Mt Kilimanjaro Hike
June 19 - July 5, 2021
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Hike Mt Kilimanjaro
Drill a Clean Water Well
Go on an Amazing Safari
Trip Highlights to Look Forward to
Hike Mt Kilimanjaro
Neema Village Orphanage
Backpacks for Kids
Masaai Market, SHOPPING!!!
Hands on Travel - Book Your Flights Here!!!
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Mt. Kilimanjaro Facts
Height of 5,895 meters and 19,341 feet
Highest mountain in Africa
Highest free standing mountain in the world
One of the “Seven Summits”
Five Climate Zones:
Heather and Moorland
Highland Alpine Desert
Oldest to summit is 89 years old
Youngest to summit is 7 years old
Potential Itinerary: We can customize each individual trip as needed
• June 19th Arrive in Tanzania at Kilimanjaro airport, lodging in Arusha
• June 20th Church, Masaai Market, Neema Village, lodging in Moshi
• June 21st Hikers hit the mountain, Non-hikers waterfalls
• June 22nd Humanitarian in Moshi, days for girls kits, possible library set up
• June 23rd Humanitarian in Moshi, days for girls kits, possible library set up
• June 24th Fly to Mwanza and get checked in at hotel, tour Mwanza
• June 25th Begin group well at drill site,
• June 26th Humanitarian in Mwanza, days for girls kits
• June 27th Humanitarian in Mwanza, days for girls kits
• June 28th Hikers complete hike lodging in Moshi, non-hikers humanitarian
• June 29th Hikers ﬂy to Mwanza, non-hikers humanitarian
• June 30th All boat ride on Lake Victoria
• July 1st Working on group well
• July 2nd Complete group well, celebration
• July 3rd Leave for safari
• July 4th Safari
• July 5th Return from safari and afternoon for ﬂight home
• Route and itinerary are shown below
• Price for the hike $1,950 per person
• Website for additional information:
Humanitarian, Safari, and Group Well
• Included: Group well and plaque, all food, lodging, transportation, treats to hand out to kids
• Not included: Airfare, visa, souvenirs, personal snacks, travel outside of the group
Pricing for hikers $2,600 per person (9 days)
• Pricing for non-hikers $3,380 per person (16 days)
• Additional days at $130 per day
• Deposit of $800 by February 15th to Hearts and Hands Tanzania, a for profit company. (The safari is not considered humanitarian work therefore the $800 for the safari must be paid to a for profit company)
• Balance to H3 due May 15th
Hike $1,950 per person
Humanitarian Safari $2,600 per person (9 days)
Total for Hikers $4,550 per person
Humanitarian Safari $3,380 per person (16 days)
Total for Non-Hikers $3,380 per person
Questions and Contact
Contact Tish 801.300.0404 /
Alan 801.514.4437 /
Connie 801.597.4620 /
Questions and Answers
What is the estimated cost of airfare? - June is a peak season so plan on $1500 to $1800 (Donna will be able to help each of you with your flights and travelers insurance)
How safe is Tanzania? - I have not felt unsafe in Tanzania. I have taken our 17 year old daughter and our 13 year old son and never had any concern for their safety.
COVID 19? - Plan on being required to provide a negative test prior to boarding your flight to return home. We will make arrangements for the test.
When do we need to begin immunizations? - I’d recommend you begin them as soon as you are certain you are going on the trip. Contact our local health department for the requirements.
5. Refund of deposit? - Of the $800 deposit $500 is refundable if you have to cancel your trip. Refund from your flight will be determined with Donna along with travelers insurance.
6. Where do I send deposit? - Please mail your $800 deposit check made out to Hearts and Hands Tanzania, LLC to 1878 West 12600 South #303, Herriman, Utah 84065. We need this deposit by February 15th however if you need more time please let us know.
7. Passports? - If your passport will expire prior to January 2022 you will need to renew it prior to the trip. It is taking months to get a passport so please contact Donna and get this process moving.
Hike Itinerary Lemosho Route
Day 1 Londorossi Gate to Forest Camp. We depart Moshi for Londorossi Gate, which takes about 4 hours, where you will complete entry formalities. Then drive to the Lemosho trailhead (another hour to reach the trailhead). Upon arrival at trailhead, we eat lunch, then commence through undisturbed forest which winds to the first camp site.
DAY 2 Forest Camp to Shira Camp 1. We continue on the trail leading out of the forest and into a savannah of tall grasses, heather, and volcanic rock draped with lichen beards. As we ascend through the lush rolling hills and cross several streams, we reach the Shira Ridge before dropping gently down to Shira 1 camp. The view of Kibo from across the plateau is amazing.
DAY 3 Shira Camp 1 to Shira 2 to Moir Hut. We explore the Shira plateau for a full day. It is a gentle walk east toward Kibo's glaciered peak, across the plateau which leads to Shira 2 camp on moorland meadows by a stream. Then we continue to Moir Hut, a little used site on the base of Lent Hills. A variety of walks are available on Lent Hills making this an excellent acclimatization opportunity. Shira is one of the highest plateaus on earth.
DAY 4 Moir Hut to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp. From the Shira Plateau, we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the "Shark's Tooth." Shortly after the tower, we come to the second junction which brings us up to the Arrow Glacier at an altitude of 16,000ft. We now continue down to the Barranco Hut at an altitude of 13,000ft. Here we rest, enjoy dinner, and overnight. Although you end the day at the same elevation as when you started, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.
DAY 5 Barranco Camp to Karanga. After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge pass-ing the Barranco Wall, to the Karanga Valley campsite. This is a short day meant for acclimatization.
DAY 6 Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp. After breakfast, we leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the Barafu Hut. At this point, you have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest, enjoy dinner, and prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are to be seen from this position.
DAY 7 Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Hut. Very early in the morning (midnight to 2am), we continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. You head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. At Stella Point (18,600 ft), you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see (weather permitting). From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all they way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit. At Uhuru Peak, you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. Faster hikers will see the sunrise from the summit. From the summit, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site, stopping at Barafu for lunch. You will want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.
DAY 8 Mweka Camp to Moshi. After breakfast, we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. 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 village to drive you back to Moshi.