6 Days Kilimanjaro Bicycle Summit
What Included in Package Price
- Hotel Overnight on Arrival day
- All transfers to the mountain and back to your Moshi hotel
- Professional, experienced, mountain cyclist guides
- Mountain Bikes & Helmets
- Guides, Porters, Cook salaries and park fees
- Quality, waterproof, four-season mountain sleeping tents (on twin sharing basis)
- Sleeping Mattress
- Emergency Oxygen Cylinder
- All meals while on the Mountain
- Quality Mess tents with table and chairs
- Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
- Clean, purified drinking water
- Conservation fees (part of park fees)
- Camping or Hut fees (part of park fees)
- Rescue fees (part of park fees)
- VAT (18% charged by the Government).
What Excluded in Package Price
- Tanzania Visa
- Hotel (available as an optional add-on)
- Transfers (available as an optional add-on)
- Personal trekking equipment such as sleeping bags, hiking boots, clothes, etc (available for renting)
- Tips and gratuities
- Travel insurance
- Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
- Meals not listed in the itinerary
- Liquors, beers and bottled beverages
- Surcharge for online payment of balance (5%).
6 Days Kilimanjaro Kilema Route overview
The Kilema Route Mountain bike trail runs parallel with the Marangu route. The Kilema route is mainly used as an access road by vehicles to bring supplies to the Horombo hut and to evacuate medical emergencies from the Horombo hut. The route from Kilema gate to Horombo hut is a 4 x 4 gravel road, which is usually in fair condition. The Kilema route with the first night at the Kilema camp option is shorter, less strenuous and involves more mountain biking, compared to the Kilema route option with the first night at Mandara hut. However, it is more expensive, as the first night is spent camping in tents and the rest of the nights are spent in the Marangu route’s A-frame huts.
6 Days Kilimanjaro Bicycle Summit Itinerary:
Day 0 | Arrival at Kilimanjaro international airport:
Travel time: 1 hours | Distance: 50 km.
You’ll be met by our ground handling team at Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred you to the delightful accommodation in Moshi town for dinner and overnight.
- Recommended Accommodation: Kilimanjaro Wonders Hotel.
- Meal Plan: Bed&Breakfast.
DAY 1 | Marangu/Kilema gate – Kilema camp | 11km
In the morning you will be picked up from Marangu village and transferred with a car to Marangu gate where the permit registrations will be done for every cycler. There you will meet a team of porters that will follow you on the route. From the Marangu gate, we will go to the Kilema gate which will be our starting point for our ride in Mount Kilimanjaro National Park. We will cycle through an enormous, lush green rainforest with a lot of different plant species, birds, and animals. The ride will end in Kilema camp with 2,980 meters altitude where we will overnight in tents inside the camp area.
Today is 70% cycling.
DAY 2 | Kilema camp – Horombo camp | 19km
Today’s ride will take us through Kilimanjaro’s semi-tropical foothills and then on a steep path to the Horombo camp at 3,700 meters. From there you will have a beautiful view of Mount Kilimanjaro and its two peaks- the brothers, Mawenzi and Kibo. We will overnight at the Horombo camp.
Today is 75% cycling.
DAY 3 | Horombo Acclimatization | 10km
This day is going to be used for acclimatization which is a very important part of the trip. After the breakfast, we will ride through the Alpine desert up to the Mawenzi Hut and then back to Horombo camp. Overnight will be in Horombo camp again.
Today is 90% cycling.
DAY 4 | Horombo camp – Kibo base camp | 12km
The ride will start after breakfast. On our way, we will pass the Senecio garden and continue through the Alpine desert. It is the path that goes in the middle of the two peaks, Kibo and Mawenzi, which make this route very scenic. In Kibo base camp you will have a summit briefing with all information needed in the rest of the trip, followed by time for resting in the afternoon.
Today is 90% cycling.
DAY 5 | Kibo camp – Summit – Horombo camp | 12km
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 glacier of Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru, and the beautiful lands of Tanzania and Kenya. From the summit you can choose to ride the bicycle or walk, according to your health condition and suggestions of the guide. On the way down we will stop at the Kibo base camp for the 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 6 | Horombo camp – Kilema gate – Moshi | 19-30km
After the night of rest and the breakfast you will make your final ride down across moorland and rainforest to Kilema gate. A vehicle will meet us at Kilema gate to drive us to Marangu gate then drive you back to your hotel in Moshi or Kilimanjaro International Airport or to Safari Destination or to Beach Destination.