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Essential travel records
In case you arrive on the Kilimanjaro airport, you will be met at the airport and transferred in your inn in moshi. We propose as a minimum one rest day before starting your trek. In case you are moving from Nairobi, this can act as your relaxation day. If you have time, enjoy, do some buying inside the town of moshi, loosen up on the swimming pool.
Your manual will provide a briefing the evening earlier than your trek, and you need to separate one bag for the trek out of your other bags. Apartment device is to be had. Extra luggage can be saved in a locked storage room at your moshi lodge at no rate.
Relying on the direction you are taking, the pressure to the trailhead can take up to at least one hour and may be very bumpy.
After you reach the park gate, climbers are requested to make their very last arrangements for the climb and sign the national park registration e book. Porters will be visible arranging their packs containing the food, water, and different system. Make sure that you have all your day percent objects with you because the porters journey very quickly. Your manual might be pleased to help with any extra statistics.
The average hiking day starts between 8-10am and is about 5 to 6 hours, on foot very, very slowly. The distances you may hike each day are very mild on the way to acclimate a little at a time. Your guides will repeat time and again, "pole pole" (po-ly, po-ly), because of this "cross slowly" in swahili.
The terrain decrease down is in reality suitable and fascinating. Higher up, the perspectives are sizable. There’s little to do on the camps themselves, so take gain of the sluggish tempo to soak up the surroundings and take each photo possibility.
The hike to the summit begins round nighttime depending on your path and speed of your institution. You’ll move as excessive as you sense fit. Some humans forestall at the crater rim, and others continue to the very maximum point on the mountain. Your publications will then take you down as quickly as viable to reduce any altitude problems. You may keep past your closing campsite to the next one for overnight.
The nearby currency is Tanzanian shillings. u.s. bucks, euros, and credit score cards can be frequent with the aid of large shops and accommodations, but the alternate fee is better with shillings. atm's are simplest to be had in larger cities like moshi and arusha.
A local guide is needed to hike kilimanjaro. We’ve got guides that speak English, Spanish, French and German. Porters may also cross on the journey to hold your bags, meals, and other device. You may only need to carry an afternoon percent along with your every day necessities. Suggestions for publications and porters on Kilimanjaro and mt. meru:
•You may need to hand out hints at the office or motel the ultimate day of the trek. You could use u.s. bucks, Euros, tz shillings, or a mixture of those. It facilitates when you have small payments to tip all of us for my part.

the standard tip is $15/day for publications, $10/day for assistant courses and cooks, $7/porter/day for porters this is from the complete organization, not in keeping with hiker

expect 1 manual consistent with 8 hikers, 1 assistant guide in step with three hikers, and 1 cook dinner in keeping with 8 hikers. porters as follows:

3-5 porters in line with hiker on the 5-day marangu course (minimum of 4 porters)

4-5 porters in step with hiker on a 6 or 7-day trek (minimum of 5 porters)

five-eight porters consistent with hiker on the 8-day lemosho course (minimum of 8 porters)

now and again extra porters are required based on the weight of the bags.

birthday celebration: you are also welcome to invite your publications returned to the  motel for liquids and/or dinner (on you) as a thank-you in addition to their tip.
expectations tips must no longer be dependent on whether or not you summit or no longer, however rather whether they were expert and had your nice interests in thoughts.
vacation spot location
mount kilimanjaro is positioned 3 tiers south of the equator in northeastern tanzania. it's miles the tallest mountain in africa and is the highest loose-status mountain inside the global.  of the famous maximum seven peaks within the international, that is the very best to get to and the easiest to climb. it calls for no technical hiking experience, and any reasonably fit man or woman can summit the mountain.
journey companions
organizations are constrained to five-7 human beings. we will combine businesses as much as this limit if they are beginning the identical direction at the same day. but, we also can arrange for personal agencies at no more fee. we are able to try to upload unmarried travelers to a collection if at all feasible, however we cannot guarantee it. we are able to accommodate massive businesses of any size.
encouraged equipment list
kilimanjaro climber’s packing list notes

the percent that the porters deliver is restricted to 15 kg (35 kilos)shop electronics in sealed water-proof luggage (double sealed if feasible)

obese or greater bags will require an extra porter at $15/day

 wrap apparel in plastic baggage

in the day %, take alongside water, sunglasses, digicam, binoculars, rain pants, and jacket at a minimal.
upload some other items you would possibly need during the day, considering you may now not see your porters until the stop of the day.

