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Mount Kilimanjaro – Marangu Route

Five or Six day hike plus 2 nights at base hotel
Tour Code: KILIMAR5 / 6

It takes about five days to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro along the Marangu route and involves walking about eighty kilometres.  Accommodation is in huts during the hike, plus two nights at the base hotel.

Day 1 Arrive Moshi, Keys hotel.  D - Hotel
Day 2 Climb briefing.  Transfer to park gate.  Hike to Mandara Hut. FB – 2700m
Day 3 From Mandara to Horombo Hut.  (Approx 5 hours) FB – 3700m
Day 4 From Horombo to Kibo Hut.  (Approx 6-7 hours)
(Option of extra night on mountain
FB – 4700m
Day 5 From Kibo to Gillmans Point (5690m) and on to Uhuru, summit.
Return to Horombo.  (Total hiking time approx 12-15 hours)

FB – 5896m

Day 6 From Horombo to base.  Met and transfer to hotel.  Overnight. FB - Hotel
Day 7 Transfer to airport or shuttle to Nairobi/Arusha (excl) B

Additional accommodation, transfers, shuttle service, and extensions to above safari may be organised on request.

 Includes: 

  • accommodation at base hotel dinner bed & continental breakfast
  • transfers to park gate/return, accommodation in mountain huts
  • porters & guides, all food on mountain, park fees & hut fees, mountain rescue fees.

Excludes:  travel insurance, tips (budget approx USD100-120 per person for Marangu route), drinks and items of a personal nature, personal equipment.

Marangu Route – Hutted Route
Five or Six day hike plus 2 nights at base hotel from Moshi / back to Moshi.
Dinner, bed & breakfast included at the hotel, full board on the mountain.

Machame Route – 6 day hike / 8 day package

Camping Route
Tour Code: KILIMAC6

This route offers some of the best scenery - ascending from the western side of Kilimanjaro, and descending down the south face.  All tents and camping equipment are portered for you, with meals being prepared by cooks.

Day 1 Arrive Moshi, Keys hotel.  No meal – Hotel
Day 2 Climb briefing.
Transfer to park gate.  Hike to Machame camp.   (Approx 5 hours)
FB – Camping 3000m
Day 3 From Machame to Shira Plateau.  (Approx 5-6 hours) FB – Camping
3800m
Day 4 From Shira Plateau to Barranco Wall.  (Approx 7-8 hours) FB – Camping
3900m
Day 5 From Barranco via Karanga Valley to Barafu camp.  (Approx 8-9 hours) FB – Camping
4600m
Day 6 From Barafu via Stella Point, summit to Uhuru, back to Mweka camp (total hiking time approx 12-15 hours) FB – Camping
3600m
Day 7 From Mweka to park gate.  Transfer to hotel, Moshi. BL – Hotel
Day 8 Transfer to Kilimanjaro airport or shuttle service to Nairobi/Arusha (excl). B

Six day hike, plus 2 nights at base hotel.  From Moshi / back to Moshi.
Bed & breakfast included at the hotel, full board on the mountain.
Dinner at hotel package shown as optional extra.

Mount Kilimanjaro – Umbwe Route via Barafu

Tour Code: KILIUMB6

One of the least utilised routes up the mountain. This is probably the most beautiful route by which to ascend the mountain, and is significantly shorter than the other routes, whilst having good acclimatisation time. It also makes the distances covered between overnights at altitude shorter and avoids a lot of the crowding experienced in some sites in season. A variation on this route with additional nights to acclimatise is needed if guests wish to overnight in the crater

Day 1 Arrive Moshi, Keys hotel.  D – Hotel
Day 2 Climb briefing.  Transfer to park gate.  Hike to Umbwe caves campsite.   (Approx 5 hours) FB – Camping 2850m
Day 3 From Umbwe to Barranco.  (Approx 6-7 hours).  Some steep sections. FB – Camping
3950m
Day 4 From Barranco  to Karanga Valley.  (Approx 4-5 hours)
Altitudes vary today between 3500m - 4200m.
FB – Camping
3500m-4200m
Day 5 From Karanga Valley to Barafu camp.  (Approx 3-4 hours) FB – Camping
4600m
Day 6 From Barafu via Stella Point, summit to Uhuru, back to Mweka Camp.  (total hiking time approx 12-15 hours). FB – Camping
3600m
Day 7 From Mweka to park gate.  Transfer to hotel, Moshi. FB – Hotel
Day 8 Transfer to Kilimanjaro airport or shuttle service to Nairobi/Arusha  (excluded) B

Additional accommodation, transfers and tours, shuttle services etc are not included in above price – and extensions to above safari may be organised on request.

OTHER ROUTES – Rongai / Lemosho* (Lemosho route should be undertaken in 7 days, so please add on an extra night as below for Lemosho option)

Kilimanjaro hikes include: 

  • accommodation at base hotel, bed & continental breakfast
  • transfers to park gate/return
  • Accommodation on mountain in tents or in mountain huts (route dependent)
  • Sleeping mats and all camping equipment – camping routes
  • porters & guides
  • all food on mountain
  • park fees & camping fees
  • mountain rescue fees serviced by National Parks
  • Dinner at hotel package (ie two nights) shown as optional extra.

Excludes: 
Travel insurance, tips (budget approx USD120-140 per person for any of the six day camping route), drinks and items of a personal nature, personal equipment.  Airport transfers and shuttle bus optional extra.

PLEASE NOTE
SOLO climber rate - This includes single room supplement at the hotel, single tent supplement on mountain, and solo climber supplement, i.e. to climb privately, not part of a group.  Should you request for an individual to join a group, we cannot always guarantee the availability of others to climb, and therefore retain the right to charge the solo rate should we be unsuccessful in finding others to climb with your client.

2009 rates Please inquire for 2010 rates Kilimanjaro Climbs (Year round prices)
~ Lemosho Route $2,160 /per person double occupancy  
~ Machame Route $1,865 /per person double occupancy  
~ Rongai Route $1,900 /per person double occupancy  
~ Umbwe Route $1,900 /per person double occupancy  
~ Marangu Route $1,540 /per person double occupancy $85 single supp

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