Hike & Fly Kilimanjaro

10 day / 9 night itinerary – Scheduled Departure

Day 1

On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be met and transferred to the town of Moshi at the foothills of Mt Kilimanjaro (45 minutes road trip). Meet the Paraglide Kilimanjaro expedition team & briefing this afternoon.

Overnight in Moshi this evening at our team hotel.

Day 2 - 8

Enjoy a scenic drive to the start of the hike (approx. 3-hour by road) from where the path leads you through the lush green forest hugging Africa’s giant – Mt Kilimanjaro. We make our ascend on the north side of the mountain and camp just outside the rainforest.

Elevation 1,990m/6,529ft – 2,625m/8,612ft ASL

Distance 6,5 km/4 miles Approx. hike time 2-3 hrs

We continue to hike higher up the foothills passing fantastic mountain vegetation. Enjoy views to the south of Kibo with the Eastern ice fields on the crater rim and the plains of Kenya on the horizon towards the north. 

Elevation 2,625m/8,612ft – 3,630m/11,909ft ASL 

Distance 9km/5,6miles Approx. hike time 6-7 hrs

The jagged peaks of Mawenzi invite us for a closer look this day with an afternoon acclimatisation hike planned. Spend the night camping at the base of Mawenzi.

Elevation 3,630m/11,909ft – 4,310m/14,140ft ASL

Distance 6km/3,7miles Approx. hike time 3-4hrs

Cross the flat saddle to our base camp and spend the afternoon resting and preparing for your climb to the summit which begins around midnight.

Elevation 4,310m/14,140ft – 4,700m/15,420ft ASL

Distance 9km/5,6miles Approx. hike time 5-6 hrs

From the base camp, we lead you to the summit via the crater rim. Uhuru Peak, 5,895 m/19,341 ft, dominates the landscape offering you a breathtaking sunrise, and if weather permits an opportunity to launch from the top straight away and fly from Africa’s tallest mountain. Our expedition allows for reserve days for climbing and flying in case of bad weather with overnight back at base camp at 4,700m and/or at Crater Camp at 5,730m if required.

Base Camp to Summit 5,4km/3,3miles

Base Camp to Crater Rim 5-6 hrs Plus 1.5 – 2hrs to Uhuru Peak

 

If you managed to launch successfully, you get to enjoy a magical flight from the Roof of Africa that should last more than an hour by paraglider. Landing at one of the designated landing areas, our retrieve crew will collect you and take you back to the hotel in Moshi for a shower, celebrations and overnight.

 

Though our team will make every effort to assist with a successful and safe flight, there is always the chance of walking back down. In this case, a descent on foot down the mountain with a night en route as a contingency is planned for any unlucky pilots who do not manage to fly.

Elevation 3700m/12,139ft ASL

Distance 15km/9,3miles Approx. hike time 5-6 hrs

Non-flyers/hikers will hike alongside the paragliders and follow the same itinerary from Mountain day 1 to 4. On Mountain day 5 hikers have the option to do either an acclimatisation hike and return to base camp and then summit the following day. Or, they may summit together with the paragliders on Mountain day 5 whereafter the hikers will start their descend on foot back to base camp and overnight. Mountain day 6 would be the hikers’ final night spent on the mountain. Non-flyers will hike out of the park on Mountain day 7 and return to the hotel in Moshi.

Day 9

Those on foot have a little bit more time in Kilimanjaro National Park’s rainforest as they walk out. Take time to enjoy the lush vegetation and potential sightings of monkeys and birds. From the park’s gate, our vehicle will take you back to Moshi for celebrations and overnight at our team hotel.

Elevation 3,700m/12,139ft – 1,830m/6,004ft ASL 

Distance 20km/12,4miles Approx. hike time 4-5 hrs 

Moshi 890m/2,920ft ASL

Day 10

Transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport. Alternatively, make the most of your African adventure and add on a few days for a safari or beach holiday (enquire).

Price

Prices vary according to the date of travel, please see below.

Paragliders need to meet the minimum flight requirements – contact us to find out more.

All prices are indicative and subject to change due to rate of exchange fluctuation, park fee increases, and any unforeseen price increases. All our scheduled expeditions require a minimum number of participants to operate. Should this not be reached, we reserve the right to offer a modified service to accommodate you or offer an alternative tour.

Terms & Conditions Apply. E.&O.E.

Note

Hiking and paragliding from Kilimanjaro is of course very weather dependent. Though our team will make every effort to support a successful and safe expedition, if the conditions are not suitable we cannot guarantee that you will be able to paraglide. 

These are not standard holidays. Climbing to a high altitude and paragliding are genuinely dangerous things to do. The effects of altitude are not just physical, but also have a dynamic impact on the performance of a paraglider. These expeditions are for experienced paragliding pilots who understand the risks involved. Contact us to discuss the experience level required. If you are considering this trip to tandem paraglide as a passenger with a friend, you must have flown as a passenger prior to the expedition. Enquire for tandem service.

