Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking – Machame Route – 7 Days

Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking – Machame Route – 7 Days

Machame Route, also known as the “Whiskey” route, begins at Machame Gate, located in the southern base of Mount Kilimanjaro, within its green, abundant rainforest. We climb to the Shira Plateau, then traverse the mountain beneath Kilimanjaro’s Southern Icefield, before summiting from Barafu Hut and descends using Mweka Gate. Machame 7 Day route is recommended because it provides an additional acclimatization day and shortens some of the daily hikes.

Program Description

Arrive in Tanzania

Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), there will be a pick-up private transfer waiting to Arusha for accommodation ready for Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking – Machame Route – 7 Days climb.
We will gather in the evening for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check.
Dinner and overnight at Arusha:

Day 1: Machame Camp.

After completing the necessary registration formalities at Machame National Park gate, our Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking – Machame Route – 7 Days begins to trek through a beautiful and lush forest. We have a picnic lunch en route.
We camp at Machame Camp (9,800 ft). [5-6 hours walking]

Day 2: Shira Camp

We soon leave the forest behind and enter the moorland zone of giant heather. The trail climbs steadily through rocky hills with wide views of the Shira Plateau (11,000 ft). From our camp near Shira Hut (12,600 ft), we take in the unforgettable views of Mt. Meru as she floats among the clouds. [4-5 hours walking]

Day 3: Barranco Camp.

A morning of sustained ascent and panoramic views brings us to lunch near Lava Tower (14,900 ft). The trail then descends to the bottom of the Barranco Valley (12,800 ft), where we stay in the spectacular Barranco Camp sheltered by towering cliffs and with extensive views of the plains far below. [7-9 hours walking]

Day 4: Karanga Camp

A steep climb up the Barranco Wall leads us to an undulating trail on the south-eastern flank of Kibo, with superb vistas of the Southern Icefields. The terrain changes to scree, with pockets of lush vegetation in sheltered hollows, and there is only a short distance to our camp at Karanga Camp (13,100 ft), the last water point on the approach to the summit. [5-7 hours walking]

Day 5: Barafu Camp

We follow an easy path on compacted scree with wide views that gains altitude unrelentingly to reach Barafu Hut (14,800 ft) for lunch. There is a short acclimatization hike to the plateau at the bottom of the southeast valley (15,700 ft). The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the early morning final ascent. [3-5 hours walking]

Day 6: Summit to Mweka Camp

Start our ascent by torchlight at about 1 a.m. so that we can be up on the crater rim by sunrise. The steep climb over loose volcanic scree has some well-graded zig-zags and a slow but steady pace will take us to Stella Point (18,800 ft), in about five or six hours. We will rest there for a short time to enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling strong can make the two-hour round trip from here along the crater rim to Uhuru Peak (19,345 ft), passing close to the spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs that still occupy most of the summit area.
The descent to Barafu is surprisingly fast, and after some refreshments, we continue to descend to reach our final campsite, Mweka Camp (9,300 ft). [12-15 hours walking]

Day 7: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate.

A sustained descent on a well-constructed path takes us through a lovely tropical forest alive with birdsong and boasting lush undergrowth with considerable botanical interest. Our route winds down to the Kilimanjaro National Park gate at Mweka (5,400 ft); and on through coffee and banana farms to Mweka village, where we are transferred to our lodging in Arusha. [4-6 hours walking] Dinner and overnight at Ilboru Safari Lodge: B&B

Departure Day

Arusha to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) for your flight back home, safari, or a relaxing trip to Zanzibar we can discuss on arrival day.
E-mail us at any time to discuss your trip and get an accurate quotation and best price.

Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking – Machame Route – 7 Days Includes:
• Tanzania VAT on tourism activities.
• Airports Transfers
• Hotel Lodging  before and  after the climb (double occupancy)
• All Park gate fees, camping fees, and climbing permits.
• Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees
• Emergency oxygen (for use in emergencies only – not as summing aid)
• Basic first aid kit (for use in emergencies only)
• Professional, English-speaking Guide, assistant guides and cook
• Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
• Camping equipment (tents, camp chairs, tables & sleeping mattresses)
• Porter to carry your duffel bag (max weight 15kg / 32 lbs)
• Chemical Portable toilet

Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking – Machame Route – 7 Days Excludes;
• Flights and airport taxes
• Items of a personal nature
•Visa
• Highly recommended travel and medical insurance.
• Personal hiking/trekking gear – we can rent some of the gear from our equipment store in Tanzania
• Snacks, personal medicine, and water purifying tablets
• Tips and any items of personal nature.

Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking – Rongai Route -7 Days

Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking – Rongai Route -7 Days

Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking – Rongai Route -7 Days with Kilipeak Adventure, begins at the remote, northern side of Mount Kilimanjaro, near the Kenyan border. We hike through a true wilderness area towards the jagged Mawenzi Peak, then cross a barren desert saddle, before climbing up Kibo’s eastern crater wall.
The Rongai route is a more gradual ascent, and is therefore preferred by those with little or no backpacking experience, but is equally enjoyable for even the most hardened trekkers. As mentioned above, an additional acclimatization day on Day 5 is added.
During this day, we will do additional acclimatization hikes around and up to the saddle towards Camel’s Back.

Arrive In Tanzania.

Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport, we will use our private transfer to Moshi / Marangu for accommodation.
Mountain guides will gather at the hotel for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check.
Dinner and overnight at Moshi town or Marangu:

Day 1: Rongai One Camp

After breakfast, we transferred to Rongai gate. The climb begins from Nale Moru (6,400 ft) on a small path that winds through fields of maize and potatoes before entering a pine forest. The track then starts to climb consistently, but gently through an attractive forest that shelters a variety of wildlife, including the Colobus monkey. These monkeys are black with a long ‘cape’ of white hair and a flowing whitetail. The forest begins to thin out at the edge of the moorland zone. Then, we take in the expansive views over the Kenyan plains as we arrive at our first campsite at Rongai One Camp (8,500 ft). [3-4 hours walking]

Day 2: Simba Camp –  Rongai 2nd Cave

The morning walk is a steady ascent up to the Second Cave (11,300 ft) with superb views of Kibo and the Eastern Icefields on the crater rim. After lunch, we leave the main trail and strike out and head southeast across the moorland on a smaller path towards the jagged peaks of Mawenzi. Our campsite is in a sheltered valley, decorated with giant senecios near Kikelewa Caves (11,800 ft). [6-7 hours walking]

Day 3: Second Cave – Kikelewa Cave.

A short but steep climb is rewarded by superb all-around views and a tangible sense of wilderness. We leave vegetation behind shortly before reaching the next camp at Mawenzi Tarn (14,200 ft), spectacularly situated in a cirque directly beneath the towering spires of Mawenzi. The afternoon will be free to rest or explore the surrounding area as an aid to acclimatization. [3-4 hours walking]

Day 4: Kikelewa Cave – Mawenzi Turn

We have an additional day to acclimatize. We explore the area with a walk up onto the Saddle towards Camel’s Back. We return back to camp at Mawenzi Tarn (14,200 ft). [2-3 hours walking]

Day 5: Mawenzi Turn – Kibo Hut

We cross the lunar desert of the saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo to reach Kibo Hut (15,400 ft) at the bottom of the crater wall. The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for an early morning final ascent. [5-6 hours walking]

Day 6: Kibo Hut – Summit- Horrombo Hut.

We start the final and most demanding part of the climb by torchlight around 1 a.m. We plod very slowly in the darkness on a switchback trail through loose volcanic scree to reach the crater rim at Gillman’s Point (18,600 ft). We rest here for a short time to enjoy the spectacular sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling strong can make the three-hour round trip to Uhuru Peak (19,345 ft), passing close to the spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs that still occupy most of the summit area. The descent to Kibo Hut (15,400 ft) is surprisingly fast and, after some refreshments, we continue the descent to Horombo Huts (12,200 ft). [11-15 hours walking]

Day 7: Horrombo Hut.

A steady descent takes us down through moorland to Mandara Huts (8,900 ft). We then continue descending through lovely lush forest on a good path to the Marangu Gate (6,000 ft), where we are transferred back to Babylon Lodge or Similar for a hot shower and celebration. [5-6 hours walking]
Dinner and overnight at Babylon Lodge or similar: Bed, Dinner, and Breakfast included.

