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OVERVIEW

  • Region - Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania

  • Duration - 09 Days

  • Grade - Challenging

  • Max Altitude - 5,895m/19,350ft

  • Best season - Jun-Oct & Dec-Mar

 

The Seven Summits are the highest mountains on each of the seven continents of the Earth – Mount EverestAconcaguaDenaliKilimanjaroElbrusVinsonCarstensz Pyramid. Climbing to the summit of all of them is regarded as a mountaineering challenge, first achieved on 30 April 1985 by Richard Bass.

 

Crowned by eternal snows, the mighty Kilimanjaro (19,340 ft.) is the highest free-standing mountain in the world and dominates its landscape, unlike any other mountain. Located in Tanzania, this dormant volcano looms over five ecosystems and large game reserves and is certainly one of the world’s most impressive sights. The terrain is nothing short of dramatic. 

 

Machame ("Whiskey") Route is also known as the "Whiskey" route, the Machame route is now the most popular route on the mountain. Compared with Marangu, the days on Machame are longer and the walks are steeper. The Machame route is considered a difficult route and is better suited for more adventurous folks and those with some hiking or backpacking experience.

 

ITINERARY

Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing

Day 01 - Arrive at Tanzania (950m/3115ft). Rest and overnight in the hotel

Day 02 - Drive from Moshi to Machame National Park Gate and trek to Machame Camp (1745m/5725ft)

Day 03 - Trek from Machame Camp to Shira Caves (3840m/12,600)

Day 04 - Trek from Shira to Barranco Camp (3985m/13,075ft)

Day 05 - Trek from Barranco Camp to Karanga Valley (4645m/15,240ft)

Day 06 - Trek from Karanga Valley to Barafu Camp (4645m/15,240ft)

Day 07 - Trek to Mount Kilimanjaro Summit (5895m/19,340ft) and back to Millennium Camp

Day 08 - Trek from Millennium to Moshi

Day 09 - Depart from Tanzania

 

Detail Itinerary

Day 01 - Arrive at Tanzania (950m/3115ft). Rest and overnight in the hotel

Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), there will be a pick up private transfer waiting to the hotel in Moshi. All airport transfers are part of the package, no extra fee is required. We will gather in the evening for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check. We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance. 

 

Day 02 - Drive from Moshi to Machame National Park Gate and trek to Machame Camp (1745m/5725ft)

A one-hour drive from Moshi lays the gate to the Machame route, where you will complete park formalities, meet your crew of porters and start to climb! The first section of the route climbs steadily and involves real jungle bashing through magnificent forest. This path is less well-trodden and is often wet and muddy underfoot. Camp at Machame Hut (3100m). 

 

Day 03 - Trek from Machame Camp to Shira Caves (3840m/12,600)

The route continues on up through the forest until reaching the steep ascent on the Shira Plateau, where there are rewarding views of the mountain. Looking back, you will be able to see Mt. Meru rising high above Arusha town. Camp at Shira Caves (3840 m). 

 

Day 04 - Trek from Shira to Barranco Camp (3985m/13,075ft)

Walking now on high moorland, the landscape changes the entire character of the trek. You will traverse the southwest side of Kilimanjaro, passing underneath the Lava Tower and the final section of the Western Breach, finally reaching Barranco Camp (3900 m). The day has been spent at altitude (up to 4600 m), but you will have followed the mountaineering code of ‘walk high, sleep low’ to avoid altitude sickness by aiding your bodies in acclimatization.

 

Day 05 - Trek from Barranco Camp to Karanga Valley (4645m/15,240ft)

Start the day by descending into the start of the Great Barranco, a huge ravine. Then exit steeply, up what has been termed the Breakfast Wall, which divides you from the southeastern slopes of Kibo. It is a climb over rocks, although not technical. Passing underneath the Heim and Kersten glaciers, head towards the Karanga Valley (4000m). 

