The itinerary uses the most popular route of Mount Kilimanjaro with sleeping huts and place to serve beverages like Coca-Cola, on the way, you will be guided with our professional guide to view this route and enroute attractions.

Details by Day

Day 1: Registration at Marangu Gate

After registration at the Marangu gate (1,830 m.) we climb up through attractive and unspoiled forest. We will pass nearby the volcanic remains of Maundi Crater and make a wonderful afternoon expedition. We can simply rest and enjoy the beautiful forest around us. Camp at Mandara Hut [3-5 hours walking]

Day 2: Ascent through forest

We will have a steep ascent through the forest with the path soon opens out into grassy moorland and in clear weather.  We will now see Kibo and Mawenzi peaks in a good and clear view. We will thereafter climb steadily via the moorland zone containing massive heather and occasional stands of groundsel, to eventually reach the hut complex at Horombo (3,720 m.) Sunrises and sunsets in this place are often very amazing, the site is close to the glaciated dome of Kibo, and there is a real sense of being above the clouds. [4-6 hours walking]

Day 3: Excursion Towards Mawenzi Peak

The day is spent making an excursion to the base of the seldom visited Mawenzi peak, which have excellent views of Kibo. Our route ends up to the crater rim at Gillman’s Point. Mawenzi is older than Kibo and so has eroded deep into a very rough ridge with dramatic pinnacle. The landscape feels more alpine and there is a greater sense of peacefulness than in other locations on this route. We will spend a second night at Horombo Hut to further improve our acclimatization. [4-5 hours walking]

Day 4: Climb, Saddle Between Mawenzi and Kibo

We will climb towards the lunar desert of the Saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo. The terrain changes to scree and there is a blatant sense of high altitude wilderness. We will reach Kibo Hut (4,700 m.) at the bottom of the crater by midday and the afternoon for resting. The remained hours are spent resting and eating in preparation for the final climb before a very early night! [4-6 hours]

Day 5: Ascent Towards Gillman’s Point To Uhuru Peak

We will start our ascent by torchlight at about 1.00a.m. so that we can be up at Gillman’s Point by sunrise. We will start a steep rise climb over loose volcanic scree, but there are some well-graded zigzags and a slow but steady pace will have us up to Gillman’s (5,685 m.) in about 5 or 6 hours.

We will rest there and spend some time taking in the sunrise. Those who are still feeling strong can make the three hour round trip from here along the crater rim to Uhuru Peak (5,896m.), passing close to the spectacular glaciers that still occupy most of the summit area. The descent is surprisingly fast and we return to Horombo Hut for the night. [11-15 hours walking]

Day 6: Retrace through moorland, Mandara then to the Gates

We start going down with a pleasant moorland walk to Mandara and then a lovely geen forest walk to the National Park gates. The greenness and lushness of the forest is quite a stunning contrast to the summit day and it makes you grasp how varied the scenery on Kilimanjaro really is. [5-6 hours walking]

Pricing Terms 

Price includes the following:

• Tanzania VAT on tourism activities and park fees
• Return transfers Kilimanjaro airport to Arusha and Arusha to Kilimanjaro airport
• Hotel Lodging the night before and the night after the climb, with dinner and breakfast included (double occupancy)
• with bed dinner and breakfast
• Transfer from your hotel to starting point for your climb, and return to your hotel after your climb
• Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
• All Kilimanjaro National Park gate fees, camping fees and climbing permits.
• Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees (Kilimanjaro Rescue Team)
• 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 mountain crew as per guidelines set by Kilimanjaro National Park
• Breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as hot drinks on the mountain
• Camping equipment (tents, camp chairs, tables & sleeping mattress
• Water for washing up daily
• Porter to carry your duffel bag (max weight 15kg / 32 lbs) from one camp to the next camp.
• Kilimanjaro National Park certificate for your successful summit attempt
• A comprehensive Climbing Kilimanjaro travel info pack
• Flying Doctor Service

Price Excludes the Following:

• Flights and airport taxes
• Items of a personal nature
• Compulsory tips for guides, porters and cook (average tip is anything from US $ 230 to US $ 300 per hiker – depending on number of days / how many hikers in the group and route chosen)
• South African passport holders do NOT require a visa for Tanzania, however most other Nationalities require a visa for Tanzania
• Health requirements (Yellow Fever compulsory if travelling to Tanzania recommended)
• Highly recommended travel and medical insurance.
• Personal hiking/trekking gear – we can rent some of the gear from our equipment store in Tanzania
• Optional but highly recommended Portable toilet
• Snacks, personal medicine and water purifying tablets
• Meals & drinks not specified and snacks

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