Departing Day:
Depending on your flight schedule and departure point you will be transferred to the Airport for your journey home, safari, or a relaxing trip to Zanzibar Beach.

E-mail us at any time to discuss your trip and get an accurate quotation.
TREKKING KILIMANJARO FOR CHARITY CHALLENGE?

Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking – Rongai Route -7 Days Includes:

• Tanzania VAT on tourism activities and park fees
• Transfer on arrival and departure day
• Hotel Lodging the night before and the night after the climb
• All Kilimanjaro National Park gate fees, camping fees, and climbing permits.
• Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees
• Emergency oxygen (for use in emergencies only – not as summiting aid)
• Basic first aid kit (for use in emergencies only)
• Qualified mountain guide, assistant guides, porters, and cook
• Breakfast, lunch, and dinner,
• Porter to carry your duffel bag (max weight 15kg / 32 lbs)
• Chemical Portable toilet

Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking – Rongai Route -7 Days Excludes:

• Flights and airport taxes
• Items of a personal nature
• Compulsory tips for guides, porters, and cook- Will provide tipping guideline on booking
• Highly recommended travel and medical insurance.
• Personal hiking/trekking gear – we can rent some of the gear from our equipment store in Tanzania
• Snacks, personal medicine, and water purifying tablets

Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking – Rongai Route – 6 Days

Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking – Rongai Route – 6 Days

Program Highlights.

Rongai Route is the only route that approaches the mountain from the north side of the Kenya border. The route has almost the same ascending profile as the Marangu route Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking – Rongai Route – 6 Days allow you to hit the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro comfortably.

Duration:  6 Days
Destinations: Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking – Rongai Route – 6 Days
Major Attractions:  Vegetation zones, Wildlife, Mt Kilimanjaro

Program Description.

Arrival Tanzania.

Pick up from Kilimanjaro International Airport to Moshi/ Marangu,  which is a beautiful place located on the lower slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Our Mountain Guide will gather for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check.
Overnight and Dinner at Arusha, Moshi / Marangu:

Day 1: Nale Muru Gate  – Simba Camp: | Rainforest

Elevation: 1996m/6552ft to 2625m/8645ft
Altitude gained: 638meters (20,66ft)

After an early breakfast in Moshi / Marangu, you will drive to the Rongai -Nalemoru) Gate near the Kenya border. We begin our climb on this unspoiled wilderness route. The walk then starts to climb consistently, but gently through an attractive forest that shelters a variety of wildlife. The forest begins to thin out and the first camp is at the edge of the moorland zone with extensive views over the Kenyan plains. [3-4 hours walking]

Day 2: Simba Camp – Kikelewa Camp: | Moorland Zone

Elevation: 2,626m/8,615ft to 3675m/12057ft
Altitude gained: 1057meter

The morning walk is a steady ascent up to the ‘Second Cave’ (3,450 m.) with superb views of Kibo and the Eastern icefields on the crater rim. After lunch, we leave the main trail and strike out across the moorland on a smaller path towards the jagged peaks of Mawenzi. Our “Upper Kikelelwa” campsite is on a small plateau above a sheltered valley with giant scenarios past Kikelelwa Caves [7-8 hours walking]

Day 3: Kikelewa Camp – Mawenzi Turn: | Semi Desert

Elevation: 3675m/12057ft to 4302m/14114ft
Altitude gained: 627m

A short but steep climb up grassy slopes is rewarded by superb all-around views and a tangible sense of wilderness. We leave vegetation behind shortly before reaching the next camp at “Mawenzi” (4,300 m.), spectacularly situated beneath the towering spires of Mawenzi. The afternoon will be free to rest or explore the surrounding area as an aid to acclimatization. [3-4 hours walking]

Day 4: Mawenzi Turn – Kibo Hut: | Alpine Desert

Elevation: 4302m/14,114ft to 4714m/15,466ft
Altitude gained: 412m

Cross the lunar desert of the ‘Saddle’ between Mawenzi and Kibo to reach Kibo campsite at the bottom of the Kibo crater wall. The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent on Summit Night. [5-6 hours walking]

Day 5: Kibo Huts – Summit: up – Horombo Huts: down | Glaciers, Snow Capped Summit

