Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), where you will meet an Kiliholidays representative, and transfer to Weru Weru River Lodge (https://www.weruweruriverlodge.com/ ) or Similar. The hotel will provide all the essentials for a comfortable stay: cozy rooms, hot water, polite staff, a swimming pool, and Internet access. In the evening there will be a briefing with our managers, who will also make sure you are ready to begin the climb. 𝐁𝐞𝐝 & 𝐁𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐟𝐚𝐬𝐭 Note: Check-in starts at 1:00 PM.
A guide and a mountain support crew will arrive at the hotel in the morning in order to meet you and hold a quick briefing, after which you will travel by vehicle to Kilimanjaro National Park’s eastern entrance: Marangu Gate (1,860 m). After the quick formality of acquiring climbing permits and registering with the search and rescue service, the group will start trekking up to Mandara Hut (2,700m). The trekking route includes passage through the rainforest (where tropical showers are highly probable), so we recommend you take not only spare clothes, but also your raincoats. When you reach the camp, our mountain support crew will take care of the necessities, pitch the tents, and prepare lunch. Throughout the entire Marangu route, you will be spending your nights in special huts. They offer a great alternative to those who do not want to sleep in tents. This will be your first day at this altitude, so it is strongly recommended you heed the following instructions from this point on: . Abstain from consuming alcohol and caffeine . Drink over 4 liters of bottled water daily (little by little, frequently) . Take a Diamox pill to help alleviate symptoms of altitude sickness. Most mountain climbers take Diamox in the morning, before they start their ascent, in order to reduce discomfort associated with altitude sickness. We recommend you consult your doctor prior to the trip in case of potential allergies. At night you may experience discomfort associated with acclimatization to the high altitude: because of a reduction in your waking breathing pattern, your body gets less oxygen than during the day. Taking altitude into account, you may therefore start feeling sick and have a headache. Pay attention to your own body and tell your guide if you start feeling any symptoms of altitude sickness.𝐋𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐡; 𝐃𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫 𝐄𝐋𝐄𝐕𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍: 1,860 m to 2,700 m 𝐇𝐈𝐊𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐓𝐈𝐌𝐄: 5-7 hours 𝐃𝐈𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐍𝐂𝐄: 11 km 𝐃𝐈𝐅𝐅𝐈𝐂𝐔𝐋𝐓𝐘: Medium 𝐇𝐀𝐁𝐈𝐓𝐀𝐓: Rainforest
Day 3: Shira one campsite to Shira two campsite
This day you will trek to east across Shira plateau visiting (Cathedral peak 3850m) for acclimatization. Reaching at this peak you will find spectacular views of Mt. Meru and Kibo Peak.Then you will continue trekking to Shira two camp where you will stay for dinner and overnight.
Early in the morning after breakfast, the group will depart Mandara Hut to start a moderate trek towards the second high altitude camp: Horombo Hut (3,720 m). When you reach the camp on this day, you will be treated to views of two volcanos at once: Kibo and Mawenzi. Several hours after lunch you will have to complete an acclimatization hike in the direction of Kibo Hut with a 200-meter gain in altitude, and then hike back down to Horombo Hut where dinner will be prepared for you. 𝐍𝐨𝐭𝐞: The acclimatization hike is an easy trek with a slight gain in altitude done in order to speed up the acclimatization process. You should take the acclimatization hikes very seriously. They help increase your chances of successfully summiting Kilimanjaro and save you from the consequences of altitude sickness. 