 

Day 06 - Trek from Karanga Valley to Barafu Camp (4645m/15,240ft)

The day is characterized by a short hike on terrain formed by scree. Walkthrough arid land towards Barafu Camp (4600 m) where you have the entire afternoon to rest before ascending towards the summit. 

 

Day 07 - Trek to Mount Kilimanjaro Summit (5895m/19,340ft) and back to Millennium Camp

We avoid walking too long in the heat of the sun today by starting around midnight, walking steeply upwards to the summit glaciers. You will be climbing scree for 5 to 6 hours but you gain incredible height over a short distance. The views are spectacular. You should be on the crater rim at Stella Point (5750 m) as the first rays of the sun emerge. Spectacular ice cliffs within the crater surround you and the views to Mawenzi peak and beyond are breathtaking. Another hour’s walk takes you to your goal, the summit of Uhuru (5896 m), the highest point; Uhuru means freedom in Swahili.  After a quick celebration and photos at the top, you will begin the descent by returning to Stella Point and then descending on the scree slope back to Barafu Camp for breakfast and a short rest before finally heading down to Millennium Camp (3000 m) for a well-earned rest. On the descent, you will have fabulous views of the plains and Mawenzi peak.

 

Day 08 - Trek from Millennium to Moshi

A gentle trek takes you down through the rainforest to the Mweka Gate (1640 m), where park formalities will be completed, you will be met by our vehicles, and receive your certificate of ascent courtesy of the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority. Thereafter, drive back to Moshi where you can treat yourself to a well-earned shower and a cold beer or two. 

 

Day 09 - Depart from Tanzania

We will transfer you from the hotel to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) where you will fly back home.

  

COST TERM

 Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing

Cost Inclusions

  • All Airport transfers during the trip as per Itinerary (Kilimanjaro International Airport - JRO) Pick up and Drop

  • Ground transfers between Moshi - Machame National Park Gate and Millennium – Moshi as per the Itinerary

  • All hotel accommodation in Moshi as per the Itinerary on twin sharing basis (Bed and Breakfast)

  • All meals during the expedition (while on the mountains)

  • High altitude food in all higher camps for members, guides and the entire crew

  • The permit fee for Kilimanjaro

  • Experienced and professional climbing Guide

  • A technical team of well-experienced guides for opening the route

  • High-quality tents for all the climbers and group cooking equipment

  • All group camp supplies and necessary items

  • Group Climbing Gears, Fixed and Dynamic ropes, snow bar, all group climbing/mountaineering equipment supplies

  • First aid medical kits

  • PTA Staff costs including their salary, insurance, airfare, equipment, food, and accommodation

  • Achievement Certificate after successfully Climbing Kilimanjaro

 

Cost Exclusions

  • International Airfare to and from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

  • Visa fees 

  • Personal Expenses – Telephone Calls, Internet, Laundry, Personal clothing, trekking and climbing gears, Camera and Drone Permit Fee

  • Any Meals in Moshi

  • Additional Hotel stays in case of early arrivals or departures

  • Medical insurance, Accident cover, Emergency evacuation, high altitude rescue, other medical emergency expenses

  • All expenses incurred from in the event of early departure (evacuation fees, transport, extra hotel nights, etc.)

  • Tips and Gratitude for Base Camp Staff and support staff

  • Any other items not mentioned under the head ‘Cost Inclusions’

 

Registering for Kilimanjaro Expedition

Eligibility: Is this Climbing suitable for me?

Mount Kilimanjaro expedition is graded as a challenging climb. This expedition helps climbers to test their skills and improve their endurance. Such high-altitude climbs should not be underestimated, and the members should approach the expedition with proper training. We highly suggest that you start working on your fitness two months before the expedition. Previous high-altitude climbing experience is mandatory to sign up for the Mount Kilimanjaro Expedition. Excellent physical endurance, focus, and determination are required to complete the Mount Kilimanjaro Expedition successfully. Happy Climbing!

