- Trip Outline
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Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest single free-standing mountain above sea level in the world: 5,895 metres (19,341 ft). This snow-capped peak of Africa is a dormant volcano.
It is part of the Kilimanjaro National Park that houses among other animals, elephants, cape buffaloes, and indigenous species such as the Kilimanjaro shrew and the chameleon Kinyongia tavetana. The Tussock Grassland is an area on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro that contains many unique species of vegetation.
At the base of the mountain, the average temperature is around 21 to 27 °C and at the summit, Uhuru Peak, the night time temperatures can range between -7 to -29 degrees Celsius. Rainfall during November is high with an average of 110mm (4.3 inches).
Kilimanjaro requires minimum of 6 nights 7 days on the Mountain and a day in Arusha post the trek, so 7 nights in Africa minus travelling.
You can also add 2 days of safari (highly recommended if you’ve come all the way) to your itinerary, taking the total time required to 9 days
How are we making your experience better?
- Our trip leaders are certified Wilderness First Responders and are capable of handling medical emergencies in the wilderness.
- Our guides are trained naturalists and love sharing information about the local flora and fauna and also the culture.
- Our team consists of Professional, experienced, licensed Mountain guides and Honest, hardworking, team-oriented support staff
- We take daily pulse and oxygen saturation monitoring
- We carry emergency oxygen cylinders and well-equipped first aid medical kits
Kilimanjaro can be done from 7 different routes.
Here’s all the info about the routes –
|Marangu||Hut||Moderate||Easy||Bad||Least||Less||Less||5N – 6D||Low|
|Machame||Tent||Most||Difficult||Good||Moderate||High||High||6N – 7D||High|
|Lemosho||Tent||High||Difficult||Good||Most||High||High||7N – 8D||Highest|
|Londross||Tent||High||Moderate||Bad||Moderate||Less||No||6N – 7D||Moderate|
|Umbwe||Tent||Low||Difficult||Bad||Moderate||Moderate||Moderate||6N – 7D||Low|
|Rangoi||Tent||Least||Easy||Good||Most||Most||Most||6N – 7D||Moderate|
Day 1 - Arrive in Arusha and drive to base
Overnight in Hotel
Day 2 to Day 6 - Trek
Overnights in Tent.
D7 - Trek finishes and you drive to Arusha.
Overnight in Hotel.
Day 8 - Depart to airport after breakfast OR go for safari to Norongoro crater (famous for lions, buffalos, cheetahs etc)
Overnight in camp
Day 9 - Morning Safari to Tarangire National park (famous for elephants , giraffe, zebra etc).
Evening drop to airport by 4pm. Can take the 6pm flight out.
Route - We will take the Rangoi route (the most offbeat) which is very scenic, full of wildlife spotting opportunities, least crowded and boasts a good summit ratio.
1. The expedition will be lead by Ankit Naithani
2. We will send you preparation chart and follow up with preparations so that you get a good shot at summit
3. The arrangements will be comfortable, 2 in a tent, good healthy food and strong knowledgeable guides.
4. We have kept extra days and enough buffer (unlike other itineraries out there) which gives you a good chances to summit.
P.S. - Cheaper itineraries out in the market have very low success summit ratios
5. We have Indianised food arrangements to appeal to your taste buds.
- Airport pick up and drop off
- Standard hotel accommodation (twin sharing)
- All mountain fees, entry, camping, rescue
- Meals for the duration of the trip
- Guide and expertise charges
- Team including support staff, cooks, porters
- Rentals for all common gear provided to you like tent, kitchen tents, table and chairs
- Rentals for climbing gear such as ropes, anchors, crampons etc.
- 5% GST
- Meals or drinks purchased by participants during the travel or trek
- Rentals for personal gear (Refer things to get section- Things to Carry for Long Summer Treks)
- Trek insurance
- Any extra government charges. (There aren’t any as of now)
- Flight/Train/Bus ticket till Tanzania.
- Lunch and dinner in Arusha (500 inr per meal)
- Tips for staff (approx 10k)
Ideally Kilimanjaro International Airpot
Indian citizens get Visa on arrival. You can also apply for e-Visa online. Check link - https://visa.immigration.go.tz/
Mid December to Mid March June to Mid October
Three months of dedicated training is required to prepare for Kilimanjaro for an active individual.
There are permanent toilet structures made on the Mountain which are fairly clean and well-maintained.
Tarangire National Park and Norongoro Crater