Kilimanjaro Records

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Kilimanjaro Records

From the fastest Kilimanjaro climb, to the oldest in record.

Here’s a rundown of a few of the records that have been set on our magical and mysterious mountain. This might serve as inspiration to set your own record:

Fastest ascent of Kilimanjaro

On August 13, 2014, Swiss mountain runner Karl Egloff ran to the 5895m summit in 4 hours and 56 minutes, thereby beating the previous ascent-only record of Spanish runner Kilian Jornet, set in 2010.

Fastest ascent and descent

That’s not the end of the story, however, for Karl then trotted back down to the gate in a total time of 6 hours 42 minutes and 24 seconds.

Fastest ascent and descent (unaided)

A previous holder of the record for the fastest ascent and descent, Simon Mtuy (Tanzania), still holds one record, for on the 22 February 2006 he climbed from Umbwe Gate to the summit and back in 9 hours 19 minutes. In doing so, he achieved the fastest ever unaided ascent and descent (by unaided, they mean that he carried his own food, water and clothing). This despite suffering from a nasty bout of diarrhoea, as well as taking a three-minute break at the top to video himself, plus two further breaks to vomit.

Fastest ascent (female) – and descent

Danish athlete Kristina Schou Madsen reached the summit of Kilimanjaro via the Mweka Route- and descended on the same route – in a speedy 6 hours, 52 minutes and 54 seconds. Kristina set the time on February 23rd, 2018.

Youngest person to reach the summit

There are now two contenders for this record. On 21 January 2008 Keats Boyd from Los Angeles successfully hauled his seven-year-old body up to the summit of Africa’s highest mountain – and in doing so became the youngest person ever to reach the top of Kilimanjaro.

An impressive feat, not least because in breaking the record Keats must also have broken all sorts of rules, including the one that says you have to be at least ten to climb Kili!

However, in 2018 Cash Callahan, also aged seven, reached the summit along with his ten-year-old brother and both his parents.

Unfortunately, we haven’t managed to contact Keats to find out how old he was exactly when he reached the summit. So for the moment we can’t tell for certain who holds the record – but we’ll update this page as soon as we do.

Just a couple of months after Cash’s climb, in March 2018 the youngest female to climb Kilimanjaro, Montannah Kenney, of Austin, Texas, walked to the top, also aged just 7 years old. Montannah was precisely 2865 days old when she made it to the top, while Cash was 2824 days days old. Montannah beat the previous female record holder, Roxy Getter from Florida, who was eight years old when she got to the top in July 2018.

The youngest person to climb Kilimanjaro who was above the minimum age was Jordan Romero of Big Bear Lake, California, who achieved the summit on the 23 July 2006 at the relatively ancient age of 10 years and 11 days.

Oldest person to reach the summit

Perhaps surprisingly, this is the record that has changed hands most frequently over the past few years. On July 20th 2017 Dr Fred Distelhorst, a retired orthodontist from Vail, Colorado, became, at 88, the oldest person ever to climb Kilimanjaro. His achievement eclipsed the previous record set by Russian octagenarian Angela Vorobeva  on October 29th 2015, who took the popular Machame Route to the top at 86 years, 267 days. (Impressive, but it’s fair to say that it’s not the toughest challenge that Ms Vorobeva has faced, having survived of the Siege of Leningrad in 1944!)

Her achievement in turn beat the record set by Anne Lorimor, of Arizona, who climbed in August 2015 with her niece and nephew to the summit aged 85. A few months before that, on 2nd October 2014, Robert Wheeler, from the USA, reached the summit after five days of trekking aged 85 years 201 days. His climb thus trumped Martin and Esther Kafer, from Vancouver, who reached the summit in September 2012 aged 85 and 84 respectively. Esther was just a year older than Bernice Buum, who reached the summit aged 83 in September 2010; while Martin’s achievement pipped those of farmer Richard Byerley from Washington, USA, who in October 2011 reached the summit of Africa’s highest mountain at the ripe old age of 84 years and 71 days – and who in turn had eclipsed British grandad George Solt, a retired professor from Olney, Buckinghamshire, who the previous summer had summited at the age of 82.