 

Offloading

Protrek Adventure highly recommends the participants to carry their personal backpacks by themselves. However, in case you are absolutely not able to carry the same and would like to offload, then you have to inform us during the booking process and pre-book the offloading. Each bag should not weigh more than 10 kgs. The bag should be of rucksack style only. Duffle bags would not be accepted for offloading. Kindly inform our booking office if you will need to offload your personal backpack for the Kilimanjaro expedition.

 

Expedition Booking and Payment

Advance Booking Amount 20%

We suggest that you book your Mount Kilimanjaro Expedition at the earliest and confirm your slot. This also enables you to get a good deal on your to and fro flight tickets and organizing your trip efficiently. A booking confirmation will be sent by e-mail along with the payment instructions and other trip details. All payments have to be made through an online transfer/ cheque deposit/ demand draft. After the payment for the booking is done, please mail us your transfer details at info@protrekadventure.com so that we can follow up efficiently.

 

Cancellation Policy

If you wish to cancel your Kilimanjaro expedition booking, please e-mail us on info@protrekadventure.com 

Cancellations are processed only by e-mail and refunds for the same are as follows:

 

Cancellations before 30 days from the start date of the trek

— 90% refund

Cancellation between 30 days & 20 days to the start date of the trek

— 50% refund

Cancellation less than 20 days to the start date of the trek

— no cash refund

For more details, please check our Cancellation Policy

  

HOW TO REACH

Departure: ex- Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), Tanzania

 

Our trip begins and ends in Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), Tanzania is an East African country known for its vast wilderness areas. They include the plains of Serengeti National Park, a safari mecca populated by the “big five” game (elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino), and Kilimanjaro National Park, home to Africa’s highest mountain. Offshore lie the tropical islands of Zanzibar, with Arabic influences, and Mafia, with a marine park home to whale sharks and coral reefs.

 

Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanzania

TREK ESSENTIAL


BASIC GEARS

Backpack/ Rucksack with Rain Cover (50 - 70Ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
Day pack/ Knapsack with rain cover 20 - 40ltr
Trekking Pole/ Walking Stick 1 Nos or 2Nos (As per your comfort)
Water Bottle/ Hydration Pack 2 bottles of one litre each
Lunch Box 1 Nos (Good quality, for using in trek)
Poncho/Umbrella 1 Nos

HEAD TO TOE

Cap/Hat 1 Nos
Woollen/ Fleece Cap 1 Nos
Headlamp/ Hand torch 1 Nos (carry extra batteries)
Sun Glasses Proper UV protection sun glasses with side cover
Head Buff/Neck Gaiter 1 Nos
Woollen/Fleece Gloves 1 Pair
Cap/Hat 1 Nos
Woollen/Fleece Cap 1 Nos
Water Proof Gloves 1 Pair
Cotton & woollen socks 4 pairs (Depends on the trek days)
Gaiters 1 Pair (Only for certain treks. Protrek team will notify you, if required)
Floaters/Flip Flops 1 Pair (Quick dry and light weight)
Trekking Shoes 1 Pair (Water Resistant, high ankle with good grip)

CLOTHING

T-Shirts 2 Full sleeves, 2 Half sleeves (Depends on the trek days) -avoid cotton
Thermal Wear 1 Pair
Headlamp/Hand torch 1 Nos (carry extra batteries)
Fleece Jacket 1 Nos
Down feather/Hollow Fill Jacket 1 Nos
Windproof Jacket & pant 1 Pair
Trek Pants/Track Pants 2 pairs(Depends on the trek days)Synthetic/polyester / Quick-drying fabrics such as spandex or nylon -avoid shorts/cotton

MISCELLANEOUS

Energy Bar + Snack Energy Bar, Dry Fruits, Nuts, Energy Drinks
Medical/First Aid Kit According to your Health measures
Sunscreen Lotion 30 - 50 SPF
Moisturizer As per usage
Lip Balm As per usage
Hand sanitizer As per usage
Quick Dry Towel 1 Nos, Light weight
Tooth Brush & Tooth Paste 1 Nos
Anti-fungal Powder As per usage
Toilet paper &Wet wipes As per usage

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Cost Term
  • How to reach
  • Trek Essential
  • Fitness

  • Region - Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania

  • Duration - 09 Days

  • Grade - Challenging

  • Max Altitude - 5,895m/19,350ft

  • Best season - Jun-Oct & Dec-Mar

 

The Seven Summits are the highest mountains on each of the seven continents of the Earth – Mount EverestAconcaguaDenaliKilimanjaroElbrusVinsonCarstensz Pyramid. Climbing to the summit of all of them is regarded as a mountaineering challenge, first achieved on 30 April 1985 by Richard Bass.

