Conquering the summit of Kilimanjaro

Route program: conquering the summit of Kilimanjaro

  • 9 days
  • No visa needed
  • English
  • 3 211 € for two people
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Kilimanjaro is one of the best places in the world to take a family vacation, celebrate a meeting of old friends, organize teamwork, test your endurance or generate new ideas.
The highest peak of the African continent
Glacier-covered peaks, an impressive mass of green rainforests and dark canyons that cover the slopes of the volcano
One of the most beautiful sunrises in the world in the day of the assault
Unforgettable starry sky in high-altitude camps
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Day 1
  • Arrival. Preparation for the ascent, instruction

Arrival of the group at Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO), meeting of the tour participants by the representative of the host and transfer to the hotel.

The hotel has everything you need for your comfortable stay: cozy rooms, hot water, polite staff, swimming pool and internet.

In the evening, representatives of the host will hold a briefing with you and check your readiness for the ascent.

 

Day 2
  • Climb from Machame Gate to Machame Camp

In the morning, a guide with an escort team will arrive at your hotel, get to know you and hold a briefing, then you will move to the entrance of the Kilimanjaro National Park – Machame Gate (1800 m).

After a short procedure for obtaining permission to visit the park and registering with the rescue service, the group will begin the ascent to the Machame camp (3010 m). The trekking route includes a transition through the rainforest, where tropical showers may occur, so it is recommended to bring not only a change of clothes, but also raincoats.

It will be your first day at this height, so it is highly recommended that you follow these instructions:

• Avoid caffeine and alcohol

• Drink 4 liters or more of water daily (better to drink little but often)

• If signs of altitude sickness appear, take a tablet of Diamox. Most climbers take Diamox in the morning, before the start of the ascent, which reduces the discomfort of mountain sickness. It is recommended to consult with your doctor about the presence of allergic reactions.

At night, you may experience an uncomfortable feeling of acclimatization: due to a decrease in breathing activity, oxygen is supplied even less than during the day, and because the height, the probability of nausea and headache increase. Therefore, be attentive to your condition and contact your guide when the first signs of altitude sickness appear.

Height change: Machame Gate (1800m) – Machame Camp (3010m)

Trekking distance: 11 km

Trekking time: 5-7 hours

 

Day 3
  • Ascent from Machame Camp to Shira Camp

After breakfast, you will begin your ascent to the second high-altitude camp of the Shira (3845 m), on this day you will leave the rainforest and panoramas of the Shira plateau will open for the first time. Physically, trekking is not too difficult, but you can feel the change in height, so pay attention to your condition and remember that choosing the right trekking pace plays an important role in climbing.

Upon arrival at the camp, you can have lunch and have some rest, after which you will have to make an acclimatization hike towards the Lava Tower camp, with a climb of 300 m, and then descend back to the Shira camp, where a hot dinner will be already prepared for you.

Note: The acclimatization exit is an easy trek with a small climb in order to speed up the acclimatization process. Take acclimatization trips very seriously, they will help increase the chances of successfully conquering the summit of Kilimanjaro and protect you from the consequences of height sickness.

Ascent from Machame Camp to Shira Camp:

Altitude change: Camp Machame (3010 m) – Camp Shira (3845 m)

Tracking distance: 5 km

Tracking time: 4-5 hours

Acclimatization exit:

Altitude change: Camp Shira (3845m) – Key point on the way to Lava Tower camp (4120m)

Tracking distance: 2 km

Tracking time: 1-2 hours

 

Day 4
  • Ascent from the Shira camp to the Barranco camp

After breakfast, departure from the Shira camp (3845 m) and the beginning of the ascent to the key point of the route – Lava Tower (4630 m). You will have many ascents and descents, after which you will stop at the camp for the first time at a height of more than 4600 m, it will be difficult and some health problems may arise, but for good acclimatization you need to spend at least 1-2 hours here, so it will be an organized lunch for you at this place.

Next, you will descend to the Barranco camp (3960 m), where you will have a view of the famous Barranco wall, which impresses with its size and sheerness! The next day you will have to conquer it, but don’t worry because it has a very easy hiking trail.

Note: If one or more participants feel unwell, the group may refuse to cross the Lava Tower and shorten the route by going along the porter road. In this case, you will not have to go to the mark of 4630 meters, it remains only to pass the maximum height of 4400 meters.

Altitude change: Camp Shira (3845 m) – Lava Tower (4630 m) – Camp Barranco (3960 m)

Tracking distance: 11 km

Tracking time: 6-8 hours

 

Day 5
  • Ascent from Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

Early rise, breakfast and start climbing the Barranco Wall (it is recommended to leave early for not to be in the bustle of other groups). Climbing the wall of the gorge (barrancos) is not difficult and takes only about 1 hour, after climbing you can take a break, take photos against the backdrop of the Kibo volcano.

