Kilimanjaro Mountain Climbing

MOUNTAIN KILIMANJARO CLIMBING

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$2180 - $3000
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
9 days
Best months:
April - June
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
Camping safaris Camping
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RE: MOUNT KILIMANJARO CLIMBING - 09 DAYS - 2015
Day 01 - Arrive / Met - Drive to Moshi - Overnight hotel at Springlands Hotel or similar - Bed & Breakfast Day 02 - Kilimanjaro Trek / Machame route: Moshi to Machame to Machame Camp
Day 03 - Kilimanjaro Trek / Machame route: Machame Camp to Shira Camp
Day 04 - Kilimanjaro Trek / Machame route: Shira Camp to Barranco Camp
Day 05 - Kilimanjaro Trek / Machame route: Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp
Day 06 - Kilimanjaro Trek / Machame route: Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak
Day 07 - Kilimanjaro Trek / Machame route: Returning back
Day 08 - Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate to Moshi: transfer to Moshi for
relaxation and overnight - Overnight at Springlands Hotel or similar - Bed & Breakfast
Day 09 - Check out - and then transfer to Airport for your departure flight

DAY 01

Arrive met ,drive to Namanga Border where you will be met, then proceed to Moshi with lunch boxes. Overnight at Springlands Hotel which is near Moshi an ideal for Mountain walking trips and safari to Kilimanjaro.Mt.Meru and other wilderness areas in Northern Tanzania. It located in the Southern slopes of Kilimanjaro. The Hotel is named after freshwater springs which are located just short distance from the hotel, they are fed by the rains and melting snows of Kilimanjaro and are of the highest purity.

DAY 02

A drive from Moshi to the Mount Kilimanjaro National Park Gate takes about 50 minutes. The journey passes through the village of Machame which is located on the lower slopes of the mountain. We now leave the park gate and walk through the rain forest on a winding trail up a ridge. Lower down, the trail can be muddy and slippery. Heavy rains on this side of the mountain often transform the trail into a soggy, slippery experience, so good footgear, trekking poles, and gaiters are useful.  Gaiters and trekking poles are a good idea here. We continue a short distance until we reach the Machame Camp. In the evening, the porters boil drinking and washing water while the cook prepares your dinner. Night temperatures can drop to freezing at the Machame Camp.

DAY 03

After breakfast, we start the climb cross the remaining rain forest towards the giant moorland zone. Today is a full day trek with an altitude gain of 2,000 ft. A great lunch stop is One, a beautiful valley just outside the Shira Crater at around 10,000 ft. After lunch, we cross into the Shira Caldera, a high altitude desert plateau that is rarely visited. Shira is the third of Kilimanjaro volcanic cones, and is filled with lava flow from Kibo Peak. The crater rim has been decimated by weather and volcanic action. Today you will get your first close views of Kibo - the dramatic summit of Kilimanjaro

DAY 04

After breakfast, you will hike east up a steepening path above the highest vegetation toward Kilimanjaro’s looming mass. After several hours, you walk through a rocky landscape to reach the prominent landmark called Lava Tower at 4,630 m/15,190 ft. This chunky remnant of Kilimanjaro’s earlier volcanic activity is several hundred feet high, and the trail passes right below it. For extra credit, the sure-footed can scramble to the top of the tower. After a lunch stop near Lava Tower, descend for 2 hours below the lower cliffs of the Western Breach and Breach Wall to Barranco Camp at 3,950 m/12,960 ft. There are numerous photo opportunities on this hike, especially if the walls are festooned with ice. Barranco Camp is in a valley below the Breach and Great Barranco Walls, which should provide you with a memorable sunset while you wait for your dinner. On this day, be careful to notice any signs of altitude sickness.

DAY 05

In the morning, you hike east over intervening ridges and valleys to join the Mweka Route, which will be your descent route. Turn left toward the mountain and hike up the ridge through a sparse landscape for another hour to the Barafu Hut where you will receive a hot lunch. The last water on the route is in the Karanga Valley; there is no water at Barafu Camp, even though Barafu is the Swahili word for “ice.” The famous snows of Kilimanjaro are far above Barafu Camp near the summit of the mountain. Your tent will be pitched on a narrow, stony, wind-swept ridge, so make sure that you familiarize yourself with the terrain before dark to avoid any accidents.
Prepare your equipment and warm clothing for your summit climb, and drink a lot of fluids. After an early dinner, go to bed for a few hours of precious sleep

DAY 06/07

You will rise around 11:30 PM, and after some steaming tea and biscuits, you shuffle off into the night. Your 6-hour 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 (5,685 m/18,650 ft) you stop for a short rest and a chance to see a supremely sanguine sunrise. At Stella Point you join the top part of the Marangu Route, but do not stop here too long, as it will be extremely difficult to start again due to cold and fatigue. 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 accomplishment and know that you are creating a day that you will remember for the rest of your life. After your 3-hour descent from the summit back to Barafu Camp, you will have a well-earned but short rest, collect your gear, and hike down a rock and scree path into the moorland and eventually into the forest to Mweka Camp (3,100 m/10,170 ft). This camp is in the upper forest, so you can expect mist or rain in the late afternoon. Dinner, and washing water will be prepared, and the camp office sells drinking water, soft drinks, chocolates, and beer

DAY 08

After a well-deserved breakfast, it is a short, scenic, 3-hour hike back to the park gate. Don’t give your porters any tips until you and all your gear have reached the gate safely, but do remember to tip your staff at the gate. At Mweka Gate, you can sign your name and add details in a register. This is also where successful climbers receive their summit certificates. Climbers who reached Stella Point are issued green certificates and those who reached Uhuru Peak receive gold certificates. From the Mweka Gate, you will continue down to the Mweka Village, possibly a muddy, 3 km, 1 hour hike if the road is too muddy for vehicles. In the Mweka Village you will be served a delicious hot lunch after which you are driven back to Moshi for an overdue hot shower and comfortable night in our Springlands Hotel.

DAY 09

Drive to Namanga Border where you will met and proceed with the journey to Nairobi. Upon arrival you will be transferred to the Airport for your outbound flight back home

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Springlands Hotel
  • Machame Camp
  • Shira Camp
  • Barranco Camp
  • Barafu Camp
  • Mweka Camp

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