The most popular camping route busiest route overall, usually can also take 6 days to reach the top and descent via Mweka route. Will jump one camp and avoid to overnight at Karanga or Lava Tower camp to minimize numbers of days.
Arrival in Arusha, Tanzania
On arrival at Airport you will meet our professional guide English/French/Germany language depend with your request, transfer you to town late afternoon there is a briefing with our staff and head guide to look through the itinerary , check gear and answer any questions you may ask and overnight Hotel or Lodge at Arusha
After breakfast you depart by vehicle to machame. At the gate your will meet a team of crew preparing packing camping stuff and after finishing with registration you will start trek from Machame gate. Today’s hiking is through forest zone to Machame camp and on route you have a picnic lunch. Look out for pretty flora and a graduation of climate zones. Overnight Machame Camp for full board basis.
After breakfast prepare, you start hike to Shira Camp. The first section is a bit steep and altitude is gained rapidly. A picnic lunch is taken on trail today. The zone you pass through today is attracted with plants become apparent. Various geologic features can be seen today from lava to glacial valleys. Overnight Shira Camp for full board basis.
After breakfast walk high to sleep low. You ascend into alpine desert and for those that are feeling strong you can even head up to Lava Tower then descending to Barranco camp. Lunch is taken as a picnic lunch on route. You will experience great acclimatization day! Overnight Barango Camp for full board basis.
After breakfast is another Long ascending to Barafu camp. And lunch is taken as picnic lunch and will have enough of time to relax before the summit time. There is strong winds rip over this camp and evening explorer views of Mawenzi peak. You will have early dinner before heading to rest for the evening. Overnight Barafu Camp for full board basis.
Your wakeup call at midnight for the final summit time. It’s time to go to fulfill your dreams to reach the summit and by dawn as the sunrise start to appear, most arrive near the rim. Ascending via Stella Point affords a relatively short final stage to Uhuru peak, the Roof of Africa! When you goes higher you must come down and descent to Mweka camp. Overnight Barafu Camp for full board basis.
After breakfast you descend once again around mid day after saying thank you to your crew, you are picked up and transfer back to your hotel for a well deserved shower! Overnight Lodge hotel or request a day room before depart for your own connection
- Tanzania VAT on tourism activities and park fees
- Return transfers Kilimanjaro airport to Arusha and Arusha to Kilimanjaro airport
- Hotel Lodging the night before and the night after the climb, with dinner and breakfast included (double occupancy) with bed dinner and breakfast
- Transfer from your hotel to starting point for your climb, and return to your hotel after your climb
- Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
- All Kilimanjaro National Park gate fees, camping fees and climbing permits
- Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees (Kilimanjaro Rescue Team)
- Emergency oxygen (for use in emergencies only – not as summiting aid)
- Basic first aid kit (for use in emergencies only)
- Qualified mountain guide, assistant guides, porters and cook
- Salaries for mountain crew as per guidelines set by Kilimanjaro National Park
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as hot drinks on the mountain
- Camping equipment (tents, camp chairs, tables & sleeping mattress
- Water for washing up daily
- Porter to carry your duffel bag (max weight 15kg / 32 lbs) from one camp to the next camp
- Kilimanjaro National Park certificate for your successful summit attempt
- A comprehensive Climbing Kilimanjaro travel info pack
- Flying Doctor Service
- Flights and airport taxes
- Items of a personal nature
- Compulsory tips for guides, porters and cook (average tip is anything from US $ 230 to US $ 300 per hiker – depending on number of days how many hikers in the group and route chosen)
- Health requirements (Yellow Fever compulsory if travelling to Tanzania recommended)
- Highly recommended travel and medical insurance
- Personal hiking/trekking gear – we can rent some of the gear from our equipment store in Tanzania
- Optional but highly recommended Portable toilet
- Snacks, personal medicine and water purifying tablets
- Meals & drinks not specified and snacks