Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in Africa, making it one of the seven summits. It very popular with both experienced hikers and first time adventurers because it is considered to be the easiest of the seven summits. Scaling the mountain requires no technical skills or equipment, such as rope, harness, crampons or ice axe. It is a hiking peak, not mountaineering. Kilimanjaro is not only Africa’s tallest peak, but also the world’s tallest free standing mountain. The summit, named Uhuru Point is 5,895 meters (19,341 feet) above sea level. While most high mountains are part of ranges, such as Mount Everest’s Himalayan Mountain Range, free standing mountains like Kilimanjaro are usually a result of volcanic activity. Its lies just 205 miles from the equator, in the country of Tanzania. The equator is an imaginary line that divides the Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere. When early explorers reported seeing glaciers on the top of Kilimanjaro, people did not believe them as they thought it was impossible for ice to form so close to the hot, equatorial sun. Scientists now believe that the glaciers shrink and then regrow during the planet’s ice ages.
On Kilimanjaro, we choose Machame Route. It is the best route on Kilimanjaro with beautiful view and different route everyday. The route start in dense forest from Machame Gate to Shira camp. You will get to see some of the flowers called Elephant trunk which you can only see here. Then the route from Shira camp to Barranco goes through open area with short trees and shurbs. The route from Shira Camp to Barranco Camp is very important day for acclimazation, We start from 3750m to 4600m and then we descent back to barafu camp at 3800m. The route from Barranco Camp to top of Barranco Wall at 4200m is little top climb with some tricky rock part but the view from Top of Baranco wall is one of the most beautiful view. Then we descend down to gully and again climb upto Karanga camp at 3995m. From there we ascent on easy route for 2-3 hours to get Baraful camp at 4673m.
Usually we arrive to Barafu camp at at around 2-3 pm in the afternoon. Having complete rest and sleep, we start our ascent at around 00:30 am in the mid night. the route start on rocky part and then go on moraine with easy walk all they way till Stella point. Then we are fotunate to walk on snow for 40minutes to 1 hours to reach the final destination. Spending some beautiful monent and taking pictures for your memory, we descend back to Barau Camp within 2 hours. Back in camp, we take light lunch and then start our descent back to Mweka camp for 3-4 hours on mixed terrian and through dense forest. then next morning, we descent back to Mweka camp for 3 hours in very dense forest, we get our certifcation of summit and say goodbye to our staffs and drive back to hotel.
|Peak Name:||Kilimanjaro||Highest Alt:||5895m|
|continent:||Africa||Guide:||Dawa Gyalje Sherpa|
Last year Kilimanjaro Expedition: Pictures
Cost: 3500/- USD
Next Trip: 2020January26 to February 03
Day 01: Arrival in Tanzania, Kilimanjaro airport
On arrival we will receive the guest and take to hotel in Arusha.
Day 02: Machame Gate to Machame Camp
•Elevation (ft): 5,400ft to 9,400ft
•Distance: 11 km
•Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
•Habitat: Rain Forest
The drive from Arusha to the Mount Kilimanjaro National Park Gate takes about 2 hours . The journey passes through the village of Machame which is located on the lower slopes of the mountain.
We now leave the park gate and walk through the rain forest on a winding trail up a ridge. Lower down, the trail can be muddy and slippery. Gaiters and trekking poles are a good idea here. We continue a short distance until we reach the Machame Camp.
Day 03: Machame Camp to Shira Camp
•Elevation (ft): 9,400ft to 12,500ft
•Distance: 5 km
•Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
After breakfast, we leave the glades of the rain forest and continue on an ascending path, crossing the little valley walking along a steep rocky ridge, covered with heather, until the ridge ends. The route now turns west onto a river gorge. Time for rest, dinner, and overnight at the Shira campsite.
Day 04: Shira Camp to Barranco Camp
•Elevation (ft): 12,500ft to 13,000ft
•Distance: 8 km
•Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
•Habitat: Semi Desert
From the Shira Plateau, we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. Having lunch at the separation way to Lava Tower and porter way, we continue descending down to the Barranco Hut at an altitude of 13,000ft. Here we rest, enjoy dinner, and overnight. Although you end the day at the same elevation as when you started, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.
Day05: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
•Elevation (ft): 13,000ft to 15,000ft
•Hiking Time: 8-9 hours
•Habitat: Alpine Desert
After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge passing the Barranco Wall, to the Karanga Valley campsite. Then, we leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the Barafu Hut. At this point, you have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest, enjoy dinner, and prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are to be seen from this position.
Day06: Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Hut
•Elevation (ft): 15,300ft to 19,345ft (and down to
•Distance: 5 km ascent / 12 km descent
•Hiking Time: 7-8 hours ascent / 4-6 hours descent
- Habitat: Arctic
Very early in the morning (midnight to 2am), we continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. You head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek.
At Stella Point (18,600 ft), you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see (weather permitting). From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all they way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit. At Uhuru Peak, you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. Faster hikers will see the sunrise from the summit.
From the summit, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site, stopping at Barafu for lunch. You will want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.
Day 07: Mweka Camp to Moshi
•Elevation (ft): 10,000ft to 5,400ft
•Distance: 10 km
•Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
•Habitat: Rain Forest
After breakfast, we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. 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).
From the gate, you continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet you at Mweka village to drive you back to hotel in Arusha
Day 08: Free Day
Tanzania is very famous for Jungle safari to see wild animal. There are park likes Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Tarangire National Park .
Day 09: Flight back home
Depending upon flight time, we will drop the clients at international airport.
1. Airport Pick Up and drop
2. Two nights hotel in Arusha
3. Kilimanjaro climbing permit
4. Sleeping tent on sharing, dining tent, mattress,
5. Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trekking and climbing
6. All park fees, government taxes and related fees
7. Leader from Nepal with fluent english speaking
8.Lead guide from Tanzania, assistant guide, cook, porters.
1. Tips for guides, cook and portes. We collect 300/- USD per person
2. International flight tickets
3, alcoholic beverages,
4. Health evacuation insurance or cost
4. Passport, visa fees, travel insurance, etc.
5. Please note that a one-day hunting tour on a jeep will cost an additional $200.
Note: There are no hidden cost
2019-November-27, Mr Mingma G, Mr Gao Li , Mr Hao Junshuai, Mr Li Junshan and Mr Ding Jiayi made summit of Kilimanjaro through Machame Route.
1. Sleeping Bags
2. Warm jackets
3. Gore-Tex Jacket
5. Atleast 2 sets of warm upper and lower inner
6. Socks for trekking and warmer sock on summit day
7. Warm gloves
8. Good trekking boot
10. Walking stick
11. Sun glasses
12. Warm hat
13. Down Jacket
16. Sanitary Pad for women
and other basic requirements like towel, sun cream, soap, camera etc