Dec 29 – Jan 6, 2022
790 KD Shared – 940 KD Private
CLIMB ONE OF THE SEVEN SUMMITS
DEC. 29 – JAN. 6, 2022
One of the Seven Summits, Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Its summit rises high above the dusty plains, and huge permanent glaciers flow down from its peaks; these views are the reward for pushing your limits both physically and mentally.
Our trek takes the Machame route allowing gradual acclimatization and an excellent chance of reaching the summit . During our six days on the moun- tain we pass through the thick forest, moorland and scree en route to the highest point, Uhuru Peak.
Dec. 29 – Jan. 6, 2022
Shared: 790 Kuwaiti Dinar – 2620 US Dollars
Private: 940 Kuwaiti Dinar – 3125 US Dollar
All the Accommodations
All the transportations
Fresh, healthy, nutritious food
All Kilimanjaro National Park gate fees, camping fees and climbing permits.
Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees (Kilimanjaro Rescue Team)
Qualified mountain guide, assistant guides, porters and cook
Camping equipment (tents, camp chairs, tables & sleeping mattress)
Water for washing up daily
Porter to carry your duffel bag (max weight 15kg / 32 lbs)
Kilimanjaro National Park certificate for your successful summit attempt
Flights and airport taxes
Personal hiking equipments
Tanzania is the home to Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. It stands at 5,985 meters and culminates in Urdu Peak. Here, you will push yourself both mentally and physically to reach the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro. You will experience the exhilaration of achievement and marvel at the incredible views you will cross by.
You will take the Machame route allowing gradual acclimatization and an excellent chance of reaching the summit. The mountain will be part of you for a week. Be sure that you will grow intellectually, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
Kilimanjaro is unique in many ways, but stands as the only one of the seven summits that is truly a nontechnical climb. Using well-marked trails to the summit along with our expert guide staff, a fit enthusiast has an excellent chance of reaching the summit.
ABOUT MACHAME ROUTE
Day 1 (Dec 29th): Arrive Kilimanjaro international airport and transfer to keys lodge.
We will stay at keys lodge, a beautiful Hotel located on the lower slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. We will gather in the evening at 5:30 pm for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check.
Day 2 (Dec 30th): Machame Gate (1,800m/5,905ft) to Machame Camp (3,000m/9,840ft)
Elevation Gain: 1,200 meters, 3,935 feet
Distance: 10 kilometers
At 9am, we will leave Moshi to Machame Gate, The drive through coffee farms and villages to Machame Gate takes about 1 hours.Your first destination is Machame Camp. Each day, porters and cooks will walk ahead to set up the camp in time for your arrival. On the first day, hike through the moss-covered trees of Kilimanjaro’s cloud forest. The forest will thin at the end of the hike and vegetation will change to include heathers, tall grasses and wildflowers. If the weather is clear, view the surrounding area and your ultimate destination, Kibo Peak.
Day 3 (Jan 1st): Machame Camp (3,000m/9,840ft) to Shira Camp (3,840m/12,600ft)
Elevation Gain: 840 meters, 2,760 feet
Distance: 7 kilometers
Although considered to be the easiest day on the Machame Route, today’s trek includes several uphill sections. Carry plenty of drinking water, as the exposed hike can be hot on a clear day. There are several viewpoints from which you can see the plains and forests below and Kibo and Mawenzi peaks above.
As you gain altitude, notice the change in vegetation. The trees diminish in size, giving way to Kilimanjaro’s famous high altitude plants, Scenecio Kilimanjaro and Lobelia deckenii. After eating lunch, climb the Shira Plateau, created when Kibo’s lava flows filled the Shira crater. Continue to Shira Camp, where you will relax for the rest of the day. Kibo lies to the west and Mount Meru to the east.
Day 4 (Jan 2nd): Shira Camp (3,840m/12,600ft) to Barranco Camp (3,950m/12,960ft)
Total Elevation Gain: 690 meters, 2,264 feet
Distance: 10 kilometers
Although this up and down day ends with an elevation gain of only 110 meters, by early afternoon you will have climbed 690 meters to a height of 4,600 meters before beginning your descent to Barranco Camp. This day is crucial for acclimatization.
