7 Days Tour
Day 1: Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut
Day 2: Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut
Day 3: Horombo Hut to Mawenzi Hut to Horombo Hut
Day 4: Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut
Day 5: Kibo Hut to Summit to Horombo Hut
Day 6: Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate
The seven day Machame variation is the ideal schedule for this route. On the 7 day Machame route, the trek from Barranco to Barafu is broken up into two days, allowing for a short day just prior to the summit attempt. This is important because summit day begins very early, around midnight, so climbers are sleep deprived going into the toughest day on the mountain. By having a short day beforehand, climbers can be better rested. The 7 day Machame route is highly recommended and used by most prominent Kilimanjaro operators.
Machame Gate to Machame Camp
Elevation (ft): 5,400ft to 9,400ft
Distance: 11 km
Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
Habitat: Rain Forest
The drive from Moshi to the Mount Kilimanjaro National Park Gate takes about 50 minutes. The journey passes through the village of Machame which is located on the lower slopes of the mountain. We now leave the park gate and walk through the rain forest on a winding trail up a ridge. Lower down, the trail can be muddy and slippery. Gaiters and trekking poles are a good idea here. We continue a short distance until we reach the Machame Camp.
Machame Camp to Shira Camp
Elevation (ft): 9,400ft to 12,500ft
Distance: 5 km
Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
After breakfast, we leave the glades of the rain forest and continue on an ascending path, crossing the little valley walking along a steep rocky ridge, covered with heather, until the ridge ends. The route now turns west onto a river gorge. Time for rest, dinner, and overnight at the Shira campsite.
Horombo Hut (3,720m/12,200ft) to Mawenzi Hut (4,600m/15,100ft) to Horombo Hut (3,720m/12,200ft)
Elevation Gain and Loss: 880 meters, 2,900 feet
Day three is an acclimatization day. We suggest hiking all the way to Mawenzi Hut to allow for maximum acclimatization. The hike will increase your chances of reaching Uhuru Peak, and also reward you with magnificent views of Kibo. Return to Horombo for a late lunch. Spend the afternoon and evening relaxing at Horombo.
Shira Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp
Elevation (ft): 12,500ft to 13,000ft
Distance: 10 km
Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
Habitat: Semi Desert
From the Shira Plateau, we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the “Shark’s Tooth.” Shortly after the tower, we come to the second junction which brings us up to the Arrow Glacier at an altitude of 16,000ft. We now continue down to the Barranco Hut at an altitude of 13,000ft. Here we rest, enjoy dinner, and overnight. Although you end the day at the same elevation as when you started, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.
Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
Elevation (ft): 13,100ft to 15,300ft
Distance: 4 km
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert
After breakfast, we leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the Barafu Hut. At this point, you have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest, enjoy dinner, and prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are to be seen from this position.
Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Hut
Elevation (ft): 15,300ft to 19,345ft (and down to 10,000ft)
Distance: 5 km ascent / 12 km descent
Hiking Time: 7-8 hours ascent / 4-6 hours descent
Very early in the morning (midnight to 2am), we continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. You head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. At Stella Point (18,600 ft), you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see (weather permitting). From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all they way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit. At Uhuru Peak, you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. Faster hikers will see the sunrise from the summit. From the summit, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site, stopping at Barafu for lunch. You will want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.
Mweka Camp to Moshi
Elevation (ft): 10,000ft to 5,400ft
Distance: 10 km
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Rain Forest
After breakfast, we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy). From the gate, you continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet you at Mweka village to drive you back to hotel in Moshi.
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At Ascend Tazania, we are tremendously worried about your wellbeing as you.Read More
At Ascend Tazania, we are tremendously worried about your wellbeing as you, so we give fresh, hygienic food on your safari visits. The greater part of our Tanzania safaris are full board which incorporates breakfast, lunch and supper. Eateries at lodges and camps serve these suppers. Depending upon the lodge or camp, food is ordinarily served in restaurant dining-hall or dining-tent. Chiefly, the suppers are frequently served in type of buffets, where you have the alternative to eat, what you like from various dishes. A few lodges and camps additionally serve individually, where you can arrange food according to your taste.
The eateries at lodgings and camps serve cooking styles from everywhere from all over the world along with authenticate local cuisine. So on the off chance that you are foodie, you can attempt some local dishes and take an essence of Africa with you to your home.
Most safari lodges oblige dietary necessities, so you require not stress, regardless of whether you have intolerances, hypersensitivities, are gluten-free or follow a unique eating regimen! In any case, it is always advisable to tell the camps or hotels of any dietary prerequisites at the time of booking so they can prepared for this.
Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) or Altitude sickness is the most common health issue.Read More
Acute Mountain Sickness or Altitude sickness is the most common health issue that most trekkers face while summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro. It occurs when you walk or climb to a higher elevation, or altitude, too quickly.
