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Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro with João Garcia

Starting 2.750
Flights not included
Single room and tent
Tuesday21 Nov, 2023
Friday01 Dec, 2023
Friday01 Dec, 2023
Monday11 Dec, 2023
ultimas vagas2.750,0
Saturday30 Nov, 2024
Tuesday10 Dec, 2024
Beaches of Zanzibar (minimum 2 people)
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Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro with João Garcia

Condições Gerais

The present program/online catalog is the informative document in which the current general conditions are included. They constitute, in the absence of a separate document, the travel contract.
The information is binding for the agency, except for some of the present conditions: 
  • If the changes in the following conditions have been clearly communicated in writing to the client before the conclusion of the contract and they are properly provided for in the program;

  • Any changes subsequent to the conclusion of the contract are subject to prior agreement of both the agency and the client, except as provided in the "impossibility of comply" clause.

These general conditions comply with the provisions of Decree-Law 61/2011 of May 6th, as amended by Decree-Law 199/2012 of August 24th.

The general conditions, which refer to an organized trip described in this program, along with the specific conditions provided to the client in the travel documentation at the time of booking, constitute the travel contract that binds the agency and the client.


The technical organization and sale of the activities included on this website are the responsibility of Papa-Léguas, a travel and tourism agency, with home office at Rua Manuel Assunção Mestre, nº22,  7780-199 Castro Verde, registered in the Commercial Registry Office of Lisbon with Taxpayer Identification Number 504163590. It has a share capital of €99,759.60 (ninety-nine thousand, seven hundred and fifty-nine euros and sixty cents). Papa-Léguas is also registered with the National Registry of Travel Agents and Tourism Operators (RNAVT) nº2275 and the National Registry of Tourist Animation Agents (RNAT) nº67/2014.


At the time of registration the client must deposit 30% of the service price, paying the remaining 70% up to 21 days before the service begins. If the registration takes place 21 days or less before the service begins, the total price of the service must be paid at the time of registration. Papa-Léguas, Agência de Viagens e Turismo Lda. reserves the right to cancel any booking that has not been paid for under the conditions mentioned above. Reservations are subject to the obtaining of a confirmation from suppliers for all services.

The prices of tours are presented per person and based on the occupation in a room shared by two people. The organizing agency will group clients who sign up individually for the same tour in pairs, by gender, and in chronological order of registration. Clients who are singled out must pay the respective individual supplement, when required by the service provider.


According to Law No. 144/2015 of September 8th, we inform that the customer may resort to the following Alternative Consumer Dispute Resolution Entities:

           i) Customer Authority of Travel and Tourism Agencies at;

          ii) Arbitration Commission of Tourism in Portugal at;

         iii) Or any of the entities indicated in the list provided by the Directorate-General for Consumer Affairs at, which we recommend consulting. 


Complaints will only be considered if submitted in writing to the agency within a maximum period of 30 days after the completion of the services.

In the event of a complaint regarding non-compliance with contracted services, the customer may activate the Travel and Tourism Guarantee Fund provided for in DL 61/2011 of May 6, in its current wording, by submitting the respective complaint:

i) To the Customer Authority, as Papa-Léguas, Travel and Tourism Agency Ltd., is a member of the Customer Ombudsman for Travel and Tourism Agencies at To benefit from this service, you must submit your written complaint within 20 business days after the end of the trip. Agencies are bound to comply promptly with any decisions issued by this entity.

ii) To Tourism of Portugal I.P. at within 30 days after: (i) the end of the trip; (ii) the cancellation of the trip attributable to the agency; (iii) the date of knowledge of the impossibility of its realization due to the agency; (iv) the closure of the establishment.

iii) To any of the entities listed on the website of the General Directorate for Consumer Affairs at


1) The agency is responsible for the luggage in the legal terms;

2) The Client has the obligation to complain to the service provider at the moment of subtraction, deterioration or destruction of luggage.

3) In international transport, if the luggage is damaged, the complaint must be made in writing to the carrier immediately after the damage is verified, and no later than 7 days after delivery. If the luggage is merely late in delivery, the claim must be made within 21 days from the date of delivery.

