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Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro is the highest point in Africa and one of the 7 summits. A superb challenge for fit trekkers, aspiring mountaineers and adventure seekers. Jambo, jambo!

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    Duration

    9 Days

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    Start Location

    Kilimanjaro International Airport, Tanzania

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    Date(s)

    All year

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    Price

    €3676

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CLIMB TO 'THE ROOF OF AFRICA'

Climbing Kilimanjaro is a must for any mountain and adventure enthusiast as it provides a very unique climbing experience. The flora, fauna and landscape around you changes continuously as the journey takes you higher towards the summit, eventually reaching the highest point at 5895m above sea level.

We work closely with our local team in Tanzania, who have countless successful expeditions under their belt and importantly to us are leaders in running professional and ethical Kilimanjaro trips. This is a 7 day Kilimanjaro ascent starting at Machame gate and ascending via Stella Point. These trips are run by our knowledgeable and professional guides that go through bi-annual training specifically for this peak. Our logistics team at base camp monitors your trip from start to finish and are on hand to provide assistance at all times.

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YOUR ADVENTURE STARTS HERE

WHO IS THIS FOR?

Anyone who has good previous hill walking/ hiking experience and a good level of fitness. You can expect rough, rocky footpaths in more remote areas. You may encounter snow or straight forward glacier crossings and you will be above 3000m for days at a time. Endurance is key to successful mountaineering several days in a row.

A typical day requires 6-8 hours of climbing, and summit days can be longer.

Not sure whether you're ready? No sweat! Drop us a note and we'll be happy to talk it through with you. 

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    Duration

    9 Days

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    Start Location

    Kilimanjaro International Airport, Tanzania

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    Date(s)

    All year

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    Guide Ratio

    2:1

  • Ability

    Level A

    Level A

    You’re not quite sure where to start but you’re hungry for an adventure and can’t wait to get going. Bring it on!

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    Price

    €3676

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ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

Great news! Your place on this adventure is carbon offset along with our footprint in creating it. To learn more about what we're doing head to our 'about us' page.

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED FOR THIS CLIMB

Please note this is a guide and you may be required to rent or purchase last minute equipment on arrival dependent on the weather and changes in itinerary.

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FINER DETAILS

YOUR ADVENTURE PACKAGE 

On arrival day you meet with your guides and fellow climbers at the accommodation for a welcome briefing in the evening. Here you will have an opportunity to ask any last minute questions as well as share your pre trip excitement with your group.

What's Included?

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  • Created with Sketch. All accommodation and meals as described in the itinerary
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  • Created with Sketch. Portable toilet in camp, sleeping mat, guest tent, mess tent, table, and stools

What's not Included?

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This trip is running on the following dates

March 2021
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YOUR ACCOMMODATION

We know the importance of having a comfortable base and camps on this trip. That's why we've chosen this Safari lodge with it's super comfortable rooms and warm atmosphere. The perfect spot to rest up in-between your stays in the Kilimanjaro private camps.

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ILBORU SAFARI LODGE

Ilboru Safari Lodge is harmoniously woven into African Heritage, resting at the base of Mt Meru among banana fields and Maasai tribes. The quaint family run establishment is comfortable and the staff extremely friendly. Only minutes away from Arusha centre, but far enough to be in a sanctuary of gardens, where many endemic bird species fly by. Local charm blends with International conveniences and a pool!

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    Duration

    8 nights

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    Internet

    Wifi included

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    Beds

    Single and double available

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    Food

    Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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KILIMANJARO PRIVATE CAMP

Kilimanjaro Private Camp is set up every step of the way and ready for when you arrive into camp in the afternoon. A mess tent contains a table, chairs, and all cutlery. Guest tents fit 2 people comfortably. A portable toilet is set up for cleaner facilities.

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    Internet

    Not included

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WHAT TO EXPECT

HERE'S YOUR ITINERARY 

While we try and stick to the tried and tested itinerary below, the mountain and the weather sometimes has other ideas. We will always remain as flexible as possible, which is why we only work with experienced and knowledgable guides, to make sure we can change any plans if required.

