08 DAYS UMBWE ROUTE
Descend to the Barafu Hut for a rest and brunch before continuing down to the camp at Mweka Hut at 3100m (11-14 hours total walking time). Those who still have energy on the summit may wish to descend to the Reutsh Crater and visit the dramatic ice pinnacles of the Eastern ice fields.
07 DAYS MARANGU ROUTE
After breakfast you will be transferred to Marangu gate the drive takes about 1 hour] passing through the villages of Marangu, which is located on the lower slopes of the mountain. Once you reach the park gate, you will be register with park office & start the hike for about 5 hours (12 kilometers) in the natural forest to arrive Mandara Hut
2700meters in the late afternoon for dinner and overnight.
08 DAYS MACHAME ROUTE
After spending a night at the Great Barranco wall, you now appreciate how beautiful Kilimanjaro really is. Along hike through the Karanga Valley brings you to join with Mweka route. This is preferred route down the summit.
08 DAYS RONGAI ROUTE
Very early start for the summit on steep scree up to Gilman’s point (5 hours, 5681m) on the crater rim. Continue around the rim to Uhuru peak (1.5 hours, 5895m). descend to our camp for brunch and a rest, then walk down to Horombo Hut. Total walking time around 12 hours.
08 DAYS LEMOSHO ROUTE
Start just after midnight for the 6 hours ascent of the screes leading to Stella point [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][5,725m]. From here a further 40 minutes walk to Uhuru Peak [5,895m]. Descend to the Barafu Hut for a rest and brunch before continuing down to camp at Mweka Hut [3,100m] 11-14 hours total walking time].
08 DAYS SHIRA ROUTE
Start just after midnight for the 6 hours ascent of the skees leading to Stella point [5,725m]. From here a further 40 minutes walk to Uhuru Peak [5,895m]. Descend to the Barafu Hut for a rest and brunch before continuing down to camp at Mweka Hut [3,100m] 11-14 hours total walking time].
About Mt Kilimanjaro
Kilimanjaro with its three volcanic cones, Kibo, Mawensi, and Shira, is an inactive stratovolcano in North-Eastern Kenya/ Tanzania border. Although it does not have the highest elevation, Kilimanjaro is the HIGHEST free-standing mountain rise in the world, rising 4,600 m (15,100 ft) from its base, and includes the highest peak in Africa at 5,895 meters (19,340 ft). The highest point is Uhuru Peak on the volcano Kibo, 5,895 meters (19,340 ft). Kibo has a 1.5 miles wide crater on the top of it. As the highest point in Africa, Uhuru Peak is one of the Seven Summits. The summit was first reached by the Marangu army scout, Yohanas Kinyala Lauwo, German Hans Meyer and Austrian Ludwig Purtscheller, on October 6, 1889. Two other peaks are also extinct volcanoes: Mawenzi (5,149 metres, 16,890 ft), the third highest peak in Africa (after Mount Kenya) and Shira (3,962 m, 13,000 ft). Yohanas’ Notch is named after Lauwo.
Kilimanjaro can be climbed any time of the year but the best time is considered to be from August to October and January to March. It is wet in the rainforest from April to June and November. December through to February is the warmest months. Climate
Kilimanjaro Tipping Policy
Tips will vary depending on the length and complexity of the trip, the number of staff on the trip and the number of clients on the trip. Generally, groups like to meet together before the end of the trek to discuss how much they would like to tip each staff member based on their individual trek experience.
Tips should not be dependent on whether you summit or not, but rather whether your guides and porters were professional and had your best interests in mind. Do not pay tips on the mountain nor should you pay for any extra services while you are on the mountain other than for the purpose of refreshments (only regularly available on the Marangu Route).
It is also worth bearing in mind that items of clothing and footwear, for children or adults, used or new, are also highly valued and can be given as well as money tips.
Tipping can either be in Euros or US Dollars. The following are the daily rates as recommended to tip per staff member:
Guide 20 $
Assistant guide 15 $
Cook 10 $
Porter 10 $
For all Kilimanjaro routes except Marangu, you will have:
1 climber: > 1 guide, 3 porters, 1 cook
2 climbers: > 1 guide, 6 porters, 1 extra assistance guide, 1 cook
3 climbers: > 1 guide, 9 porters, 1 extra assistance guide, 1 cook
4 climbers: > 2 guides, 9 porters, 1 extra assistance guide, 1 cook, 1 waiter
For Marangu you will have: 1 guide and 1 cook for each 8 climbers, 1 extra assistant guide per each 3 climbers, 2 porters per climber
Note: Each client should expect to tip between US$ 200 – US$ 250
Additional notes: To avoid confusion, on the first day of your climb, please confirm with your guide the correct total number of staff that you or your group have.
Please remember to gear up appropriately.
Please read our mountain tips very carefully.
Please be careful when you are out in the wild.
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