day p.c., for you to bring

big duffel bag or backpack, for porters to carry

plastic bags
clothing you need your inner layer to be wicking – no cotton
your subsequent layer must be insulating and warm, and your pinnacle layer should be water proof but breathable.
you'll want garments for hiking throughout the day, lounging in the nighttime, and for dozing.
layers are crucial as temperatures range significantly.
kilimanjaro can be close to the equator, but it gets bloodless up there!

shorts, for first and last day most effective

pants, for hiking and for lounging inside the evenings

short-sleeved or t-shirts

lengthy-sleeved shirts, for hiking and for lounging within the evenings

lengthy undies

fleece jacket or wool sweater

fleece pants

down jacket or ski parka (for temperatures properly under freezing plus wind)

rain jacket, needed in hot rainforest and cold snow

rain pants, wished in hot rainforest and bloodless snow


game bras, for women
bloodless weather add-ons

mittens and/or gloves (waterproof, one thin pair, one thick pair that can be layered)

wool or pile hat

balaclava or neck gaitor

hand and foot heaters (chemical activated)

make certain to interrupt in your footwear earlier than the hike!

hiking footwear for trekking all through the day, preferably warm, waterproof, and with ankle-help – now not too mild and no longer too heavy

tennis footwear or sandals for lounging inside the nighttime


hiking socks for hotter situations

wool socks for chillier situations

sock liners to wick away moisture
sound asleep

dozing bag (rated -25 ranges c/-10 ranges f or less warm is suggested)

dozing pad and restore package

foam snoozing pads (thermarest is enormously encouraged, however)

water bottles and camelback (2-3)water filter out or iodine purification pills

get 2 liters of bottled water before the trip.
your guides will boil water for you alongside the path, or use steripens for water sanitization.

to save you water from freezing on summit day, maintain your water source interior your jacket.
for camelbacks, blow air returned into the bladder after each sip and drink regularly.
•Gatorade or other drink blend helps with flavor and minerals.       
•Solar hat with brim
•Sun shades
•Money ($four hundred or more in coins and/or vacationers cheques, which include a few small u.s., euro, or Tanzanian bills)
•Ski or trekking poles
•Headlamp or flashlight
•Digital camera, film, tripod
•Video digicam, tapes
•Batteries binoculars
•Carry more units for headlamp/flashlight and camera as cold weather shortens their life
•Notebook, journal, pencil, and pen
•Pocket knife
•Energy adapter
•Electricity bars, hard sweet, snacks, and comfort meals
•Gambling cards, video games, books, frisbee, football, kite
•Chocolate or pens for village children, momentos for publications, porters, and other climbers
•Umbrella, particularly useful in the rainy season, can be bought inside the market for round $2
•Plastic luggage and zip-lock baggage for waterproofing
•Sewing package
•Salt, pepper, and spices for bland meals
•Enterprise cards
•Alarm clock
•Calculator (for forex conversion)
•Toilet paper (and baggie to hold used paper even as on trail)
•Small towel
•Cleaning soap
•Toothbrush and toothpaste
•Hand-wipes (moist towelettes for cleaning)
•Hand sanitizer
•Glasses, contacts, answer (take contacts out each night time to save you blurred vision)
•Comb, reflect
•Yellow fever certificate
•Tanzania visa
•Medical insurance
•Address e book
•Vaccination statistics
•Airline tickets
•Coins, vacationers cheques, credit score playing cards
•Maps, guidebooks

make copies of passport, tz visa, airline tickets/time table, and travelers cheques numbers.
leave a copy with a person at domestic and placed a copy in a separate area in your baggage.
first aid

ibuprofen, acetaminophen, or aspirin

throat lozenges

band aids


sunscreen (spf 15+)

lip balm with sunscreen

insect repellent

disinfectant, antiseptic cream

bandages and tape

diarrhea remedy


ace bandage

melatonin (1-3mg) or different sleep resource

malaria tablets (communicate to your health practitioner)

antibiotics (communicate for your health practitioner)

prescription drugs (talk on your doctor)

diamox (communicate to your health practitioner)
packing for your flight to africa





walkman and tune

melatonin or different sleep useful resource

critical mountain climbing equipment (in case bags is behind schedule)



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