Mt Kilimanjaro Climbing

Tanzania Safaris: Mt. Kilimajaro Climbing, Marangu Route and Machame Route

Mount Kilimanjaro Climb, Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro of East Africa
Highest peak.Mt Kilimanjaro one of the East Africa Mountains at an altitude of 5895m ,the highest freestanding mountain in the world and one of the seven summits.

AB039:-Marangu Route (7 Days/6 Nights)
AB040:-Machame Route (8 days/7 nights)

6 DAYS MOUNT KILIMANJARO CLIMB -MARANGU TRAIL.

Day 1: On arrival at Kilimanjaro airport or Namanga/ Taveta, you will be met and transferred to Marangu or Kibo Hut.  You will meet local guides and make arrangements ready for the following day's trekking.

Day 2: Begin climb.  You will climb up to Mandara Hut (2,742m) near a volcanic fossil.  You will arrive at the hut in time for lunch and rest the whole afternoon at Mandara hut.

Day 3: Today's goal is Horombo Hut (3,700m) the route takes you through heavy forests and then across open Savanna terrain.  the giant lobelias begin to appear at 3,350m.  Overnight at Horombo Hut.

Day 5: Rise early and by about 0200 hrs start the final ascent to Gilman 5,685m at the rim of the crater.  You reach Gilman to witness the spectacular and unforgettable rise of the sun over mawenzi.  After signing the book you can proceed to Uhuru peak (5,895m).  If your stamina survives, return to Horombo for the night.

Day 6: This is the last day of the climb and you will return to Marangu or Kibo Hotel for a deserved comfortable night rest  after your memorable achievement.

Day 7: After beakfast drive to Taveta, Kilimanjaro Airport or Namanga or to national parks after lunch at Arusha.

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8 DAYS KILIMANJARO CLIMB - MACHAME ROUTE

Day 1. Nairobi/Arusha/Moshi
Depart Nairobi by morning shuttle to Moshi arriving late afternoon. Dinner and overnight.
Day 2. Machame Hut
Drive to Machame Village. The climb begins at the end of the tarmac road, walking for about 6 hrs gradually ascending through the forested hills onwards to Machame Hut (3000m). Dinner and overnight.

Day 3. Shira Hut
Early in the morning, you will cross a valley and stream before ascending a steep ridge. The path then drops into a river gorge before you climb more gently onto the moorland of the Shira plateau - 3,800m. Total climbing time is about 6hrs. Dinner and overnight.

Day 4. Barranco Hut
The path continues directly up the ridge towards Kibo, then turns right and descends into Barranco gorge. Climb to Barranco hut at 3940m shortly after. Total climbing time is about 6 hrs. Dinner and overnight.

Day 5. Barafu Hut
Crossing the Barranco Valley, climb the Barranco wall (not technical climbing), then follow the Kibo South Circuit. You will then turn left and climb up a ridge for about 2 hrs to Barafu hut at 4,600m . Dinner and overnight.

Day 6. Mweka Hut
Very early start for the summit first to Stella Point and then Uhuru Peak at 5895m. After sunrise, descend down to Mweka hut, which takes about 6 hrs. Dinner and overnight.

Day 7. Mweka Gate
This is the last day of your climb. You will descend to Mweka Gate where you will be met and transferred to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 8. Arusha/Nairobi
Depart Moshi by morning shuttle back to Nairobi arriving approx 1830hrs.

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