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Join us on an amazing adventure, climb Mount Kilimanjaro, which is the highest peak in Africa, with a height of approximately 5,900 meters, and enjoy a unique experience, from which you will learn patience and perseverance. you will spend nights in the camps, contemplating the magnificent views of volcanoes and the Alpine desert, and the road takes you up and down a series of valleys and hills, which increases the fun of the challenge to reach the summit, and then you will feel very happy and proud that you are standing on the fourth highest peak in the world!
The trip will begin from Kilimanjaro International Airport, which is located near Arusha in northern Tanzania. You will be received at Kilimanjaro International Airport and delivered to the beautiful and elegant hotel where you will spend the rest of the evening in Arusha
At night, you’ll talk about Kilimanjaro’s flight plan, which will be via Machami Road, and you’ll have time to check your flight equipment for the next day. You can spend the rest of the day in the hotel’s gardens relaxing like resting under the huge trees of Africa’s natural environment. We can also book a transport to take you downtown Arusha to explore the city and walk around its local market. We’ll have dinner together at the hotel restaurant and exchange conversations with our local escorts.
After breakfast, we will take private vehicles to Kilimanjaro. At the gate, we will sign in and, after the formalities, start off from Machame gate. This day hike is through verdant Afroae forest to Machame Camp, and en route we will stop and have a picnic lunch. We’ll be spending the night at Machame Camp (2, 980 m).
From Machame Camp we’ll take on a relatively steep hike to Shira Camp, gaining altitude rather quickly. What we’re passing through is called the heath zone, where attractive helichrysum and lobelia plants become apparent. Various geologic features can be seen today from lava tubes to glacial valleys. We’ll be stopping for a picnic lunch along the trail if weather and time permit. We’ll be spending the night at at Shira Camp (3,840 m).
This day is a ‘walk high, sleep low’ kind of day. We ascend into alpine desert and have a picnic lunch en route. For those feeling an extra burst of strength, you can even head up to Lava Tower before descending to Barranco Camp at 3,950 m. It is a long day, but the next time we head to this altitude is in two days’ time – great acclimatization day! We’ll be spending the night at Barranco Camp (3,950 m).
From Barranco Camp, famous for its giant groundsels, we will ascend the Barranco Wall and hike glacial valleys to Karanga Camp. It’s a relatively short day– we’ll be having lunch at Karanga Camp and, in the afternoon, taking a walk with our guides for great views of the southern walls of Kibo and deep glacial valleys. We’ll be spending the night at Karanaga Camp (3,930 m).
This is another half-day as we ascend to Barafu Camp at 4,550 m. We’ll be having lunch at the camp again, allowing us plenty of time to relax before the summit bid. Desolate alpine desert and at times strong winds rip over this camp and yet, in the evening, splendid views of Mawenzi volcano are the norm. We’ll eat a relatively early dinner before heading to rest for the evening and spending the night at Barafu Camp (4,550 m).
Most people depart just before midnight for the final summit bid. Patience and persistence is the name of game to reach the summit, and by dawn – as the first rays of light start to appear – most arrive near the rim. Ascending via Stella Point affords a relatively short final section to Uhuru peak, the roof of Africa, at 5,895 m! What goes up must come down, and our goal this day is to reach Mweka Camp. We’ll be spending the night at Mweka Camp (3,100 m). If we are late summiting then we may camp at the closer Millennium Camp.
After breakfast, we descend once again through montane forest and say farewell to the rest of the crew ahead of our midday pickup and transfer to the hotel for a well-deserved shower. We have the rest of the day to chill at the pool and celebrate in town or at the hotel
After breakfast and based on your flight timing, you will be taken to the airport for your flight back home.
-Headlamp + batteries; Lithium batteries prefers
-Walking shoes and other comfortable shoes in order to wear them at the end of the day to rest
-Shoes for long distance walk, waterproof, ankle support and warm, plus size enough light sock and other heavy . .
-Leg protector to prevent mud and snow from entering the feet if they exist /Gaiter
-“Wool or synthetic socks (heavy )/3 pairs (prefer wool)
It should be checked that it is suitable for the size of the boots while leaving a slight space for the comfort of the feet.
Note: – 1 pair, dry and unused for top day must be kept.”
-Lightweight and seriously thin lining socks worn as a first layer to keep the foot from blisters /Liner Socks
-Long and lightweight underwear, worn as the first piece on the body preferred from wool or synthetic/2 pieces up, 2 pieces down (cotton forbidden). Bring light Color for day walk and dark colors to the night walk if possible. (Prefer chest zip)
“Number is optional and prefers to diversify between long and short sleeves in light colors.
-Fleece/Soft Shell, Wool jacket with full zipper or half zipper for more ventilation in case it is hot
-Medium to heavy jacket/evening or in case you wish to climb Cala Patar
-Rain and air protective jacket, prefer to have underarm zips in order to enter the air if you want.
-Trousers for walking wear every day (cotton forbidden )
-Synthetic underwear clothes
-Lightweight/pair gloves (must be sure to fit comfortably inside heavy gloves)
-Thick gloves/pair (should not be too tight nor too wide )
-Warm hat covering ears
-Sun Protection Hat
-“Bandana/Buff to cover your neck
-backpack for long walk; enough to carry water, camera, snack size 40 liters will be good.