4) The presentation of such a claim will be an essential basis for Papa-Léguas, Agência de Viagens e Turismo Lda. to hold responsible the entity providing the service.


The responsibility of the agency will be limited to the maximum amount that can be demanded from the service providers, in accordance with the Montreal Convention of May 28, 1999, on International Air Transport, and the Bern Convention of 1961, on Rail Transport.

Regarding maritime transport, the liability of travel agencies, concerning their clients, for the provision of transport services or accommodation, when applicable, by maritime transport companies, in the event of damages resulting from their willful misconduct or negligence, will be limited to the following amounts:

a) € 441,436, in case of death or physical injury;

b) € 7,881, in case of total or partial loss of baggage or its damage;

c) € 31,424, in case of loss of a motor vehicle, including the baggage contained therein;

d) € 10,375, in case of loss of baggage, whether accompanied or not, contained in a motor vehicle;

e) € 1,097, for damages to baggage resulting from the damage to the motor vehicle.

Where applicable, the liability of travel agencies and tourism for the deterioration, destruction, and theft of baggage or other items in tourist accommodation establishments, while the client is staying there, is limited as follows:

a) € 1,397, in total;

b) € 449 per item;

c) The value declared by the client regarding the items deposited under the custody of the tourist accommodation establishment.

The agency's liability for non-bodily damages may be contractually limited to an amount corresponding to five times the price of the service sold.


For each reservation the following will be charged:

Reservation Expenses:

  • Portugal: 15€ (fifteen euros);
  • Remaining Countries: 30€ (thirty euros).

Alteration Expenses:

For each alteration (names, dates, type of apartment or room, travel, etc) : 50€ (fifty euros). Please note that the acceptance of such changes depends on the acceptance by the respective suppliers.


The client must have their personal or family documentation in good order (identity card, military documentation, authorization for minors, visas, vaccination certificates, and any other documents that may be required). The agency disclaims any responsibility for visa refusal or the client's denial of entry into a foreign country. The client is solely responsible for any costs incurred as a result of such a situation.

Travel in European Union: 

  • Clients (regardless of age) traveling within the European Union must possess the respective civil identification document (passport; ID card, Citizen Card).
  • To receive medical assistance, they must carry the corresponding European Health Insurance Card.
  • Nationals of non-EU countries should consult specific information regarding the necessary documentation for travel with the embassies/consulates of their countries of origin.

Travel outside the European Union:

  • Clients (regardless of age) traveling within the European Union must possess the respective civil identification document (passport) as well as a visa, if necessary (get this information from the agency at the time of booking);
  • Nationals of non-EU countries should consult specific information regarding the necessary documentation for travel from the embassies/consulates of their countries of origin.

If the travel suppliers involved allow it, whenever a customer who is registered for a particular trip wishes to change their registration to another trip or the same trip with a different departure date, or any other changes, they must pay a fee as alteration expenses. However, if the change takes place 21 days or less before the departure date of the trip for which the customer is registered, or if the service providers do not accept the change, the customer will be subject to the expenses and charges specified under the “cancellation (termination)” section.

Once the trip has started, if a request is made to change the contracted services for reasons not related to the agency (e.g., extending the number of nights of stay, changing the flight), the prices of the touristic services may not correspond to those published on the website that prompted the contract.


The customer may transfer their registration by being replaced by another person who meets all the required conditions for the trip, provided that they inform the selling agency at least seven days in advance and such transfer is possible under the applicable air transport regulations. In the case of cruises and air travel, the prescribed period will be fifteen days in advance.

The transfer of the registration makes both the transferor and the transferee jointly responsible for the payment of the trip price and any additional charges incurred.



Whenever there are external reasons that justify it, the organizing agency may change the order of the itineraries, modify the departure times, or substitute any of the planned hotels with others of similar category and location. The agency must inform the client of such changes as soon as they become aware of them.


When the tour is dependent on a minimum number of participants the Agency reserves the right to cancel the organized tour if the number of participants reached is less than the minimum. In such cases, the Client will be informed in writing of the cancellation within 15 (fifteen) days.