 

Crowned by eternal snows, the mighty Kilimanjaro (19,340 ft.) is the highest free-standing mountain in the world and dominates its landscape, unlike any other mountain. Located in Tanzania, this dormant volcano looms over five ecosystems and large game reserves and is certainly one of the world’s most impressive sights. The terrain is nothing short of dramatic. 

 

Machame ("Whiskey") Route is also known as the "Whiskey" route, the Machame route is now the most popular route on the mountain. Compared with Marangu, the days on Machame are longer and the walks are steeper. The Machame route is considered a difficult route and is better suited for more adventurous folks and those with some hiking or backpacking experience.

 

Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing

Day 01 - Arrive at Tanzania (950m/3115ft). Rest and overnight in the hotel

Day 02 - Drive from Moshi to Machame National Park Gate and trek to Machame Camp (1745m/5725ft)

Day 03 - Trek from Machame Camp to Shira Caves (3840m/12,600)

Day 04 - Trek from Shira to Barranco Camp (3985m/13,075ft)

Day 05 - Trek from Barranco Camp to Karanga Valley (4645m/15,240ft)

Day 06 - Trek from Karanga Valley to Barafu Camp (4645m/15,240ft)

Day 07 - Trek to Mount Kilimanjaro Summit (5895m/19,340ft) and back to Millennium Camp

Day 08 - Trek from Millennium to Moshi

Day 09 - Depart from Tanzania

 

Detail Itinerary

Day 01 - Arrive at Tanzania (950m/3115ft). Rest and overnight in the hotel

Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), there will be a pick up private transfer waiting to the hotel in Moshi. All airport transfers are part of the package, no extra fee is required. We will gather in the evening for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check. We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance. 

 

Day 02 - Drive from Moshi to Machame National Park Gate and trek to Machame Camp (1745m/5725ft)

A one-hour drive from Moshi lays the gate to the Machame route, where you will complete park formalities, meet your crew of porters and start to climb! The first section of the route climbs steadily and involves real jungle bashing through magnificent forest. This path is less well-trodden and is often wet and muddy underfoot. Camp at Machame Hut (3100m). 

 

Day 03 - Trek from Machame Camp to Shira Caves (3840m/12,600)

The route continues on up through the forest until reaching the steep ascent on the Shira Plateau, where there are rewarding views of the mountain. Looking back, you will be able to see Mt. Meru rising high above Arusha town. Camp at Shira Caves (3840 m). 

 

Day 04 - Trek from Shira to Barranco Camp (3985m/13,075ft)

Walking now on high moorland, the landscape changes the entire character of the trek. You will traverse the southwest side of Kilimanjaro, passing underneath the Lava Tower and the final section of the Western Breach, finally reaching Barranco Camp (3900 m). The day has been spent at altitude (up to 4600 m), but you will have followed the mountaineering code of ‘walk high, sleep low’ to avoid altitude sickness by aiding your bodies in acclimatization.

 

Day 05 - Trek from Barranco Camp to Karanga Valley (4645m/15,240ft)

Start the day by descending into the start of the Great Barranco, a huge ravine. Then exit steeply, up what has been termed the Breakfast Wall, which divides you from the southeastern slopes of Kibo. It is a climb over rocks, although not technical. Passing underneath the Heim and Kersten glaciers, head towards the Karanga Valley (4000m). 