Elevation: 4302m/14,114ft to 5895m/19,341ft
Altitude gained: 721m
Descent to 3721m/12,208ft
Altitude lost: 2174m

We will start the final and by far the steepest and most demanding, part of the climb by torchlight around 1 a.m. We plod very slowly in the darkness on a switchback trail through loose volcanic scree to reach the crater rim at Gillman’s Point (5,685 m.) We will rest there for a short time to enjoy the spectacular sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling strong can make the three-hour round trip to Uhuru Peak (5,896 m.), passing close to the spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs that still occupy most of the summit area. The descent to Kibo Hut is surprisingly fast and, after some refreshment, we continue the descent to reach our final campsite at Horombo [11-15 hours of walking].

Day 6: Horombo Huts – Marangu Gate: |Rainforest

Elevation: 3721m/12,208 to 1905m/6250ft
Altitude lost: 1816m

A steady descent takes us down through moorland to Mandara Hut (2,700m.), the first stopping place at the Marangu route. We then continue descending through the lovely lush forest on a good path to the National Park gate at Marangu (1,830 m.). [5-6 hours of walking].
Accommodation at Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort or similar :

Departing Day.

Moshi / Marangu to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) for your flight unless you have an option to have a short safari or Zanzibar beach vacation or other option we will discuss.

Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking – Rongai Route – 6 Days Includes:
• Tanzania VAT on tourism activities and park fees
•  Transfers
• Hotel before and after the climb,
• All Park gate fees, camping fees.
• Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees
• Emergency oxygen (for use in emergencies only – not as summiting aid)
• Basic first aid kit (for use in emergencies only)
• Qualified mountain guide, assistant guides, porters, and cook
• Salaries for the mountain crew.
• Breakfast, lunch, and dinner,
• Camping equipment (tents, camp chairs, tables & sleeping mattress
• Water for washing up daily
• Porter to carry your duffel bag (max weight 15kg / 32 lbs)
• Chemical Portable toilet
• Flying Doctor Service

Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking – Rongai Route – 6 Days Excludes:
• Flights and airport taxes
• Items of a personal nature
• Compulsory tips for guides, porters, and cook
• Highly recommended travel and medical insurance.
• Personal hiking/trekking gear – we can rent some of the gear from our equipment store in Tanzania
• Snacks, personal medicine.

Safety
Success is what we want during our trip. We are prepared for any urgent situation and also have in place a complete evacuation procedure in case of altitude sickness. We carry first aid supplies, supplement summit oxygen and Pulse Oximeters)
Travel insurance
all customers traveling with Kilipeak Adventure are required to have fully comprehensive travel insurance.
The policy needs to be valid from the date that the initial order is placed so as to provide cover for a cancellation prior to departure.
During travel, the insurance needs to provide comprehensive medical, evacuation, and repatriation cover.

Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking – Lemosho Route – 8 Days

Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking – Lemosho Route – 8 Days

Program Highlights

Duration:  8 Days on the Mountain & 2 Days Before and After Trekking.
Category:  Kilimanjaro Trekking
Itinerary:  Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking – Lemosho Route – 8 Days
Major Attractions:  Vegetation zones, Wildlife, Mt Kilimanjaro

Lemosho route is considered the most beautiful and less traffic route on Mount Kilimanjaro and grants panoramic vistas on various sides of the mountain. This route is a favorite pick because it offers a great balance of low traffic, scenic views, and a high summit success rate.

Program Description

Arrive Tanzania

Participating guests will be picked up by the staff of Kilipeak Adventure from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). They will be driven to their accommodation in Arusha,
Our Mountain guide will gather in the evening for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check.
Accommodation at Karama Lodge or Similar: Bed and Breakfast-included.

Day 2: Londrossi Gate– Mti Mkubwa Camp: Rainforest

Elevation: 2389m/7838ft to 2785m/9137ft
Altitude gained: 396m

After breakfast Arusha/ Moshi we depart approximately 2 hours through the rural countryside to the Londrossi Gate. For the necessary park registration formalities at the Londorossi National Park gate, we drive through varied farmland with open views over the plains to reach the Lemosho road head. We start our ascent along the forest trail we camp at Lemosho Mti Mkubwa Camp.
Londrossi Gate to Mti Mkubwa Camp ( 3-4 hours walking.

