You can choose from two
mount kilimanjaro climbing options/routes:
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Climbers who havent
done much climbing in a while
should add an extra day for acclimatization to ensure a
successful climb - meaning you are able to peak or get to the top and
back without getting significant mountain sickness.
You can sign up for a minimum
of 9 days if you only plan to do the
climb or at least 2 weeks if you plan to combine kilimanjaro
climbing with Tanzania
volunteer work. You can also
combine Tanzania Kilimanjaro mountain climbing with overseas volunteer
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1: Arrival, Airport Pickup and Overnight:
Arrival and pickup from
Kilimanjaro International Airport in Arusha, or from your bus stop if
you are coming by road from Kenya or Dar es Salaam. Dinner and
overnight at a standard hotel in Moshi.
2: Marangu - Mandara Hut :
Early rise for breakfast and briefing
from the guide, meet the porters and the rest of the group. Drive to
the Marangu gate for registration with the national park services and
start your climb. The trail passes through rainforest with lots of
plant and bird life and the famous Columbus monkey. You reach Mandara
Hut (2700m/9000ft) for dinner and overnight. You can explore nearby
Maundi Crater (2hrs walk) for a view of northern Tanzania and southern
Kenya. Bathrooms with running water are available.
3: Mandara – Horombo Hut: Rise
up for breakfast followed
by a hike through rainforest glades, which quickly gives way to
heathland abounding with giant lobelias and groundsels. Climb on
through open moorlands with small shrubs as the main vegetation. Stop
for lunch and enjoy amazing views of Mawenzi sub-peak. Arrive at the
Horombo Huts (3700m/12000ft) by 3 PM; from here you can see
Kibo’s summit. Dinner and overnight at Horombo. Bathrooms
with running water are available.
Horombo Hut - Kibo Hut: Rise
for breakfast then continue the
hike past diminishing heathland, and across the moonscape
“plateau” between Mawenzi and Kibo (4700m/15400ft).
Meals and Overnight at Kibo Huts. There is no running water at Kibo on
any point upward of here.
5: Kibo Huts – Uhuru Peak – Horombo Huts:
up at midnight for a light breakfast, before starting ascent at 1 AM.
It is dark and headlamps and flashlights are your only source of light.
The morning is extremely cold so dress up in warm layers. You want to
climb before dawn to avoid the thick mists that engulf the lower
mountainside as the day breaks and to reach Uhuru Peak shortly after
sunrise for a most spectacular view. Arrive at Gilman’s Point
on the crater rim (5,861m/18,640 ft) between 5 and 7 AM. Hike on along
the crater rim for another 2 hours to reach Kilimanjaro’s
true summit, Uhuru Peak, by 9 AM. You are now at Africa’s
highest point. Take lots of pictures to show your friends before
descending back to the Kibo Huts for lunch and rest. Then its off
across the plateau to the Horombo Huts. Dinner and overnight at
6: Horombo – Moshi: Rise
as usual and descend through the
moorland to the Mandara Huts for lunch. Then continue your triumphant
descent through lush forest reaching Marangu park gate by 3 PM.
Remember to tip your guides, cooks, and porters, since you will be
leaving them here. Drive back to the Moshi hotel for dinner, great
celebration and overnight.
7: Moshi – Airport: Drop
off at the airport or bus
station on your way to other parts of Tanzania or Kenya, or your home
can also arrange a trip to the beaches
of Zanzibar which is a good way
Extra Acclimatization Day: You
may begin to feel the
“altitude effect” on reaching Horombo (day 3).
is a good point to spend an extra day of rest and acclimatization
giving your body time to absorb the changes in atmospheric pressure and
temperature that occur with the climb. You can spend the extra day and
a second night at Horombo either resting at the huts or taking a stroll
up to the Mawenzi basecamp then returning to the Horombo Huts.
Kilimanjaro: The Machame Route
Kilimanjaro’s longer, more scenic, “Whiskey
Route.” The typical duration for this trip is 6 days.
However, you can also add an extra acclimatization day and make it
Small Tanzania bills to buy soft drinks, bottled water, and beer at the
huts; Heavy sleeping bag; hiking poles; Shorts/light clothing for start
of climb; Raingear (pants and jacket); Flashlights and batteries;
Sunglasses; gloves; warm clothing for the higher elevation and peaks;
Tips for porters, cooks, and guides; hiking weather boots.
The following can be rented from the safari company (tentative prices
are lsited in USD):
Rucksack/Daypack (10); Balaclava (5); Normal Sleeping Bag (15);
Thick/mountain Sleeping Bag (32); Batteries (2); Socks (2); Duffel Bag
(5); Pair of Hiking Poles (10); Gaiters (7); Torch/Flashlight (7);
Gloves (5); Sweater (4); Sunglasses (10); Long Underwear (3); Raincoat
(5); Rain Pants (5); Hiking Boots (8); Water Bottle (5); Fleece Pants
(4); Warm Jacket (7); Hat (4)
any day of the year but our programs begin on 1st and 3rd Wednesday of