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Mt Kilimanjaro Hiking

Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is Africa's highest peak with a height of 19,336 feet. It is the world's tallest walkable snow-capped mountain. You go through 5 different climatic zones to reach the summit.

Mount Kilimanjaro trips

A comprehensive guide to climbing Mount Kilimanjaro with the experts; Crowned by an eternal snowcap, Mt. Kilimanjaro is situated inside the Kilimanjaro National Park in Tanzania bordering Amboseli National park in Kenya. It is the highest mountain in Africa and the tallest freestanding mountain on earth. Contact us for cheap, affordable, discounted, competitive prices. We organise group trekking for students, Companies, Schools and colleges.

Mount Kilimanjaro Marangu Route also known as the "Coca-Cola route" takes approximately 8 Days. Marangu is by far the most popular route to the summit of Kilimanjaro.

Mount Kilimanjaro Machame Route also known as Whisky Route is a popular route up steep paths through magnificent forests to gain a ridge leading through the moorland zones to the Shira Plateau. It then traverses beneath the glaciated precipices of the Southern Ice fields to join the Barafu Route to the summit.

Mount Kilimanjaro Umbwe Route is one of the shortest routes to the Southern Glaciers and the Western Breach. It is probably the most scenic, non-technical route on Kilimanjaro.

Mount Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route is the longest and most remote route to Kilimanjaro. After beautiful forests and moorlands it crosses the Shira Plateau to meet up with the Machame Route.

Mount Kilimanjaro Rongai Route is the second easiest route to Kilimanjaro. The approach to the mountain is from the less-forested north side and the descent is by the Marangu Route. There are several variations, the one described is a longer route taking in Mawenzi Tarn.

Mount Kilimanjaro Shira Route approaches Kilimanjaro's summit from the west and crosses the caldera of Shira Volcano before heading beneath the southern ice fields of Kibo. The route is seldom used by other trekkers and so your initial two days on the mountain are less crowded than on most other routes.

Marangu Route (7 Days/6 Nights)

Mt Kilimanjaro

Day 1. Nairobi/Arusha/Moshi
Depart Nairobi in the morning by a shuttle to Moshi arriving late afternoon. Dinner and overnight.

Day 2. Mandara Hut

After breakfast, drive 45kms to Marangu Gate (1860m). Walk 9 kms through dense semi-tropical Rain Forest to Mandara Hut (2744m). Dinner and overnight.

Day 3. Horombo Hut

Depart early morning for a 10hr walk up to Horombo Hut (3761m). The landscape becomes more rigged and rocky but superb, with mawenzi and Kibo peaks in view. Dinner and overnight.

Day 4. Kibo Hut

After breakfast, proceed on a 6hr walk through spectacular mountain vegetation to Kibo Hut (4732m). Dinner and overnight.

Day 5. Uhuru Peak/Horombo

The final attempt to the summit is made in the early hours of the morning at 2:00 am. It takes about 5 hrs to the most difficult steep part of the route to Gilman Point(5681m). From Gilmans, it takes one hour thirty minutes to Uhuru Peak (5895m.) Descend to Horombo Hut for dinner and overnight.

Day 6. Moshi/Arusha/Nairobi

Descent is rapid. After breakfast, walk down to Marangu Gate for transfer to Moshi. Dinner and overnight in Moshi

Day 7. Arusha/Nairobi

Depart Moshi in the morning by a shuttle back to Nairobi arriving approx. 1830 hrs

Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing - Machame Route (8 days/7 nights)

Hiking on Kilimanjaro

Day 1. Nairobi/Arusha/Moshi
Depart Nairobi in the morning by shuttle to Moshi arriving late afternoon. Dinner and overnight in a buget hotel in Moshi.

Day 2. Machame Hut

Drive to Machame Village. The climb begins at the end of the tarmac road, walking for about 6 hrs gradually ascending through the forested hills onwards to Machame Hut (3000m). Dinner and overnight.

Day 3. Shira Hut

Early in the morning, you will cross a valley and stream before ascending a steep ridge. The path then drops into a river gorge before you climb more gently onto the moorland of the Shira plateau - 3,800m. Total climbing time is about 6hrs. Dinner and overnight.

Day 4. Barranco Hut

The path continues directly up the ridge towards Kibo, then turns right and descends into Barranco gorge. Climb to Barranco hut at 3940m shortly after. Total climbing time is about 6 hrs. Dinner and overnight.

Day 5. Barafu Hut

Crossing the Barranco Valley, climb the Barranco wall (not technical climbing), then follow the Kibo South Circuit. You will then turn left and climb up a ridge for about 2 hrs to Barafu hut at 4,600m . Dinner and overnight.

Day 6. Mweka Hut

Very early start for the summit first to Stella Point and then Uhuru Peak at 5895m. After sunrise, descend down to Mweka hut, which takes about 6 hrs. Dinner and overnight.

Day 7. Mweka Gate

This is the last day of your climb. You will descend to Mweka Gate where you will be met and transferred to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 8. Arusha/Nairobi

Depart Moshi in the morning with a shuttle bus back to Nairobi arriving approx 1830hrs.

For the prices of Lemosho route, Shira route, Rongai route, and Umbwe route, please contact us through email or call us on +254 733 725823.
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