At Kilimanjaro, AMS occurs at very high altitudes points, such as the Gilman’s Point, Stella Point or on the Summit of Kilimanjaro. AMS can be treated quickly, by taking the person suffering down to a lower altitude. Therefore it is recommended to start your trek with a slow pace at the beginning to avoid altitude sickness. Also by adding extra time to acclimatise to the high altitude and by staying hydrated (drinking at least 3-4 liters of water every day) during the trek, it can be prevented. You can also take preventative medicine for it with your doctors’ consultation.
If you sense any of the above symptoms during your climb to the peak of Kilimanjaro, then immediately consult with your tour guide, so that they can help and prevent the situation to become worse as sometimes if Altitude Sickness can be life threatening.
Private Toilets Tents are long stand tent which has a transportable chemical toilet unit.Read More
Private Toilets Tents are long stand tent which has a transportable chemical toilet unit which is conveyed by a porter on a trail. These toilet units can be effortlessly dismantled and have a seat and flush. These toilets are increasingly sterile, perfect and agreeable substitute for the poor open toilet services on Mount Kilimanjaro.
In this way, in the event that you intend to summit Kilimanjaro and are stressed over utilizing toilets, don't be concerned as Ascend Tanzania gives private toilets tents services in their Mt Kilimanjaro trek package.
Mount Kilimanjaro can be ascended lasting through the year due to its proximity to the equator.Read More
The principle trekking seasons on Kilimanjaro relate with the mountain's two 'dry' seasons, i.e, January to mid-March and June to October. These are considered to be the best time to scale Kilimanjaro as the temperature will be slightly higher, skies will be blue and brilliant and there will be less rainfall.
Kilimanjaro can also trek in the wet seasons, i.e. April-May, which is regularly called the 'long blustery season' or essentially the 'long downpours' and November-mid-December. Obviously, the climate conditions may not be perfect and there is a lot higher possibility you'll experience rain. The summits of Kibo and Mawenzi are probably going to be wreathed in thick cloud as well.
Most trekkers will, in general, abstain from climbing amid the wet seasons however the bold and avid adventurer among you may discover this time superbly suits you as even the most well-known route will offer you isolation, harmony and serenity. The possibility of an 'Alpinesque' snow-topped summit will pull in experienced explorers as well.
Inquisitively, one of the most popular time periods for trekking Kilimanjaro is during Christmas and New Year, when the climate is a long way from perfect.
You can encounter differed climatic temperature while you scale Mt. Kilimanjaro.Read More
You can encounter differed climatic temperature while you scale Mt. Kilimanjaro because of the changed Climatic zones of Mt. Kilimanjaro. The temperatures vary profoundly with the adjustment in heights and times of the day. Similarly, precipitation on the mountain shifts from dry to moist to wet.
Mount Kilimanjaro has five unmistakable atmosphere zones. Prominently, each zone has its very own particular climate designs. Recorded beneath are the distinctive climatic zones of Mt. Kilimanjaro which you climb while your trail to the pinnacle of Kilimanjaro.
This most minimal raised climatic zone, which is described by prairies, developed land and populated human settlements. The area gets the most noteworthy precipitation every year. It is fundamentally utilized for development. It is arranged between the elevation scope of 2,600 and 6,000 ft.
This is the climatic zone where the vast majority of the trekkers start their rising to summit Mt Kilimanjaro. The height scope of this zone is 6,000 to 9,200 ft. Like the developed zone, this zone likewise gets high precipitation. In any case, the south and the east side of the mountain gets the most extreme measure of the rain. Because of which the backwoods is profound here than toward the north side of the mountain. Widely varied vegetation are different in this zone. In any case, it is difficult to detect the creatures. However, you can spot monkeys, primates, elephants, leopards, dark rhinoceros, giraffes, bison and mongooses can be seen in this zone.
This zone creatures with Heather zone and closures with the Moorland zone. The zone is described by heath-like vegetation and bounteous wildflowers. The temperatures here are erratic. The temperature amid daytime can transcend 100° F (40oC), be that as it may, it dips under solidifying (32° F or 0° C) during the evening. The precipitation turns out to be less in this zone, yet you can see mists drifting at your eye level.
The fourth zone is the Alpine Desert zone. The height of this zone starts at around 13,000 ft. what's more, proceeds up to 16,000 ft. Consistent with its name, this zone gets under 200mm precipitation every year. The temperature of this zone is exceptionally brutal, dry, and breezy. The air is thin in the zone. Water is insufficient here. Aside from a few grasses and greeneries assortment, no other vegetation is found in this zone.
