INCLUDED IN KILIMANJARO PACKAGE:
- Two nights’ accommodation at the Hotel in Arusha (before and after the climb)
- First night includes dinner and breakfast
- Last night includes dinner & breakfast
- Transportation from Arusha to/from the starting/finishing points respectively
- Airport transfers
- Qualified guides with mountain crew
- National park fees
- Tents and sleeping mattresses
- Cutlery / Crockery / Eating utensils
- Mess tent (for dining) / Mini camping chairs / Tables / Candles
- Rescue fees
- Pulse oxi-meters
- First aid kit
- Guides, porters, cook, waiter salaries
- Hot water on the mountain
- All meals on the mountain (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
- Guides, porters, waiter, cook accommodation and entry fees on the mountain.
EXCLUDED IN KILIMANJARO PACKAGE:
- Single room supplement at the Hotel (except on the 1 person rate)
- Guides, Porters, Cook & Waiters tips
- Meals and drinks not specified
- Gear for your climb
- Items of personal nature
- Additional nights beyond the two standard hotel nights included
Arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport and transfer to Moshi hotel for your overnight
Moshi(915m/300ft) to Machame gate(1,490 mt 4890ft)to machame camp(2980m 9780ft)12km-4-6hrs montane forest
Your trip starts early with briefing, followed by breakfast and a 1hrs drive from Moshi to the Machame village (1490m/4890ft) where your guide and porters prepare and park your equipment and supplies . You will receive a box lunch. Your porter will arrive before you and erect your tent before you arrive and porters will boil drinking and washing water while the cook prepares your dinner, Night temperature can drop to freezing at machame camp.
Machame camp (2980m/9,780ft)to shira camp(3840m/12600ft)7km 4-6hrs Moorland
After breakfast ,climb an hour to top of forest, then for 2hrs through a gentle moorland. After a lunch and rest you continue up a rock ridge onto shira plateau where you will be able to see Kilimanjaro?s great Western Beach with it is stunning glacier. Porters will boil drinking and washing water before serving dinner. The night at this exposed shira camp will be colder, with temperature dropping below freezing.
Shira camp(3,840m/12,600ft)to lava tower(4,630m/15,190ft)to Barranco camp(3,950m/12,960ft)13km 6-8hrs,Semi-Desert
After breakfast you will hike east up a steepening pass above highest vegetation towards Kilimanjaro?s looming mass. After several hours, you walk through a rock landscape to reach the prominent landmark called lava tower at 4,630m/15,190ft. After lunch stop near lava tower, descending 2hrs below the lower cliffs on the western breach and breach wall to Barranco camp at 3,950m/12,960ft.on this day, be careful to notice any signs of altitude sickness
Barranco camp(3,950m/12960ft)to Barafu camp(4,550m/14,930ft)13km,7-8hrs alipine desert
After spending a night under the imposing Great Barranco wall, you climb this awesome abstacle, wich turns aout to be easier than it looks.Topping out just below the heim Glacier, you can now appreciate just how beautifull Likimanjaro.Your tent will be pitched on a narrow, stony,wind-swept ridge, so make sure that you familiarize yourself with terrain before dark to avoid any accidents.Prepare your equipment and warm clothing for your summit climb.This should include replacing your headlamp and camera batteries, and to prevent freezing, consider carrying your water in a thermal flast, go to bed by 6:30 or 7 pm,and try to get a few hours of precious sleep.
Summit day,Baraf camp(4,550m/14930ft)to mweka camp(3,100m/10,170)7kmup,22km down 8hrs up,9 10 hrs down scree and seasonal snow
You will rise around 11:00 pm and after some steaming tea and biscuit, you shuffle off into the night.Your 6hrs climb northwest up through heavy scree between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers to stella point on the crater rim is the most challenging part of the route for most climbers. At stella point (5,685m/18,650ft) you stop for a short rest and a chance to see a supremely sanguine sunrise. Depending on the season and recent storms, you may encounter snow on your remaining hike along the rim to Uhuru peak. On the summit, you can enjoy your accomplishmentand know that you are creating a day that you will remember for the rest of your life. After your 3hrs descent from from the summit back to barafu camp, you will have short rest and hike down into the forest to mweka camp(3,100m/10,170ft) at this forest there is surounded by forest you can expect mist or rain in the late afternoon. Porters will prepare drinking and washing water.
Mweka camp(3,100m/10,170ft)to mweka gate(1,980m/6,500ft)to moshi(890m/2,920ft)
After a well ? deserved breakfast ,it is a short hike back to the park gate, at mweka gate you can sign your name and add details in a register, here is also where successful climbers receive their summit certificates.Climbers who reached Uhuru peak receive Gold certificate and who reached stella point receive Green certificate. You will have a delicious hot lunch in Mweka village, after lunch you will be transfed to Arusha for a hot shower and comfortable night in Kibo Palace Hotel.