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Kilimanjaro Trekking

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9 days

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$1,950

Welcome to Kilimanjaro

For a great experience on trekking Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the world’s most accessible high summits with breathtaking view of the natural vegetation.
Mount Kilimanjaro National Park by any name is a metaphor for the compelling beauty of East Africa. Not only is this the highest peak on the African continent it is also the tallest free- standing mountain in the world Kilimanjaro National Park is one of the world’s most accessible high summits, a beacon for visitors from around the world. Most climbers reach the crater rim with little more than a walking stick, proper clothing and determination.
. Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa. It means mountain of Light or Mountain of Greatness.
. One of the largest single freestanding mountains in the world and is unique in being so close to the equator and yet having yearlong ice glaciers, and boasts the largest alpine desert of all the glaciated mountains in East Africa.
. Extraordinary sunrises and sunsets
. Breathtaking views
. Only place where snow is found in Africa
. Wild animals on the slopes of the mountain
. UNESCO World Heritage site

WHEN TO GO
•    Heaviest rainfall to the southeast forested slopes from March to May
•    Shorter rains from November to December
•    Driest months are from August to October
•    The northern slopes receive far less rainfall. Both the rainfall and the temperature decrease with altitude up to the summit where there is permanent ice and below freezing temperatures.
•    The clearest and warmest conditions are from December – February, but also dry (and colder) from July – September.
ACTIVITIES
•    Hiking and climbing the Mountain – can be accomplished by any normal, fit person.
•    Kilimanjaro Climbing Routes. Climbs mount Kilimanjaro

                                                     CLIMBING ROUTES

MACHAME ROUTE
With the distance of 65km, Machame route is one of the most popular for Kilimanjaro climbers. The main difficulty lies in an altitude gain of over 2,000m in 24hrs including summiting, resulting in a 7% drop in success rates. If you are planning to take Machame Route in November, April or May, the path may be eroded by rain making the climb more difficult. The 7-day programme, on other hand, offers success rates of 85% due to gradual acclimatization and will suit anyone aspiring to climb Kilimanjaro.

MARANGU ROUTE
Marangu route is rightfully popular amongst Kilimanjaro. It is unique in that it provides extra comfort with its permanent huts. Fabulous vistas of Kilimanjaro’s Mawenzi and Kibo peaks are an added advantage of it! Marangu Route offers 6 and 5-day itineraries, the latter being the way to go for experienced trekkers. The 6 days Marangu Route itinerary with its longer acclimatization is preferable if this is to be your first climb. Those who climb Kilimanjaro on Marangu can look forward to a trek that covers the distance of 64 km with comfortable conditions resulting in a 92% success rate for the longer programme.

LEMOSHO ROUTE
This route offers stunning sceneries and excellent acclimation. The least frequented route ideal for beginners. Offering captivating vistas, pristine wildlife and acclimation opportunities with no traffic of climbers. Lemosho is the most recommended route to reach the roof of Africa. It’s the most scenic route on Kilimanjaro. Lemosho offers the smoothest acclimatization and the highest success rates of 85%, 90% and 95% for 6, 7 and 8-day tours, respectively. The total distance covered on Lemosho Route is 46 km.

RONGAI ROUTE
Rongai is the only northern route up Kilimanjaro. It will take you past the second-highest point in Tanzania, Mawenzi, while offering bird's-eye views of the mountain’s rainforest. The gentle gradient and its gradual acclimatization bring one safely to the highest point of Africa –Kilimanjaro’s Uhuru peak, at 5,895 m. Rongai Route boasts high success rates of 84 and 94 percent on 6 and 7-day climbs, respectively. Rongai is great for travelers with previous exposure to high altitude and offers an escape from fellow-climbers, as it requires the longest drive before reaching the park gate. Rongai Route will leave you with great impressions while testing your strength over the distance of 65 km.

