Dear fellow backpackers
We are considering organising a group trek to Mt Kilimanjaro for 10-15 amateur mountaineers/trekkers in the second half of September. Please let me know in case you might be interested in joining. Basic information given below.
Option 1: Marangu Route
Most popular way to summit, 5 day trek - ascent+descent
Time needed: 7 days in Tanzania, so ~9 days including the flights.
Cost estimate: Expected to be around INR 1.4L for local arrangements + INR 50-60K on airfare, ie total including visas, insurance etc would be of the order of INR 2.1L per person
Option 2: Lemosho Route
Least used but most exciting, 7 day trek - ascent+descent
Time needed: 9 days in Tanzania, so ~11 days including the flights
Cost estimate: Expected to be around INR 1.7L + INR 50-60K on airfare, ie total including visas, insurance etc would be of the order of 2.4L per person.
If seriously interested, please google info about the different routes and their pros and cons. We have not yet decided which route to take and this could depend on group majority .. so happy to hear your views!