Trip Summary: 7 days on the Mountain
|Day 1||Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport, transfer to accommodation in Arusha; Planet Lodge|
|Day 2||After breakfast, we drive to the Londorosi gate for a few minutes of registration and other formalities. The 4WD will take you further up to Lemosho Glades, after which you will walk for about 4 hours to Mti Mkubwa Campsite (9,200 ft) for dinner and overnight at the camp ~ B, L, D|
|Day 3||After breakfast, we leave for Shira Plateau (11,550 ft), walking through the moorland’s steepening track. Dinner and overnight at Shira I Camp ~ B, L, D|
|Day 4||Today we continue to hike across the high desert to Shira II Camp (12,220 ft), with significant acclimatization effect as we go up the mountain ~ B, L, D|
|Day 5||After breakfast, we leave for Barranco Camp (13,100 ft) and spend the night there ~ B, L, D|
|Day 6||After breakfast, we leave for Barafu Camp (14,910 ft). We pass through the last water drop at Karanga Valley on the way up. Overnight at Barafu Camp ~ B, L, D|
|Day 7||Wake up at midnight and after a small snack, ascend to Uhuru Peak through the Stella Point (18,640 ft). After reaching the summit, we will head down to Mweka Camp (10,100 ft) for dinner and overnight ~ B, L, D|
|Day 8||After breakfast, we head down to Mweka Gate with a lunch packet where a vehicle waiting will take you to Planet Lodge ~ B, L|
|Day 9||Transfer to the airport for your return flight ~ B|
|Route waypoints||Time (approx)|
|Londorosi – Mti Mkubwa Campsite||3 – 4 hrs|
|Mti Mkubwa Campsite – Shira I Camp||5 – 6 hrs|
|Shira I Camp – Shira II Camp||4 – 6 hrs|
|Shira II Camp – Barranco Camp||6 – 7 hrs|
|Barranco Camp – Barafu Camp||6 – 7 hrs|
|Barafu Camp – Uhuru Peak||6 – 8 hrs|
|Mweka Camp – Mweka Gate||3 – 4 hrs|
|Item / Years||2017||2018|
|Prices (in USD)||$ 2,610||$ 2,700|
|Cost for adding an extra day on trek||$ 270||$ 270|
|Dates: every week except in April and May; some restrictions may apply|
For guests who prefer to arrive a day earlier, we recommend a day trip to Arusha National Park for a game drive and hiking for the extra cost of $250/person, including the additional hotel night in Arusha.
- Arrival and departure transfers from Kilimanjaro International Airport, as well as free shuttle transfer, Nairobi – Arusha – Nairobi, if flying to/from Nairobi.
- Accommodation in mountain huts or mountain tents with mattresses; we use the highest quality of expedition tents by Eureka or Mountain Hardware.
- Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
- All park fees, including mountain rescue fees, government taxes, and all applicable fees and taxes
- Services of a professional leading guide who is medically trained, certified, licensed, and English speaking
- Dining tent on the trek for meals
- Services of English-speaking assistant guide(s), a skilled cook, and enough porters for a guest’s luggage, food, water, and dinning tent
- Transport back and forth from your hotel and the mountain
- Use of radios/phones to increase your safety
- Items of personal nature such as passport, visa, traveler’s insurance, medical evacuation insurance ($50 value)
- Tips to guides and porters
- International airfare (unless explicitly stated)
- Medical equipment which can be rented well in advance for the following costs: $250/group for hyperbaric chamber, $210/group for an emergency oxygen cylinder and $140/group for a stretcher. Please note these prices include a porter to carry the equipment.
- Portable toilets: If you are concerned about using public toilets, a portable toilet is available for an extra $110/person or $180/group. This service must be confirmed at the time of booking.
- The luggage that porters are allowed to carry is limited to 35 pounds (ie: 15 kgs)
- Overweight or extra luggage will require an extra porter at a rate of $10/bag/day
- You can leave extra luggage at your hotel in Arusha or at our office (do not leave any valuables like cash, jewelry, electronics, etc)
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