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Kilimanjaro (5895 m) and Meru (4566 m). Climbing in Tanzania

Climbing: Meru (4566 m) and Kilimanjaro (5895 m). 13 days

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We offer a comfortable and safe ascent to two beautiful mountains of Tanzania in one tour: Meru (4566 m) and Kilimanjaro (5895 m) !!!
Our program is designed for people without experience climbing mountain peaks above 4000 meters who want to try their hand at mountaineering.

Attention! For independent groups of 2 people, the tour will take place at any time

Kilimanjaro (5895 m) and Meru (4566 m). Climbing in Tanzania
Article:
309
Country:
Tanzania
Tour type:
Climbing Kilimanjaro
Directions:
From South
Complexity:
Easy
Number of participants:
From 1 person
Duration:
13 days
Price:
2 020 USD
Count:
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Day 1

Meeting at the airport - hotel.  Meeting at Kilimanjaro International Airport (included in the price). Transfer and hotel accommodation in Moshi.  Acquaintance with the local guide, a brief briefing, preparation for the ascent.

Day 2

Moshi (950 m) - the gate of Momella (1514 m) - the Mirikamba hut (2515 m). Transfer from Moshi (950 m) to the gates of Momella (1514 m), entrance to Arusha National Park (approximately 3.5 hours). Registration. From the gates of Momella, we begin trekking to the first camp - the Mirikamba hut (2515 m). We climb the forest zone, safari, watch the wildlife, admire the scenery. Trekking time: approximately 3-4 hours, distance up to 6 km.

Day 3

Mirikamba hut (2515 m) - a hut on Sedlovina (3565 m). A short but very steep walk to the second camp - a hut on Sedlovina (3565 m) overlooking Meru Crater, ash cone, etc. After a hot lunch in the hut, we can make a short climb to the top of Little Meru (3820 m) for magnificent views shortly before sunset. Trekking time: approximately 3-4 hours, distance up to 6.5 km.

Day 4

The hut on Sedlovina (3565 m) is the Socialist peak (4566 m) - the Mirikamba hut (2515 m). We get up very early, a steep transition to the Rhino (3800 m), then to Cobra (4350 m) and then climb to the top of the Socialist peak (4566 m). With the dawn, perhaps we are lucky to see Kilimanjaro above the clouds! Then we go down to the hut on Sedlovina, take a short break, and then go down to the Mirikamba hut (2515 m). Trekking time: 12-14 hours, distance 5 km up and 10 km down.

Day 5

Mirikamba hut (2515 m) - the gate of Momella (1514 m) - Moshi (950 m). After breakfast, we move down to the gates of Momella, where our cars are waiting for us. Before returning to Moshi for the night, a short game drive in the park for our team awaits us at the gate. Transfer to Moshi and accommodation at the hotel.

Day 6

Breakfast. Day of rest (acclimatization).

Day 7

Moshi (950 m) - Machame Gate (1790 m) - Umbwe Gate (1800 m) - Umbwe Cave (3000 m). To obtain permission to enter the national park, we first come to the gates of Machame. Next, a short drive to the Umbwe gate. The climb itself begins at the Umbwe gate, where the path follows a ridge between two deep valleys through a dense mountain forest. The camp is between huge trees and thick undergrowth. There is no water at this campsite, so we must carry all the water necessary for drinking, cooking and cleaning from the gates. Distance: 9.5 km / Approx. time: 6-7 hours / Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 8

Umbwe Cave (3000 m) - Camp Barranco (3960 m). Our path is getting steeper. When you leave the forest along the Umbwe ridge, the route descends a little towards the Barranco camp, which is located in the valley. In this camp you will meet other groups that follow the routes of Machame and Lemosho. Therefore, the number of participants in the ascent will be greater. Distance: 7.5 km / Approx. time: 5 hours / Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 9

Camp Barranco (3960 m) - Camp Karanga (3963 m). Our day begins with the descent to the beginning of the Great Barranco (a huge ravine). Then we climb abruptly, up the Great Wall of Barranco, which separates us from the south-eastern slopes of Kibo. It will be a climb above the rock, it is not technical, but long and tiring. Passing under the Heim and Kersten glaciers, we head to the Karang valley. From here we have a steep climb from the Karanga valley to our Karanga night camp, set at an altitude of 3963 m. For those who feel good and confident, we will go on an acclimatization trip in the middle of the day to about an altitude of 4200 m, before descending back to the camp for the night. Distance: 5.5 km / Approx. time: 5 hours / Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 10

