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Ol’ Doinyo Lengai TREKKING

3 DAYS | 2 NIGHTS TREKKING

Destinations

Arusha City, Lake Natron and Ol' Doinyo Lengai Via Kilimanjaro

Route Overview

Ol’ Doinyo Lengai means “The Mountain of God” in the Maasai language of the native people. The volcano is the only active volcano in this part of the Rift Valley and is often mentioned to as strangest volcano on Earth. 

It’s is an active volcano mountain in Tanzania and the world which is located in the northern Tanzania lying just south of Lake Natron in the Rift Valley within the Arusha Region of Tanzania, East Africa in the heart of Masai which is regarded as sacred mountain.

DAY BY DAY

full Itinerary

Day 1: DAY 1: Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) – Arusha City

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will meet a representative from NAT – DMC and transferred to your hotel in Arusha City for relaxation, trip briefing and overnight while exploring the glance of Arusha City and Mount Meru view.

Day 2: ARusha City to Lake natron

Morning at 8.30am after breakfast pickup from the hotel in Arusha city and depart for Lake Natron on the great lift valley – Mt. Lengai base arrive at the afternoon hours then little tour at Lake Natron by foot, an alkaline lake that serves as the principal breeding site for three-quarters of the world’s population of Lesser Flamingoes.

Day 3: ol' doinyo lengai trekking to arusha city

Start climbing to the Mt. Ol’ Doinyo Lengai (2896m) which will take about 4 to 5 hours on a normal climbing pace. During your climb, you will be escorted by an experienced Maasai guide. 

After exploring the peak you will head back down the mountain to the base where your driver will be waiting for you to take you back to the camp to rest and freshen up.  You will then be transferred back to Arusha/Moshi through Ngare Sero Maasai village where you will be able to visit the Maasai bomas and experience their ways of life then transferred back to the JRO airport for flight home.

Package Includes

  • Airport transfer on arrival and during departure
  • Ground local Transport
  • Climb briefing conducted by our Office Staff and Leading Guide prior to climb
  • All park fees (including Mountain entrance, rescue and hut fees)
  • All applicable government taxes
  • Accommodation (Hotels, Huts and Tents) and meals as indicated in the confirmed itinerary
  • Service of a Professionally Multi-linguistic linguistic mountain-guide and assistants (well-trained translator guide) with wide variety of skills:
  • Cook service and adequate porters to carry both trip provisions and passenger private bags.
  • Unlimited mineral drinking water while on trekking
  • Comprehensive First aid Medical Kit.
  • Emergency Oxygen at no extra charges
  • Fingertip Pulse Oximeter, to measure client’s oxygen saturation and pulse rate daily.
  • 24/7 radios/ phones communication
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Climbing Achievement at the end of the exercise

Package Excludes

  • International and domestic airfare
  • AMREF Flying Doctors cover for medical evacuation which last for 30 days effective arrival date
  • Tips to guides ($25), porter ($15) and Cook ($10) per guide per day per group
  • Items of personal nature such as passport, visa, traveller’s insurance, bar drinks e.t.c
  • Personal climbing gears which can be rented e.g sleeping bags
  • Medical equipment which can be rented well in advance for the following costs: $250/group for hyperbaric chamber, $210/group for an emergency oxygen cylinder and $140/group for a stretcher. Please note these prices include a porter to carry the equipment.

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Mount Meru TRekking

5 DAYS | 4 NIGHTS TREKKING

Destinations

Arusha City, Momela, Miriakamba Hut, Saddle Hut, Socialist Peak Via Kilimanjaro

Route Overview

Adventurous travelers who love the idea of climbing an African mountain but who don’t want an extremely challenging experience will enjoy this five-days climb of Mt. Meru. 

Most days will include a few hours of hiking, while on the long summit day, you’ll start in the middle of the night and be rewarded by sweeping views over the plains toward Mt. Kilimanjaro. Spot wildlife, trek through different vegetation zones, and afterward, relax at the beautiful and historic Rivertrees Country Inn.

DAY BY DAY

full Itinerary

Day 1: DAY 1: Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) – Arusha City

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will meet a representative from NAT – DMC and transferred to your hotel in Arusha City for relaxation, trip briefing and overnight while exploring the glance of Arusha City and Mount Meru view.

