Mt Kilimanjaro (5895 m) Expedition

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28 January-5 February 2022    |   A wonderful journey to the Africa’s rooftop

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    Camp, Expedition, High Altitude
  • Activity Level Moderate - Difficult
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  • Group Size Medium Group
    14 Pax

Highlights of the Tour:

+ Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, is also the largest volcanic mountain mass in the world.
+ We will witness the exotic wildlife of Africa during our Kilimanjaro expedition.
+As in the world classic of Ernest Hemingway, we will see the ‘’Snows of Kilimanjaro’’, actually the glacier, in just a few meters distance.
+We are going to stay in authentic African safari lodges.
+Wonderful nights under the stars are awaiting in one of the world’s best national parks.

A trekking expedition in East Africa’s tempting landscape, of course, embellishes the dreams of any nature lover. We have been making the dreams come true for longer than a decade. We ensure you that this true exploration and climbing expedition will put a spell on your life.

Kilimanjaro, a huge volcanic massive which is in fact a combination of three volcanoes, is called ‘’White Mountain’’ by Masaais, a local African tribe. Kilimanjaro is a national park and conservation area as because of its biodiversity and flora besides being the greatest stratovolcano in the planet.

Unlike the other equivalent high mountains on the globe, Kilimanjaro is a quite different story due to the climatic characteristics. That makes it the top mountain destination and thousands of hikers can conquer the summit every year. Kilimanjaro is an easy to climb mountain without a technical challenges via our route. However, it is still a high altitude trekking and requires a certain level of physical fitness, endurance and should be considered as a demanding high altitude trekking.

Our route to summit is Machame Route among 8 other routes to Uhuru Peak. Our experiences proved that Machame is the most suitable route to summit for acclimatization and by all odds it is the most scenic route. Every single day on the mountain along Machame is different than the other. Machame is the best to explore Kilimanjaro in all its bearings.

We strictly recommend this trip to the ones who would like t oto get to know Africa better. Beside the freedom of the mountains you will know more about the culture, people of Kilimanjaro. The ones who has enough experience at mountain trekkings can easily attend this challenging high altitude trekking expedition.

Even after tens of times, Kilimanjaro is still exciting for us and seems like it will stay so…

Itinerary Outline
Day 1: Meeting in Istanbul Ataturk Airport (IST) and fly to Tanzania.
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.
  • English-Turkish speaking trip and mountain leader,
  • All necessary local permits, registration and entry fees.
  • All transfers in the itinerary and detailed program.
  • All meals as stated in the itinerary
  • 2 nights of full-board accommodation in 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
  • Travel duffle bag and other complimentary items
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • International flight and related airfares

  • Visa (50 USD)

  • Personal equipments, clothing and sleeping bag

  • Meals not indicated in the tour program

  • Extras

  • Alcoholic drinks and beverages

  • Tips for the local staff (150-200 USD pp)

  • Any expenses related to Covid 19 (tests, etc.)

    SNG Supplement: 320 USD
    Sleeping Bag Rent: 40 USD
    Surcharge per person for 5-7 pax group: 180 USD

  1. Detailed Program 9 Days

    Day 1: Meeting in Istanbul Ataturk Airport (IST) and fly to Tanzania.

    Our itinerary is scheduled according to the flights from Istanbul. We will meet the participants who will fly from Istanbul at the Istanbul International Airport. We strictly recommend to appear at the airport three hours in advance the flight time unless you fly with a connecting flight. We will be in Kilimanjaro Airport next day. Please check the dates and flight times carefully.

    App. Elevation: 1400 m asl

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

    We meet our local company who will take us to our hotel after the visa and entrance procedures. Transfer to our exıtic lodge takes around an hour. We picked up a safari lodge which represents African soul. We keep this day as a recovery day after a long travel, for preparations as well and last minute checks. Depending on expedition members’ wish our leaders may take you down town or short excursions among the coffee fields.

    App. Elevation: 1400 m asl
    Transfer Time: 1 hr
    Meals Included: Öğle Yemeği – Akşam Yemeği

    Day 3: Transfer to Machame Gate (1800 m) of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Trek to Machame Camp (3000 m).

