  • Cooking stove, fuel, and cutlery
  • National Park Permit
  • Guides & Porters
  • National Park Certificate

EXCLUDE

  • International flights
  • Personal equipments
  • Personal natural expenses (laundry, telephone, etc)
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Gratuities
    • Local Guide: USD 20/day
    • Chef Waiter: USD 15/day
    • Porter: USD 10/day

PRICE PER PERSON

5-6 PAX

USD2,600

/ PAX

5-6 PAX

USD2,600

/ PAX

5-6 PAX

USD2,600

/ PAX
  • DAY 1-2 : Fly to Kilimanjaro Airport, Tanzania

    Upon arrival, we go straight to hotel in Arusha or Moshi and rest
  • DAY 3 : Transfer to Marangu Gate and trekking

    We go to Marangu Gate by vehicle in the morning. After registration process at the gate, we will start trekking to Mandara Hut (2,700m). 3-4 hours light trekking through the rainforest and expect rain at this part. The forest teems with brightly-color bird life, colobus, and other varieties of monkey. The flora includes numerous mosses, lichens, and flowers, as well as delicate orchids. Stay overnight in hut.
  • DAY 4 : Mandara Hut-Horombo Hut

    Leaving Mandara Hut, the landscape change to alpine meadow with giant heather as the landmark. Snow covered Kibo and rocky Mawenzi lies directly ahead dominating the skyline. Today can take 5-7 hours depending on your pace. Horombo Hut located at elevation of 3,800m. Stay overnight in hut
  • DAY 5 : Acclimatization day

    A day here provides an opportunity for you to acclimatize gradually to the altitude. We will walk to 4,000m where there’s a land mark called Zebra Rock. The walk takes 1,5 hours up to Zebra Rock. Stay sometimes there for better acclimatization, and then back to Horombo Hut.
  • DAY 6 : Horombo Hut-Kibo Hut

    The landscapes becomes progressively rocky and rugged as you leave Horombo. Today’s trail up to Kibo will take another 5-7 hours. We will pass last water point then cross a stark, almost lunar landscape onto The Saddle, a broad tundra desert between Mawenzi and Kibo. It will be windy here. Kibo Hut located at 4,700m and the last point before attempting summit. Tonight, prepare for tomorrow’s summit attempt.
  • DAY 7 : Kibo Hut-Uhuru Peak-Horombo Hut

    Today is a long and demanding day! Wake up midnight and start out in darkness, zigzagging up a long scree slope by the light of your torch in extreme cold. At this time of day, the scree is still frozen which makes it easier to walk on. In 5-6 hours, we should reach the crater rim, called Gillman’s Point. Usually we arrive here at sunrise. It takes another couple hours along the crater rim to reach Uhuru Peak (5,896m). Descend will take approximately 3 hours to Kibo Hut. Take couple hours rest and then we have to continue walk back to Horombo Hut.
  • DAY 8 : Horombo-Marangu Gate

    We will still feel quite tired after a very long and harsh day yesterday. But the pace quickens as we continue the way back down across alpine meadow and pass Mandara Hut through the rainforest to Marangu Gate where we board the vehicle for journey back to Arusha/Moshi.
  • DAY 9-10 : Fly back home

    Fly back home or have additional safari trip to see the wildlife of Africa.

INCLUDE

  • Airport transfer at Arusha/Moshi
  • Tanzania visa
  • Transportation to Marangu Gate round trip
  • Hotel at Arusha/Moshi
  • Hut accommodation for trekking
  • Meals at Arusha/Moshi
  • Meals for trekking
  • National Park Permit
  • Guides & Porters
  • National Park Certificate

EXCLUDE

  • International flights
  • Safari
  • Personal equipments
  • Personal natural expenses (laundry, telephone, etc)
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Gratuities
    • Local Guide: USD 20/day
    • Chef Waiter: USD 15/day
    • Porter: USD 10/day