【キリマンジャロ登山】現地ツアー会社の予約はキリクライマーズでOK!

【キリマンジャロ登山】現地ツアー会社の予約はキリクライマーズでOK!

南アフリカにいます、きたむ(wakajps)です。

こちらの事前準備記事(【2018】キリマンジャロ登山の事前準備~ルート・現地ツアーの予約・持ち物・高山病対策~)にもまとめましたが、世界最高峰の一つキリマンジャロ登山に必要なのは、一緒に登山するガイド、ポーター、コックさんたちの手配。

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要は、現地ツアー会社への事前予約が必要になります。

私が実際に利用したオススメの現地ツアー会社「キリクライマーズ/Kili Climbers」を紹介します。

キリマンジャロ登山は現地ツアー会社への予約が必須!

キリマンジャロ登山の現地ツアー「キリクライマーズ」

ツアー会社に申し込むことにより、一緒に登山をするポーターさんの手配、登山用品をレンタルすることができます。

ツアー会社は、日本の会社ではなく、現地のツアー会社です。

キリマンジャロ登山にあたっては、ツアー会社に申し込んでポーターさんをつけるのが必須となります。ポーターの役割は、荷物運び、コックさん、ガイドなどなど。

相見積もりをとった結果、キリクライマーズを選定!

タンザニア登山の現地ツアーは「キリクライマーズ」を選定!

今回、いくつかの現地ツアー会社に見積もりを取り、費用と信頼感を考慮して、キリクライマーズ(Kili Climbers)というツアー会社を選択しました。

費用は他にも安いところはあったのですが、ブログなどでキリクライマーズの評判が良かったことから、キリクライマーズを選定。

ツアー会社「キリクライマーズ」への申し込み方法

申し込みは、Webサイト上のメールフォームからおこないました。

キリクライマーズのWebサイトから、ルートの概要と登山スケジュールを確認することができます。希望の日程と参加人数、希望のルートを明記して連絡すればOK。

キリクライマーズのWebサイト

メールのやりとりは基本的には英語です。

ご参考までにキリクライマーズから届いたメールを以下、コピペします。

【参考】ロンガイルートの案内メール

6 Days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Rongai Route – Day one

On arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, met and assisted. Transfer to the hotel for an overnight rest on bed and breakfast in readiness for the next day’s hit to Kilimanjaro.

6 Days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Rongai Route – Day two
Rongai Gate (1950m) – 1st Caves camp (2600m)
Hiking time: 5 hours | Distance: About 8 km’s | Habitat: Montane forest

Register at the Marangu park gate with a transfer (approximately 2 ½ hours) to the Rongai trailhead. Meet your guide and porters before you begin your hike from the Nale Moru village. The small winding path crosses maize fields before entering pine forest, and then climbs gently through a forest. The trail is not at all steep, but is rather a gentle hike through beautiful country. The first night’s camp is at First Cave, at about 2,600 metres.
There is a toilet and a wooden table with benches, but no hut. Water can be found just down the trail below First Cave, B,L,D.

6 Days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Rongai Route – Day three
1st Cave (2600m) – Kikelewa Cave (3600m) thirteen
Hiking time: 6-7 hours | Habitat: Moorlands

The trail continues up towards Kibo, passing Second Cave (3450m) en-route, and reaching Kikelwa Cave at about 3600 metres. The views start to open up and you begin to feel you’re on a really big mountain! Water is in the obvious stream below the cave, although you might have to wander downhill a way to find some. Overnight at 3rd Cave camp (Kikelewa Caves), B,L,D.

6 Days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Rongai Route – Day four
Kikelewa Cave (3600) – Mawenzi Tarn camp (4330m)
Hiking time: 3-4 hours | Habitat: Moorlands

A short but steep climb up grassy slopes offers superb views of this wilderness area. The vegetation zone ends shortly before you reach your next camp at Mawenzi Tarn spectacularly situated beneath the towering spires of Mawenzi. Spend the afternoon acclimatizing and exploring the area, B,L,D.

