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Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing


5 DAYS MOUNT KILIMANJARO CLIMB - MARANGU TRAIL

MARANGU ROUTE - 5 DAYS 4 NIGHTS

For normal physically fit person, is generally the most popular and common easier route. It is the only one with permanent Huts {as on other routes its mainly camping in Mountain tents}.

Marangu Gate {Alt. 1850m} - Mandara Hut {Alt. 2700m}

DAY 1: Arrive at Marangu Gate by private transfer from Arusha, introduction to your Guide/Porters. Thereafter Registration before starting your climbing {hiking/trekking} for approximately 3 to 4 hrs through the rain forest. Picnic lunch along the route to Mandara. On arrival leisure with hot refreshments etc. Late afternoon walk to the Maundi Crater for acclimatization - thereafter walking back for dinner and overnight at the Mandara Hut.

Mandara Hut {2700m} - Horombo Hut {Alt. 3700m}

DAY 2:
After breakfast, start climbing through the Giant Savannah semi rainforest and Lobbelia's for approximately 4 to 5 hours with picnic lunch along the route to Horombo arriving late afternoon served with refreshments later evening walk along the Mawenzi Route to as far as you can manage for acclimatization purpose. Thereafter descend back to the Horombo Hut for dinner and overnight.

Horombo Hut {3700m} - Kibo Hut {4700m}

DAY 3:
After breakfast, start climb with picnic lunch along the route through the semidesert areas, small glaciers, passing sunny and windy conditions for approximately 6 to 7hrs before arriving, almost exhausted at the Kibo Hut for dinner and overnight - up to approximately 12.00midnight. Thereafter you are woken up ready for your final preparation to ascend to the summit.

Kibo Hut {4700m} - Gilmans Point { 5600m} or to Uhuru Peak {5895m}.

DAY 4:
Your final ascent start as early as 01.00hrs {1.00am} going Zig-Zag through the thick glaciers and sandy areas up to Gilman's Point for 6 to 7 hrs. If you wish to continue to the Uhuru Peak {the highest Peak in Africa} is another approx. 2 hrs away. After signing and short rest, you start descent slowly to Kibo Hut, for breakfast and rest for approx 1 hour then walk down to Horombo Hut for dinner and overnight.

DAY 5:
After breakfast, final descent Via Mandara Hut for a hot lunch arriving the Kilimanjaro Park Gate {Marangu - gate} between 12.00noon - 13.00hrs. {at times you can arrive as late as 16.00 hrs. After saying goodbye to your Guide/Porters you then, transfers to Arusha.

6 DAYS KILIMANJARO CLIMB - MACHAME ROUTE


MACHAME ROUTE - 6 DAYS CLIMB

The most beautiful, but Technical, climbing skills required, is now often booked by many - a bit more expensive but worth it for frequent climbers. The climb crossing the breath rain forest gives you an open view of the glacier when you reach the Shira Plateau situated in the middle of the moorlands.

Machame Gate {1800m} - Machame Hut {3000m}

DAY 1:
Arrive to the Machame Gate in a 4WD vehicle, introduction to your guide and porters. Registration is done and thereafter start climb {Hiking /Trekking}with picnic lunch through rain forest for approximately 4 to 5 hrs where you arrive to the Machame Hut. Later afternoon walk up to a little higher altitude is done for acclimatization. Return to Machame Hut for dinner and overnight.

Machame Hut {3000m} - Shira Hut {3800m}

DAY 2:
After breakfast, start climb through short Savannah forest and other vegetation for approximately 4 to 5 hrs, with picnic lunch en route before arriving in the afternoon at the Shira Hut for dinner and overnight.

Shira Hut {3800m} - Barranco Hut {3950m}

DAY 3:
After breakfast a slow walk through semiglacier and sandy areas with picnic lunch 3 to 4 hrs before arriving at the Barranco Hut for dinner and overnight.

Barranco Hut {3950m} - Barafu Hut {4600m}

DAY 4:
After breakfast, with picnic lunch enroute climb through glaciers for approximately 4 to 5 hours before arriving the Barafu Hut for dinner and overnight.

Barafu Hut {4600m} - Stella Point {5750m} - UHURU PEAK {5895m}

DAY 5:
An early wake up call around 01.00hrs for preparation and light breakfast before starting final ascent to the summit i.e either the Stella Point reached in approximately 5 to 6 hrs and a further ascent to the Uhuru Peak reached in another approx 45minutes. After signing and short rest at barafu hut descend via the Gilmans Point down to Mweka hut for an hours rest with light breakfast then descent down for dinner and overnight at Mweka hut.

DAY 6:
After breakfast, final descent to Mweka gate,thereafter say Goodbye to your Guide/Porters and connect a private transfers to Arusha.

NOTE:{Optional 7 days climb on Machame.

8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS LEMOSHO ROUTE

Technical route for experience climbers.

DAY 1:
Drive along Boma Ng’ombe to Sanya Juu and up to Londorosi gate {Alt. 2200m} registration, drive to the road near Lemosho glades and start the trek through the rain forest, for dinner and overnight at Forest Camp{Alt.2440m}

DAY 2:
Full day trekking through Shira Caldera and desert plateau, overnight at Shira I camp {Alt. 3700m}.

DAY 3:
Trekking across Shira plateau, for dinner and overnight at GM II camp {Alt.3700m}

DAY 4:
Trekking 6-7hrs through Baranco valley overnight at Baranco camp {Alt. 3940m} {But this day can also be used for altitude acclimatization}.

DAY 5:
Climb up to Barranco wall across valleys for dinner and overnight at Karanga Camp {Alt. 4270m}

DAY 6:
Day is spent for acclimatization, dinner and overnight at Karanga camp {Alt. 4270m}

DAY 7:
Trek to the summit Uhur Peak {Alt. 5895m} then return 12-15hrs for dinner and overnight at GM III camp {Alt.1100m}

DAY 8:
Walk down across the Alpine moorland to Mweka gate say goodbye to your guide/porters, certificates award and onward transfers.

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