Brief Event Description
|Event Organiser||Kilimanjaro Climb Via Marangu Route|
|Event Location||Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania|
|Pickup Point||Kilimanjaro Airport/Arusha Town - Moshi Town|
|Pickup Time||08 : 00 A.M|
|Things to Carry||1. Important Travel Documents :
Passport with photocopies.
Visas with photocopies.
Travel insurance with photocopies. Please ensure your insurers name, 24 hr emergency contact telephone number and policy number are highlighted.
All flight tickets for the trip with photocopies.
Active Holiday Company Trip Confirmation Certificate.
Photocopies of important documents to be kept separately.
Copy of the itinerary of your trip.
Spare passport photos.
Credit / Debit Card, Travellers Cheques with serial numbers kept at a separate place.
Youth/Student identification / Senior Citizen card for discounts.
International driving license if you have one.
Vaccination Certificates if needed.
Money belt that can be secured safely.
Money – small denominations of local currency if you can get some before the trip.
2. Personal Effects :
First aid kit comprising any personal medication, aspirin / paracetamol, band-aids, head-ache balm, rehydration salts of your choice, anti-allergy pills, anti-diarrhea pills, anti-nausea pills, small scissors, nail file, sun-block (50 SPF), lip balm, after sun moisturizer, insect repellent and antihistamine/insect bite cream, female hygiene products.
Toothbrush, tooth-paste, deodorant, bio-degradable soap, shampoo, washing detergent.
Water purifying / iodine tablets.
Prescription Diamox / alternate for altitude sickness.
Prescription glasses / contact lenses and solution.
Antibacterial gel and wet-wipes.
Wide brim hat, sunglasses with UV protection.
Minimum 2 liters water bottle so you don’t have to buy plastic bottles, cloth shopping bag.
Book to read, journal, pen, travel pillow, cards / travel games.
Eye mask, ear plugs, army knife (this must always be in your checked in luggage when you are taking a flight).
Adapter, alarm clock, phone with charger, i-pod / MP3 with charger and spare ear-phones, camera and film if your camera needs it.
Travel pillow, torch with reusable batteries, head-lamp.
Plastic bag to separate wet and dry / clean & soiled clothes.
Arrive in Kilimanjaro Airport/Arusha Town - Moshi Town
You will be picked up from Arusha Town or Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to Moshi town, commonly known as the gateway to Mount Kilimanjaro.
Moshi Town - Mandara Hut; Trek & Hike (Approx. 4 hrs)
After breakfast and a short tour briefing from the guide, depart to the Marangu gate of Kilimanjaro National Park (it is a 45-minute drive from Moshi to the Marangu Gate). Upon registering with the park authorities, the climb will officially commence with a walk to the Mandara encampment. Pass through a thick rainforest zone, where there is a high chance of rain in the afternoon. Spend the night at Mandara Hut (2,750 m), an attractive collection of buildings. Note: Bathrooms are available with running water.
Mandara Hut - Horombo Hut; Trek & Hike (Approx. 6 hrs)
Today, continue your ascent through the forest for a short time, before reaching the heather and moorland zone at roughly 3,000 m. Enjoy the stunning views of the mountain peaks at this altitude. Spend the night at Horombo Hut (3,720 m), which lies in a valley surrounded by giant lobelia and groundsel, characteristic of this semi-alpine zone. Note: Bathrooms are available with running water.
Horombo Hut - Kibo Hut; Trek & Hike (Approx. 7 hrs)
The trek continues past the final watering point and ascends onto the saddle of Kilimanjaro, between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. The vegetation thins out as you enter the desert-like alpine zone (approximately 4,000 m). Once you cross the saddle, the Kibo peak comes into view. The saddle is an alpine desert that resembles a lunar landscape. Be careful to notice signs of altitude sickness. This long walk will be taken at a slow pace. Tonight you will stay at Kibo Hut (4,703 m), a comfortable stone construction (no running water at Kibo Hut). This semi-desert zone receives an annual rainfall of under 250 mm; the ground often freezes at night, but ground temperatures soar to above 30 degrees Celsius by day. Few plants other than lichens and grasses survive in these conditions.
Kibo Hut - Horombo Hut; Trek & Hike (Approx. 8-10 hrs)
Shortly after midnight, start the climb to the summit of Kilimanjaro. Since it is easier to climb the slope to Gillman's Point (5,861m) on the crater rim when it is frozen, an early start for the hike improves your chances of reaching the summit in time for sunrise. From Gilman's Point, it is a further two-hour round trip along the crater's edge to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa. From the summit, it is downhill all the way to Horombo Hut where you will spend the last night on the mountain.
Horombo Hut - Moshi Town; Trek & Hike
Today’s descent continues past the Mandara encampment to the bottom of the mountain, where each hiker will receive a well-earned certificate. From here, you will be transferred to a base Hotel in Moshi Town for dinner and the night.
Moshi Town - Arusha, Departure
After breakfast, transfer back to Arusha town for your final departure. You may choose to extend your trip by clubbing this trek with a safari of your choice.
1. All accommodation as per itinerary based on twin sharing basis.
2. Park entrance, campsite and rescue fees.
3. Services of porters and cooks.
4. Professional Mountain Guides, all head guides (at least 1 per trip) currently certified by NOLS USA as WFR (Wilderness First Responder).
5. There will be at least one guide for every three guests, to ensure personalized attention.
6. Safety equipment like stretcher (and convertible litter) and a comprehensive medical / first aid kit (as per WFR / NOLS USA guidelines).
7. Camping equipment like mountain sleeping tents, foam camping mat and large weatherproof dining tent.
8. Mountain cuisine with three meals a day and snacks upon arrival in the camp.
1. Airfare, Visa, Insurance, Excess Baggage, Porterage.Visas cost currently US$ 50 per person.
2. Airport or border transfers – unless stated otherwise on the itinerary.
3. Alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages, meals not specified in the itinerary.
4. Optional costs for equipment on hire like Hyperbaric Pressure Bag, Chemical Toilets and Oxygen Cylinder.
5. Optional costs for emergency transport, climbing equipment, personal medical kit, bottled mineral water, personal trekking gear, sleeping bags.
6. Optional cost for high quality rental gear/ trekking clothing like
7. Single room and hotel upgrade supplement.
8. Entrance fees to attractions not specified in the itinerary.
9. Tips for hotel or restaurant staff, local guides and tour crew.
10. Personal expenditure (Laundry, telephone bill, minibar, shopping)
11. Extra Nights at the beginning or the end of the trip.
12. Any compulsory dinner or peak season surcharge.
13. Service Tax of 3.50% applicable for Indian tours and Indian Residents.
14. Optional Tours.
|Instructions & Guidelines||NA|
Kilimanjaro is the world's highest free standing, snow-covered equatorial mountain. The Marangu route is the classic and one of the most popular routes up Kilimanjaro. Enjoy staying in mountain huts and walking through forests, alpine meadows and rocky ravines to the spectacular summit with the help of experienced guides and porters.