5 Days Kilimanjaro Bicycle Summit Itinerary

5 Days Kilimanjaro Bicycle Summit

The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the west, beginning with a long drive from Moshi to Londorossi Gate. From there, the first two days are spent trekking through the rain forest to Shira Ridge. The Lemosho route crosses the entire Shira Plateau from west to east in a pleasant, relatively flat hike. Crowds are low until the route joins the Machame route near Lava Tower. Then the route traverses underneath Kilimanjaro’s Southern Ice Field on a path known as the Southern Circuit before summiting from Barafu. Descent is made via the Mweka route

5 Days Kilimanjaro Bicycle Summit Itinerary:

Day 0: Arrival Tanzania.

Pick up from Kilimanjaro International airport and transferred to Arusha for your overnight stay.

  • Overnight: Kiliwonders Hotel Moshi
  • Meal Plan: HalfBoard.

Day 1: Kilema Gate (1950m) – Horombo Hut (3705m)

  • Cycling time: Approximately 5 to 6 hours
  • Distance: Approximately 16 km
  • Habitat: Montane forest

You will be picked from Moshi Hotel at 8:30 am and drive through Kilimanjaro’s semi-tropical foothills to Marangu Gate. Here you will spend some minutes for registration and then drive to Kilema gate and enter Kilimanjaro National park to start the riding up to Horombo Hut. Today is 100% cycling by bike.

Day 2: Full Day Horombo Acclimatization

  • Riding: 90%.
  • Vegetation: Alpine desert
  • Cycling distance: 10 Km

After breakfast you start your cycling, riding through Alpine desert, some of the areas you will ride on a small stone, up to Mawenzi Hut and back to Horombo.

Day 3: Horombo Hut (3705m) – Kibo Hut (4730m)

  • Cycling time: 4 to 5 hours
  • Distance: Approximately 9.6 km
  • Habitat: Alpine desert

Early wake and make sure your duffel bags are packed and ready to go. After breakfast, meet your guide and we head back up to Kibo hut. Again the first 3km would require you pushing and carrying your bike a lot, with the final 7km to Kibo hut offering a good biking trail. We will enjoy lunch and then aim to rest. At around 16h00 depending on how you feel it is possible to hike partially up the summit path to orientate yourself for the summit attempt later that night. Situated in the barren Alpine desert is Kibo hut, a stone build block house which has bunk beds for 60 climbers, but no streams with water nearby. There are platform toilets behind the hut. The summit (Uhuru Peak) is now a further 1195m up and you will make your final ascent the same night. Prepare your equipment, thermal clothing etc for your summit bid. This should include the replacement of your headlamp and camera batteries and make sure you have a spare set available as well. To prevent freezing it will be wise to carry your water in a thermal flask. Go to bed at round about 19h00 and try to get as much rest and sleep as possible, until 22h00.

Day 4: (The Summit Night) Kibo Hut (4730m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Kibo Hut (4730m)

  • Cycling time: 7 to 8 hours to reach Uhuru Peak, 3 to 4 hours to descend to Kibo hut,
  • Distance: Approximately 5.4km ascent and 31 km descent
  • Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit

At 4 am, you will be awakened by your guides to start the zigzag trek up a long screen slope. After roughly two hours you should reach Hans Meyer’s Cave and from here the gradient gets steeper. Continue your climb for approximately another 3 hours to Gilman’s Point, You will take your bike from Porters and start riding to Uhuru peak, arriving at Uhuru peak spends some few minutes or Taking  photos and then riding down to Stella Point. After Lunch lunch ride down to Horombo.

Day 5: Kibo Hut(3720 M) – Kilema gate (1800 M)

  • Cycling time: 3 hours
  • Distance: 25 km.
  • Riding Level: Challenging
  • Path: Gravel road
  • Highlights: Cycling on Mt Kilimanjaro

After a leisurely breakfast, make your final riding down to Kilema gate across the alpine and the rain forest to Kilema gate. A vehicle will meet us at kilema to drive us to Airport. (One More night in the hotel is recommended)

Price Item Includes:

  • 1 Nights’ accommodation at the hotel.
  • Return transfers between the hotel to the start / finish point of a climb.
  • All Kilimanjaro National Park gate fees, camping / hut fees and climbing permits.
  • Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees (Kilimanjaro Rescue Team).
  • Chief guide carries a Pulse Oximeter.
  • Emergency oxygen (for use in emergencies only – not as summiting aid).
  • Basic first aid kit (for use in emergencies only).
  • All mentioned activities unless labeled option.
  • Flying Doctors insurance (AMREF) during the Climb.
  • Qualified mountain guide, assistant guides, porters and cook.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as hot drinks on the mountain.
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Hut’s fees
  • Water for washing up daily.
  • Porter to carry your duffel bag, with maximum weight of 15kg / 32 lbs, from one camp to the next camp.
  • Kilimanjaro National Park certificate for your successful summit attempt.
  • All Airport Transfers.

Price Item Excludes:

  • International and airport taxes.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Passport and travel visa requirements (Tanzania visa is required).
  • Compulsory tips for crew/day from group (average tip is anything from USD $20/guide | USD $15/assistance guide | USD $10/Chef | USD $5/@porter.
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks.
  • Accommodation after Trekking (available on request).
  • Visa fees.
  • Optional but highly recommended travel and medical insurance.
  • Personal hiking/trekking gear – you could rent some of the gear in Tanzania.
  • Optional but highly recommended travel and medical insurance.

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