Mount Kilimanjaro trip


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Mount Kilimanjaro or just Kilimanjaro with its three volcanic , “Kibo”, “Mawenzi”, and “Shira”, is a dormant volcanic  in Tanzania. It is the highest Mountains,  with its summit about 4,900 meters (16,100 ft) from its base, and 5,895 meters (19,341 ft) above sea level. The first people known to have reached the summit of the mountain were Hans Mayer and  Ludwig Purtscheller, in 1889. The mountain is part of Kilimanjaro national park and is a major climbing destination. The mountain has been the subject of many scientific studies because of its shrinking glaciers and disappearing ice fields.

 

 

20th October 2019: KILIMANJARO AIRPORT –  MARANGU HOTEL

Pick from Kilimanjaro airport in time, drive to Marangu Hotel for dinner and overnight.

21st & 22nd October 2019: SUMMIT DAYS AT MARANGU HOTEL

After breakfast acclimatize and summit days in the summit hall, dinner and overnight Marangu Hotel.

Time table will be as per below on the 21st and 22nd.

  1. Welcome Speech from Guest of honor
  2. Introduction on what Tanzania has to offer by the Tourism Board Members
  3. Digital knowledge and opportunities offered in Tanzania. (www.costech.or.tz)
  4. Introduction on what Nigeria has to offer in the tourism sector ( one of you need to prepare)
  5. Digital knowledge and opportunities offered in Nigeria. ( one of you need to prepare for this)
  6. Introduction on what other countries has to offer in tourism sector (Participants)
  7. Networking and show casing products.
  8. Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to each participant

23rd October 2019: KILIMANJARO NATIONAL PARK GATE TO MANDARA HUT

After breakfast and briefing, drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (15 minutes), register and commence the climb. Walk through the rainforest to the Mandara encampment. A side trip to Maundi Crater is a good way to see the surroundings including Northern Tanzania and Kenya. In the rainforest, look for towering Eucalyptus trees, bird life, and Colobus monkeys.

  • 5,500 ft / 1,700 m to 9,000 ft / 2,740 m
  • 7 km
  • 4-5 hours
  • Montane Forest
  • Meals: L, D
  • Budget Lodging: Mandara Hut

24th October 2019: MANDARA HUT TO HOROMBO HUT

You leave the glades of the rainforest and follow an ascending path on the open moorlands to the Horombo encampment. Views of Mawenzi and the summit of Kibo are amazing. Look for giant lobelias and grounsels. You may begin to feel the effects of the altitude.

  • 9,000 ft / 2,700 m to 12,100 ft / 3,700 m
  • 11 km
  • 6-8 hours
  • Heathland
  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Budget Lodging: Horombo Hut

25th October 2019: HOROMBO HUT TO KIBO HUT

Ascending, we now pass the last watering point, walking onto the saddle of Kilimanjaro between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. Vegetation begins with upper heathland but then disappears into “moonscape”. Dinner, rest, and prepare for summit climb.

  • 12,100 ft / 3,700 m to 15,400 ft / 4,700 m
  • 10 km
  • 6-8 hours
  • Alpine Desert
  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Budget Lodging: Kibo Hut

26th October 2019: KIBO HUT TO SUMMIT THEN HOROMBO HUT

Very early in the morning (midnight to 2am), commence the climb to the summit on steep and heavy scree or snow up to Gilman’s point located on the crater rim. Continuing, we now ascend to Uhuru Peak, which is the highest point in Africa. There are unbelievable views at every turn. Have your picture taken at the summit to show your friends and family. From here we descend, stopping for lunch and a rest at Kibo before continuing on to the Horombo encampment.

The beginning of this climb is done in the dark and requires headlamps or flashlights. It will be very cold until you start descending, so you will need all of your warm layers. This is by far the most difficult part of the trek with many switchbacks. Going slowly “pole pole” and an optimistic attitude will get you there!

  • 15,400 ft / 4,700 m to 19,300 ft / 5,895 m
  • 19,300 ft / 5,895 m to 12,100 ft / 3,700 m
  • 4 km up / 14 km down
  • 10-15 hours
  • Alpine Desert
  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Budget Lodging: Horombo Camp

27th October 2019: HOROMBO HUT TO MOSHI

After breakfast, a steady descent takes us down through moorland to the Mandara Hut. Continue descending through lush forest path to the National Park gate at Marangu. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy).

A vehicle will meet you at Marangu village to drive you back to your hotel at Marangu Hotel for dinner and overnight. Don’t forget to tip your guides and porters. It is time for celebration!

  • 12,100 ft / 3,700 m to 5,500 ft / 1,700 m
  • 18km
  • 5-7 hours
  • Meals: D, B

28th October 2019: MARANGU HOTEL – KILIMANJARO AIRPORT

After breakfast pick from Marangu Hotel, drive to Kilimanjaro airport to catch your flight in time.

Items included:

  • 4 nights at Marangu Hotel FB
  • Professional, English-speaking mountain guides
  • Professional, English-speaking cook
  • Overnight stay in huts
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Water
  • All mentioned activities
  • All park fees
  • Porters

Items excluded:

  • Sleeping bag (you can hire $5 per trip)
  • Flights
  • Transfer Kilimanjaro airport – Marangu Hotel – Kilimanjaro airport (USD 350 per group of 10 to 30 pax) @ $175 one way
  • Optional activities
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
  • Travel insurance

The Total costs for the above program are USD 1,968pp (International Students)

The Total costs for the above program are USD 1,293pp (Local Students / Citizens) (TSH 3,038,550/-)

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