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Duration: 08 Days (includes 6 day trek).
Location: Kilimanjaro, Moshi, Marangu, Mandara, Horombo, Kibo, Summit
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  • Kilimanjaro, by any name, is a metaphor for the compelling beauty of East Africa. When you see it, you understand why. Not only is this the highest peak on the African continent; it is also the tallest free-standing mountain in the world, rising in breathtaking isolation from the surrounding coastal scrubland – elevation around 900 metres – to an imperious 5,895 metres (19,336 feet).

    Kilimanjaro is one of the world’s most accessible high summits, a beacon for visitors from around the world. Most climbers reach the crater rim with little more than a walking stick, proper clothing and determination. And those who reach Uhuru Point, the actual summit, or Gillman’s Point on the lip of the crater, will have earned their climbing certificates and tons of
    memories.

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    About Kilimanjaro National Park
    Size: 1668 sq km 641 sq miles).
    Location: Northern Tanzania, near the town of Moshi.

    This 8 day tour (with 6 day trek) uses the popular and original route up to the summit of Uhuru – the Roof of Africa. There are wonderful views of the forested slopes and glacial valleys of this volcanic landscape. Accommodation is in shared huts with bunk beds and the ascent and descent are via Gilman’s Point on the rim of the Kibo volcano.

  • Day 1 – Kilimanjaro – Moshi

    Pick up in Kilimanjaro and transfer by road to Moshi and to either Parkview Inn (Standard Tour) or Ameg Lodge (Luxury or VIP Tour). Dinner and overnight.

    Meals included: Nil

    Day 2 – Marangu – Mandara

    After breakfast transfer to Marangu Gate to meet your guides and complete formalities before setting off on your Mount Kilimanjaro climb. A picnic lunch is taken en route and in the afternoon you arrive at Mandara Hut. A short walk can be taken to Maundi Crater in the afternoon. Overnight at Mandara Hut.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

    Day 3 – Mandara – Horombo

    After breakfast, set out to Horombo Hut. The altitude gain today is significant and so a gentle pace is ideal to slowly acclimatize and avoid altitude sickness. By mid afternoon you reach camp and can relax. You have another night here to adjust to the altitude. Overnight in Horombo Hut.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

    Day 4 – Horombo (Acclimitization)

    Today is essentially an acclimatization day. To aid this you head out for the day on a hike to higher altitude which takes you towards the Mawenzi Volcano. If the weather is fine the views from the saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo are spectacular. Behind you the deeply eroded Mawenzi Peak is linked by a glacially smoothed saddle to Kibo, the main peak. The younger Mawenzi has been continually eroded for at least 400,000 years whilst Kibo has continued to grow and remains dormant to this day. In the afternoon, you return to Horombo Hut to relax and have dinner. Overnight in Horombo Hut.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

    Day 5 – Horombo – Kibo

    We make an early start to reach the final hut before tomorrow’s summit attempt. Progress is slow in this hypoxic (low oxygen) environment but by mid afternoon you reach Kibo Hut to relax before the final ascent. A relatively early dinner is taken and then you can get some much needed rest before the departure to the summit late tonight / early next morning. Overnight in Kibo Hut.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

    Day 6 – Summit / Horombo

    Rising early (normally before midnight) you start out from Kibo Hut towards the peak. At night the sections are normally much firmer giving the best possible conditions for a successful bid for the summit. It takes around six hours to reach Gilman’s Point and then a further one and a half to two hours to reach Uhuru Peak, the highest free standing point in the world and the highest point in Africa. You then descend the same route before a short stop at Kibo Hut to refuel with food and rest. By the evening you descend back down to Horombo Hut for dinner. Overnight in Horombo Hut.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

    Day 7 – Horombo – Moshi

    The final descent takes you back through the heath zone and forest to the Marangu Gate. Here you are met by the driver and transferred back to Moshi and to either Parkview Inn (Standard Tour) or Ameg Lodge (Luxury or VIP Tour) to relax and enjoy dinner.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch.

    Day 8 –  Moshi – Kilimanjaro

    After breakfast transfer back to Kilimanjaro. Drop off at the international airport for your onward flight.

    Meals included: Breakfast.

  • Trip Cost varies based on travel season (high to low), your choice of accommodation (from budget to luxury), flight (economy to first class), optional tours and other special requests. Kindly email us at info@funkytravels.com to get the correct price for your selected trip.

    INCLUDES:

    • Accommodation on twin or double sharing basis based on standard or luxury option selected.
    • All meals as per itinerary, full board on trek.
    • All land transfers in shared road vehicles.
    • Park fees / permits, Guest tent, mess tent, table, chairs, lamps and fully trained, expert guides, porters and cook and all park fees, camping fees and rescue fees. Luxury tour also has private portable WC, larger tents (3-person tent used for 2 people) with 3 inch foam mattresses, 18 Celsius rated sleeping bags with liners, pillow, a large walk-in mess tent.
    • All Safety equipment, safety briefings and staff fully trained in First Aid.

    EXCLUDES:

    • International Airfare and airport / local government taxes, levies.
    • Visa (if required), Travel insurance, vaccinations, medical cover.
    • Beverages are not included with meals as per said itinerary.
    • Gratuities to guide and driver.
    • Personal and other expenses such as bar bills and laundry not stated in the itinerary.