    After a breakfast in this lovely lodge we will depart to Kilimanjaro National Park. We will enter the park at Machame Gate. Paper work and registrations may take long at the gate. We will have lunch while our crew and leader is running registration process. The trek will start after our permits are issued. We will hike in a lush rainforest and enjoy the scenery and winding trails. On our route our leaders will briefly give you information about the flora and fauna and natural wildlife. At these lower elevations, the trail can be muddy and quite slippery. We highly recommend trekking poles. You may keep your gaiters in your daypack to wear to avoid mud on your pants. We will arrive our camp late in the afternoon just before the evening time.

    App.Elevations: Machame Gate 1800 m – Machame Camp, 3000 m
    Transfer Time: 1 hrs 30 min.
    App.Trekking Time and Distance: 6 hrs, 11 kms
    Meals Included: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

    Day 4: Trek to Shira Camp (3850 m)

    We will have a hearty breakfast. Machame Camp is located in a dense moor. We will emerge from the rainforest and keep on hiking on an ascending path. We will cross the valley along a steep rocky ridge. As promised, the terrain, landscape and flora will be different than the previous day. We will walk on a rocky terrain while crossing to the west onto a river gorge until we arrive at the Shira camp. Very easy scrambling may be required enroute. Shira Camp is located on the deposition lava field of Mt Shira which erupted and deformed on Kibo. We will be at the meeting point of the two volcanoes, literally two of the three volcanoes which form Kilimanjaro. After a rest in the camp, a short acclimatization hike to Shira Caves is recommended. We have a stunning sunset scenery from Shira plato.

    App.Elevations: Machame Camp, 3000 m – Shira Camp, 3850 m
    App.Trekking Time and Distance: 4 hrs, 5-6 km
    Meals Included: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

    Day 5: Acclimatization Day: Trek to Lava Tower (4630 m) and Barranco Camp (3976m)

    In the morning we will start climbing towards the main peak of Kibo, with the western glaciers clearly visible across the rugged high-altitude desert of volcanic formations. Today’s hike will end up at about the same elevation of the starting point but this acclimatization day is more than important. We will climb above 4000 meters today! First goal is to reach Lawa Tower lunch point 4600 m. We will keep walking with a slowest possible pace. After having lunch we will start descending down to Barranco Camp. Barranco Camp is located in the shade of great Barranco Wall. On our route, while getting closer to Barranco Valley we will see the Senecio plants which are endemic for Kilimanjaro. We will stay in Barranco Camp, rest and recover for the next day after a long day.

    App.Elevations: Shira Camp, 3850 m – Lava Tower, 4600 m – Barranco Camp, 3950 m
    App.Trekking Time and Distance: 6 – 7 hrs, 11 kms
    Meals Included: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

    Day 6: Trek to Karanga Camp (3995 m) through Karanga Valley

    We will have breakfast early today and just after the sunrise we will start our adventurous trek on Barranco Wall. We will walk on zig zag paths on the wall and before climbing the top of Barranco Wall requires easy scrambling. We will have long break above the wall with a great view. You better keep your cameras close by. Passing underneath the Heim and Kersten glaciers, we head towards the Karanga valley. During the second half of the today’s hike we will descent down to Karanga Valley. Descending paths to the creek base can be slippery and dusty. After a short break by the creek we will trek uphill to Karanga Camp on the ridge.

    App.Elevations: Barranco Camp, 3950 m – Karanga Camp,4000
    App.Trekking Time and Distance: 4-5 hrs, 5 kms
    Meals Included: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

    Day 7: Trek to Barafu Camp

    After a scenic and hearty breakfast we will give a start. Today we are heading to the lst high camp for the summit attempt. This is going to be easy and slow but short day. We will gradually ascent to the high camp of Barafu. Around noon time we will be at Barafu Hut. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are viewable from this spot. We may have short hikes around the camp and rest for the summit push at night!

