This rout starting on the Western side of Mt. Kilimanjaro,’’ this ascent covers all of the most spectacular areas of Kilimanjaro, includes villagers, farmers and the amazing view of plateu, glacial valleys and alpine desert. Kilimanjaro treks takes minimum of 6 days, but we recommend you to take 8 days route just so to give you a chance to adjust to the altitude, acclimatization  which is very important.

  • 1 Night at a hotel in Arusha
  • 8 Days Kilimanjaro Climb
  • 1 Night at Hotel in Arusha

                                   

 BELOW HERE IS WHAT’S INCLUDED IN OUR PACKAGE
Accommodation  Airport pickup & drop off
Professional Guides and Porters All ground transportation
Entrance Park Fees Most Meals
Most Meals Air rescue in case of an evacuation (flying doctor)
All Camping equipment, Tents, chairs, table All catering equipments
All foods, breakfast, lunch and dinner Fully High Altitude and Wilderness First Aid kit
Oxygen tank – 1 tank for every 3 persons Private portable toilet – 1 tank for every 3 persons
Free storage for extra bags Certificate of Achievement
$18% Value Added Tax (VAT)

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE

 
Flights  Guide gratuity (tipping)
Personal Mountain Gears Visas
Drinks and Laundry at hotel Any amendments to the above itinerary

 

Additional information

Minimum Persons:4
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Day 1: Arusha

During your arrival, I/our representer will meet you at the airport and transferred to your , Accommodation:  (Mount Meru ) (Kibopalacehotel)  (Ilboru lodge)  (Palace hotel)

Meals: Breakfast

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Day 2: Arusha

Day at leisure and final packing day, and every last questions to be asked.

Meals: Breakfast

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Day 3: Kilimanjaro

  • Arusha (1400m) – Londorossi Gate (2100m) – Mti Mkubwa camp (2750m)
  • Accommodations: Four seasons tents
  • Distance: 6 km
  • Hiking Time:3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Rain Forest

After breakfast, we drive to Londorosi gate which takes about 3hours from Arusha. Registration will take place and other formalities. The 4WD will take you further up to Lemosho glades, thereafter you can walk for about 2-3hrs to Mti Mkubwa Campsite (9,200ft) Dinner and overnight at the camp

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Day 4: Kilimanjaro

  • Mti Mkubwa Camp (2750m) – Shira 1 Camp (3540m)
  • Accommodation: Four season tent
  • Distance: 8 km
  • Hiking Time 5-6 hours
  • Habitat: Moorland

After breakfast, we continue on the trail leading out of the forest and into a savannah of tall grasses, heather, and volcanic rock draped   with lichen beards. As we ascend through the lush rolling hills and cross several streams, we reach the Shira Ridge before dropping gently down to Shira 1 camp.

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Day 5: Kilimanjaro

  • Shira 1 Camp (3508m) – Shira 2 camp(3840m)
  • Accommodation: Four season tent
  • Distance: 7 km
  • Hiking Time: 3-5hours
  • Habitat: Moorland

We explore the Shira plateau for a full day. It is a gentle walk east toward Kibo’s glaciered peak, across the plate which leads to Shira 2 camp on moorland meadows by a stream.  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.

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Day 6: Kilimanjaro

  • Shira 2(3840m) –VIA Lava Tower (4630m) – Barranco Camp (3950m)
  • Accommodation: Four season tent
  • Distance: 13 km
  • Hiking Time: 7-9 hours
  • Habitat: Semi Desert

From the Shira Plateau, we continue to the east up a ridge,    passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue,   our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower,  called the “Shark’s Tooth.” Shortly after the tower, we come to the second junction which brings us up to the Arrow Glacier at an altitude of 16,000ft. We now continue down to the Barranco camp .

