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Day 1: KILIMANJARO –Rongai caves

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
DAY 1

Rongai Gate to Rongai Cave
Elevation: 6,398 ft to 9,300 ft
Distance: 8 km/5 miles
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Rain Forest

We drive from Moshi to Marangu Gate for permits before taking a short transfer to the Rongai Gate trailhead. The path winds through corn and potato fields and then climbs gently through the forest which is home to a variety of wildlife, including the black and white colobus monkey.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: In the late afternoon you arrive in the Simba camp for dinner and overnight

Day 2: KILIMANJARO – Mawenzi ridges to Second Cave camp

Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
DAY 2

Rongai Cave to to Second Cave
Elevation: 9,300 ft to 11,300 ft
Distance: 6 km/4 miles
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Heath

Second Cave to Kikelewa Cave
Elevation: 11,300 ft to 11,811 ft
Distance: 6 km/4 miles
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Heath

We begin this morning with a steady incline up to Second Cave. We continue trekking though moorland, leaving the main trail for a smaller path towards the jagged peaks of Mawenzi, before finally arriving at Kikelewa Cave for the night.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Dinner and overnight Kikelewa Cave camp

Day 3: KILIMANJARO – Mawenzi tarn

Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
Kikelewa Cave to Mawenzi Tarn
Elevation: 11,811 ft to 14,160 ft
Distance: 5 km/3 miles
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert

The hike today is short and steep up a grassy slope. Views of the wilderness area are stunning. As we exit the heath zone and emerge into the Alpine Desert zone, the landscape changes dramatically. Our camp is situated beneath the jagged spires of Mawenzi, at Mawenzi Tarn. The remainder of the day can be spent relaxing or exploring the area.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight Mawenzi Tarn hut

Day 4: KILIMANJARO- Mawenzi ridge

Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
Mawenzi Tarn to Mawenzi Ridge
Elevation (ft): 14,160 ft -14,400 ft
Distance: 2 km/1 mile
Hiking Time: 1-2 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert

Mawenzi Ridge to Mawenzi Tarn
Elevation (ft): 14,400 ft -14,160 ft
Distance: 2 km/1 mile
Hiking Time: 1-2 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert

This is an extra day meant for acclimatization and can be spent day hiking on Mawenzi Ridge. The unique landscape offers motivating views of Kibo and Mawenzi. After spending a few moments exploring the area we head back to Mawenzi Tarn for camp.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight Mawenzi Tarn hut

Day 5: KILIMANJARO –kibo hut

Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
Marwenzi Tarn to Kibo Hut
Elevation (ft): 14,160 ft to 15,430 ft
Distance: 8 km/5 miles
Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert

We climb gradually, then cross the lunar desert of the “Saddle” between Mawenzi and Kibo. Our camp, Kibo Hut, sits at the bottom of the Kibo crater wall. Once here we rest, enjoy an early dinner to prepare for the summit day.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight Kibo hut

Day 6: UHURU PEAK

Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
Kibo Hut to Uhuru Peak
Elevation (ft): 15,430 ft to 19,341 ft
Distance: 6 km/4 miles
Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
Habitat: Arctic

Uhuru Peak to Horombo Hut
Elevation (ft): 19,341 ft to 12,250 ft
Distance: 16 km/10 miles
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
Habitat: Heath

Very early in the morning (around midnight), we begin our push to the summit. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. The wind and cold at this elevation and time of day can be extreme. We ascend in the darkness for several hours while taking frequent, but short, breaks. At Gilman’s point (18,600 ft), you will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see coming over Mawenzi Peak. Finally, we arrive at Uhuru Peak- the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa.

After spending a few moments taking in the plains of Africa and your accomplishment, we descend to Horombo Hut. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: OVERNIGHT AT Horombo Hut camp site

Day 7: CERTIFICATES AND THE DESCENT to Marangu gate

Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate
Elevation (ft): 12,205 ft to 6,046 ft
Distance: 20 km/12 miles
Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
Habitat: Rain Forest

On our last day, we have a long trek mostly downhill through the tropical rainforest. Once at the park headquarters at Marangu gate, we collect our summit certificates. A vehicle will meet us here and drive us back to the hotel in Moshi.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
gran melia hotel arusha

Airports

  • Kilimanjaro Airport, Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania
  • Arusha Airport, Arusha Tanzania
  • Julius Nyerere International Airport, Julius K. Nyerere Rd, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Departure Time
10/19/2019 - 2/1/2021Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Duration
7 days
Inclusions
  • 7x Breakfast
  • 6x Dinner
  • 6x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 6 nights
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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By: Guide Private
41 reviews
Ofek19
10
Great experience thanks to Paul and his team!
Climbing the Kilimanjaro is a great challenge,but with Paul and his team there was no reason to worry! Everything
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ljubomirc2013
Zagreb, Croatia
5527
A défilé of aeons!
Everything has been said about Serengeti Nal. Park. Impossible to add anything new! The place is the archetype
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allykken
11
Excellent Kilimanjaro Climb with our guide Paul Bernad via the Lemosho Route
Paul Bernad led a small group of me and three other climbers up Kilimanjaro via the Lemosho route. Paul was
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geodm666
10
Climb Kili via Machame Route
We were on the Machame 7 day route to Uhuru Peak. Actually we did it in 6 days because we wanted to skip a camp
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Cécile C
10
Climbing kilimanjaro and safari
We had a 7 days trip in Kilimandjaro with Paul and his team in october 2019, and 4 days safari (serengeti,
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Boruslaw
Warsaw, Poland
920
Excellent choice if you want the best guide for Kili
Paul was our guide on Kili. He is professional and he speaks good English. Everything was well organized. I highly
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MICHAEL H
20
Safari Tanzania
It was one of our best journeys we ever had. Thanks to William and his good knowledge of the animals and his good
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Voyage321575
112
Amazing Kilimandjaro
We had a 7 days trip in Kilimandjaro with Paul and his team in June 2018: it was an unbelievable moment!! We went
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arnokite
Paris, France
20
Kilimandjaro
Trip very well organized with a good team spirit. I highly recommend Paul and his team for this assumption! We
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Suzincruz
Santa Cruz, California
1012
William Mwasimba is the VERY BEST!!!
My husband and I went on a private safari for 10 days with our 11 year old son, and felt incredibly blessed to
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duuuuuuuude
Olsztyn, Poland
41
Great guide
Paul is a great guide! We climbed Kilimanjaro together and I can't imagine going there with any other guide than
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Nick L
11
Climbing with my old mate, kaka Paul
I lived in Tanzania in 2010 and Paul and his team took me and my parents to the top of Mt Meru. Paul was legendary
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Dave L
12
Climbing Mountains for CALM
I did a solo climb of Kilimanjaro last year for charity. My guide Paul and his team where absolutely amazing I'm
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maitegilles
Paris, France
13
Wonderful trip
It was a very live experience to Climb thé Kilimandjaro with Paul. He is a super Guide, very attentive to need and
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Mohammed A
1211
Perfect!
Had the chance to make the Kili with a couple of friends thanks to Paul. Everything went great and we could reach
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