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 team & briefing this afternoon.
1 night accommodation in Moshi at our team hotel on a bed and breakfast basis.

Day 2 - 8

A scenic drive to the start of the hike (approx. 3 hour road trip) from where the path leads you through the lush green forest hugging Africa’s giant – Mt Kilimanjaro. We ascend from the North 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

Trek higher up the Nothern slopes with 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 first assault on 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 launch from the top straight away. Should conditions not allow you to spread your wings, additional nights are built into the expedition route to allow more time to possibly fly from Africa’s tallest mountain. 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.
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 to Moshi with a night en-route as a contingency is planned for any unlucky pilots who do not manage to get off in a safe flying window.

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 as to summit the following day. Or, they can summit together with the paragliders on Mountain day 5 where after the hikers will start their descend on foot back to base camp for 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.

Note: All hikers have to follow the same itinerary and this needs to be decided before the hike commence.

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 stillness in the mist and lush vegetation. From the park’s gate our vehicle will take you back to Moshi for celebrations and overnight.

Accommodation at our team hotel in Moshi on a bed and breakfast basis.

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.

Price

Prices vary according to 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. COVID-19 regulations may also impact our expeditions, please check with our reservations team for any updates. 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 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 Kilimanjaro International Airport to Moshi & trailhead
  • Pre- and post-climb accommodation at our base hotel in Moshi inclusive of breakfast (night 1 & night 9 and if successful paragliding flight down the additional nights between night 6 to 8 will be covered by Paraglide Kilimanjaro).
  • Climb briefing & orientation 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 group at camps
  • Bowl of luke warm water mornings/evenings for washing 
  • Water during the hike (boiled for consumption) 
  • Dining tent (for 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 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 
  • Map / route planning 
  • Paraglide Kilimanjaro Expedition Apparel
  • Complimentary Kilimanjaro pre-tour webinar
  • Suggested packing list (upon booking)
  • Training program (upon booking)
  • Airfare
  • Taxes
  • Visa (if required)
  • Travel/medical insurance (inclusive of helicopter evacuation)
  • Health requirements
  • Covid-19 fees
  • Tips (approx.USD270-USD330 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 return early from the mountain the additional night/s cost at the hotel will be charged.
  • Climb briefing & orientation pre-climb
  • 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 group at camps
  • Bowl of luke warm water mornings/evenings for washing
  • Water during the hike (boiled for consumption) 
  • Dining tent (for 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 hike 
  • Porter service (hiker’s baggage weight limit 15 kg in 1 bag)
  • 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
  • Portable toilet at camps 
  • Government tourist tax 
  • Service of Paragliding guide & ground crew 
  • Live tracking
  • Weather updates 
  • Map / GSP co-ordinates 
  • Paraglide Kilimanjaro Expedition Apparel
  • Complimentary Kilimanjaro pre-tour webinar
  • Suggested packing list (upon booking)
  • Training program (upon booking)
  • Airfare
  • Taxes
  • Visa (if required)
  • Travel/medical insurance (inclusive of helicopter evacuation)
  • Health requirements
  • Covid-19 fees
  • Tips (approx. USD270-USD330 per climber for Kilimanjaro / extra for restaurants, safari, hotel staff etc)
  • Paragliding fees & aviation logistics
  • 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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Linda

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