Hiking Kilimanjaro Tours
We offer trips to Mt. Kilimanjaro, with low costs and various routes to take, and so much more.
This adventurous Tanzania safari starts and finishes at Kilimanjaro International Airport.
On arrival you will be welcomed by one of our delegates at Kilimanjaro International Airport who will transfer you to a hotel in the Arusha Hotel. The good-looking small Arusha town located at the under the high peaks of Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro, is prominent as a safari capital in Tanzania. Spend the entire afternoon together with your mountain-guide, getting ready for your mountain climb. Overnight in an ordinary room in an Arusha Hotel (Breakfast)
Drive to Machame Gate, and there the climb will begin. hike through the lower verdant rainforest up to the Machame Hut, and this may take the entire day. The camp is located at an elevation of 3 000 meters / 9,845 feet.
Traverse the valley and stream, before ascending up the ridge. The trail later descends into the river gorge prior to a gentler ascent to the moorland on the Shira-Plateau. Camp adjacent to the Shira Hut at an elevation of 3,840 meters or 12,600 feet.
The Beauty of Kilimanjaro Climbing
Trek through the characteristic mount Kilimanjaro vegetation, up to an elevation of about 4,600 meters or 15,090 feet prior to another descent. On a clear day, you can be able to sight at the Lava-Tower as well as the far-away glaciers. The trail into the verdant Barranco Valley is very rewarding with sights of the Kibo peak. Camp close to the Barranco Hut at an elevation of 3,950 meters or 12,969 feet.
Climb the Barranco wall, and traverse the scree as well as ridges all the way to Karanga Valley at 4,100 meters or 13,450 feet, with magnificent sights of the Western-Breach as well as the southern glacier. enjoy lunch at the stunning camp prior to a short acclimatization walk.
Continue up the morraine ridge with impressive sights of the southern-glaciers as well as the glacial valleys. Arrive at the camp for lunch, and spend the afternoon time to unwinding and preparing for the summit the following day. The guide will in the evening brief you regarding the ultimate ascent.
Attempt on the peak happens in the early hours of the morning. Walk through the Ratzel as well as the Rebmann glaciers to arrive at Stella point. Carry on to the Uhuru peak at 5,896 meters or 19,345 feet and marvel at the rising sun right on Africa’s roof. The descent journey is rather lengthy and later camp at Mweka at an elevation of about 3,100 meters or 10,170 feet.
The ultimate descent goes through the heath section on the lower-mountain that merges into a rainforest.
A vehicle will be waiting at Mweka Gate you will find a safari-vehicle plus our guide waiting for you and you will be transferred to Arusha into a Hotel, where you will unwind and spend the night.
After a hefty breakfast you will be transferred to the airport, and this will end your wonderful Kilimanjaro adventure.
Insiders Guide to Hike Mountain Kilimanjaro
Not too long ago an smart group of ladies journeyed with Real Africa to ascend Mt. Kilimanjaro within Tanzania intended for charity. All of them arrived at the top with success and got a lot of money for the charity in doing this. Congratulations Fiona as well as your friends! I as well have 3 friends that have climbed it last year alone, even my brother mastered it a couple of years ago and its reputation appears to be constantly increasing. Now what exactly is the attraction of Mt. Kili?
To begin with the Tanzanian landscape is just impressive. Observing the sunrise at daybreak over Africa spread out just before you is one of those impressive moments in one’s life. Mt. Kilimanjaro stands out as the highest mountain in Africa at 20,000 feet as well as the highest possible free-standing mountain on the globe. It really is comprised of 3 distinct volcanic peaks, Kibo, Mawenzi and Shira and The last 2 are extinct however Kibo is just dormant and might perhaps erupt again eventually. Standing with snow within the center of Africa is a nice wonderful experience. Even though it isn’t really the situation permanently as the snow cover is diminishing each year because of global warming and also might be wiped out within Twenty years time.
Second of all the physical difficult task. The excursion normally takes about 10 to12 days and then you climb for approximately nine of these. You ascend through all kinds of landscapes on the excursion beginning with cultivated farmland, via rainforest, then into heath plus moorland, prior to arriving at the alpine desert and eventually the arctic peak. It begins hot and continues to become extremely cold and this may be difficult in itself. Even so spare an idea for Bernard Goosen from South African who has ascended Mt Kili within a specially tailored wheelchair! Roughly 25,000 people make an effort to summit Mt. kili every year and approximately 66 % are successful. Those who do not succeed have normally been troubled by awful altitude sickness. Even so it is a smart idea to simply attempt this excursion in case fit or right after you have accomplished some form of aerobic training to ensure you take advantage of this trip.
Thirdly the organized trip implies you have help all the way. The Porters will carry all your camping equipment that will need and direct you up the challenging parts of the ascend. Normally a group of approximately 15 to 25 porters will go along with a small team and they’ll carry everything on your behalf. They travel ahead to put together camp every night ensuring that things are ready as well as in place by the point you find them. They will be looked after very well.
Lastly, are you aware that nearly every climber that has arrived at the Uhuru Peak, which is the highest peak on Kibo’s crater edge, has documented a note within a book which is kept in a wooden box at the peak of the mountain? So that will probably be a truly interesting read!