Package Highlights

  • Climb to the highest free standing mountan in the world and the highest peak in Africa.
  • Visit a coffee farm, a village, participate in activities in a typical Tanzanian village.
  • Explore an off the beaten trail nature refuge

Package Cost:

4 Pax or more 3 Pax 2 Pax 1 Pax
$2,250 $2,400 $2,550 $2,650

There is a $200 per person discount for Kilimanjaro climbs during the low season (April, May and November). However, due to the high probability of rainy conditions, only experienced backpackers should consider climbing in these months. Additionally, during the rainy months some routes are closed.

 

ITINERARY:

Day 1:  Arrival in Moshi/Usa River. Evening briefing at the hotelto prepare you for the climb. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2:  Start your acsent to Mt. Kilimanjaro. Drive from your hotel after breakfast and transfer to Machame Gate Park (1,800m). Hike up through a thick forest to Machame Camp at 3,000m. About 6-8 hour hike. Dinner and overnight.

Day 3:  Follow the trail up giant heathers and moorland. The trail eventually becomes rocky and you will reach the Shira Camp at 3,840M. The trek will take about 4-5 hours. Overnight at Shira camp.

Day 4:  Head up East towards the lava tower. You will gain dramatic views of the breach wall precipices. Shortly after, the trail descends onto Barranco Campsite at 3,950m. The trek takes 6-7 hours. Overnight at Baranco Camp.

Day 5:  An easy scramble leads to the top of the Great Barranco and you will then traverse ridges and screes across to the Karanga Valley. Trek up the access ridge to the Barafu Hut for the night, located at 4,600m. This should take about 7 hours. From Barafu you should have excellent views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. Barafu Hut is situated on an exposed and dangerous ridge so it’s important to familiarizeyouself with the terrain before dark. Dinner and overnight at Barafu Hut.

Day 6:  Summit Day! Just after midnight you will start your ascent, climbing to Stella Point at 5,725m (6-7 hours). On to Uhuru Peak and the completion of your climb. You will descend back to Barafu Hut for a rest and food, then to Mweka Hut where you will camp for the night after a long 11-14 hour day of trekking.

Day 7: Returning back to Mweka Gate where you will receive  your Certificate and get piked up and return to your hotel.

END OF CLIMB: MACHAME ROUTE

LODGING PARTNERS:

  • Kilemakyaro Mountain Resort – www.kilimanjarosafari.com
  • Arumeru River Lodge – www.arumerulodge.com
  • Rivertrees Country Inn – www.rivertrees.com
  • KIA Lodge, Kilimanjaro International Airport

 

Please note:

This itinerary is a guide only. Changes might be made to the itinerary due to various reasons including, group members’ fitness and health, weather conditions or for any other reason the guide may deem necessary. Cruz recognizes that most participants planned this trip for a long time and it might be very important to complete the climb, but also knows the health of each individual is paramount. This trip involves travel to high altitudes and to areas where health is important so a short notice change of itinerary may be necessary. Cruz will do everything possible to assist you to achieve your goal for this trip.

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