After breakfast, hike east on the Shira Plateau before reaching the junction for the Shira and Lemosho Routes. Continue on through the barren landscape before stopping for lunch. Shortly after lunch, reach the highest point of the day before descending quickly to Barranco Camp. Faster hikers can take a the tour via Lava Tower, a 300-foot lava formation jutting out of the mountainside.
Barranco Camp, set among stands of Senecio Kilimanjaro, is considered to be the most scenic campsite on the Machame Route.
Day 5 (Jan 3rd): Baranco camp to Barafu Camp (4,600m/15,100ft)
After breakfast, begin the hike to Barafu Camp. On the way to Barafu, view several of Kibo’s glaciers as well as the junction that connects the descent route, Mweka, with the Machame trail. During day four, hike by the Heim, Kersten and Decken Glaciers. Although the trail to Barafu passes through alpine desert with little vegetation, Barafu Camp offers stunning views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. Try to sleep as soon as you finish dinner as you will awake before midnight for your summit hike.our summit hike.
Day 6 (Jan 4th): Barafu Camp (4,600m/15,100ft) to Uhuru Peak (5,895m/19,340ft) to Mweka Camp (3,100m/10,170ft)
Elevation Gain: 1,295 meters, 4,240 feet
Elevation Loss: 2,795 meters, 9,170 feet
Distance: 18 kilometers
Around midnight, begin the final ascent to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa. For the next six hours, hike by the light of your headlamp. The ascent to the crater rim is the most challenging part of the entire trek. The trail is very steep until you reach the crater rim at Stella Point.
The hike from Stella Point to Uhuru Peak is a gradual climb and, as far as hikes go, not very difficult. The altitude, however, makes the hike long and tiring. The crater rim hike takes approximately one hour. Upon reaching Uhuru, take photos with your guide and group at the peak before beginning the descent to Mweka Camp. On the way down from Uhuru, enjoy views of the mountain, crater, clouds and glaciers.
At Barafu Camp, eat breakfast and take a short break. You still have another three to five hours to go before reaching Mweka Camp.
Day 7 (Jan 5th) : Mweka Camp (3,100m/10,170ft) to Mweka Gate (1,500m/4,920ft)
Elevation Loss: 1,600 meters, 5,250 feet
Distance: 10 kilometers
Are you ready to embark onto a transformational experience?
After breakfast, finish the trek with a descent to Mweka Gate. Your last hike on Kilimanjaro is a beautiful one, passing through Kilimanjaro’s cloud forest. Watch your step during the descent, as the trail can be slippery. African spoonbill tours vehicles will be waiting at the lower station of Mweka Gate to take you back to Moshi for overnight stay to the hotel booked in moshi town.
WHAT TO EXPECT
One of Kilimanjaro’s main drawcards is that you do not have to be a mountain climber to conquer it. You can be a secretary, farmer, Grade 10 learner, pensioner or a professional runner. Whoever you are, you do not need a single piece of mountain climbing equipment or any prior climbing experience to summit the highest mountain in Africa. With good hiking boots and determination, you can make it to the top.
But that’s by no means to say climbing this astonishing natural wonder will be a walk in the park. It is a gruelling climb under often trying weather conditions, on uneven terrain while being exposed to the elements. But we can assure you that the sense of achievement and the view from the summit will be well worth all the hard work.
To enter Kilimanjaro you must wear a mask and present evidence of either a COVID-19 vaccine completed at least two weeks before arrival or a negative COVID-19 PCR within 72 hours prior.
PREVIOUS OX TESTIMONIAL
The OX Adventure Kilimanjaro Challenge was by far one of the best experiences I’ve had in my life so far. The organization was perfect and the group of people involved were amazing. The experience really pushed me physically and mentally, and showed me how far I could go. Every day we were faced with a new challenge, and were able to get through it with the help of the team. Finally getting to the summit was an indescribable feeling that I am so grateful I was able to be a part of. – Lama Alhaqhaq
Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania was the biggest and most challenging adventure in my life, and I wouldn’t have been able to reach the summit if it wasn’t for my friends who were with me and their support. To me, OX Adventure is not about travel, it is a community of like-minded people that come together for the shared passion of exploration. – Alaa Alterkait
MEET OUR GUIDE
Zooky is a mountaineer from Kuwait with a dream to climb the Seven Summits. He successfully climbed Kilimanjaro, Mount Elbrus, Aconcagua, Mt. Kazbek and more.
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