DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN TANZANIA
Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) where there will be a private transfer waiting and ready to take you to Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort, Marangu.
All airport transfers are included in the package fee.
DAY 2: MANDARA HUT (FULL BOARD)
After breakfast, we will drive from the hotel to the Marangu gate of Kilimanjaro National Park and begin our climb through the mountain rainforest. We will reach the first hut at Mandara in time for dinner and stay here overnight.
Marangu Gate altitude: 1800m. Mandara Hut altitude: 2,720. Hike time: 4 to 5 hours.
DAY 3: HOROMBO HUT (FULL BOARD)
Today the first part of the walk is a steep ascent through the forest, but the path soon opens out into moorland and, in clear weather, there are fantastic views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks.
We will arrive at Horombo Hut mid-afternoon, where you can freshen up, eat, relax and enjoy the stunning scenery around the camp.
Horombo Hut altitude: 3,720 m. Hike time: 5-6 hours.
DAY 4: HOROMBO HUT (FULL BOARD)
The extra day and night at Horrombo allows us to acclimatize to our new surroundings, during which we will enjoy a leisurely walk to Zebra Rocks. We recommend drinking plenty of water and walking slowly! All meals for the day are provided at the Horombo hut.
DAY 5: KIBO HUT (FULL BOARD)
Today, we will climb very gradually towards the alpine desert of the Saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo. These 5-6 hours walking will be taken at a slow pace until we reach Kibo Hut (4,720m). The remainder of the day will be spent relaxing in preparation for the final ascent. We will retire early tonight in comfortable lodgings.
Please note Kibo hut has no running water.
Kibo Hut altitude: 4,720m. Hike time: 5-6 hours.
DAY 6: HOROMBO HUT (FULL BOARD)
Waking up before midnight in the cover of darkness, we begin a steep climb over loose volcanic rubble. Following a careful zig-zag route with a slow, yet steady, pace will take us to the rim of the main crater, Gillman’s (5,685 m). We will rest here for a short while to enjoy the mesmerising sunrise over Mawenzi peak. Those who are still feeling well and energetic, can continue slowly to make the two-hour round trip from here along the crater rim to Uhuru peak (5,895 m) which is the highest point in Africa.
After appreciating your accomplishment, we descend to Kibo Hut for refreshments then continue our descent to reach Horombo Hut. We will stay overnight at Horombo for a well deserved rest, knowing this unforgettable experience was totally worth the hike!
DAY 7: MARANGU GATE (FULL BOARD)
Today we will descend past Mandara hut to Marangu Gate, Kilimanjaro National Park. Successful climbers will receive their summit certificates. From here you will be transferred to the hotel after saying goodbye to our team.
Hike Time: 6 hours walking down.
DAY 8: DEPARTURE DAY
You board your transfers from the hotel to the airport and say goodbye to Kilimanjaro.
|2 in group:||$ 1,900 per person|
|3 to 5 in group:||$ 1,750 per person|
|5 to 10 in group||$ 1,600 per person|
- Transportation from Arusha to/from the starting/finishing point on the mountain
- Qualified guides with mountain crew
- National park fees
- Cutlery / Crockery / Eating utensils
- Mess tent (for dining) / Mini camping chairs / Tables / Candles
- Rescue fees
- Airport Transfers to JRO- Kilimanjaro International Airport
- Pulse oximeters
- First aid kit
- Guides, porters, cook, waiter salaries
- Boiled water on the mountain
- All meals on the mountain (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
- Guides, porters, waiter, cook
- Accommodation and entry fees on the mountain
- Bottled water
- Meals and drinks not specified
- Climbing gear
- Items of personal nature
- Emergency oxygen
- Sleeping bag