Mt Kilimanjaro (5895 m) Expedition
(Flights Excluded)

from $ 3.150,00

10-19 January 2020    |   A wonderful journey to the Africa’s rooftop

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Camp, Expedition, High Altitude
  • Activity Level Moderate - Difficult
    4/8
  • Group Size Medium Group
    14 Pax

Best Moments of the Tour:

  • Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, is also the largest volcanic mountain mass in the world.
  • We will be witness to the extraordinary wildlife of Africa by climbing our Mount Kilimanjaro.
  • We will be witness to the extraordinary wildlife of Africa, a classic of Ernest Hemingway, in our climbing of Mount Kilimanjaro. We’ll see the profits of Kilimanjaro just a few meters away.
  • We will stay in the pleasant safari lodges of Africa.
  • We will have wonderful times under the stars in Kilimanjaro National Park, one of the best operated national parks in the world.

Mt Kilimanjaro, one of the 7 summits of the world, is located in the Eastern Africa and has been capturing many hikers’ dreams. We, as a group of experienced mountain leaders, who operated tens of expeditions to this magical mountain in the last decade, make your dreams come true.  We guarantee you that this is going to be an unforgettable and colorful expedition.

As Africans call it “White Mountain”, Kilimanjaro is a volcanic massive consists of 3 big volcanoes. As the highest peak of Africa and greatest stand-alone volcano in the world, Kilimanjaro is also important with its biological diversity and under protection as a national park.

Considering its climate zone, it is quite different than other mountain zones at the similar elevations. For this reason, thousands of people get into the line to climb to one of the most popular trekking routes of the world, Mt. Kilimanjaro. This popularity depends on the fact that it does not require any technical mountaineering skills, but one should still consider that this will be a high altitude activity.

We choose to use Machame Route for our expedition to reach to the top of Kilimanjaro among 8 alternatives. Without any doubt, we can tell that Machame Route is the best route to witness the beauty of the nature and at the same time get adapted with the high altitudes.

You will get closer to Africa’s colors, humans and culture while experiencing the real freedom on top of the mountains. It is necessary to have some certain physical condition to attend this tour and to experience mountain and trekking activities beforehand. You can consider this tour as a compelling trekking activity high in the mountains.

It is such an exciting tour that we never feel less amazed even after several expeditions!

Day 1: Meeting in Istanbul Ataturk Airport (IST) and transfer
Day 2: Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, transfer to the hotel. Resting in Arusha and last preparations for the expedition.
Day 3: Transfer to Machame Gate (1800 m) of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Trek to Machame Camp (2850 m).
Day 4: Trek to Shira Camp (3810 m)
Day 5: Acclimatization Day: Trek to Lava Tower (4630 m) and Barranco Camp (3976m)
Day 6: Trek to Karanga Camp (3995 m) through Karanga Valley
Day 7: Trek to Barafu Camp
Day 8: Trek to Kilimanjaro Uhuru Summit (5895 m), Barafu Camp and Millenium Camp (3820 m)
Day 9: Trek to Mweka Gate (1640 m) and transfer to Arusha
Day 10: Transfer to Airport and return flights.

 

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Guidance, mountain leadership, consultancy and Turkish-English translation.
  • All necessary local permits, registration and entry fees.
  • Stated transfers
  • Stated meals
  • 3 nights of full-board accommodation in luxurious safari lodges (shared)
  • All meals during in the trekking
  • Local guidance service
  • Porter service during the trekking (15 kg per person)
  • Travel Health Insurance
  • Accommodation in tents (for 2) suitable for mountain conditions during the trekking
  • Sleeping mats
  • Montis Trips & Expeditions Duffle Bag and other complementary items
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • International flights
  • Departure fee (For TR citizens only ,15 TRY per person)
  • Visa for Tanzania
  • Personal equipments, clothing and sleeping bag
  • Meals not indicated in the tour program
  • Extras
  • Alcoholic drinks and canned beverages

Single Supplement Charge: 320 USD

Sleeping bag rental fee: 40 USD

Surcharge per person in the group of 6-9 pax: 180 USD

  1. Detailed Program 9 Days

    Day 1: Meeting in Istanbul Ataturk Airport (IST) and flight to Kilimanjaro.

    We will meet in IST Airport 3 hours prior to the Turkish Airlines scheduled flight (TK567). We will arrive in Kilimanjaro Airport next day in the early morning.

    Elevation: 1400 m

    Day 2: Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, transfer to the hotel, Resting in Arusha and last preparations.

