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Mount Kilimanjaro - Western Breach Route

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Trip Summary: 6 days on the Mountain

2009 / 2010 / 2011 Scheduled Dates: Only available as Private Trek

Trip Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport, met and transfer to mid-level hotel in Arusha, Jacaranda Hotel.

Day 2
Breakfast, drive from the hotel in Moshi/Arusha (45minutes). After registration process, we start climbing along a clear trail through plantation and natural forest, thereafter a narrow forest path follows to the Machame Camp (9,900ft), B,L,D

Day 3
Breakfast, ascend through the forest, steep ridge passing through heatherand open moorlands, and crossing a large gorge to Shira Camp (12,600ft), B,L,D.

Day 4
After breakfast, we will ascend to Lava Tower, the alpine zone of the mountain, with the only plant life being haridest of glasses and lichens, Lava Tower Camp, 15,090ft, B,L,D.

Day 5
Breakfast, then a 2 hours hiking distance will take us to Arrow Glacier. In the afternoon we will do some hiking to a higher elevation to adjust ourselves to the acclimatization. Arrow Glacier Camp, 16,090ft, B,L,D

Day 6
We wake up early in the mid night for our last ascending to the summit, 19,340ft, the descend to Mweka Camp, 10,010ft, B,L,D.

Day 7
Further descend to Mweka gate, the waiting vehicle will take you to Jacaranda Hotel. B.L.

Day 8
Transfer to the airport for your return flight, or proceed with the safari with us!

Alternatively, one may do it in 9 days(i.e. 7 days of trekking) with an extra day at Shira Camp or at Summit Crater Camp.

Price of the Package

YEARS 2011 2012
Prices (in USD) 1750 1800
Cost of adding an extra day of the trek 200 220
Schedule dates for 2009 / 2010 /2011: Only available as Private Trek

For those who think jet lag might affect them and/or prefer to arrive a day earlier, we recommend a day trip to the nearby Arusha national park for game drive and hiking for an extra cost of $180/person including additional night in hotel in Arusha.

Price Includes

  • Arrival and departure Kilimanjaro Airport transfers. Also, free bus shuttle transfer Nairobi-Arusha-Nairobi if flying to/from Nairobi.
  • 2 nights accommodations at a mid-class hotel (Bed & Breakfast) in Arusha, before and after the climb. Upgrade to Ilboru Safari Lodge is available for $40/person for the 2 nights in Arusha.
    Also, upgrade to Impala Hotel is available, and this will cost $50/person for the 2 nights in Arusha.
  • Accommodation in mountain huts or mountain tents with mattresses We use the highest quality expedition tents of Eureka and The North Face, which are made and imported directly from USA.
  • Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner).
  • All park fees, including mountain rescue fees, government taxes and all applicable fees and taxes.
  • Services of a Professional leading guide who is medically trained, certified, licensed and English speaking
  • Services of English-speaking assistant guide (s), a skilled cook, and enough numbers of porters for your luggage, food, and water, and a dinning tent.
  • Dining tent (provided only when a group is of 5 or more trekkers. If less than 5 trekkers, and you want it to be included, we will have to charge you $90/group)
  • Transport from your hotel to the mountain, and back to your hotel.
  • Use of radios/phones to increase your safety.
  • Group average of 4~6 climbers, maximum of 10
  • Discount is available for group of 3 or more, booking together

Price Excludes

  • Items of a personal nature such as passport, visa, traveler’s insurance, medical evacuation insurance (a 50$ value).
  • Tips to guides and porters.
  • International Airfare (unless explicitly stated).
  • Medical Equipment which can be rented well in advance for the following costs: $250/group for hyperbaric chamber, $210/group for an emergency Oxygen cylinder and $140/group for a stretcher. Please note these prices include a porter to carry the equipment.
  • Portable toilets: If you do not want to use public toilets which some of climbers have been complaining about being dirty, then add $110/person (or $180/group) for a portable toilet. Kindly, let us know at the time you make a booking and not afterwards.

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