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Kilimanjaro Trekking, Tanzania

Tour description:

Tanzania is blessed with most spectacular peaks and hiking points around eastern Africa, those seeking adventure will have a wide variety of option to choose from. The most intriguing of them all is the hike up Uhuru peak on the Kilimanjaro national park. Mount Kilimanjaro attracts a lot of visitors annually who seeks the adventure of conquering the highest peak in Africa. Mount Kilimanjaro has different routes to the peak at 19340feet (5895meters) above sea level. The most popular routes being Marangu and Machame route.

Which route? Each route is unique in its own way.

Marangu approaches Kilimanjaro from the southeast. It is the oldest and most established route. Many favor the Marangu route because it is considered to be the easiest route on the mountain, given its gradual slope and direct path. Machame is quickly becoming the second most popular route. More scenic, and steeper in parts than Marangu, this route is best done in 7 days

 

 VIA MARANGU ROUTE 6 Days 5 Nights

This route is easy, gradual ascent and the most popular route for climbing Mt Kilimanjaro. Sleep in shared wooden huts. Toilets, dining and washing rooms (cold shower) available. This route is recommended for one day for acclimatization

Day 1: Arusha-Marangu-Mandara Hut 2700mts
Pick up from your hotel in Arusha at 7.00am and drive to Marangu gate, after the gate fees payment you will start climbing to Mandara hut with picnic lunch. 5-6 hours walk. Dinner and overnight at Mandara hut.

Day 2: Mandara Hut- Horombo Hut 3700mts
After breakfast take your picnic lunch boxes, proceed climbing, 6-7 hours to Horombo hut 3700mts for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Horombo Hut- Horombo Hut 3700mts ( acclimatization day)
Full day at Horombo hut 3700mts (this day you can visit Mawenzi peak, or you can visit the caves) breakfast, lunch and dinner at Horombo hut

Day 4: Horombo Hut- Kobo Hut 4700mts
After breakfast continue climbing with your picnic lunch packets towards to Kibo hut 6-7 hours walk. Altitude 4700mts. Dinner and overnight at Kibo Hut

Day 5: Kibo Hut- UHURU PEAK- Horombo Hut 3700mts
At 1.00am have a cup of coffee then climb 2 hours to Gilman’s Point, then proceed from Gilman’s (1 and half hour) to the summit (UHURU PEAK) the roof of Africa. After sunrise descend to Horombo hut for dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Horombo Hut- Marangu gate-Arusha
After breakfast descends to Marangu gate. Here you will meet our vehicle and you will transfer to your hotel in Arusha. 
End of Tour

PRICES FOR THE PROGRAM

Marangu route 6 days 5 nights
2pax    EUR 1525 per person per trip VAT inclusive
3pax    EUR 1400 per person per trip VAT inclusive 
4/5pax EUR 1350 per person per trip VAT inclusive 
6/7pax EUR 1300 per person per trip VAT inclusive 

Price include:

Transfer to Marangu gate
All park entry fees
Hut fees 
Rescue fees 
Mountain climbing guides, Porters, Cook
Three meals a day
Transfer from Marangu back to Arusha

Price not includes:
Tips and your personal nature use

 

VIA MACHAME ROUTE 7 Days 6 Nights

Machame is a Zigzag route up and down trail. Hike high, sleep low is good for acclimatization. There is a challenging scramble up Baranco wall. Descent is through Mweka route. This Machame route is for camping and toilet facilities is available.

Day 1: ARUSHA –MACHAME GATE TO MACHAME CAMP
Pick up from your hotel at 7.00am, drive to Machame gate for registrations, then enter into the cover of the natural rain forest, which surrounds the lower reaches of Kilimanjaro. This part of the walk is very gradual with great photo opportunities as the suns rays filter through the dense canopy overhead. You can take your Picnic Lunch on route as you ascend through the mystical forest for your first overnight stay at Machame Camp. Day one is great introduction to the adventure you are embarking on. Walking time ranges from 4.5hrs- 6hrs.Altitude is 3100mts. Hot water is provided to refresh yourself before Dinner, enjoy the Mountain’s silence as night descends upon Machame Camp for your first night.

Day 2: MACHAME CAMP TO SHIRA CAMP
After breakfast, break camp and with picnic Lunch boxes continue your ascent leaving the Lushness of the rain Forest behind you. This part of the walk cuts up along various ridges which are dotted with scrubby low land bush this eventually gives way to the more hardy Alpine Flora and Fauna of the open plateau. The walk will take you 5hrs - 6.5hrs including your picnic lunch, the views are stunning as you begin to gain altitude. On one side you have the soft outline of Kilimanjaro towering over you and off in the distance stands Mt Meru. Dinner and Overnight at Shira Camp, which is 3840mts.

Day 3: SHIRA CAMP TO BARANCO
After breakfast, begin a gradual climb cutting your way through the low Alpine bush. Bird watching on these open slopes can be rewarding with several different type of birds of prey scouring the scrub for small mammals. The scenery will change to rusty Red moraine fields as you continue on toward Lava tower, finally descend to Baranco Camp. Altitude here is 3900mts Lunch will be taken on route. This is a good day for acclimatization as you reach a higher altitude than that of Baranco. Dinner & overnight at Baranco Camp. This day will take 5 – 6 hrs.

Day 4: BARANCO TO KARANGA VALLEY
After breakfast trek 4 hours to Karanga Valley for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: KARANGA VALLEY TO BARAFU
After breakfast, with your picnic Lunch boxes proceed to skirt around the south side of the mountain. Begin to climb through the Alpine desert and moraine fields. Barafu Camp is reached in 4.5hrs- 6hrs Altitude here is (4600m). Relax and soak up the vistas below you, a light dinner will be served. Rest and try and get some sleep, you will be woken at 12:30am for your final challenge.

Day 6: BARAFU TO UHURU PEAK –MWEKA CAMP
After a hot tea and snacks start your ascent to the highest peak in Africa (Uhuru Peak) this stands at (5895m). Have your camera’s ready for when the sun winks a sleepy eye at you. After you’ve done the victory dance on the summit and celebrate with your guide take a close look at the ice formations of the Glaciers and in your own time reflect on this amazing achievement. Start the descent to Barafu Camp for breakfast, then proceed down toward Mweka camp cutting through lowland grasses and scrub. Break for Picnic Lunch and refreshments the walking time for this day is around 8hrs - 10hrs. (Including summit ascent) After leaving Barafu the walking flattens out and follows tracks onto Mweka camp. Dinner & Overnight at which is 3340 metres.

Day 7: MWEKA CAMP TO MWEKA GATE- TO ARUSHA
After breakfast, with your picnic lunch boxes, proceeds back down into the forest, a beautiful walk again offering good bird watching opportunities, there are some good viewpoints on route to the valley below. Continue down to Mweka Gate. Here you will meet one of our vehicle and drive back to Arusha.

PRICES FOR THE BELOW PROGRAM

Machame route 7 days 6 nights
2pax    EUR 1700 per person per trip VAT inclusive 
3-4pax EUR 1625 per person per trip VAT inclusive 
5-6pax EUR 1525 per person per trip VAT inclusive 
7pax    EUR 1490 per person per trip  VAT inclusive 

Price includes: 

Transfer to Machame gate
All park entry fees
Camping fees
Rescue fees
Mountain guides, Porters, Cook
Three meals a day
Sleeping tents, Mess tent, Sleeping mattresses, Safari chairs, Tables, Gas cooker
Transfer back to Arusha from Mweka gate

Price not includes:
Tips and your personal nature use

 

Duration: 6/7 days

Lenght: All the way up to the top of Africa

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