From the base of the world’s highest free-standing mountain, Mt. Kilimanjaro, to the world’s largest unbroken caldera, the Ngorongoro Crater. This incredible journey will reveal for you all the beauty of Tanzania’s famous northern circuits, with its panoramic views, nature, wildlife, and cultural diversity.
Day 1: Arrive in Tanzania
You will be picked up from Kilimanjaro airport or other arriving destination by our guide who will welcome you and transfer to the hotel in Moshi. The hotel is a three-star elegant resort, an ideal place for resting with the big green garden and outdoor pool and bar. This day could be used for resting and preparing, or the local city tour.
- Accommodation: Park View Hotel
Day 2: Moshi - Marangu - Kilema Camp | 11k
This morning you will be picked up from your hotel and with a car transferred to Marangu gate where the permit registrations will be done for every cyclist personally. There you will meet a team of porters who will follow you on the route. From Marangu gate, we are going to the Kilema gate which will be our starting point for the ride in the national park of Mount Kilimanjaro. We will cycle through a huge green rainforest with a lot of different plant species, birds, and animals. The ride will end in Kilema camp on 2980 meters where we will stay overnight in tents inside the camp area.
Day 3: Kilema Camp - Horombo Camp | 19m
Today the ride will take us through Kilimanjaro’s semi-tropical foothills and then on a steep path to the Horombo camp on 3700 meters. From there you will have a beautiful view of the mountain Kilimanjaro with it two peaks, two brothers, Mawenzi and Kibo. We will overnight in the camp.
Day 4: Horombo Acclimatization | 10k
This day is going to be used for acclimatization which is a very important part of the trip. After breakfast, we will ride through the Alpine desert up to the Mawenzi Hut and then back to Horombo camp. Overnight is again in Horombo camp.
Day 5: Horombo Camp – Kibo Base Camp | 12k
The ride will start after breakfast. On our way, we will pass the Senecio garden with the endemic species of the three and continue through the Alpine desert. It is the path that goes in the middle of the two huts Kibo and Mawenzi, which make this route very scenic. In Kibo base camp you will have a summit briefing for all information needed in the rest of the trip and the time for resting in the afternoon.
Day 6: Kibo Camp – Summit – Horombo Camp | 12k
This part of the route starts at midnight with a zig-zag trek climbing up along the slope. It will take approximately 2 hours to reach Hans Meyer’s Cave and from here the gradient gets steeper. The climb continues for another 3 hours to Gilman’s point, where you will take your bike from porters and start riding on the crater ring to the summit – Uhuru Peak. From here you can see the glaciers of Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru, the beautiful land of Tanzania, and parts of Kenya. From the summit, you can choose whether you are going to ride a bicycle or walk, according to your health condition and the suggestions of the guide ( THE SUMMIT POTTERS WILL ASSIST TO CARRY YOUR BIKES). On the way down we will stop at the Kibo base camp for brunch and continue to the Horombo camp. Today, from Kibo to Uhuru and then Kibo is 20% – 80% cycling, from Kibo to Horombo is 80% cycling.
Day 7: Horombo Camp – Kilema Gate – Moshi | 19-30k
After the night of rest and breakfast, you will make your final ride down across the moorland and rainforest to Kilema gate. From there you will be transferred to Marangu gate for check out and then to your hotel. Drive back from Kilema gate to Moshi with the bicycle is optional.
- Private transport to & from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your accommodations in Moshi.
- 2 nights of accommodation in Moshi
- Mountain Bikes & Helmets
- All transfers to the mountain and back to your Moshi hotel
- Professional & experienced mountain bike guides
- Guides, Porters, Cook salaries and park fees
- Quality, waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tents
- Sleeping Mattress
- All meals while on the Mountain
- Quality Mess tents with table and chairs
- Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
- Clean, purified drinking water
- Crisis management and safety procedures
- Fair and ethical treatment of porters
- Conservation fees
- Hut fees
- Rescue fees & Camping fees
- VAT (18% charged by the Government)
- Portable oxygen tanks & ox meter
- Kilimanjaro National Park Certificate for your successful summit attempt.
- Tip for the Crew
- Laundry service
- Entry visa for Tanzania
- Health requirements (Yellow Fever – only compulsory if you travel to Tanzania via a Yellow Fever infected country, Meningitis & Hepatitis A remains optional, but comes recommended)
- Optional but highly recommended travel and medical insurance