UMBWE ROUTE
Umbwe Route is arguably the least frequented on Kilimanjaro. Starting at the tropical rainforest it runs along Machame Route. The shortest of the routes, Umbwe - with its steep climb and short acclimatization periods - is amongst the most taxing on Kilimanjaro, while still showing off the beauties of the mountain terrain with its different habitat zones and panoramic views. While the camps along Umbwe Route to Uhuru Peak are well suited to acclimatization, this is still one of the more challenging ways to climb Kilimanjaro.

NORHTERN CIRCUIT
Northern Circuit is Kilimanjaro’s newest route. Being the longest way to Uhuru Peak makes it the least frequented. The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the rainforest on the western slopes of Shira Plateau and passes through the northern part of the Kilimanjaro massif to end up on the eastern slope. Northern Circuit is also the only route that makes an arc of 270° allowing you to see different aspects of the Kibo Volcano This makes climbing Kilimanjaro on the Northern Circuit Route highly popular amongst photographers. Moreover, the longer duration of this trek makes for better acclimatization and an easier climb to Uhuru Peak.


Day 01

Arrive JRO international airport, after clearance of immigration formalities: you will met by our officer at the arrival door, greeted and transferred to the hotel in Moshi for overnight.
Dinner and Overnight at Mountain Inn-BB



Day 02

After breakfast drive from Mountain Inn to the Londorossi Park Gate. From here follow a forest in a 4WD vehicle for 11km (45 min) to Lemosho Glades and a possible campsite. From the glades, walk for 3 hours beautiful trails to the Mti Mkubwa campsite



Day 03

The trail gradually steepens, enters the giant heather moorland zone, then crosses the Shira Ridge at 3,600m/11,810 and drops gently to Shira Camp 1 located by a stream on the Shira Plateau



Day 04

A gentle walk across the plateau leads to Shira Camp 2 on moorland meadows by stream. A variety of walks are available on the plateau making this an excellent acclimatization day.



Day 05

After breakfast ,you will hike east up a steepening path above the highest vegetation toward Kilimanjaro looming mass .After several hours, you walk through a rocky landscape to reach the prominent land mark called lava Tower at 4,630m/15,190.



Day 06

After breakfast, we continue up a steep ridge to the great Barranco wall, then you climb this impossible obstacle ,which turn to be easier than it look .Topping out just below the Heim Glacier, you can now appreciate just how beautiful Kilimanjaro really is.



Day 07


In the morning, you hike east over intervening and valley to join the Mweka Route which will be your descent route. Tour left toward the mountain and hike up the ridge through a sparse landscape for another hour to the Barafu Hut where you will receive a hot lunch. The last water on the route is in the Kalanga Valley; there is no water at Barafu Camp, even though Barafu is a Swahili word for ice. The famous snows of Kilimanjaro are far above Barafu Camp near the summit to the mountain.

 


Day 08

You will rise around 11:30 PM, and after some steaming tea and biscuits, you shuffle off into the night .You 6-hours climbing northwest up through heavy scree between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers to Stella point on the crater is the most challenging part of the route for most climbers .



Day 09

After a well-deserved breakfast, it is a short, scenic 3-hours to the [ark gate. This is also were successful climbers can receive their summit certificates. Climbers who reached Stella point are issued green certificates and those who reached Uhuru Peak receive gold certificate.
Hot lunch at Mweka village after which you are driven back to Moshi for an overdue hot shower and comfortable night at Mountain Inn-BB



Our Net rates are as follows

Each of1 Pax------
USD2120------



Our Price Includes

. Park fees, Rescue fees
. Camping equipments, bed and mattress
. Transport to and from the mountain starting gate and finishing gate to the hotel and airport
. Guide, Assistant, cook and porters
. 3 meals+ snacks glass of wine champagne after dinner
. Water



Our Price Excludes


. Tips and gratuities
. All flights (domestic and international) and Visas
. Laundry telephone bills, etc.
. Any other expense of person nature