Thankfully, Dr Distelhorst’s achievement also beats the unofficial record set by the mysterious Valtee Daniel, whom we have never heard anything else about since. Mr Daniel’s climb has never been recognised by the Guinness Book of Records, who insist that any record attempt is verified by independent witnesses and must be filmed, photographed and meticulously documented in a log book. With Dr Distelhorst becoming the first person to climb Kili above the age of 87, we can finally put Monsieur Daniel’s unofficial record to bed.

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RONGAI ROUTE FULL ITINERARY

The rongai route ascents kilimanjaro from the northeastern side of the mountain, along the border between tanzania and kenya. This route retains a sense of unspoilt wilderness and offers a different perspective on kilimanjaro by approaching it from the north,second easiest from marangu route,the firstest though the most worsest as it misses topographical features”go high/sleep low.

6 DAYS RONGAI TREK.

 Day 1: Arusha – Rongai gate (1950m) – 1st  camp (2600m).

Mt Kilimanjaro climbing briefing, meet your guide and porters before you begin your hike from the Nale Moru village. The small winding path crosses maize fields before entering pine forest, and then climbs gently through a forest. The trail is not at all steep, but is rather a gentle hike. The first night’s camp is at first cave, at about 2,600 Metres. There is a toilet and a wooden table with benches, but no hut. Water can be found just down the trail below first cave.

Day 2: 1st cave (2600m) – Kikelewa cave (3600m). (hiking time: 6-7 hours) 

The trail continues up towards Kibo, passing second cave (3450m) en-route, and reaching kikelwa cave at about 3600 metres. The views start to open up and you begin to feel you’re on a really big mountain! Water is in the obvious stream below the cave, although you might have to wander downhill a way to find some. Overnight at 3rd cave camp

Day 3: kikelewa cave (3600) – mawenzi tarn camp (4330m).(hiking time: 3-4 hours) 

A short but steep climb up grassy slopes offers superb views of this wilderness area. The vegetation zone ends shortly before you reach your next camp at mawenzi tarn spectacularly situated beneath the towering spires of mawenzi. Spend the afternoon acclimatizing and exploring the area.

Day 4: mawenzi tarn camp (4330m) – kibo hut (4700m).(hiking time: 3-4 hours) 

Continue ascending on the east side of kibo crossing the saddle between mawenzi and kibo taking 4 to 5 hours to reach kibo hut. The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent, which begins around midnight. Overnight at kibo camp

Day 5: kibo hut (4700m) – uhuru peak (5895m) – horombo hut (3720m). 

You will rise around 23h30, and after some tea and biscuits you shuffle off into the night. This is where the going really gets tough. The first section of the trail consists of a rocky path to the hans meyer cave (5150m), also a good resting spot. The path then zigzags up to gillman’s point (5 681m), which is located on the crater rim. This section is very steep with a lot of stone scree, requiring a great physical and mental effort. Probably the most demanding section of the entire route. Do the kilimanjaro shuffle and move slowly. From gillman’s point you will normally encounter snow all the way up to uhuru peak (5895m), the highest point in africa. Total exhilaration and satisfaction – you made it. Weather conditions on the summit will determine how long you can spend, taking photographs, before the 3-hour descent back to kibo hut. After a short rest you gather all your gear for the ascent and head down to horombo hut (3 hours) where you will overnight.

Day 6: horombo hut (3720m) – marangu gate (1980m). (hiking time: 3-4 hours) 

After breakfast you continue your descent (6 hours), passing the mandara hut, down to the marangu gate for certificates paper work and back to hotels for warm wash via moshi town for lunch.

RONGAI1PAX 2PAX 3PAX 4PAX5PAX6PAX7PAX8PAX
PRICE$2,100$1,715$1,560$1,510$1,470$1,465$1,460 $1,445
         
DISCOUNT@$135$110$95$80$75$75$55$45
SUPLEMENT@$175$105$100$105$100$90$105$95

NB.Supplements applicable when electing to spend the post-summit night in the crater and complete an optional crater excursion the following morning -Discounts applicable for climbers not requiring our airport transfers and also not requiring Arusha accommodation before and after the climb

-Number of people on your climb booking, and price per person in US Dollars

Trek price includes: -Transfer to and from the base of the mountain -Full board accommodation in tents whilst on the trek.

-1 nights hotel accommodations in Arusha before and after the trek.

-All park entrance fees to include government taxes. -Service of an English speaking professional Mountain guide on the mountain, porters and skilled cook/s. -Return airport transfers from/to Kilimanjaro Airport or Nairobi Return Shutle transfers.

