Trip Summary: Kilimanjaro | 7 Days
Trip Dates: 1 departure per month
Group Size: Max 12 people
Price From: $2600 per person
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This Acanela Expedition © is a high energy adventure that involves many hours of walking and hiking each day. Embark on this small group exploration prepared to have unique encounters with the landscapes of the mountain while experiencing beautiful wildlife & culture along the way. We recommend that travelers be in good physical condition
Expert Mountain Guide:
Abdul Hemedi: Abdul has been leading expeditions up Kilimanjaro for 10+ years. His team has worked with the best trekking and mountaineering companies on Kilimanjaro, leading hundreds of individuals successfully to the summit of the mountain each year.
- Mount Kilimanjaro (19,340 feet) is Africa’s highest peak and one of the Seven Summits of the world, standing alongside Mount Everest, Mount Blanc, and many other of the world’s tallest mountains.
- On this once-in-a-lifetime adventure up the face of trek, take in extraordinary views extending hundreds of miles and experience the sunrise from the room of Africa.
- Experience local Tanzanian cuisine and dine on warm soups, succulent curries, and spiced breads as you scale the mountain with the best guides in the Region.
Itinerary | 7 DAYS
Day 1: Today we will land at the base of the world's largest free-standing mountain and one of the seven summits of the world, Mount Kilimanjaro. After we have had time to relax, we will enjoy a traditional welcome dinner and experience the flavors of authentic Eastern African cuisine. We will overnight in Moshi at the Kaliwa Lodge, going to bed early to prepare for the start of our climb the following morning. Accommodation: Kaliwa Lodge | Meals: D
Day 2: After a filling breakfast, our guides will arrive to pick us up from our hotel. We will drive 1 hour to the base of the Kilimanjaro Mountain where we will meet up with our group of Porters and Chefs who will be joining us on the climb. After dining on lunch in the gazebos at the park entrance, we will traverse through attractive and un-spoilt forests, weaving our way through the volcanic remains of Maundi Crater until we reach the clearing containing Mandara Hut (2,700 m.) in the late afternoon. The evening will be spent enjoy the beautiful views and dining on traditional “Mountain” food in the dining lodge. [3-5 hours walking] Accommodation: Mandara Hut | Meals: B, L, D
Day 3: We will wake up to the sunrays peaking underneath our hut doors. A delicious breakfast will give us the energy we need to start our climb on day 2. The first part of the climb is up a steep ascent through canopies of rainforest. Soon the path will open into grassy moorland where, in clear weather, there are spectacular views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. Climbing steadily through the moorland zone, we will eventually reach the Horombo Hut (3,720 m.) in the late afternoon. After cleaning up and having some moments to relax, we will be invited once again to dine on delicious soups, breads, dried meats, and curries at the camp lodge. [4-6 hours walking] Accomodation: Horombo Hut | Meals: B, L, D
Day 4: Once again after breakfast is served we will set out on our climb towards the lunar desert between Mawenzi and Kibo peaks. We will reach the bottom of the crater wall by midday where we will stop to enjoy our packed lunch. Shortly after we will reach Kibo Hut. (4,700 m.) The remainder of the day is spent resting and eating in preparation for the final climb .[4-6 hours walking] Accommodation: Kibo Hut | Meals: B, L, D
Day 5: Accompanied by our expert guides, we will start our ascent to Uhuru peak by torchlight at about 12 a.m. This allows us to reach the first point, Gillman's Point by sunrise to watch the blood-red African sun ascend from the behind the mountains. The initial climb is steep over loose volcanic scree, but our slow and steady pace through well-graded zig-zags will allow us to reach Gillman's Point (5,685 m.) in just five or six hours without acclimatization problems. After watching the sunrise at Gillman’s Point, we will begin our final accent along the crater rim to Uhuru Peak (5,896 m.), the highest peak in Africa. We will traverse by one of the largest Craters on the continent, see the only glaciers in Africa, and immerse ourselves with stunning views all around us. Reaching Uhuru peak is an experience of a lifetime. After documenting our success reaching the highest peak in Africa, we will begin our descent down the crater rim and back to Horombo Hut. The descent is surprisingly easy and fast and upon arrival to base camp, we will be greeted by the crew and one of the most delicious dinners you have ever experienced. [11-15 hours walking] Accommodation: Horombo Hut | Meals: B, L, D
Day 6: Today we say goodbye to the mountain as we retrace our steps with a pleasant walk to Mandara where we stop for lunch, followed by a lovely forest walk to the National Park gates. From here we will part with our crew and transfer in our private bus back to Moshi. We will spend the afternoon relaxing in the most traditional of African Spas, Chemka Hotsprings. [5-6 hours walking] Accommodation: Kaliwa Lodge | Meals: B, L, D
Day 7: Our private bus will transfer us back to Kilimanjaro International Airport, where we will board our international flights home. You also have the option to extend your trip with a safari to the Northern Circuit of the Serengeti. Meals: B
If you are joining us on our safari experience in the Serengeti - we will adventure onwards to the village of Arusha, home to beautiful hand-crafted goods, great cuisine, and the entrance point to the Serengeti National Park. Here you will have the opportunity to meet villagers and have a glimpse into one of the world's most famous parks.
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