Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro
Height (m)

5895

Duration

8 days

Difficulty

Low

Continent

Africa

1,945 

Participants:

About the tour.

About the tour

Itinerary to climb Kilimanjaro by Machame route.

Day 1: Arrival at the airport of Arusha (about 5 hours). Meeting by our representative. Transfer and accommodation in a comfortable 3 * hotel in the city of Moshi. Preparation of the necessary equipment, briefing on the upcoming ascent. Meals: dinner.
Day 2: Transfer to the Machame gate (1800 m start point). Designing a group of climbers on Kilimanjaro, the distribution of personal cargo and the necessary equipment for porters. (Your personal load carried by the porter should not exceed 20 kg). The beginning of the track, transition to the tent camp Machame Hat (3000 m). The trail goes in the zone of a picturesque tropical forest, gradually passing into the zone of shrubs (18 km – 7 hours). Accommodation in the camp “Machame Camp” (accommodation in 2 local tents). Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Day 3: Trekking to the Shira Hat campground (3800 m). The trail first passes through a zone of shrubs, and closer to the camp begins alpine meadows, overgrown with giant lobelias (9 km – 6 hours). Accommodation in the tent camp “Shira Camp” (accommodation in 2 local tents). Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Day 4: Trekking to the Baranka Hut campground (3900 m). The trail passes along a steeper and stony slope, rises to a height (4500 m), then downhill (15 km – 7 hours). Accommodation in the camp “Barranco Camp” (accommodation in 2-person tents). Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Day 5: Trekking to the Barafu Hat assault camp (4800 m). The trail passes through the desert and rocky terrain (13 km – 7 hours). Accommodation in the camp “Barafu Camp” (accommodation in 2 local tents). Rest before the assault, until 24.00. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Day 6: Climbing Kilimanjaro. At 01:00, an attempt to storm the top of the giant crater Kilimanjaro begins (the average time to storm 6-7 hours). The meeting of dawn on the peak of Uhuro – the highest point in Africa (5895 m). If you wish, you can go down to the crater for 100 m, take a walk to the glaciers. We return to the campground of Barafu Hat (4800 m), the collection of the camp. We go down to the camp of Mveka (3700 m – 4-5 hours). Accommodation in the tent camp “Mweka Camp” (accommodation in 2 local tents). Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Day 7: Descent down to the village of Mveka (the finish point of climbing Kilimanjaro 1500 m). The trail goes in the picturesque rainforest zone (10 km – 4 hours). At the exit, the group (reaching the summit) receives a well-deserved certificate of climbing to the highest peak in Africa – Uhuro Peak. Farewell to attendants (customary to tip). Transfer and accommodation at the 3 * hotel in Moshi. Free time, rest. Meals: breakfast.
Day 8: Transfer by comfortable transport to the airport, flight to Moscow. Meals: breakfast.

 

Itinerary to Climb Kilimanjaro by Marangu route.

Day 1: From Arusha Airport in Tanzania or from Nairobi Airport in Kenya, a bus transfer (local transport) to Arusha City is made. The total moving time is about 5 hours. The group arriving at the place is met by our representative. Accommodation in a 3 * hotel with amenities in the city of Moshi, dinner is provided. The group is carefully instructed on the upcoming ascent, and the necessary equipment is being prepared.
Day 2: Transportation to the gates of Marangu (the starting point of the trail is at an altitude of 1980 m). A group of climbers is drawn up, the necessary equipment and personal cargo (should not be heavier than 20 kg) are distributed to porters. The group extends from the starting point of the path and goes to Mandar Khat – a camp located at an altitude of 2700 m. The length of the road is 12 km and takes 5 hours, during which climbers can observe a picturesque rainforest passing along a gentle ridge. There is also another trail. It can be reached by turning left immediately after entering a reserved place. This trail goes along the course of the river and after 1.5 hours of travel it again leads climbers to the main trail. The halt point is the Mandara camp, accommodation in wooden huts.
Day 3: The path to the camp Horombo Hat (lifting to a height of 3720 m). A 15 km journey takes approximately 6 hours. The trail leads a group of climbers through a mysterious thicket of forest, it goes around the Moundi crater. It is here that you can see the Kibo crater, the ascent to which is the intended goal of the conquerors of the peaks. Further, the trail goes through alpine meadows of amazing beauty, on which huge lobelias and godparents grow, their height reaches as much as 6 meters! The halt point is Horombo Camp, accommodation in wooden huts.
Day 4: Day is reserved for acclimatization. This helps to avoid mountain sickness or reduce its manifestations. It is recommended to make a small four-hour route: overcoming the Zebra cliffs – reaching the Mawenzi camp and descent back to Horombo.
Day 5: The path to the Kibo Hat camp (lifting to a height of 4700 m). A 15 km journey takes approximately 6 hours. Passing along this trail, climbers will be accompanied by alpine semi-desert and rocky terrain. An additional trail leaves the Mawenzi camp, which occurs on the way to Kibo camp, which is an order of magnitude lighter and shorter by one hour. She will certainly be interested in climbers who on the previous day already explored the standard path on the day of acclimatization. The halt point is Kibo Camp, accommodation in wooden huts. The group rests before the assault until midnight.
Day 6: Climbing Kilimanjaro. The assault time varies about 5-7 hours. A group of climbers are already meeting the dawn, being at the highest point in Africa – the peak of Uhuro. The height above sea level is 5895 m. Those who wish can descend into the interior of the crater for 100 meters, go through the glaciers. Next is the descent back to the Kibo Hat camp, the camp is being collected. A 5-6 hour journey continues down to the Horombo Hat camp (a descent to a height of 3720 m is made). The halt point is the Horombo Hat Campground, accommodation in wooden huts.
День 7: A group of climbers descends to the end of their ascent path – the gates of Marangu (height 1980 m). 27 km of travel takes about 6 hours. The trail leads climbers past the Mandara camp, which is replaced by a tropical forest of amazing beauty. At the end of their journey, members of the group who reached the top receive a certificate attesting to the fact of climbing one of the highest points in Africa. There are two types of certificates here: gold – for the conquerors of Uhuro Peak, and green – for those who were able to get to Gilman Peak. Next comes the farewell to the staff. It’s good form to tip them. The group moves to a 3 * hotel with amenities – the city of Moshi. The rest of the time is allocated for rest.
День 8: Moving a group of satisfied climbers to the airport by convenient transport. Depart to Moscow.

