Day 2- Acclimatization day-
Drive to Arusha national park for a game drive.Dinner and overnight at Mt Meru hotel.Before dinner Mt Kilimanjaro briefing by your chief guide.
Day 3:Londorossi Gate to Mti Mkumbwa (2,650 m/8,692 ft)
Hike time: 3hrs
Elevation Change: + 650 M/+2,132
Estimation distance: 10 km
Final Elevation: 2,650 m/8,694 ft
After the morning drive to the trailhead youâ€™ll spend the first day with an armed ranger due to the animal population in this forest area, stopping at the Mti Mkumbwa Camp after only about 3 hours of climbing.
Mti Mkubwa (2,650 m/8,692 ft) to Shira One Camp (3,609 m/11,841 ft.)
Hike time: 5 â€' 6 hrs
Elevation change: + 950 M/+3116
Estimation distance: 12 km
Final Elevation: 3609 m/11,841 ft
This day starts in the forest and gets considerably steeper as you go through the heather and moorland areas before camping at the Shira Plateau in a large, open, and scenic area at the Shira One Camp.
Shira One Camp (3,609 m/11,841 ft.) to Shira Two Camp (3,849 m/12,628 ft.)
Hike time: 5 â€' 6 hrs
Elevation change: + 240 M/+787 ft
Elevation distance: 5 km
Final elevation: 3849 m/12,628 ft.
This day takes you on a gentle walk across the plateau for some excellent scenery while your body continues to acclimatize.
NOTE: From Shira Two Camp on, this route is identical to Machame Route, including the descent on the separate Mweke Route. If youâ€™ve taken Lemosho youâ€™ve done another day at this point, so Day 4 of Lemosho is identical to Day 3 of Machame and so on.
Day 6:Shira Two Camp (3,849 m/12,628 ft.) to Barranco Hut (3,948 m/12,956 ft.)
Hike time: 5 hrs
Elevation change: +100 M/+328 ft
Estimated distance: 6 km
Final elevation: 3948 m/12,956 ft.
The morning climb is somewhat steep on this day as you ascend to Lava Tower at 4,600 meters at midday before descending again on the scenic route to Barranco Camp. This is a great example of the climb high/sleep low rule that helps people acclimatize safely.
Day: 7-Barranco Hut (3,900 m/12,800 ft) to Karanga Valley (3,963 m/13,000 ft)
Hike time: 3.5 hrs
Elevation change: +100 m/+328 ft
Estimated distance: 4km/2.5 miles
Final elevation: 3,963 m/13,000 ft
You climb the Great Barranco Wall, which looks more intimidating than it really is, and down into the Karanga Valley. This day has many ups and downs and crosses many small streams before crossing the Karanga River just before camp.
Day 8:Karanga Valley (3,963 m/13,000 ft) to Barafu Hut (4,600 m/15,091 ft).
Hike time: 3.5 hrs
Elevation change: +600 m/+1,968 ft
Estimated distance: 4km/2.5 miles
Final elevation: 4,600 m/15,091 ft
You climb through rocky and otherwise barren terrain on your way to Barafu Camp. The camp is in another cold and windy area, but youâ€™ll only be sleeping from around 7 p.m. until 11: 30 p.m. or so because youâ€™ll be starting the summit climb at midnight.
Day 9:Barafu Camp (4,600m/15,091 ft) to The Summit (5,896 m/19,343 ft) and then to Mweka Camp (3,100 m/10,170 ft)
Summit time: 7 hrs
Elevation change: +1,300 m/+4,265 ft
Estimated distance: 5km/3.2 miles
Final elevation: 5,896 m/19,343 ft
Descent time: 5 hrs
Elevation change: -2,800 m/-9,186 ft
Estimated distance: 12km/7.5 miles
Final elevation: 3,100 m, 10,170 ft
Youâ€™ll start at midnight with by far the most challenging 6-hour section of entire climb as you reach Stella Point around sunrise. After a short rest youâ€™ll probably be walking in snow for the next two hours until you reach Uhuru Peak, AKA the summit! After enjoying the moment briefly youâ€™ll begin your descent to the Mweka Camp back in the rain forest, which takes about 8 hours including a quick rest in the middle.
