TRIP – ITINERARY
Day 00: Arrival
Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you’ll meet our office representative, followed by an hour drive to the hotel in Moshi Town. After having a short rest at the hotel, our mountain guide will meet you to check with your climbing gears and equipment. If some gears will be missing, our guide will help you on how to rent those missing gears from the rental shops.
Day 01: From Hotel to Londorossi gate (2100m) to Mti Mkubwa (2821m)
- Distance: 5km
- Time taken to hike: 3 hours
- Habitat: Mountain forest
A 3-hours private drive from the hotel in Moshi to starting point, Londorosi gate. At the gate registration, payment and entrance permit process will take place while porters are sorting and weighing the luggage.
After all process is done, the hike starts to the first camp, Mti Mkubwa campsite. The trail is gentle, and it’s passing through the rain forest. At the campsite you will have to spend the remaining time for rest, dinner, and overnight.
DAY 02: From Mti Mkubwa to Shira 2 Camp (3840M)
- Distance: 16.5km
- Time taken: 10 hours
- Habitat: Montane forest zone to Moorland zone
After breakfast, you will hike to Shira 2 campsite, leaving the rain forest and start approaching moorland vegetation. Gently hike across the plateau to Shira 2 camp, crossing some streams; it’s a good path for acclimatization. You will enter shira 2 camp late afternoons, spending the remaining time for rest, dinner, and overnight.
Day 03: From Shira 2 to Barranco camp (3950m) via Lava tower (4642m)
- Distance: 10km
- Time taken: 8 hours
- Habitat: Alpine desert.
Hiking to the high point Lava tower, a short break for acclimatization and lunch, before hiking down to BarrancoValley Camp, viewing the great Barranco Wall. The camp is busy and crowded because it’s the hub for 3-different routes (Machame, Umbwe, and Lemosho route). At the camp you will spend the remaining time for rest, dinner, and overnight.
Day 04: From Barranco to Karanga camp
After breakfast at Barranco camp you will have a short hike to Karanga camp, where you will spend the remaining time for hot lunch, dinner, and overnight.
Day 05: From Karanga Camp to Barafu base camp (Kilimanjaro ‘uhuru’ summit night)
At barafu base camp you will have a rest, dinner, and early sleeping because you will awake at mid-night for the summit attempt.
Around 01:00am, guide will awake you to get well prepared with the summit gears, warm clothes that can accommodate up to -10 degree Celsius. After all process is done, the guide will slowly lead you to hike up for the summit attempt, passing through Stella point, (5685m) to Uhuru Peak (5895m). Congratulation! You have made it to the top of Africa, now you are standing at the Africa’s highest point ‘Uhuru Peak’
Day 06: From summit (Uhuru Peak) to barafu-Mweka Camp
The beginning of the sixth day will catch you still at the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, if the weather is good, you will be able to spend some time there, taking a beautiful photo of your lifetime African Adventure while sunrises, drinking tea on your thermal bottle before start descending down to barafu camp.
At barafu camp you will have time for breakfast and rest, before hiking down to Mweka camp for lunch, dinner, and overnight.
Day 07: Last day of the adventure-From Mweka camp to Mweka gate.
It’s the end of 7 days Mount Kilimanjaro adventure, morning of this day you will be packing all of your stuff ready to leave the park. Crew will be organizing and sorting all stuffs for marking the end of the tour. They will be singing, celebrating, and congratulating you for a successful climb. After all that you will hike down to Mweka gate, where you will sign out the park, and receive certificates for those who made their summit attempt successfully, followed by an hour-private drive to the hotel in town, ready for rest and continuing with other schedule.
PRICE CHARGED FOR THIS TOUR
- $ 2500 per single person
- $ 1900 per person in the group sharing
- Airport transfer on arrival and departure day
- 2 nights comfort stay in lodge the day before and after climbing.
- Transport to and from Mountain
- All park entrance fee +18% VAT
- All park accommodation fee + 18% VAT
- Park rescue fee
- Food on the mountain (3-meals a day)
- Non personal hiking equipment and gears
- Salary to guide, cook, and the crew.
- Personal hiking gear and rentals
- Other personal expenses out of the mentioned above.
ESSENTIAL MOUNTAIN CLIMBING GEARS
50L waterproof duffle, small-size backpack, warm clothes including trouser, sweater, thermal underwear, and enough pair of warm socks, Balaclava, snow goggles, or ski sun glasses and scarf, waterproof layers, sun roof hat, warm sleeping bag, mattress, warm jacket, and a pair of gloves. Comfort mountain boots, and walking poles, Sun cream, first aid kit, a knapsack, a pair of getters and water-bottle, minimum 2litres each.
Mount Kilimanjaro climb: Tips for safe and successful Kilimanjaro summit.
- Choose the best route that offers good acclimatization, oxygen decreases as you climb to higher elevation, choose the routes that offer the acclimatization throughout to avoid the possibility of experiencing higher altitude mountain sickness. In this case Rongai, Lemosho, and Machame routes are highly recommended.
- Be well prepared and full equipped for Kilimanjaro trekking, do not forget to carry all necessary trekking equipments and gears. Remember, weather in the mountain is not precisely predictable; having with you the all weather gears is the best decision.
- Do not carry too much heavy day-pack. Most of your item luggage will be carried by Kilimanjaro porters; you will just carry your light day pack bag, which contains the most necessary personal use for a day only.
- Listen carefully to your guide, do not ignore the little advice from your guide, our Kilimanjaro guides are having more than 10-years experience, they have a broad working knowledge of Mount Kilimanjaro, please listen to what they direct you to do.
- Eat enough food and drink more water so that your body won’t run out of energy, long day working requires body energy, make sure you eat as much as you can. Do not forget to go to bed early so that you will wake up with new energy to continue climbing.
- Choose the best time to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Your chance to summit Kilimanjaro peak is highly influenced by the external factors like bad weather, knowing the best time to go for Kilimanjaro trekking will help you plan your adventure accordingly.
Best time of the year to go for Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing:
- June to October-peak of high season, most of the Kilimanjaro routes and hotels are crowded.
- October to December-Most of the Kilimanjaro routes are less crowded, this season may be associated with seasonal rainfall so not that much good for climbing.
December to end of February-High season most of the routes and hotels are crowded.
- March to early of June-Low season, it’s the peak of the wet season as these months are associated with heavy rainfalls so not ideal for climbing.