The prices in the program are based on the costs of services and exchange rates in effect on the date of printing of the program, and are therefore subject to change resulting from variations in the cost of transportation or fuel, duties, taxes, fees, and exchange rate fluctuations up to 20 days prior to the date of departure.


Once the tour has begun, no refund is due for services not used by the client due to unforeseeable circumstances or for reasons attributable to the client, except for refunds by the respective suppliers. Failure to provide services foreseen in the travel program for reasons attributable to the organizing agency and if it is not possible to replace them with equivalent ones, entitles the client receive a refund for the price difference between the originally anticipated services and the services actually provided.




If, prior to the start of the journey and due to circumstances beyond the control of the organizing agency, it becomes unable to fulfill any essential service included in the travel program, the client has the right to cancel the trip and immediately receive a refund of all amounts paid, or alternatively, accept a modification and possible price variation.

If the aforementioned circumstances beyond the control of the organizing agency result in the cancellation of the trip, the client may choose to participate in another organized trip of equivalent price. If the proposed replacement organized trip is of a lower price, the client will be refunded the price difference accordingly.


The client or their companions are free to cancel the trip at any time.

i) Such cancellation implies that the client is responsible for the payment of all charges arising from the beginning of the fulfillment of the contract and their withdrawal, as well as a percentage that can go up to 15% of the price of the trip.

ii) If applicable, the client will be refunded the difference between the amount paid and the aforementioned amounts.

iii) The cancellation of travel services/organized trips whose reservation has been made using the voucher issued under Decree-Law No. 17/2020 of April 23rd is subject to a cancellation fee equal to the price of the service, in order to prevent simulated or fraudulent reservations made solely with the intention of anticipating the receipt of the voucher-entitled values.


If for reasons not attributable to the client, the agency has to cancel the organized tour before the departure date, the client can choose to:

i) Being immediately refunded all amounts paid;

ii) Optionally, choose to participate in another organized tour and be refunded for any difference in price.


The liability of the travel agency organizing the trips included in this program and arising from the assumed obligations is covered by a civil liability insurance policy with Fidelidade Insurance Company, under policy number 9257343, for an amount of 75,000€ (Seventy-five thousand euros), in accordance with the applicable legislation.

18. VAT

The prices mentioned in this program already include the Value Added Tax at the current rate of 23%


This program is valid from 01/01/2022 to 12/31/2022

  • The remaining special conditions will be included on the page of each destination and trip - in the particular conditions - and they are part of the travel contract.
  • These general conditions may be supplemented by any other specific conditions agreed upon by the agency and the client.
  • The program prices are based on the average exchange rate of the dollar, so any significant deviation from this currency may result in a revision of the travel prices, as stated in the "price alteration" clause.
  • Due to constant fluctuations in fuel prices, there may be changes to the fuel surcharge included in the price, as stated in the "price alteration" clause.
  • The hotel categories presented in this brochure comply with the quality standards of the host country. However, they may be replaced by similar ones if, due to reasons beyond the agency's control, it is not possible to maintain or confirm the existing reservation. The agency will promptly inform the client once they become aware of such situations.

Arrival or departure times:

Departure and arrival times are stated in the local time of the respective country of destination and according to respective airline schedules at the time of printing this program, and may therefore be subject to change.

Hotels / Apartments:

Apartments - In case the accommodation is contracted in apartments, the client is responsible for informing the number of people that will occupy the apartment. If there are more people than booked, the apartments may refuse admittance.

Hotels - The prices shown are per person and are based on double occupancy. Not all hotels have triple rooms and usually an extra bed is placed in the room, which may not be of equal quality. In rooms equipped with two beds or a double bed, the triple may consist only of those beds.

The list of hotels and apartments in the program is indicative, as is their category, which is based on local criteria and classifications that are sometimes different from those used in Portugal.


Unless otherwise indicated, the prices shown for the Half Board and Full Board supplements do not include drinks.

