ABOUT KILIMANJARO NATIONAL PARK
Kilimanjaro National Park, in the East African country of Tanzania, is home to the continent’s highest mountain, snow capped Mt. Kilimanjaro. Around the base of its tallest peak, relatively accessible hiking trails wind through rain forest inhabited by colobus monkeys and past the volcanic caldera of Lake Chala. Approaching the summit of Uhuru Peak, the slopes steepen and are studded with glacial ice fields.
- Location: Tanzania
- Area: 1,688 km²
- Visitors: 52,000 per year
- Established: 1973
Marangu Route has a moderate slope, making it less difficult to climb. It is the most popular way up Mount Kilimanjaro, and is the only route with emergency evacuation service. Also, it is the only route with huts, having dormitory and simple dining rooms and basic bathroom facilities.
|ARRIVAL / DEPARTURE LOCATION||Kilimanjaro International Airport|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please check your airline ticket for information.|
We can assist you with flight bookings and travel insurance!
PRE-TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS AND VACCINATIONS FOR TANZANIA
- Flights to Kilimanjaro: We can assist with Flights from anywhere on the globe to Kilimanjaro Airport (Please drop us a line or email to assist)
- Travel Insurance: This is a very important part of the trip, we can assist if so required. Include hazardous activity cover.
- Medical Insurance: Utmost important! Please we urge you to get Medical Cover for the duration of your adventure. Include pre-existing medical conditions.
- Visas: Visas can be obtained at the port of entry (The Airport for a fee of $50US and for US Citizens $100US) Ref :http://immigration.go.tz/index.php/en/services/visa-information
- Malaria: Consult with your Doctor or Healthcare professional for the correct medication.
- Yellow Fever: Yellow fever is transmitted by mosquitoes.
- Rabies Travelers to Tanzania may need a rabies vaccination if they will be staying in rural areas or spending much of their visit outdoors.
- Hepatitis A: you can receive a single dose of immune globulin (IG) that can protect you from the disease for up to five months.
- Hepatitis B: the CDC recommends that any adult or child traveling to the country should receive a hepatitis B vaccination prior to departure.
- Typhoid Fever: Remember that typhoid fever immunization does not fully protect people from the disease, so use caution when eating and drinking in Tanzania.
Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), Tanzania. As we are all aware flight times vary and we will accommodate everyone to get to the hotel. (Please notify us in advance of your Arrival times so we can arrange the transfers accordingly) We will meet up with our ground crew at the airport that will take us to our Hotel in Marangu or Moshi. We will gather in the evening for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check. We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance that we require you to pre-arrange. We will also have dinner and some drinks before we hit the sack.
Day 2 Marangu to Mandara Hut.
We will have breakfast around 6:30am local time and then gather our gear for our adventure. Our ground crew will pick us up at the hotel around 8:30am from where we will drive to Marangu gate, we will spend about two hours for registration. Once we have sorted out the registration and boring paper work we will head to the start of the route. We will start our climb through the dense semi-tropical forest with a lunch break on the route to the first hut- Mandara hut (9,000ft). Here we will spend the night after dinner.
Day 3 Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut.
We will wake up around 6am and have some Coffee(Kahawa) or Tea(Chai) and a quick wash, Breakfast will be served around 6:30 or so, and then we gather our gear for the next leg. We will ascend through the alpine meadow, grassland and moorland to Horombo hut (12,000ft) once again stopping for a quick lunch on the way. Both Mawenzi and Kibo peaks can be viewed easily on the way. We will have dinner and stay at Horombo for the night.
Day 4 Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut.
And again we will wake up around 6am and have some Coffee(Kahawa) or Tea(Chai) and a quick wash, Breakfast will be served around 6:30 or so, and then we will gather our gear and set out again, further ascending to Kibo hut (15,000ft). The landscape becomes very stony and eroded through the alpine desert entering the Kibo circuit crossing the saddle. Spectacular mountain vegetation like giant cactus, Proteas, groundswell and lobelia appear on the way. We will arrive fairy early in the afternoon at Kibo, where we will relax a while and have early dinner, and then try and get some sleep as the next part of the journey starts at early hour.
Day 5 Kibo Hut to Uhuru Peak and back down to Horombo huts
We wake up before midnight usually around 11PM for the preparation of the last ascent; this will also include few minutes for the hot drinks and biscuits. And then we will gear up and proceed to the summit through a zigzag trail to Gilman’s point (18,640ft). It is 5-6 hours from Kibo hut to Gilman’s point and from Gilman’s point to Uhuru Peak (19,340ft) is about 2-3 hours round trip. Thus, reaching the peak in the early morning of the fifth day. Nothing can describe the feeling and after some photos we will start our decent to Horombo hut for diner and an overnight after a short break at Kibo for a nap and lunch.
