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mount Kilimanjaro climbing routes

Mount Kilimanjaro climbing routes, Machame route is known as the “whiskey route”. Machame is the second most famous route of the mountain. Machame route

Mount Kilimanjaro climbing routes
Mount Kilimanjaro climbing routes

Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing routes

Mount Kilimanjaro climbing routes Machame is good for those who want an extra tough climb. Climbers who climbing this route, They say is not really hard but it will depend on your ability,  but I will say is just challenge route, you need to have the preparation beforehand.

Mount Kilimanjaro climbing routes Safe Procedures

Mount Kilimanjaro climbing route safe procedure, we all about to safety and health, please see your doctor for checkup,

  • Vaccinations
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Typhoid
  • Yellow fever
  • Tetanus
  • Polio
  • MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
  • Meningococcal Meningitis (Africa/Asia)
  • Japanese encephalitis (Asian regions)
  • Malaria pills (equatorial regions)
  • Altitude sickness/Diamox pills (for high altitude travel/trekking)
  • Prescriptions you are currently taking
  • EKG testing

Safe

Our guides have been in special courses for how to take care of you while you’re on trekking, to make sure you drink enough water every day, you’re eating well,  he will communicate with you to ask you how you feel, he will be the recommend and responsible while your up there.

All the team they work in unity to make sure you’re safe

Mount Kilimanjaro climbing routes Altitude

How hire have you been?

This is the real question when you think about to challenge Mount Kilimanjaro (The roof of Africa).

Any hire feet in your arie, have you been on one of those higher altitudes?

How many Mile you can walk a day? Training to be able to walk up to 8 Kilometers / 1.9 miles a day

This is really good prepper before trekking.

Mount Kilimanjaro climbing routes Camping

We are full equipt concerning, Snow, Wind, Rain; There are our challenges most of the time but we all set, All camping gear provided by our company, we all happy to see you coming and welcome you, is our pleasure to have you.

 

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All about the mount kilimanjaro climbing routes.

mount Kilimanjaro climbing routes

Mount Kilimanjaro climbing routes, Machame route is known as the “whiskey route” to compare  Marangu which is called “coca cola route”. That is because Machame is a  more difficult route than Marangu route, and does not have sleeping huts for accommodation. Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing routes Machame is the second most famous route of the mountain.

Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing routes

Mount Kilimanjaro climbing routes Machame is good for those who want an extra tough climb. Climbers who climbing this route, They say is not really hard but it will depend on your ability,  but I will say is just challenge route, you need to have the preparation beforehand.

Mount Kilimanjaro climbing routes Safe Procedures

Mount Kilimanjaro climbing route safe procedure, we all about to safety and health, please see your doctor for checkup,

  • Vaccinations
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Typhoid
  • Yellow fever
  • Tetanus
  • Polio
  • MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
  • Meningococcal Meningitis (Africa/Asia)
  • Japanese encephalitis (Asian regions)
  • Malaria pills (equatorial regions)
  • Altitude sickness/Diamox pills (for high altitude travel/trekking)
  • Prescriptions you are currently taking
  • EKG testing

Safe

Our guides have been in special courses for how to take care of you while you’re on trekking, to make sure you drink enough water every day, you’re eating well,  he will communicate with you to ask you how you feel, he will be the recommend and responsible while your up there.

All the team they work in unity to make sure you’re safe

Mount Kilimanjaro climbing routes Altitude

How hire have you been?

This is the real question when you think about to challenge Mount Kilimanjaro (The roof of Africa).

Any hire feet in your arie, have you been on one of those higher altitudes?

How many Mile you can walk a day? Training to be able to walk up to 8 Kilometers / 1.9 miles a day

This is really good prepper before trekking.