-“Water packagings/2 at 1 litre per packaging.
Water bag (1 litre or 2) is not valid for summit day because water may become frozen
-Sunscreen/30 + or more, it must be confirmed that the date does not exceed 3 months.
-Dry Sacks (to keep your clothes dry)
-Bag to carry your equipment by the team accompanying us (you can leave a bag in the hotel before going to the mountain)
-Zip lock bags for personal thing; phone.
-Snacks (optional )/Chocolate Bar, Nuts
-Travel clothes! Don’t forget to bring clean clothes after the trip, otherwise no one will be able to sit next to you in the plane !
-Bath wipes, soap, scented wipes, brush and paste, pad, sunscreen, powder feet… Your Personal Items
Your bag should contain water/glasses/jacket/gloves/snacks plus camera.
Everything else will be in your bag that the porter team will carry about you. You won’t see your bag because the porters are much faster than you and they’ll get to the place of your stay much before you
When packing the bag you must know that the weight of the bag must not exceed 15 kilos, according to the regulations or the team will not carry it.
All your equipment will be in it other than what was mentioned earlier in the item (backpack) remember that you should not carry a heavyweight on your back so you don’t get tired!
Just get what’s necessary. You don’t need much equipment. Just follow the list of equipment that was written to you and you’ll be fine
So you don’t spend much time every morning packing the bag, you can store your equipment with those little facts (airless bags) so you can see what’s inside and you don’t need to open it every time. This will save you effort every morning
You will need to put the sleeping bag in the tent when you stay overnight every day
It’s good to have a long ankle boot against water and high quality because you’ll wear it every day! Make sure the shoe size is slightly larger than usual size because you will have to wear more than one sock some days.
Remember to wear them days before the date of travel until they are used to the foot, especially when they are new
Remember that the space between fingers is what keeps your hand warm! Take a slightly larger size than usual
When gloves are highly fingertip, you won’t feel warm
Of course it should be made of wool and not cotton! They call it 3 seasons, similar to those we wear when skiing
Since the trip will be exceptional and great your camera will accompany you throughout the trip, we recommend not to bring SLR as it will be heavy and large, bring what you can easily carry. Don’t forget to bring extra batteries and put them in socks so they don’t run out of power inside
You also know that getting a hygiene shower is not possible in Kilimanjaro so it’s time to bring wet wipes! 🙂 For cleaning inside the tent, please make sure you bring enough underwear as laundry will also not be available on the mountain.
The best thing to bring with you is Dettol wipes or baby wipes. Dettol will be your best new friends on the mountain! Just clear yourself in your tent to renew your activity. Please also make sure to bring your toilet paper.
Make sure to cut your nails well so you don’t experience pain during the long walk
Some people get it from long walking hours. The last thing you want on this trip is a bubble that can make your life miserable when you’re there. The best trick we find is “preventive behavior.” This means that you envelop your sensitive points, such as heels, designated toes, etc., such as gauze and medical white tape once the journey begins. This will protect those areas from additional friction and get you rid of pimples.
Sleepwear and shoes
Once you arrive in the camp, you will want to take off the walking shoes and wear something comfortable. We suggest bringing something easy to wear and take off. In case I have to go to the bathroom at night, the last thing you want to do is fumble in the dark and tie the shoe!. You may also want to bring comfortable and warm sleepwear
The best snacks you can bring are dates and nuts, will provide you with energy plus their weights are light
You have given so much to be among us in the Toubkal as it is understood that everything will be smooth and orderly, but situations may arise in or before your journey is beyond our control for which we cannot be responsible. Travel insurance may help make your journey anxiety-free and protect yourself. Travel insurance can cover expenses resulting from situations such as: flight cancellation and disruption due to illness -Emergency medical transport -Baggage delay – Lost or stolen baggage- Doctor’s payments and hospital – Travel accidents – Weather delays.
There are plenty of options when it comes to travel insurance providers. We strongly recommend getting one trip travel insurance from World Nomad
You can buy it here: https://www.worldnomads.com/travelinsurance/
(Make sure to choose Explorer package as this covers areas with trades)
Departure and Renturn location: Kilimanjaro airport
Suggested flights: arrival between 13:00 – 15:00
From Riyadh to Kilimanjaro Ethiopian air arrives 12:50
From Jeddah to Kilimanjaro Ethiopian air arrives 12:50
Departure between 17:00 – 19:00
From Kilimanjaro to Riyadh Ethiopian air departs 17:35
From Kilimanjaro to Jeddah Ethiopian air departs 17:35
Small first aid bag, trip leader will have an integrated bag but to reserve/you should tell us if you have any health problems.
Medicines you may need:
Drugs/Medications/Prescriptions. Climbers should bring Pepto Bismol, Ciprofloxin (Cipro) 500mg
tablets for traveler’s diarrhea and for urinary tract infections, Azithromycin (Z-pak) 250mg tablets
for non-gastrointestinal infections, Acetazolamide (Diamox) 125 or 250 mg tablets for altitude
sickness, Ibuprofen 200mg or Acetaminophen (Tylenol) tablets for altitude headaches, sprains,