Day 2: ARusha City to Momela Gate

Morning transfer to Momela Gate (1500m) to start the climb registration. After registration there will be 3 hours walk to Miriakamba Hut (9,370 ft) for dinner and overnight. You will be excited in the afternoon while explore the Meru Crater during the walk.

Day 3: Miriakamba to Saddle Hut

Start climbing to the big valley and then to Saddle Hut (11,700 ft) which will take about three hours along the steep Saddle walls. After lunch, you will then climb a little higher to explore Little Meru (3820m) about 1 ½ hour hike in the afternoon then back to Saddle Hut for dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Saddle Hut to Socialist Peak (mt. meru summit)

Early in the morning start final ascend to the summit of Mount Meru (14,980 ft) which will take up to 5 hours and then return to Miriakamba Hut for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Miriakamba Hut to Momela Gate

Start an easy walk in the morning after breakfast to Momella Gate with arrival at 11.00am then picked for transfer to Arusha City for lunch then transferred back to the JRO airport for flight home.

Package Includes

  • Airport transfer on arrival and during departure
  • Ground local Transport
  • Climb briefing conducted by our Office Staff and Leading Guide prior to climb
  • All park fees (including Mountain entrance, rescue and hut fees)
  • All applicable government taxes
  • Accommodation (Hotels, Huts and Tents) and meals as indicated in the confirmed itinerary
  • Service of a Professionally Multi-linguistic linguistic mountain-guide and assistants (well-trained translator guide) with wide variety of skills:
  • Cook service and adequate porters to carry both trip provisions and passenger private bags.
  • Unlimited mineral drinking water while on trekking
  • Comprehensive First aid Medical Kit.
  • Emergency Oxygen at no extra charges
  • Fingertip Pulse Oximeter, to measure client’s oxygen saturation and pulse rate daily.
  • 24/7 radios/ phones communication
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Climbing Achievement at the end of the exercise

Package Excludes

  • International and domestic airfare
  • AMREF Flying Doctors cover for medical evacuation which last for 30 days effective arrival date
  • Tips to guides ($25), porter ($15) and Cook ($10) per guide per day per group
  • Items of personal nature such as passport, visa, traveller’s insurance, bar drinks e.t.c
  • Personal climbing gears which can be rented e.g sleeping bags
  • Medical equipment which can be rented well in advance for the following costs: $250/group for hyperbaric chamber, $210/group for an emergency oxygen cylinder and $140/group for a stretcher. Please note these prices include a porter to carry the equipment.

BOOK THIS TOUR WITH US

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Our 24/7 Emergency Phone Services

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We specialize in a tailor made independent safari select programmes, that is absolutely responsive to our Client’s tastes, preferences and highly considerable to value for money.

Rongai Route

8 DAYS | 7 NIGHTS TREKKING

Destinations

Arusha City, Nalemoru Gate, Simba Camp, Kikelewa Campsite, Mawenzi Tarn Campsite, Kibo Hut, Uhuru Peak, Horombo Camp and Marangu Gate via kilimanjaro

Route Overview

Rongai Route is the lesser crowding route compared with Marangu route where you can climb mountain Kilimanjaro from the north close to the Kenyan boarder but later descending through the Marangu route. Despite the fact that this route has gaining significant popularity among the Climbers, but yet still it has more gradual slopes than other routes, innocent wildness, more remote hike and offers a different perspective on Kilimanjaro by approaching it from the north. 

It is generally considered to be the easiest of the quality routes on the mountain.  Rongai is the best route for people who are looking for a decent quality experience and are perhaps not absolutely confident about their fitness. Generally, it takes 8 days (7 nights) to safely climb Mount Kilimanjaro via Rongai Route.

DAY BY DAY

full Itinerary

Day 1: Kilimanjaro International Airport – Arusha City

Welcome in Tanzania. Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro airport meet our professional guide and you will be chauffeured to the hotel, recommended Mount Meru Hotel in Arusha City for relaxation, trip briefing and overnight stay.