  • Day 1:
    Arrival Day

    Upon arrival into Kilimanjaro International Airport you are met by the team and transferred to your lodge in Arusha. You are given a full briefing and equipment check with your guides. Overnight Ilboru Safari Lodge (Dinner).

  • Day 2:
    Hike to Machame Camp

    After breakfast you depart by vehicle to Kilimanjaro. At the gate, your crew finalize packing and after finishing with formalities you start off from Machame gate. Today’s hiking is through verdant Afromontane forest to Machame camp and on route you have a picnic lunch. Look out for pretty endemic flora and a gradation of forest zones! Overnight Machame Camp (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

  • Day 3:
    Up to Shira Camp

    From Machame camp you hike to Shira Camp. The first section is relatively steep and altitude is gained rapidly. A picnic lunch is taken on trail today. The zone you pass through today is known as the heath zone where attractive Helichrysum and lobelia plants become apparent. Various geologic features can be seen today from lava tubes to glacial valleys. Overnight Shira Camp (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

  • Day 4:
    Acclimatisation continues at Barranco Camp

    Today is a walk high sleep low day. You ascend into alpine desert and for those that are feeling strong you can even head up to Lava Tower before descending to Barranco camp. Lunch is taken as a picnic lunch on route. This is a long day but note that the next time you head to this altitude is in two days time – great acclimatisation day! Overnight Barranco Camp (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

  • Day 5:
    Spectacular sunset from Karanga Camp

    You now have a relatively short day to Karanga Camp, after conquering the Barranco Wall. The selection of Karanga Camp is strategic – significant time at altitude is essential for safe acclimatization and in the late afternoon you arrive in camp. Sunsets here are particularly spectacular with views of the southern glacial valleys and ice fields towering 1000 meters (over 3000 feet) above you. Overnight Karanga Camp (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

  • Day 6:
    Ascend to Barafu Camp

    Today is another half day ascending to Barafu camp. Once again lunch is taken in camp allowing plenty of time to relax before the summit bid. Desolate alpine desert and at times strong winds rip over this camp and yet in the evening splendid views of Mawenzi peak are the norm. A relatively early dinner is taken before heading to rest for the evening. Overnight Barafu Camp (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

  • Day 7:
    Summit bid via Stella Point

    Most people depart just before midnight for the final summit bid. Patience and persistence is the name of game to reach the summit and by dawn as the first rays of light start to appear, most arrive near the rim. Ascending via Stella Point affords a relatively short final section to Uhuru peak, the Roof of Africa! What goes up must come down and your goal today is to reach Mweka camp before dusk. Overnight Mweka Camp (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

  • Day 8:
    Descent from Mweka Camp

    After breakfast you descend once again through montane forest and around midday after saying farewell to your crew, you are picked up and transferred back to your hotel for a well-deserved shower and celebratory dinner! Overnight Ilboru Safari Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

  • Day 9:
    Departure Day

    Today you are transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport for departures. (Breakfast)

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Frequently asked questions about this adventure

Do I have to carry all my luggage?

You only carry your daypack, porters will carry our additional luggage (13kg of personal load).

You only carry your daypack, porters will carry our additional luggage (13kg of personal load).

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How long will I be trekking each day?

Between 5 and 7 hours most days.

Between 5 and 7 hours most days.

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Is drinking water provided?

On the climb safe potable drinking water is provided (At hotels bottle water is available but charged for).

On the climb safe potable drinking water is provided (At hotels bottle water is available but charged for).

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Is there a risk of getting altitude sickness?

There is a risk of altitude sickness but our guides are all trained Wilderness First Responders and we use a Read more

There is a risk of altitude sickness but our guides are all trained Wilderness First Responders and we use a proprietary health monitoring / constant monitoring system that has over a decade and a half of constant use very successfully on Kilimanjaro and indeed several other high trekking peaks.

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What happens if I get injured?

A full evacuation protocol is in place and we have enough crew, guides, safety equipment to evacuate from anywhere on Read more

A full evacuation protocol is in place and we have enough crew, guides, safety equipment to evacuate from anywhere on the mountain without affecting anyone else in your group, we provide medical evacuation to a local facility only. It is important to have adequate travel insurance to cover medical expenses and repatriation if necessary.