On arrivals at the hotel after 7PM the first meal service will be breakfast the next day, on the last day and except for the possibility of late check-out, the last service of the hotel will be breakfast.

Check-in and check-out times:

The check-in and check-out times on the first and last day, will be defined according to the first and last service. As a rule, without binding character, the rooms can be used from 2PM on the day of arrival and should be left free by noon (12PM) on the day of departure.

In the apartments, the entry takes place generally at 5PM on the day of arrival and must be left free by 10AM on the day of departure.

Special conditions for children:

Given the conditions applied for children (destination and provider) it is recommended to always question the special conditions that may apply to the tour in question.


The agency offers the sale of insurance that can be purchased depending on the tour to guarantee assistance situations and cancellation expenses.

The maximum age limit, for the insurance, is 75 years-old.


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Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro with João Garcia

Condições Particulares

– You must have a passport with a minimum validity of 6 months from the date of departure from the country visited;
Vaccination against yellow fever (International Certificate) is mandatory IF you are traveling from an at risk country. Malaria prevention must also be administered;

-We recommend that travelers apply in advance for an electronic visa online at (e-Services). The approval will take about 2-3 weeks.
*Beyond personal information, it is also necessary the name of the hotel of the first night and the flight e-ticket.

– For this trip Papa-Léguas determines a “group flight” and sends you a proposal for it. You can buy it from Papa-Léguas, another agency or online.
Anyone arriving at a different time than the “group flight” can ask Papa-Léguas for an extra transfer.

Extension Values Beaches of Zanzibar:
The value indicated in the extensions is a value per person, for a minimum of 2 people;
In case you are traveling alone supplements will be applied.

– Travelers over 75 years old, under consultation for evaluation of the situation.

Líder da viagem

João Garcia

Climber. Tour leader, UIMLA guide

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Details of viagem
  • Conforto
  • Dificuldade
  • Duração 11 dias
  • Inscrições 6 - 12 people
  • Idade 17 - 70
  • Tipo de viagem Mountain, Tour leader
  • Destinos Tanzania
  • Alojamento Hotel, Tenda

Climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania with the most experienced Portuguese mountaineer, João Garcia!

“As wide as all the world, great, high and unbelievably white in the sun, was the square top of Mount Kilimanjaro” – Ernest Hemingway

The Rongai Route is more scenic than the Marangu Route, easier than the Machame Route, and therefore has a high summit success rate. Unlike the Marangu Route where you sleep in huts, on the Rongai Route, you will sleep in tents that will be carried and set up by the porters. Meals will be served in a mess tent or, if weather conditions permit, outdoors.

The Rongai Route starts on the northern slope of Mount Kilimanjaro, on the border with Kenya, and is one of the less frequently used routes.

One of the advantages of this route is the opportunity to approach Mount Kilimanjaro from different perspectives.

This ascent does not require mountain experience but primarily requires good physical fitness.

Come and climb this volcano with the Portuguese mountaineer and travel leader, João Garcia, who has the most mountain stories to tell.

Why this viagem is a must?
  • Trip guided by the Portuguese climber João Garcia;
  • Climb to the highest point of Africa;
  • Be accompanied by a professional team of guides and porters.


  • Guidance, during the climb, by the tour leader and climber João Garcia and a professional team led by a Tanzanian English-speaking guide, of porters and cook;
  • 2 nights in hotel and 6 nights in tent, with double occupation;
  • Meals: 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners;
  • Transportation in private vehicle for the Moshi-Kilimanjaro-Moshi journeys;
  • Transfer airport-hotel-airport (see specific conditions);
  • Entrance in Kilimanjaro National Park;
  • Collective use materials (tents, messe tent, cooking utensils);
  • Travel insurance and aid.

Extensão: Beaches of Zanzibar (minimum 2 people)

  • Transfers airport-hotel-airport;
  • 1 night in hotel in Stone Town, double room;
  • 3 nights in eco-resort on the beaches, double rooms;
  • Meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 dinners;
  • Transportation Stone Town - beaches;
  • Travel insurance and aid.


