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TREKKING TO THE TOP OF KILIMANJARO

Mount Kilimanjaro: With its three volcanic cones, "Kibo", "Mawenzi" and "Shira", it is a dormant volcano in Tanzania. It is the highest mountain in Africa, rising approximately 4,900 m from its base and 5,895 meters above sea level. The mountain is part of Kilimanjaro National Park and is a major climbing destination. The mountain has been the subject of many scientific studies due to the shrinking of glaciers.

The Marangu route, also known as the "Coca-Cola" route, is a classic trail on Mount Kilimanjaro and is also the oldest route. The Marangu route is the one chosen by us to take you to the top of Kilimanjaro because it is considered the path that best suits given its gradual slope and because it is also the only route that offers cabins to sleep in dormitory-style accommodations.

At 5,685 m, Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest peak in Africa and one of the seven summits, situated between Mount Everest and Mont Blanc as one of the highest mountains in the world.

This climb is not for the faint of heart - it takes a lot of work and determination to overcome physical and mental barriers, a once in a lifetime experience. The journey is challenging, but this expedition is sure to be one of the most rewarding achievements of your life. Enjoy extraordinary views from the top of Kilimanjaro; Experience the sunrise over the clouds of Africa; Sample local Tanzanian cuisine and dine on hot soups, hearty curries and spicy breads; Walk alongside some of the best female guides in the country; Join an unforgettable and once-in-a-lifetime expedition and adventure.

Our expedition includes assistance and portages, which means that we ensure that we have a proper night's sleep, a comfortable sleep, hot showers and meals every day of the climb. Your guide will accompany you every step of the way, helping you, guiding you and inspiring you to make the most of your journey to the summit of Africa. (Uhuru Peak).

Program

Day 1 - Arrival at the airport and welcome.

Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport and transfer to the hotel in Arusha city. (45 minutes). Check in at the hotel, presentations and instructions of the trekking before dinner that will be served at the hotel (dinner included).

Day 2 Arusha at the door of Marangu and Mandara Hut

We start the day with a delicious breakfast and at 07:00 AM we leave to start our ascent to the top of Africa. We will arrive at the Marangu gate around 11:00 a.m. for the necessary registration before starting the trek. We started our ascent late in the morning. The trail begins in a beautiful tropical forest. At the upper limit of the forest line we will have the opportunity to see blue monkeys and admire the vegetation of the tropical forest on the way. Dinner is served at 7:30 pm at Mandara Hut.

- Overnight: Mandura Hut (2700 m)

- Distance: 8 km / 5 miles

- Walking time: 4-5 hours.

Day 3: From Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut

After breakfast at 07:00 and before 08:00 we continue our ascent leaving the tropical jungle. The views of Mawenzi and the Kibo summit are incredible and on the way we will enjoy the picnic at 1:00 p.m. At this point of the it is possible to begin to feel the effect of the altitude and if you have a clear day we will have the opportunity to see the snowy peak of Kibo and also the Mawenzi peak. Like the Mandara, the Horombo refuge also consists of cabins and caters for those who are climbing the mountain and those who are descending. Once again, you will be in a bedroom. Dinner will be served at 6pm.

- Overnight: Horombo Hut (3,720 m)

- Elevation: 2700 m to 3720 m

- Distance: 12 km / 7 miles

- Walking time: 6-8 hours.

Day 4: Horombo Hut to Mawenzi Ridge

This is an extra day to acclimatize and you can spend the day at Mawenzi Ridge. The unique landscape offers inspiring views of Kibo and Mawenzi. After spending a few moments exploring the area, we returned to the Horombo refuge.

- Overnight: Horombo Hut (3,720 m)

Ida Horombo Hut to Mawenzi Ridge

- Elevation: 3720 m to 4,390 m

- Distance: 5 km / 3 miles

- Walking time: 2-3 hours.

Return Mawenzi Ridge to Horombo's Hut

- Elevation: 4.39 m to 3720 m

- Distance: 5 km / 3 miles

- Walking time: 1-2 hours.

Day 05-06: Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

We continue our ascent along the southern route to the Kibo refuge. It is not possible to get in one day from Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut, so we will spend the night in a tent midway. The next day we will arrive at the base camp. Dinner at Kibo Hut is at 5:30 pm and early bedtime is recommended in preparation for your midnight departure to the summit.