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What is the accommodation like?

Accommodation pre and post trip is in a 3* equivalent lodge on a twin shared basis.

Accommodation pre and post trip is in a 3* equivalent lodge on a twin shared basis.

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What is the best time of year to climb Kilimanjaro?

Kilimanjaro is accessible all year round, traditionally April, May and November were the rainy seasons with June through August warmer Read more

Kilimanjaro is accessible all year round, traditionally April, May and November were the rainy seasons with June through August warmer temperatures but busier on the mountain.

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MEET THE GUIDES

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Lars

Lead IFMGA

Lars is a IFMGA Guide originally from Belgium, with over 20 years of experience climbing and splitboarding in the Mont Blanc massif, the Alps and the greater ranges of the world. Having lived in Chamonix for over a decade he has enjoyed the unique and unlimited climbing possibilities in and around the valley. Lars is also one of the most recognised and experienced splitboard guides leading expeditions to Kamchatka, Greenland, Iceland and more.

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Fede

Lead IFMGA

"My favorite mountain is the Midi d’Ossau, in the Pyrenees. It is a volcanic and unique mountain, that a stands out from the other peaks around. It is a huge fortress with many different features that provides incredible rock climbing routes, and the most important thing is that is 20 minutes from my house ;)"

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Ben

Mountain Leader

Ben is a UIMLA International Mountain Leader/Guide and works as our lead Trekking Guide. He has worked as an Expedition Leader in challenging environments around the world in countries such as Borneo, Mongolia, Morocco and Costa Rica and at home in the European Alps, responsible for the safety and success of expeditions for many years. His passion for the mountains is infectious and he loves sharing a summit photo or long-distance Trek with our clients.

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Miha

Lead IFMGA

Miha is an IFMGA guide from Slovenia based between the beautiful Julian Alps and Chamonix. He has been climbing for over 20 years all over the world, including expeditions to Nepal, Tibet, India, Pakistan, USA, Mexico and Peru. He summited an 8000er on his first expedition to the Himalaya, did a first ascent on the previously unclimbed Lasher peak in the Himalaya and climbed El Capitan and many routes over the Alps.

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Fabio

Lead IFMGA

Fabio has guided with us for close to ten years now and has summited Mont Blanc more times than we can remember. He's even helped Sir Richard Brans get to the top of Western Europe. When asked what his favourite mountain was his response was 'It's the mountain not known to many, in a remote country that provides opportunity for adventure. That said, I do love Cordillera Blanca (Peru) to guide in, Montserrat (Barcelona) because it's where it all started for me and Main De Fatima (Mali) because it's special to me!"

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Faust

Lead IFMGA

Born in the Aran Valley, from parents who were ski teachers and mountain guides, the motivation inherited by nature has led him to practice all facets of mountain sports such as climbing, skiing and mountaineering. He has spent his alpine career as part of the FEDME team (Spanish Federation of Mountain and Climbing Sports) and his passion and profession have led him to travel to other continents to carry out his activity.

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Pablo

Lead IFMGA

Pablo is originally from a small mountain village in Spain and came to Chamonix with only one dream to become a mountain guide. Based in Chamonix since 2013, Pablo made the Alps his playground as a guide and as an alpinist and has climbed many of the classic alpine routes. He combines mountain guiding with helicopter rescue work in Spain during the off seasons.

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Roger

IFMGA

"I love what I do and love to transmit my passion while guiding. After touring the world following the call of the mountains and human cultures and fulfilling my dreams, I have put together all the knowledge gained and a strong background as a mountain guide to become one of the most versatile, dedicated and professional guides back home, in the Pyrenees."

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Jon

Lead IFMGA

"If asked about my favourite mountain or mountain range, it wouldn't be easy to answer since perfect places to climb, ski or explore can be found all over the world. But, if I had to choose one, I think I'd say the Pyrenees, not very high, but wild and still quite unknown: the mountains where I learnt when I was a child and where I can still live great adventures far from the crowd".

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