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3°04'00.1"S 37°21'19.6"E

Trek to Kilimanjaro

Standing at a height of 5,895 meters, Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest peak of Africa and the tallest freestanding mountain on Earth. Also known as the �?�¢??Roof of Africa�?�¢??, this colossal mountain is a part of the seven summits of the world, and hence, attracts numerous adventure seekers from around the globe to embark on a trek to the peak of Kilimanjaro.
  • Tanzania
  • 8 Days
  • 19,430 FT
  • Difficult

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  • Event Type

    Trekking

  • Best Time

    Jan-Feb, Sept

  • Base Camp

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    Moshi, Tanzania

  • Pickup Point

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    Kilimanjaro International Airport, Tanzania

  • Minimum Age

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    For this trek, we only allow children above this age to ensure the safety of everyone joining this high altitude trek.

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Highlights

  • Kilimanjaro has a lot of breathtaking and stunning landscapes.

  • Trek through various terrains like grasslands, pastures, and glaciated lands.

  • Enthralling trek at night, facing many different challenges.

  • Understanding the culture of the people we shall meet along in our trek.

  • Climbing one of the most famous summits in the world.

 

Overview

Mount Kilimanjaro, the name loosely translates to kilima meaning mountain and njaro meaning greatness, is an apt name to this revered volcano. Its enchanting beauty makes the whole world wonder how this place can be real. Located in Tanzania, Mt. Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano with its three volcanic cones, "Kibo", "Mawenzi", and "Shira".

Kilimanjaro is Africa's tallest and the world's highest free-standing mountain with an altitude of 19,340 feet. For an ordinary man, it is rightly known as "the common man's Everest" because of the challenges an ordinary person has to go through to trek this majestic mountain. The beauty of African flora and the vastness of African fauna give the adventurers a sense of manna. The heath of this region, the moonscape and the pristine snow is a pleasure to the eyes of the adventurers.

However, the climb of Kilimanjaro is rough and tough. This is not a walk in the park and is full of terrors. The oxygen level is half of what is at the sea level, the altitude is so high, the chances of getting sick is high. The temperature at the Base Camp is normal but at the peak, it can sometimes fall down to -20 degree Celcius. But dangers are the reason why adventures are made!

Brief Itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

After arriving at Kilimanjaro International Airport, our local representatives will drive you to our hotel in Moshi, which is just an hour away from the airport. On our drive there, our view will be the grand Kilimanjaro buoyant over the mist of the atmosphere. The sight will be so beautiful that even after an hour of gazing it, you will still want to look at it once more. After we reach our hotel, enough time will be given to rest. The dinner will be followed by a thorough briefing about our climb by the local chief guide. We will spend the night at the hotel.

Altitude : 2,670

We drive to the lively and beautiful village of Nale Moru, situated on the Northern border of Tanzania with Kenya, on our second day of this adventure. Driving around the outer edge of the Kilimanjaro National Park, we pass through many beautiful small villages and towns. Nale Moru lies at the start of this trek and we shall feast on the comeliness of this wonderful village and its residents. Simba Campsite lies at the onset of the vast moorlands. We dine and sleep under the beautiful sky and the wonderful land of Simba Campsite.

Distance : 8,500

The early birds on this day will have a sensational sight to see. The majestic Kibo (Kilimanjaro's main crater) and Mawenzi (Kilimanjaro's second peak), the former in front of us and the latter on our left being glittered by the ever-beautiful rising sun. This beautiful sight of the rising sun with the orange-saffron light adding to the beauty of the whole view will always be in your heart. We then begin our trek by first heading towards Kibo on a steady trail towards the Second Cave (11,300 feet) whose flora and moorlands will forever amaze you. The Kikelewa campsite (11,800 feet) is abundant will astonishing views of the plains. We sleep under the starry sky of Kikelewa campsite.

Altitude : 11,800

Mawenzi is not far enough. Our trek continues until we reach its base camp. After we reach an altitude of 13,100 feet, the moorland has alchemized into greener alpine grasses and shrubs. Along with this, the flora continues to grow, we will observe some tall and strange-looking Senecio plants around us. Our trek for the day ends when we reach Mawenzi Tarn (meaning mountain lake). As we expect it to be, Mawenzi Tarn is more beautiful. Our campsite is next to the shores of Mawenzi Tarn, sleeping under the star-lit sky with the cool breeze and the sound of water gushing in and out on the shore.

Altitude : 15,100

We will never be able to get enough of Mawenzi Tarn, thus, to acclimatize and enjoy the stunning Mawenzi Tarn, we take a rest day here before our summit to Kibo. However, there is an optional trek to an altitude of 15,100 feet, this trek will be the sneak-peek of what we are about to do in our summit to Kibo. This optional trek will give us a glimpse of the climbing on a steep-sloped covered with scree and dust. We spend another night at the ever-breathtaking Mawenzi Tarn.

Our trek continues through the lunar landscapes of the vast region between Mawenzi Tarn and the huge dome of Kibo. We spend the evening resting before our final ascent for the summit to Kibo which will begin at 11 PM. We dine at the Kibo Huts and overnight summit attempt.

