MT.KILIMANJARO (5,895 m, 19,340 ft):
The majestic, snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa dominates the landscape of the East African savannah. It beckons every trekker and mountaineer to rise to the challenge of scaling its lofty, towering summits that consist of three extinct volcanoes: Kibo, Mawenzi and Shira.
This stunningly majestic mountain captures the imagination of everyone who sees it.
Whilst reasonable fitness is required, the schedule, trails and accommodation are designed to allow visitors to acclimatize easily.
Itinerary for Machame Route Most Scenic
Day 1 International flight from your home to Tanzania
Day 2 On arrival met by African walking Safaris representatives for transport to your booked hotel. Evening is free for an early quiet dinner somewhere in Arusha town or Moshi town.
Day 3 Rest day in Arusha or Moshi and explore the towns and the natives.
Day 4 We are off at 8 a.m. in Vehicles to the Machame Gate, our entrance to Kilimanjaro National Park. A group of old friends, local men from the Chagga tribe, will be waiting for us. We will organize loads for our self-contained expedition and then begin our long walk through the cloud forest, a land of beauty and of perpetual mists that shroud the huge mountain above in mystery to Machame hut((9000ft/3100m) for dinner and overnight
Days 5-7 You will find your group moving across the arid open spaces of the moorland and alpine desert zones. The classic views of the tremendous glaciers looming above and spilling off the rim of Kibo, our destination, will inspire and awe us. Each day we will choose a beautiful camp at an elevation between 12,000 and 13,000 feet. This mountain traverse stands with the finest in the world; as we do it, however, our motivation will be acclimatization. During the traverse we will spend three days and nights at relatively constant elevations. This is an excellent formula for helping our bodies make the adaptations necessary for an ascent to Uhuru Point, at 19,339 feet the highest point in Africa as well dinner and overnight at Shira camp
Day 8 Our team of Chagga staff and porters are all still with us. Today a group of them will go down to the forest in order to establish our exit route off the mountain. A larger group, composed of the strongest men, will carry the water, tents, food and safety equipment to our high camp at 15,700 feet for dinner and overnight Barafu hut
Day 9 Summit day. Up in the middle of the night. The climb through the starlit upper reaches of Kilimanjaro will seem endless. But as the bead of gold finally appears on the eastern horizon and you breathe the cold, dry air at 19,000 feet, you will know that you have succeeded in reaching the rooftop of Africa. A spectacular and very slow-paced walk (the air is thin!) around the crater rim to the very highest point of the continent produces an indescribable sense of accomplishment After summit descend down to Mweka hut for dinner and overnight.
Day 10 The exhaustion of yesterdays long summit day, and the thick air down in the forest may have you waking from the deepest sleep you can remember. Our walk back through the cloud forest may be yet another surprise. You will have forgotten the cool, soothing light and moisture in the forest after days spent at altitude. Our vehicles waiting for us at the park gate. Here we formally thank the Chaggas who have worked with us. They will be returning by private bus back to their families on the farms of Marangu. We are going in the opposite direction, towards the great safari parks of northern Tanzania. Showers, a great meal and a hotel await in Arusha/Moshi to us started.
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Children age(5-17) and adult age from 18 and above but mostly 60-70 years to assure the chance of conquer the summit Uhuru peak 5895m above sea level.
We noarmally cater 3meals a day, b/fast, lunch and hot dinner. For the kind of route will camp and sleep in water proof tents with sleeping pads. Also camping chairs are provided to ensure your comfort.
Not allowed to remove or add anything up Mount Kilimanjaro or litter or using charcoal rather we cooking using gas cooker. The crew will assist in carrying food and all camping gears plus your luggage.
Our prices are reasonable to compare with our competitors with assurance of great service to ensure your adventure climb memorable and achievable. So prices ranges from US $300-400 per day per person.
How far in advance should I book my trek?
It is better to book as far in advance as possible to ensure availability at the time you wish to travel, especially during the peak seasons (July & August and Christmas time). This is especially important for those wishing to travel on private custom climbs and those adding extensions to the scheduled trips.
What additional costs can I expect when I travel with Best Travel Solutions & Tours?
All accommodation and meals while on climbs, airport transfers, park fees and services of guides and drivers. It is customary to tip your guide and ,crews, chef and driver, as well as the Camp staff if you are camping during your safari (we suggest typical amounts in the pre-departure information we send you after you book on one of our safaris). You will also need to pay for your own beverages and personal items like laundry service and phone calls. Before you go, you are responsible for any passport and visa fees. We also highly recommend you purchase travel protection insurance. And finally, if you know yourself to be a big souvenir shopper you'll need to budget accordingly.
For a group more than 25 people we discount the Tour Leader only pay the park fees.