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Zanzibar A-Z

The name Zanzibar has become synonymous with the exotic. Images of its white sand beaches, azure waters, and iconic dhows plying the waters fill hearts around the world with a sense of the archipelago’s immense beauty and mystery.

The island paradise has considerably darker historic roots as a former trade and slave port during its time as a territory of the Omani Sultanate, and you can still see the Arabic influence when you’re wandering the labyrinthine alleys of historic Stone Town or in the way the Swahili language is a unique blend of local tribal languages and Arabic. You can sense Zanzibar’s Arabic roots in its bustling bazaars, its distinct architecture, and the rich spice culture that still plays a large part in the region’s economy.

This history coupled with the archipelago’s many stunning beaches, picturesque forests, and fragrant spice plantations make it a fascinating tourist destination: the kind of place where you can soak in a melting pot of cultures while also escaping to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches for a little rest & relaxation. Whether you’re visiting at the end of a safari or are coming to Zanzibar for a honeymoon, family trip, or solo beach escape – there is something for everybody on the islands that make up the Zanzibar archipelago.

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UMBWE ROUTE FULL ITINERARY

The Umbwe route,the shortest routes though steepest of all routes to the Southern Glaciers and the Western Breach. It is probably the most scenic, non-technical route on Kilimanjaro. It is quite taxing, primarily due to the relatively fast ascent to higher altitude, but the rewards are plentiful. Fewer people, pristine forest and shorter walking distances make it a great option for fit hikers.

DAY 1: Umbwe Gate (1800m) – first camp (2940m)

Hiking time: 5 hours

Habitat: Montane forest

when done with the breakfast,you will be driven to the Umbwe Gate at 1800m, passing through villages with coffee and banana plantations. On arrival at the Parks Gate your guide and porters will meet you. Sign the register before you entre the park for your first step to archive life-long dream. with a thick moistured air,you will walk the muddy ascending path way,the route initially follows a forestry track winding up through the natural rain forest. It narrows and steepens to climb the ridge between the Lonzo and Umbwe rivers with huge trees surrounding you with spectacular views of deep gorges and if you are lucky, glimpses of Kilimanjaro towering above you in the distance. The camp is perched between huge trees and thick undergrowth.

DAY 2 first camp (2940m) – Barranco camp (3950m)

Hiking time: 6 hours

Habitat: Montane forest / Moorland

Shortly after leaving the camp the forest starts thinning and is replaced by rockier terrain, sparser undergrowth and straggly, moss-covered trees. The path continues along a narrow, but spectacular ridge. As you gain higher altitude, catch glimpses of Kilimanjaro rising majestically ahead of you – etched against the blue sky. The path flattens as you approach Barranco Valley. From the Umbwe ridge the route descends slightly to the Barranco camp. The camp is situated in the valley below the Breach and Great Barranco Wall, which should provide you with a memorable sunset while your dinner is being prepared.

DAY 3 Barranco Camp(3950)-Karanga Camp.(4,000 m)

Habitat:moorland/Alpine deasert

Hiking time: 4-5 hours walking.

A steep climb up the eastern wall leads us just below the Heim Glacier, where we may have some spectacular views of Kilimanjaro. We then take a steep exit up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo, the trail continues down into the alpine desert of the Karanga Valley, finally we have a steep climb up to Karanga Camp

Day 4 Karanga Camp(4000)-Barafu Camp(4,600 m.)

walking time: 3-4 hours

Habitat:Alpine desert

A steep climb out of Karanga, and an easy path on compacted scree with wide views through this empty and dry landscape up to Barafu Camp.
The two peaks Kibo and Mawenzi can been seen from Barafu Camp. After a hot lunch at the Camp, The remainder of the day is spent resting as we prepare for the final ascent before an early night summit walk.

Day 5 Barafu Camp(4600m.)-Summit(5895)-Mweka Camp.

Habitat:Alpine desert/ Stone scree and ice-capped summit/moreland/montane forest.

Hiking time:13-15 hours walking.

Wake up before midnight in the cover of darkness. We begin a steep climb over loose volcanic scree has some well-graded zig-zags and a slow but steady pace will take us to rim of the main crater, Stella Point, at 5,735m. We will rest there for few minutes to enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling good can continue slowly to make the two hour round trip from here along the crater rim to main peak (5,895 m), which is the highest point in Africa. After a few minutes to appreciate your accomplishment we descend to Barafu is amazingly fast, and we stop at Barafu Camp for some refreshment, we continue to descend to reach Mweka Camp.