Day 2: Arusha City – Nalemoru gate (1,950 m) – Simba Camp

After breakfast in the morning depart from Arusha Town to Marangu Gate located inside the Kilimanjaro National Park for entry registration, thereafter you will travel to Nalemoru where it takes 2. 30 hrs, 68km to Rongai Starting point. From there we will begin our trek from an altitude of 2,000m up to 2,670 m to reach the Simba Camp.

Day 3: Simba Camp – Kikelewa Campsite (3,600 m)

Breakfast will begin very early around 7. 00am and hiking will take approximately 7 hrs plus an hour break for lunch at first caves with an ascent of over 1,000 m altitude on the way up to Kikelewa Campsite. Here you will have an amazing view including a stream of water below caves.

Day 4: Kikelewa Campsite – Mawenzi Tarn Campsite (4,303 m)

Day four on the Rongai Route is a short but steep climb from Kikelewa Campsite to Mawenzi Tarn Campsite which sits in the shadow of the magnificent Mawenzi Peak. You will arrive on time for lunch and spend the afternoon exploring the surrounding area and acclimatize for your healthy summit attempts.

Day 5: Mawenzi Tarn Campsite – Kibo Hut (4,730 m)

After breakfast you will head westwards through the Saddle which is formed between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi, and up to Kibo Hut 4,700 m. The route is dry, barren and rather inhospitable but provides spectacular views of Kibo.

At Kibo Hut you will get dinner and will go to bed early around 19. 00 hrs as you will be awoken about 23. 00 hrs by your guide to begin the summit attempts.

Day 6: Kibo Hut – Uhuru Peak (5,895 m) – Horombo Camp (3,720 m)

The day starts at midnight, after being woken up for having tea and snacks you will begin your ascent in the dark across a rocky path to the first check point, Hans Meyer Cave at 5,150 m.

The path then zigzags and increases in steepness as you approach Gilman’s Point 2 to 3 hrs later at 5,681 m. Now you’re on Kibo’s crater rim, a huge achievement! But you still have a 200 m ascent to trek the summit, Uhuru Peak. After a short rest at Kibo Hut, we will gather all our remaining gears and head down to Horombo Camp around 3 hrs for overnight stay and dinner.

Day 7: Horombo Camp – Marangu Gate (1870 m) – Arusha City

After delicious breakfast you will continue with your descent through the lush forest to the Marangu Gate where successful hikers receive their summit certificates. A well equipped 4×4 Land Cruiser will be waiting for you and will drive you to Arusha City.

 Day 8:  DEPARTING DAY (Arusha City – JRO)

After morning breakfast at your hotel, then transfer with your lunch box to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) for flight unless you have an option to have a short safari, we can organize for either Cultural Tourim.

Package Includes

  • Airport transfer on arrival and during departure
  • Ground local Transport
  • Climb briefing conducted by our Office Staff and Leading Guide prior to climb
  • All park fees (including Mountain entrance, rescue and hut fees)
  • All applicable government taxes
  • Accommodation (Hotels, Huts and Tents) and meals as indicated in the confirmed itinerary
  • Service of a Professionally Multi-linguistic linguistic mountain-guide and assistants (well-trained translator guide) with wide variety of skills:
  • Cook service and adequate porters to carry both trip provisions and passenger private bags.
  • Unlimited mineral drinking water while on trekking
  • Comprehensive First aid Medical Kit.
  • Emergency Oxygen at no extra charges
  • Fingertip Pulse Oximeter, to measure client’s oxygen saturation and pulse rate daily.
  • 24/7 radios/ phones communication
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Climbing Achievement at the end of the exercise

Package Excludes

  • International and domestic airfare
  • AMREF Flying Doctors cover for medical evacuation which last for 30 days effective arrival date
  • Tips to guides ($25), porter ($15) and Cook ($10) per guide per day per group
  • Items of personal nature such as passport, visa, traveller’s insurance, bar drinks e.t.c
  • Personal climbing gears which can be rented e.g sleeping bags
  • Medical equipment which can be rented well in advance for the following costs: $250/group for hyperbaric chamber, $210/group for an emergency oxygen cylinder and $140/group for a stretcher. Please note these prices include a porter to carry the equipment.

BOOK THIS TOUR WITH US

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Our 24/7 Emergency Phone Services

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We specialize in a tailor made independent safari select programmes, that is absolutely responsive to our Client’s tastes, preferences and highly considerable to value for money.

