Mount Kilimanjaro is located three degrees south of the equator in Northeastern Tanzania. It is the tallest mountain in Africa and is the highest free-standing mountain in the world. This immense mountain is made up of three volcanoes: Shira, Mawenzi, and our goal, Kibo, the tallest one in the middle.  African Expedia take climbers up Kilimanjaro every day of the year, we provide service in any of the routes available, we have daily departures

 

Based on feedback from other climbers, we recommend the extra day on the mountain, for acclimatization purposes and to increase your chance of a successful summit — regardless of the route! This is advisable if your schedule allows.

SAFARI
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African Expedia also offers safaris. You may want to consider a safari before or after your trek.
If your dates are flexible, you may want to join one of our trips feel free to talk to us.

HOTEL
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Your home base will be the well chosen Hotel in Moshi. Extra nights at the Hotel can be arranged at extra costs please let us know what you want we will organize the rest.

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Arusha / Moshi
WEAR Comfortable safari clothing and sunscreen.

Day1

Arrive at the Kilimanjaro International Airport. You will be met at the airport and transferred to the Hotel in Moshi for your overnight Dinner and Breakfast Included. You can start your trek any day of the year!

Day 2

Machame Gate (1500m) to Machame Camp (3000m), distance is about 18 km.

It is approx. 45 minutes drive from Moshi to Machame gate. All your equipment and supplies are taken over by porters; a cook will prepare all your meals. Where accommodation on the Marangu route are in huts, the Machame route offers tents only. After all, formalities have been taken care at the gate, head into the forest and begin the 7-hour ascent to the first camp on the mountain, Machame camp (3000m)

Day 3

Machame Camp (3000) to Shira Camp (3840), distance is about 9 kms.

Breakfast is served early in the mess tent and, weather permitting; you could take in your first view of the Western Breach of Kilimanjaro. The lunch stop will be reached at about 3600m and after this short lunch and an equally limited rest you’ll continue up the rocky ridge to the next camp on the mountain, Shira camp (3840).

Day 4

Shira Camp (3840) to Barranco Camp (3950), distance is about 15 km.

The route now turns east into a semi-desert and rocky environment where you reach an altitude of 4600m after a 5 hours walk to Lava Tower. As you ascend from the Shira camp (3950m), there are good views of the Shira Plateau to the west, Oehler Ridge to the northeast and the Western Breach to the east. This day you will climb high and steep low.

Day 5

Barranco Camp (3950m) to Karanga Camp (4200m), distance is about 6 kms.

The morning starts with a scramble up the almost vertical Barranco Wall to an altitude of about 4200m and after approx. 3 hours, the path now crosses through the southern slopes to reach the Karanga Valley.

Day 6

Karanga Camp (4200m) to Barafu Camp (4600m), distance is about 7 kms.

After breakfast, you continue in a southeasterly direction to the junction before turning north to reach Barafu camp (4600m) after about 4 hours. Here you take a long rest and prepare for the midnight ascent to the summit.

Day 7

Barafu Camp (4600m) to Uhuru Peak (5895m), distance is about 7 km.

At around midnight, you’ll head in a northwesterly direction up the southeast valley towards Stella Point on the crater rim. The 6-hour long walk to Stella Point is a mental and physical challenge with the steep face just below Stella posing the ultimate challenge. The time you spend on the summit is determined by the weather and wind conditions. The walk back to Mweka Camp from the summit can take over 7 hours.

Day 8

Mweka Camp (3100m) to Mweka Gate (2000m), distance is about 15 kms.

You will camp for the night at Mweka camp (3100m) before departing for the Mweka Parks Gate the next morning where your driver will pick up and take you back to the Moshi for dinner and overnight.

INCLUDED:

  • Two nights accommodation at the Hotel in Moshi  (before and after the climb)
    • First night includes breakfast
    • Last night includes dinner & breakfast
  • Return transportation from Moshi to/from the starting/finishing point on the mountain
  • Qualified guides with mountain crew
  • National park fees
  • Tents and sleeping mattresses
  • Cutlery / Crockery / Eating utensils
  • Mess tent (for dining) / Mini camping chairs / Tables / Candles
  • Rescue fees
  • Airport Transfers to JRO- kilimanjaro International Airport
  • Pulse oximeters
  • First aid kit
  • Guides, porters, cook, waiter salaries
  • Boiled water on the mountain
  • All meals on the mountain (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Guides, porters, waiter, cook accommodation and entry fees on the mountain

EXCLUDED:

  • Single rooms supplement at Springlands Hotel (except on the 1 person rate)
  • Guides, Porters, Cook & Waiters tips
  • Meals and drinks not specified
  • Gear for your climb
  • Items of personal nature
  • Additional nights beyond the two standard hotel nights included
  • Visas
  • Emergency oxygen
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