Day 6 Horombo to Marangu Gate - Hotel in Marangu or Moshi Town
Good morning AFRICA! We will wake up today and have a wash and then breakfast. After breakfast, we will end the adventure up Kilimanjaro with an ancient old tradition. This is a very special day for everyone this will also be the morning where everyone is thanked for their help. This will include thanking the Porters, Cooks, Waiters and also last but not least our Guides. They will sing the Kilimanjaro song for us and we in return thank them with tips. From here we will continue our Descend from Horombo hut to Marangu gate. At the gate we will be issued with a certificate confirming and recording our successful summit of Kilimanjaro. We will then proceed to the hotel in Marangu or Moshi where a Shower and a decent meal is well deserved.
Day 7 Hotel in Marangu or Moshi to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)
Today we wake up and have breakfast as usual and gather all our gear. Today is a happy sad day as we head in our individual directions, saying fare well to our newly made friends. As we are all aware flight times vary and we will accommodate everyone to get to the airport on time. (Please notify us in advance of your departure times so we can arrange the transfers accordingly)
KILIMANJARO, GEAR LIST
Before you pack your gear please acquire a standard travel bag for general clothing before and after the climb. We will make provision at the respected hotel to keep your bag safe until your return. The list provided here will be sufficient for the trek, however feel free to add items as you desire as every individual’s needs and taste differ.
** For Women ## Differ For Different Routes >> To Keep In Day Pack
- 1 x Waterproof Rain Jacket with Hood >>
- 1 x Insulated Jacket (down or synthetic)
- 1 x (100) Fleece Jacket
- 1 x (200) Fleece Jacket
- 2 x Long Sleeve Shirts (moisture wicking) ##
- 2 x Short Sleeve Shirts (moisture wicking) ##
- 2 x T-Shirts
- 1 x Waterproof Pants >>
- 2 x Hiking Utility Pants (zip off legs) ##
- 1 x Comfortable Shorts
- 1 x Fleece Trail Pants
- 2 x Thermal Long Sleeve Base Layer Tops
- 2 x Thermal Long Base Layer Bottoms
- 2 x Sports Bra **
- 4 x Pairs Moisture Wicking Underwear ##
HEAD, HAND AND FOOT GEAR
- 1 x Brimmed Hat
- 1 x Beanie or Peruvian Hat
- 1 x Buff (face and mouth cover) >>
- 1 x Pair Ski Gloves (waterproof)
- 1 x Glove Liners (thin gloves)
- 1 x Pair Hiking Boots (Waterproof, broken-in)
- 1 x Pair Trainers (to wear at camp)
- 3 x Pairs Sock Liners (thin moisture wicking, seamless) ##
- 3 x Pairs Wool Socks (seamless) ##
- 1 x Pair Extra Thick Wool Socks (for summit night)
- 1 x Set Gaiters (waterproof)
- Yellow Card – Immunization Papers
- Travel Insurance (include – hazardous activity cover)
- Visa available at JRO (not applicable for SADC countries)
- Trip Receipt
- TSh or USD for tips
- 1 x Sleeping Bag (four seasons – Warm)
- 1 x Head Lamp (with spare batteries)
- 1 x Duffel Bag 60 to 80L (for porters to carry limit 15Kg)
- 1 x Day Pack 30 to 35L (with rain cover) >>
- 1 x Set Trekking Poles
- 1 x Camera (with spare batteries) >>
- 1 x Pair Sunglasses (with UV protection) >>
- 2 x 1L Stainless Steel Water Bottles (double wall, water bladder pipes tend to freeze) >>
- 1 x Pee Bottle (** available for women)
- 4 x Dry bags or Zip Lock-bags various sizes
- 1 x 50ml body wash bio-degradable
- 1 x Face Cloth and Travel towel (light weight and compact)
- 1 x Small Toothpaste and Toothbrush
- 1 x Hair Brush Small (optional)
- 1 x Lip Balm with SPF >>
- 1 x Insect repellent – with DEET
- 1 x Toilet Paper / Wet Wipes >>
- 1 x Hand Sanitizer NB! >>
- 1 x Sunblock SPF50 >>
- 1 x Basic First Aid Kit (include blister plasters) >>
- General pain medication
- Prescription and chronic meds >>
- 1 x Anti Chafing Cream (optional)
- 1 x Fungal Cream (optional)
- 1 x Pain Relief Cream (optional)
- Rehydrate / Electrolyte Powder >>
- Snacks >>
Available tour dates:
15 October 2018 – 21 October 2018
12 November 2018 – 18 November 2018
18 December 2018 – 24 December 2018 (FULL MOON SUMMIT)