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Day 7: Kilimanjaro

  • Barranco Camp (3950m) – Karanga Camp (3950m)
  • Accommodation: Four season tent
  • Distance: 6 km
  • Hiking Time: 3-5 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert

After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge passing the Barranco Wall, to the Karanga Valley campsite. This is a short day meant for acclimatization. Hot Lunch is served and spend the rest of the afternoon resting. Dinner and overnight at the camp.

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Day 8: Kilimanjaro

  • Karanga Camp (3959m) – Barafu Hut (4600)
  • Accommodation:Four season tent
  • Distance: 5 km
  • Hiking Time: 3-5 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert

After breakfast, we leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the Barafu camp. At this point, you have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here hot lunch is served, and rest while waiting for dinner, and prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are to be seen from this position. Dinner and overnight at the camp

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Day 9: Kilimanjaro

  • Summit attempt Barafu Camp (4600m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Mweka (3100m)
  • Distance: 6 km ascent and 6 km descent-12km total
  • Accommodation: Four season tents
  • Hiking Time: 5-8 hours ascent
  • 2-4 hours descent
  • Habitat: Arctic

Very early in the morning, we continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. At Stella Point (18,600 ft.) 5657M), you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise and view you are ever likely to see (weather permitting). From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all the way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit. At Uhuru Peak, you have reached the highest point in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro. From the summit, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Previous camp site, Barafu for lunch. You will want trekking poles going down to Mweka Camp which is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.

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Day 10: Kilimanjaro/Arusha

  • Mweka Camp (3100m) – Mweka Gate (1980m)
  • Accommodation: See below….
  • Distance: 9 km
  • Hiking Time: 3 hrs
  • Habitat: Rain Forest

After breakfast, we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy sometime. Gaiters and trekking poles will help.  Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy).  A vehicle will meet you at Mweka gate to drive you back to hotel in Moshi/Arusha. Dinner and celebrations.

Accommodation: (Mount Meru ) (Kibopalacehotel)  (Ilboru lodge)  (Palace hotel)

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Day 11: Arusha/Moshi

END OF TOUR-Flying  Back Home In the Afternoon/Evening.

    • Meal-Breakfast

TRIP EXTENSION: Continue to uncovering the secrets of Africa on one of our exciting optional extensions.

Balloon safari.
Horseback safari.
Walking safari
Motorcycle safari, Mountain biking safari.
Magic Ireland of Zanzibar.
Culture Tour.
Maasai boma visit.

Upon arrival in Arusha/Moshi you will have Dinner and then we will end our climb. The group should tip the guides and porters, around $250-400 (Per clients) per trip, this will depends on number of climbers.

Please note this itinerary is subject to change with or without prior notice according to local conditions or national park rules.

INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE

  • Airport pickup & drop off
  • 2 nights at KiboPalaceHotel in Arusha, 1 nights before and 1 night after the climb BB.
  • Mountain Guide, Cook, Porters
  • Park Fees
  • Hut Fees
  • Rescue Fee
  • Air rescue fees, in case of an evacuation. AMREF flying doctor.
  • All Camping equipment, Tents, chairs, table
  • All food and Catering equipment’s, breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Free storage of excess baggage not required on the Mountain
  • Fully equipped High Altitude and Wilderness First Aid Kit/S
  • Oxygen tank/
  • Summit-Trails Complimentary T-shirt

EXCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE

  • Drinks and Laundry at hotel
  • Personal Mountain Gears
  • Sleeping bags/Available for rent
  • Sleeping matt/Available for rent
  • Gratuities/ Tipping for team/crew
  • Medical and personal Luggage Insurance
  • Visas
  • Any excess luggage more than 15 KG per client
  • Inoculations
  • Any amendments to the above itinerary
  • Value Added Tax (VAT)

DEPARTURE DATES AND TIME

The departure dates for all of our east African safaris and treks tours and travel and other adventure packages are totally flexible according to your own personal needs. Please contact (us) for further and more detailed information, as well as information on all our adventure packages into Tanzania and east African in general.

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