Kilimanjaro Hiking Trip

You do not need to be a mountain climber, to reach the top of Kilimanjaro, the highest and most famous summit in Tanzania. You just need to be a healthy adventurer and have enough fitness and strength, will and a little luck. All you really need is an ambition and leave the rest to us.

 

Dates: October 1 – 8, 2021

Price: AED 10,900

**Installment plan is available

Itinerary

Day 1: See you in Kilimanjaro Airport

You will be greeted at Kilimanjaro International Airport and taken on foot to a beautiful hotel where you will spend the rest of the evening in Arusha. You will be informed of the Kilimanjaro itinerary and given an opportunity to prepare for the itinerary the next day. Spend the rest of the evening relaxing in the hotel gardens, and we can also book a way to take you to Arusha city center for exploration. We end our day with dinner together.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 2: Start of the Trek from Marangu Gate to Mandara Huts

From Arusha, we head to the gate of Kilimanjaro Park, with an 80-minute journey, to pass through the village of Marangu, which is located on the lower foot of the mountain. Once we arrive at the National Park Gate, we will ask you to register at the park office and prepare for the final walk, while the porters prepare and carry the luggage. Then, we will head to the top of the mountain, through a picturesque natural path, a 4-6 hour walk.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 3: Trek from Mandara Huts to Horombo Huts

We move from the rainforests to the swamps, with a short detour over the edge of Moundi Crater which is the most surprising and impressive sight in the Kibo Crater region. On this day we get the chance to see some of the most beautiful plants in Kilimanjaro and after a 6-hour journey from here we will reach the Horombo huts where we spend the evening and where we eat our evening meal.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 4: Rest Day

After finishing breakfast, we relax. Then we will go out on an optional drive for 4 – 5 hours, to reach the zebra-striped rocks, then return to Horombo hut to enjoy a hot lunch prepared by our team on the mountain. For noon time, it is ours for rest and relaxation, before setting off on the next stop and we spend the night in Horombo Hut.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 5: Trek from Horombo to Kibo

A long and difficult journey awaits us today, it will last about 5 – 7 hours and our destination will be Kibo huts through the walking path that leads to the so-called “saddle” on the road. A barren plateau connecting the main Kibo summit to the Mawenzi Peak. We sleep in Kibo huts and enjoy an early dinner, then we go to bed early in preparation for a very early day the next day.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 6: Trek from Kibo Cottages – Uhuru Peak – Horombo Cottages

This is the most exciting day, as the moment of reaching the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro is approaching. When the ash and lava are still frozen, we will start walking in the evening, so that it is easy to walk on. We will wake up at eleven at night, and we will embark on a long and difficult journey to the summit, with a slow trip to go through the Hans Mays cave when we reach the edge of the Kilimanjaro crater, where we see the morning spreading its rays. We continue our walk for 1-2 hours in reaching the highest point on the summit of Kilimanjaro, the summit of Uhuru, to enjoy with wide open eyes with the spectacular scenery of the low slopes of the highest mountain in Africa. “Tip: Store these moments well in your memory, they are worthy.” Then we go back down from Kilimanjaro, where a hot meal awaits us from the mountain team. After a one to two hour break, during which time we have regained strength and vigor, we continue our journey into Horombo huts.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 7: Trek to Horombo Cottages back to Marangu Gate

A journey from the morning, going through the wetlands and swamps back to the Mandara huts, to have a hot lunch there. We will go back again to the tropical rainforests, to get to the gate of Kilimanjaro National Park, with a 6-hour trip. Then we return to the hotel where we spent the first night of this trip.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 8: No Goodbyes,  just see you soon!

After you share all those beautiful moments and after a delicious breakfast at the hotel, we will continue our journey back to Kilimanjaro Airport, then back home.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


 

Included
  • Accommodation in best hotels and mountain huts
  • All Ground Transportation
  • Professional Guide and Experienced Leader
  • All meals
  • Taxes
  • basically everything from Airport to Airport
Excluded
  • Flight Ticket
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Health Insurance

 

The Leader

Jasim Al Ali

Q&A

Who is eligible to join this adventure?

Challenge seeker? This trip is for you! You should be physically fit as you will have to walk and climb with hiking distances of 5 – 7 hours a day. Physical fitness and endurance are very important. If you think you have what it takes, join us on this trip!

 

Do I need Visa?

Emirati Citizens: You can travel with an e-Visa or you may acquire a visa upon arrival to Kilimanjaro airport.

Other Nationalities: Kindly check with your local embassy or you may even contact the following:

Embassy of Tanzania

Contact Number: 02 631 3088

Or you can visit this website to apply for a visa.

https://eservices.immigration.go.tz/visa/

 

What to bring?

We will provide you the necessary gears and dress code needed in a separate document.

 

What’s the best currency to bring?

Tanzanian Shillings is the currency of Tanzania, but for tourists its advisable to bring US Dollars as it is widely accepted.

 

Can I use my credit card?

Yes you can. A Visa or MasterCard are the most widely accepted types for high-end hotels, restaurants and supermarkets. But please take note, typically, if you find somewhere who accepts them, some often add with a commission averaging from 5% to 10%.

 

What will the weather be like?

Weather from the mountains are usually becomes colder the, it will be from 22° in the first 2 days and it will drop dramatically as we climb up the mountain to be around -10 or less at the summit.