The Bike trek is one of our products of trekking the Kilimanjaro Mountain, Kilema route is the only route that Bike trek to Kilimanjaro Mountain can reach to the top of the Mount Kilimanjaro by mountain bike. With our experienced guides the whole trip to summit Mt Kilimanjaro 5895M, took 5 or 6 days with proper acclimatization. In comparison to other Routes, it has no stones and gravel in its path, that is making it easy to cycle smoothly while enjoying the beautiful scenery of Mount Kilimanjaro.
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 Hut and continue to the summit.
Guests are supplied with mattresses and pillows, but sleeping bags are still required. The huts have communal dining halls, basic washrooms and toilet. The short time frame of the route makes altitude acclimatization fairly difficult. The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the southeast. It is one of crowded route for that reason
The main itinerary difference between the 5-days and 6-day bike trek (RIDE UP - RIDE DOWN) via Marangu route is the additional acclimatization day at Horombo on day three
Day 0: Kilimanjaro Airport – Moshi/ Arusha
Day 1: Moshi/ Arusha Marangu gate – Kilema gate – Horombo Hut
Day 2: Horombo Hut - Mawenzi – Back to Horombo (Full day Acclimatization)
Day 3: Horombo Hut Kibo Hut – Back to Horombo Hut (Full day Acclimatization)
Day 4: Horombo Hut - Kibo Hut
Day 5: Kibo Hut – Uhuru Peak (summit point) – Back Horombo Hut
Day 6: Horombo Hut – Kilema gate – Back to Marangu gate - Moshi/Arusha
Day 6: Horombo Hut – Kilema gate - Marangu gate - Back to Moshi/Arusha
Meet your guide and embark on your transfer to the Marangu gate, which takes about 2:30 minutes. The journey passes through the village of Marangu, which is located on the lower slopes of the mountain. Once you reach the park gate, all hikers are required to register at the Park office. After signing-in and registering at the Marangu gate, we drive to the Kilema gate. Upon arrival you will ensure that you have all your daypack items (containing at least drinking water, your lunch pack and extra clothing) and do a final check on your mountain bike. You will then start the first route section of 16km, (with your guide also on a mountain bike) from the Kilema gate (1950m) to the Horombo hut (3705m) . Bikers with good fitness levels, mountain biking skills and subject to road conditions, will be able to cycle all the way to Horombo hut.
It is important to remember that the biggest cause of altitude sickness is ascending too high too quickly. We will be stopping regularly and to give your body the maximum time to adjust to the higher altitudes. We will aim to reach Horombo hut at around 15:00pm. • Altitude: 1,950 m to 3,700 m
• Distance Covered: 16km
• Time to be used: 6-8 hours
• Meals: Lunch & Dinner
• Accommodation: Horombo Hut
DAY 1 > OVERNIGHT AT HOROMBO HUT
NAME OF THE CAMP->HOROMBO CAMP
TYPE OF TENT->SINGLE/DOUBLE