PARAGLIDER PACKAGE

  • Return airport transfers from Kilimanjaro International Airport to Moshi & trailhead
  • Pre- and post-climb accommodation at our base hotel in Moshi inclusive of breakfast (nights 1 & 9 and if successful paragliding flight down the additional nights between night 6 to 8 will be covered by Paraglide Kilimanjaro).
  • Climb briefing pre-climb
  • Kilimanjaro Rongai Climb (8 days incl. a Crater Camp stay). While on the mountain we supply:
  • 3-man Alpine tent twin share (single occupancy on request)
  • Sleeping mat
  • Portable toilet/s for the group at camps
  • Water for washing (bowl of lukewarm water morning/evenings, no showers)
  • Water during the hike (boiled for consumption) 
  • Dining tent (for the group) with cutlery, crockery, chairs & table
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the trail prepared by a seasoned Kilimanjaro chef
  • Service of experienced Kilimanjaro registered head guides and assistant guides during the hike 
  • Porter service (hiker’s baggage weight limit 15 kg / pilot’s baggage weight limit 30 kg split over 2 bags)
  • Guide, porter/camp crew, and chef fees as stipulated by Kilimanjaro National Parks 
  • Park fees & camping fees
  • National Parks Mountain rescue fees
  • Portable oxygen for emergency use
  • Pulse Fingertip Oximeter (for guides to monitor your progress)
  • Certec bag (portable oxygen chamber) per group
  • Government tourist tax 
  • Service of paragliding guide & ground crew 
  • Paragliding fees & aviation logistics
  • Live tracking
  • Recovery transport
  • Weather updates 
  • Paraglide Kilimanjaro Expedition Apparel
  • Suggested packing list (upon booking)
  • Training program (upon booking)
  • Airfare
  • Taxes
  • Visa (if required)
  • Travel/medical insurance (inclusive of helicopter evacuation)
  • Health requirements (Yellow Fever Certificate, Covid-19 etc)
  • Tips (approx. USD370-USD420 per climber for Kilimanjaro / extra for restaurants, safari, hotel staff, etc)
  • All items of personal nature
  • Drinks and any service not specified. 

    Terms & Conditions Apply. E.&O.E.

non-flyer PACKAGE

  • Return airport transfers Kilimanjaro International Airport to Moshi & transfer to trailhead
  • Pre- and post-climb accommodation at our base hotel in Moshi inclusive of breakfast (night 1 and night 8 to 9). If a hiker returns early from the mountain the additional night/s cost at the hotel will be charged.
  • Climb briefing
  • Kilimanjaro Rongai Climb (7 days and excludes a Crater Camp stay). While on the mountain we supply:
  • 3-man Alpine tent twin share (single occupancy on request)
  • Sleeping mat
  • Portable toilet/s for the group at camps
  • Water for washing (bowl of lukewarm water morning/evenings, no showers)
  • Water during the hike (boiled for consumption) 
  • Dining tent (for the group) with cutlery, crockery, chairs & table
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the trail prepared by a seasoned Kilimanjaro chef
  • Service of experienced Kilimanjaro registered head guides and assistant guides during the hike 
  • Porter service (hiker’s baggage weight limit 15 kg / pilot’s baggage weight limit 30 kg split over 2 bags)
  • Guide, porter/camp crew, and chef fees as stipulated by Kilimanjaro National Parks 
  • Park fees & camping fees
  • National Parks Mountain rescue fees
  • Portable oxygen for emergency use
  • Pulse Fingertip Oximeter (for guides to monitor your progress)
  • Certec bag (portable oxygen chamber) per group
  • Government tourist tax 
  • Service of paragliding guide & ground crew 
  • Weather updates 
  • Paraglide Kilimanjaro Expedition Apparel
  • Suggested packing list (upon booking)
  • Training program (upon booking)
  • Airfare
  • Taxes
  • Visa (if required)
  • Travel/medical insurance (inclusive of helicopter evacuation)
  • Health requirements (Yellow Fever Certificate, Covid-19 etc)
  • Tips (approx. USD370-USD420 per climber for Kilimanjaro / extra for restaurants, safari, hotel staff, etc)
  • All items of personal nature
  • Drinks and any service not specified.

    Terms & Conditions Apply. E.&O.E..

Join a Safari

Our paragliding and wildlife safaris are ideal for pilots and non-flying friends to join before or after a Kilimanjaro adventure. We can also assist in arranging a few days on one of the islands of Zanzibar, Pemba or Mafia to relax, kitesurf, dive and explore.

Zanzibar Island

Descriptions & images are indicative. Kindly refer to your quote / final travel documents for room type and final inclusions / exclusions. Booking terms & conditions apply. E.&O.E.

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