Itinerary to climb Kilimanjaro by Rongai Route.

Day 1: From Arusha Airport in Tanzania or from Nairobi Airport in Kenya, a bus transfer (local transport) to Arusha City is made. The total moving time is about 5 hours. The group arriving at the place is met by our representative. Accommodation in a 3 * hotel with amenities in the city of Moshi, dinner is provided. The group is carefully instructed on the upcoming ascent, and the necessary equipment is being prepared.
Day 2: Transportation to the gates of Marangu (the starting point of the trail is at an altitude of 1980 m). A group of climbers makes out and leaves for the village of Nal Mora, where they get acquainted with their guide and the rest of the service staff. It also distributes the necessary equipment and personal cargo (should not be heavier than 20 kg) for porters. The group advances from the starting point of the path and follows to the 1st cave – the tent camp, located at an altitude of 2600 m. The length of the road is 8 km and takes 5 hours.
During this time, climbers can observe the picturesque fields sown with corn or potatoes, later these landscapes are replaced by a pine forest, amazing with its characteristic clean air, and then moorland follows. The point of halt is the campground, accommodation in 2 sleeping tents. Surely, even the most indifferent person here will not be able to keep his admiration from the beautiful views of the Kenyan plain.
Day 3: The path to the Kikelev cave – the campground (lifting to a height of 3600 m). A 9 km journey takes approximately 6 hours. The trail leads a group of climbers through the second cave, located at an altitude of 3450 m. Here you can also admire the breathtaking view of the glaciers and the dizzy peak of Kibo. The halt point is the Kikeleva campground, accommodation in 2 local tents.
Day 4: The path to Mawenzi Tarn – campground (lifting to a height of 4330 m). The entire road takes about 4 hours and gradually replaces the steep grassy slope with a terrain more like a desert. The halt point is the Mawenzi Tarn Campground, accommodation in 2 local tents. The place is located under the peaks of Mawenzi, which makes this place especially noteworthy. The remaining time is allotted for acclimatization, exploration of the area and admiration for the landscape.
Day 5: The way to Kibo Hat – assault camp (lifting to a height of 4700 m). The entire journey takes approximately 4 hours. The trail of the route runs along the top of Kibo, namely on its eastern side. Alpine semi-desert stony terrain prevails here. The halt point is Kibo Campground, accommodation in 2 local tents. The whole group rests until midnight before the upcoming assault on the peak of Kilimanjaro.
Day 6: Climbing Kilimanjaro. The assault time varies about 5-7 hours. A group of climbers are already meeting the dawn, being at the highest point in Africa – the peak of Uhuro. The height above sea level is 5895 m. Those who wish can descend into the interior of the crater for 100 meters, go through the glaciers. Next is the descent back to the Kibo Hat camp, the camp is being collected. A 5-6 hour journey continues down to the Horombo Hat camp (a descent to a height of 3720 m is made). The halt point is the Horombo Hat Campground, accommodation in 2 local tents.
Day 7: A group of climbers descends to the end of their ascent path – the gates of Marangu (height 1980 m). 27 km of travel takes about 6 hours. The trail leads climbers past the Mandara camp, which is replaced by a tropical forest of amazing beauty. At the end of their journey, members of the group who reached the top receive a certificate attesting to the fact of climbing one of the highest points in Africa. There are two types of certificates: gold – for the conquerors of Uhuro Peak and green – for those who were able to get to Gilman Peak. Next comes the farewell to the staff. It’s good form to tip them. The group moves to a 3 * hotel with amenities – the city of Moshi. The rest of the time is allocated for rest.
День 8: Moving a group of satisfied climbers to the airport by convenient transport. Depart to Moscow.

Included in the cost of expedition to climb Kilimanjaro:

  • English-speaking mountain guide
  • all transfers
  • rescue fees
  • park fees
  • camping fees
  • three meals a day on the mountain
  • Kilimanjaro guides’ services
  • hotel (full board) preceding and following the climb
  • porters’ and cook’s services
  • tents
  • mattresses
  • mass tent (fully-equipped)

Not included in the cost of expedition to climb Kilimanjaro:

  • ips for Kilimanjaro guides, porters and staff
  • any kind of beverages – both alcoholic and non-alcoholic
  • personal medication and first aid kit
  • personal equipment

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