Our trek begins slowly, walking in the light of our headlamps, on a steep climb through the loose volcanic scree and powdery dust. We will stop briefly every hour or so that everybody gets to rest in this challenging trek. We will then reach the crater rim at Gillman’s point (18,650 feet). However, Uhuru Peak is still a three-hour-long trek along the crater’s rim. We are welcomed by a welcome-sign when we reach Uhuru Peak. The sense of achievement and triumph is unbeatable when we reach Uhuru Peak. The beauty of this place is something you can never imagine. The beautiful sky, the great mountain, the powdery white snow, the scree, in short, everything around you will be amazingly picturesque. The feeling of being there will remain in your heart forever. After clicking pictures and having enough time to appreciate the beauty of the place, we will start our trek back to where we started. Our way back will not be as difficult it was when we started. The trek from Gillman’s Point to Kibo Huts is astonishingly fast because of the steep descent of our trail. Our trek will continue to descent along a wide trail, by then the sun shall set and before it gets dark, we reach our last campsite, Horombo. We dine and spend our night at Horombo Campsite.

Altitude : 19,340

Our trail still continues to go across another moorland till we reach Mandara Hut, where we will have a healthy lunch. Our descent continues to be alongside a well-manicured trail. After we reach Marangu Gate, we will bid farewells to our great trek crew and ensure that there is no chance of forgetting anything essential. We will then drive back to our hotel in Moshi. Hereby, our trek to Kilimanjaro concludes. After our breakfast on the next day, we will depart.

How To Reach


Why Trek With Us ?

Twin Sharing Tents
Eco Friendly & Paperless
Finest Guides
Just Right Group Sizes
Commitment to Safety

Inclusions

  • Accommodations at Trek: All accommodations on the trek will be on twin sharing basis in Tents or Homestays. Any accommodation in a hotel/guest house/hostel will be in a budget hotel.
  • Trek Leader and Guides: An experienced and certified Trek Leader, as well as a professional guide, will accompany you for the trek. The team will have years of experience and well equipped for any emergency situation.
  • Services of a Professional Trekking Team: A team of an experienced Cook, Camp Staff, Porters/Mules will accompany you for all the arrangements on the trek.
  • Meals: All Meals on the Trek are included. We will serve Vegetarian Indian food on the trek which will be cooked by our high altitude chefs. It will be a five-course meal plan.
  • Camping and Safety Equipment: All the camping equipment such as Tents, Sleeping bags, Toilet Tents, Dining Tent, Mattresses, and other things will be provided by us and we guarantee the quality. Safety Equipment including Medical kit, Oxygen Cylinder, Oximeter, Crampons, Gaiters(if required) will be provided by us. We recommend you to bring your own sleeping bags if possible.
  • Trek Permits and Forest Camping Charges: Only for Indian Clients, All the applicable trekking permits, Camping Charges, Forest Entry Fee, etc will be paid by us. Foreigners have to pay these charges if not mentioned.
  • A Life-Changing Experience: We assure you that by trekking in the Himalayas you will have a life-changing experience and we will do everything we can to provide you with the best services and make your venture in the wild an unforgettable one.


Note: Prior to booking any adventure with Trekmunk, it will be mandatory to sign the waiver form and get a medical certificate from a doctor in due time, without these, you will not be allowed to start the trek. All this will be done online without using any paper.

Exclusions

  • GST and Other Taxes: The goods and services tax is not included in the price mentioned with the trek. They are subjected to change according to the government rules of India.
  • Personal Equipment: Your Rucksack, personal clothing, shoes, trek poles, and other personal trekking gear is not included in this package. You have to bring your own gear according to the weather and difficulty of the trek.
  • Portage of Personal Bags(Offloading): We highly advise you to carry your own burden (your rucksack) but due to any reason, if you wish to not carry your rucksack, we can arrange for a porter/mule to carry it. For this service, you will be charged over and above the trek cost. The charges for offloading vary with every trek.
  • Travel Insurance: Travel Insurance is not included in this package. We recommend you to have travel insurance before opting for such adventures. You can buy insurance from us while booking the trek, it is optional.
  • Personal Expenses: Any personal expenses incurred (Laundry, Bottled Water, Beverages, Snacks, Orders at tea houses or dhabas, Tips for guides, Camera fees, etc) are not included in the package.
  • Emergency Expenses: Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as accidents, bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control are not included in the package.
  • Anything not mentioned in Inclusions of the package.

Cancellation Policy And More Information

Booking Terms:


1. Confirmation Policy:

Upon Booking, An invoice will be sent to your mail & within 12 to 24 hours the booking confirmation with additional details will be sent to your mail.


2. Cancellation Policy:

(a) 10 percent of the prices of our trips/treks/tours or product or service is your deposit and is not refundable, in any case.

(b) Cancellation received 45 days or more: 90% refund

(c) Cancellation received 30 - 44 days: 60% refund

(d) Cancellation received 30 - 15 days: 30% refund

(e) Cancellation less than 15 days: No refund

For more details, go to https://www.trekmunk.com/cancellation-policy


3. Refund Policy:

Any refund applicable will be processed within 10 to 15 business days as per the company policy.


