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8-day Kilimanjaro guided ascent via Marangu route

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Embark on the experience of the lifetime and climb the tallest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro, with the support of an experienced guide from EST Adventure.

Group

East African Mountains

8 Days

Jan, Feb, Jul, Aug

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

* Climb the highest mountain in Africa

* Gain experience hiking at high altitudes

* Experience an authentic Tanzanian safari

Description

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is the achievement of a lifetime. Take on this awesome challenge alongside one of our experienced guides here at EST Adventure.

Kilimanjaro is the highest peak in Africa and the largest freestanding mountain in the entire world. On this trip, we’re going to tackle the ascent over a few days of hiking through beautiful Tanzanian alpine scenery.

As we start the trip, we’ll pass through the rainforest where Kilimanjaro’s animals live. We’ll then pass through into moorlands, and by the time we reach the summit, it’s likely we’ll see snow.

Our accommodation will be mountain huts along the way, and we’ll cross paths with many trekkers, some on their way up and some on their way back. The atmosphere is both inspiring and exciting.

Climbing Kilimanjaro is a memory you’ll have for a very long time. Don’t put it off, book today.

If you’re looking for an exciting mountain ascent but one that can be done in fewer days, be sure to check out our 3-day ascent of Máglic, the highest peak in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer

- Permit and entrance fees

Price details

Price per person to join a group from 6 to 14 people. This price includes: Accommodation at a 3* hotel (double rooms, full board, accommodation in mountain huts during the Kilimanjaro ascent, full board accommodation at the “Kibo” lodge (full board) in rooms that sleep several people, a cook, guides, porters and other staff during the Kilimanjaro ascent, professional guide during the ascent, oxygen cylinder for emergency use, permits for the ascent and Kilimanjaro National Park fees. This price does not include: Flights to/from Kilimanjaro Airport, Arusha, airport transfers, international health insurance, tip for staff during the ascent, Tanzanian visa and personal costs.


Itinerary

Day 1: Day one

We’ll all meet at hotel in Arusha. After check-in you have a short briefing with your guide.

Day 2: Day two

On day two, we’ll head to the Kilimanjaro National Park, passing Marangu village on the way. It’s there that we’ll meet the porters who will help us to carry the equipment we’ll need for the trip.  Then we’ll head into the rainforest and trek until we reach the Mandara Hut in the forest clearing, where we’ll sleep for the night.

Day 3: Day three

In the morning, we’ll leave the hut and continue along the trail to the base of the Maundi Crater. From there, the landscape will change from rain forest to moorland. In the moorland, we’ll be able to see Kilimanjaro’s most spectacular plants like the Giant Lobelia, which can reach 3 m in height. We’ll hike for another 6 hours or so before reaching the Horombo Hut.

Day 4: Day four

Horombo Hut is a village, and it’s likely that there’ll be other hikers, guides and porters there. We’ll sleep an extra night in this hut to help us with acclimatisation. We’ll go to bed early for a good night sleep.

Day 5: Day five

Day five brings with it an early start as we ascend to the Alpine desert habitat. There we’ll find the Kibo Hut, a house built of stone blocks. From here, we’ll have another 1195m to ascend to reach the summit. We’ll do this the same night so on day five we’ll go to bed at around 7pm. Before that, we’ll get all of our equipment ready for the final ascent.

Day 6: Day six

We’ll get up at 11.30pm, and after a quick snack, we’ll be on our way. We’ll cover some rocky ground to the Hans Meyer Cave at 5150m. The good news is that we’ll have a little rest there.  After that, we’ll follow at zigzagging path to Gillman’s point at 5681m. From there, it’ll most likely be snowy until we reach our summit- Uhuru Peak at 5895m.

If the weather is good, we’ll be able to spend some time up there to enjoy the view and take photos. Our descent will then begin as we pass the huts we came from. We’ll stop at Horombo Hut, where we’ll stay for the night. The day will end with a group dinner together as we reflect on your awesome ascent. You’ll sleep well on day six.

Day 7: Day seven

We’ll continue our descent on day seven. On the way down, you’ll get your certificates. If you got to Gillman’s Point, you’ll get a green certificate. If you made it all the way to Uhuru Peak, you’ll get a gold certificate. The day will end back at Arusha where you’ll be able to have a lovely shower and enjoy a celebration with fellow climbers.

Day 8: Day eight

Departure day.

 

Details

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You'll need to bring: Backpack (up to 50l) Sleeping bag (-10 degrees Celsius in comfort zone) Trekking trousers Gore-Tex jacket Hiking shoes Socks (thermal + cotton Cotton T-shirts Base layer shirt and thermal long underwear pants (active underwear) Woolen cap (or polar fleece) Hat (sun protection) Polar jacket Gloves Towel and toiletries kit Sunglasses Head lamp Water Bottle 1L x 2 Medication and vitamins Sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) + lip balm Raincoat Trekking poles Down jacket

Meeting point

Arusha

About the guide

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EST

Guide Agency

Languages

English


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Thank you explore-share for a wonderful via feratta experience. We have been wanting to learn for a long time but don't have the facilities in Scotland. The guide Mitja was extremely helpful and knowledgeable, answering all my many questions and providing advice. On the day head to take another group but he quickly arranged another guide Borut, who was brilliant. We had a fantastic morning learning via ferrata at Hvadnik in the gorge. It gave us the confidence to later hire our own equipment and go out in Mojstrana. Altogether a five star + experience. Thank you.

 

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