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Mt. Kilimanjaro Itinerary Programs


(see photos of treks)

Day 1 The climb begins from the park gate (2000m) above sea level, walking through the rain forest and heather up to Machame Hut situated at 10,000ft./3000m. This low alpine area is heavily populated by flowers grasslands and some species of butterflies and insects.

Dinner and overnight at Machame campsite.

Duration: 4-5 hrs trekking &endash; 12kms

Day 2 The route takes us across a little valley and along a steep ridge through heather until the end and then the route turns west into a river gorge. From there, Shira Hut at 12500ft./3800m., is only about 3 to 4 hours away. The temperatures at this altitude range between 40F during the day. Only a few species of vegetation survive at this altitude. Dinner and overnight at Shira Hut.

Duration: 3-4hrs trekking &endash; 9kms


Day 3 From Shira Hut, the course turns east towards Kibo peak and then southward to a larva tower called Shark's Tooth. The route then turns right towards Barranco Hut nestled between glacier streams at 13,000ft./3,900m. There is hardly any vegetation except a few species of lichens. Dinner and overnight at Barranco Hut. Duration: 5-6hrs trekking &endash; 14kms


Day 4 The day begins with a climb up a vertical wall called "breakfast hill." Then we head north towards Barafu Hut at 15,500ft./4,600m. This is the arctic region. We will camp and prepare for the summit here. Duration: 5-6hrs trekking - 14kms


The climb to the summit usually begins at around midnight. The route is very steep slope up to Stella's Point. The stretch between Stella's Point and the summit, the gully, can be an easy stroll depending on wind and snow conditions. After an hour's walk one can reach Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa at 19,340ft./5,896m.

Duration: 6-7hrs &endash; 14kms


Day 5 The descend follows the exact ascending route down to Barafu Hut. Duration: 3-4hrs

then straight to Rau Campsite for dinner and overnight.

Duration 4-5hrs &endash; 12kms


Day 6 The day is spent descending through moorland and the glades of the forest to the Kidia park gate.

Duration: 5-8hrs - 18kms

End of Trekking


Machame Route Guide Map:



Day 1 Following breakfast, we will drive a "mini-course" to Kilimanjaro National Park, where you will have the chance to view some beautiful country. Upon arrival and registration with the park staff, we will begin the adventure of the ascent on Mt. Kilimanjaro, the tallest peak in Africa and the tallest freestanding mountain in the world! We will proceed through the Mandara rain forest, then will rest for the evening at the Mandara encampment, located at 9,000 ft (2,700m) on the mountain.

DURATION: 3 &endash; 4HRS - 9KMS

Day 2 Passing through the Glades, we will follow a trail along the open moorlands to our evening destination of the Horombo encampment at 12,000 ft (3,700m).

DURATION: 4 &endash; 5HRS - 12KMS


Day 3 Day spent at Horombo Hut for acclimatization.

Day trip to Mawenzi Tarn Hut (4330m)

Lunch, Dinner and overnight at Horombo Hut.

DURATION: 2 &endash; 3HRS &endash; 6KMS


Day 4 Passing our last watering point, our ascent continues upon the saddle of Kilimanjaro and between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. We will then stop for the evening at the Kibo encampment located at 15,000 ft (4,700m). Here we prepare for our midnight ascent to Uhuru Peak.

DURATION: 5 &endash; 6HRS &endash; 11KMS


Day 5 At midnight we begin our forward to the summit of Kilimanjaro. We advance upon steep and heavy scree reaching Gilman's Point on the crater rim of the mountain located at 18,640 ft (5,861m), then on to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa located at 19,340 ft (5,895m).

DURATION: 6 - 7HRS &endash; 4.5KMS


After we leave Uhuru Peak, we will return to the Horombo encampment for the evening.

DURATION: 4 &endash; 5HRS - 12KMS


Day 6 Our journey downwards brings us past the Mandara encampment and back to our entrance point of the park's gate. Climbers will then be presented with a certificate of achievement for the successful climb of Mt. Kilimanjaro!