Mount Kilimanjaro climbing routes Camping

We are full equipt concerning, Snow, Wind, Rain; There are our challenges most of the time but we all set, All camping gear provided by our company, we all happy to see you coming and welcome you, is our pleasure to have you.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Meeting at Kilimanjaro International Airport;
  • Transfer to the hotel
  • Accommodation prior to the climb (including breakfast; sharing a twin room);
  • Transfer to the trail head;
  • Professional mountain crew. All guides have “Wilderness First Responder” and “Wilderness First Aid” certificates, along with over 9 years of experience in climbing. Each participant will be provided with a porter (who can carry up to 18 kg of personal baggage);
  • English, Spanish and German speaking guide (certified as a Wilderness First Responder & Emergency Medicine Adult and Child CPR)
  • Kilimanjaro National Park permits;
  • Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees;
  • Camping/hut fees;
  • 3 square meals daily. The menu includes different soups, garnishes, several types of fish and meat, fresh fruit and vegetables; vegetarian options are available upon request;
  • Oxygen systems and pulse Oximeters;
  • First aid kit;
  • Warm and comfortable sleeping pads (2 inches thick);
  • Camping equipment’s including sleeping tents, sleeping mats
  • Meeting the group at the National Park exit and transfer to the hotel;
  • Guide, chef and porters salaries
  • Accommodation after the climb (including breakfast; sharing a twin room);
  • International certificates for a successful ascent;
  • Return transfer to Kilimanjaro airport.
  • * Basic tour package price includes sharing a twin room. If you need a single bed accommodation only, you should contact a manager a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the start of the tour.
  • ** During the climb you will share a tent with 1-2 other climbers, depending on the number of participants. If you need an individual tent, please, contact our manager. Single accommodation at sleeping huts on Marangu is impossible.

 

Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Airline tickets;
  • Visa fee;
  • Lunch and dinner at the hotel (before and after the ascent);
  • Personal gear rentals;
  • Tanzania Visa: $50/$100 per person on arrival
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. Laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Meals not listed above
  • Optional Tours (short safari after your climb
  • Sleeping bags.
  • Personal mountain gear
  • Tips (Gratuity) to guide and porters
  • Personal Expenses
  1. Day1 Arrival

    Pick you up from Kilimanjaro International Airport to the Pinky Daisy for overnight

     

  2. Day2 Rest day

    We recommend at least one rest day before starting your trek and try to sleep because of different time zones, our guide he will give the briefing and check your trekking gears to make sure you have everything needed.

     

  3. Day 3 Starting Day to Machame camp

    Drive from Moshi to Machame Gate takes about 45 minutes. The journey passes through the village of Machame which is located on the lower slopes of the mountain.

     

    We depart the park gate and walk through the rain forest on a winding trail up a ridge. At lower elevations 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.

    Elevation: 1830m/6000ft to 3050m/9950ft

    Distance: 11km/7mi

    Hiking Time: 5-6 hours

    Habitat: Montane Forest

    Meals: LD

  4. Day 4 Machame Camp to Shira Camp

    After breakfast we leave the glades of the rain forest and continue on an ascending path, crossing the valley along a steep rocky ridge. The route now turns west onto a river gorge until we arrive at the Shira campsite.

    Elevation: 3050m/9950ft to 3850m/12,600ft

    Distance: 5km/3mi

    Walking Time: 4-5 hours

    Habitat: Moorland

    Meals: BLD

  5. Day 5 Shira Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp

    Shira Plateau we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the ”Shark’s Tooth” (elev 4650m/15,250ft). Shortly after the tower we come to the second junction which goes to the Arrow Glacier. We now continue down to the Barranco Camp. Although you end the day around the same elevation as when you began, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.

     

    Elevation: 3850m/12,600ft to 4000m/13,000ft

    Distance: 10km/6mi

    Walking Time: 5-6 hours

    Habitat: Semi-desert

    Meals: BLD

  6. Day 6 Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp

    After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge up the Barranco Wall (elev 4250m/13,900ft), through the Karanga Valley (elev 4050m/13,250ft) to the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the Barafu Camp. You have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp with views of the summit in the distance.

    Elevation: 4000m/13,000ft to 4700m/15,350ft

    Distance: 9km/6mi

    Hiking Time: 6-8 hours

    Habitat: Alpine Desert

    Meals: BLD

     

  7. Day 7 Barafu Camp to Summit, down to Mweka Camp

    Very early in the morning (midnight to 2 am), 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 you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see. Faster hikers may view the sunrise from the summit.