  • International flights;
  • Tanzania entry Visa;
  • All optional visits and activities;
  • All personal expenses;
  • Any type of gratuity;
  • Any item not mentioned as included.

Extensão: Beaches of Zanzibar (minimum 2 people)

  • Flights;
  • All personal extras;
  • Any type of gratuity;
  • Any item not mentioned as included.

Dia 1 Flight city of orgin - Kilimanjaro

Departure on flight to Kilimanjaro, with layovers.
Note: the arrival/departure dates may vary, depending on your origin city. If you have any doubts, contact Papa-Léguas for further clarification.

Alojamento: XRefeições: X
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 2 Moshi

Arrival in Kilimanjaro airport, processing of entry visa to Tanzania (if you have not done so online) and airport assistance, transfer to hotel.

Check-in from 2PM (time subject to confirmation) and free time.

Alojamento: HotelRefeições: X
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 3 Moshi - Kilimanjaro. Beginning of trekking to First Cave Camp (2600m)

Early beginning to the day, breakfast in the hotel and briefing with the guide.

Departure by road, around 3-4 hours of driving through villages and coffee plantations, to the welcoming village of Nale Muru (1490m).

Upon arrival, meeting with the porters and beginning of trekking, at first through corn and potato fields, then pine tree forests. Beginning of a gradual climb through forest areas that are home to an immense variety of fauna and flora, highlighting the Colobus monkey.

The forest diminishes and we reach the first cave camp (2600m), in an area with beautiful views of Kenyan plains. Arrival by the end of the afternoon. Porters will have arrived to camp before the travellers, set up the tents, boiled water for drinking and cleaning, and prepared dinner.

Altitude: 1950m - 2600m
Distance walked: 5 miles.
Duration of walk: 3-4 hours

Alojamento: TendaRefeições: Pequeno-almoço, Almoço, Jantar
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 4 Trek first Cave Camp (2600m) - second Cave Camp (3450m)

Breakfast and beginning of trek with gradual climb to the second cave camp, place where we’ll overnight with amazing views of Kibo and of the glaciers on the eastern side of the crater.

After stopping for lunch, we’ll leave the main trail to explore the low vegetation heathland, until we reach an observation point of the Mawenzi peaks. The campsite will be sheltered by a valley near the Kikelewa caves (3600m), being the second cave camp (3450m).

Altitude: 2600m - 3450m
Distance walked: 2,5 miles.
Duration of walk: 3-4 hours

Alojamento: TendaRefeições: Pequeno-almoço, Almoço, Jantar
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 5 Trek second Cave Camp (3450m) - third Cave Camp (3630m)

This day is for acclimatization so the morning is free. We’ll depart around noon towards the third cave camp, located at 3630m.

On this day, the views will give us certainty of being on a great mountain.

Porters will boil water for drinking and cleaning, before serving dinner. The night on this campsite will be colder than the previous, with temperatures that may fall below 0°C.

Altitude: 3450m - 3630m
Distance walked: 3 miles.
Duration of walk: 4-5 hours

Alojamento: TendaRefeições: Pequeno-almoço, Almoço, Jantar
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 6 Third Cave Camp (3630m) - Mawenzi Tarn Camp (4330m)

On this day, the short but inclined trek will be rewarded by the spectacular views and the feeling of being on another planet. We leave vegetation behind and walk more on lands of the «Mountain Kingdom», especially near Manwenzi Tarn.

The campsite in Manwenzi tarn is located near the Manwenzi towers. The afternoon will be free to explore the area and allow us to better acclimate to the altitude.

Altitude: 3630m - 4330m
Distance walked: 3,7 miles.
Duration of walk: 3-4 hours

Alojamento: TendaRefeições: Pequeno-almoço, Almoço, Jantar
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 7 Trek Mawenzi Tarn Camp (4330m) - Kibo Camp (4750m)

After breakfast, we head west, going up the east side of Kibo until we reach Kibo Hut, about 4 to 5 hours. Get to know the terrain before dark to avoid accidents. The peak is now 3 miles away and the final climb will be done on this night.

