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  • Climbing Kilimanjaro
  • The highest mountain in Africa!
The Classic Kilimanjaro Trek tour starts from and ends in Arusha Region. It is an explorer trip that takes 7 days taking you through Arusha in Tanzania. Classic Kilimanjaro Trek is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

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.

This trek takes you on the popular Marangu route, which uses comfortable trekking lodges for the overnight accommodation. You’ll be climbing for five hard and breathless days to reach the summit so you better be fit. We recommend you do plenty of training before undertaking this challenge, but when you reach the summit the spectacular views out across the African landscape will make all the hard work and pain so worthwhile. Truly a once in a lifetime achievement!
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.
Accommodation
  • Springlands Hotel or similar
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.
Accommodation
  • Mandara Hut
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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.
Accommodation
  • Horombo Hut
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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.
Accommodation
  • Kibo Hut
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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
Accommodation
  • Horombo Hut
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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
Accommodation
  • Moshi Hotel
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch
Free time until your departure airport transfer.
Meals
  • Breakfast
what’s included
Accommodation
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • National park entry fees and hut/camp accommodation fees
Meals
  • Meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 4 dinners
Transport
  • All transport and transfers
  • 24-hour airport arrival & departure transfer service
Guide
  • Fully licensed mountain guide and trekking crew
Others
  • Services of local representatives in Moshi/Arusha
  • Flying doctor insurance cover
  • Coffee and tea are included. Soft drinks, mineral water and alcoholic drinks must be paid for locally
  • Rescue fees/park commission
what’s excluded
  • International Flights
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory)
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Drinks, snacks and other personal expenses (e.g. laundry)
  • Tips for trekking crew and porters (budget USD 130)
  • Any other items not mentioned above
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A deposit of 250 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 55 days before departure. For any departures within 15 October 2019 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

The Classic Kilimanjaro Trek tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

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For this Classic Kilimanjaro Trek tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

CancellationNo additional cancellation fees apply for this Classic Kilimanjaro Trek tour. You can cancel the tour up to 56 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 55 days of departure.
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