     

    From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all the way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit. Once at Uhuru Peak you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa!

     

    From the summit we begin our descent by continuing straight down to the Mweka Camp, stopping at Barafu for lunch. You may want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. We arrive at Mweka Camp and enjoy our last evening on the mountain.

     

    Elevation: 4700m/15,350ft to 5895m/19,340ft

    Down to 3090m/10,150ft

    Distance: 5km/3mi up / 13km/8mi down

    Hiking Time: 5-7 hours up / 5-6 hours down

    Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit

    Meals: BLD

    From the summit we begin our descent by continuing straight down to the Mweka Camp, stopping at Barafu for lunch. You may want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. We arrive at Mweka Camp and enjoy our last evening on the mountain.

    Elevation: 4700m/15,350ft to 5895m/19,340ft

    Down to 3090m/10,150ft

    Distance: 5km/3mi up / 13km/8mi down

    Hiking Time: 5-7 hours up / 5-6 hours down

    Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit

    Meals: BLD

     

  8. Day 8 Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate and then drive to Moshi

    After breakfast, we continue descending 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).

    East Africa travel Company vehicle will be waiting for you at Mweka gate to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi (about 30 minutes).

    Elevation: 3090m/10,150ft to 1680m/5500ft

    Distance: 10km/6mi

    Hiking Time: 3-4 hours

    Habitat: Forest

    Meals: B

     

  9. Day 9 Departure transfers

    You pick from the hotel and transfer to KIA to say bye and welcome again.

Kilimanjaro Crane Hotel

Karibu means welcome in Kiswahili. Kilimanjaro Crane Hotel is a medium size hotel in the quite and secluded location of Moshi town in Northern Tanzania. This magnificent hotel is situated along Station Road Kaunda Street opposite Nakumat Supermarket. We are sure that you will be making the right choice when you decide to stay with us. We offer the best services in Moshi, for business as well as for pleasure. The hotel is situated about one kilometer from the town center. Kilimanjaro Crane Hotel is only 40 minutes drive from Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA)

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
Mount Kilimanjaro price IncludesKilimanjaro price Includes
  • Meeting at Kilimanjaro International Airport;
  • Transfer to the hotel
  • Accommodation prior to the climb (including breakfast; sharing a twin room);
  • Transfer to the trail head;
  • Professional mountain crew. All guides have “Wilderness First Responder” and “Wilderness First Aid” certificates, along with over 9 years of experience in climbing. Each participant will be provided with a porter (who can carry up to 18 kg of personal baggage);
  • English, Spanish and German speaking guide (certified as a Wilderness First Responder & Emergency Medicine Adult and Child CPR)
  • Kilimanjaro National Park permits;
  • Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees;
  • Camping/hut fees;
  • 3 square meals daily. The menu includes different soups, garnishes, several types of fish and meat, fresh fruit and vegetables; vegetarian options are available upon request;
  • Oxygen systems and pulse Oximeters;
  • First aid kit;
  • Warm and comfortable sleeping pads (2 inches thick);
  • Camping equipment’s including sleeping tents, sleeping mats
  • Meeting the group at the National Park exit and transfer to the hotel;
  • Guide, chef and porters salaries
  • Accommodation after the climb (including breakfast; sharing a twin room);
  • International certificates for a successful ascent;
  • Return transfer to Kilimanjaro airport.
  • * Basic tour package price includes sharing a twin room. If you need a single bed accommodation only, you should contact a manager a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the start of the tour.
  • ** During the climb you will share a tent with 1-2 other climbers, depending on the number of participants. If you need an individual tent, please, contact our manager. Single accommodation at sleeping huts on Marangu is impossible.
The climb cost excludesclimb cost excludes
  • Airline tickets;
  • Visa fee;
  • Lunch and dinner at the hotel (before and after the ascent);
  • Personal gear rentals;
  • Tanzania Visa: $50/$100 per person on arrival
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. Laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Meals not listed above
  • Optional Tours (short safari after your climb
  • Sleeping bags.
  • Personal mountain gear
  • Tips (Gratuity) to guide and porters
  • Personal Expenses