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Machame Route

This is probably the most scenic and most beautiful route to the summit. The 6-day route is however physically more challenging than the Marangu route. The day walks are longer and steep and the summit night is one hour shorter. The scenic traverse of the Western Breach offers some stunning views! Only tented accommodation available, which can be less comfortable and will require a good sleeping bag and hiking mattress.

Machame Route Itinerary

Day 1: 

Pick up from hotel in Arusha, Kilimanjaro or Moshi town.  Proceed to Kilimanjaro National Park Gate at Machame for the first section of the climb through the montane forest to Machame Campsite at 10000ft/3000m. Overnight at Machame camp – approximately 5 to 7 hours.

Day 2: 

Following the steep ridge and across heath and moorland to “picnic rock” and the Shira plateau, to Shira Campsite at 12500ft/3800m Overnight Shira camp – approximately 5 to 7 hours.

Day 3: 

Heading towards Kibo, crossing a broad valley and climbing to a ridge crest, crossing scree slopes and a river valley to reach Barranco Campsite 13000ft/3900m.  Overnight at Barranco camp – approximately 5 to 7 hours.

Day 4:  

Cross the floor of the Great Barranco Valley, up the Barranco Wall to the Karanga River – the last water point on this route. A steep climb over rocky slabs to Barafu Campsite at 15500ft/4600m. Overnight Barafu camp – approximately 8 to 9 hours.

Day 5:  

An early start for the summit – Uhuru Peak the highest point in Africa at 19340ft/5896m taking 6 to 7 hours. Descend via Barafu Campsite through the forest to Mweka Campsite at 10000ft/3000m. For overnight camp: taking 5 to 7 hours. Overnight Mweka Camp

Day 6: 

Descend through the forest to the park gate at Mweka Wildlife College – approximately 3 to 4 hours – meet and transferred to Arusha town for overnight stay.

End of climb.

The quote inclusive of:

  • Machame route trekking for 6 days/5 nights.
  • All park fee for client.
  • 3 meals a day plus a cup of hot drink.
  • Entry fee for crew.
  • Payments of the crew.
  • Meals for the crew.

Quote Exclusive of:

  • Tips for guides, Cooks and Porters.
  • Hire of any Equipment or gear besides those arranged and provide by the office.
  • Medical Treatment or check up.
  • Laundry service, telephone calls, Bear/ Soft drink, Gift and souvenirs.
  • Personal Life Insurance.
  • Any rescue fee apart from the Kilimanjaro national park authority.
  • All other Items of a personal nature.
  • Any return transfer from boarder.

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    Lemosho Route

    The Lemosho route is one of the newer routes on the mountain, and a superb choice for your climb.

    It is a preferred route due to its ideal balance of low traffic, beautiful scenery and a high summit success rate.

    The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the west, beginning with a long drive from Moshi to Londorossi Gate. From there, the first two days are spent trekking through the rainforest to Shira Ridge.

    Unlike the popular Machame route, which simply intersects the Shira Plateau, the Lemosho route crosses the entirety of the plain from west to east in a pleasant, relatively flat hike.  An added bonus is that climbers will encounter low traffic until the route joins the Machame route. Afterwards, Lemosho follows the same route through Lava Tower, Barranco and Barafu, known as the southern circuit. Descent is made via the Mweka route.

    The minimum number of days required for this route is six days, although eight days is best.

    Lemosho is considered the most scenic route on Kilimanjaro, and grants panoramic vistas on various sides of the mountain. Thus, Lemosho is highly recommended.

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      Marangu Route

      The main tourist route and by far the most popular route and some claim the easiest route to Uhuru Peak. The 5-day option, which is available on this route, makes it the least expensive route on the mountain. A 6-day option with an extra day of acclimatization is however also available. This is the only route, which provides comfortable sleeping huts, equipped with beds and mattresses at every campsite. Mineral water, soft drinks, beer and chocolates are also sold at every camp. All the camps on this route have radio contact with the Park Headquarters.

      Marangu Route Itinerary

      Day 1: 

      Arrival to Kilimanjaro International Airport, meet and greet Zanziplanet Tours and transfer to Moshi town. Dinner and overnight at Lodge in 1 double room on Bed and breakfast basis.

      Day 2:

      Pick up from hotel and drive to Kilimanjaro National Park Gate at Marangu for the first section of the climb through the montane forest to Mandara Hut at 9000ft/ 2750m. Takes 3 to 4 hours. Overnight Mandara hut.

      Day 3: 

      Leaving the forest, you trek along a good path through open grassy moorland to reach Horombo Hut at 12000ft/3700m. Takes 5 to 7 hours. Overnight Horombo hut.

