Departure Dates - 2018:
- 30 June
- 14 July
- 6, 13, 20, 27 October
- 3 November
- 1 December
- 9, 12, 26 January
- 9, 16 February
- 2 March
- 8, 15, 29 June
- 6, 13, 27 July
- 2-night accommodation in a hotel and 4-night in Mountain Huts
- 6 breakfasts (B), 5 lunches (L), 6 dinners (D)
- All Transport including airport transfers
- Minibus to the starting point of the trek
- Items of a personal nature, toiletries etc.
- Hiking gear like boots, clothing and a warm sleeping bag
- Travel Insurance
- International Flights
Day 1: Marangu (D)
Jambo! Welcome to Tanzania. Your hike begins in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro in Marangu. The hotel is a short walk from the village’s bustling market and some excellent coffee shops. Check with hotel reception for the exact location of the meeting. If you can't arrange a flight that will arrive in time, consider arriving a day early so you can attend.
Day 2: Mandara Hut (B, L, D)
Today you will hike from Kibo Hotel to Mandara Hut. First you will meet your guides and porters after breakfast. Each person will have a personal porter, and there are extra porters for camping equipment and food. It takes about 15 minutes to get to Marangu Gate at the entrance of the Mt Kilimanjaro National Park. From here it is a long but easy walk through dense rain forest to the first mountain hut. You will walk through giant heather on our way to Mandara Hut (2,725 m) where you will stop for the night. From here you might choose to take an optional walk to the nearby Maundi Crater. If the skies are clear, take in excellent views of the nearby town of Moshi far below.
Day 3: Horombo Hut (B, L, D)
Your second day on the mountain involves another long hike over a slightly steeper stretch. Today you will see the rainforest give way to open and rolling alpine meadows dotted with giant heather trees. Once out of the forest canopy, the twin snow-tipped peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi lie directly ahead. During the day's walk you will traverse several ravines before reaching the hut, which is set in a rocky valley. There is time to enjoy a wide variety of vegetation and changing landscapes on the way to Horombo Hut (3,780 m). Spend the night here at the hut.
Day 4: Kibo Hut / Uhuru Peak (B, L, D)
Today, walk the 10 kilometres or so from Horombo to Kibo Hut. Marvel at giant groundsels and lobelias while you travel across the sparse moorland. Skirting Mawenzi Peak, arrive at the stark lunar landscape of the Saddle. Reaching Kibo Hut in afternoon (4,740 m), take the opportunity to have an early night.
Day 5: Uhuru Peak / Horombo Hut (B, L, D)
Your guides will wake you up at 11pm and hot tea will be served. Prepare for the last leg of the trek – to the summit. The distance from Kibo Hut to Uhuru Peak is 6 km (approximately 6–8 hours), and the descent to Horombo will be approximately the same amount of time. The trek begins beneath the stars as we zigzag our way up a large scree slope, guided only by torch light, to reach Gilman's Point (5,685 m). With some luck, we'll arrive in time for breathtaking views of the sun rising behind Mawenzi Peak. After photos and time to catch your breath, descend back to Horombo Hut for a well-earned rest.
Day 6: Marangu (B, L, D)
Continue your descent through alpine meadows and rain forest to the park gate. The distance from Horombo to Marangu Gate is 20 kilometres (approximately 5–6 hours). Here your transport awaits and you will return to the hotel for a relaxing shower – a real treat after the physical exertions of the last few days. Over a celebratory meal you can relive and share our experiences of the past five days on the mountain.
Day 7: Marangu (B)
You are free to depart at any time on the final day of your trip. A transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport or a shuttle to Nairobi can be arranged locally.
Valid from Mar 20, 2018
Expires Apr 30, 2018
Bookings essential and must be made by 30th April 2018. International flights NOT included. Must be used in 1 visit. Deal valid for one person on a twin share basis i.e. two vouchers must be purchased at this price. Single supplement surcharge of $350 applies, payable direct to merchant. Full payment of the deposit option must be made 90 days prior to travel date. Includes: 2-night accommodation in hotel & 4-night in Mountain huts, 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners, all transport including airport transfers & minibus to the starting point of the trek. Excludes: items of personal nature, hiking gears like boots, clothing & a warm sleeping bag, visa, travel insurance, international flights & anything not mentioned in itinerary. Travel insurance is highly recommended. Visas and passports are the responsibility of the traveller and must be valid for at least 6 months after the completion of your cruise. Value of deal is based on current rates, which are subject to change. Due to the specific date of departure for this deal, once you have received the GrabOne email confirming your purchase, this purchase is not refundable unless required by law. No cashback. Not to be used with other offers.
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