Day 2: Mti Mkubwa Camp – Shira One Camp: | Moorland

Elevation: 2785m/9137ft to 3895m/12,779ft
Altitude gained: 1110m

After a good night’s sleep and a hearty breakfast, we leave the forest behind, the trail climbs steadily with wide views to reach the rim of the Shira Plateau. A full day trekking with a slow and steady pace up to Shira Camp.
Mti Mkubwa Camp to Shira Camp: 6-7 hours walking.

Day 3: Shira One Camp –Shira Hut: | Moorland

Elevation: 3504m/11,496ft to 3895m/12,779ft
Altitude gained: 391m

We explore the Shira plateau for a full day. It is a gentle walk east toward Kibo’s glaciered peak, across the plateau which leads to Shira 2 camp on moorland meadows by a stream. Then we continue to Moir Hut, a little-used site on the base of Lent Hills. A variety of walks are available on Lent Hills making this an excellent acclimatization opportunity. Shira is one of the highest plateaus on earth.

Day 4: Shira Hut – Lava Tower – Barranco Camp: | Semi-Desert

Elevation: 3895m/12,779ft to 3986m/13,077ft
Altitude gained: 91m

Although you end the day around the same elevation as when you began, this day is very important for acclimatization. From Shira Plateau we continue east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the Kibo peak before we then continue, South East towards the Lava Tower, called the “Shark’s Tooth” (elev. 4650m/15,250ft). Shortly after the tower, we come to a second junction, which leads to the Arrow Glacier. We then continue to descend to overnight at Barranco Camp.                                                                                      Shira Camp to Barranco valley: (5-7 hours walking)

Day 5: Barranco Camp – Karanga Camp: | Alpine Desert

Elevation: 3986m/13,077ft to 4034m/13,253ft
Altitude gained: 48m

A steep climb up the eastern wall leads us just below the Heim Glacier, where we may have some spectacular views of Kilimanjaro. We then take a steep exit up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo, the trail continues down into the alpine desert of the Karanga Valley, finally, we have a steep climb up to Karanga Camp.
Barranco Camp to Karanga camp: (4-5 hours walking).

Day 6: Karanga Camp – Barafu Camp: | Alpine Desert

Elevation: 4034m/13,253ft to 4662m/15,295ft
Altitude gained: 628m

Today we take the Traverse Route that takes up the Barafu Ridge, we walk up quite slowly to the final camp before your last ascent day to the summit.
The remainder of the day is spent relaxing in preparation for the final ascent before a very early night.
Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp: 3-4 hours walking.

Day 7: Barafu Camp – Summit – Mweka Camp: | Glaciers, Snow Capped Summit

Elevation: 4662m/15,295ft to 5895m/19,341ft
Altitude gained: 1233m
Descent to 3090m/10,150ft
Altitude lost: 2789m

Wake up before midnight in the cover of darkness. We begin a steep climb over loose volcanic scree has some well-graded zig-zags and a slow but steady pace will take us to the rim of the main crater, Stella Point, at 5,735m. We will rest there for a few minutes to enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling good can continue slowly to make the two hour round trip from here along the crater rim to the main peak (5,895 m), which is the highest point in Africa. After a few minutes to appreciate your accomplishment we descend to Barafu is amazingly fast, and we stop at Barafu Camp for some refreshment, we continue to descend to reach Mweka Camp.
Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Camp: (13-15 hours walking).

Day 8: Mweka Camp – Mweka Gate: | Rainforest

Elevation: 3106m/10,190ft to 1633m/5358ft
Altitude lost: 1473m

After breakfast and a heartfelt ceremony of appreciation and team bonding with your crew, it’s time to say goodbye. We continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. As the weather is drastically warmer, the terrain is wet, muddy and steep and we highly recommend Gaiters and trekking poles.

From the gate, a vehicle will meet you at Mweka village to drive you back to your hotel in Arusha (about 2Hours). Enjoy a long overdue hot shower, dinner and celebrations!!

Dinner and Overnight at Karama Lodge or Similar:

Departing Day.

