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Day 1: We will pick you up from your hotel in Arusha at 0800 and drive to the Marangu Gate to obtain permits and clearance. Depart from Marangu and drive to Rongai Gate (1,800 M) where you begin your trek of 3-4 hours today, ascending to Cave Camp at 2,750 M. for dinner and overnight.
Meal plan: {L, D}

Day 2: Today you will trek 3-4 hours again before reaching the Kikelewa Camp at 3,500 M. where you will have dinner and overnight.
Meal plan: {B, L, D}

Day 3: Hike to Tarn Hut camp today where you will overnight at 3,850 M.
Meal plan: {B, L, D}

Day 4: You will trek to Kibo Hut today, about 4-5 hours, 4,700 M, from where you will begin your ascent to the summit.
Meal plan: {B, L, D}

Day 5: Shortly after midnight, you will arise to begin your ascent to the summit, reaching Uhuru Peak by sunrise. You will descend to Horombo Camp for dinner and overnight, 3,820 M.
Meal plan: {B, L, D}

Day 6: After breakfast, depart Horombo Camp and descend to the Marangu Gate in about 5-6 hours to collect your certificate and be met by the vehicle to return to your hotel.
Meal plan: {B, L}

1st Jan – 31st Dec 2016
Each of 2 pax US$1950
Each of 4 pax US$1730
Each of 6 pax US$1700

Prices Include:
All park, camp and rescue fees, transport between Arusha and gates at start and finish of climb, services of licensed, experienced, English speaking mountain guide, licensed assistant guide for groups of two or more persons, porters, and cook. Three meals a day are provided. We provide a variety of foods to permit varied meals with full breakfasts with foods such as eggs, sausage, toast or pancakes, hot cereal, fruit and juice, tea or coffee. Lunches are sometimes packed and sometimes hot, so will vary. Dinners will have meat dishes of beef, chicken or fish, fresh vegetable dishes, pasta, rice, potatoes, homemade soups, fresh fruits, desserts, juice, tea, coffee. We provide camping gear- tents, mountain mats, sleeping bags and blankets. (You may also use your own if you wish).

Prices do NOT INCLUDE:
Mineral water for drinking, except for the first day, soft drinks, alcohol or tips for guide and porters. Personal gear or clothing for the climb is not provided but is available for hire. Accommodation and meals in Arusha not included, pending your choice of type and budget range. We normally offer you your choice according to your preferred standard and budget.

We provide 3L water for the first day only and the balance is taken from the mountain and purified. You can bring purification tablets, a filter system or, if the group is one or two people only, the cook can boil water for you in the evenings. You should have a torch-a headlamp type is best, extra batteries, warm waterproof pants and jacket, warm clothes to layer, hat that covers your ears or even your face, gloves, warm socks, gaiters and good climbing boots. Crampons and gaiters may be needed.. Walking sticks are used by most, especially for the descent. Be sure to bring lip balm and sunscreen and sunglasses or goggles. The glare for the snow and ice can cause serious sunburn.

You should only carry a day- pack with your camera, valuables, water, sunscreen, etc. In budget climbs, 10 kg of personal gear to be carried by porters is the allowed norm. If you wish to bring more and additional porters are needed, you will be charged for the extra expense.

Oxygen Equipment is available for an additional charge of $80 per group.

Equipment list and approximate rental prices.

We do not keep rental items, hence ample notofication is required.
Waterproof jacket: $15-$20
Waterproof pants $15-$20
Warm jacket: $20
Warm pants:$20
Climbing/ hiking boots- over the ankle: $15-$20 best to always have your own
Warm hat- balaclava or other to cover your ears: $10
Warm gloves: $10 per pair
Warm socks – several pairs: $5 per pair
Hat with a brim (for use at lower altitudes): bring own or buy
Sunglasses or goggles: bring own
Sweaters or fleeces to layer $10 per piece
Long underwear: $10 per each piece
Walking poles (recommended): $10 per pr
Gaiters: $10 per pair
Torch- headlamp type is best so you have hands free: $15
Sunscreen: buy own
Lip balm: buy own
Camelback or other water bottle holding 2-3 liters: bring own
Water purification tablets or a water filter: bring own
Crampons may or may not be needed according to conditions on the mountain at the time: $20 per pair
Backpack for porters to carry, with waterproof cover $20-$25
Small daypack for you to carry camera, valuables & anything you want with you while trekking: $15

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