6 Days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Rongai Route – Day five
Mawenzi Tarn camp (4330m) – Kibo hut (4700m)
Hiking time: 4 – 5 hours | Habitat: Alpine desert

Continue ascending on the east side of Kibo crossing the saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo taking 4 to 5 hours to reach Kibo Hut. The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent, which begins around midnight. Overnight at Kibo Camp, B,L,D

6 Days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Rongai Route – Day six
SUMMIT ATTEMPT, Kibo hut (4700m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Horombo hut (3720m)
Hiking time: 8 hours to reach Uhuru, 6 hours to descend to Horombo |Distance: 6 km’s ascent – 21 km’s descent | Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit

You will rise around 23h30, and after some tea and biscuits you shuffle off into the night. This is where the going really gets tough. The first section of the trail consists of a rocky path to the Hans Meyer Cave (5150m), also a good resting spot. The path then zigzags up to Gillman’s point (5 681m), which is located on the crater rim. This section is very steep with a lot of stone scree, requiring a great physical and mental effort. Probably the most demanding section of the entire route. Do the Kili shuffle and move slowly.

From Gillman’s Point you will normally encounter snow all the way up to Uhuru peak (5895m), the highest point in Africa. Total exhilaration and satisfaction – you made it. Weather conditions on the summit will determine how long you can spend, taking photographs, before the 3-hour descent back to Kibo hut. After a short rest you gather all your gear for the ascent and head down to Horombo hut (3 hours) where you will overnight. The return to Horombo hut will seem surprisingly fast compared to the ascent. The total time spent walking on this day is around 14 hours, so be prepared for a very tough day. Later in the evening you enjoy your last dinner (with soft drink and beer for sale at the camp office) on the mountain and well-earned sleep, filled with memories and stirring emotions, B,L,D.

6 Days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Rongai Route – Day seven
Horombo hut (3720m) – Marangu Gate (1980m)
Hiking time: 6 hours | Distance: About 27 km’s

After breakfast you continue your descent (6 hours), passing the Mandara hut, down to the Marangu gate. At Marangu gate you sign your name and details in a register. This is also where successful climbers receive their summit certificates. Those climbers who reached Gillman’s Point (5685m) are issued with green certificates and those who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m) receive gold certificates. You now drive back to Moshi for a long overdue hot shower, and celebrations!! Overnight in the Hotel.
Price US$ 1360 per person:Includes VAT Taxes
Any additional day is US$ 180
Price inclusive:

– 2 Transfers from Moshi/Marangu to Rongai park gate – return.
– 3 meals per day while trekking – Vegetarian/Non-Vegetarian.
– 6 days Kilimanjaro trek- Rongai.
– 5 nights accommodation in camps while trekking Rongai.
– All park entrance fees and government levies.
– English speaking mountains Guide and assistant guides.
– First Aid Kit including Oxygen Kit.
– Camping Equipments including sleeping tents, sleeping mats, dining tent, chairs and table.
-Tips to mountain guides,Cook & Porters
Kilimanjaro Summit Gear List

. Leather or thermal boots
. Gore-Tex, Microtex or K-Tech Trilaminate jacket
. Gore-Tex, Microtex or K-Tech pants
. Fleece jacket
. Fleece pants
. Gore-Tex mittens or gloves
. Fleece gloves (use as inner for Gore-Tex mittens)
. Thermal glove liners (use as inner for Gore-Tex gloves)
. Gaiters
. Fleece balaclava
. Thermal balaclava
. Thermal top
. Thermal long johns
. Thermal socks
. Sunglasses with UV protection
. Day pack
. Head torch
. Thermal flask

Kilimanjaro Trekking gear: (Wear between camps)
. Rain suit or poncho (mainly used in the rain forest)
. Hiking boots or cross trainers
. Day pack
. Short pants
. Tracksuit pants
. T-shirts
. Sun hat (peak caps do not offer enough protection)
. Woolen socks
. Fleece beanie
. Water bottle

