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Kilimanjaro is Africa's highest mountain, it is found in northern part of Tanzania and lies just three degrees south of the equator and is permanently snow-capped. It offers one of the best opportunities in the world to climb a peak at high altitude without the need for technical climbing ability. The trek takes you through well defined altitudinal vegetation zones, from semi-arid scrub to dense cloud forest. It is open to any normally fit and healthy person prepared for physical exertion and exercise. Walking roughly 60 kilometers, you start from Marangu Gate and gradually come up, with night stops, to reach Gillman's Point and finally Uhuru Peak the actual summit. Trekking Kilimanjaro we will use four routes:
6 Days Shira Route Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking

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Day 1:
Drive to Kilimanjaro National Park Shira Gate, Hike to Shira The drive from Moshi to the trailhead takes about 3 hours. We hike through the rain forest on a winding trail up a ridge. At lower elevations the trail can be muddy and slippery. Gaiters and trekking poles are a good idea here. We continue a short distance until we reach the Shira Camp
Day 2:
Hike Shira 2 Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp Starting the Shira Plateau we keep on to the east up a ridge, fleeting the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our way changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the Sharks Tooth (elevation range between 4650m/15,250ft). Shortly after the tower we come to the second junction which goes to the Arrow Glacier. We now continue down to the Barranco Camp. Although you end the day around the same elevation as when you began, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.
Day 3:
Hike Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp Following breakfast, we go away Barranco and continue on a steep ridge up the Barranco Wall to the Karanga Valley and the crossroads which connects with the Mweka Trail.
Day 4:
Hike Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp We keep on up to the Barafu Camp. You have accomplished the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest, enjoy dinner, and prepare for the summit day.
DAY 5:
Hike Barafu Camp to Summit, down to Mweka Camp Extremely early in the morning midnight to 2 am, we go on our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. You beginning in a northwesterly direction and climb through deep scree towards Stella Point on the crater edge. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. At Stella Point you will stop for a short rest and will be happy with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to observe. Closer hikers may view the sunrise from the summit. Starting Stella Point, you may come across snow all the way on your 1-hour way up to the summit. Until that time at Uhuru Peak you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa! From the summit we begin our drop by continuing straight down to the Mweka Camp, stopping at Barafu for lunch. You may want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. We arrive at Mweka Camp and enjoy our last evening on the mountain
DAY 6:
Hike Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate, drive to Moshi After breakfast we continue the drop down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. From the gate, continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet you at Mweka village to drive you back to your hotel you book.

Included in Tour:

  1. 5 nights budget camping accommodation.
  2. Meals: Full Board - Breakfast, Hot Lunch or Picnic Lunch and Dinner while on Safari.
  3. All Transfers and Transport, Park Fees, Hotel Accommodation.
  4. Game viewing activities as stated in the above tour/safari description.
  5. Services of a Safari Driver/ Guide.
  6. Safari tent, Safari cook and camping supplies.

Not included in tour:

  1. International air fares.
  2. Any required Visas.
  3. Travel Insurance.
  4. Items of a Personal Nature.
  5. Tips and Gratitudes to Safari Staff.

What to bring:

  1. Clothes.
  2. A warm sweater as the nights can be chilly at high altitudes.
  3. Comfortable shoes.
6 Days Marangu Route Mount Kilimanjaro Climb