 

Day 06 - Trek from Karanga Valley to Barafu Camp (4645m/15,240ft)

The day is characterized by a short hike on terrain formed by scree. Walkthrough arid land towards Barafu Camp (4600 m) where you have the entire afternoon to rest before ascending towards the summit. 

 

Day 07 - Trek to Mount Kilimanjaro Summit (5895m/19,340ft) and back to Millennium Camp

We avoid walking too long in the heat of the sun today by starting around midnight, walking steeply upwards to the summit glaciers. You will be climbing scree for 5 to 6 hours but you gain incredible height over a short distance. The views are spectacular. You should be on the crater rim at Stella Point (5750 m) as the first rays of the sun emerge. Spectacular ice cliffs within the crater surround you and the views to Mawenzi peak and beyond are breathtaking. Another hour’s walk takes you to your goal, the summit of Uhuru (5896 m), the highest point; Uhuru means freedom in Swahili.  After a quick celebration and photos at the top, you will begin the descent by returning to Stella Point and then descending on the scree slope back to Barafu Camp for breakfast and a short rest before finally heading down to Millennium Camp (3000 m) for a well-earned rest. On the descent, you will have fabulous views of the plains and Mawenzi peak.

 

Day 08 - Trek from Millennium to Moshi

A gentle trek takes you down through the rainforest to the Mweka Gate (1640 m), where park formalities will be completed, you will be met by our vehicles, and receive your certificate of ascent courtesy of the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority. Thereafter, drive back to Moshi where you can treat yourself to a well-earned shower and a cold beer or two. 

 

Day 09 - Depart from Tanzania

We will transfer you from the hotel to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) where you will fly back home.

  

 Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing

Cost Inclusions

  • All Airport transfers during the trip as per Itinerary (Kilimanjaro International Airport - JRO) Pick up and Drop

  • Ground transfers between Moshi - Machame National Park Gate and Millennium – Moshi as per the Itinerary

  • All hotel accommodation in Moshi as per the Itinerary on twin sharing basis (Bed and Breakfast)

  • All meals during the expedition (while on the mountains)

  • High altitude food in all higher camps for members, guides and the entire crew

  • The permit fee for Kilimanjaro

  • Experienced and professional climbing Guide

  • A technical team of well-experienced guides for opening the route

  • High-quality tents for all the climbers and group cooking equipment

  • All group camp supplies and necessary items

  • Group Climbing Gears, Fixed and Dynamic ropes, snow bar, all group climbing/mountaineering equipment supplies

  • First aid medical kits

  • PTA Staff costs including their salary, insurance, airfare, equipment, food, and accommodation

  • Achievement Certificate after successfully Climbing Kilimanjaro

 

Cost Exclusions

  • International Airfare to and from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

  • Visa fees 

  • Personal Expenses – Telephone Calls, Internet, Laundry, Personal clothing, trekking and climbing gears, Camera and Drone Permit Fee

  • Any Meals in Moshi

  • Additional Hotel stays in case of early arrivals or departures

  • Medical insurance, Accident cover, Emergency evacuation, high altitude rescue, other medical emergency expenses

  • All expenses incurred from in the event of early departure (evacuation fees, transport, extra hotel nights, etc.)

  • Tips and Gratitude for Base Camp Staff and support staff

  • Any other items not mentioned under the head ‘Cost Inclusions’

 

Registering for Kilimanjaro Expedition

Eligibility: Is this Climbing suitable for me?

Mount Kilimanjaro expedition is graded as a challenging climb. This expedition helps climbers to test their skills and improve their endurance. Such high-altitude climbs should not be underestimated, and the members should approach the expedition with proper training. We highly suggest that you start working on your fitness two months before the expedition. Previous high-altitude climbing experience is mandatory to sign up for the Mount Kilimanjaro Expedition. Excellent physical endurance, focus, and determination are required to complete the Mount Kilimanjaro Expedition successfully. Happy Climbing!