Kilimanjaro General gear & equipment
. Duffel bag
. Walking stick (adjustable)
. Sleeping bag (-10 rating)
. Sleeping mat

Kilimanjaro Helpful hints
. Drink at least three to four litres of water a day.
. Use water filters and purifying pills to minimize stomach bugs.
. Take enough snacks like energy bars, drink mixes, etc.
. Do not move too fast, walk at a slow steady pace.
. Move as lightly as possible, do not carry unnecessary weight.
. All clothing in Duffel bags or backpacks must be protected with sack-liners to avoid getting wet, especially through the rainforest.
. High factor lip balm and sun block is essential.
. Nausea and headache pills should be kept handy on summit night.
. Symptoms of altitude sickness can be reduced by using medication (consult your doctor).
. New boots should be walked-in; this avoids blisters.
. Use a sleeping mat when camping.
. Use a thermal flask on summit night; other water bottles will freeze.
. Allow camera or video camera to acclimatize; do not wrap or place them in plastic bags.
. Thermal glove liners allow easier camera handling on the summit.
. Use only new camera and headlamp batteries on summit night.

 

【参考】マチャメルートの案内メール

MACHAME ROUTE

The Machame route is strictly done for not less than 6 days (from 2006) while climbing Mount Kilimanjaro since fewer days spent climbing Mount Kilimanjaro using Machame route bring more risk on Mountain sickness and tiredness which all in all led to less performance to the roof top of Africa the Uhuru peak.

The arrival day you will meet our tour guide at arrival point/airport who will transfer you to Moshi in a designated hotel for overnight stay bed and breakfast!!

6 days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Machame Route – Day one

Transfer from Moshi town to Machame Gate (1490m) – Machame camp (2980m).
Hiking time: 7 hours.
Distance: About 18 km’s.
Habitat: Montane forest.
Elevation change: + 1490 m
Early in the morning the guide of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro will be with you for briefing after breakfast around 9:00 am drive to Machame gate which takes about 40 to 45 minutes. With your picnic lunch climbers will do registering at the gate office, thereafter you start your ascent and enter the rain forest almost immediately. There is a strong possibility of rain in the forest, which will transform the trail into a very soggy, muddy and slippery experience. You will have a welcome lunch stop about half way and will reach the Machame camping area in the late afternoon. Tents and other belonging will be take care by porters and climbing Mount Kilimanjaro guide. Most of the time porters and cook happens to reach to the camping site before you for preparation of meals as well as erection of tents for your accommodation. Sometime weather condition in the night temperatures can already drop to freezing point at Machame campsite.

6 days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Machame Route – Day two
Machame camp (2980m) – Shira campsite (3840m).
Hiking time: 6 hours
Distance: About 9 km’s.Habitat: Moorland. Elevation change: + 860 m

Early in the morning after breakfast, the day is spent to reach Shira campsite (3840 m) with our picnic lunch. The night at this bare camp will even be colder than the previous night, with temperatures dropping to well below freezing. The trail take us for an hour or so to the top of the forest and then for about two hours at a gentler gradient through the moorland zone. After a picnic lunch and rest, you continue up a rocky ridge onto the Shira plateau. Hiking to this point you will be able to see in an easterly direction, the Western Breach with its spectacular glaciers. You are now due west of Kibo and after a short hike you will reach the Shira campsite.