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DAY 1: MANDARA HUT
At the first day you have to drive about 2 hrs. through Kilimanjaro in the morning the semi-tropical foothills to Marangu area which situated on the south-eastern side of the mountain. As you drive, there is usually some admirable view of the snow-capped peak of the mountain. On arrival at Marangu gate, you meet your team of guides and porters, pick up any last minute supplies for the trek, and head to the entrance of Mount Kilimanjaro National Park to register for the climb. From the cluster of buildings at the gate it is some four to five hours walk through patches of coffee plantation and dense rainforest to Mandara Hut. The forest teems with brightly-coloured bird life, colobus and other varieties of monkey. The flora includes numerous mosses, lichens and flowers, as well as delicate orchids. If the skies are clear you may have fine views over the town of Moshi lying at the boundary of the plain far underneath. Mandara Hut is a collection of basic, A-frame mountain huts with bunk beds - quite adequate for your needs - where you inevitably meet up with fellow trekkers who are bent on the same goal. Overnight stay Mandara Hut - 1 night enjoying Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
DAY2: HOROMBO HUT
The second day on the mountain beginning with a steep climb all the way through the last envelop of rainforest, while this soon gives way to rolling alpine pasture scattered with giant heather. Once upon a time you depart the forest covering, Kilimanjaro twin peaks - snow covered Kibo and rocky Mawenzi - which lie straight in front, dominating the skyline. In additional when you cross a zone of open heath with stunted vegetation, before emerging onto bleak moorland. Today you gain roughly 1,000m in altitude, and your walk can take anything from five to seven hours - depending on your pace. Tonight you stay at Horombo Huts - another collection of buildings similar in style to those at Mandara - which offer shelter and basic accommodation to those on the mountain. Overnight stay at Horombo Hut - enjoying Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
DAY 3:HOROMBO HUT
At that day provides you an opportunity to get to know yourself more and more to the altitude. Statistics show that an adaptation day like this effectively doubles the chance of making it to the summit, so this time is well spent! The day is not exactly wasted as there are a few walks you can make in the surrounding area of the hut - the most popular of which is to the base of Mawenzi Peak, the spectacular eastern summit of Kili and it takes four to five hours in our tour, and will get you to reach altitude of 4,600m earlier than you return to the hut - this will stand you in good stead later on. Overnight stay at Horombo Hut- enjoying Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
DAY 4 : KIBO HUT 4,705m
The countryside becomes with time more rocky and uneven as you leave the everlasting flowers and other bizarre alpine plants behind. Giant groundsels and lobelias appear in the sparse moorland. Today's trail up to Kibo will again take anything between five and seven hours. Skirting Mawenzi Peak, cross a stark, almost lunar landscape onto "The Saddle", a broad tundra desert between the two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo. From here you start to get unbelievable views of the upper reaches of the mountain before arriving at Kibo Hut (4,705m), a dry stone walled hut with dormitories and restricted facilities. Tonight you prepare for tomorrow's final beating - THE SUMMIT. Repacking to leave any supplementary items with the porters; you need to summon all your energy to get to the summit so there is completely no point in carrying anything you don't need! An early night is imperative as you must make a midnight start in order to reach the summit in the morning before the cloud cover settles, and then have time to get back down to the hut. Overnight stay at Kibo Hut for 1 night.
Enjoying Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
DAY 5:UHURU PEAK
Its long and demanding day! The guides wake you soon after midnight and you start out in darkness, zigzagging up a long scree slope by the light of your torch in the extreme cold. At this time of day the scree is still frozen which makes it easier to walk on! After roughly two hours you should reach Hans Meyer's Cave which is named after the German geologist who made the first successful ascent in 1889; where he found the remains of a frozen leopard.
The gradient gets steeper and three hours on this is the hardest stretch of the ascent, you should reach the crater rim at Notch. From here it is a short scramble to Gillman's Point - 5,685m in time for crack of dawn. Your reward is the dramatic spectacle of the sun rising over the ice fields and craggy peaks of Mawenzi - the profusion of colors and shapes make all the suffering seem worthwhile! For those who still have the energy and drive, it takes another couple of hours along the crater rim to reach Uhuru Peak 5,896m. Your fall approximately 3 hrs retraces the route back down past Kibo Hut to Horombo Hut for a well deserved rest. Overnight stay at Horombo Hut for 1 night: enjoying Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
DAY 6:Back to ARUSHA.
The pace quickens as you continue your triumphant way back down across alpine meadow and past Mandara Hut through the rainforest to Marangu Gate where you board the vehicle for the journey back to Arusha. Breakfast and Lunch are included in this day

Included in Tour:

  1. 5 nights budget camping accommodation.
  2. Meals: Full Board - Breakfast, Hot Lunch or Picnic Lunch and Dinner while on Safari.
  3. All Transfers and Transport, Park Fees, Hotel Accommodation.
  4. Game viewing activities as stated in the above tour/safari description.
  5. Services of a Safari Driver/ Guide.
  6. Safari tent, Safari cook and camping supplies.

Not included in tour:

  1. International air fares.
  2. Any required Visas.
  3. Travel Insurance.
  4. Items of a Personal Nature.
  5. Tips and Gratitudes to Safari Staff.

What to bring:

  1. Clothes.
  2. A warm sweater as the nights can be chilly at high altitudes.
  3. Comfortable shoes.
6 Days Machame Route Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking

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Day 1:
From Arusha drive to the Machame route, often called the Whiskey Route. From the Machame Park gate is a gentle climb up through the original mountain forest, carpeted with unique -busy lizzie- flowers, begonias and ferns. First camp amongst the giant heather at 3,000m. Slope of 1,200m and 5 to 6 hours walking.
DAY 2 :
Emerge from the giant heather zone and hike through fine open moorland to camp by the Shira Cave at 3,840m. Herds of eland up here occasional lion and there are attractive geological features in the old volcanic caldera which can be viewed during a half-hour optional walk in the afternoon. The Gradient is 840m and you can walk from 4 to 5 hrs
DAY 3:
From Shira, climb towards the main peak Kibo, with the western glaciers clearly visible across the rugged high-altitude desert of volcanic rocks and boulders. Skirting around its base and under the imposing western Breach, descend into the sheltered Barranco Valley for mid-way camp at 3,950m. 6 to 7 hours walking and only 110m total ascent but having climbed much higher and dropped back down assists acclimatization.
DAY 4:
Up the steep Barranco wall with some sections of very easy scrambling and drop down again to the Karanga Valley where you take a break for lunch.
After lunch hike on to Barafu Hut 4600m, having hiked a total of 7 to 8 hours and ascended 650m. You have fantastic views across to Mawenzi peak from the camp after having completed a longer day of hiking which now requires you to adequately relax in preparation of the challenging summit hike early the following morning.
DAY 5:
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 (Kibo:5900m), usually in warm sunshine. Return on the Mweka descent route.
Ascent of 1,300m and about 7 hours trek to the summit; 2,600m descent and 6 to 7 hours trek to the Mweka campsite (3400m) above Mweka gate. This is a long hard day but you feel absolutely ecstatic when you have done it!
DAY: 6 Back to Mweka.
From Mweka campsite it is a 4 to 5 hours descent through the forest to Mweka gate (depending on individual fitness) to collect certificates and meet the vehicle.
Return to Arusha for the night.

Synopsis

Departure dates: Any time with a minimum of two people.
Season: the best times are January to March and June to December.
Scheduled group trips: Daily during best seasons.

Cost Includes:

  • All transport by private vehicle to and from the mountain
  • Accommodation as detailed on the itinerary.
  • Services of a private mountain guide, cook and adequate porters to carry both trip provisions and client’s private bags.
  • National Park entrance, accommodation and camping fees.
  • All food and catering equipment – breakfasts, lunches (packed when necessary) and evening meals prepared by our own cook. Special dietary requirements are catered for with prior arrangements at no extra cost.
  • Certificate of Achievement /appreciation from us.
  • Free storage of excess baggage not required on the mountain hike.
  • Crisis management apparatus – VHF 2-way radio/mobile phone, basic first aid kit and an on call vehicle.

Cost excludes:

  • Travel and personal accident insurance.
  • Visa, passport, vaccinations, medicines.
  • Personal Mountain equipment.
  • Tips.
  • Expenditure on alcoholic drinks, souvenirs and other personal items.
  • Optional excursions not detailed in the itinerary.
  • Additional optional accommodation added at the base hotel or extra days on the mountain added.
  • Treated drinking water other than boiled.
  • Extra costs incurred in case of own intentional change of itinerary while already on trek.
  • Porters to carry excess of 16Kg. personal luggage per client.

General:

Accommodation is camping throughout in 3 person mountain tents shared by two people. All your equipment will be carried by vehicles or local porters; you only carry a daypack with personal gear. When camping you will not have to participate in camp chores. We buy fresh produce locally and to ensure good standards of hygiene all food is prepared by our own staff. We can cater for special dietary requirements and there are no extra food-kitty payments.
6DAYS RONGAI ROUTE MOUNT KILIMANJARO TREKKING
You can start this route from both the Tanzanian side of the border or from Rongai in Kenya, but all park fees and arrangements must be made at the Marangu gate. The route may only be used for the rise and the Marangu route must be used for the move down. They are several big caves along the route, which are used by the porters to overnight for the first two nights.

Included in Tour:

  1. 5 nights budget camping accommodation.
  2. Meals: Full Board – Breakfast, Hot Lunch or Picnic Lunch and Dinner while on Safari.
  3. All Transfers and Transport, Park Fees, Hotel Accommodation.
  4. Game viewing activities as stated in the above tour/safari description.
  5. Services of a Safari Driver/ Guide.
  6. Safari tent, Safari cook and camping supplies.

Not included in tour:

  1. International air fares.
  2. Any required Visas.
  3. Travel Insurance.
  4. Items of a Personal Nature.
  5. Tips and Gratitude’s to Safari Staff.

What to bring:

