Ascent of Kilimanjaro

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Ascent of Kilimanjaro

Ascent of Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro is an inactive volcano located in northeastern Tanzania. It has three volcanic cones: Kibo, Mawensi and Shira. The highest elevation is the Uhuru point at 5,895 meters above sea level on the Kibo volcano. The Kibo crater is 2.4 km wide. Uhuru is the highest peak in Africa and is part of the “Seven Summits”.

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa (5,895m) as well as the highest isolated mountain in the world. During its ascent, you will walk through a variety of landscapes; first you will pass through grassy terrain, after which you will find yourself in a tropical forest with monkeys and birds. Further up you will be on the “roof of Africa”, where you will find glaciers, snow and ice. The view from above, over the African landscape, is simply magnificent. In fact, the moment you set foot on top of Kilimanjaro will probably be the highlight of your trip and will remain forever etched in your memories. This is why climbing Kilimanjaro is so popular. 

SAFETY FIRST!

The professionalism of our teams ensures a very high success rate (more than 90%), and safety is enhanced by a decompression chamber and bottled oxygen that we send with each group. Each guide is also equipped with an oximeter.
For communication, we use a satellite phone that allows us to be in constant contact with our teams. This phone is also in contact with a doctor who specializes in high mountain conditions in Switzerland.
Our guides are regularly trained by European doctors who are specialists in high mountain conditions via the IFREMMONT organization in Switzerland and they all hold their chef guide licenses.
Our cooks compete to offer varied and balanced menus prepared with only the freshest products. We offer hot meals for lunch, adding to your comfort. 

Highlights

  • The ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro, a unique experience

  • Adventure and off-the-beaten-track travel

  • The Machame way, ideal path for good acclimatization

  • 6 nights of ascent for good acclimatization

  • Beautiful landscapes

  • Accommodations in tents

  • 3 hot meals per day

  • Safety first

  • The professionalism of the team: the guide, the assistant, the porters and cook

     

Included

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Flights

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English speaking guide

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Escorted by an assistant guide, porters and a cook

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Accommodations in tents

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25 meals

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Visits according to description of the itinerary

Travel information​

Code: TZE5
Ascent of Kilimanjaro

Price

11 days from xxxx$

Departure from Montreal to Kilimanjaro

Welcome at Kilimanjaro airport and transfer to your hotel in the Arusha area.

Meal: Dinner
Overnight near Arusha 

Departure in the morning heading towards Machame, the road to the top, offering beautiful panoramic views. Important briefing upon arrival after which you can take the rest of the afternoon to acclimatize to your new surroundings.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner
Overnight in Aishi 

Day 1 of ascent by the Machame way / about 4 hours of walking / 1,800 meters at 3,000 meters.

Departure in the morning for Machame Gate, where you will meet your team of guides and porters. During the administrative formalities (registration, payment, weighing of packs), you will be served a hot meal.

After lunch, departure for the first stage of about 4 hours for a gain of 1,200 meters of elevation, through the rainforest to Machame Hut located at 3,000 meters above sea level.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner
Overnight stay in a bivouac at Camp Machame (3,000 m). 

Day 2 of ascent by the Machame way / about 4 hours of walking / altitude difference of 850 meters.

Departure in the morning to Shira Plateau, located at 3,850 meters above sea level. Arrival at the camp lunch time for a hot meal service.

After a period of rest, if the climate allows, you will be invited to take a short acclimatization walk of about 2 hours up to 4,000 meters. You will enjoy a magnificent view of Shira Plateau.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner
Overnight stay in a bivouac at Camp Shira (3,800m) 

Day 3 of ascent by the Machame way / via Lava Tower at 4,600m / about 7 hours of walking for a difference in altitude of 100 meters.

Day of acclimatization to altitude. Morning departure to Lava Tower, located at 4,640 meters above sea level (about 4 hours of walking). Then descent for 2hr30min to Barranco Camp, located at 3,950 meters above sea level and offering you a beautiful view of the summit.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner
Overnight stay in a bivouac at Camp Barranco (3,800m) 

Day 4 of ascent by the Machame way / about 4 hours of walking.

Departure in the morning, always heading east to reach the foot of the glaciers. It is a 4-hour walk to reach the Karanga camp located at 4,200 meters above sea level.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner
Overnight stay in bivouac at Karanga Camp (4,200m) 

Day 5 of ascent by the Machame way / about 2hr30min of walking.

Departure in the morning for a walk of 2hr30min to Barafu, located at 4,600 meters above sea level. In Barafu, you will notice a significant change in the landscape: all vegetation is replaced by volcanic stones. In order to prepare for the final ascent that takes place during the night, a rest and a nap is offered, then dinner at 5:00 pm. Afterwards, you can go to sleep at 6:00 pm and wake up at 11:00 pm for a departure around midnight for the final ascent.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner
Overnight stay in bivouac at Barafu (4,600m) 

Day 6 of ascent by the Machame way / final ascent to Uhuru Peak at 5,895 meters / about 12 hours of walking (7 hours of ascent and 5 hours of descent).

Departure around midnight for a 6:30 am walk on the crater, completing the last 1,300 meters of climb to finally, after all this effort, reach the roof of Africa at sunrise! Temperatures at the top can drop as low as -20 degrees Celsius (with the wind factor). From the top of the summit, you will have an incredible view of the glaciers that rise up to 40 meters high. Afterwards, start of the descent for 2:30 hrs. to Barafu Hut.

After lunch, continue to the Mweka Camp, located at 3,100 meters above sea level.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner
Overnight stay in bivouac at Camp Mweka (3,100m) 

Day 7 descent to Mweka Gate / transfer to Amani Villa / about 2hr30min walk.

Return by the Mweka way, about 3 hrs walking to reach Mweka Gate.

A hot lunch awaits you followed by a small “graduation” ceremony. Continue to Arusha and Amani Villa on the Kili Golf estate.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner
Overnight at Amani Villa 

Possibility of extension in Zanzibar

Kilimanjaro – Montreal
Transfer to the airport for your return flight to Montreal.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch

Tanzania
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DATES

Daily departures except from March 15 to June 1, 2022

INCLUSIONS

This trip includes:

  • Round trip flights Montreal/Kilimanjaro

  • All transfers from arrival to departure

  • Ascent of Kilimanjaro by the Machame way with chef guide, cook and porters

  • All meals from dinner day 2 to lunch day 11

  • Nights in the accommodations indicated according to availability

  • Supply of camping equipment (tables, chairs, mess tent, three-seater high mountain tents for two people, foam mattress waterproof PVC bags for customer packs and mattresses) except for sleeping bags

  • Decompression chamber for your safety

  • Satellite phone with your guide

  • IFFREMONT assistance and SOS MAM

  • Our welcome and assistance throughout your stay

This trip does not include:

  • Tips for the team

  • Extras not included in the program

  • Personal purchases

  • Drinks: tablets for water, plastic bottles are prohibited on the mountain

  • Sleeping bags

  • Tanzania entry visa fees

  • Travel insurance

  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

  • Contribution to the Compensation Fund for Clients of Travel Agents: $3.50 per $1000

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Arusha Amani Villa
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