Lemosho (Shira) Route

8 DAYS TREKKING ITINERARY

Destinations

Arusha City, Londorossi Gate, Mti Mkubwa Camp, Shira I Camp, Shira Camp II, Baranco Camp, Karanga Camp, Barafu Camp, Uhuru Peak, Mweka Camp, Mweka Gate Via kilimanjaro

Route Overview

This is the longest and expensive route to ascend the famous mountain over all other routes though it has the most spectacular panoramas, better acclimatization opportunities, higher success rates and low crowds Roads are very difficult and impassable during the rain season and can be accessible only with 4WD vehicles.

To enjoy this route, it requires highest level of fitness by Climbers and the completed route takes minimum of 8 days duration period with an additional of 1-night on arrival and a day during departure. Usually accommodation at this route is on camping and Climbers will encounter low traffic joins the Machame route.

DAY BY DAY

full Itinerary

Day 1: Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) – Arusha City (1400 m)

Welcome to Tanzania!

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will meet our professional guide and you will be chauffeured to Mount Meru Hotel in Arusha City for relaxation, trip briefing and overnight stay.

Day 2: Arusha – Londorossi Gate (2,100 m) – Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,650 m)

Next to your breakfast at Mount Meru Hotel, we will depart with picnic lunches through the rural countryside to the Londrossi Gate for entry formalities. Before driving further to the Lemosho Trailhead, you will enjoy a picnic lunch and thereafter commence your trek. NB: The road to the trail can become very muddy and at certain time of the year may be impossible for vehicles to pass. Therefore you will complete the walk on foot accompanied by an Armed Ranger as elephant, buffalo can be seen along the way.

The trail offers a gradual ascent and slight descent into the Lemosho Glades before arriving at Mti Mkubwa (Big Tree) Camp located within the upper reaches of the montane forest zone for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3: Mti Mkubwa Camp – Shira I Camp (3,609 m)

After breakfast around 7. 00am, you will leave behind the rain forest with picnic lunch, then continue a walk descending through the lush rolling hills and cross several streams until you reach Ridge before dropping gently down to Shira I Camp where you will spend the night and spectaculars view of Kibo from across the plateau which is a breath-taking.

Day 4: Shira I Camp – Shira II Camp

This is an acclimatization day whereby you will explore the Shira plateau as you hike east towards Kibo’s peak which leads to Shira Camp II and it is located beneath northern ice fields of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

From there, you will ascend gently through the lower alpine moorland which is notable for its beautiful wild flowers and plants. The camp in the night is more exposed and will be windy and colder with temperatures often dropping below freezing point.

Day 5: Shira II Camp – Barranco Camp (3,948 m)

In the morning after a well-deserved breakfast, you will traverse the South West side of Kilimanjaro while passing the Lava Tower called the “Shark’s Tooth” at 4,267m then proceed with the final section of the Western Breach to the bottom of the Great Barranco Valley for relaxation, dinner enjoyment and overnight stay at Barranco Camp which is 7 hrs walks from Shira II Camp.

This route is very important despite your day ends at the same elevation but will help your body to prepare for summit day.

Day 6: Barranco Camp – Karanga Camp (3,995 m)

Next to breakfast, it is now the time to conquer the Great Barranco Wall. However it may seems intimidating at the first glance but usually is much easier than anticipated and at the top you will have a view of Heim Glacier then the trail winds up and down in the Karanga Valley where you will have views of the summit from many different angles for enjoying the rest of your day as you have acclimatized enough.

Day 7: Karanga Camp – Barafu Camp (4,600 m)

Morning after tea or coffee. You will have a steep climb up the eastern wall that leads to the Heim Glacier, then take a steep exit up the Great Barranco Wall which divides you from the south eastern slopes of Kibo and the trail continues down into the alpine desert of the Karanga Valley and finally you will have a steep climb up to Karanga Camp for enjoyment, dinner and overnight stay.

Day 8: Barafu Camp – Uhuru Peak (5,895 m) – Mweka Camp (3,068 m)

Once wake up, you will continue your trek into the early hours of the morning as you follow the trail between the Rebmann and Ratzel Glaciers to Stella Point at 5,756m which is located on the Crater rim in time to watch the sunrise from the Roof of Africa. Here you will rest and take in the magnificent beauty around, continue along the snow covered trail to Uhuru Peak. Temperatures near the summit can range from -23 °C in the morning to just below freezing point during the night.