Day 6 Mweka Camp-Mweka Gate to Arusha.

Habitat:montane forest.

Walking time:3-5 hours

A gentle walk takes you down through the rainforest to Mweka gate successful climbers will receive their summit certificates. After lunch we drive back to Arusha for hotel and lodging.

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PRICE$2550$2085$195O$1905$1875$1870$1865 $1850
         
DISCOUNT@$135$110$95$80$75$75$55$45
SUPLEMENT@$175$105$100$105$100$90$105$

NB:-
Supplements applicable when electing to spend the post-summit night in the crater and complete an optional crater excursion the following morning
-Discounts applicable for climbers not requiring our airport transfers and also not requiring Arusha accommodation before and after the climb
-Number of people on your climb booking, and price per person in US Dollars.
Trek price includes:

-Transfer to and from the base of the mountain
-Full board accommodation in tents whilst on the trek.
-1 nights hotel accommodations in Arusha before and after the trek.
-All park entrance fees to include government taxes
-Service of an English speaking professional Mountain guide on the mountain, porters and skilled cook/s
-Pick and return airport transfers from/to Kilimanjaro Airport or Nairobi Return Shutle transfers

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5-6-7 DAYS MARANGU ROUTE FULL ITINERARY

Marangu well known as a coca-cola route,the easiest route of all routes on kilimanjaro it offers you the relative luxury of being able to sleep in huts along the entire route. Mineral water, soft drinks, chocolates and beers are also sold at all the camps on this route. All your equipment and supplies are portered and a cook prepares all your meals.

5-6-7 days – Itinerary for the Marangu route For the 5-days, simply exclude the additional acclimatisation day at Horombo hut – day 3 on the itinerary below,for the 7-days,include additional aclimatization day plus additional mandara overnight on descending.

DAY 1: Marangu Gate (1980m) – Mandara hut (2700m)

Hiking time: 5 hours

Distance: About 12 km’s

Habitat: Montane forest.

The drive from Moshi to the Kilimanjaro National Park gate, takes about 50 minutes. The journey passes through the village of Marangu, which is located on the lower slopes of the mountain. Once you reach the park gate, all hikers are requested to sign in at the Park office and make their final preparations for the climb. Porters will be seen arranging and loading their packs, containing the food, water, cooking gas as well as most of your equipment. Make sure that you have all your daypack items (containing at least drinking water, your lunch pack and extra clothing) with you as the porters ascend a lot quicker than the hikers. Our guides will be available to assist with any additional information or needs you might have. You now leave the Park gate and ascend on a cleared ridge trail through the rain forest. The forest, suffused with mist and dripping with beards of moss, is also where most of Kilimanjaro’s animals are found. (An alternative and more scenic parallel forest trail, branches off the to the left a few minutes after the gate. This trail follows the edge of a stream through the undergrowth and offers you the option to rejoin the main trail either, after 1,5 hours hiking, or 1 hour before Mandara hut.) Your first night stop, Mandara hut, is a group of wooden A-framed huts in a forest clearing. Each hut features 6-8 sleeping bunks with solar generated lighting. The total capacity of the camp is 60 climbers. Water is piped into the camp from springs above and there are flush toilets behind the main hut.

DAY 2: Mandara hut (2700m) – Horombo hut (3720m)

Hiking time: 6 hours

Distance:About 15 km’s

Habitat: Moorland.

From Mandara hut the trail passes through a short stretch of forest, then skirts the base of the Maundi Crater and then emerges into the transition from rain forest to moorland. It is well worth a short detour to scramble up the rim of the Maundi Crater for your first really impressive view of the Kibo Crater. On a clear day, Kibo will glimmer in the distance, showing off her majestic glaciers in the morning sun. Once you are in the open moorland you will get the chance to see some of Kilimanjaro’s most spectacular plants
– the endemic giant lobelia which grows up to 3 m in height and the giant groundsel (Senecia Kilimanjari), which can reach heights of 5m! After about 6 hours from here you reach the Horombo hut, where you will have hot washing water, rest; an evening meal and overnight.