Arusha to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) for your flight back home unless you have an option to have a safari, a relaxing trip to Zanzibar, or any other option we will discuss on arrival.
E-mail us at any time to discuss your trip and get an accurate quotation.

Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking – Lemosho Route – 8 Days Includes:

• Tanzania VAT on tourism activities and park fees
• Airport transfers
• Accommodation before and after the trek
• Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
• All Kilimanjaro National Park gate fees, camping fees, and climbing permits.
• Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees
• Emergency oxygen (for use in emergencies only – not as summing aid)
• Basic first aid kit (for use in emergencies only)
• Qualified mountain guide, assistant guides, porters, and cook
• Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as hot drinks on the mountain
• Camping equipment (tents, camp chairs, tables & sleeping mattress
• Porter to carry your duffel bag (max weight 15kg / 32 lbs)
• Private Chemical Portable toilet
• Flying Doctor Service

Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking – Lemosho Route – 8 Days Excludes:

• Flights and airport taxes
• Items of a personal nature
• Compulsory tips for guides, porters, and cook ( will provide tipping guidelines)
• Highly recommended travel and medical insurance.
• Personal hiking/trekking gear – you can rent some of the gear from our equipment store in Tanzania
• Snacks, personal medicine.

Safety
Success is what we want during our trip. We are prepared for any urgent situation and also have in place a complete evacuation procedure in case of altitude sickness. We carry first aid supplies, supplement summit oxygen, and Pulse Oximeters).
Travel insurance
all customers traveling with Kilipeak Adventure are required to have fully comprehensive travel insurance.
The policy needs to be valid from the date that the initial order is placed so as to provide cover for a cancellation prior to departure.
During travel, the insurance needs to provide comprehensive medical, evacuation, and repatriation cover

Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking – Marangu Route – 6 Days

Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking – Marangu Route – 6 Days

Marangu Route, also known as the Coca Cola route is more popular because it can be done in fewer days and has permanent sleeping huts at the campsites. Marangu is, unfortunately, less scenic than the other routes because the ascent and descent are along the same path. It is also the most crowded route for that reason.

Arrive In Tanzania:

Pick up from Kilimanjaro International Airport to Moshi or Marangu, which is a beautiful place located on the lower slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. Our Mountain Guide will gather for a pre-climb briefing and gear check also he will arrange for you to hire any equipment you may need from the Kilipeak Adventure store Dinner and overnight at Moshi or Marangu: Bed, and Breakfast included.

Day 1: Marangu Gate – Mandara Hut.

After having your breakfast we will drive from Moshi or Marangu to Kilimanjaro national park- Marangu gate for the necessary formalities at the gate. Our Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking – Marangu Route – 6 Days start the climb through the fascinating tropical rain forest; we reach the first hut at Mandara for dinner and overnight. An alternative is to simply rest and relax in the beautiful forest around the camp. Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut (2,700 m): 5-6 hours walking.

Day 2: Mandara Hut – Horombo Hut.

Today the first part of the walk is a steep ascent through the forest, but the path soon opens out into moorland and, in clear weather, there are great views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. We arrive at Horombo Hut in mid-afternoon, where you can relax and enjoy the stunning scenery around the camp. Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut (3,720 m): 4-6 hours walking.

Day 3: Horombo Hut – Mawezi Turn- Horombo Hut. (Acclimatization)

Today we walk towards the Mawenzi hut, passing the Zebra Rocks, this extra day and night at Horombo are for additional acclimatization. We recommend drinking enough water and walking slowly! All meals for the day are provided at the Horrombo hut. Horombo hut for further to improve our acclimatization.

Day 4: Horombo Hut – Kibo Hut.

Today we climb very gradually towards the lunar desert of the Saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo. These 6-7 hours of walking will be taken at a slow pace until we reach Kibo Hut (4,700m), where we will spend the night in a comfortable hut. There is no running water at Kibo Hut. The remainder of the day is spent relaxing in preparation for the final ascent before a very early night. Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut (4,700 m.); 4-6 hours walking.

Day 5: Kibo Hut – Summit – Horombo Hut.