Upon arrival at the summit you will have the opportunity for a short rest and celebrate a successful climb.

You will then begin descent towards Barrafu Camp where you will enjoy a short rest before continuing to the Mweka Camp situated in the upper forest where you can expect mist or rain in the afternoon and you will spend your final night on the mountain.

DAY 9: Mweka Camp – Mweka Gate (1,640 m) – Arusha City

A gentle walk takes you down through the rainforest to Mweka gate at 1,980 m where successful climbers will receive their summit certificates. After lunch, you will be  driven back to Arusha City for overdue shower and more celebrations including overnight stay at Mout Meru Hotel.

DAY 10: ARUSHA CITY – KILIMANJARO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Next to breakfast in the morning, we will transfer you to Kilimanjaro International Airport for flight back home..

Depending on the flight schedule, we may organize for half day market visit for souvenir from Arusha Cultural Heritage Centre and Tanzanite Museum prior to departure

Package Includes

  • Airport transfer on arrival and during departure
  • Ground local Transport
  • Climb briefing conducted by our Office Staff and Leading Guide prior to climb
  • All park fees (including Mountain entrance, rescue and hut fees)
  • All applicable government taxes
  • Accommodation (Hotels, Huts and Tents) and meals as indicated in the confirmed itinerary
  • Service of a Professionally Multi-linguistic linguistic mountain-guide and assistants (well-trained translator guide) with wide variety of skills:
  • Cook service and adequate porters to carry both trip provisions and passenger private bags.
  • Unlimited mineral drinking water while on trekking
  • Comprehensive First aid Medical Kit.
  • Emergency Oxygen at no extra charges
  • Fingertip Pulse Oximeter, to measure client’s oxygen saturation and pulse rate daily.
  • 24/7 radios/ phones communication
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Climbing Achievement at the end of the exercise

Package Excludes

  • International and domestic airfare
  • AMREF Flying Doctors cover for medical evacuation which last for 30 days effective arrival date
  • Tips to guides ($25), porter ($15) and Cook ($10) per guide per day per group
  • Items of personal nature such as passport, visa, traveller’s insurance, bar drinks e.t.c
  • Personal climbing gears which can be rented e.g sleeping bags
  • Medical equipment which can be rented well in advance for the following costs: $250/group for hyperbaric chamber, $210/group for an emergency oxygen cylinder and $140/group for a stretcher. Please note these prices include a porter to carry the equipment.

BOOK THIS TOUR WITH US

CALL BACK FOR MORE

Enquire now and a Noble Adventure Expert will be in touch within 24 hours!

Our 24/7 Emergency Phone Services

Call: +255 764 600 426

We specialize in a tailor made independent safari select programmes, that is absolutely responsive to our Client’s tastes, preferences and highly considerable to value for money.

Machame Route

7 DAYS TREKKING ITINERARY

Destinations

Arusha, Machame Gate, Machame Camp, Shira Camp, Lava Tower, Barranco Camp, Karanga Camp, Barrafu Camp, Uhuru Peak, Mweka Camp & Mweka Gate via kilimanjaro

Route Overview

The Machame route which sometimes they call WHISKEY ROUTE is the most attractive route to climb the Mount Kilimanjaro with great background than any other route. The accommodation on the way up and down is only camping. 

This route is ideal suitable for adventurous hikers because of its tireless hike work. Normally the best minimum duration to complete climbing is 7 days exclusively with an additional of 1-night on arrival and the other day during your departure. Impressive Vertical Barranco Wall is another attraction on this route, so supply of oxygen is as well great on this route due to its vegetation.

DAY BY DAY

full Itinerary

Day 1: Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) – Arusha City (1400 m)

Welcome in Tanzania. Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will meet our professional guide and you will be chauffeured to Mount Meru Hotel in Arusha City for relaxation, trip briefing and overnight stay.

