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Day 1: We will pick you up from your accommodation in Arusha at 0800 and depart for the Marangu Gate. After registration clearance, your climb will commence at 1,720 meters to Mandara Hut (2,700 meters) through the rain forest. This will take about 3 hours, however it is important to take your time as acclimatization begins from the gate.. You will have dinner and overnight at Mandara Hut.
Meal plan: {L, D}

Day 2: After breakfast, you will gradually ascend via Maundi Crater (upper route) to Horombo hut, at 3,720 meters. This climb takes you out of the forest and through open moorland and forest and takes about 4-5 hours. You will have dinner and overnight at Horombo Hut (Tourist Village).
Meal plan: {B, L, D}

Day 3: This is an acclimatizing days to hike at higher altitude, perhaps top view Kibo and Mawenzi Peaks during the day, returning to Horombo Hut for meals and overnight.
Meal plan: {B, L, D}

Day 4: After a good rest, resume your climb. A bit of the mountain peak can be seen while walking through the alpine desert on the way to Kibo Hut, at 4,703 meters. Kibo Hut, where you will have dinner and overnight is reached after a 5-6 hour walk.
Meal plan: {B, L, D}

Day 5: You have a second acclimatization day today at Kibo, with a morning hike to Hans Meyer Cave, the half-way point to Gillman’s Point at 5,150 M. Return to Kibo for lunch and resting.
Meal plan: {B, L, D}

Day 6: You will be awakened just after midnight to begin your ascent to Uhuru Peak (5,895 meters). This is a 5-hour walk. You will then descend back to Kibo hut and continue your descent to Horombo Hut where you will have dinner and overnight.
Meal plan: {B, L, D}

Day 7: After breakfast, a simple descent remains to reach the Marangu Gate where you will be awarded your Summit Certificate before transferring back to your hotel. End.
Meal plan: {B, L}

1st Jan – 31st Dec 2016
Each of 2 pax US$2120
Each of 4 pax US$1840
Each of 6 pax US$1800

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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