Lying just south of the equator, Kilimanjaro is Africa's highest peak, rising to a height of 19,341 feet from the surrounding plains and savannah. It is the highest freestanding mountain in the world. This five day hut-based trek is led by an experienced guide and includes a full complement of porters and cooks, all meals included. Includes two nights at the four star Arusha Impala hotel, transfers to/from the climb point, plus transfers to/from the airport to hotel. Other routes available: 6-day Marangu (extra day on mountain for acclimatization), 6-day Machame (tent-based trek on more challenging but more beautiful route), 6-day Rongai (tent-based trek, less crowded), 8-day Lemosho (advanced tent-based trek). Extend your trip with a safari (14 day Kilimanjaro & Safari).
Day 1 - Arusha - Kilimanjaro
Airport transfer with private vehicle and guide.
Located 7km from the renowned Mount Kilimanjaro, this Mountain Resort is ideal for those itching to make the adventurous climb. Rooms are comfortable, with hot water boilers for each room. Situated 1400 meters above sea level, it features ensuite bathrooms, minibar, health center, sauna, spa, satellite TV, internet, and swimming pool. Rooms are decorated according to the local traditions, with lush surrounding areas. Private balconies make for spectacular views and sharp photography. Dining is available in buffet style or from the bar menu. With a superb, green foliage, the hotel offers a refreshing escape. A pond flutters with the activity of ducks, while others take a dip in the swimming pool for a cool taste of the mountain climate. Arusha is a city of northern Tanzania surrounded by some of Africa's most famous landscapes and national parks. Beautifully situated below Mount Meru on the eastern edge of the eastern branch of the Great Rift Valley, it has a pleasant climate and is close to Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, Olduvai Gorge, Tarangire National Park, and Mount Kilimanjaro, as well as having its own Arusha National Park on Mount Meru. International flights arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport, and regional flights use Arusha airport.
Day 2 - Kilimanjaro
Start trekking on Marangu route ,Elevation 1800M (5,905 Ft) to Mandara hut 2750M (9,021 ft) Pick you from your hotel to Marangu gate where your permit for trekking will be issue. Gate formalities take about 30mins and then start trekking after introduction to your porters from Chief guide. The route begins at the National Park Marangu Gate at 1800 m. walk through the fascinating rain forest to the Mandara Hut at 2750 m. This five day hut-based trek is led by an experienced guide and includes porters and cooks, all meals included. Marangu follows a well defined trail and water, snacks and soft drinks are available at the camps on the way up the mountain. Not to be underestimated - the Marangu route is a challenging trek. Not to be underestimated - the Marangu route is a challenging trek. Kilimanjaro, by any name, is a metaphor for the compelling beauty of East Africa. When you see it, you understand why. Not only is this the highest peak on the African continent; it is also the tallest free-standing mountain in the world, rising in breathtaking isolation from the surrounding coastal scrubland – elevation around 900 meters – to an imperious 5,895 meters (19,336 feet). Kilimanjaro is one of the world's most accessible high summits, a beacon for visitors from around the world. Most climbers reach the crater rim with little more than a walking stick, proper clothing and determination. And those who reach Uhuru Point, the actual summit, or Gillman's Point on the lip of the crater, will have earned their climbing certificates. And their memories.
Day 3 - Kilimanjaro
Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut
Mandara hut 2750M (9,021 ft) to Horombo 3780 (12,400 ft)
Km/miles of walking 7km ( 4.43 Miles)
Time taken 5 to 6 hrs
after breakfast we ascend through rolling alpine meadows containing giant Heather trees. Along this leisurely trail we can enjoy the flora and views of Mawenzi and Kibo peaks. A packed lunch is served on the way to Horombo Hut (3780m ASL). Finally, dinner and overnight is taken at Horombo Hut.
Day 4 - Kilimanjaro
Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut
Horombo 3780M (12,285 ft) to Kibo 4,700M (15,420 ft)
Km/Miles of walking 12 Km (7.50 miles)
Time taken 5 to 6 Hrs
After a good night's rest we continue past the cactus-like ground cover and the "last water" stream and moves onto the lunar landscape on the saddle between Kibo and Mawenzi Kibo Hut at 4700m.
Day 5 - Kilimanjaro
Day four, we depart just after midnight in darkness, to attempt the summit, walking past icy crevasses and giant boulders, to the final ridge. Ascend to 18,570ft in a few hours to reach Gilmans Point on the rim of the crater. From Gilmans Point, you may continue around the crater rim to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa at 19,340ft. Return down loose gravel to Kibo Hut for lunch, then continue down to Horombo Hut. About 13-15 hours walking.
Day 6 - Kilimanjaro
Day five descend to Marangu gate. Enjoy dinner at leisure (not included in tour price).
Day 7 - Arusha - Kilimanjaro
Includes opportunity to visit local handicrafts market to stock up on souvenirs. Airport transfer with private vehicle and guide. Depart from Kilimanjaro international airport (40 minute drive from Arusha) - end of itinerary.
Price from U$1800
All ground transport as indicated on itinerary - Guaranteed departure - Airport transfers as per the itinerary - Meals as shown on itinerary
Laundry - Tips - Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages including mineral water - International airfare - Visas - Optional activities/extras - Vacation insurance
* USD per person, double occupancy. Custom designed personal tour. Prices subject to change.