Day 2: Arusha City – Machame Gate (1,640 m) – Machame Camp (2,9720 m)

Next to heavy breakfast at Mount Meru Hotel, you will start with a 2hrs safe drives to Machame gate where the journey passes through the Machame village to give you the glimpse of Tanzanian livelihood. At the gate you will have a stop for entry registration with KINAPA.

You will then start your ascent through natural rain forest about halfway up the trail. You will then have a lunch break and thereafter reach the Machame Campsite in the late afternoon for overnight stay and dinner. 

Day 3: Machame Camp – Shira Campsite (3804 m)

After breakfast in the morning, you will leave the glades of the rain forest and entering the Moorland Vegetation. You will continue to cross a little valley and find a steep rocky ridge onto the Shira plateau which leads to Shira Camp where you will spend the night. This is an exposed campsite and you will notice the temperature drop, often below freezing point during the night.

It is normal to experience mild headaches on this day, which should be alleviated with paracetamol. Those choosing to take Diamox should begin their dosage this morning with half a tablet (125mg) and the other half prior to supper in the evening. Distance hiked in this second day will be 5.2km.

Day 4: Shira Camp – Lava Tower (3,901 m) – Barranco Camp (3,950 m)

Immediately after breakfast the journey will begin from the Shira Plateau where you will continue east up a steep and rocky trail to Lava Tower, this chunky remnant of Kilimanjaro’s earlier volcanic activity is several hundred meters high and the trail passes right below. You will then descend to the lower cliffs of the Western Breach and Breach Wall to Barranco Camp where you will be rewarded with beautiful landscape and spend the night. Although you end the day at the same elevation as when you started, the importance of the day is acclimatization. 

Distance from Shira to Lava Tower is 7.0km. while from Lava Tower to Barranco is 3.7km. After your arrival at the camp, each couple will be supplied with a bowl of hot water for washing and enjoy dinner prepared by our cook with passion.

Day 5: Barranco Camp – Karanga Camp (3959 m)

Just after breakfast, it will be the time to conquer the Great Barranco Wall. However it may seems intimidating at the first instance, but much easier than  anticipated and at the top you will have a view of Heim Glacier then the trail winds up and down in the Karanga Valley. You will have lunch at the Camp and enjoy the rest of your day just resting as you have acclimatized enough.

Day 6: Karanga Camp – Barafu Camp (4,680 m)

In the morning following breakfast, you will depart to Karanga Camp and proceed on a steep ridge up to Barranco wall and then through Karanga Valley to the junction that intersects with the Mweka Route. As you proceed hiking for 1 to 2 hrs, you will reach Barrafu Hut and enjoy the views of the summit from the distance. Note: This is the last water point for porters.

“Barrafu” is a swahili word means “Ice”, this Camp is located on a rocky, exposed ridge thus tents will be more exposed to wind and rocks so it is vital for hikers to familiarize with the camp prior the darkness. An early dinner will be served for maximizing your resting time before summit attempts at the same night. Your guide will give you a detailed briefing on how to prepare for your last push to the summit tonight.

Day 7: Barafu Camp – Uhuru Peak (5,895 m) – Mweka Camp (3,100 m)

The Summit Night! You will spend a short night at this camp, wake up at midnight around 23: 00 hrs for tea and biscuits, from there begin your summit attempts, the route heads north east and ascend over stone scree. A lot of trekkers feel that this is the most mentally and physically challenging part of the hike, around 6 hrs you will have reached Stella Point at 5,685 m located on the Crater rim. Continue ascending for about 2 hrs on a snow-covered trail to Uhuru Peak after enjoying the magnificent sunrise.

Congratulations, at this point you are at the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, this is a lifetime memory and you will spend a short while to take photos and drinks before descend to Barrafu Camp which takes 3 hrs. At the camp, you will pend the rest of your day relaxing and gathering some strength for the next day at Mweka Camp. 

 Day 8: Mweka Camp  – Mweka Gate (1,640 m) – Arusha City

After a leisurely breakfast in the morning, you will continue with your descent to the Mweka Gate where successful climbers receive their summit certificates. Then you will have 1 hr descent to Mweka village for hot lunch and thereafter drive back to Arusha City for overdue showers and more celebrations before Dinner & overnight stay at Mount Meru Hotel.

This will mark end of Climbing exercise via Machame Route.