    App.Elevations: Karanga Camp,4000 – Barafu Camp, 4630
    App.Trekking Time and Distance: 3-4 hrs, 4 kms
    Meals Included: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

    Day 8: Trek to Kilimanjaro Uhuru Summit (5895 m), Barafu Camp and Millenium Camp (3820 m)

    Very early in the morning (around midnight), we begin our summit attempt. This part is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the expedition. It is not rare to have extreme cold and sometimes strong winds at this elevation and time of the day. We will ascend in the dark for several hours with frequent, but short breaks. Near Stella Point (18,900 ft), which is the nearest pass to the crater rim on our route, you will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see coming over Mawenzi Peak. We will have a break at Stella and keep on hiking gently uphill to Uhuru Peak across the crater rim. Finally, we arrive at Uhuru Peak- the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. Uhuru means the freedom as you feel deep inside right here!
    On the way from the summit, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Millenium camp site after stopping at Barafu for lunch, for repacking and a short rest. The trail is very rocky and can be quite hard on the knees; trekking poles are recommended more than ever at this section. Millenium Camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. We enjoy our last dinner on Kilimanjaro and a have a well-deserved sleep.

    App.Elevations: Barafu Camp, 4630 m – Stella Point,5756 m – Uhuru Peak, 5895 m – Millenium Camp,3820 m
    App.Trekking Time and Distance: 12 -14 hrs, 17 km
    Meals Included: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

    Day 9: Trek to Mweka Gate (1640 m) and transfer to Arusha

    From now on, you are not the same! You have already a conquerer of the summit of Africa. Congragulation! We will have again a an early start for the day. A long, tiring descent is awaiting. But first we will celebrate the expedition with the local crew. We will sing songs and dance togehther before our hike. We will descent on the whrling trails to the Mweka Gate. After the check out process from the park we will drive to a close village to have lunch. After lunch we will drive back to Arusha.

    App.Elevations: Millenium Camp,3820 m – Mweka Gate, 1980 m
    App.Trekking Time and Distance: 5-6 hrs. , 10 kms
    Transfer Time: 1 hr 30 min.
    Meals Included: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

    Day 10: Transfer to Airport and return flights.

    Depending on the flight time and accommodation rules we will check out from the hotel and drive to the airport for the flights back home.
    App. Transfer Time: 1 hr
    Meals Included: Breakfast

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.

Recommended Flights

Ethiopian Airlines
Departure from Istanbul: (Connecting Flight)
28 January 2022, Friday
ET721, IST-ADD, 00:05-05:35
ET815, ADD-JRO, 10:15-12:50

Departure from Arusha Kilimanjaro International Airport: (Connecting Flight)
5 February 2022, Saturday
ET814, JRO-ADD, 17:35-20.05
ET1720, ADD-IST, 01:45-07.30 (Arrival on7 February 2022, Sunday)

ATTENTION: Please note that you have to be at the airport late at night on 27 January for the stated departure flight from Istanbul. Flight is on Friday, late at night on Thursday.

Alternative Option:

Qatar Airways
27 January 2022, Thursday
QR0244, SAW-DOH, 20:10-00:10
QR1499, DOH-JRO, 01:40-07:40 (Arrival on 28 January 2022, Friday )

5 February 2022, Saturday
QR1476, JRO-DOH, 17:10-23:15
QR0241, DOH-SAW, 07:30-12:00 (Arrival on6 February 2022, Sunday)

ATTENTION: Please note that the stated departure flight from Istanbul has a much squeezed connection time. Also consider that return flight has long connection time.

ATTENTION: We operate our itinerary according to the stated Ethiopian Airlines flights. Our company is not responsible for any of the changes by airways. Please contact us for any extra transfers and/or accommodations for the arriving and dparting flights other than Ethiopian Airlines.

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
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 trip. We recommend you to have TSh for shopping. You can also exchange currency in hotels and banks. You can use your credit cards at malls and bigger shops only, sometimes with commissions ranging from 8% to 10%. We recommend you to have min. $ 500-600 cash for this trips to be on safe side 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.

 

Tour Difficulty Level
https://montis.com.tr/en/tour-difficulty-levels/

 

 

 

 

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