MOUNT KILIMANJARO CLIMB(MARANGU ROUTE)
Day 1 NAIROBI TO MOSHI
The tour leaves Nairobi from the Parkside Hotels, where you will catch the Nairobi to Moshi express bus, this is a public shuttle service.You are asked to meet at Parksides Hotel at 7.00am sharp!. The journey to Moshi takes between 6 and 7 hours, including the stop at the border. Drop off is at the Moshi shuttle station where a representative will transfer you to your hotel. On arrival at the Hotel in Moshi you will be met by a Kilimanjaro Climb representative who will run through all pre-climb details. Overnight stay, at a hotel.
NB Money changing facilities in Moshi are limited. ATM’s are available and accept Visa card, but not Mastercard.
DAY 2: KILIMANJARO NATIONAL PARK GATE TO MANDARA HUT
After breakfast and briefing, drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (45 minutes), register and commence the climb. Walk through the rainforest to the Mandara encampment. A side trip to Maundi Crater is a good way to see the surroundings including Northern Tanzania and Kenya. In the rainforest, look for towering Eucalyptus trees, bird life, and Colobus monkeys.
5,500 ft / 1,700 m to 9,000 ft / 2,740 m
Meals: L, D
Budget Lodging: Mandara Hut
DAY 3.MANDARA HUT TO HOROMBO HUT
You leave the glades of the rainforest and follow an ascending path on the open moorlands to the Horombo encampment. Views of Mawenzi and the summit of Kibo are amazing. Look for giant lobelias and grounsels. You may begin to feel the effects of the altitude.
9,000 ft / 2,700 m to 12,100 ft / 3,700 m
Meals: B, L, D
Budget Lodging: Horombo Hut
DAY 4.HOROMBO HUT TO KIBO HUT
Ascending, we now pass the last watering point, walking onto the saddle of Kilimanjaro between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. Vegetation begins with upper heathland but then disappears into “moonscape”. Dinner, rest, and prepare for summit climb.
12,100 ft / 3,700 m to 15,400 ft / 4,700 m
Meals: B, L, D
Budget Lodging: Kibo Hut
DAY 5.KIBO HUT TO SUMMIT THEN HOROMBO HUT
Very early in the morning (midnight to 2am), commence the climb to the summit on steep and heavy scree or snow up to Gilman’s point located on the crater rim. Continuing, we now ascend to Uhuru Peak, which is the highest point in Africa. There are unbelievable views at every turn. Have your picture taken at the summit to show your friends and family. From here we descend, stopping for lunch and a rest at Kibo before continuing on to the Horombo encampment.
The beginning of this climb is done in the dark and requires headlamps or flashlights. It will be very cold until you start descending, so you will need all of your warm layers. This is by far the most difficult part of the trek with many switchbacks. Going slowly “pole pole” and an optimistic attitude will get you there!
15,400 ft / 4,700 m to 19,300 ft / 5,895 m
19,300 ft / 5,895 m to 12,100 ft / 3,700 m
4 km up / 14 km down
Meals: B, L, D
Budget Lodging: Horombo Camp
DAY 6.HOROMBO HUT TO MOSHI
After breakfast, a steady descent takes us down through moorland to the Mandara Hut. Continue descending through lush forest path to the National Park gate at Marangu. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy).
A vehicle will meet you at Marangu village to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi or Arusha. Don’t forget to tip your guides and porters. It is time for celebration!
12,100 ft / 3,700 m to 5,500 ft / 1,700 m
Day 7.MOSHI TO NAIROBI
Check out from the hotel and head back to Nairobi.
Deposit to our Barclays Bank account (Ask for details)
Lipa Na Mpesa-Till No.809744 (buy goods and services)
Forward the confirmation text to +254728839300
For more details, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Included in the price:
• Guarantee price/guarantee trek on confirmation
• Transfer to and from the base of the mountain
• Full board accommodation whilst on the trek.
• Meal plan as detailed: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner
• Accommodations in camps/huts as per the itinerary
• All park entrance fees to include government taxes
• Services of a professional guide, porters and skilled cook
• Start and finish Nairobi
• Tips, laundry, sleeping bags and drinks
• Accommodation before/after the trek
• climbing gears
• Items of personal nature
• Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary
• Training cost and purchase of mountain gear.
*Emergency evacuation by AMREF(kindly apply if you don’t have any)
We have preparation hikes in readiness of the climb.
Our pre hikes ranges from (2200-4000ksh)
$1400 Non residents
If a member cancels a reservation as detailed below, the following
sums will be claimed.
• If cancelled within 10 days prior – 50% of the total sum payable is due
• If cancelled on the trip date or fails to show up – Full payment is due
In all instances, notification of cancellation must be made in writing
and will be effective on the date received
Get Temporary Passports by applying online Click https://immigration.ecitizen.go.ke/index.php?id=1 @ ksh.350 and take it to Nyayo house for stamping.
Yellow fever vaccination & certificate is done in Government hospitals in Kenya/
Border charges (1500) Vaccine last for 10 years & is always needed when travelling to Tanzania.