Wake up before midnight in the cover of darkness. We begin a steep climb over loose volcanic scree has some well-graded zig-zags and a slow but steady pace will take us to the rim of the main crater, Gillman’s 5,685 m. We will rest there for a few minutes to enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling good can continue slowly to make the three-hour round trip from here along the crater rim to Uhuru peak 5,895 m. which is the highest point in Africa. After a few minutes to appreciate your accomplishment we descend to Kibo Hut is amazingly fast, and we stop at Kibo Hut for some refreshment, we continue to descend to reach Horombo Hut. Kibo Hut to Summit to Horombo Hut (3,720 m.): 13-15 hours walking.

Day 6: Horombo Hut – Marangu Gate.

Today we will descend past Mandara hut to Marangu Gate, successful climbers will receive their summit certificates. From here you will be transferred to Babylon Lodge Marangu or Kilimanjaro wonders Hotel– Moshi for dinner and overnight end of Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking – Marangu Route – 6 Days. Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate. (6-7 hours walking).

Departing Day:

Depending on your flight schedule and departure point you will be transferred to the Airport for your journey home, safari, or a relaxing trip to Zanzibar Beach.

E-mail us at any time to discuss your trip and get an accurate quotation.

Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking – Marangu Route – 6 Days Include:

  • Airport transfer on arrival and departure
  • Hotel Lodging the night before and the night after the climb, (double occupancy)
  • All Kilimanjaro National Park gate fees, Hut fees, climbing permits, and government taxes
  • Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees
  • Emergency oxygen (for use in emergencies only – not as summiting aid)
  • Basic first aid kit (for use in emergencies only)
  • Qualified mountain guide, assistant guides, porters, and cook
  • Salaries for the mountain crew
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Porter to carry your duffel bag (max weight 15kg / 32 lbs)
  • Kilimanjaro National Park certificate for your successful summit attempt

Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking – Marangu Route – 6 Days Excludes:

  • Flights and airport taxes
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Compulsory tips for guides, porters, and cook
  • Highly recommended travel and medical insurance.
  • Personal hiking/trekking gear – we can rent some of the gear from our equipment store in Tanzania
  • Snacks, personal medicine, and water purifying tablets

Safety Success is what we want during our trip. We are prepared for any urgent situation and also have in place a complete evacuation procedure in case of altitude sickness. We carry first aid supplies, supplement summit oxygen, and Pulse Oximeters).

Travel insurance all customers traveling with Kilipeak Adventure are required to have fully comprehensive travel insurance. The policy needs to be valid from the date that the initial order is placed so as to provide cover for a cancellation prior to departure. During travel, the insurance needs to provide comprehensive medical, evacuation, and repatriation cover.

 

Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking – Shira Route – 8 Days

Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking – Shira Route – 8 Days

Program Highlights

Duration:  8 Days on the Mountain and 2 Days before & after climbing
Category:  Kilimanjaro Trekking
Destinations:  Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking – Shira Route – 8 Days
Major Attractions:  Vegetation zones, Wildlife, Mt Kilimanjaro

Shira route is approaching Mt. Kilimanjaro from the western side and a little longer trail. The route is very remote and receives quite fewer trekkers. As the route is considered identical to Lemosho the scenery is quite captivating.
The success rates with our guides are outstanding compared to the overall success rates for all climbers who attempt to reach the top.
SUMMIT SUCCESS RATES: STELLA POINT (97%). UHURU PEAK (95%).

Program Description

Day 0: Arrive In Tanzania:

We pick you up from Kilimanjaro Airport to Arusha for Accommodation
Mountain guides will gather at the hotel for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check.
Dinner and overnight at Arusha: BB

Day 1: Shira One Camp.

After breakfast at Arusha, we drive approximately 2 hours through the rural countryside to the Londrossi Gate. For the necessary park registration formalities at the Londorossi National Park gate, we drive a short distance on a steep track through farmland and plantations to the starting of Shira Route. We start our ascent along with the shrub forests the trail climbs steadily with wide views of Kibo Icefield to reach the rim of the Shira Plateau.
Londrossi Gate to Shira One Camp (3550 m): 4-5 hours walking.

Day 2: Shira Camp.

Today we follow an easy path to the summit of Shira Cathedral before reaching the next camp at Shira Hut.
As this camp is quite exposed, it can be substantially colder than the previous night, with temperatures dropping to well below freezing.
Shira Camp One to Shira Hut (3,840 m): 4-5 hours walking.

