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Duration
8 Days
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Ascend to the top of Africa on this Tanzania adventure for seasoned climbers. Brave the elements and ever-shifting landscapes as you climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain on the continent, and enjoy the most spectacular view in Africa from Uhuru summit.


This 8-day adventure takes you up Mount Kilimanjaro along the mountain’s northern slopes.

Your Tanzania vacation begins in Moshi, the gateway to Mount Kilimanjaro. As Africa’s tallest mountain and the world’s largest free-standing mountain sitting at a height of 5,896 metres, Kilimanjaro is an impressive sight. The view of the mountain is only improved by the fact that it’s surrounded by plains and forests instead of rival peaks, transforming it into a massive, ice-capped rock jutting out of the lush African plains. However, the mountain’s continuous rise makes people underestimate Kilimanjaro as it doesn’t require climbing gear or oxygen canisters to ascend. Be forewarned: climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is not easy. The slopes, temperatures, and high winds make it physically demanding and you’ll have to go on acclimatization hikes to get used to the altitude. But ascending Mount Kilimanjaro is also remarkably satisfying, both as a physical feat and an opportunity to enjoy stunning views. It’s the most accessible of the world’s Seven Summits and a great accomplishment for even the most seasoned Globetrotter.

As you work your way to Uhuru summit, you’ll marvel at the mountain’s imposing landscape and volcanic sights. Pass through the coniferous forests on the mountain’s northern slope as you make for Simba Camp. Enjoy spectacular views of volcanic Kibo and the mountain’s far peaks as you work towards the foot of Mawenzi Volcano, Kilimanjaro’s second summit. Pass through the semi-rocky desert as you move towards School Hut Camp. By the time you reach Uhuru summit, you’ll have traversed the mountain’s shifting landscape and high altitudes. Your reward will be breathtaking views of the summit’s glacier and the surrounding countryside. Take a moment and let the experience sink in; you’re enjoying the most marvelous view in all of Africa.


 

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Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,578

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Day 1

Arrival

Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. In the evening, there will be a briefing with managers, who will make sure you are ready to begin your climb.

Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Lake Duluti Serena Hotel

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    Lake Duluti Serena Hotel



    The lodge overlooks Lake Duluti, which you can walk around and has beautiful gardens for you to stroll in. In the distance you can see the tallest mountain in Africa on a clear day, Mount Kilimanjaro.

    The lodge overlooks Lake Duluti, which you can walk around and has beautiful gardens for you to stroll in. In the distance you can see the tallest mountain in Africa on a clear day, Mount Kilimanjaro.

    Facilities

    • Bellman/Porters
    • Bicycles
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Express Check In/Out
    • Games Room
    • Gift Shop
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Library
    • Massage Treatments
    • Medical Services
    • Restaurant(s)

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Day 2

Nalemuru Gate to Simba Camp

A guide and a mountain support crew will meet you and hold a quick briefing, after which you will be transferred to Nalemuru Gate (2,020 m). After the quick formality, the group will start trekking up to Simba Camp (2,625 m). Your trek will be moderate and take you through coniferous forest up Kilimanjaro's northern slope.

At night you may experience discomfort associated with acclimatization to the high altitude because of a reduction in your waking breathing pattern, your body gets less oxygen than during the day. Taking altitude into account, you may therefore start feeling sick and have a headache. Pay attention to your own body and tell your guide if you start feeling any symptoms of altitude sickness.

Change in Elevation: Nalemuru Gate (2,020 m) - Simba Camp (2,625 m)
Hiking distance: 8 km
Hiking time: 3-4 hours

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Simba Camp to Kikileva Camp

After breakfast, you will depart from Simba Camp to start trekking towards your second high altitude camp: Kikileva Camp (3,630 m) where you can see Kibo Volcano at its finest (barring cloudy weather). This trekking is more physically demanding than the previous one, so once you are in the camp, full rest is recommended.

