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MOUNT KILIMANAJARO

MOUNT KILIMANAJARO

Kilimanjaro, has 3 volcanic cones, Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira, is  not active  volcano in Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania and the tallest  mountain in Africa at 5,895 m ASL (the Uhuru Peak/Kibo Peak). Kilimanjaro has  three major volcanic peaks: Kibo 5,895 m (19,341 ft); Mawenzi 5,149 m (16,893 ft); and Shira 3,962 m (13,000 ft). Uhuru Peak is the highest summit on Kibo's crater rim.

Kilimanjaro is a giant volcanic mountain. Both Mawenzi and Shira peaks, are extinct while Kibo (the highest peak) is dormant and has a potential to erupt. The very last eruptions were recorded about 200 years ago.

Although it is dormant, Kibo has fumaroles that emit gas in the crater. Several collapses and landslides have occurred on Kibo in the past, one creating the area known as the Western Breach.

ROUTES TO KILIMANJARO:

There are various  routes to reach the  summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.They are Lemosho Shira, Marangu, Rongai,   Machame and Umbwe.

1.The Rongai  Route:

  • Nice accommodation
  • Wild life is more abundant down.
  • Has little scenery.
  • Approach the summit from north side

2.The  Marangu Route

  • Also common as Coke route yopu can have drinks on the way.
  • It is a shorter route.
  • Bunk houses style of accomodation.

3. The Machame Route.

· Very famous route.

· Very ideal route to reach summit

· Camping fully done on the route.

· Have majestic beautiful scenery

· Nice for acclimatization

4.The Shira or Lemosho Route

· Have a good view of the west

· You pass the various vegetation zones

· Accomodation is fully catered for in camps.

· Meets Machame route way up.

5.The Umbwe Route

· Very steep and rather short. Requires higher concentrations.

· Has fewer trekkers and looks deserted

· Acclimatization is very difficult because you gain height fast.

MARANGU ROUTE MOUNT KILIMANJARO CLIMB 7 DAYS

Duration: 5-6 DaysTotal hiking distance: About 96 km's

Climb the highest mountain and feel the world at heart!!!!!!!

Any individual who is willing to be adventurous can climb this mountain only physical fitness is necessary.You can enjoy the view of the glacier and the alpin evegetation along the Equator a region known to be hot.

DAY 1: NAIROBI -MOSHI

Travel by shuttle bus from Nairobi in the morning at 0800 hrs going to Arusha.In thye afternoon proceed to Moshi.Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Moshi.
IF YOU arrive by air at the Kilimanjaro Airport you will be transferred to hotel in Moshi.

DAY 2: MARANGU GATE (1980M) – MANDARA HUT(2700M)
Hiking time: 5-6 hoursDistance:  12 km Habitat: Montane forest

The hike commences early in the morning and the forest offers a beautiful flora to reach to Mandar Hut(2700m) for dinner and overnight.

DAY 3:MANDAR HUTt (2700m) –HOROMBO HUT (3720m)
Hiking time: 6 hours Distance: 15 km Habitat: Moorland

In the morning, follow the ascending path through the alpine . The altitude  gains up and slows your momentum but  views of Mawenzi and Kibo peaks are hilarious. Reach the the Horombo Hut 12km from Mandara. Meals and overnight at Horombo

DAY 4: HOROMBO HUT(3720m)-KIBO HUT(4700m)
Hiking time: 6 hours Distance:15 km Habitat: Alpine desert

Continue the hike and pass the rugged terrain with rocks. The giant lobelias and other vegetations appears from this point.Proceed to Kibo Hut for dinner and overnight.

DAY 5:REACH SUMMIT KIBO HUT (4700m) – UHURU PEAKU (5895m) – HOROMBO HUT(3720m)
Hiking time: 8 hours to Uhuru
6 hours to descend to Horombo Distance:
6 km ascent - 21 kmdescent
Habitat:Rocks and stones ant the ice glaciers

The last ascent starts around midnight so that we reach summit in the morning. Climb the GILMANS POINT though challenging. Move along the crater rim and reach the UHURU PEAK(5895m).After the photo session we descend to HOROMBO HUT for overnight.

DAY 6:HOROMBO HUT (3720m) – MARANGU ROUTE (1980m)
Hiking time: 6 hours Distance 27km.