DAY 3: Horombo hut (3720m)

– Acclimatisation day Horombo hut is a village of huts perched on a small plateau, with buildings similar to Mandara, but with a total capacity of 120 climbers! Normally bustling with hikers, guides, porters and with an atmosphere of adventure and excitement. You will meet both ascending and descending hikers here. This extra day and night at Horombo is for additional acclimatisation. A hike towards the Mawenzi hut, passing the Zebra Rocks on the way (about 3 hours up and 1,5 hours down), is strongly recommended. This hike will further assist with the process of acclimatisation. Remember to drink enough water and move slowly! All meals for the day are provided at the hut. Retire to bed early and get a last good night’s rest.

DAY 4: Horombo hut (3720m) – Kibo hut (4700m)

Hiking time: 6 hours

Distance: About 15 km’s

Habitat: Alpine desert.

After breakfast you now continue your ascent into the Alpine desert habitat. From Horombo there are two trails to the “Saddle” (which refers to the area located between the peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo). There is an upper route (right hand fork) and lower route (left hand fork) to choose from. The upper route (right hand fork) will be very familiar, as you will have climbed most of it the previous day towards Mawenzi hut. It is very stony and eroded. The recommended lower route (left hand fork) is much easier and nearly an hour, and it also passes the last watering point at 4130m. You will have to fill your water bottles with all the water you will need until your return to Horombo hut in two night’s time (unless you are willing to buy Mineral water at Kibo hut). Once again remember to slow down and drink enough water!! Situated in the barren Alpine desert is Horombo hut, a stone build block house which has bunk beds for 60 climbers, but no streams with water nearby. It is however possible to buy mineral water and soft drinks at the camp office. There are platform toilets behind the hut. The summit is now a further 1195m up and you will make your final ascent the same night. Prepare your equipment, ski-stick and thermal clothing for your summit bid. This should include the replacement of your headlamp and camera batteries and make sure you have a spare set available as well. To prevent freezing it will be wise to carry your water in a thermal flask. Go to bed at round about 19h00 and try to get as much rest and sleep as possible.

DAY 5: SUMMIT ATTEMPT, Kibo hut (4700m)-Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Horombo hut (3720m)

Hiking time: 8 hours to Uhuru- 6 hours to descend to Horombo

Distance: 6 km’s ascent- 21 km’s descent

Habitat: Alpine desert/Stone scree and ice-capped summit

You will rise around 23h30, and after some tea and biscuits you shuffle off into the night, and this is where the going really gets tough. The first section of the trail consists of a rocky path to the Hans Meyer Cave (5150m), also a good resting spot. The path then zigzags up to Gillman’s point (5 681m), which is located on the crater rim. This section is very steep with a lot of stone scree, requiring a great physical and mental effort. Probably the most demanding section of the entire route. Do the Kili shuffle and move slowly. From Gillmans Point you will normally encounter snow all the way up to Uhuru peak (5895m), the highest point in Africa.Total exhilaration and satisfaction – you made it. Weather conditions on the summit will determine how long you will be able to spend, taking photographs, before the 3 hour descent back to Kibo hut. After a short rest you gather all your gear you left behind for the ascent and head down to Horombo hut (3 hours) for your overnight. The return to Horombo hut will seem surprisingly fast compared to the ascent. The total time spent walking on this day is around 14 hours, so be prepared for a very tough day. Later in the evening you enjoy your last dinner (with soft drinks and beer for sale at the camp office) on the mountain and a well-earned sleep, filled with memories and stirring emotions.

DAY 6: Horombo hut (3720m)- Marangu Gate (1980m)

Hiking time: 6 hours

Distance: About 27 km’s

After breakfast you continue your descent (6 hours), passing the Mandara hut, down to the Marangu gate. It is strongly recommended not to pay your porters any tips until you and all your gear have reached the gate safely. Click here for more info on tips. At Marangu gate you sign your name and details in a register. This is also where successful climbers receive their summit certificates. Those climbers who reached Gillman’s Point (5685m) are issued with green certificates and those who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m), receive gold certificates. You now drive back to Moshi for a long over due hot shower, dinner and celebrations!! Overnight in Springlands hotel.