Day 10:Mweka Hut (3,100 m/10,170 ft) to Mweka Gate (1,828 m/6,000 ft).
Descent time: 4 hrs
Elevation change: -1,250 m/-4,101 ft
Estimated distance: 10km/6.21
Final elevation: 1,828 m/6,000 ft
After the previous day youâ€™ll deserve this short and very scenic descent of about 4 hours down to the Mweka Gate, later transfer to your hotel for a wee earned sleep and celebration.
Trip cost Per person,
2-4 pax usd 2600.
6-8 pax usd 2500.
Kili climbs includes,
All the park entry fees, all the transfers ,guide and porters ,rescue fees ,food as stated in the itinerary ,hotels on BB ,equipments ,mountain huts where applicable and day rooms.
Climbing equipments,personal insurances ,tips ,dinners in the hotels and personal effects.
The menus for all climbs are specially prepared to provide a balanced diet of fresh fruit, vegetables, plenty of protein and carbohydrates. We have tried to choose food items that are easiest to digest at high altitude. Our cooks undergo extensive training and we have ongoing workshops to review menus. The cooks are particularly vigilant in their hygiene practices as contracting stomach bugs is common for visitors to the developing world.
Dinners are typically a main course with vegetable and salad. Chicken and fish are served at some of the days during the climb, with pastas and rice dishes being served in the middle of the climb while up high. Lunches are often on the trail and usually consist of cold cuts and vegetables laid out on a table so you can make your own sandwich. Fresh hot vegetable soups are served at every meal, and packet soup is available on request between meals there is coffee and tea.
Breakfast is your choice: granola, toast, fruit, eggs, and sometimes pancakes or French toast. While hiking some people have a favorite snack that they like; it is a good idea to bring this from home.
- sleeping bag and stuff sack: night-time temperatures on Kilimanjaro can >be as low as zero degrees Fahrenheit so bring a warm bag
-- pile or wool hat: it must cover the ears; a balaclava works well
-- sleeping pad: full-length Therma-Rest or equivalent
Head and Face
-- shade hat: a visor hat with a good brim is essential for protection
from the equatorial sun
-- bandannas: various uses - cleaning glasses, sun protection when tied
around the neck, etc.
-- sunglasses with side shields or glacier glasses: essential eye
protection whether in the tropics, at high altitudes or by the water
- enough t-shirts that will get dry very quickly; polypropylene is best; no
-- upper body layers: three warms layers for the upper body. These must be made of wool, polypropylene or pile. Layers must fit over each other and provide good insulation. A long underwear top, a sweater and a pile or heavy wool shirt make a good combination. Cotton should be avoided.
-- rain parka: a good parka made of Gore tex or waterproof nylon that has
been seam sealed. Afternoon showers are common in East Africa, especially on Kilimanjaro.
-- poncho: quick and handy protection for your body and your day pack;
poor protection in windy rain
-- wool gloves or mittens: wool or pile; one pair of heavy mittens and a
light pair of gloves works well
-- mitten shells: one pair to go over mittens; provide protection from the
wind and rain at higher altitudes on the mountain
-- Down or Synthetic Jacket: although not required some individuals may prefer to bring a heavier expedition weight jacket for cold mountain nights.
-- undergarments: adequate supply for the entire climb
-- hiking shorts: one pair of quick-drying shorts; good for hiking at
lower elevations on the mountain
-- tights: comfortable to hike in, protection from vegetation and sunburn,
warm on cool misty days; Lycra are best
-- long underwear bottoms: one pair, either wool or polypropylene pile,
bunting or wool pants: one comfortable pair that fit loosely over the long
-- rain pants: a good pair of Gore tex or nylon pants (nylon pants must be
made of breathable, water resistant nylon); must be roomy enough to fit comfortably over pile or wool pants
- thin socks: two pair of polypropylene socks to wear under heavy wool
socks; help prevent blisters and keep feet dry
-- thick socks: six pair of heavy wool or polypropylene socks
-- hiking boots: one pair medium weight hiking boots large enough to be comfortable with one thin and one heavy sock (see Boot Fitting and
Maintenance section in this booklet)
-- gaiters: one pair of high gaiters made of breathable material; keeps dirt and snow out of boots
-- tennis shoes: to wear in camp after a day of hiking
Personal Health and Comfort
-- toiletries: toothbrush and paste, comb, shampoo, tampons, foot powder , hand cream, etc. Bring enough for the entire trip as few are available in Tanzania.
