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Classic Kilimanjaro Trek tour
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Classic Kilimanjaro Trek

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Travel Style: For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
7 days
From: $ 2,159 $ 308 / day
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Experience stunning panoramic views on one of the world’s most renowned treks when you join us on this iconic climb of Africa’s tallest mountain, Mt Kilimanjaro

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
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Cities & Attractions

Mt. Kilimanjaro

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Trip Includes

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • All transport and transfers
  • 24-hour airport arrival & departure transfer service
  • Services of local representatives in Moshi/Arusha
  • Fully licensed mountain guide and trekking crew
  • Flying doctor insurance cover
  • Meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 4 dinners
  • Coffee and tea are included. Soft drinks, mineral water and alcoholic drinks must be paid for locally
  • National park entry fees and hut/camp accommodation fees
  • Rescue fees/park commission

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Itinerary

Day 1, Arrive Moshi
Today we meet in Moshi - if you are flying in to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), we will arrange an airport transfer for you. If you are making your own way to Moshi please advise your estimated arrival time in order to organize the briefing. If the weather is favourable we might get a first glimpse of the world’s tallest freestanding mountain, Mt Kilimanjaro (5 895 m). When you arrive at the hotel you will have some time to relax. One of our representatives will brief you on what to expect in the upcoming week.
| OVERNIGHT:
Springlands Hotel or similar
| MEALS:
None
| EXTRAS:
Single Room Supplement, Extra night - pre-tour

Day 2, Kilimanjaro National Park, Mandara Hut
1700m to 2740m (5500ft to 9000ft). 7km, 4-5 hours. Mountain forest After breakfast and briefing, drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (45 minutes), register and commence the climb. Walk through the rainforest to the Mandara encampment located at 9000 ft / 2740 m. A side trip to Maundi Crater is a good way to see the surroundings including Northern Tanzania and Kenya. In the rainforest, look for towering Eucalyptus trees, bird life, and Colobus monkeys.
| OVERNIGHT:
Mandara Hut
| MEALS:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3, Kilimanjaro National Park, Horombo Hut
2700m to 3700m (9000ft to 12,100ft). 11km, 6-8 hours. Heathland After about 1 hour hike, you will leave the glades of the rainforest and follow an ascending path on the open moorlands to the Horombo encampment. Views of Mawenzi and the summit of Kibo are amazing. Look for giant lobelias and groundsels. You will start to feel the affects of the altitude. If you wish to extend you trek, here you can spend an extra day resting at Horombo or climbing the small peak of Mawenzi.
| OVERNIGHT:
Horombo Hut
| MEALS:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kibo (4,020m)
3700m to 4700m (12,100ft to 15,400ft). 10km, 6-8 hours. Alpine Desert Ascending, we now pass the last watering point, walking onto the saddle of Kilimanjaro between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. Vegetation begins with upper heathland but then disappears into "moonscape". Dinner, rest, and prepare for summit climb.
| OVERNIGHT:
Kibo Hut
| MEALS:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5, Kilimanjaro National Park Uhuru Peak (Summit 5,895m)
4700m to 5895m and down to 3700m (15,400ft to 19,300ft and down to 12,100ft) 4 km up / 14 km down, 10-15 hours. Alpine Desert Very early in the morning (midnight to 2am), commence the climb to the summit on steep and heavy scree or snow up to Gilman's point located on the crater rim at 18640 ft / 5861 m (4-7 hours). Continuing, we now ascend to Uhuru Peak, which is the highest point in Africa 19340 ft / 5895 m (1-2 hours). Unbelievable views at every turn. Get your picture taken at the summit to show your friends. From here, we now descend, stopping for lunch and a rest at Kibo before continuing on to the Horombo encampment for dinner and overnight (1-2 hours). The beginning of this climb is done in the dark and requires headlamps or flashlights. It will be very cold until you start descending, so you will need all of your warm layers. This is, by far, the most difficult part of the trek with many switchbacks. "Pole pole" and an optimistic attitude will get you there!
| OVERNIGHT:
Horombo Hut
| MEALS:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6, Kilimanjaro National Park, Moshi
3700m to 1700m (12,100ft to 5500ft). 18km, 5-7 hours After breakfast, A steady descent takes us down through moorland to Mandara Hut (2,700m.), the first stopping place at the Marangu route. Continue descending through lovely lush forest on a good path to the National Park gate at Marangu (1,830 m.). 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).A vehicle will meet you at Marangu village to drive you back to Moshi. Overnight at Springlands hotel or similar
| OVERNIGHT:
Moshi Hotel
| MEALS:
Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7, Moshi, Departure transfer
Free time until your departure
airport transfer.
| OVERNIGHT:
None
| MEALS:
Breakfast
| EXTRAS:
Extra night - post-tour

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Intimate Group - 12 max

Maximum Number of People in Group: 10

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  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Drinks, snacks and other personal expenses (e.g. laundry)
  • Tips for trekking crew and porters (budget USD 130)
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