Then a more difficult trekking to the Karanga camp begins, as there will be constant descents and ascents on the way, but do not worry, the guide will try to find the best pace for you. After you climb to the camp, you will be offered a hot lunch. After a couple of hours, you will have to make an acclimatization hike towards the Barafu camp with a climb of 200 m and descend back to the camp.

Ascent from Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp:

Heights change: Camp Barranco (3960 m) – Camp Karanga (4035 m)

Tracking distance: 5 km

Tracking time: 4-5 hours

Acclimatization exit: 

Altitude change: Karanga camp (4035m) – Key point on the way to Barafu camp (4270m)

Tracking distance: 2.5 km

Tracking time: 1-2 hours

Day 6
  • Ascent from Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

In the morning breakfast will be prepared for you, after which the ascent to the Barafu assault camp (4640 m) will begin, from which you will have a night assault on Uhuru peak (5895 m). Our team will set up a camp for you in advance, prepare tents and sleeping bags so that you can relax.

After you gain strength, you will have to make an acclimatization hike to the Kosovo intermediate assault camp (4800 m) and descend back to Barafa, where a hot dinner will be prepared for you. The best way to spend the rest of the time is resting and getting a good night’s sleep before the night assault on the summit.

Ascent from Karanga camp to Barafu camp: 

Altitude change: Karanga camp (4035 m) – Barafu camp (4640 m)

Tracking distance: 6 km

Tracking time: 4-5 hours

Acclimatization exit: 

Altitude change: Camp Barafu (4640 m) – Camp Kosovo (4800 m)

Tracking distance: 2 km

Tracking time: 1-2 hours

Ascent from Karanga camp to Barafu camp: 

Altitude change: Karanga camp (4035 m) – Barafu camp (4640 m)

Tracking distance: 6 km

Tracking time: 4-5 hours

Acclimatization exit:

Altitude change: Camp Barafu (4640 m) – Camp Kosovo (4800 m)

Tracking distance: 2 km

Tracking time: 1-2 hours

 

Day 7
  • Assault on Uhuru Peak and descent to Millennium Camp

Night exit from the Barafu camp (4640 m) and the beginning of the assault on the summit of Kilimanjaro – Uhuru peak (5895 m). Climbing is technically quite simple, the height is a much more serious problem! Throughout the ascent, each pair of participants will be assigned their own guide who will monitor your physical and moral condition (if you wish, after a successful exit to Uhuru Peak, you can also go down to the nearest glacier). Next, you will return to the Barafu camp, where you will have a two-hour rest, after which you will continue the descent to the Millennium camp (3820 m).

Note:

Do not forget, 90% of accidents happen on the descent, all broken legs/arms were injured on the descent. Also pay great attention to the legs, you can knock down the nails on the fingers.

Altitude change: Barafu Camp (4640m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Millennium Camp (3820m)

Tracking distance: 15 km

Tracking time: 8-12 hours

 

Day 8
  • Descent from Millennium Camp to Mweka Gate

The camp is located in the rainforest, waking up in the morning, you will feel the relief of lowering the height and the satisfaction of conquering the summit. You will be offered a hot breakfast and the descent to the exit from the National Park – Mweka Gate (1680 m) will begin. After descending, the team will gather to congratulate you, and after this it will be possible to leave your impressions of the ascent in the general journal. Afterwards, commemorative certificates will be handed out and transfer will take you to the hotel.

Altitude change: Camp Millennium (3820 m) – Mweka Gate (1680 m)

Day 9
  • Flight to Kiev

Breakfast in the hotel

Check-out and flight to Kyiv

 

The cost of the program includes:
  • Flight Kyiv-Doha-Kilimanjaro-Doha-Kyiv (with a small bag and large hand luggage up to 10 kg);
  • Transfer airport-hotel-airport;
  • Guide services;
  • Transport during the whole program;
  • The entire excursion program along the route with transfers (optional);
  • Accommodation in the chosen hotel;
  • Medical insurance.
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5 days
No visa needed
3 211 € for two people
    Notes:
  • *The host has the right to change the hotels indicated in the program to other hotels of the same category.
  • *The host party reserves the right to change the order of excursions subject to the tour program.
  • * Prices may be changed, the final cost of the tour will be indicated when confirming all services and checking the cost of flights on the date of booking the tour
  • *The host party is not responsible for breakfasts missed in hotels when checking out early in the morning in case of an early flight or excursion
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