Camp Karanga (3963 m) - camp Barafu (4640 m). Our day begins with breakfast, after which we will begin the ascent to the Baraf assault camp (4640 m), it is from it that you will have the night assault on Uhuru peak (5895 m). Here you will spend the rest of the day gaining strength and adapting to height. Distance: 6 km / Approx. time: 4-5 hours / Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 11

Barafu camp (4640 m) - Uhuru peak (5895 m) - Mveka camp (3100 m). We start around midnight and climb steeply to the tops of the glaciers. We will climb the scree for about 4-5 hours, we will rise very high in a short distance. The views are impressive. We should be on the edge of the crater at Stella Point (5739 m), when the first rays of the sun will illuminate us. Spectacular ice cliffs inside the crater surround us, and the view of the jagged peak of Mawenzi and beyond is breathtaking. From here, another hour of walking leads us to the top - Uhuru Peak (5895 m). Next, we begin our descent, returning to the point of Stella, and then descend the slope and return to Barafu camp for breakfast. Having a rest, we will go to the camp of Mveka for a long rest. Distance: 16.4 km / Approx. time: 13 hours - 15 hours / Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 12

Camp Mveka (3100 m) - the gate of Mveka (1630 m) - Moshi (950 m). Pleasant trekking leads us through the rainforest to the gates of Mveka, where we complete park formalities and receive certificates that you can hang with pride! Then we are met by our cars and we return to the hotel in Moshi, where you can treat yourself to a welcome shower, and then celebrate the ascent with cold drinks. Overnight at the hotel. Distance: 9.1 km / Approx. time: 3 hours / Meals: breakfast

Day 13 etc.

This day is the day of your next trip. Hotel morning, fees, breakfast included. If you want and you have a desire to plunge into the next adventure, this and next days, for an additional fee, you are offered:

various safari tours lasting from 2 to 10 days, rest in Zanzibar, day trips and other programs.

Moshi  - the gate of Momella (1514 m) - the Mirikamba hut (2515 m) - the hut on Sedlovina (3565 m) - Small Meru (3820 m) - Rhino (3800 m) - Cobra (4350 m) - Socialist peak (4566 m) ) - the hut on Sedlovina (3565 m) - the hut Mirikamba (2515 m) - the gate of Momella (1514 m) - the town of Moshi - the gate of Machame (1790 m) - the gate of Umbwe (1800 m) - the cave of Umbwe (3000 m) - camp Barranco (3960 m) - Karanga camp (3963) - Barafu camp (4640 m) - Uhuru-PIK (5895 m) - Mveka camp (3100 m) - Mveka gate (1630 m) - Moshi

General information on the route

  • Africa. Tanzania
  • Climbing Meru (4566 m) and Kilimanjaro, Uhuru Peak (5895 m)
  • Maximum height: 5895 m
  • Program Category: Mountaineering
  • The complexity of the program: basic (NOT REQUIRED PRELIMINARY PREPARATION!)
  • Duration: 13 days
  • Season: September, December - February
  • First ascent:  Hans Meyer, Ludwig Purtscheller, 1889

Additional Information:

