9 Day Mount Kilimanjaro Conquest

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Day 1
Day 1: Arusha.

On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be met by a African Sunfun Safaris representative  and transferred to Mount Meru Game Lodge.

This afternoon your climb manager and head guide will carry out a full climb briefing and thorough kit check.

Spend the evening relaxing in preparation for your Mount Kilimanjaro climb.

Transfer times:

Kilimanjaro International Airport to Mount Meru Game Lodge is approximately 45 minutes depending on traffic.

Accommodation: Mount Meru Game Lodge.

Included Meals: None.

Included Highlights:

  • Meet and Greet at Kilimanjaro International Airport.
  • Road transfer to Mount Meru Game Lodge.
  • Briefing and Equipment check.

Day 2
Day 2: Machame Trail, Mount Kilimanjaro.

Enjoy breakfast at Mount Meru Game Lodge before your transfer to Machame gate (altitude 1,800 metres above sea level) to begin your climb. After a short walk through the attractive banana and coffee farms of Machame village. The path follows a ridge through dense montane forest which  is the richest forested area on the mountain. On sunny days and especially in the dry season, this section is very lush and beautiful; it can also be a very muddy experience, particularly if it has rained recently! You have lunch at ‘Halfway Clearing’, a small opening in the trees, and continue climbing steadily. The gradient becomes gentler as the forest slowly merges into giant heather close to the next camp near the ruins of Machame Hut (3,000 m.).

Accommodation: Sleeping tent with mattress, mess tent, stools & toilet tent.

Included Meals: All meals during the climb.

Included Drinks: Drinks on the hike (potable water, tea, coffee & hot chocolate).

Included Highlights:

  • Breakfast at Mount Meru Game Lodge.
  • Transfer to Machame Hike starting point.
  • Day 3
    Day 3: Machame Trail, Mount Kilimanjaro.

    A shorter day that begins by climbing up a steep ridge to reach a small semicircular cliff known as Picnic Rock. There are excellent views of Kibo and the jagged rim of Shira Plateau from here,and it is a good rest point too! The trail continues less steeply to reach the Shira Plateau.  You camp near Shira Hut (3,840m.) which has some of the most stunning views on Kilimanjaro; close to the huge volcanic cone of Kibo, the spectacular rock formations of Shira Plateau, and looking across to Mt. Meru floating on the clouds. [4-6 hours walking].

    Accommodation:Sleeping tent with mattress, mess tent, stools & toilet tent.

    Included Meals: All meals during the climb.

    Included Drinks: Drinks on the hike (potable water, tea, coffee & hot chocolate).

    Day 4
    Day 4: Machame Trail, Mount Kilimanjaro.

    In this  morning of gentle ascent and panoramic views, leaving the moorland plateau behind to walk on lava ridges beneath the glaciers of the Western Breach. After lunch near the Lava Tower junction (4,550 m.)  descend to the bottom of the Great Barranco valley (3,900 m.), sheltered by towering cliffs and with extensive views of the plains far below. [5-7 hours walking].

    Accommodation:Sleeping tent with mattress, mess tent, stools & toilet tent.

    Included Meals: All meals during the climb.

    Included Drinks: Drinks on the hike (potable water, tea, coffee & hot chocolate).

    Day 5
    Day 5: Machame Trail, Mount Kilimanjaro.

    A steep climb up the Barranco Wall leads us to an undulating trail on the south-eastern flank of Kibo, with superb vistas of the Southern Icefields. The terrain changes to scree, with pockets of lush vegetation in sheltered hollows, and there is only  a short distance to our camp at Karanga (4,000 m.), the last water point on the approach to Barafu, in a narrow valley. There is plenty of time to rest, or for a short optional acclimatization walk in the afternoon up the valley above the camp. [4-5 hours walking].

    Accommodation:Sleeping tent with mattress, mess tent, stools & toilet tent.

    Included Meals: All meals during the climb.

    Included Drinks: Drinks on the hike (potable water, tea, coffee & hot chocolate).

    Day 6
    Day 6: Machame Trail, Mount Kilimanjaro.

    A short but steep climb out of Karanga, and an easy path on compacted scree with wide views to reach Mweka Junction (4,150 m.). We then climb steadily to reach the Barafu campsite (4,600 m.) and continue to the plateau at the bottom of the South-East valley (4,800 m.). The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent before an early night. [4-5 hours walking].

    Accommodation:Sleeping tent with mattress, mess tent, stools & toilet tent.

    Included Meals: All meals during the climb.

    Included Drinks: Drinks on the hike (potable water, tea, coffee & hot chocolate).

    Day 7
    Day 7: Machame Trail, Mount Kilimanjaro.

    Will start the ascent by torchlight at about 1 a.m. so that we can be up on the Crater rim by sunrise. The steep climb over loose volcanic scree has some well-graded zig-zags and a slow but steady pace will take you to Stella Point (5,735 m.), in about five or six hours. Will rest there for a short time to enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling strong can make the two hours round trip from here along the crater rim to Uhuru Peak (5,896 m.), passing close to the spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs that still occupy most of the summit area. The descent to Barafu is surprisingly fast, and after some refreshment, we continue to descend to reach our final campsite (3,800 m.) Millenium. Most of climbers will be too tired to notice the beauty of the forest surrounding the crowded campsite. [11-15 hours walking].

    Accommodation:Sleeping tent with mattress, mess tent, stools & toilet tent.

    Included Meals: All meals during the climb.

    Included Drinks: Drinks on the hike (potable water, tea, coffee & hot chocolate).

    Day 8
    Day 8: Machame Trail, Mount Kilimanjaro - Arusha.

    A sustained descent through lovely forest with lush undergrowth takes us to the National Park gate at Mweka (1,650 m.); and on through coffee and banana farms to Mweka village. [4-6 hours walking]. Meet up with your vehicle for your transfer back to Mount meru Game Lodge

    Accommodation: Mount Meru Game Lodge.

    Included Meals: All meals during the climb.

    Included Drinks: Drinks on the hike (potable water, tea, coffee & hot chocolate).

    Included Highlights:

    • Road transfer to Mount Meru Game Lodge.

    • Dinner & Overnight at Mount Meru Game Lodge.

    Day 9
    Day 9: End of tour.

    Spend the morning at leisure before your transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport in time for your flight home.

    Transfer times:

    Mount Meru Game Lodge to Kilimanjaro International Airport approximately 45 minutes depending on traffic.

    Accommodation: None.

    Included Meals: Breakfast

    Included Highlights:

    • Breakfast at Mount Meru Game Lodge.
    • Road transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport.

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    Price From USD $ 2,089/person sharing
    2,089
    Total $ 2,089 USD

    Trip Facts

    • Trekking Expedition
    • 9D-MKC/2019
    • 9 Days/8 Nights
    • Arusha
    • Arusha
    • Lodge & Camp
    • Transfers, Hiking
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