PRICE

MARANGU 1PAX 2PAX 3PAX 4PAX 5PAX 6PAX 7PAX 8PAX
  5DAYS $1,750 $1,420 $1,300 $1,270 $1,240 $1,240 $1,230 $1,215
  6DAYS $1,950 $1,620 $1,500 $1,460 $1,430 $1,430 $1,420 $1,405
  7DAYS $2,155 $1,820 $1,690 $1,655 $1,620 $1,620 $1,610 $1,595
                 
DISCOUNT@ $135 $110 $95 $80 $75 $75 $55 $45
SUPLEMENT@ $175 $105 $100 $105 $100 $90 $105 $95

NB.

Supplements applicable when electing to spend the post-summit night in the crater and complete an optional crater excursion the following morning Great Heights
Discounts applicable for climbers not requiring our airport transfers and also not requiring Arusha accommodation before and after the climb
-Number of people on your climb booking, and price per person in US Dollars.

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7 DAYS LEMOSHO ROUTE FULL ITINERARY

For  6-DAYS ROUTE, simply exclude the KARANGA CAMPING DAY for aclimatization to BARAFU CAMP though exhausting.

Day 1 – StartingPoint Lemosho (2385m) – BigTree Camp (2780m)(walking hours 2-3)

In the morning, you will be collected from your hotel and taken to Londorossi Gate at 2250m – a 2½-hour drive away.After registration by the National Park authorities. A further 15 km drive follows over a bumpy track into the dense rainforest to the drop off point where your trek begins. You will follow a moderately steep track, which leads you through an amazing and unspoilt natural forest until the Big Tree Camp (2780m). This camp is approx. 2½ hours away and is your destination for today. This region is home to wild game, such as elephants and buffaloes. For better safety, an armed ranger will eventually accompany you on your trek up to the Shira plateau of the Kilimanjaro. Overnight stay in tents.

Day 2 Big Tree Camp (2780m) – Shira Camp 2 (3900m)

when done with tea,long trek starts which passes through the rainforest. As one climbs, the forest gradually thins out and the landscape turns again into a heath and moorland where the plants of Erica and Lobelia start to dominate the landscape. You will cross the Shira Ridge (ca. 3600m) and after 4 to 5 hours of trekking, you will reach the Shira Camp 1.you will stop for lunch, relax for a while and enjoy the fantastic views of Mt Meru and the Rift Valley. For the last part of the climb (approximately 3 hrs), you will climb another 250 meters in altitude. The landscape will once change again; your will walk on ground that once was a lava flow and just before reaching Shira Camp 2, you will pass the giant Senecias that can grow to almost 9 meters in height. At Shira Camp 2, you will camp for the night and with a little luck, enjoy the wonderful view of the Kibo summit in a warm evening sun.

Day 3 Shira Camp 2 (3900m) – Lava Tower – Barranco Camp (3960m)

climbing of approximately 700m starts but you will camp the next night at an elevation only slightly higher than the previous night. This will allow your body to acclimatise, as a height of over 4500m will be reached before descending again. In doing so, you will be able to see how your body reacts to such an altitude. The trek begins with a long ascent above the Shira Plateau in the direction of the Lava Tower Hut (4640m). The vegetation becomes more sparse as the landscape moves toward an afro-alpine desert. The climb passes through the spacious and sweeping Barranco Valley with its giant Senecias and Lobelia plants. After 6 – 7 hours walking, you will arrive at perhaps the most beautiful camp on the Kilimanjaro- the Barranco Camp for overnight.

Day 4 Barranco Camp (3960m) – Karanga Camp (4035m)

after breakfast a walk starts with full of up(ascents) and downs(descents)trekking. Shortly after the start, you will tackle the steepest part of the entire route – the Barranco Wall. Every now and then hands shall be needed to surpot steep walls walks- fears not,Safety is paramount and your guide will secure you with a safety line whenever necessary. After that, you will walk along the mountain ridge with a fantastic view of the southern glacier of Kibo as well as an amazing sight of the Kibo summit. Walking time will be 3 to 4 hours.

Day 5 Karanga Camp (4035m) – Barafu Camp (4640m).(walking hours 3-4)

This comes after breakfast,You will walk along a trail that passes through the afro-alpine dessert until you reach the destination of today – the Barafu Camp is situated at an altitude of 4640 meters. After evening meal, you can relax and take an early night in preparation for tomorrow’s early climb.