    We will arrive in Tanzania Kilimanjaro Airport around 05.50 am and following the visa and passport procedures, our transfer will take us to our lodge in approximately one hour distance. We choose to accommodate in safari lodges to have an exotic African experience. We reserved this day to take one good rest before the expedition and finalize our preparations. If requested, we can also arrange a short walk by the coffee yards.

    Elevation: 1400 m
    Transfer duration: 1 hour
    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 3: Transfer to Kilimanjaro National Park and trek to Machame Camp.
    After breakfast, we will head to Kilimanjaro National Park and enter the area from Machame Gate. After the registration, we will have lunch while our mountain companions arrange the luggage and other procedures. We will start trekking around noon and head to our campsite through rain forests. We will have an amazing day among gigantic trees, diverse wildlife and colorful flowers, and arrive in Machame Camp before sunset

    Elevation: Machame Gate: 1800m
    Transfer Duration: 6 hours
    Trekking Duration: 6 hours
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 4: Machame Camp to Shira Camp

    We will wake up to the dense vegetation of Machame Camp, have an early breakfast and start walking to our next destination Shira Camp. The vegetation, soil cover and climate will change so dramatically, that everyday you will feel like you are walking in a different path. This time we will be walking in more rocky base on our way to Shira Camp. It will be a shorter distance but we will be ascending. Our camp is at the skirts of Shira Plateau formed by volcanic eruption of Shira, that constitutes Kilimanjaro along with Kibo and Mawenzi. You are gonna love the sunset view from the Shira Camp.

    Elevation: Machame Camp 3000 m, Shira Camp 3850 m
    Trekking duration: 4-5 hours
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 5: Shira Camp, Lawa Tower, Barranco Camp. Acclimatization Day

    Leaving Shira Camp behind, we will start to ascend to the west face of Kilimanjaro. This is an acclimatization day which is necessary for climbing to high altitudes. In fact, Machame Routes has its own acclimatization routine in every day’s program. Yet, this will be our first day above 4000 m. We target to reach Lava Tower at 4600 m to have our lunch. On our way down, we will use a different route to descent. Today’s campsite is by the famous Great Barranco Wall, there we would see Kilimanjaro’s glaciers. Our path will be full of exotic plants, such as Senecios. Although it is a herbaceous plant, it can grow up to 5 meters! We will spend the night at Barranco camp.

    Elevation: Shira Camp 1850 m, Lava Tower 4600 m, Barranco Camp 3950 m.
    Trekking Duration: 6-7 hours
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 6: Barranco Camp to Karango Camp

    We will leave Barranco early in the morning. Today we will pass over the Barranco wall by our campsite. Regardless its steepness, we will climb it via zig-zag paths and easy scrambles to reach the top. Today, the reason we leave early is to avoid “traffic”. It is best to reach the top before it gets too crowded. It will be a quite scenic route, you would want to have you cameras fully charged. After the Barranco phase, we will have a vista break. Then we will head to Karanga valley through a relatively easy route. Our campsite will be waiting for us on the opposite skirt of the Karanga Valley.

    Elevation: Barranco Camp 3950 m, Karanga Camp 4000 m.
    Trekking Duration: 4-5 hours
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 7: Kanarga Camp to Barafu Camp

    After having breakfast with by the great view, we will ascent to our last camp before the summit. Reaching our highest campsite by noon, we will have enough time to rest before we try to reach at the summit next day. This light day will make adaptation easier.

    Elevation: Karanga Camp 4000 m, Barafu Camp 4630 m
    Trekking Duration: 3-4 hours
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 8: Barafu Camp, Uhuru Summit, Barafu Camp, Millenium Camp

    It is important to have a good rest in Barafu Camp. Now we are in high altitudes. After a quick breakfast in the early morning, we will get on the way. We start climbing to the summit in the darkness of the night. Our first stop will be at Stella Point that we reach around sunrise. This is one of the high gates of Kibo crater. After a break, we will ascent in a mild slope to the highest peak of Mt Kilimanjaro: Uhuru Summit. In Swahili language Uhuru means Liberty, as you will feel on the rooftop of Africa.
    After a rest & photo break at the summit, we will reach the Barafu Camp quite faster than we climb during the night time. After we rest and have our lunch in the camp, we will proceed down to the Millenium Camp. We will reach the Millenium Camp by the evening tired but happily.