Change in Elevation: Simba Camp (2,625 m) - Kikileva Camp (3,630 m)
Hiking distance: 10 km
Hiking time: 5-6 hours

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Kikileva Camp to Mawenzi Tarn Camp

Early wakeup, breakfast and the start of trekking to Mawenzi Tarn Camp, which is situated at the foot of Mawenzi Volcano, Kilimanjaro's second summit. When you reach the camp, you will have lunch and a two-hour rest, after which there will be an acclimatization hike towards Mawenzi Volcano with a 200-meter gain in altitude, followed by a hike back down to Mawenzi Tarn Camp, where you will have dinner in the evening.

Trekking from Kikileva Camp to Mawenzi Tarn Camp:

Change in Elevation: Kikileva Camp (3,630 m) - Mawenzi Tarn Camp (4,310 m)
Hiking distance: 6 km
Hiking time: 4-5 hours

Acclimatization hike:

Change in Elevation: Mawenzi Tarn Camp (4,310 m) - Destination point en route to Mawenzi Volcano (4,510 m)
Hiking distance: 2 km
Hiking time: 1-2 hours

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

Mawenzi Tarn Camp to School Hut Camp

This day will be spent trekking towards School Hut Camp (4,715 m). The landscape will change significantly to give way to a rocky semi-desert. The actual trekking is not very difficult; just remember to stick with an appropriate pace to keep up your strength for the trekking to Kilimanjaro's summit. When you reach the camp, we recommend you sleep well, avoid strenuous activity, and drink as much as you can, because that very night you will be ascending Uhuru Peak (5,895 m).

Change in Elevation: Mawenzi Tarn Camp (4,310 m) - School Hut Camp (4,715 m)
Hiking distance: 9 km
Hiking time: 5-6 hours

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 6

Trekking to Uhuru Peak and Descent to Horombo Camp

Night departure from School Hut Camp (4,715 m) and the start of your trekking to Kilimanjaro's summit: Uhuru peak (5,895 m). The trekking will be moderate from a physical standpoint, but the altitude presents a much more serious problem. For the entire length of the trekking each pair of climbers will be accompanied by their own guide, who will be monitoring your stamina and mental resolve. After your successful ascent to Uhuru Peak, you can descend to the nearest glacier if desired. Then you will return to Kibo Camp and after a two-hour rest continue your descent to Horombo Camp (3,720 m).

Change in Elevation: School Hut Camp (4,715 m) - Uhuru Peak (5,895 m) - Horombo Camp (3,720 m)
Hiking distance: 21 km
Hiking time: 12-14 hours

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7

Descent from Horombo Camp to Marangu Gate

You will be offered a warm breakfast in the morning, after which they will head for the Kilimanjaro National Park's exit: Marangu Gate (1,860 m). After your descent the whole group will gather to congratulate you, and then you will have the chance to share your opinions on the trip in the guestbook. Lastly, we will present you with your commemorative certificates (in the office) and provide you a transfer back to the hotel.

Change in Elevation: Horombo Camp (3,720 m) - Marangu Gate (1,860 m)
Hiking distance: 18 km
Hiking time: 5-6 hours

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Lake Duluti Serena Hotel

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  • starstarstarstar

    Lake Duluti Serena Hotel



    The lodge overlooks Lake Duluti, which you can walk around and has beautiful gardens for you to stroll in. In the distance you can see the tallest mountain in Africa on a clear day, Mount Kilimanjaro.

    The lodge overlooks Lake Duluti, which you can walk around and has beautiful gardens for you to stroll in. In the distance you can see the tallest mountain in Africa on a clear day, Mount Kilimanjaro.

    Facilities

    • Bellman/Porters
    • Bicycles
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Express Check In/Out
    • Games Room
    • Gift Shop
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Library
    • Massage Treatments
    • Medical Services
    • Restaurant(s)

    More Details

Day 8

Departure

Today after breakfast you will be transferred back to airport.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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DEPARTURES:

Daily

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Meet & Greet at Kilimanjaro Airport
  • Roundtrip transfers
  • Accommodation at base hotel including breakfast
  • Professional Guides and Mountain Crew
  • Kilimanjaro National Park permits
  • Mountain Rescue fees
  • Camping fees
  • Meals as indicated by itinerary
  • Tenting equipment including sleeping bags; satellite phone, sleeping bags
  • Accommodation in mountain huts or tents depending on route
  • Insurance

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Gratuities
  • Personal equipment
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Meals and beverages not specifically indicated

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire.

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