  1. Clothes.
  2. A warm sweater as the nights can be chilly at high altitudes.
  3. Comfortable shoes.
8 Days Lemosho Route Kilimanjaro Climb
DAY 1 : LONDOROSSI GATE to MTI MKUBWA (8,692 ft.)Hike time: 3hrs
Elevation Change +650 M
Estimation distance: 10 km
Final Elevation 2650 M
A three-hour drive from our hotel in Machame brings us to the Londorossi Park Gate located on the western side of Kilimanjaro. At the gate, we pick up our game ranger who will accompany us, as we might encounter elephants and buffaloes during our trek. We drive to the trailhead at Lemosho Glades and start our trek through the rain forest. In places, the vegetation is so untouched that it grows right across the narrow track. The flora and fauna are richer here than on the other morepopular routesthrough therain forest. Our trek today will be along a little used track known as Chamber’s Route. In about 3-4hours, we reach our camp in the rain forest at Mti Mkubwa (Big Tree).
DAY 2 : MTI MKUBWA to SHIRA ONE CAMP (11,841 ft.)
Hike time: 5 – 6 hrs
Elevation change +950 M
Estimation distance: 12 km
Final Elevation 3,610 M
After breakfast, we start the climb cross the remaining rain forest towardsthe giant moorland zone. Today is a full day trek with an altitude gain of 2,000 ft. A great lunch stop is One, a beautiful valley just outside the Shira Crater at around 10,000 ft. After lunch, we cross into the Shira Caldera, a high altitude desert plateau that is rarely visited. Shira is the third of Kilimanjaro volcanic cones, and is filled with lava flow from Kibo Peak. The crater rim has been decimated by weather and volcanic action. Today you will get your first close views of Kibo – the dramatic summit of Kilimanjaro.
DAY 3 : SHIRA ONE CAMP to SHIRA TWO CAMP (12,628 ft.)
Hike time: 5 to 6 hrs Elevation change: +240 M
Elevation distance: 5 km Final elevation: 3,850
After breakfast continue hike east across the Shira Plateau past the Shira Cathedral towards Shira T camp. We only gain 700 feet in elevation – this allows us to acclimatize slowly to the altitude. The views of the plateau are nothing less than spectacular.
DAY 4 : SHIRA TWO CAMP to BARRANCO HUT (12,956 ft.)
Hike time: 5 hrs
Elevation change: + 100m
Estimated distance: 6km
Final elevation: 3950m
Today is the last of the "easy days". It is about a 7-hour hike. We pass the Lava Tower, around the southern flank of Kibo, and slowly descend into the spectacular Barranco Valley, interspersed with giant lobelia and senecia plants. After arriving at our most spectacular campsite, everyonestands in awe at the foot of Kibo Peak, looming high above, on our left.Our camp is only 465 feet higher than where we were last night, but during the day, we will have climbed to just over 14,000 feet. This is one of our most valuable days for acclimatization.
DAY 5 : BARRANCO HUT TO KARANGA VALLEY (13,743 ft.)
Hike time: 3.5 hrs, Elevation
change: +240m (787 ft);
Estimated distance: 4km,
Maximum elevation: 4190m,
Final elevation: 4000m
On the eastern side of the valley, across the stream is the Barranco Wall-a 950ft. barrier of volcanic rock. Although it is tall and looks steep, it is very easy to climb. This is our first challenge of the day. The views from the wall are nothing less than magnificent. The rest of the day is spent skirting the base of Kibo peak over our left shoulder. We descend down into the Karanga Valley, where we rest up for the night before the tough climb up to Barafu hut.
DAY 6 : BARAFU CAMP (15,088 ft.)
Hike time: 3.5 hrs,
Elevation changes: +410 M (1,345 ft)
Estimated distance: 4km,
Final elevation: 4600 M
First thing, you will be making a steep hike out of the valley. The air starts getting quite thin, and you will be running short of breath. It is a tough, but rewarding uphill to the rocky, craggy slopes at the camp. Barafu means ice in Swahili, and it is extremely cold at this altitude. So, go to bed early because we will be waking you at midnight for the final leg to Uhuru Peak.
DAY 7: BARAFU to UHURU PEAK (19,340 ft.) to Mweka CAMP (9,550 ft.)
SUMMIT DAY!
Summit time: 7 hrs,
Elevation change: +1300m
Estimated distance: 5km,
Final elevation: 5896m
Descent time: 5 hrs,
Elevation change: -2800m
estimated distance: 12km,
Final elevation: 3100m
Dress warmly, because we start climbing around midnight, on the steepest and most demanding part of the mountain. The moon, if out, will provide enough light, and we will reach the crater rim by sunrise, after a 7 hour hike, to welcome a new dawn.Fromthecrater rim,rugged Mawenzi Peak is a thrilling sight, with the Kibo saddle still in darkness beneath you, and the crater’s ice-walls looming ahead. We now continue to Uhuru Peak(1-2hrs.) This is the highest point in Africa, and the world’s highest solitary peak (19,340 ft). It is the best view in Africa! The descent is invigorating. It is a good idea to have a little rest once in a while as you continue down back to Barafu camp (4hours), and then down the Mwekaroute to Mwekacamp(5hours).This is where we spend our last night on the mountain.
DAY 8 : ARUSHA
Descent time: 4 hrs,
Elevation change: -1250m
estimated distance: 10km,
Final elevation: 1828 M in the morning we walk down to the road head. This takes about 3 – 31/2 hours. After a welcome lunch, it is time to say “kwaheri” to the porters. We then get a transfer back to Arusha to your suggested hotel or onward connection.