DURATION: 3 &endash; 4HRS - 9KMS

End of Trekking.


Marangu Route Guide Map


Day 1 Lunch packet Vegetable sandwich with fried chicken

Juice, fruits (banana or orange) and a boiled egg.

Dinner Soup served with bread

aghetti served with minced meat soup

Dessert: Mixed fruit

Day 2 Breakfast: Fruits (avocado or pawpaws)

Toasted bread & Fried eggs

Porridge and tea or coffee with milk or hot chocolate

Lunch packet: Vegetable sandwich with fried chicken

Juice, fruits (banana or orange) and a boiled egg.

Dinner: Soup served with Pancake

Chinese rice with vegetable source

Dessert: Fruit salad and tea after dinner

Day 3 Breakfast: Fruits (avocado or pawpaws)

Toasted bread & Fried eggs

Porridge and tea or coffee with milk, hot chocolate

Lunch Packet: Pancake, boiled egg, french toast and juice

Dinner: Soup served with bread

Roasted potatoes served with beef source

Mixed fruits or tea

Day 4 Breakfast: Porridge, or Oats

Fried eggs with toasted bread

Tea, coffee served with milk

Lunch packet: Vegetable sandwich, boiled egg, fried chicken, fruits and juice

Dinner: Soup with bread

Macaroni with beef source

Mixed fruits or tea for dessert

Day 5 Breakfast: Tea served with biscuits at midnight

Lunch: Soup with cheese sandwich

Fruits (watermellon or orange)

Dinner: Soup served with pancake

Rice with vegetable source

Banana friters or water mellon and tea

Day 6 Breakfast: Porridge, or Oats

Fried eggs with toasted bread

Tea, coffee served with milk

End of Trek: Lunch and dinner at the hotel.



Crew: Proffessional guides, and assistant guides, cooks and porters.

ß Our guides are permanent and have been trained at the College of African wildlife management in Mweka.

ß Our cooks are experienced in Mountain climbing, and can cook both international and local dishes.

ß Our porters are taken from Kinapa gates.

ß First aid kits provided by our guides.

Equipment: Tents, mattresses, sleeping bags, camping chairs

ß Brand new tents for 2pax up to 3pax

ß We provide camping chairs &endash; tables &endash; camping lamps durning dinner

ß We also provide Mess tents for dinning

ß We advise clients to bring their own mountain gear although we have our own mountain gear for rent

ß Rescue services are conducted by Mt. Kilimanjaro National Park Rangers.




Mountain Clothing Recommended

Mountain Equipment

Warm, wind proof jacket with hood - Good warm sleeping bag*

Waterproof jacket and over-trousers Water bottle (1 -to 2 litres)

Walking trousers, shirts, pullover Water purification tablets and filter

Warm underwear Wash kit, towel, toilet paper

Walking socks First aid kit ( including blister plasters, lip slave, headache pills, sun cream, personal medication)

Good comfortable walking boots Torch with extra batteries

Trainers ( for evenings) Sunglasses

Gaiters Walking pole(s) glasses

Warm Gloves Rucksack or duffel bag

Sun hat

Warm hat or balaclava

Scarf Routes other than Marangu, you will need a tent with insulated sleeping mat and possibly a long shaft ice axe

* It is recommended that trekkers bring their own personal sleeping bag



Marangu/Machame/Umbwe 6 days

1pax $ 800 per person per trip.

2 pax $ 750 per person per trip.

3 pax and above $ 700 per person per trip.

Our price includes:

ß All park entry fees

ß Camping or Hut fees

ß Transportation to and from the mountain gates

ß Rescue fees

ß 2 nights accommodation in Moshi

ß Guide and porter services (2 porters per client)

ß Tip is highly recommended


Ahsante Tours & Safaris Ltd.
P.O. Box 855 Moshi, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Tel / Fax: +255272751971 ~ Mobile: +255744470196 |