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Oct 2020
10 Saturday
Oct 2020
17 Saturday
Travel Package

5 Days to The Roof of Africa Kilimanjaro trekking

Arrive Before 12:00 AM
Merelani, TZ
Group Destinations
Merelani, TZ
Moshi, TZ
Moshi, TZ
Moshi, TZ
Moshi, TZ
Moshi, TZ
Moshi, TZ
Depart After Oct 17
Group Language
English
Min / Max Group Size
4 - 25 people
Min Group Size by
Oct 09, 2020
Travel Distance
28 ml
Recommended Ages
18 - 55
Trip Duration
8 days, 7 nights
Oct 2020
10 Saturday
Oct 2020
17 Saturday
Land Package Cost
1988 USD
Accommodations
Flights
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Group Highlights

Mount Kilimanjaro National Park

At 5896m Mt Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain and one of the continent's magnificent sights, It has three main volcanic peaks, Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira. The name itself "Kilimanjaro" is a mystery wreathed in clouds. It might mean Mountain of Light, Mountain of Greatness or Mountain of Caravans.
Above the gently rolling hills and plateaux of northern Tanzania rises the snowy peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro, it’s slopes and glaciers shimmering above the rising clouds. Kilimanjaro is located near the town of Moshi and is a protected area, carefully regulated for climbers to enjoy without leaving a trace of their presence. The mountain’s ecosystems are as strikingly beautiful as they are varied and diverse. On the lowland slopes, much of the mountain is farmland, with coffee, banana, cassava, and maize crops grown for subsistence and cash sale. A few larger coffee farms still exist on the lower slopes, but much of the area outside the national park has been subdivided into small plots. Once inside the park, thick lowland forest covers the lower altitudes and breaks into alpine meadows once the air begins to thin. Near the peak, the landscape is harsh and barren, with rocks and ice the predominant features above a breathtaking African view.

KILIMANJARO TIPS 
What You Need to Know About AMS
Altitude sickness, the mildest form being acute mountain sickness (AMS), is the negative health effect of high altitude, caused by rapid exposure to low amounts of oxygen at high elevation
The symptoms of AMS include:
* loss of appetite
* nausea
* dizziness
* headaches
*  breathlessness
* heart palpitations
Many hikers will experience some of these symptoms during their time on the mountain. Take these symptoms seriously and give your body time to rest and recover.
With each rise in elevation, your body has less oxygen to draw upon. So, the air’s getting thinner yet you’re still exerting yourself. Your body can adjust, but it needs time to do so.
Anybody can experience acute AMS when they climb too rapidly and stay more than 12 hours above 2500 meters (8,200 feet). Your rise in altitude during any given 24 hour period represents the ultimate determining factor when it comes to developing AMS. Once you pass 3,000 meters (about 9800 feet), your chances of getting AMS increase each time you climb more than 300 meters (980 feet) between camps.

Avoiding Altitude Sickness at Mount Kilimanjaro.
Acclimatize and Take It Slowly
Altitude sickness is avoidable. The only surefire way to do is to take your time climbing Kilimanjaro. Opting to save money by climbing the mountain as quickly as possible is a false economy: the chances are you will have to turn back because of altitude sickness and all your efforts (and money) will be wasted. According to the Expedition Advisory Committee at the Royal Geographical Society, the recommended acclimatization period for any altitude greater than 2500m is to sleep no more than 300m higher than your previous night’s camp, and to spend an extra night at every third camp.
Among the most important things you can do prior to climbing Kilimanjaro is give your body plenty of time to acclimatize to higher elevations. If possible, spend time training at elevations of increasing height before you ever reach Tanzania. Experts also recommend climbing nearby Mount Meru first in order to prepare your body for the rigors of Kilimanjaro.
Factors like stress, fatigue, and illness can predispose you to AMS. So, make sure that you feel healthy, thoroughly rested, and calm before making the climb. The better your health, the more likely you’ll avoid AMS.
Of course, that doesn’t mean you should start pushing up the mountain at a frenetic pace. Remember what we said about young, fit men as most likely to suffer from AMS? They go too fast and ignore their body’s limits.
Kilimanjaro represents a challenging climb. You must respect the mountain and listen to your body. As they say on the mountain, “Pole, pole or poor poor!” Take it slow and give your body time to recover or risk feeling “poor.”

Stay Positive
So much of climbing remains mental. Don’t psyche yourself out and start assuming that every headache you get or cough you have indicates a life-threatening condition. Once you get on the mountain, listen to your body keep your thoughts positive and constructive.
Mild AMS doesn’t feel great. It’s akin to a hangover. So, listen to your body and take extra time to rest and recover.
The two simple acts of relaxing and thinking positively will up your odds of a successful climb. Focus on reaching the summit at a slow, steady pace. 
 

Avoiding altitude sickness requires patience, preparation, and knowledge. With a better understanding of what causes AMS and how to avoid it, you can take practical measures to ensure your ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro remains safe and successful.

