About this adventure

Climb to the roof of Africa on this 6 day trek up Mt Kilimanjaro. Stay in cabins along the route as you make you way up with your guide and porters “pole pole” (slowly) through rain forest, alpine deserts, glaciers culminating in breathtaking views at the summit. A once in a lifetime experience!

Length: 6 Days - 5 Nights
Start: Machame, Tanzania (Kilimanjaro Airport)
End: Machame, Tanzania (Kilimanjaro Airport)

 

What's included

  • All transfers
  • 02 x Half-Board in Semira Farmhouse prior and after your climb
  • 6 days private Kilimanjaro Climb / Marangu Route
  • Full board during climb including drinking water
  • Professional and well experienced Kilimanjaro Team with English speaking Mountain guides, cook and porters
  • Mountain Camp accommodation (please bring your own sleeping bag)
  • Service of a professional cook,
  •  All wildlife reserve entry fees, rescue fees, Climbing Certificates
  • ‘Flying doctor’ insurance

 


Brief Itinerary

 

Day 1

Arrival - You will be met at the International Airport of Kilimanjaro by your driver/guide and be transproted to the SEMIRA FARMHOUSE situated at Machame, a small town at the slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro. It provides wonderful views of the majestic mountain.  Our local Kilimanjaro expert will come to meet you and to provide you with a briefing on your climb. 
Meals: Dinner

Day 2

Marangu Gate (1800m) - Mandara hut (2700m) Hiking time 4-4.5 hours - After breakfast, transfer to Marangu Gate where we begin our hike through a wide, well-marked footpath that cuts through lush rain forest. Camp at Mandara Hut from where you can take an afternoon stroll to Maundi Crater (about 20 mins) for some excellent views of the cloud forest.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 3

Mandara hut (2700m) - Horombo hut (3720 m) Hiking time 6-7 hours - Begin a short steep section through the foothills of the cloud forest. Slightly
ascending, you will travel through scenic heather and moorland until arriving at Horombo Hut. The hike today is from almost 3000 m to 4000 m, but the trail is not so steep and therefore not particularly strenuous.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 4

Horombo Hut (3720 m)  - After our jump in altitude, we have an acclimatization day.  It is recommended to do a short hike today in the area to help combat any altitude symptoms.  Zebra Rock (about 3980 m, 1 hour) or East lava hill at the foot of Mawenzi is easily attainable.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 5

Horombo hut (3720 m) - Kibo hut (4700 m) - Walking time today is 6-7 hours. Begin the trek in the shadow of  Mawenzi Tarn (Peak) and afterwards a short descent into the Kibo Desert. The  walk across the Kibo desert offers incredible views of the Mt Kilimanjaros summit and the surrounding plains, many miles below. Arrive at Kibo hut and rest up for the summit climb later on that evening. 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 6

Summit: Kibo Hut (4700 m) - Gillman's Point (5,685 m) - Uhuru Peak (5895m) - Horombo hut (3720 m), walking time Kibo Hut - Gillman's Point: 4-6 hours
Gillman's Point - Uhuru Peak: 1-2 hours
Uhuru Peak - Gillman's Point: 1 hour
Gillman's Point - Kibo Hut: about 1.5 hours
Kibo-hut - Horombo Hut: 2,5-4 hours.
Summit climb time usually between midnight to 2.00 am  to experience sunrise at Gillman's Point. The path leads into increasingly steep switchbacks to the Hans Meyer Cave (about 2.5 hours). Continue to the crater rim with stunning views of the glacier, then a short distance up to Gillman's Point,  top of the mountain. However, if you have some left in the tank, you can continue to the highest point in Africa, Uhuru Peak at  5,895 m! After, return to Horombo hut back down the mountain for some well deserved rest!
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day  7

Horombo hut (3720 m) - Marangu Gate (1800m) Hiking time 6-8 hours
Leave Horombo hut and make you way back down through the moorland and lush forest to the main gate to complete your epic journey! Transport back to Semira Farmhouse for your last night.
Meals: Dinner

Day 8

Departure day. Transfer to the airport for your flight back home. Kwaheri and asante sana  (Goodbye and thank-you) Tanzania!

 

TOUR PRICE: $2395 USD Price per person (based on group of 4 )

Smaller group? No problem, we can accommodate, inquire below.

Want More?

Add on a relaxing and well deserved  break after the climb, basking on white sand beaches and swimming in the warm ocean on Zanzibar Island. Or, tag on a safari before or after the climb and search for some of the world best wildlife in the Serengetti

 

THE BUZZ

 
 

Through the Eyes of our Travellers