Kilimanjaro

KILIMANJARO

5 8 9 5 m

 

With 5895 meters it is the highest mountain on the African continent, with three extinct volcanoes namely; Kibo Peak at 5895 meters, Mawenzi Peak at 5149 meters and Shira Peak at 3962 meters.

 

The climb towards the summit, takes you through five different landscapes, beginning with tropical rainforest where you will encounter a variety of tropical birds and monkeys, including the black and white colobus monkey, hereafter you walk through a savannah-like environment, followed by ‘ alpine moorland “a moonscape of only sand, rock with some scattered cactuses, lobelia and proteas, then follows a desert landscape followed by ice walls and snowy plains.

 

When traveling from scratch on the savannas of the Kilimanjaro National Park, you will experience a breathtaking view from the world’s highest freestanding mountain !

 

There are more than seven routes, but only 3 routes lead to the summit. It include the Umbwe route, Rongai route, Lemosho route, Shira Plateau route, Mweka route, Marangu route, Machame route.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KILI

 

KILIMANJARO CHALLENGE

 

The Rongai route because it is the only route that approaches Kilimanjaro from the north.

This route offers a remote journey through unspoilt rainforest and wilderness, with fess crowds, compared to the popular southern routes. It is the only route where it's possible to see wildlife in the first few days of trekking.

 

By going up by the Rongai route and descending by the Marangu route, it gives 2 different views on Kilimanjaro, enjoying the wilderness on the North-site and the beautifull scenary with forests, moorlands and high altitude desert, on the south/east-side.

 

Climbing Africa’s highest mountain will be an 6-day adventure in beautifull nature !

You can join the Kilimanjaro Challenge, organized by FCM Travel Solutions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After the expedition, we'll visit the national wildlife parc Tarangire National Park wich is a protected area for wildlife and a World Heritage Site. Approximately 25,000 large animals, live in the parc. It is possible to spot large animals in the crater like the black rhino, buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, eland, gazelles, lion, cheetah and African wild dog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KILIMANJARO ITINERARY

 

 

Date : between 13 - 26 AUG 2018

 

Info evening : 27 sept 2017 at 19hr

 

Challenge : 10 days including Expedition & Safari

 

Day 1: International flight

international flights towards Tanzania.

 

Day 2 : Arrival in Tanzania

private transfer from Airport to Moshi for overnight. Free day to relax in the swimmingpool and meeting with the local organisation for Kilimanjaro Challenge briefing.

 

Day 3 : Rongai One (2,600 m); 3-4 hours walking.

After completing the necessary registration formalities at Marangu National Park gate, we transfer by car to Rongai. The climb begins from Nale Moru (1,950 m) on a small path that winds through fields of maize and potatoes before entering pine forest. The track then starts to climb consistently, but gently through attractive forest that shelters a variety of wildlife, including the beautiful Kilimanjaro Colobus monkey. These monkeys are black with a long ‘cape’ of white hair and a flowing white tail. The forest begins to thin out and the first camp, Rongai One, is at the edge of the moorland zone (2,600 m) with extensive views over the Kenyan plains.

 

Day 4: Kikelewa campsite (3,600 m); 6hours walking.

The morning walk is a steady ascent up to the ‘Second Cave’ (3,450 m) with superb views of Kibo and the Eastern ice fields on the crater rim. After lunch, we leave the main trail and strike out across the moorland on a smaller path towards the jagged peaks of Mawenzi. Kikelewa campsite is in a sheltered valley with giant senecios near Kikelewa Caves (3,600 m).

 

Day 5: Mawenzi Tarn (4,330 m); 3-4 hours walking.

A short but steep climb is rewarded by superb all round views and a tangible sense of wilderness. We leave vegetation behind shortly before reaching the next camp at Mawenzi Tarn (4,330 m), spectacularly situated in a cirque directly beneath the towering spires of Mawenzi. The afternoon will be free to rest or explore the surrounding area as an aid to acclimatization. [3-4 hours walking]

 

Day 6: Kibo campsite (4,700 m); 5-6 hours walking.

We cross the lunar desert of the ‘Saddle’ between Mawenzi and Kibo to reach Kibo campsite (4,700 m) at the bottom of the Kibo crater wall. The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent before a very early night.

 

Day 7: Horombo Hut (3.720); 11-15 hours walking.

We will start the final, and by far the steepest and most demanding, part of the climb by torchlight around 1 a.m. We start very slowly in the darkness on a switchback trail through loose volcanic screen to reach the crater rim at Gillman’s Point (5,685 m) we will rest there for a short time to enjoy the spectacular sunrise over Mawenzi. Then we will ascend for one hour round trip to Uhuru Peak (5,896 m), passing close to the spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs that still occupy most of the summit area. The descent to Kibo (4,700 m) is surprisingly fast and, after some refreshment, we continue the descent to reach Horombo Camp (3,720 m).

 

Day 8: Marangu Gate (1,830 m); 5-6 hours walking.

A steady descent takes us down through moorland to Mandara Hut (2,700m), the first stopping place at the Marangu route. We then continue descending through lovely lush forest on a good path to the National Park gate at Marangu (1,830 m).

The returning transfer will be waiting you at park gate for transfer back to your hotel in Arusha or Moshi for overnight stay.

 

Day 9: Safari

Drive early towards Ngorongoro Crater or Tarangire National Park. There is a very high possibility of spotting the big 5 in one day: lion, rhino, elephant, buffalo and leopard.

Lunch will take place at the picnic site at the crater floor.

In the afternoon, drive to Arusha or Moshi

 

Day 10 : International flight

Transfer to Kilimanjaro airport for departure.

 

If you dream of Climbing Kilimanjaro, we can train & prepare you professionally to summit

Africa's highest mountain !

 

 

HIGH ALTITUDE TRAINING PROGRAM BY FISIOTICS

 

 

Fisiotics provides a personal high altitude training program for the best preparation.

We combine functional & hypoxic training adapted to your physical condition and medical background. This program is specially made for trekking and climbing in high altitude mountains.

 

Included in your training program :

 

  • Exercise & lactate test to determine the trainings zones based on the aerobic and anaerobic threshold
  • Running analysis & strength-or stabilization tests for screening your physical ability
  • Providing you a training program that will be renewed monthly, in function of your progress.
  • 2 hours personal coaching
  • High altitude sensibility test

monitoring your physical reaction to increasing altitude

  • 12 training sessions of one hour on the hypoxic device

or reduction on rental service Altitude Dream

  • 4 outdoor group trainings on different locations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT US

 

If you like more info about how to prepare for climbing the Kilimanjaro or how to climb it,

& info evening Kilimanjaro Challenge

 

Info training :Stef Maginelle 0477-619995 – info@fisiotics.be

Info Kilimanjaro :Sofie Lenaerts 0472-890590 – info@8000unlimited.com

Info tickets/booking : Greet Adelhof 02-719.90.96 – greet.aldelhof@be.fcm.travel

 

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