The last zone houses the Kibo and Mawenzi tops, portrayed by high height ice conditions. The temperature is outrageous in the zone with the hot sun amid the day and solidifying chilly evenings. The precipitation is additionally low in the region. Life is rare in this zone as the oxygen level drops half of what they were on the lower compasses of the mountain. The zone is secured with ice sheets cut spreads which are quickly exhausting.
Private Toilets Tents are long stand tent which has a transportable chemical toilet unit.Read More
Despite the fact that porters convey your nourishment, tent and other gear.Read More
Despite the fact that porters convey your nourishment, tent and other gear, yet at the same time there a few things that you have to convey in your daypack which are fundamental for your smooth trail to Kilimanjaro like your electronic contraptions, provided that don't convey your types of gear, at that point you probably won't discover there substitution on your approach to summit. In this way, it is best to pack your own arrangement of fundamental hardware contraptions.
Here are arrangements of electronic devices fundamental for your Kilimanjaro trek:
Cell phone isn't only an electronic devices yet as of late it has turned into an individual's reality as it just interfaces with our precious ones yet additionally store our information, surf net and furthermore remain connected with the digital world. Along these lines, while trekking likewise on the off chance that you have to refresh your loved ones about your advancement, you can simply refresh them through your telephone.
Power Bank is fundamental as it charges your telephones and camera batteries as these run out rapidly on high elevations. It is additionally prescribed to convey sun oriented charged power banks, with the goal that it tends to be energized by sunlight based power.
You can convey a smaller than usual MP3 player or iPod with you to keep you engage on your trek you may get exhausted and tuning in to music additionally unwinds and feel motivated.
As everybody realizes that a photos talks a huge number of words. What's more, with the all-encompassing perspectives of Mt. Kilimanjaro, you would prefer not to miss from catching it. In this way, bear in mind to pack it in your unit.
The reason for medical problems is for the most part because of the difference in height and climate.Read More
While climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, there are conceivable out comes that you may confront some test including some wellbeing related issues amid your trek. The reason for these medical problems is for the most part because of the difference in height and climate.
This is the most widely recognized medical problem that most climbers confront while summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro. Acute Mountain Sickness happens when you achieve high heights, for instance, Gilman's Point, Stella Point or on the Summit of Kilimanjaro. Be that as it may, it tends to be dealt with rapidly, by bringing the individual enduring down to a lower height. In any case, the sickness can be dodged by beginning with a moderate pace toward the start of your trek, adding additional opportunity to adjust to the high height and by drinking no less than 3-4 liters of water each day amid the trek. Protection prescription accessible are likewise accessible, yet it is best to counsel your specialist before you take these drugs.
Hypothermia happens when the body's temperature drops definitely, anyway it very well may be stayed away from with consideration. The correct garments and hardware are basic in the anticipation of Hypothermia. Keeping garments from getting wet, either by sweat or from the rain. Layering dress is additionally an astounding thought. The treatment of hypothermia isn't troublesome and somebody enduring with it ought to be conveyed to a shielded zone at the earliest opportunity. Following which all the wet garments ought to be expelled from the injured individual's body before putting them inside three hiking beds for warmth, ideally with someone else to enable raise to body temperature.
While you trek Mt. Kilimanjaro you come in direct contact of UV beams of the Sun, which causes serious sunburn if legitimate consideration isn't taken. So while trekking Mt. Kilimanjaro it is prescribed to utilize +30 SPF sunscreen cream. Wearing a wide cap which covers your face and wearing UV defensive shades ideally with a side board.
Sick fitting boots or new boots that have not been worn in will harm feet, bringing about agony and rankling. So it is essential to wear a reasonable combine of footwear. The toenails ought to be kept short so they don't rub or catch on your socks. In the event that you build up a rankle, rapidly evacuate the boot and treat it with zinc oxide tape or a legitimate mortar.
For successful summit of Kilimanjaro, one of the imperative prerequisites is Climbing Checklist.Read More
For successful summit of Kilimanjaro, one of the imperative prerequisites of is as to be appropriately prepared and well equipped with all the essentials needed during your trek.
We have spilt our Kilimanjaro gear list a number of key sections for your convenience.
The significance of having capable, high quality guides and porters can't be exaggerated with regards to climbing Mt.Read More
Ascend Tanzania utilizes local guides, every one of whom have gotten extensive training in medical aid, mountain rescue, and have knowledge about the vast flora and fauna and history of East Africa. And all our Kilimanjaro tour operators are registered with Kilimanjaro National Park (KINAPA) and have years of experience to their credits.
Our senior guides have had at least 5 years’ experience as mountain guides on Mt Kilimanjaro and have summited the mountain over 100 times each. They lead trips with knowledge of the mountain and a passion for what they do. They also receive regular training during the off-season, so you can count of having some of the best-trained guides on the mountain.
The average temperature at the foot of the mountain is 25° to 30° C. On the summit, it can range from -12° to 10° C.Read More