 DAY 9: ARUSHA CITY  – KILIMANJARO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Next to breakfast in the morning, we will transfer you to Kilimanjaro International Airport for flight back home..

Depending on the flight schedule, we may organize for half day market visit for souvenir from Arusha Cultural Heritage Centre and Tanzanite Museum prior to departure

Package Includes

  • Airport transfer on arrival and during departure
  • Ground local Transport
  • Climb briefing conducted by our Office Staff and Leading Guide prior to climb
  • All park fees (including Mountain entrance, rescue and hut fees)
  • All applicable government taxes
  • Accommodation (Hotels, Huts and Tents) and meals as indicated in the confirmed itinerary
  • Service of a Professionally Multi-linguistic linguistic mountain-guide and assistants (well-trained translator guide) with wide variety of skills:
  • Cook service and adequate porters to carry both trip provisions and passenger private bags.
  • Unlimited mineral drinking water while on trekking
  • Comprehensive First aid Medical Kit.
  • Emergency Oxygen at no extra charges
  • Fingertip Pulse Oximeter, to measure client’s oxygen saturation and pulse rate daily.
  • 24/7 radios/ phones communication
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Climbing Achievement at the end of the exercise

Package Excludes

  • International and domestic airfare
  • AMREF Flying Doctors cover for medical evacuation which last for 30 days effective arrival date
  • Tips to guides ($25), porter ($15) and Cook ($10) per guide per day per group
  • Items of personal nature such as passport, visa, traveller’s insurance, bar drinks e.t.c
  • Personal climbing gears which can be rented e.g sleeping bags
  • Medical equipment which can be rented well in advance for the following costs: $250/group for hyperbaric chamber, $210/group for an emergency oxygen cylinder and $140/group for a stretcher. Please note these prices include a porter to carry the equipment.

BOOK THIS TOUR WITH US

CALL BACK FOR MORE

Enquire now and a Noble Adventure Expert will be in touch within 24 hours!

Our 24/7 Emergency Phone Services

Call: +255 764 600 426

We specialize in a tailor made independent safari select programmes, that is absolutely responsive to our Client’s tastes, preferences and highly considerable to value for money.

Marangu Route

6 DAYS TREKKING ITINERARY

Destinations

Arusha, Marangu Gate, Mandara Hut, Horombo Hut, Kibo Hut & Uhuru Peak via kilimanjaro

Route Overview

Marangu Route is the famous, oldest and most established path to reach the summit among all other routes by far in which sometime they call COCA COLA ROUTE. The greatest advantage of it is that it does not require any professional equipment, it offers accommodation in the mountain huts containing proper beds and other basic necessities like washrooms, toilets and communal dining halls and fairly cheap compared to others. It is advisable that, climbers should additionally bring their sleeping bags as they will be supplied only with mattresses and pillows. 

The climbing provide for 6-days climbing duration in a safest way that we highly recommend. However, the success rate of this route is pretty low due to acclimatization. Using a longer route will help your body acclimatize better to the mountain’s environmental conditions.

DAY BY DAY

full Itinerary

Day 1: DAY 1: Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) – Arusha City

Welcome to Tanzania!

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will meet a representative from NAT – DMC and will transfer you to  Mount Meru Hotel within the City of  Arusha for relaxation, trip briefing and overnight while exploring the glance of Arusha City and Mount Meru view.

Day 2: Arusha City – Marangu Gate (1,860 m) – Mandara Hut (2,715 m)

In the morning next to your breakfast, you will depart Arusha City and drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park, home of the world’s tallest free-standing mountain at 5,895m high. On arrival at Marangu Gate you will sign in, complete your registration and other formalities before you begin hiking with your team.

Then, you will ascend through the rain forest on a cleared ridge where many of Kilimanjaro’s wildlife is found. An alternative and more scenic parallel trail follows a stream through the undergrowth and offers the option to re-join the main trail after 1.5 hrs of trekking or just before your arrival at Mandara Hut then you will spend the night with a well-deserved dinner.

