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Event dates: July 9 – July 17, 2018
Event cost: $3,595 per person with a $250 single supplement if climbers prefer to have their own tent.
Fundraising minimum: $2,500
RouteThe Machame Route is highly recommended for three main reasons:
- The Machame route has a higher success rate as the final ascent is via Stella Point which is much closer to Uhuru peak
- The alternative Marangu route is very crowded and porters have a history of being left out in the cold at night time when room needs to be taken for over bookings from companies.
- The Machame route is more scenic – if people are going to make a once in a lifetime commitment to climb the highest freestanding mountain in the world, they might as well enjoy as much of the mountain as possible. The Machame route ascends and descends on different routes to ensure you see as much of Kilimanjaro as possible. Highlights include: afromontane forest, Shira plateau, glacial valleys and alpine desert, views of Mawenzi, ascent of Kibo and possible views of Kibo caldera and ash pit.
$3,595 per person with a $250 single supplement if climbers prefer to have their own tent.
Airfare, Travel Insurance, and Immunizations
Depending on when you book and your flight preferences, airfare will cost anywhere between $1,800 - $2,500. You should also allocate $600 for immunizations, malaria medicine, and your visa. Travel Insurance is also an important security measure that Adventure International strongly advises you purchase. For recommendations you can review Adventure International's travel insurance page. Travel Insurance is there to cover things that Adventure International cannot - repatriation, costs of things like helicopters, trip cancellation, and so on. Please do not rely on automatic cover from credit cards, read the small print, and if you need any help, email the Adventure International team.
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Time and Travel
Friday, June 22: Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)
Saturday, June 23: The Foundation For Tomorrow site visits
Sunday, June 24: RIDETZ orientation, bike fittings, practice ride
Monday, June 25 – Wednesday, July 4: 400 miles of biking!
Thursday, July 5: Travel back to Arusha from the coast (by van or plane)
Book flights to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). Traveling from the US will take approximately 24 hours (depending on layover times).
The trip includes all accommodations from July 9 – July 17, including a hotel stay in Arusha, tented camp lodging throughout the climb, and hotel accommodations the last night, July 17th.
Traveling Back After the Climb
After the climb you will need to travel back to Arusha to fly home from Kilimanjaro. Transport by van is provided free of cost.
Extending your stay
Some climbers choose to extend their stay to enjoy seeing more of Tanzania and the opportunity for safari. If this is an option for you, we highly recommend it! Sunshine and relaxation will feel great! We can help you book a flight from Pangani to your destination choice. From there, we are happy to put you in touch with a travel agent to explore your options.