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Kilimanjaro is the roof of Africa! At 5895m AMSL, Kilimanjaro is the highest and most assessable mountain climb of the Seven Summits and the highest mountain in Africa. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to join Adventure Bound Tours who will guide you to the summit where you will have an unparralled experience of the beauty that is Kilimanjaro! We will conquer the summit of Kilimanjaro via the Machame route, hiking through a number of different vegetation and temperate zones and experiencing the beautiful scenery of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks before summiting the mighty Kilimanjaro! We are also able to offer you a 4 day acclimitisation trek to the summit of Mt Meru prior to your Kilimanjaro climb and a 2 day safari at the conclusion of your tour if you wish. Please ask for a quote. Challenge yourself with Adventure Bound Kilimanjaro!
Day 1 : Mt Kilimanjaro Pre - Trek: Home Location - Kilimanjaro Airport - Planet Lodge
Today you will arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport (Tanzania) and will met by a staff member who will transfer you to your accommodation at the Planet Lodge Arusha and make sure you are settled in. You will be given a time for your pre trek briefing, in the mean time, take the opportunity to rest and re-adjust your body clock.
Day 2 : Kilimanjaro Trek: Machame Camp 3000m - Shira Camp 3840m. 5.3km.
Wake early to a steaming cup of tea of coffee served in your tent, and then after breakfast, begin up the steep track through a savannah of tall grasses, and trees of giant Heather and Erica. The clouds should clear for a beautiful view of the Western Breach and the glaciers atop which mark the summit; Uhuru Peak. Scramble around large boulders as you enter the moorland zone, marked by the bizarre lobelia and senecio plants, and volcanic rocks draped with lichen beards which protect wild alpine flowers growing at their bases. You’ll reach camp after descending a small valley and crossing a brook, then ascending up onto the Shira Ridge, after a total of about 4 to 5 hours of trekking.
Day 3 : Kilimanjaro Trek: Shira Camp 3840m - Barranco Camp 3950m. 10.75km.
Proceed steadily upward over long ridgelines of high desert about 4 hours, and break for lunch at about 14,500 feet (4,420 mt.). After lunch, continue to Lava Tower, a 300 foot-tall volcanic plug which marks an exposed pass at 15,000 feet (4,600 m). In the afternoon, descend the steep track into the Great Barranco Valley. Barranco Camp is set on a col (flat area) enclosed on three sides with steep valley walls and the Kibo massif itself. Hanging glaciers glint in the sunshine above, amidst the eerie landscape of plants such as the giant groundsels (Senecio Kilimanjari), and the uniquely endemic Giant Lobelia. Trekking time is from 6 to 7 hours.
Day 4 : Kilimanjaro hike: Barranco Camp 3950m - Barafu Camp 4630m. 8.5km.
The day begins with a scramble up the steep ‘Barranco Wall’, then we trek 3-4 hours and stop in the Karanga Valley for a hot lunch. In the afternoon the trail turns steadily uphill. The temperature will grow colder and the landscape more sparse as we near Barafu Camp. Barafu Camp is set on a small, exposed flat area on a ridge, acting a base camp from which you will make your summit attempt at midnight tonight. Eat and drink as much as possible before retiring to your tent for rest and sleep.
Day 5 : Kilimanjaro Hike: Barafu Camp 4630m - Uhuru Peak 5895m - Mweka Camp 3110m. 15.86km.
The steaming hot drink will arrive very early on this momentous day. A midnight wake-up call is the start of a juggernaut 12-17 hours of trekking. You begin trekking at 12:30 to 1am. The temperatures range from just below freezing at midnight, to between 10 deg. F (-12 deg. C) to –10 F. (-23 deg. C) just before dawn at the summit. The winding path of endless switchbacks will take form and shape in the shadows of the Ratzel and Rebmann glaciers at early dawn, and behind you the spires of Mawenzi will be silhouetted against the red glow of the sun from beneath the clouds. After about 6 hours of walking, you will come to the edge of the crater, at Stella Point, at 19,000 feet (5,790 mt.), which is the end of the steep track. From here, there is a gentle slope upward about 1 hour to Uhuru Peak. After a short time at the summit, descend the steep scree trail back to Barafu Camp for some rest, then again summon your strength for further descent to Mweka Camp for the night.
Day 6 : Kilimanjaro Hike: Mweka Camp 3110m - Mweka Gate 1830m - Planet Lodge. 9.1km.
Although you are probably eager to get off the mountain, the last section follows quite a pretty route abundant in birdlife and flowers. After 2 hrs walking you will join a 4x4 track which will lead you directly into Mweka gate where lunch will be prepared, summit certificates issued and farewells to the fabulous crew that have accompanied you across the highest mountain in Tanzania and Africa. After lunch the transport will transfer you back to the Planet Lodge where you can put your feet up and contemplate your achievements.
Payment Terms & Methods :
* Some Advance Percentage of total booking amount
* Airfare/Transport fare to be paid full at one time in advance.
Cancellation & Refund Policy :
* Upon cancellation, refund will be made after deducting the Retention Amount.
* Retention Amount varies as per the number of days left before your package start date.
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