DAYS MOUNT KILIMANJARO CLIMB -MARANGU TRAIL
1: On arrival at Kilimanjaro airport or Namanga/ Taveta, you will
be met and transferred to Marangu or Kibo Hut. You will meet local guides
and make arrangements ready for the following day's trekking.
Day 2: Begin climb. You will climb up to Mandara Hut (2,742m)
near a volcanic fossil. You will arrive at the hut in time for lunch
and rest the whole afternoon at Mandara hut.
Day 3: Today's
goal is Horombo Hut (3,700m) the route takes you through heavy forests
and then across open Savanna terrain. the giant lobelias begin to appear
at 3,350m. Overnight at Horombo Hut.
Day 5: Rise
early and by about 0200 hrs start the final ascent to Gilman 5,685m
at the rim of the crater. You reach Gilman to witness the spectacular
and unforgettable rise of the sun over mawenzi. After signing the book
you can proceed to Uhuru peak (5,895m). If your stamina survives, return
to Horombo for the night.
Day 6: This
is the last day of the climb and you will return to Marangu or Kibo
Hotel for a deserved comfortable night rest after your memorable achievement.
Day 7: After
beakfast drive to Taveta, Kilimanjaro Airport or Namanga or to national
parks after lunch at Arusha.
DAYS KILIMANJARO CLIMB - MACHAME ROUTE
Day 1. Nairobi/Arusha/Moshi
Depart Nairobi by morning shuttle to Moshi arriving late afternoon. Dinner
Day 2. Machame Hut
Drive to Machame Village. The climb begins at the end of the tarmac road,
walking for about 6 hrs gradually ascending through the forested hills
onwards to Machame Hut (3000m). Dinner and overnight.
Day 3. Shira Hut
Early in the morning, you will cross a valley and stream before ascending
a steep ridge. The path then drops into a river gorge before you climb
more gently onto the moorland of the Shira plateau - 3,800m. Total climbing
time is about 6hrs. Dinner and overnight.
Day 4. Barranco Hut
The path continues directly up the ridge towards Kibo, then turns right
and descends into Barranco gorge. Climb to Barranco hut at 3940m shortly
after. Total climbing time is about 6 hrs. Dinner and overnight.
Day 5. Barafu Hut
Crossing the Barranco Valley, climb the Barranco wall (not technical climbing),
then follow the Kibo South Circuit. You will then turn left and climb
up a ridge for about 2 hrs to Barafu hut at 4,600m . Dinner and overnight.
Day 6. Mweka Hut
Very early start for the summit first to Stella Point and then Uhuru Peak
at 5895m. After sunrise, descend down to Mweka hut, which takes about
6 hrs. Dinner and overnight.
Day 7. Mweka Gate
This is the last day of your climb. You will descend to Mweka Gate where
you will be met and transferred to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 8. Arusha/Nairobi
Depart Moshi by morning shuttle back to Nairobi arriving approx 1830hrs.
DAYS KILIMANJARO CLIMB -UMBWE ROUTE
Day 1: Nairobi-Arusha
Leave Nairobi for
Arusha by shuttle bus arriving in time for lunch. Afternoon spent at leisure
and shopping for the provisions needed for the mountain. Dinner and overnight
in an Arusha Hotel.
Day 2: Arusha-Lava
After breakfast, transfer
to Marangu gate and then to Umbwe village to start the climb. Climb for
four hours through the rain forest to camp at the caves 2800m above sea
Day 3: Lava caves-Baranco
After breakfast, continue
ascending along a sharp ridge, giving a distinct high mountain feeling,
then onto the moorland camp and by mid afternoon stay at the Baranco hut
Day 4: Baranco
hut- Arrow glacier
A 4 hour walk past
enormous breach wall to camp at the foot of the Arrow glacier. A leisurely
afternoon and evening, acclimatizing at around 4,900m and watching the
sunset behind Mt. Meru.
Day 5: Arrow glacier-Kilimanjaro
Climbing the same
steep scrambling up the screes and across the frozen lava on the tottering
wall. We camp on the stunning crater rim of Kilimanajro.
Day 6: Kilimamajaro
crater rim-Horombo hut
You trek up the highest
point in Africa, Uhuru peak(5896m).Descend via Gilman's point and Kibo
hut for dinner and overnight.(3761m).
Day 7: Horombo
After breakfast, descend
to Marangu Park gate via Mandara. You will be transferred to Arusha for
dinner and overnight.
Day 8: Arusha-
After breakfast, leave
for Nairobi by morning or afternoon shuttle bus, where the tour ends.