Descend down and exit from the gate. Drive back to Moshi for a relaxing session. Overnight at a hotel.

DAY 7:
In the morning have breakfast and then connect to your next destination.You can have a safari in Tanzania or come back to Kenya for a safari of your choice.

MACHAME ROUTE 8 DAYS CLIMB MT. KILIMANAJARO

Climbing Kilimanjaro on the Machame Route hiking
Machame route is longer than Marangu.The views are spectacular and give a good chance to acclimatize.This route is very successful to use for hiking and cling to the Uhuru peak.
This is the best route for camping and has good sunrise sighting as you are on the Equator and the Great Rift Valley.

MACHAME ROUTE MT KILIMANJARO CLIMB 8 DAYS

Ensure you have a challenge to conquer as your hike and trekk

DAY 1: NAIROBI - MOSHI

Leave Nairobi in the morning and drive to Namanga Border town.Have lunch in Arusha and then continue to Moshi for Dinner and overnight. IF YOU arrive by air at the Kilimanjaro Airport you will be transferred to hotel in Moshi.

DAY 2 :MOSHI-MACHAME GATE(1490m)-MACAHME CAMP(2980M)
Time: 7 hours
Distance:  18 km
Habitat: Montane forest

In the morning drive to Kilimanjaro Park at Machame.Hike after the check in at the gate through the forest to Machame hut(2980m)

DAY 3:MACHAME CAMP(2980m) – SHIRA CAMP(3840m)

Time: 6 hours
Distance:  9 km
Habitat: Moorland

Leave the forest. The path follows a steep ridge passing through open moorlands crossing a large gorge to reach Shira hut. Overnight stay at the camp

DAY 4:SHIRA CAMP-LAVA TOWER-BARRANCO CAMP(3950m)

Trekk Time: 7 hours
Distance:  15 km
Habitat: Semi desert

The directions turns Eastwards hiking up the dry landscape and then go down the valley to arrive at the Barranco Hut for dinner and overnight.Enroute lunch.

DAY 5:BARRANCO CAMP(3950m) –BARAFU CAMP(4550m)

Trekk  time: 7 hours
Distance: 13 km
Habitat: Alpine desert

Follow the path to get out of the Barranco valley and cross the Karanga Valley.After a few distance turn North to Barafu Hut.
Dinner and overnight at the Barafu Hut.

DAY 6: GET SUMMIT:BARAFU CAMP(4550m) –UHURU PEAK(5895m)-MWEKA(3100m)

Trekk time: 8 hours to reach Uhuru Peak
7/8 hours to descend to Mweka
Distance:  7 km ascent - 23 km descent
Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit

This day has long hours of hikeing abnd trekking.Start early to the crater and reach point Stella in time for sunrise.After photos procedd to Uhuru peak,the highest point in Africa.The n later proceed down to Gilman’s point and to Horombo Hut. Dinner and overnight at Horombo Hut.

DAY 7:HOROMBO HUT – MANDARA HUT- MOSHI

Descend down by Mandara hut to the gate and then you transfer to Moshi for overnight.

DAY 8: In the morning you will prepare yourself to proceed to your next destination.

KILIMANJARO HIKE UMBWE ROUTE 7 DAYS 6 NIGHTS:

This is the shortest route to reach Uhuru Peak.This route requires  experienced persons because it is steep.

DAY 1:Leave Nairobi in the morning and proceed to Tanzania arriving early in the evening in Moshi at your hotel.

Day 2: Drive to Kilimanjaro National Park to Umbwe to commence your hike.Huike up through the forest and th e narrow valley between Umbwe and Lonzo rivers to arrive at the Forst Caves camp 2850m.

Day 3 Continue following the path on the ridge past the forest in the moorlands to get to Barranco Hut(3950m).Camp here for overnight.

Day 4: Start withb a steep climb to and through the Barranco valley to Karanga and arrive at Barafu Hut(4600M) fir overnight at the camp.

Day 5:In the early morning reach the crater rim at Stella point,then continue to Uhuru Peak.After the photos Go down to Mweka Camp.

Day 6: Today we exit out of the park and proceed to Moshi.

Day 7: In the morning connect to your next destination.


 

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