Day 01

Transfer from Kilimanjaro International Airport to Moshi. Evening briefing and equipment check. Overnight at Springlands Hotel on bed & breakfast basis.

Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa's highest mountain at 5895 metres. The second highest is Mount Kenya at 5195 metres. Kilimanjaro used to be within the boundaries of Kenya. Legend has it that Queen Victoria gave the mountain to Kaiser Wilhelm in 1848 because he commented that it was unfair that Kenya had the two highest peaks. Since 1889, several attempts have been made to determine the exact height of the mountain. The Kilimanjaro 2008 Precise Height Measurement Expedition used GPS and gravimeter methods to output the value of 5,891.8 metres (19,330 ft). Due to Kilimanjaro's equatorial location and high elevation, almost every climate type on earth is represented, including a year-round snow-topped summit.

Day 02
Drive to the mountain. Trek through banana and coffee farms, before crossing the beautiful rainforest and heathland. The second night is spent at camp at an altitude of 3000m. The day’s hike takes approximately 4 to 5 hours. Overnight at Machame Camp on full board basis.

Day 03

Steep morning climb, with some of the most magnificent views of Kilimanjaro and Kibo Peak. The third night is spent at camp at an altitude of 3720m. The day’s hike takes approximately 4-6 hours walking. Overnight at Shira Camp on full board basis.

Day 04

Trek across the lava ridges of the glaciers. The fourth night is spent at camp at an altitude of 3900m. The day’s hike takes approximately 5-7 hours walking. Overnight at Barranco Camp on full board basis.

Day 05

Steep morning climb on the south eastern flank of Kibo. The fifth night is spent at camp at an altitude of 4600m. The day’s hike takes approximately 6-8 hours walking. Overnight at Barafu Camp on full board basis.

Day 06

Depart during the early hours for Stella Point, before the final trek to Gilman’s Point and Uhuru Peak. The sixth night is spent at camp at an altitude of Summit 5,895m. The day’s hike takes approximately 11-15 hours walking. Overnight at Mweka Forest Camp on full board basis.

Day 07

Easy-paced trek down to the gate. Takes approximately 4-6 hours walking. Transfer  and over night at Springlands Hotel on bed & breakfast basis.

Day 08

Morning transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your onward arrangements.

Travellers should budget approximately $150 - $200 each for tips for the mountain guide and porters which is paid at the discretion of the climber

  • Meet and greet services
  • Transfers as specified
  • Use of tents on the mountain
  • Meals on the mountain prepared by climb crew*
  • Services of an experienced English speaking mountain guide
  • Porters to carry backpack/rucksack and camping equipment
  • Accommodations and meals as indicated
  • Park fees, camping fees, mountain rescue fees** and government taxes
  • International Flights & Regional Flights
  • Visas
  • Airport tax
  • Travel/medical/baggage insurance
  • Tips for porters and mountain guide
  • Climbing gear such as goggles, walking stick, flashlight/torch, bed roll, etc. (though these are available to rent)
  • Drinks/laundry (unless specified)
  • Dining room tips
  • Porterage
  • Telephone bills
  • Any other items of a personal nature
Rate – US$ 16 Dec 2009 to 15 Dec 2010
Per Person Sharing Single Room Supplement Sole Climber Supplement
Climb Package 1630 90 1700
Extra Day on Mountain 250 NIL NIL
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