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Duration
7-8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,249

Climb to the top of Africa on this Tanzania vacation that’s perfect for seasoned adventurers. Brave the elements and ever-shifting mountain landscapes as you traverse the eastern slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain on the continent.


This 8-day adventure trek takes you up the eastern slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa.

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. Entering through the eastern entrance of Marangu Gate, pass through rainforest as you make for Mandara Hut at an elevation of 2,700 metres. Enjoy spectacular views of volcanic Kibo and the mountain’s far peaks as you work towards Horombo Hut and the summits. 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 to appreciate the view: it’s the best in all of Africa.


 

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Duration
7-8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,249

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Day 1

Arrive in Moshi

Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), where you will meet a Goway Travel representative, and transfer to your hotel. In the evening there will be a briefing with our managers, who will also make sure you are ready to begin the 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

Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut

A guide and a mountain support crew will arrive at the hotel in the morning in order to meet you and hold a quick briefing, after which you will travel by vehicle to Kilimanjaro National Park's eastern entrance: Marangu Gate (1,860 m). After the quick formality of acquiring climbing permits and registering with the search and rescue service, the group will start trekking up to Mandara Hut (2,700 m). The trekking route includes passage through the rainforest (where tropical showers are highly probable), so it is recommended that you take not only spare clothes, but also your raincoats.

When you reach the camp, the mountain support crew will take care of the necessities, pitch the tents, and prepare lunch.

Throughout the entire Marangu route, you will be spending your nights in special huts. They offer a great alternative to those who do not want to sleep in tents.

Change in Elevation: Marangu Gate (1,860 m) - Mandara Hut (2,700 m)
Hiking distance: 11 km
Hiking time: 5-7 hours

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut

Early in the morning after breakfast, the group will depart Mandara Hut to start a moderate trek towards the second high altitude camp: Horombo Hut (3,720 m). When you reach the camp on this day, you will be treated to views of two volcanos at once: Kibo and Mawenzi.

Several hours after lunch, you will have to complete an acclimatization hike in the direction of Kibo Hut with a 200-meter gain in altitude, and then hike back down to Horombo Hut where dinner will be prepared for you.

Trekking from Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut:
Change in Elevation: Mandara Hut (2,700 m) - Horombo Hut (3,720 m)
Hiking distance: 10 km
Hiking time: 5-6 hours

Acclimatization hike:
Change in Elevation: Horombo Hut (3,720 m) - Destination point en route to Kibo Hut (3,920 m)
Hiking distance: 2.5 km
Hiking time: 1-2 hours

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

On this day, right after breakfast the group will be trekking to the Kibo Hut (4,700 m). 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 you will be served lunch, after which it is recommended that you sleep as much as you can, avoid any strenuous activity, and drink lots of water.

Change in Elevation: Horombo Hut (3,720 m) - Kibo Hut (4,700 m)
Hiking distance: 10 km
Hiking time: 4-8 hours

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

Trekking to Uhuru Peak and Descent to Horombo Hut

Night departure from Kibo Hut (4,700 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 Hut (3,720 m).

Change in Elevation: Kibo Hut (4,700 m) - Uhuru Peak (5,895 m) - Horombo Hut (3,720 m)
Hiking distance: 16 km
Hiking time: 9-12 hours

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 6

Descent from Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate

You will be offered a warm breakfast in the morning, after which you 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, you will be presented with your commemorative certificates (in the office) and provide you a transfer back to the hotel.

Change in Elevation: Horombo Hut (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

More Info

Location View map
  • 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 7

Departure

Today after breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

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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31 Dec 2017
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