Day 3: Mandara Hut – Horombo Hut (3,720 m)

After breakfast, you will proceed along a steep ascent through the rain forest which later opens into high Moorland where you will see some of Kilimanjaro’s spectacular flora and fauna. You will have the opportunity to walk to Maundi Crater which offers views of Northern Tanzania and Kenya,  and if weather permits you may get your first glimpse of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. In the early afternoon you will arrive at Horombo Hut where you will rest while your Chef prepares for your delicious dinner.

Day 4: Horombo Hut – Kibo Hut (4,703 m)

Early in the morning after hot breakfast you will take the lower route which is easier and most recommended where you can pass near the water point at 4,200 m and you will need to fill your bottles with enough drinking water as this will be the last water point otherwise you can buy mineral water or soft drinks at Kibo Hut.

After 2 hrs of walking you will reach Kibo Hut which is built with stone blocks and have 60 bunk beds and platform toilets. It is at the barren Alpine desert with only grasses and everlasting flower where you will overnight.

Day 5: Acclimatization Day

This is an acclimatization day. Horombo is usually bustling with hikers thus it is an atmosphere of adventure and excitement, and we increadibly recommend this additional acclimatization day and night to give you a greater opportunity of summit attempts.

We will continue with ascent into alpine desert and to the Saddle before proceeding to Kibo Hut where the summit is only 1,195m above you. You will enjoy an early dinner and retire to your tent where you will be preparing for your hike to the summit later in the night. At 23. 00 hrs, you will be woken up by your guide for a quick tea or coffee and snacks before starting the journey.

Day 6: Kibo Hut – Uhuru Peak (5,895 m)

You will proceed with your trek into the early hours around 23. 30 and the first section of the trail consists of a rocky path to the Hans Meyer Cave at 5,510 m where you will have the opportunity to take a short rest if required, then continue along a steep path to Gilman’s Point at 5,681m which is located on the Crater rim and this is the most demanding section of the Marangu route.

From Gilman’s Point it is common to encounter snow all the way to the Uhuru Peak. Here you will watch the sunrise from the Roof of Africa, a once in a lifetime experience.

After a time of enjoying the view you will begin your descent to Kibo Hut for breakfast and some well-deserved rest before continue with your descent to Horombo Hut where you will spend your final night on the mountain.

Day 7: Horombo Hut – Marangu Gate – Arusha City

Next to breakfast you will continue with your descent to Marangu Gate where successful climbers will receive their summit certificates. Your vehicle will be awaiting for you and will pick  you to Arusha City for relaxation, more celebrations and overnight stay.

DAY 8: ARUSHA CITY - KILIMANJARO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Depending on the flight schedule, we can organize either a day safari trip to the Arusha National Park or extensive visit at the local cultural market for an extra independent personal cost before taken to the airport.

We prefer visiting Arusha Cultural Heritage and Tanzanite Museum including having hot BBQ at the Tembo Club then proceed to JRO for flight back home

Package Includes

  • Airport transfer on arrival and during departure
  • Ground local Transport
  • Climb briefing conducted by our Office Staff and Leading Guide prior to climb
  • All park fees (including Mountain entrance, rescue and hut fees)
  • All applicable government taxes
  • Accommodation (Hotels, Huts and Tents) and meals as indicated in the confirmed itinerary
  • Service of a Professionally Multi-linguistic linguistic mountain-guide and assistants (well-trained translator guide) with wide variety of skills:
  • Cook service and adequate porters to carry both trip provisions and passenger private bags.
  • Unlimited mineral drinking water while on trekking
  • Comprehensive First aid Medical Kit.
  • Emergency Oxygen at no extra charges
  • Fingertip Pulse Oximeter, to measure client’s oxygen saturation and pulse rate daily.
  • 24/7 radios/ phones communication
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Climbing Achievement at the end of the exercise

Package Excludes

  • International and domestic airfare
  • AMREF Flying Doctors cover for medical evacuation which last for 30 days effective arrival date
  • Tips to guides ($25), porter ($15) and Cook ($10) per guide per day per group
  • Items of personal nature such as passport, visa, traveller’s insurance, bar drinks e.t.c
  • Personal climbing gears which can be rented e.g sleeping bags
  • Medical equipment which can be rented well in advance for the following costs: $250/group for hyperbaric chamber, $210/group for an emergency oxygen cylinder and $140/group for a stretcher. Please note these prices include a porter to carry the equipment.

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