 

Offloading

Protrek Adventure highly recommends the participants to carry their personal backpacks by themselves. However, in case you are absolutely not able to carry the same and would like to offload, then you have to inform us during the booking process and pre-book the offloading. Each bag should not weigh more than 10 kgs. The bag should be of rucksack style only. Duffle bags would not be accepted for offloading. Kindly inform our booking office if you will need to offload your personal backpack for the Kilimanjaro expedition.

 

Expedition Booking and Payment

Advance Booking Amount 20%

We suggest that you book your Mount Kilimanjaro Expedition at the earliest and confirm your slot. This also enables you to get a good deal on your to and fro flight tickets and organizing your trip efficiently. A booking confirmation will be sent by e-mail along with the payment instructions and other trip details. All payments have to be made through an online transfer/ cheque deposit/ demand draft. After the payment for the booking is done, please mail us your transfer details at info@protrekadventure.com so that we can follow up efficiently.

 

Cancellation Policy

If you wish to cancel your Kilimanjaro expedition booking, please e-mail us on info@protrekadventure.com 

Cancellations are processed only by e-mail and refunds for the same are as follows:

 

Cancellations before 30 days from the start date of the trek

— 90% refund

Cancellation between 30 days & 20 days to the start date of the trek

— 50% refund

Cancellation less than 20 days to the start date of the trek

— no cash refund

For more details, please check our Cancellation Policy

  

Departure: ex- Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), Tanzania

 

Our trip begins and ends in Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), Tanzania is an East African country known for its vast wilderness areas. They include the plains of Serengeti National Park, a safari mecca populated by the “big five” game (elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino), and Kilimanjaro National Park, home to Africa’s highest mountain. Offshore lie the tropical islands of Zanzibar, with Arabic influences, and Mafia, with a marine park home to whale sharks and coral reefs.

 

Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanzania


BASIC GEARS

Backpack/ Rucksack with Rain Cover (50 - 70Ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
Day pack/ Knapsack with rain cover 20 - 40ltr
Trekking Pole/ Walking Stick 1 Nos or 2Nos (As per your comfort)
Water Bottle/ Hydration Pack 2 bottles of one litre each
Lunch Box 1 Nos (Good quality, for using in trek)
Poncho/Umbrella 1 Nos

HEAD TO TOE

Cap/Hat 1 Nos
Woollen/ Fleece Cap 1 Nos
Headlamp/ Hand torch 1 Nos (carry extra batteries)
Sun Glasses Proper UV protection sun glasses with side cover
Head Buff/Neck Gaiter 1 Nos
Woollen/Fleece Gloves 1 Pair
Cap/Hat 1 Nos
Woollen/Fleece Cap 1 Nos
Water Proof Gloves 1 Pair
Cotton & woollen socks 4 pairs (Depends on the trek days)
Gaiters 1 Pair (Only for certain treks. Protrek team will notify you, if required)
Floaters/Flip Flops 1 Pair (Quick dry and light weight)
Trekking Shoes 1 Pair (Water Resistant, high ankle with good grip)

CLOTHING

T-Shirts 2 Full sleeves, 2 Half sleeves (Depends on the trek days) -avoid cotton
Thermal Wear 1 Pair
Headlamp/Hand torch 1 Nos (carry extra batteries)
Fleece Jacket 1 Nos
Down feather/Hollow Fill Jacket 1 Nos
Windproof Jacket & pant 1 Pair
Trek Pants/Track Pants 2 pairs(Depends on the trek days)Synthetic/polyester / Quick-drying fabrics such as spandex or nylon -avoid shorts/cotton

MISCELLANEOUS

Energy Bar + Snack Energy Bar, Dry Fruits, Nuts, Energy Drinks
Medical/First Aid Kit According to your Health measures
Sunscreen Lotion 30 - 50 SPF
Moisturizer As per usage
Lip Balm As per usage
Hand sanitizer As per usage
Quick Dry Towel 1 Nos, Light weight
Tooth Brush & Tooth Paste 1 Nos
Anti-fungal Powder As per usage
Toilet paper &Wet wipes As per usage