East Africa by Intrepid Travel

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kilimanjaro kilimanjaro rongai route active plus local payment us$560 physical culture shock 8 days ex kilimanjaro airport itinerary day 1 kilimanjaro airport/marangu transfer to the family-run marangu hotel in the foothills of mt kilimanjaro tonight there is a full briefing and kit inspection day 2 first cave the first day is a stroll through the rainforest up to the open moorland in the forest there are many bird species and monkeys day 3 kikelewa cave the trekking gets steeper as the rainforest gives way to alpine meadows dotted with giant heather trees the twin peaks of kibo and mawenzi lie ahead with magnificent views over the amboseli plains behind tonight is spent near kikelewa cave day 4 mawenzi tarn ascend slowly up to mawenzi tarn the only permanent tarn lake on kilimanjaro make camp in the shadow of mawenzi kilimanjaro s second highest peak day 5 kibo hut leaving the lake behind cross the saddle between the peaks of mawenzi and kibo the remainder of the day is spent relaxing have an early night in preparation for the final ascent day 6 summit awake early to begin the final trek to the summit zig-zag up a large scree slope to reach gillman s point hopefully in time to see the sunrise over the ice-fields of the crater continue to the summit for unforgettable views of the crater ice fields and vast and distant east african plains descend back to horombo hut days 7-8 marangu/kilimanjaro airport after descending the mountain return to the marangu hotel for a relaxing shower or bath the adventure comes to an end at kilimanjaro airport trekking the forest trails megan hassett accommodation camping 5 nts hotel 2 nts transport trekking minibus group size max 12 meals all meals while trekking budget allow us$50 for meals not included departs selected sat notes if you would like to start or end this trip in nairobi please request the extra transfer at additional cost when booking this trip 2007 start 06 jan 27 jan 03 feb 17 feb 10 mar 14 apr 12 may 09 jun 07 jul finish 13 jan 03 feb 10 feb 24 feb 17 mar 21 apr 19 may 16 jun 14 jul 04 aug 18 aug 01 sep 15 sep 06 oct 03 nov 01 dec 15 dec 22 dec 11 aug 25 aug 08 sep 22 sep 13 oct 10 nov 08 dec 22 dec 29 dec 2008 05 jan 12 jan 19 jan 09 feb 08 mar 22 mar 19 apr 17 may 14 jun 12 jan 19 jan 26 jan 16 feb 15 mar 29 mar 26 apr 24 may 21 jun 21 jun 28 jun 05 jul 12 jul · trek to the summit of mt kilimanjaro · camp in spectacular surroundings · trek through rainforest and giant heather yxr trip code kilimanjaro machame route active plus local payment us$560 physical culture shock 8 days ex kilimanjaro airport itinerary day 1 kilimanjaro airport/marangu transfer to the foothills of mt kilimanjaro enjoying scenes of snow-capped mountains on the way day 2 machame camp the trek begins gently with a stroll through rainforest where monkeys and brightly coloured birds can be seen settle back for a first night camping on the mountain and dine on the delicious food cooked by the porters day 3 shira camp from the rainforest trek up a steep ridge into moorland and watch the vegetation become more sparse camp on the edge of shira plateau with excellent views of the peaks of kibo day 4 baranco the undulating terrain makes for a good acclimatisation day hike across river valleys and descend to the more rugged areas of the mountain for great 360 degree views day 5 barafu another day of ups and downs on a climb to barafu camp barafu means ice and it s an apt name a steep ascent through the dry desert region is broken up with views of the glaciers above day 6 summit an incredible day of trekking start early to trek to stella point for sunrise views continue to trek along the crater rim to uhuru peak which at 5895 m 19,340 ft is the highest point in africa after many photos from this exhilarating point it s time to descend back to barafu camp for a well earned lunch spend the night at mweka camp days 7-8 marangu/kilimanjaro airport continue the descent through alpine meadows and rainforest to marangu on the final day transfer to kilimanjaro airport intrepid trekkers megan hassett accommodation camping 5 nts hotel 2 nts transport trekking minibus group size max 12 meals all meals while camping budget allow us$40 for meals not included departs selected sun notes if you would like to start or end this trip in nairobi please request the extra transfer at additional cost when booking this trip 2007 start 07 jan 28 jan 18 feb 25 feb 25 mar 29 apr 27 may finish 14 jan 04 feb 25 feb 04 mar 01 apr 06 may 03 jun 24 jun 29 jul 26 aug 23 sep 21 oct 18 nov 30 dec 01 jul 05 aug 02 sep 30 sep 28 oct 25 nov 06 jan 2008 27 jan 24 feb 23 mar 06 apr 04 may 01 jun 03 feb 02 mar 30 mar 13 apr 11 may 08 jun · trek to the peak of mt kilimanjaro · see the sunrise over africa · trek through rainforests and see glaciers yxk 13 trip code destination tips ­ country highlights weather food and more ­ available at www.intrepidtravel.com