6 days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Machame Route – Day three

Shira (3840m) – Lava Tower (4630m) – Barranco camp (3950 m).
Hiking time: 6hours Distance: About 15 km’s Habitat: Semi desert.Elevation change: + 790 m, – 680 mFinal Elevation: 3950 m

The route now turns east into a semi desert and rocky landscape surrounding Lava Tower, where you reach an altitude of 4630m after about a four hours walk. Lunch is served in a designated area before ascending the rocky scree path to Lava Tower (4630m). Definitely, the toughest day so far. It is normally around this point, where for the first time, some climbers will start to feel symptoms of breathlessness, irritability and headaches. After lunch you descent again by almost 680m to the Barranco camping area and after reaching the high altitude of 4600m at Lava Tower, the true acclimatization benefit of this day becomes clear. This descent to Barranco camp takes about two hours and offers great opportunities to take some beautiful photographs of the Western Breach and Breach Wall. The camp is situated in a valley below the Breach and Great Barranco Wall, which should provide you with a memorable sunset while you wait for the preparation of your dinner.
6 days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Machame Route – Day four

Barranco camp (3950m) – Barafu camp (4550m).
Hiking time: 6 hours
Distance: About 13 km’s
Habitat: Alpine desert
Elevation change: + 600 m

Early in the morning after breakfast at the Great Barranco Wall you will appreciate how beautiful climbing Mount Kilimanjaro via Machame route really is. The route then heads down through the Karanga Valley over intervening ridges and valleys, and then joins up with the Mweka route.

After spending a night at the Great Barranco Wall (a very imposing sight at first), you make your way up this awesome looking obstacle, which in the end normally turns out easier than what you anticipated. Topping out just below the
Heim Glacier, you now appreciate just how beautiful Kilimanjaro really is. The route then heads down through the Karanga Valley over intervening ridges and valleys, and then joins up with the Mweka route. This is the preferred route down from the summit, so remember it. Turn left up the ridge and after another hour or so, you reach Barafu Hut.

The last water stop on the route is the Karanga Valley, as there is no water at Barafu camp. Barafu is the Swahili word for “ice” and it is a bleak and inhospitable camping area to spend the night. Totally exposed to the ever-present gales the tents are pitched on a narrow, stony, and dangerous ridge. Make sure that you familiarise yourself with the terrain before dark to avoid any accidents. The summit is now a further 1345m up and you will make the final ascent the same night. Prepare your equipment, ski stick and thermal clothing for your summit attempt. 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 some precious rest and sleep.

6 days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Machame Route – Day five
SUMMIT ATTEMPT, Barafu camp (4550m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Mweka (3100m).

Hiking time: 6 hours to reach Uhuru Peak.
5 – 7 hours to descend to Mweka.
Distance: About 7 km’s ascent – 23 km’s descent. Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit. Elevation change: + 1345 m, – 2795 mFinal Elevation: 3100 m

You will wake up around 2330hrs, and after some tea and biscuits you start climbing to Uhuru peak into the night. You will head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This 6-hour walks to Stella point is for many climbers, mentally and physically the most challenging on the route. At Stella Point (5685m) you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see (weather permitting). From Stella Point you will normally encounter snow all the way on your 2-hour ascent to Uhuru Peak. The time you will spend on the summit will depend on the weather conditions. Do not stop here for too long, as it will be extremely difficult to start again due to cold and fatigue. Enjoy your accomplishment and a day to remember for the rest of your life. The walk back to Barafu from the summit, takes about 3 hours. Here you will have a well earned but short rest and collect the rest of your gear, before heading down to Mweka hut (3100m). The route is not difficult and will take you down the rock and scree path into the moorland and eventually into the forest. The camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Dinner and washing water will be prepared.

6 days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Machame Route – Day six

Mweka camp (3100m) – Mweka Gate (1980m).
Hiking time: 4 hours.Distance: About 15 km’s Habitat: Forest Elevation change: – 1120 m

After an early and well-deserved breakfast, it is a short 3-hour and scenic hike back to the Park gate. At Mweka gate you sign your name and details in a register. This is also where successful climbers receive their summit certificates. Those climbers who reached Stella Point (5685m) are issued with green certificates and those who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m) receive gold certificates. From the Mweka Gate you will continue down into the Mweka village, normally a muddy 3 km (1 hour) hike. At the Mweka Gate, meet Mount Kilimanjaro National Park Officials gives you the Certificate of Achievement. You now drive back to Moshi for a long over due hot shower.