INCLUDED IN TREKKING PACKAGE:

Kilimanjaro trekking according to the itinerary

Professional, English-speaking Wilderness First Responder & CPR certified Guide

Proper Ration of Mountain crew (Cook & Porters)

Pre and Post accommodations (2 nights Bed and Breakfast)

Airport Transfers

Meals according to the itinerary

Drinking water and Full Board Meals

All National Park & Hut Fees, Crew Permits and VAT

Fair and Sustainable Salary Crew Wages

Gate Transfers

Complimentary Oxygen Cylinder

Credit Card Transfer Fees

 

EXCLUDED FROM TREKKING PACKAGE:

Flights

Visa fees

Travel  or Medical Insurance  is required and you should ask for Recommendation 

Gamow Bag

Medication

Tips for porters and mountain crew (20% Industry Standard Recommended)

Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.

Energy food & beverages, alcoholic and soft drinks

Personal hire gear such as trekking poles, sleeping bags, etc.

Additional lodge nights if early descent from the mountain

 

 

Group Creator

Anold Materu

My name is Anold I’m tour organize Anold tours Adventures offers a number of tours, with a range of safari, cycling and trekking packages.All tours will be customised for the needs.

My name is Anold I’m tour organize Anold tours Adventures offers a number of tours, with a range of safari, cycling and trekking packages.All tours will be customised for the needs.

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Travel Map

Oct 11
Day 2
1
Merelani, TZ
Kilimanjaro International Airport, Kilimanjaro Airport Road, Tanzania
First day to arrive Tanzania We will take you to the hotel to relax for over night Next day we going to start our trekking to Kilimanjaro for five days
Oct 12
Day 3
2
Moshi, TZ
Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Pick up with car to Mount Kilimanjaro for starting or trekking Kilimanjaro Climb, Hiking Time: 3-4 hours, 8km/5 miles We will give a briefing about the details of the trek, our guides will check your trekking gear before we depart. Then the adventure begins with a 1 hour drive to the Kilimanjaro Park Gate, where we register and start our 5-Day Kilimanjaro climb. We will follow the trail and will reach the Mandara encampment within 4 hours. You can take a side trip to Maundi Crater, it’s a great viewing point over Northern Tanzania and Kenya. Kilimanjaro Climb, Hiking Time: 3-4 hours, 8km/5 miles We will give a briefing about the details of the trek, our guides will check your trekking gear before we depart. Then the adventure begins with a 1 hour drive to the Kilimanjaro Park Gate, where we register and start our 5-Day Kilimanjaro climb. We will follow the trail and will reach the Mandara encampment within 4 hours. You can take a side trip to Maundi Crater, it’s a great viewing point over Northern Tanzania and Kenya.
Oct 13
Day 4
3
Moshi, TZ
Kilimanjaro, Mount Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
Kilimanjaro Climb, Duration: 5-6 hours, 12km/7.5 miles Today we will leave the rain forest behind and follow an ascending path on the open moorland. Here you can enjoy the stunning views of the mountain peaks Mawenzi and the Summit Kibo. This trek will take up to 6 hours and the night will be spend ad the Horombo hut (3720 meter) which is located in a valley with the giant lobelias and grounsels, flora that is characteristic of this semi alpine zone. You may begin to feel the effects of the altitude.
Oct 14
Day 5
4
Moshi, TZ
Kilimanjaro, Mount Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
Kilimanjaro climbing, Today’s Hiking duration: 5-7 hours, 9km/5.5 miles While ascending, we pass the last watering point and moving forwards to the saddle of the Kilimanjaro. Between the peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo, the vegetation is changing into a dessert alpine zone at 4000 meter. This seven our walk will be taken in a slow pace, be careful for the first signs of altitude sickness. We will take our rest and dinner at the Kibo hut, here we prepare ourselves for the summit climb.
Oct 15
Day 6
5
Moshi, TZ
Mount Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
Kilimanjaro Climb, Todays hike Time: 6-8 hours Up to summit 6 km/4 miles and descent 15km/9 miles down After midnight around 2 am in the morning, we begin our climb to reach the summit. The beginning of this climb is done in the dark and requires headlamps or flashlights. On a steep and heavy scree with snow we will reach Gilman’s point (5861 meter), located on the crater rim. We continue our trek of 2-4 hours to ascend Uhuru Peak, which is the highest point in Africa. There are unbelievable views take made this climb worth it! Have your picture taken at the summit; this will be a lifelong lasting memory. From here we descend and stop over for lunch and rest at Kibo hut, before continuing on to the Horombo encampment to overnight.
Oct 16
Day 7
6
Moshi, TZ
Kilimanjaro, Mount Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours, 20km/12.5 miles After breakfast, a steady descent takes us down through moorland to the Mandara Hut. Continue descending through lush forest path to the National Park gate at Marangu. A vehicle will be waiting for you at Marangu gate to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi. Here all hikers that reach the summit will get an official well-earned certificate!
Oct 17
Day 8
7
Moshi, TZ
Moshi, Tanzania
Do city tour or going to chemka Hot spring we’re you can take you day for relax before time to back home Return to Airport