KILI BIKE CLIMB
Cycling on Mt. Kilimanjaro
Kilimanjaro bike trek is our new product of trekking the Kilimanjaro Mountain, Kilema route is the only route that Bike trek to Kilimanjaro can reach to the top by mountain bike. Our experienced guides have done a good number of successful bike trek to summit Mt Kilimanjaro 5895M, the trip took 5 days with proper acclimatization.
This activity provides physical exercise and recreational use of the natural environment with minimum impact while enhancing visitors’ experience. Summit bound visitors will use Kilema route (19km) and cyclists will meet their porters at Horombo and continue to the summit. For non-summit bound visitors, cycling starts from Londorosi gate or from Morum Picnic Site then back to Morum (a 44km ride)
Overnight at Park View hotel-Moshi
Single accommodations: $90/night
Personal Porter: $100 for 7days
ARRIVAL MOSHI, KILIMANJARO
After arrival at Kilimanjaro airport we take a 50min transfer to our hotel in Moshi, located on the lower slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro. We meet the team and go over the last trip details and prepare our bikes and gear equipment for the adventure ahead.
DAY 1: KILEMA GATE (1950M) – HOROMBU HUT (3720M) – KILEMA CAMP (2950M)
Ride: 5 – 6 hours, 16km / elevation gain:1770m, elevation loss: 770m /tent / breakfast, lunch, dinner
After breakfast at the hotel its time to load up and head for the mountain. A 55min drive to Marangu village takes us in to the Tanzania National Park at the parks main entrance Marangu gate. Here we need to sign in to the park, collect our permits and transfer to Kilema gate, the starting point of our route up Mt Kilimanjaro. The steep jeep track starts in the mountain forest and has sections with loose gravel and larger rocks. Riders with good fitness and moderate technical skills will be able to ride all of the track leading us to Horombu hut. We turn, take care on the downhill and stop at Kilema camp for the night about 700 – 800 meters down from our highest point reached for the day.
DAY 2: KILEMA CAMP (2950M) – HOROMBU HUT (3720M) – ZEBRA ROCK (4 010m) – HOROMBU HUT (3720M)
Today’s Ride & Hike:
TODAY’S RIDE: 2 – 3 hours , 7km / elevation gain: 800m / hut / breakfast, lunch, dinner
TODAY’S HIKE: 3 hours / elevation gain: 350m, elevation loss 350m
We start the day by repeating the last 7 – 8 km of yesterday’s ascend back up to Horombu hut. After lunch and a short rest at camp it’s time to break out the hiking boots. A short afternoon hike takes us to the beautiful and strange Zebra rock formation. Peaking over the ridge line we see our first views of Kibo peak in the distance. We hike down to camp for some tea and pop corn and our 1st night in the A-frame huts.
DAY 3: HOROMBO HUT (3720M) – SADDLE (4600M) – HOROMBO HUT (3720M)
Ride: 4 – 5 hours, 10km / elevation gain 800 – 900m / hut / breakfast, lunch, dinner
We use today to further acclimatise to the higher altitude. We start our day with a short hike out of Horombu camp to get past an unridable section on the mountain. We will meet our porters further up trail from where we continue with a ride onto the saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo peaks at an altitude of around 4600m. Spending good time up here and enjoying the excellent riding conditions is beneficial for our acclimatisation process. At these altitudes cycling is strenuous and higher winds is often experienced on the saddle.
DAY 4: Horombo (3720m) > Kibo Hut (4730m)
Ride: 4 – 5 hours / elevation gain 1010m / hut / breakfast, lunch, dinner
We set off on an early start again to our basecamp. Riding through alpine desert environment, we traverse the saddle once more with Mawenzi at our backs and Kibo ahead of us. On a clear day in the distance one can see the route up the steep mountain face leading towards Uhuru, the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro, our ultimate goal. Taking it easy and reaching basecamp fresh is vital in setting one self up for summit success. After reaching our basecamp we have an early dinner, rest and replenish before our summit attempt.
DAY 5: KIBO HUT(4730M) – UHURU (5895M) – KIBO HUT (4730M) – HOROMBO (3720M) – KILEMA GATE (1950M) –MOSHI TOWN
Today’s Trek & Ride:
TODAY’S HIKE: 8 – 9 hours to Uhuru Peak & 3 – 4 hours to Kibo Hut , 11km / elevation gain 1165m
TODAY’S RIDE: 3 – 4 hours / 35km / elevation loss 3945m / breakfast, lunch, dinner / game lodge luxury tent
The Big Day! We start our summit bid at midnight, shortly after some hot tea and biscuits to warm us up for the Kili shuffle. The route from Kibo Hut to Gilman’s Point is unridable. Our amazing team of porters will assist us with our mountain bikes during our summit night. The first crater rim ride opportunity presents itself from Stella Point to Uhuru Peak. Reaching the top of Africa is a very special occasion, soak it all in! Cycling at this altitude is very challenging and should not be underestimated. Riders should pace themselves and ride well within their ability at this altitude and extreme conditions. Weather and health conditions will determine our time at the summit before we start our descend. The sweet victory ride down from Uhuru Peak to Stella point is short, but o so sweet.
From here it is hike a bike stuff down with the assistance from your porter to about 1 – 2 km before Kibo Hut. Reaching camp we will take rest, refuel and prepare for the ultimate downhill. Then it’s bike time. We’ll send a 3945m descend to Kilema gate situated at 1950m. Along the way we will regroup and stop for some scheduled breaks and lunch. Reaching Kilema gate, we load the bikes and transfer to Marangu gate to sign out of the park and collect our certificates.
Dates & Prices
$2,500 solo climber
$ 2,400 2Pax
$2,200 4-10 pax
Not included in price:
- International Flights/Visa
- Tips to porters and guides (Customary and much appreciated)
- Meals other than breakfast while in Moshi hotel
Items considered to be non-essential, such as alcohol, beverages, cigarettes, snacks, etc
- Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)
- Personal gear like Sleeping bags, hiking boots, head touch etc (Can be rented in Moshi)
- Tipping on Kilimanjaro from the trekking group (not per climber):
- Guides: $20/day/guide
- Cook: $15/day
- Porter: $15/day/porter
N/B: Our Guides, cooks and Porters are always satisfied with your thanks giving (tip) you have and not beyond your ability.
Kilimanjaro price Includes:
- 2 nights’ accommodation in Moshi, one night prior to start date and the last day of trek, room sharing (twin bed) BED & BREAKFAST ONLY
- Arrival and Departure Airport transfers
- Highly experienced, Professional mountain guides and porters
- Quality 4 season camping equipment – Sleeping Tents/Mess tents, tables and chairs
- All Park fees
- Rescue fees
- Private Toilet tent
- All meals while on the Mountain
- Guides, Porters, cook salaries
- Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food, 3 times per day
- Clean, purified drinking water, the first day of climb
- Crisis management and safety proceduresPulse Oximeters/Oxygen tanks (Included in Mid-Tier service)
- Fair and ethical treatment of porters
- Moshi Town guide, we are not suggest to walk alone, walking in group in town is more safe all the time
- Town tour escort with guide
Can’t find a date that works for you? Call us to set up a private trek!
Some things do help like
- Drink loads of water 1litter for 1000m
- Go slow (pole pole)
- Take a longer route and don’t go direct
- Rest and stay warm (especially on summit morning)
- Keep nourished everyday.
- But mostly listen to your guides