Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, lies just three degrees south of the equator and is permanently snow-capped. It offers one of the best opportunities in the world to climb a peak at high altitude without the need for technical climbing ability. The trek takes you through well-defined altitudinal vegetation zones, from semi-arid scrub to dense cloud forest. It is open to any normally fit and healthy person prepared for physical exertion and exercise. Walking approximately 60 kilometres, we start from Marangu Gate (1,860m) and gradually ascend, with night stops, to reach Gillman’s Point (5,680m) and finally Uhuru Peak (5,896m), the actual summit.
This will be our 12th Kilimanjaro hike, with the highest rate of success from all organizers nearby. Within 11 last trips we have put over 130 people on the peak!! The budget of the trip is designed to cater for all possible preparations: briefings and shopping trips.
To make it to the peak we expect you should have a reasonable fitness level and at least basic hiking experience. Rest assured, if you follow our instructions, you will be able to summit. Nothing technical here, the proper acclimatization, which Marangu Route makes easiest, is a key here. Moreover, accommodation is in huts, no need to play with tents everyday.
See clips from our previous climbs:
DAY 0 / AUG 09
Meeting at 12.15 PM at Dubai Terminal 2 for a direct flight to JRO (MOSHI)
Upon arrival - immigration formalities, check in to the hotel.
DAY 1 / AUG 10
Marangu Gate (1855m) - Mandara hut (2700m)
DAY 2 / AUG 11
Mandara hut (2700m) - Horombo hut (3720m)
DAY 3 / AUG 12 Horombo hut (3720m)
DAY 4 / AUG 13
Horombo hut (3720m) - Kibo hut (4700m)
DAY 5 / AUG 14
SUMMIT ATTEMPT!! Kibo hut (4700m) - Uhuru Peak (5895m) - Horombo hut (3720m)
This is a long and demanding day! We will wake up soon after midnight and start in darkness, traversing up a long scree slope by the light of our torches in the cold. The reward comes quickly as a dramatic spectacle of the sun rising over the ice fields and craggy peaks of Mawenzi – the profusion of colors and shapes make all the suffering seem worthwhile!
It takes another couple of hours along the crater rim to reach Uhuru (Freedom) Peak (5,895m). Our descent (approx 3 hours) retraces the route back down past Kibo Hut to Horombo Hut for a well-deserved rest.
DAY 6 / AUG 15
Horombo hut (3720m) - Marangu Gate (1980m)
DAY 7 / AUG 16
Extra buffer day in case of bad weather or acclimatization issues. Alternatively optional safari.
DAY 8 / AUG 17
Early morning departure to Dubai, back home 14.10.
Level: Moderate with high altitude ahead but only one long and cold peak day. Marangu is one of easiest routes, available to fit beginners.
Preparation: Briefings and shopping assistance included.
Duration: One week - Friday to Saturday
Accommodation & meals: Hotels outside the mountain, huts on the mountain - no camping. Meals on the mountain included.
Cost: 8800 AED including flights by Flydubai to JRO. Deadline JUNE 20th. Past this date inquire us about the cost.
Hike only: 7000 AED.
Specifically excluded: Any costs related to visas, insurance, tips to porters team, meals outside the mountain, buffer day fees - if needed to stay at the mountain.
Trekkup Team Leader, Certified guide, Guide assistants, team of porters. Approx. ratio 2 staff per 1 participant,
Tanzania most of nationalities can get visa on arrival. It is participant sole responsibility to secure the admission to the country of destination.
Equipment / gear list:
Detailed briefings, gear lists available to confirmed RSVPS.
See yah at Uhuru Peak !! x Piotr
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