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Moshi - Marangu Gate - Mandara - Horombo - Kibo Hut - Uhuru Peak - Horombo - Moshi - Manyara Lake - Ngoro-Ngoro - Moshi
Why go there?
Kilimanjaro is 5895 meters high an extinct volcano, with 3 peaks: Kibo, Shira and Mawenzi ! The highest summit of Africa is one of the most beautiful places on earth. The mountain is situated completely in Tanzania. Kilimanjaro is a non technical mountain that can be climbed by anyone with a fair good condition and patience. There are many different routes, each passing rainforest, moorland and glaciers. Most people seize the opportunity of being in wildlife paradise and couple a safari to their trip as well.
Location: 3°04' South Latitude, 37°21' East longitude.
Kili is the easiest of all the 7 Summis, so the most popular. Our route goes up moderate slopes and is provided with rather comfortable huts (with dormitories and dining rooms).
Arrival in Kilimanjaro airport. Transfer to Moshi. Night in a hotel.
Transfer to Marangu Gate (1981m). Walk
through the rain forest to Mandara hut (2743m), about 3 hr. 12 km.
Leave the forest and cross the open moorland
to Horombo hut (3760m), about 4-5 hr. 15 km
Rest and acclimatisation day at Horombo Hut. Day walk to Zebra Rocks.
Walk over the moorland, then alpine deserts to the “Saddle" between the peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo. From here we walk for about an hour to reach Kibo hut (4730m). All in all 4-5 hr. 15 km
We leave very early for the summit and scramble up a steep scree leading to Gillman`s Point (5681m), which is in the crater rim (4-6 hr). Continue around the
rim (about 2 hours) to Uhuru Peak (5895m), the highest point in Africa. Descend to Kibo Hut for tea and biscuits and then down to Horombo hut (3760). All in all - ascend and descend to Kibo takes about 10 hr and about 3 hr to Horombo. All in all 27 km.
Descending to Marangu gate and driving back to the hotel. Quiet afternoon.
Driving from the hotel in Moshi to Lake Manyara, where we stop for a picnic before entering the park. An afternoon game drive, exploring the habitats of different game within the park. In the evening we return to our camp. Free time to get acquainted with the Mtu wa Mbu culture.
After breakfast, our safari goes on. We descend into the Ngorongoro Crater 600 meters deep and 20 kilometers wide but its real dimensions are only appreciated from the floor. The place is the home of nearly every species of African animal, it offers a chance to view an incredible concentration of East African mammals, such as elephant, rhino, buffalo, hippo, lion etc. In the evening we return to hotel in Moshi.
Drive to Kilimanjaro airport. Flight home.
Transfers from Kilimanjaro airport to the Hotel and back Hotel accommodation near Moshi (DBL, B&B) - 3 nights Six days climbing by the Marangu route Two days camping: safari, Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater National parks entrance fees Guides, porters and cook Climbing guide from 7 Summits Club Special 7 Summits Club’s T-shirts
Price does not include
Airfare to Kilimanjaro airport and back
Tanzanian visa (50 USD) - if necessary: depends on your citizenship
Traveling and medical insurance Meals not mentioned in the itinerary (dinners and suppers in hotels)
SINGLE accommodation (300 USD)
Tips (to local guides, porters and cook) Personal gear Personal expenses
Tips guidelines (important information!)
You entrust your life, health, your time and money to the guides. And the guides take this responsibility for you and for the success of the whole trip. They are doing this 24 hours.
10-20 USD per day is expected as the normal amount of tips for the Guides and the staff of the program. If you liked everything about the trip, please don't forget to thank them. You can give the tips directly to the Main Guide and he will distribute it among the staff.
Necessary travel papers (documents)
Tanzanian visa (if necessary: depends on your citizenship)
By air and by land
You can get to Kilimanjaro by several different air companies: KLM, Emirates, Turkish Airlines, Egypt Airlines, Quatar Airlines
3 nights in hotels (DBL, B&B), 5 nights in mountain huts, 3 nights camping
Full board on the mountain and on safari, breakfasts only in hotels
Climbing guide from 7 Summits Club
Local mountain guides, assistants, cook, porters on the mountain, guides-drivers and cook for safari
Health and medical insurance
Vaccinations against malaria, yellow fever and cholera are musts, even though the malaria threat is the highest in the coastal areas, minimal in Moshi and practically nonexistent on Kilimanjaro.
There are two rain seasons in East Africa. Though the dates are not fixed, roughly the first one is between late March and early
June and the second comes usually in October or November.
Dinners while in hotels, souveniers.
- Mountaineering boots
- Light trekking boots (useful up to the Kibo Hut)
- Water&windproof jacket and pants (Gore-Tex or similar)
- Warm cap
- Thick fleece sweater of thermal underwear
- Collapsible ski poles
- Sleeping bag good for 0.C (32F)
- Light down jacket is a pleasant option
- Trekking pants and T-shirts
- Personal first aid kit
- Head torch
- Water bottle
- Lip balm
- Pocket knife
- Favorite snacks
- Camera with a supply of batteries
- Book, cards, walkman, reading stuff etc