-- sunscreen: bring plenty of sun block with SPF of 15 or more. It's easy
to underestimate the amount necessary for equatorial sun protection.
-- lip balm: must have SPF rating of 15 or more
-- ear plugs: to block out snoring and other noise to ensure a good
-- flashlight and/or headlamp: bring extra batteries
-- adjustable ski poles: required to assist with a rigorous descent from
-- pocket knife: simple Swiss Army type with scissors
-- personal first aid and drug kit: see Health and Medical Information
towel: for wash up in camp
-- Toiletries: individually wrapped anti-bacterial towels are great for
-- spare contacts or glasses: contacts can be a problem in dusty
conditions; glasses wearers should have a spare set
-- umbrella (optional): protection from rain and sun; most guides use one
-- portable chair: (optional): Therma-rest and Crazy Creek both make
light-weight, comfortable portable chairs. Stools are provided in camp for dining.
-- snacks: (optional): bring a supply of your favorite snacks to eat on
the climb. It is a nice treat for the porters to receive a small snack on the climb.
-- fingernail brush (optional): for removing dust from your nails, clothes
-- plastic sandwich bags: keeps personal items separate and dry
-- water bottles: two one-quart, wide-mouthed plastic bottles. If you use
a collapsible water bottle or hydration system you are welcome to bring it along for drinking water. However, continue to bring at least one hard
plastic bottle in addition. These can be used in cold weather as hot water bottles in your sleeping bag (example: Nalgene).
-- water treatment tablets: two bottles of Potable Agua or Polar Pure
crystal iodine; purifies drinking water while on the climb and is
lightweight and easy to use
-- water flavoring: powdered additives like Tang, Gatoraid and Wyler's lemonade make treated water taste better.
-- large day pack: with padded shoulder straps and waist belt; used for
carrying personal gear such as water bottle, extra clothing, snacks,
camera, etc. Individual loads will be between 15 and 20 pounds. A climbing
pack with a volume between 2500-3500 cu. in. (40-50 liters) severs most
people needs well.
-- large duffel bag: with a lock; mountain gear will be kept in it and the
entire duffel will go into the group mountain bag that will be carried by
the porters. Limit loads to items on the equipment list. Your large duffel
will weigh between 25-30 lbs.
-- medium duffel bag: to store your non-mountain gear; this will be stored at the hotel, to be used after the climb and will be brought to your hotel.
-- baggage tags: makes identifying your bags easy at the airports or
-- plastic bags: sleeping bag and clothes will be double-bagged while on
the mountain for protection from afternoon rains. Heavy duty garbage bags work great and can store dirty or wet clothes as well.
Our Guides carries first aid kits ie-Gammow bags/oxygen and multiple communications equipment on every single climb-Satellite phones.
Guides are trained in wilderness first aid, mountain craft, natural history and ecological awareness.
Equipments. Our climbs are equipped with the finest climbing and camping apparatus, safety equipment and communications network on Mount Kilimanjaro. Comfortable and private Salewa tents allow our travelers to by pass the very rustic mountain huts where most trekkers spend their nights.
Accommodation can vary from public campsites, tented camps to luxury lodges, depending on your desire and budget.
Usually, there will be 2 game drives per day --- early morning and late afternoon--- this provides you with the best lighting for your pictures and also, the animals are more active during those periods of the day.
The price of the itinerary above includes:
-Transport from and back to Nairobi.
-2 nights hotel in Nairobi.
1 night Narumoru river lodge.
-All the park entrance fees.
-food on fullboard basis.
The price excludes;
Climbing Equipment. Rucksack (must be provided for the porters by the clients, duffel bags are unacceptable)/mountain clothes/hiking boots/tips/extras of personal nature/drinks/sleeping bags(for hire)/medical and evacuation insurance.
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