      Day 4:
      Continue ascending past the last water point, traversing the saddle between Kibo and Mawenzi to Kibo Hut at 15000ft/4700m. Takes 5 to 7 hours. Overnight Kibo hut

      Day 5: 

      An early start for the summit on steep and heavy screen up to Gilman’s Point at 18640ft/5681m. On the crater rim to arrive in time for sunrise. Continue on to Uhuru Peak the highest point in Africa at 19340ft/5896m. Descend to Horombo Hut for overnight taking 7 to 8 hours ascent and 4 to 7 hours descent. Overnight Horombo hut

      Day 6: 

      Descend the mountain to the Park Gate (5 to 7 hours- to be met and transferred to lodge for overnight stay. Dinner and overnight at lodge in 1 double room on Bed and Breakfast basis.

      Day 7:

      After breakfast check out from lodge, transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport for your is onward flight home.

      The quote inclusive of:

      • Marangu route trekking for 6 days/5 nights.
      • All park fee for client.
      • 3 meals a day plus a cup of hot drink.
      • Entry fee for crew.
      • Payments of the crew.
      • Meals for the crew.

      Quote Exclusive of:

      • Tips for guides, Cooks and Porters.
      • Hire of any Equipment or gear besides those arranged and provide by the office.
      • Medical Treatment or check up.
      • Laundry service, telephone calls, Bear/ Soft drink, Gift and souvenirs.
      • Personal Life Insurance.
      • Any rescue fee apart from the Kilimanjaro national park authority.
      • All other Items of a personal nature.
      • Any return transfer from boarder.

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        Rongai Route

        You can start this route from both the Tanzanian side of the border or from Rongai in Kenya, but all park fees and arrangements must be made at the Marangu gate. The route may only be used for ascend and the Marangu route must be used for descend. There are several big caves along the route, which are used by the porters during the overnight stay for the first two nights.

        Rongai Route Itinerary

        Day 1:

        Transfer from Arusha to Moshi Town.

        Overnight at hotel in 2 double rooms on bed and breakfast basis. Your lead guide will come to hotel for checking your mountaineering equipments and briefings.

        Day 2: 

        The climb begins at the village of Nale Moru

        Long walk through cultivated land before entering the pine forest. Watch out for Kilimanjaro Colobus monkeys in the tree tops with their white fringed ‘capes’ and tail. Taking 3 – 4 hours to the first camp which is on the edge of the moorland zone, where the forest begins to thin out – First Cave at 8500ft/2600m. Overnight 1st Cave Camp

        Day 3:

        The morning walk is a steady ascent up to Second Cave at 11300ft/3450m with superb views of Kibo and the eastern ice fields on the crater rim. Pushing on to reach Third Cave taking 3 to 4 hours at 12800ft/3800m for overnight camp. Overnight 3rd Cave Camp

        Day 4:

        Continue ascending on the east side of Kibo crossing the saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo taking 4 to 5 hours to reach Kibo Hut at 15000ft/4700m. The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent which begins around midnight. Overnight Kibo Camp

        Day 5:

        An early start for the summit on steep heavy screen to arrive at Gilman’s Point at 18640ft/5681m in time to see the sun rise. Those who want to reach the highest point in Africa can take the approximately three hour excursion to Uhuru Peak 19340/5896m passing close to the spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs that still occupy most of the summit area. The descent to Kibo is surprisingly fast and after some refreshment, continues the descent to reach the final campsite at Horombo at 12000ft/3700m taking 11 to 15 hours. Overnight Horombo Camp

        Day 6:

        A steady descent down through the Moor land to Mandara Hut and then downward through the lush forest on a good path to the National Park gate at Marangu ( 1830m) taking 5 to 7 hours to be met and transferred to hotel for dinner and overnight stay. Accommodation will be in 2double room on half board basis.

        The quote inclusive of:

        • Rongai route trekking for 5 days/4 nights.
        • All park fee for client.
        • 3 meals a day plus a cup of hot drink.
        • Return transfer from Arusha to Moshi town to entrance gate.
        • Entry fee for crew.
        • Payments of the crew.
        • Meals for the crew.

        Quote Exclusive of:

        • Pre and post accommodation.
        • Tips for guides, Cooks and Porters.
        • Hire of any Equipment or gear besides those arranged and provide by the office.
        • Medical Treatment or check up.
        • Laundry service, telephone calls, Bear/ Soft drink, Gift and souvenirs.
        • Personal Life Insurance.
        • Any rescue fee apart from the Kilimanjaro national park authority.
        • All other Items of a personal nature.

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