Mount Kilimanjaro

Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

Highest mountain in Africa

mountain Climbing

7 Days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro
Tour Summary:
Places to visit: Arusha and Mt Kilimanjaro. The popular Marangu route will get almost any reasonably fit person to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. You do not need any specialised mountaineering equipment or experience to reach the summit via this route. Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and is the highest walkable summit in the world. The peaks of Mawenzi (5132 m) and Kibo (5895 m) have permanent snow and ice. On the climb, you move from a tropical to an arctic environment in a just a few days. You first pass through lush rain forests, before reaching heather and open moorland. Further upwards you reach the almost lunar landscape of an alpine desert between the two peaks. Tour Starts From: Arusha, Tanzania Season Rates and Dates
(Please note the rates below are in US$)
FromToRate Per PersonSingle Room Supplement
01-Jan-201631-Dec-2016US$ 1457US$ 98
Tour Length: 06 Nights Itinerary:
Day 1: Arusha - Moshi
Pick up from Arusha and transfer to Moshi, at the foot of Kilimanjaro.
Dinner and overnight at Springland Hotel or similar

Day 2: Marangu Gate - Mandara Hut
The route via Marangu is the shortest route to top of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Early morning you will have breakfast with the option of having Coca-Cola, hot chocolate and various snacks in the numerous huts on the route. As expected, crucial information and guidelines will be availed before commencing the day’s walk. All your equipments, food etc. will be ported. At Marangu Gate we will sign in with the wardens and embark on a 4 hour trek to the Mandara escarpment. The terrain at this stage is montane forest and expect to see various animals in this expanse ecosystem. The day’s trek ends at Mandara Hut (2750m) where you spend the night. You have the comfort of wash-rooms and shower with tap water at the hut.
Dinner and overnight at Mandara Hut

Day 3: Mandara Hut - Horombo Hut
Our ascent continues through the rain forest for a few hours through rain-forest territory, and finally into the heather and moorland zone situated at around 3,000m. This brief trail is a vantage viewing point for Kibo and Maundi craters. The glittering glaciers of Kibo craters are truly a sight to behold so take your time. In the moorland you will lay your eyes on giant plant species that grow to height of 5 metres! Expect to be thrilled by the stunning views of the mountain peaks at that altitude. The day’s six-hour trek terminates at Horombo Hut (3,720m) where you spend the night. Washrooms and meals and shower with tap water are available.

Dinner and overnight at Horombo Hut

Day 4: Horombo Hut - Kibo Hut
Start your day with breakfast in the alpine desert territory. Two trails are available in this ascent stage – the right hand fork and the left hand fork – both of them very stony. We recommend the left hand fork as it is an hour shorter and thus easier. At the watering point we will drink up and fill up our bottles as we get the requisite rest. As we enter the desert-like alpine zone at around 4,000m, the vegetation thins out and you can view Kibo peak as we cross the saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo peaks. The saddle is an alpine desert that is very similar to the moon landscape. Altitude sickness might creep in at this stage so you should be vigilant. A slow ascent pace is requisite for the seven-hour walk. The night will be spent at Kibo Hut, at 4,703m, a stone constructed Hut. There’s no running water at the hut so your bottled water comes in handy. Also, mineral water is available at the Camp shop. The ground often freezes at night, therefore sleep early and cover cosily to regain your energy and rest abundantly.

Dinner at Kibo Hut

Day 5: Kibo Hut - Uhuru Peak - Horombo Hut
At midnight you rise and have breakfast and embark on one of the most challenging stages of the trek – 7 hours ascent and 8 hours descending. The trail leads us past Hans Meyer Cave and Gillman’s point (5,681m) , both perfect resting points. The next stage past the crater rim is very steep and demands immense physical and mental aptitude to conquer. After this stage expect to encounter snow as you advance towards Uhuru Peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro’s highest peak. At this point you can congratulate yourself, and take photos; you are on top of Africa. Later, we descend for 3 hours to Kibo, pick up left behind luggage and continue down for additional 3 hours to Horombo hut. Overnight at Horombo where you will enjoy delicious dinner and drinks while reflecting on your accomplishments. Finally retire to bed for the much needed rest.

Dinner and overnight at Horombo Hut

Day 6: Horombo Hut - Marangu Gate-Moshi
This final descent is 20km and much faster than your climb. Heart-warming breakfast is served before departure. At Marangu you enter your name and details then sign the register before proceeding to receive summit certificates. Successful climbers who reached Gillman’s Point (5685m) are issued with green certificates while those who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m) get gold certificates. Afterwards, you drive back to Moshi for hot shower, dinner and refreshments in a jovial mood – you made it.

Dinner and overnight at Springland Hotel or similar

Day 7: Moshi - Arusha
After breakfast, drive to Arusha. Remarks:
Note
The above prices are based on a minimum of 2 persons. A price reduction is available for numbers above two persons.

Note:
When arranging for your international air tickets, note that it is usually cheaper to disembark at Nairobi in Kenya. You then take a shuttle bus to Arusha at a cost of US$ 20. This shuttle bus leaves at 0800 and 1400 hrs daily from either Nairobi or Arusha. The drive takes 5 hours. If you wish to make use of this option, please indicate so.

Includes:
- Transfers with pick up and drop off at Arusha or Airport
- Park entrance & rescues fees
- Accommodation and meals with 2 nights in a hotel as indicated in the itinerary
- Accommodation in tents with 2 persons per tent during climb
- Services of a cook to prepare meals during the climb
- Service of a mountain guide (English speaking) and porters
- Government taxes

Excludes:
- Extras at the hotel i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
- International flight
- Departure tax
- Tips to guides, porters and drivers
- Climbing equipment and sleeping bags

What to bring
A) Waterproof hiking boots,
B) Rain suit, sleeping bags,
C) Flashlights,
D) Sunglasses balaclava,
E) Hand gloves,
F) Night shoes
G) Large plastic bags -essential for wetness in case of rain.