Extra days Kilimanjaro climb through Machame route can as well be arranged to suit your preferences.
Price US$ 1350 per person:Includes VAT Taxes
Any additional day is US$ 180
Prince includes:

– 2 Transfers from Moshi to Machame Gate- return.
-2 nights accommodation in Moshi town
-transfer from airport
– All meals for vegetarian/non-vegetarian.
– Accommodation in tents while on a trek.
– 6 days Kilimanjaro trek – Machame route.
– 5 nights accommodation in tents while trekking Machame Route.
– 2 Nights in hotel before and after climb.
– Park fees and government levies.with VAT TAXES
– English speaking mountains Guide and assistant guides.
– Porters – a minimum of 3 per client.
– First Aid Kit including Oxygen Kit.
– Camping Equipments including sleeping tents, sleeping mats, dining tent, chairs and table.
Kilimanjaro Summit Gear List

. Leather or thermal boots
. Gore-Tex, Microtex or K-Tech Trilaminate jacket
. Gore-Tex, Microtex or K-Tech pants
. Fleece jacket
. Fleece pants
. Gore-Tex mittens or gloves
. Fleece gloves (use as inner for Gore-Tex mittens)
. Thermal glove liners (use as inner for Gore-Tex gloves)
. Gaiters
. Fleece balaclava
. Thermal balaclava
. Thermal top
. Thermal long johns
. Thermal socks
. Sunglasses with UV protection
. Day pack
. Head torch
. Thermal flask

Kilimanjaro Trekking gear: (Wear between camps)
. Rain suit or poncho (mainly used in the rain forest)
. Hiking boots or cross trainers
. Day pack
. Short pants
. Tracksuit pants
. T-shirts
. Sun hat (peak caps do not offer enough protection)
. Woolen socks
. Fleece beanie
. Water bottle

Kilimanjaro General gear & equipment
. Duffel bag
. Walking stick (adjustable)
. Sleeping bag (-10 rating)
. Sleeping mat

Kilimanjaro Helpful hints
. Drink at least three to four litres of water a day.
. Use water filters and purifying pills to minimize stomach bugs.
. Take enough snacks like energy bars, drink mixes, etc.
. Do not move too fast, walk at a slow steady pace.
. Move as lightly as possible, do not carry unnecessary weight.
. All clothing in Duffel bags or backpacks must be protected with sack-liners to avoid getting wet, especially through the rainforest.
. High factor lip balm and sun block is essential.
. Nausea and headache pills should be kept handy on summit night.
. Symptoms of altitude sickness can be reduced by using medication (consult your doctor).
. New boots should be walked-in; this avoids blisters.
. Use a sleeping mat when camping.
. Use a thermal flask on summit night; other water bottles will freeze.
. Allow camera or video camera to acclimatize; do not wrap or place them in plastic bags.
. Thermal glove liners allow easier camera handling on the summit.
. Use only new camera and headlamp batteries on summit night.
. Guides and porters will expect tips; confirm amounts with your tour operator.

キリマンジャロ登山に関わる事前準備のまとめ

キリマンジャロ登山に関わる必要な準備を以下の記事に網羅しました。

要点
  • アフリカ大陸最高峰、キリマンジャロとは?標高は?
  • キリマンジャロ登山中の言語は何語を使う?
  • キリマンジャロ登山の難易度、登頂率
  • キリマンジャロ登山は、現地ツアー会社への申し込みが必須!
  • キリマンジャロ登山に関わる費用と代金・チップの内訳は?
  • キリマンジャロ登山は手ぶらでいける。ツアー会社でレンタルできるもの一覧
  • キリマンジャロ登山の持ち物・装備品
  • キリマンジャロ登山に役立つヒント
  • キリマンジャロ登山のリスク(死亡事故・死因など)
  • キリマンジャロ登山中の高山病のリスク
  • 高山病、マラリアの予防薬、黄熱病の予防接種
  • キリマンジャロ登山に向けたトレーニング

以下の記事で詳しく解説しています。

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