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DISCLAIMER: Mountain climbing may be hazardous. Always take advice from your guide

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What is included?

Ground transfers with pick up and drop off at Arusha or JRO, park entrance fees, rescue fees, Mountain Guide, porters, accommodation and meals with 2 nights at the hotel as indicated on the above itinerary.

What is not included?

Lunch on the last day, climbing equipment, sleeping bags, drinks, tipping and all other expenses of personal nature.

Mount Kilimanjaro Expeditions

Mount Kilimanjaro rises from the dry plains, through a wide belt of forest and high alpine heath to an almost bare desert and finally the snow capped summit, Uhuru Peak, just 3 degrees south of the Equator. One of the world’s highest free standing mountains, Mt. Kilimanjaro is composed of three extinct volcanoes: Kibo 5895 m (19340 ft.), Mawenzi 5149 m (16896 ft.), and Shira 3962 m (13000 ft.).

The ascent of Kilimanjaro can be done from six routes: Mweka, Umbwe, Shira, Rongai, Machame, and the Marangu Route which is the easier and the most popular. Depending on which route one wants to use, the climb of Kilimanjaro can take between four nights to six nights on the mountain. The two most popular routes are Marangu and Machame. On the Marangu Route, accommodation is in alpine huts while on Machame Route it is camping throughout. While expert guides and porters will accompany you on your climb, unlike Mount Everest, no technical equipment is required.

Marangu Route

Day 01: Arusha / Moshi

Drive from Arusha to a hotel in Moshi for overnight H/B.

Day 02: Mandara Hut

Morning walk through the Kilimanjaro forest and spend the night at Mandara Hut (2700 meters).

Day 03: Horombo Hut

Climb to Horombo Hut (3720 meters).

Day 04: Kibo Hut

Ascend to Kibo Hut (5680 meters).

Day 05: Horombo Hut

Final ascent to the summit "The UHURU PEAK" (5895 meters)Overnight at Horombo Hut.

Day 06: Marangu

Morning descend to Marangu gate where will be met and transferred to Hotel overnight - H/B

Day 07: Arusha

After breakfast, drive back to Arusha.

Mechame Route

Day 01: Arusha / Moshi

Drive from Arusha to a hotel in Moshi for overnight H/B.

Day 02: Machame Hut

Morning transfer to Machame Gate and start the climb through the Shambas and passing the forest guard up to the first uniport hut. Dinner and overnight at Machame Hut – Camping (3100hrs). (About 5 hours walking).

Day 03: Shira Hut

After breakfast, we leave the glades of the rain forest and continue on an ascending path, crossing the little valley walking along steep rock ridge (3658m). Overnight at Shira Hut Campsite. (About 4hours walking).

Day 04: Baranco Hut

Continue to the East passing Junction, towards the peak of Kibo and Lava Tower. (4876m). Continue down to Barranco Hut (3860m) for overnight (About 6hours walking).

Day 05: Barafu Hut

Continue on a steep ridges basing on the Barranco wall, passing through the Karanga Valley and connect with the Mweka trail. Proceed to the Barafu Hut (4600m) for dinner and overnight. (About 8 hours walking).

Day 06 Mweka Hut

Early in the morning, ascend to Stella Point (5745m), on the way to the summit UHURU PEAK (5895m) (This part of the climb takes about 6 hours, to reach the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the highest point in Africa). From the summit, continue to straight down to Mweka Hut campsite (5100m), (This part of descend takes about 6hours) Dinner and overnight at Mweka Hut Campsite. (About 11 hours walking; this is the hardest day).

Day 07: Mweka

After breakfast, descend down to Mweka Gate where will be met and transferred to Hotel for dinner and overnight H/B.

Day 08: Arusha

After breakfast, drive back to Arusha.