Mount kilimanjaro climbing in Tanzania

Kilimanjaro Travel Safari Adventures Ltd

Kilimanjaro climbing in Tanzania.

Specialist mountain climbing Tour Operator in Tanzania. Get free routes and price information for guided climbs of Mount kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya, Mount Meru, as well as Oldonyo Lengai mountain trekking.

We brief climbers on weather and equipments for climbing Mount kilimanjaro, tips for a successful getting to Kibo Peak, Uhuru.

There are various prices for kilimanjaro climbing packages, you ask. There are six official climbing routes authorized, safety for climbing Mt kilimanjaro to the summit, namely: Marangu, Rongai, Lemosho, Shira, Umbwe and Machame.

We organize climbing kilimanjaro tours in all routes, now read about machame route day to day details.

Machame route is scenic and most beautiful route up kilimanjaro. With a gradual ascend through the forest you emerge to see wide views of the moorland on Shira plateau, Kibo and Western Breach.

Day 1: From Arusha drive to the Machame route, often called the "Whiskey Route". From the Machame Park gate is a gentle climb up through the original montane forest, scenery with unique -busy lizzie- flowers, begonias and ferns. First camp amongst the giant heather at 3, 000m. Ascent of 1, 200m and 5 to 6 hours walking.

Day 2: Emerge from the giant heather zone and hike through fine open moorland to camp by the Shira Cave at 3, 840m. Herds of eland up here and there are fascinating geological features in the old volcanic caldera which can be viewed during a half-hour optional walk in the afternoon. Ascent 840m and 4 to 5 hours walking.

Day 3: From Shira, climb towards the main peak Kibo, with the western glaciers clearly visible across the rugged high-altitude desert of volcanic rocks and boulders. Skirting around its base and under the imposing western Breach, descend into the sheltered Barranco Valley for mid-way camp at 3, 950m. 6 to 7 hours walking and only 110m total ascent. This is acclimatization day.

Day 4: Up the steep Barranco wall with some sections of very easy scrambling and drop down again to the Karanga Valley where you take a break for lunch. After lunch hike on to Barafu Hut 4600m, having hiked a total of 7 to 8 hours and ascended 650m. You have fantastic views across to Mawenzi peak from the camp after having completed a longer day of hiking which now requires you to adequately relax in preparation of the challenging summit hike early the following morning.

Day 5: A bracing 1am start to climb the steep frozen scree. This is unavoidable on any route but we aim to go past Gillman's Point to reach Stella Point on the crater rim for sunrise another 40 minutes and you are at the highest point on the continent (Kibo:5900m), usually in warm sunshine. Return on the Mweka descent route. Ascent of 1, 300m and about 7 hours trek to the summit; 2, 600m descent and 6 to 7 hours trek to the Mweka campsite (3400m).

Day 6: From Mweka campsite it is a 4 to 5 hours descent through the forest to Mweka gate (depending on individual fitness) to collect certificates and meet the vehicle. Return to Arusha for the night.

Travel tips:
Season: the best times are January to March and June to December.

Acclimatization is provided with help of professional knowledgeable Mountain guides.

Cost price includes:

-Airport transfer on arrival
-Hotel accommodation
-All transport by private vehicle to and from the mountain
-Accommodation as detailed on the itinerary.
-Services of a private mountain guide, cook and adequate porters to carry both trip provisions and client's private bags.
-National Park entrance, accommodation and camping fees.
-All food and catering equipment - breakfasts, lunches (packed when necessary) and evening meals prepared by our own cook. Special dietary requirements are catered for with prior arrangements at no extra cost.
-Mineral bottled water and Boiled water in the Mountain
-Certificate of Achievement /appreciation from us.
-Free storage of excess baggage in our Office
-Rescue if emergence
- Basic first aid kit and an on call vehicle.

Cost Price excludes:

-Travel and personal insurance.
-Visa, passport, vaccinations, medicines.
-Personal Mountain equipment.
-Tips to Guides and Tour Coordinator
-Expenditure on alcoholic drinks, souvenirs and other personal

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