Please do not underestimate how cold it can get on Mt Kilimanjaro.
Personal First Aid Kit
You may feel queasy from the altitude when climbing. Please feel free to bring along some nibbles e.g sweets that you particularly like. Anything that you think you can keep digested.
*Diamox (Acetazolamide) is used to prevent and reduce the symptoms of altitude sickness. This medication can decrease headache, tiredness, nausea, dizziness, and shortness of breath that can occur when you climb quickly to high altitudes (generally above 10,000 feet/3,048 meters). It is particularly useful in situations when you cannot make a slow ascent. The best ways to prevent altitude sickness is to climb slowly,
Recommended dose 125 to 250mg twice daily starting one or two days prior to and continuing for three days once the highest altitude is reached, is effective. No medication should be taken without Dr's approval.
Please do not hesitate to ask any questions about the above list.
Standing Astride the equator, yet permanently snow-capped, Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa's rooftop and the world's highest freestanding mountain. Surrounded by some of the world's greatest game reserves, Kilimanjaro towers above these hot, fertile plains like a massive sentinel, beckoning adventurers to climb her.
Many travelers are attracted to her highest point-Uhuru Peak on Kibo - which can be reached by several easy walking or scrambling tracks. The two main summits of Kilimanjaro: craggy Mawenzi, 5149m, and 'flat-altitude, semi-desert. Kilimanjaro possesses a whole range of environments including the summit glaciers, screes, cliffs, afro-alpine moorland then forests, which lead down to cultivated foothills.
PNG Trekking Adventures takes the Lemosho and Crater Camp Track. The Lemosho Track is an unspoilt, remote, little used and beautiful way up to the Shira Plateau. The Lemosho Glades are rich in buffalo, elephant and other big game animals. We choose to reach the summit via the Arrow Glacier route, also referred to as the Western Breach approach. This route includes camping at Arrow Glacier and the Crater camp before a short 2 hour climb to the summit. The overnight camping at and the climb from Arrow Glazier to the Crater camp is often referred to as dangerous due to glacial rock movement. It is not uncommon to hear rock falls during the night and to experience loose rock and melting ice on the ascent to the crater camp. The path is directly up a rocky amphitheater and often requires strenuous scrambling over steep rock. It is not technical but definitely requires more fitness and strength than the standard routes up Mt Kilimanjaro.
Our guides are extremely experienced and are among only a few who are confident to use this route.
Follow up your Kilimanjaro Summit and take a Masai Mara Safari, followed by trekking up to see the Silver Back Gorilla's in Rwanda.
Friends and family that may not wish to climb the mountain but would like to do the Safari or Gorilla's we can organise for them to come across to Moshi in Tanzania a couple of days prior to the climb finishing. We can transport them out to the gates of Kilimanjaro to be there when the group comes off the mountain.
Our Team: Group accompanied by experienced PNGTA guide. Guide ratio.1:2 trekkers.
Success: Likely the highest success rate of any guide service with nearly 100% due to longer summit itinerary.
Safety: We carry oxygen, helmets, med kits, satellite phone and local communications equipment on each expedition. We have a 100% safety record. Clients will sign a waiver with TANAPA for this route as it is not without risk due to rock fall. Wearing helmets and taking oxygen is compulsory.
Food: We offer carefully planned, nutritious meals, prepared by trained chefs on the mountain. Dietary requirements can be catered for.
Experience: Our guides are extremely experienced and are among only a few who are confident to use this route.
On arrival at Kilimanjaro International airport the group will be met by PNG Trekking Adventures representatives and transferred to their hotel in Moshi. After booking in there will be a climb briefing of what is going to happen over the next 8 days. Hotel Accommodation
After breakfast and briefing, drive to Londorossi Park Gate (2250m, 2.5 hours). From here forest tracks requiring a 4WD vehicle leads to Lemosho Glades (2100, 11km, 45 minutes) and a possible campsite. Walk along forest trails to Mt Mkubwa (Big Tree) campsite. (2,750m) Tent Accommodation (BLD)
After breakfast, we continue as the trail gradually steepens and enters the giant heather moorland zone, several streams are crossed on the way to the Shira Ridge (3,600m) and drops gently down to Shira 1 camp (3,500m) located by a stream on the Shira Plateau. Tent Accommodation (BLD)
After breakfast a gentle trek across the plateau leads to Shira 2 camp (3,850m) on moorland meadows by a stream. A variety of walks are available on the Plateau making this an excellent acclimatization day. Tent Accommodation (BLD)
From the Shira Plateau, we continue to the east, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower Campsite (4,630), called the "Shark's Tooth." This afternoon there is time to go for an acclimatization walk. Tent Accommodation (BLD)
After breakfast we head off and come to the second junction which leads us up to the Arrow Glacier at an altitude of 4,876 meters. It is an easy days walking, but the altitude has to be taken into account. We will all be feeling the effects. This afternoon there is time to go for an acclimatisation walk. The overnight camping at Arrow Glazier camp is often referred to as dangerous due to glacial rock movement. It is not uncommon to hear rock falls during the night and to experience loose rock and melting ice on the ascent to the crater camp. Tent Accommodation (BLD)
After breakfast we leave the Arrow Glacier campsite and head straight up to the crater, scrambling over rock most of the time. It is very energy sapping at this altitude. The path is directly up a rocky amphitheatre and often requires strenuous scrambling over steep rock. It is not technical but definitely requires more fitness and strength than the standard routes up Mt Kilimanjaro. We may get the opportunity to explore the Furtwangler Glacier and the rarely visited Ash Pit. It will get extremely cold tonight and most of us will experience difficulty in sleeping due to the altitude (5,640) but the excitement of the summit so close will keep us focused. Tent Accommodation (BLD)
We will rise at 4am and after a quick cup of tea we will start out for the slow but short climb to the summit. We should be on Uhuru (5,895) the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro around 6am to watch the sunrise. After spending 15-30 minutes on the summit we begin our descent back down to Millennium camp for brunch. This part of the descent takes about 4 hours. You will want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. After brunch, we continue the long but satisfying journey down to the Mweka Park Gate, approximately 6-8 hours. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy). A vehicle will meet you at Mweka Park gate to drive us back to the hotel and a well deserved shower and comfy nights sleep. Hotel Accommodation (BL)
Depart hotel after breakfast or early afternoon depending on flight schedules. Transfer to airport for homeward journey or continue on safari extension.
Clients can forfeit the Rest Day on Day 9 if time poor.
19 Sept - 29 Sept 2023
Trek dates are flexible
2023 prices subject to change
3 x Pax $5395.00 per person
4 x Pax $4585.00 per person
5 x Pax $4120.00 per person
6 x Pax $3840.00 per person
7 x Pax $3570.00 per person
8 x Pax $3405.00 per person
9 x Pax $3295.00 per person
10 x Pax $3140.00 per person
Hotel Single Supplement $300.00 per person (3 nights) TBC
Clients will have to sign a waiver with TANAPA for this route. Price includes helmets.
-Extra day/night at Protea Machame, Moshi on half board: $150 for a double / $100 for a single TBC
-ALTOX personal oxygen system - $200 per person TBC
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