Mount Kilimanjaro

0
Price
Price
The tour is not available yet.

Proceed Booking

Save To Wish List

Adding item to wishlist requires an account

4


Why Book With Us?

  • No-hassle best price guarantee
  • Customer care available 24/7
  • Hand-picked Tours & Activities
  • Free Travel Insureance


Get a Question?

Do not hesitage to give us a call. We are an expert team and we are happy to talk to you.

1.8445.3356.33

Help@goodlayers.com

Tour Details

Mount Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano in Tanzania, highest mountain in Africa and the highest single free-standing mountain in the world. It has a summit of 5,895 metres (19,341 ft) above sea level and at about 4,900 metres (16,100 ft) high from its plateau base. Kilimanjaro is also the fourth most topographically prominent peak on Earth.

The mountain is part of Kilimanjaro National Park and is a major climbing destination. Because of its shrinking glaciers and disappearing ice fields, the mountain has been the subject of many scientific studies. It has three volcanic cones, Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira.

Items for Mountain Kilimanjaro Hike

  1. A Sleeping Bag.
  2. Sun Screen.
  3. Sun Glasses.
  4. Good Hiking shoes preferably boots with good threads to avoid sliding especially on the summit day. Water proof, strong, light- big enough to allow multiple layers of socks.
  5. 2 bags one for carrying your items plus the sleeping bag to be carried by a porter plus a good back pack for your personal effects, your money, snacks, water during the hikes, which the clients carry for themselves.
  6. An extra pair of shoes to be worn at our rooms preferably rubber or sports shoes, it gives your feet a break from the boots.
  7. At least 5 Tee shirts for changing after each hike since they become too wet with sweat. Preferably long sleeves & synthetic.
  8. A rain jacket/poncho just in case it rains during the hike.
  9. A Head light or a normal torch with spare batteries.
  10. Warm clothes Jackets, and pants preferably synthetic & waterproof.
  11. 5 pairs of comfortable trekking socks. (synthetic or wool).
  12. Gloves (both woolen and waterproof).
  13. Sun glasses and Sun Screen.
  14. A reusable Water Bottle. (1 to 2 Litres preferably).
  15. Energy sweets and snacks.
  16. Toiletries (include wet wipes).
  17. Balaclava.
  18. Hiking pole/ walking stick (Most people hiking without them, these are optional from one client to another).
  19. For Kenyans you need a passport only or your national identity card accompanied with a permit available at E-Citizen online Portal. Non residents you will need a passport and a Visa to Tanzania.
  20. Yellow Fever Card. You only need this one yellow fever vaccination in your life time
Itinerary

Day 1Nairobi to Moshi

Leave Nairobi from the Parkside Hotels, where we catch the Nairobi to Moshi express bus, this is a public shuttle service. You are asked to meet at Parksides Hotel at 0645HRS.This will allow you pick your most preferred seat. The journey to Moshi takes between 6 and 7 hours, including a stop at the Kenya/Tanzania border. Drop off is at the Moshi shuttle station where we will transfer you to your hotel. On arrival at the Hotel in Moshi we will meet our Kilimanjaro Climb representative who will run us through all pre-climb details. Overnight stay, at a hotel.

Meals included:
No meals included on day one. We recommend you to buy dry food, snacks. Food on the stopovers on our way maybe problematic to first timers.

Accommodation included: Kilimanjaro Cranes Hotel
Dinner is available in the hotel where u can do a buffet or try local food.

NB Money changing facilities in Moshi are limited. ATM’s are available and accept Visa card, but not Mastercard.

Day 2Moshi to Kilimanjaro National Park

After breakfast pick up from your hotel and transfer to the Kilimanjaro National Park. Your climb will begin through the lower rainforest, up to Mandara Hut for 3-4 hours, at 2750m, where you stay overnight in the purpose-built chalets.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Mandara Hut

Day 3 Mandara to Horombo Hut (3720m)

We climb out above the forest and continue trekking past the Maundi crater, ascend to the open moorland – this should take about 5-6 hours. Tonight, you camp at Horombo Hut at an altitude of 3720m.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Horombo Hut

Day 4Horombo Hut (3720m) – Zebra Rocks (3980m) – Horombo Hut (3720m)

We take the day to acclimatize, greatly improving our chances of successfully reaching the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro. After a relaxing breakfast we trek for about 4 – 5 hours to reach the Zebra Rocks (3980m), a rock formation named after the distinctive black and white stripes on the rocks. Return to Horombo Hut and enjoy hot lunch prepared by our mountain team. The afternoon is free for you to relax and rest up before setting off on the next leg of our Marangu Hike the following day. We have dinner in the evening and spend another night at Horombo Hut.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Horombo Hut

Day 5Horombo Hut (3720m) – Kibo Hut (4700m)

A long and challenging trek awaits us today, lasting about 5 – 6 hours.
Our destination is Kibo Hut with the hiking trail passing the “Last Waterpoint” followed by the so-called “saddle” route. Today the Kilimanjaro Hike takes us through a barren plate joining the main summit Kibo with Mawenzi.
Tonight, we enjoy an early dinner and get an early night.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Kibo Hut

Day 6Kibo Hut (4700m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Horombo Hut (3720m)

Today is the most exciting day! Summit day! We start the final stretch of the trek at night while the lava ash is still frozen, making it is easier to walk on. The mountain guide wakes you at 2300Hrs and by midnight we set off on the long and tough trek to the summit. This will ensure a comfortable pace to summit Mt Kilimanjaro. We will pass the Hans Meyer Cave at 5220m. Reach the crater rim of Kilimanjaro, Gillman’s Point at 5715m, as the sun rises casting its warming rays over the surrounding landscape.
Leaving the cold night behind us we hike for a further 1-2 hours to reach the highest point of Kilimanjaro, Uhuru Peak. Standing at 5895m on Uhuru Peak you will be rewarded with magnificent sweeping views of the lower slopes of Africa’s
tallest mountain and the landscapes below. Here you experience the inspiring sense of achievement at having climbed to the “Roof of Africa”!
We retrace our steps following the same trail back down Kilimanjaro. The now-thawed lava ash makes for a speedy descent to Kibo Hut, where a hot meal and welcome from the mountain team awaits you. After a one to two hours break to regain strength, we continue our Marangu hike to Horombo Hut (3720m), arriving in the afternoon. The evening meal is followed by a well-deserved early night!

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Horombo Hut

Day 7Horombo Hut (3720m) – Marangu Gate (1840m)

The final stretch of this Kilimanjaro Hike passes through heath and moor terrain as we return to the Mandara Hut at 2700m. After a warm lunch at Mandara Hut we head back into the tropical rainforest reaching the Kilimanjaro National Park
Gate (1860m) after 6 hours trekking today.
At the gate we say goodbye to our mountain guides and transfer back to the Green Hills of Africa, where we spent the first night of this hike up Kilimanjaro. Back at the lodge you can warm up with a shower or take a refreshing dip in the
pool relaxing after your days on the mountain. The last evening is spent relaxing at the lodge, celebrating your great feat of successfully reaching the summit of the Mount Kilimanjaro!
Our evening meal and last overnight stay will be at the peaceful Hotel in Moshi

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Kilimanjaro Cranes Hotel.

Day 8Moshi to Nairobi

You will be collected by the shuttle bus at your choice of two scheduled time. We will organize this to your wishes in advance. Moshi – Nairobi, 6 – 7 hours including the time on the Tanzania/Kenya Border. Drop off at Parkside Hotel
Meals included:
• Breakfast

Map
Photos