  • The state of Tanzania (United Republic of Tanzania) is located in the eastern part of central Africa, washed by the Indian Ocean, in which there are a number of islands, including the archipelago of Zanzibar. The capital is Dodoma.
  • On the territory of Tanzania are: 15 National Parks, the highest mountain in Africa - Kilimanjaro (5895 m), the largest freshwater lake in Africa - Lake Victoria.
  • Kilimanjaro International Airport, located between the cities of Arusha and Moshi, approximately 50 km south-west from the top of Mount Kilimanjaro.
  • Kilimanjaro is the highest point in Africa (5895 m), an extinct stratovolcano located in northeastern Tanzania, near the cities of Arusha and Moshi. The highest point of the mountain is Uhuru peak (5895 m). The peak was first conquered by Hans Meyer and Ludwig Purtsheller in 1889. There are two more peaks, also extinct volcanoes: Mawenzi (5149 m, the third highest peak in Africa after Uhuru and the mountains of Kenya) and Shira (3962 m). Climbing Kilimanjaro is carried out on such popular routes: Marangu, Lemosho, Machame, Rongai, Umbre, Shira, Mweka and new Northern Circuit Crater Route. The number of days for climbing, from 5 (normal) to 10 days. It depends on the state of the group, how much you are ready to go, distances from 5 to 12 km every day, time from 5 to 7 hours.
  • Mount Meru (4566 m), volcano - the second peak of Tanzania (after Kilimanjaro), is located in Arusha National Park, about 70 km south-west of Mount Kilimanjaro. Currently, the mountain consists of two peaks: the great Meru, which also bears the peak of Socialist  (4566 m) and the small Meru (3820 m). Climbing Mount Meru (4566 m) - good training and acclimatization before climbing Mount Kilimanjaro (5895 m).
  • Since we are in the equatorial climate zone, there are two seasons: wet (the rainy season reigns tentatively in April-May and November) and dry for the rest of the year. Accordingly, the ascents are held from January to mid-March, from mid-June to October and from mid-December to January.

Guides, Rangers

According to the rules of the park, in order to SAFETY, we are ALWAYS accompanied by an armed ranger !!! The team is led by a local certified English / French / German speaking guide.

Since we are in the equatorial climate zone, there are two seasons: wet (the rainy season reigns tentatively in April-May and November) and dry for the rest of the year. Accordingly, the ascents are held from January to mid-March, from mid-June to October and from mid-December to January

SAMPLE FOOD ON KILIMANJARO (MERU)

The menu on Kilimanjaro (Meru) is designed to ensure your food intake matches your level of exertion. It will provide you with a good balance of protein, carbohydrates, fruit and vegetables. When you are at altitude you could start to feel nauseous and your appetite may be suppressed, so the meals prepared at high altitude usually contain more carbohydrates and less protein to help you to digest your food. Your meals will be prepared by your cooks on Kilimanjaro and the food will be carried by your porters.

A typical day’s menu will include the following:

Breakfast:

  • Porridge
  • Toast
  • Pancakes
  • Eggs
  • Smoked sausages
  • Fresh fruit (pinapple, melon or oranges)
  • Tea / Coffee / hot chocolate

Lunch:

  • Sandwiches
  • Fresh fruit
  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Biscuits
  • Fruit juice

Dinner:

  • Soup
  • Pasta / Rice / Potatoes
  • Chicken / Beef
  • Vegetables
  • Salad
  • Fresh fruit
  • Snacks

You may wish to bring your own snacks to provide well deserved treat, or energy boost! Chocolate is generally the best answer and if it has nuts in then even better, but whatever you choose make sure it is a favourite treat and not a ‘power bar’, or ‘energy gel’. If you are suffering from altitude sickness then your appetite may be suppressed and these snacks may become a good supplement to your meals, so make sure it is something that you enjoy eating! A powdered energy drink such as lucozade sport is also a good source of energy and will help with the taste of the water if you have been using iodine tablets.

The cost of the full package of services  - 2020 $*

*) ATTENTION!!!

  • The minimum cost is indicated for one participant as part of a combined group of 11 or more people
  • Price quotations for climbing are given on terms of escorting the group by a local CERTIFIED GUIDE, ENGLISH LANGUAGE. (This is a MANDATORY condition of the National Parks of Tanzania). As a rule, this is not a problem for the participants of the ascent, since the participant has enough knowledge of English at the school level.

Included:

  • Pick up and drop off at Kilimanjaro International Airport.
  • Pre & Post Trek accommodation at Parkview Inn or Kilimanjaro wonders Hotel
  • Park fees, camping fees, rescue fees and 18% VAT on tour fees & services which cost nearly 55% of the total cost charged.
  • 4 Season mountain tents
  • Sleeping Mats
  • Transportation to & from the mountain gate
  • Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
  • 3 meals daily while on the mountain
  • Filtered water throughout the trek
  • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
  • Portable flush toilet can be provided for free upon client’s request.

Not Included:

  • Flights
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Laundry Services
  • A doctor for the group
  • Tips to mountain crew

Tip on Mountain Kilimanjaro is recommended for group sharing as following:

  • Guide $15 – $20/guide/day
  • Cook $10 – $15/day
  • Porters $8 – $10/porter/day.

 

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