Kilimanjaro group climb - 23rd of December - confirmed departure
Would you like to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro but not do this on your own - join our confirmed group departure on the 23rd of December via the Machame Route in 6 days.
Below, we go through the adventure day-by-day, giving you a better feel of the adventure.
Day 1: Day 1 - 23rd of December
You will be collected from Moshi at 8:30 am and depart for Machame gate, once park fees have been paid, you will enter into the cover of the natural rain forest which surrounds the lower reaches of Kilimanjaro. This part of the walk is very gradual with great photo opportunities as the sun’s rays filter through the dense canopy overhead with chances of seeing black and white colobus monkey.
Hot water is provided to refresh yourself before dinner, enjoy the Mountain’s silence as night descends upon Machame Camp for your first night.
O/n Machame Camp - Altitude is 2980mts (L, D)
Day 2: Day 2 - 24th of December
After breakfast, break camp and with picnic lunch boxes continue your ascent leaving the Lushness of the rain Forest behind you. This part of the walk cuts up along various ridges which are dotted with scrubby low land bush this eventually gives way to the hardier Alpine Flora of the open plateau.
The walk will take you 5hrs - 6.5hrs including your picnic lunch, the views are stunning as you begin to gain altitude. On one side you have the soft outline of Kilimanjaro towering over you and off in the distance stand’s Mount Meru.
O/n Shira Camp - Altitude 3840mts (B, L, D)
Day 3: Day 3 - 25th of December
After breakfast, begin a gradual climb cutting your way through the low Alpine bush. Bird watching on these open slopes can be rewarding with several different type of birds of prey scouring the scrub for small mammals. The scenery will change to rusty red moraine fields as you continue on toward Lava tower 4630mts, finally descend to Baranco Camp. Lunch will be taken on route. This is a good day for acclimatization as you reach a higher altitude than that of Baranco, walking times average 5 - 7 hrs.
O/n Baranco Camp - Altitude 3900mts (B, L, D)
Day 4: Day 4 - 26th of December
After breakfast, begin the daunting climb up Baranco wall, it looks far worse than it is – continue steadily to Karanga camp. Enjoy a hot lunch on arrival followed by relaxation or head out on a side walk of the area – your guide will advice. Continue towards Barafu. Relax and soak up the vistas below you. Rest and try and get some sleep, you will be woken at around midnight for your final challenge.
O/n Barafu Camp - Altitude 4600mts (B, L, D)
Day 5: Day 5 - 27th of December
Gear up and start your ascent to the highest peak in Africa (Uhuru Peak) this stands at (5895m). Have your camera’s ready for when the sun winks a sleepy eye at you. After you’ve done the victory dance on the summit. Start the descent to Barafu Camp for breakfast and a short rest. Proceed down toward Millennium Camp cutting through lowland grasses and scrub. Break for picnic lunch and refreshments continuing down to Mweka camp or depending on descent pace and how the legs feel, Millennium Camp.
O/n Mweka Camp - Altitude 2985 mts (B, L, D)
Day 6: Day 6 - 28th of December
After breakfast, proceed back down into the forest, a beautiful walk again offering good bird watching opportunities, there are some good view points en route to the valley below. Continue down to the gate, for champagne brunch. Here you will meet one of our vehicles that will transfer you to you to Arusha town, end of services (accommodation booked by yourself)
Note: O/N = Overnight, B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
|Amount of persons:||Price p.p. (usd):|
|2 people sharing||2150.-|
|3 people sharing||1880.-|
|4 people sharing||1785.-|
|5 people sharing||1785.-|
|6 people sharing||1745.-|
|Note: prices are based on two adults and indicative.|
- Meals as stipulated |B Breakfast, L Lunch, D Dinner
- Emergency Evacuation Cover
- All transfers and activities as mentioned above
- Water, Tea and Coffee During the Climb
- Campsite fees, 2 man Tents, Sleeping mats
- Visa and airport departure tax
- Items of personal nature and not mentioned in the above itinerary
- Tips for Guides, Assistant Guides, Porters and Cooks
- Sleeping bags
- Pre/post climb accommodation
- Airport transfers
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