Mount Kilimanjaro

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A once in a lifetime experience at the soul of Africa

Climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa via the route you prefer. Our halal friendly climb to the top of Kilimanjaro begins with getting to know the different routes that lead you up into the skies. All the routes provide fantastic views and breathtaking sceneries that will definitely put smiles on your faces and sparkles in your eyes. Perfect for Muslim travellers looking for the ultimate trek, all you have to do is choose one out of the Marangu, Rongai, Shira, Lomosho, or Machame routes, and simply start your climb!

The Machame route departs from the south-west side of the mountain but also uses the Southern Circuit to approach Uhuru Peak. It’s best for first time trekker, and acclimatizing is easier as you climb high but sleep low to enable the effects to be less of a severe issue.

The Marangu Route begins in the south-east side of the summit and approaches Uhuru peak via Gilman’s Point. This is the only route on Kilimanjaro that has hut accommodation for the entire climb, it also uses the same trail to ascend and descend. The Rongai Route starts from the North-East and passes through the Saddle to approach the summit via Gilman’s Point. Upon descending you’ll use the same route as the Marangu route.

When it comes to the Shira and Lomosho route you’ll start off at the far west side of Kilimanjaro Mountain and work your way up through the Southern Circuit. Both routes are practically identical offering similar paths and views; however the Lomosho Route offers a better starting point. These two routes also use the Mweka Route when descending.

All our treks occur between the April to October season; a good time to trek. March and April tend to be the wetter months on Kilimanjaro, so if you’re looking for a slightly drier climb then best to choose June onwards.

From £3,665 per person
based on two people sharing
Includes
  • Return flights from London to Kilimanjaro
  • Pre and post accommodation in Moshi
  • Accommodation and meals on the mountain
  • All park fees, hut fees and rescue fees
  • Mountain guide and porters

Valid for travel from April to October (supplements apply from the 20th July to 10th August).

Email us at mail@serendipity.travel or call
0203 397 4397 for more information.

Prices subject to change and availability at the time of booking

Day 1 – Moshi

Collection from Kilimanjaro airport, and transfer to Springlands Hotel located in Moshi Town close to the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro. Here you will have a climb briefing and time to prepare and overnight. Overnight at Springlands Hotel on a bed and breakfast basis.

Day 2 – Start climbing to Mandara Hut

The National Park Gate lies at the edge of Marangu, which is an attractive village with many small coffee and banana plantations. After completing the entrance formalities, we climb up through attractive and unspoilt forest to reach the clearing containing Mandara Hut, a group of comfortable ‘A’ frame wooden huts. The largest cabin has a downstairs dining area and an upstairs dormitory and mattresses. Smaller huts sleep eight persons. The volcanic remains of Maundi Crater are nearby and make a good afternoon excursion. An alternative is to rest and enjoy the beautiful forest. There is a rich birdlife at the huts and monkeys are often seen as well. (3-5 hours walking)
Overnight on the mountain on a full board basis.

Day 3 – Continue climbing to Horombo Hut

The first part of the walk is a steep ascent through the forest, but the path soon opens out into grassy moorland and in clear weather, there are good views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. We climb steadily through the moorland zone, containing giant heathers and occasional stands of groundsel, to eventually reach the hut complex at Horombo .The buildings here are similar to Mandara Hut, but total capacity is one hundred and twenty persons. Water is piped from the stream behind the huts. There are platform toilets south east of the main hut, about eighty metres down the slope and flush toilets have been built within the complex of small huts. Sunrises and sunsets here are often spectacular and the site is close to the glaciated dome of Kibo. There is a real sense of being above the clouds here. (4-6 hours walking)
Overnight on the mountain on a full board basis.

Day 4 – Continue Climbing to Kibo Hut

We climb very gradually towards the lunar desert of the Saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo. The terrain changes to scree and there is a palpable sense of high altitude wilderness. We usually reach Kibo Hut (4,700 m.) at the bottom of the crater wall by midday. Kibo is a stone-built block house with a small dining area and a number of dormitory rooms leading off a main corridor. There are bunk beds and mattresses for about sixty people . There is no water here so one has to bring an ample supply from the ‘last water’ supply above Horombo Hut. Platform toilets are behind the hut. The remainder of the day is spent resting and eating in preparation for the final climb before a very early night! (4-5 hours walking)
Overnight on the mountain on a full board basis.

Day 5 – Summit Day! Then return to Horombo Hut

We will start our ascent by torchlight at about 1.00 am., aiming to be up at Gillman’s Point by sunrise. The initial climb is steep over loose volcanic scree, but there are some well-graded zig-zags and a slow but steady pace will have us up to Gillman’s (5,685 m.) in about five or six hours. We will rest there and spend some time taking in the sunrise. For those who are still feeling strong can make the three hour round trip from here along the crater rim to Uhuru Peak (5,896 m.), passing close to the spectacular glaciers that still occupy most of the summit area. The descent is surprisingly fast and we return to Horombo for the night. (11-15 hours walking)
Overnight on the mountain on a full board basis.

Day 6 – Moshi

We retrace our steps with a pleasant moorland walk to Mandara and then a lovely forest walk to the National Park gates. The greenness and lushness of the forest is quite a stunning contrast to the summit day and it really makes you realise how varied the scenery on Kilimanjaro really is. (5-6 hours walking). When you finish the climb, there will be a vehicle waiting to meet you and transfer you back Springlands Hotel for overnight
Overnight at Springlands Hotel on a bed and breakfast basis.

Day 7 – Depart

After breakfast you are transferred to Kilimanjaro airport for your departure flight and end of our services
Should you require further services, let us know. We can arrange a post climb safari or a relaxing stay on the beach.

Accommodation during the climb
During this climb, you stay in Alpine huts that are dormitory style sleeping up to five climbers per hut. It is not possible to have a single occupancy hut.