Day 6 Barafu Camp – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Mweka Camp (3080m).(walking hours 11-14 )

After a hot tea and a light snack, the climb begins at midnight in which you will climb the scree and ash paths of the Kibo by torchlight. After 5-7hrs climbing at night, you will arrive at Stella Point, the crater rim of the Kilimanjaro. Another 1 – 2 hrs climb along the crater ridge will lead you to the summit of Uhuru Peak (5895m). From “Africa’s Roof”, you will be able to see the surrounding summits and landscape being lit up and warmed by the suns first rays – a truly liberating experience. After having a short break and taking many pictures, you will return to Camp Barafu just before midday where the rest of the climbing crew is waiting for you. Upon your return, you will have a warm meal and a well-deserved break of 1 – 2 hrs before you will hike back to the Camp Mweka (3080m) which is approx. 3 hours away. At Camp Mweka, you will have an evening meal followed by a relaxing evening and a good night’s sleep.

Day 7 Mweka Camp (3080m) – Mweka Gate (1630m) – Moshi.(walking hours 2-3)

The final leg of your adventure begins after breakfast, a gentle descent follows through the rainforest to Mweka Gate where your driver waits for you and takes you back to your hotels in Arusha via moshi town for  lunch. Once at mwekka you will do some paper work for certificates rewarding.

LEMOSHO 7 1PAX 2PAX 3PAX 4PAX 5PAX 6PAX 7PAX 8PAX
PRICE  $2,935 $2,460 $2,300 $2,240 $2,250 $2,250 $2,220 $2,185
DISCOUNT@ $135 $110 $95 $80 $75 $75 $55 $45
SUPLEMENT@ $175 $105 $100 $105 $100 $90 $105 $95

NB.

Supplements applicable when electing to spend the post-summit night in the crater and complete an optional crater excursion the following morning

-Discounts applicable for climbers not requiring our airport transfers and also not requiring Arusha accommodation before and after the climb

-Number of people on your climb booking, and price per person in US Dollars

Trek price includes:

-Transfer to and from the base of the mountain

-Full board accommodation in tents whilst on the trek.

-1 nights hotel accommodations in Arusha before and after the trek.

-All park entrance fees to include government taxes

-Service of an English speaking professional Mountain guide on the mountain, porters and skilled cook/s

-Return airport transfers from/to Kilimanjaro Airport or Nairobi Return Shutle transfers.

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More on Machame route highlights

Machame Route is one of the most popular routes on Mount Kilimanjaro.

Machame Route is one of the most popular routes on Mount Kilimanjaro.

According to statistics from Kilimanjaro National Park approximately 50% of trekkers use the Machame Route to ascend Kilimanjaro. The route is very scenic, providing hikers with incredible views and varying landscapes.

The Machame route is relatively difficult as climbers need to be able to ascend the Barranco Wall on day four and contend with a steep incline up Kibo on summit night. That being said, there are no parts on the route that require any technical climbing skills.

The total Machame route distance is approximately 62 kilometers from gate to gate.

One can complete the Machame route on a 6 or 7 day itinerary. Both options include a climb high, sleep low acclimatisation day.

According to statistics from Kilimanjaro National Park approximately 50% of trekkers use the Machame Route to ascend Kilimanjaro. The route is very scenic, providing hikers with incredible views and varying landscapes.

The Machame route is relatively difficult as climbers need to be able to ascend the Barranco Wall on day four and contend with a steep incline up Kibo on summit night. That being said, there are no parts on the route that require any technical climbing skills.

The total Machame route distance is approximately 62 kilometers from gate to gate.

One can complete the Machame route on a 6 or 7 day itinerary. Both options include a climb high, sleep low acclimatisation day.

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5 Days Gorilla trekking Rwanda Safari Mt. Volcano

Venture into the dense rainforests of the Parc National des Volcans (Volcanoes National Park) in the Virunga Mountains and track the captivating and endangered mountain gorilla on higher Virungas and troops of rare golden monkeys at mountains lower slopes

Starting Price US$ 1,220 p.p.*

 HIGHLIGHTS

Day 1 Arrival Kigali 

Overnight at Hotel des Mille Collines

Day 2 Kigali – Volcanoes National Park

Overnight at Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel B|L|D

Day 3 Gorilla tracking day.

Overnight at Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel B|L|D

Day 4 Golden Monkeys tracking

Overnight at Hotel des Mille Collines B|L

Day 5 Departure

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