- Overnight: Tent halfway and Cabana Kibo. (4,700 m)

- Elevation: 3,720 m to 4700 m

- Distance: 10 km / 6 miles

- Walking time: 6-8 hours.

Day 07: Kibo Hut to Africa Summit

Our ascent to the summit begins very early, between midnight and 2:00 am. We will pass through Gilman point to Uhuhu Peak, which is the highest point in Africa. There are incredible views all the way. After enjoying the moment, the images, and taking pictures, we began our descent, stopping for a delicious picnic and a rest at Kibo Hut before continuing to Horombo camp.

The start of this day is done in the dark and requires headlights or flashlights. It will be very cold until it begins to descend. This is by far the hardest part of the expedition, with many switchbacks.

- Overnight: Cabana Horombo (3,720 m)

Kibo Hut climb to Uhuhu Peak

- Elevation: 4,700 m to 5,895 m

- Distance: 5 km / 3 miles

- Walking time: 6-8 hours.

Descent from Uhuru Peak to Horombo Refuge

- Elevation: 5,895 m to 3,720 m

- Distance: 16 km / 10 miles

- Walking time: 4-5 hours.

Day 08: Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate

After the tasty breakfast, we will continue in constant descent to the gate of the National Park in Marangu. At lower altitudes, it can be humid. Shorts and T-shirts will probably suffice (keep a raincoat and warm clothing handy). The adapted vehicle will be waiting for you in Marangu village to take you back to the hotel in Arusha city. It's time to celebrate!

- Elevation: 3,720 m to 1,842

- Distance: 20 km / 12 miles

- Walking time: 5-7 hours.

Day 9: check out and transfer to the airport.

Breakfast served in the hotel restaurant. At the indicated time, transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport.

FAQ

When is the best time to visit Tanzania?

North Circuit parks, including Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Manyara Lake, Tarangire, Arusha and Kilimanjaro offer some of the most stimulating safaris in Tanzania's most important wild regions. They can be visited all year round except the months of April and part of May which are the rainiest months.

Between February and March it is the newborn season and between July and October is the period of the great migration.

How is accessibility during the trip?

  1. city of Arusha is increasingly accessible to people with disabilities with many advances in accessibility. We usually use ramp em safari vehicles. safari.

How many days is it advisable to visit Tanzania?

8 days is enough to enjoy the country and its parks. But you can also add more days to visit other destinations like Zanzibar Beach.

Another question?

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What is Included

  • Transfers to and from the hotel in an adapted vehicle.
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in Arusha in a hotel with accessible room and bathroom.
  • Transfer Arusha / Kilimanjaro / Arusha Park in adapted vehicle.
  • Mountain guide.
  • Mountain chef.
  • Assistants to carry the mountain chair.
  • 6 nights of accommodation in the mountains. (Mountain shelter and tent)
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Emergency oxygen.
  • Entrance to the mountain park.
  • Entrance to the mountain camp.
  • Tent to sleep.
  • Tent for meals.
  • Glasses, plates, cutlery.
  • Gilmar Point (5,681 m), Stella Point (5,685 m) and Uhuhu Point (5,895 m) Ascent Certificate.

What is not included

  • Drinks and meals not mentioned in the program.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Visa from Tanzania.
  • Mountain chair that the passenger must carry.
  • Tips for driver and guide.
  • International travel insurance.

Items to go with

We have a list of technical trekking equipment, accessories, personal kit that we send you so you can prepare. It is important to keep in mind that during the ascent we will pass through various types of climates, so the list has items for different temperatures.

Important Info

The program does not include the mountain chair that the passenger must bring.

In Kilimanjaro, most of your personal equipment will be carried by porters. When the climbers start hiking in the morning, the porters stay behind to dismantle and clean the camp. Then, they pass in front of the climbers at a faster pace, to assemble, prepare meals and boil water for the next camp.

The mountain huts have accessible facilities in the bathrooms.

Vaccines: It is mandatory to present the international yellow fever vaccination card taken at least 10 days before the travel date. The vaccine has to be with the standard dose.

Documentation: To travel to Tanzania, it is necessary to have a passport valid for at least 6 months and with a minimum of 2 blank pages.

To enter Tanzania, you must have a visa that we recommend obtaining electronically on the official website https://eservices.immigration.go.tz/visa. It can also be obtained upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport.

 


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