    Elevation: Stella Point 5740 m, Uhuru Summit 5895 m, Millenium Camp 3820 m.
    Trekking Duration: 10-13 hours
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 9: Millenium Camp, Mweka Gate

    You have accomplished to reach the highest summit of Africa. Congratulations! We will again start the day early. After the breakfast, we will have a farewell ceremony with our local companions and show our gratitude. We will dance all together and say goodbye. Today’s trek consists of forest walk until the Mweka Gate. After completing our procedures, we will have our lunch and leave Kilimanjaro National Park behind. It is time to go back to our hotel and enjoy the rest of our time in Africa.

    Elevation: Millenium Camp 3820 m, Mweka Camp 1980 m.
    Trekking Duration: 5 hours
    Transfer duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 10: Travel back

    We will go to the airport by midnight to catch our flight at 06.40 am. We will arrive in İstanbul Atatürk Airport early in the morning.

    Transfer duration: 1 hour
    Included Meals: None

Kilimanjaro Expedition Accommodations

KARAMA LODGE & SPA: Although Arusha is not far from the city center, it is one of the facilities we chose in the lush forest. We live here in tree houses. Due to the rustic decor, African ambiance and delicious evening meals we have put this resort among our choices.

 

 

 

ARUMERU RIVER LODGE: It is one of the most special accommodation in Arusha. It consists of houses with its own little patio lined up in an extremely impressive and peaceful garden. Arusha is one of the first places you can think of if you want to stay in Africa. Our participants have always approved this facility that we have been staying for years. In the meantime, it is necessary to say that the evening meals are made up of very pleasant menus in a pleasant atmosphere.

We have classified the necessary information for our tour.

Flights are excluded from this tour.

Our tour operation is scheduled according to Turkish Airlines flights can be seen below:

Departure: 10th Jan 2020, IST 20.55 – JRO 05.50 I / TK 567
Return: 19th Jan 2020, JRO 06.40 – IST 13.45 // TK567

Trip Season

We organize our tours in this region twice a year in the most precipitation-free periods of Tanzania and Kilimanjaro National Park. We are on this journey in January-February and August-October. You can see the average temperatures in the following links: https://goo.gl/i7691c

Travel Health
You can find the recommended precautions and vaccines for Tanzania in the link below. We recommend that you take your vaccines and carry your vaccination carriage with you. You can also see the Border Health Security Centers where you can make your vaccinations free of charge. Please call us if you have any questions.
http://www.seyahatsagligi.gov.tr/site/saglikbilgisi/zz

Although our activity is above the 1800 m altitudes where the risk level for malaria is very low, we need to be aware of this disease. In order to prevent the disease, the mosquitoes must be protected from infectious diseases. For this purpose, we recommend that you use fly repellent wristbands, sprays, and keep your mattresses closed while you are lying all day and night. Although health organizations and the World Health Organization recommend to use antibiotics before and after the beginning of the journey, we leave this decision to you because of their side effects.

Visa Information
A visa is also available on arrival at Arusha Kilimanjaro and Darussalam Julius Nyerere Airports. A 90 day single entry tourist visa fee is 50 USD. Green passport holders are subject to the same procedure and charge. Either way, you must have a passport valid for at least 1 year.

Who Is This Tour Suitable For?
Although this activity is described as a tight walk in high altitude conditions, it does not have a technical difficulty. However, it is expected that the participants will be able to have 6-7 hours of walks daily in high altitudes and that they will be mentally ready for conditions far from the usual holiday luxuries in the unique mountains of the high mountains. Our accommodation in the mountains will be in tent camps.

Currency & Bank Cards
Tanzania Currency is Tanzanian Shilling (TSh). The USD and the Euro are the currencies that are widely used in the regions we will visit in our minus. We recommend you to have TSh for your shopping with small businesses. You can also exchange currency in hotels and banks. You can use your credit cards at large businesses and places, sometimes with commissions ranging from 8% to 10%. With a total of $ 500, you can help you to be cautious against emergencies, situations and shopping needs.

Time Zone
There is no time difference between Tanzania and Turkey.

Phone Use
country code required to call Tanzania from Turkey is + 255. Tanzania at the hotel, as you can provide telephone access may also receive the services of the operator that you use in Turkey.

Recommended Clothing and Necessary Items
The recommended checklist for personal items and clothing will be sent to you by your request.

Food culture
International and international cuisine is available in both our hotels and in the mountains. Local exotic fruits and local fish are often found in our menus.

Electricity
220/230 V 50 electrical outlets are available in D and G types. Travel adapters are offered at each hotel. If you wish, you can bring your own travel adapter for your devices. There is no electricity service in mountain conditions. We recommend that you have a power bank.

 

 

 

 

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