Day 3: Moir Hut.

In the morning we cross-part of the plateau through lush heather and moorland then into expensive high Savannah desert before reaching Moir hut in the alpine zone. For extra acclimatization one can take walk around for the higher lands around the camp; the views are superb. Lunch will be served at the Fisher camp.
The afternoon will be the acclimatization walk up onto the Lent Hills, the summit of which is at 4,700 meters.
Shira Hut to Moir Hut (4,200m): 3-4 hours walking.

Day 4: Barranco Valley.

Today we walk on a gentle ascent and panoramic views. We traverse the southwest side of Kilimanjaro, passing underneath the Lava Tower and the final section of the Western Breach and after hot lunch the bottom of the Lava Tower (4,600 m.) we descend to the bottom of the Great Barranco valley (3,900 m.).
Moir Hut to Barranco valley (3,900 m.): 5-7 hours walking.

Day 5: Karanga Camp.

A steep climb up the eastern wall leads us just below the Heim Glacier, where we may have some spectacular views of Kilimanjaro. We then take a steep exit up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo, the trail continues down into the alpine desert of the Karanga Valley, finally, we have a steep climb up to Karanga Camp
Barranco Valley to Karanga camp (4,000 m): 4-5 hours walking.

Day 6: Karanga Camp

Today we take the Traverse Route that takes up the Barafu Ridge, we walk up quite slowly to the final camp before your last ascent day to the summit.
The remainder of the day is spent relaxing in preparation for the final ascent before a very early night.
Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp (4,600 m): 3-4 hours walking.

Day 7: Summit – Mweka Camp.

Wake up before midnight in the cover of darkness. We begin a steep climb over loose volcanic scree has some well-graded zig-zags and a slow but steady pace will take us to the rim of the main crater, Stella Point, at 5,735m. We will rest there for a few minutes to enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling good can continue slowly to make the two-hour round trip from here along the crater rim to the main peak (5,895 m), which is the highest point in Africa. After a few minutes to appreciate your accomplishment we descend to Barafu is amazingly fast, and we stop at Barafu Camp for some refreshment, we continue to descend to reach Mweka Camp.
Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Camp (3100 m): 13-15 hours walking.

Day 8: Mweka Gate – Arusha

A gentle walk takes us down through the rainforest to Mweka gate successful climbers will receive their summit certificates. After lunch, we drive back to Arusha at Ilboru Safari Lodge
Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate: 3-5 hours walking.
Dinner and overnight at Karama Lodge and Spa: Bed, dinner, and Breakfast-included.

Departing Day:

After saying bye to our team of guides then you need a private departure transfer which is included from Arusha to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) for your flight unless you have an option to have a short safari or any other option we will discuss.
E-mail us at any time to discuss your trip and get an accurate quotation.

Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking – Shira Route – 8 Days Includes:

• Tanzania VAT on tourism activities and all parks, Camping fees
• Airport transfers
• Hotel before and after the climb.
• Portable toilet (Chemical toilet)
• Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees
• Emergency oxygen
• Basic first aid kit
• Qualified mountain guide, assistant guides, porters, and cook
• Salaries for the mountain crew
• Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
• Camping equipment (tents, camp chairs, tables & sleeping mattress
• Porter to carry your duffel bag
• Flying Doctor Service

Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking – Shira Route – 8 Days Excludes:

• Flights and airport taxes
• Compulsory tips for guides, porters, and cook
• Tanzania Visa
• Highly recommended travel and medical insurance.
• Personal hiking/trekking gear – we can rent some of the gear from our equipment store in Tanzania
• Snacks, personal medicine, and water purifying tablets.

Safety
Success is what we want during our trip. We are prepared for any urgent situation and also have in place a complete evacuation procedure in case of altitude sickness. We carry first aid supplies, supplement summit oxygen, and Pulse Oximeters).

Travel insurance
all customers traveling with Kilipeak Adventure are required to have fully comprehensive travel insurance.
The policy needs to be valid from the date that the initial order is placed so as to provide cover for a cancellation prior to departure.
During travel, the insurance needs to provide comprehensive medical, evacuation, and repatriation cover.

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