𝐁𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐟𝐚𝐬𝐭; 𝐋𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐡; 𝐃𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫 𝐀𝐜𝐜𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐳𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐡𝐢𝐤𝐞: 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐄𝐥𝐞𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧: Horombo Hut (3,720 m) — Destination point in route to Kibo Hut (3,920 m) 𝐇𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞: 2.5 km 𝐇𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞: 1–2 hours. 𝐄𝐋𝐄𝐕𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍: 2,700 m to 3,720 m 𝐇𝐈𝐊𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐓𝐈𝐌𝐄: 5-6 hours 𝐃𝐈𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐍𝐂𝐄: 10 km 𝐃𝐈𝐅𝐅𝐈𝐂𝐔𝐋𝐓𝐘: Medium 𝐇𝐀𝐁𝐈𝐓𝐀𝐓: Moorland
On this day, right after breakfast the group will be trekking to the Kibo Hut (4,700 m). The actual trekking is not very difficult, just remember to stick with an appropriate pace to keep up your strength for the trekking to Kilimanjaro’s summit. When you reach the camp you will be served lunch, after which we recommend you sleep as much as you can, avoid any strenuous activity, and drink lots of water. 𝐁𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐟𝐚𝐬𝐭; 𝐋𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐡; 𝐃𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫 𝐄𝐋𝐄𝐕𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍: 𝟑,3,720 m to 4,700 m 𝐇𝐈𝐊𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐓𝐈𝐌𝐄: 4-8 hours 𝐃𝐈𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐍𝐂𝐄: 10 km 𝐃𝐈𝐅𝐅𝐈𝐂𝐔𝐋𝐓𝐘: High 𝐇𝐀𝐁𝐈𝐓𝐀𝐓: Alpine desert
Night departure from Kibo Hut (4,700 m) and the start of your trekking to Kilimanjaro’s summit: Uhuru peak (5,895 m). The trekking will be moderate from a physical standpoint, but the altitude presents a much more serious problem. For the entire length of the trekking each pair of climbers will be accompanied by their own guide, who will be monitoring your stamina and mental resolve. After your successful ascent to Uhuru Peak, you can descend to the nearest glacier if desired. Then you will return to Kibo Camp and after a two-hour rest continue your descent to Horombo Hut (3,720 m). 𝐍𝐨𝐭𝐞: don’t forget that 90% of all accidents occur during the descent, including all broken arms and legs. Please pay attention to your feet, as there is a high risk of damaging your toenails. 𝐁𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐟𝐚𝐬𝐭; 𝐋𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐡; 𝐃𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫 𝐄𝐋𝐄𝐕𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍 𝟒,𝟕𝟎𝟎 𝐦 𝐭𝐨 𝟓,𝟖𝟗𝟓 𝐦 𝟓,𝟖𝟗𝟓 𝐦 𝐭𝐨 𝟑,𝟕𝟐𝟎 𝐦 𝐇𝐈𝐊𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐓𝐈𝐌𝐄: 𝟗-𝟏𝟐 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬 𝐃𝐈𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐍𝐂𝐄: 𝟏𝟔 𝐤𝐦 𝐃𝐈𝐅𝐅𝐈𝐂𝐔𝐋𝐓𝐘: 𝐇𝐢𝐠𝐡 𝐇𝐀𝐁𝐈𝐓𝐀𝐓: 𝐀𝐫𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐜
You will be offered a warm breakfast in the morning, after which we will head for the Kilimanjaro National Park’s exit: Marangu Gate (1,860 m). After your descent the whole group will gather to congratulate you, and then you will have the chance to share your opinions on the trip in the guestbook. Lastly, we will present you with your commemorative certificates and provide you a transfer back to the Graneland hotel. 𝐁𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐟𝐚𝐬𝐭; 𝐋𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐡 𝐄𝐋𝐄𝐕𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍: 𝟑,𝟕𝟐𝟎 𝐦 𝐭𝐨 𝟏,𝟖𝟔𝟎 𝐦 𝐇𝐈𝐊𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐓𝐈𝐌𝐄: 𝟓-𝟔 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬 𝐃𝐈𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐍𝐂𝐄: 𝟏𝟖 𝐤𝐦 𝐃𝐈𝐅𝐅𝐈𝐂𝐔𝐋𝐓𝐘: 𝐌𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐮𝐦 𝐇𝐀𝐁𝐈𝐓𝐀𝐓: 𝐑𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐭
Rest in the hotel and transfer to the airport. 𝗡𝗼𝘁𝗲: Hotel check-out is at 11:00 AM. In case you need a late check-out because of an evening flight, there is the option to extend your hotel stay for an extra fee.