4. Postpone/Transfer of a booked trek:

1. You can postpone your booked trek for a period of two months (61 days) but we will charge a 20% processing fee. The last date for the postponement will be 15 days before the start of the trek. Failing to book the slot in 2 months (61 days) time, would be considered a cancellation with no refund of any kind. Postpone of a booked trek can only be done once.

2. You can transfer your booked slot for the trek to any fit person till 15 days before the trek. You just have to mail us the request and rest we will handle. The new person has to get all the mandatory documents duly signed for the trek.


More Information: 

1. We Trek for a Cause: For overall development of the areas we run our operations in, we donate Rs 100/- per booking from our profits which are used for the upliftment of the local people and conserving nature. We have named this initiative as - Trek for a Cause. For more details, follow: https://www.trekmunk.com/trek-for-a-cause


2. We are paperless: We are focusing on Sustainable Tourism and to do that we are trying all measures to convert our trek operations to be Eco-Friendly. Going Paperless is one step closer to our aim.


3. Single-Use Plastic: Trekmunk does not encourage the use of single-use plastic items. We are ensuring that our team is working together to reduce the problem and educate those around them. We will send you instructions on how to go plastic-free on your adventures.


4. Preparing for your Holiday: Getting some additional exercise makes a lot of sense to spend time before coming on a trekking adventure. The fitter you are, the more enjoyable you will find the experience. Hiking in the hill country is the best training but jogging, squash and swimming are also good for developing cardiovascular fitness and stamina. To read more on how to get fit, follow: https://www.trekmunk.com/get-fit-for-trek


5. Electricity Supply & Plug: You will get electricity supply till the starting point of the trek. If not Indian, We recommend you check if you require an adaptor for your electrical items at: http://www.worldstandards.eu/electricity/plugs-and-sockets/


6. Currency: The unit of currency in India is the Indian Rupees.


7. Health & Vaccinations:

Severe Allergies: If you have a severe allergy please inform the Trekmunk office before you travel. We will do all we can to help, but we cannot guarantee an allergy-free environment on trekmunk trips. You will need to carry your own treatment for the allergy with you, as 'adrenaline auto-injectors' are not carried as standard by our leaders and staff. You should inform your leader on the arrival of your allergy, and let them know where you keep your adrenaline pen.

Vaccinations: You should contact your doctor or travel clinic to check whether you require any specific vaccinations or other preventive measures. You should be up to date with routine courses and boosters as recommended e.g. diphtheria-tetanus-polio and measles-mumps-rubella, along with hepatitis A and typhoid. Malarial prophylaxis is not usually required for trips in the mountains, however, if you are visiting rural and remote low lying areas then they might be necessary.


8. Passport & Visas/Identity Proofs: If foreigner, Validity for 6 months, should have blank pages, and should be kept with yourself all the time.


9. Water: If you are on a trekking or cycling holiday, water is supplied to fill up your individual bottles. This will be boiled or filtered. Additionally, you should take purification tablets or a filter bottle (such as a LifeStraw, Sawyer Filter) to treat your water when in towns or where water is not supplied. We do not encourage the purchasing of single-use plastic bottles.


10. Altitude: This adventure involves going to a very high altitude. This is not something that you should worry about; the human body is quite capable of adapting to a very wide range of altitudes, but it is important that we follow some simple rules in order to acclimatize successfully. We will send you the information in your mailbox about Acute Mountain Sickness and trekking in high altitudes. On this trip, we carry bottled oxygen for use in emergencies.


11. Guidance on Tipping: Tipping is the accepted way of saying thank you for good service. Normally the guide and any other trek staff are given their tips at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. The main guide will make sure that the tip is appropriately distributed among all the staff members on the trek.


12. Spending/Emergency Money: Approximately Rs. 8000-10000/- (in Indian Currency)should be carried for miscellaneous expenses including porter and trek crew tips, drinks, soft drinks, etc. We recommend that you carry your travel money in the form of cash as the availability of ATM is less in these remote areas. This can also serve as your emergency spending money.


13. Travel Insurance: It is recommended to have travel insurance for these kinds of adventures. When taking out insurance please ensure the policy you choose covers you for the activities and altitude included in your itinerary. We will ask for the Travel Insurance Details over a mail. Indians can buy insurance from us while booking the trek.

Reviews

I had the best time of my life at Sandakhphu Phalut trek arranged by Trekmunk. Literally I felt like I was in heaven and I was soo very happy. I will recommend everyone to opt for Trekmunk. I was a solo woman traveler and was a bit worried, but things went very smoothly and I en ...

Aishwarya Roy
Sandakphu Trek

Traveling with these people is surely an insanely enthralling experience. This is my second backpacking trip with these people and the way I had imagined backpacking to be has been fulfilled by them and they have given me surely more. The best thing about travelling with these pe ...

Mansavi Shah
Nagaland Backpacking

I had an amazing trek with Trekmunk to Sandakphu November and December 2019. From the first moment of inquiry about the trek and all my questions were answered clearly and on time thanks to Dheeraj who managed to facilitate the trek quite well with his communication. Our guide Ar ...

Ahmed Orabi
Sandakphu Trek

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