Prepare you equipment, walking sticks and thermal layers for the climb, new batteries for you frontal lantern and camera, and also spare batteries. To prevent freezing, you should have a thermal cover on your water bottle or, alternatively, wrap it in something warm. Go to sleep around 7PM and rest a little, because at midnight we’ll head towards the peak of Africa!

Altitude: 4330m - 4750m
Distance walked: 5,6 miles.
Duration of walk: 4-5 hours

Alojamento: TendaRefeições: Pequeno-almoço, Almoço, Jantar
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 8 Kibo camp (4750m) - Uhuru Peak (5895m) - Horombo Hut (3720m)

Waking up around 11:30PM and after some warm tea and biscuits, we’ll delve into the night for the trek that will take us to the peak of Africa.

The first section of the trail is made of rock until Hans Meyer Cave (5150m), a good place to rest. From this point on, the trail will crisscross up the slope until Gilman’s Point (5681m), located in the beginning of the crater, this section is quite uneven and with loose rocks, therefore it is necessary to pay attention and be focused on the trek. It is certainly the most demanding part of the entire route, but the guide will be there to help us continue to the top.

From Gilman’s Point, it is likely we’ll find snow up to the Uhuru Peak, the peak of the Kilimanjaro and the top of Africa at 5895m. The time we’ll remain at the peak will depend on weather conditions. Do not stay for long, since it will be harder to restart due to the cold and fatigue. Bask on the fact you have reached your goal and remember this moment for the rest of your life.

The way back to Kibo Hut will take around 3 hours. Here we’ll have time for a small rest before beginning the descent to Horombo Hut (around 3 hours), where we’ll stay overnight. The trek to Horombo Hut will be surprisingly faster than on the way up.

In total, we should account for 14 hours of walking. Be prepared for a long and hard day, but very gratifying. At the end of the afternoon, we’ll have a well-deserved rest full of great memories.

Altitude: 4750m - 5895m - 3720 m
Distance walked: 10 miles.
Duration of walk: 15 hours

Alojamento: TendaRefeições: Pequeno-almoço, Almoço, Jantar
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 9 Horombo Hut (3720m) - Marangu Gate (1760m) - Moshi

Descent of approximately 6-7 hours and 12 miles. to the base, in Marangu Gate. Here you’ll sign your name on the registry and receive your ascent certificate.

Continuing in a vehicle to Moshi. Arrival and transfer to hotel, free time.

Note: it is highly advised not to give any gratuities until you arrive at the hotel.

Alojamento: HotelRefeições: Pequeno-almoço, Almoço, Jantar
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 10 Flight Kilimanjaro - Cit of origin

Breakfast at the hotel and, at set time, transfer to the airport.

Alojamento: XRefeições: Pequeno-almoço
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 11 Arrival in city of origin

Arrival in Origin city and end of Papa-Léguas services.
Note: the arrival/departure dates may vary, depending on your origin city. If you have any doubts, contact Papa-Léguas for further clarification.

Alojamento: XRefeições: X
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Extensão: Beaches of Zanzibar (minimum 2 people)

Is this trip for me?

This trip is for trekking and mountain lovers. If reaching the top of a mountain and high altitude trekking is a desire of yours, then this trip is for you. Climbing to the top of Kilimanjaro requires no technical mountaineering skills, you just have to the roof of Africa.

Who will guide this trip?

With you will be Papa-Léguas tour leader and climber João Garcia. In Mount Kilimanjaro National Park only local guides are allowed to guide, so it will be an English-speaking local guide who will lead you on this trek.

What kind of accommodation do I stay in during this trip?

In Moshi you will stay in a hotel in a double room, with private bathroom. During the trek there will be one tent for every two people.

How are the transfers made? Are arrival and departure transfers included?

The transportation will be done in the organization's private van that will take you from your hotel in Moshi to the beginning of the trek and pick you up at the end of your adventure. The transfers to and from the airport will also be done by private van according to the arrival and departure time of your flight.

Do I have to carry my equipment during the trek?

No. There will be porters who will take care of carrying your equipment. You ill only have to take a daypack with water, snacks and a coat.

Does Papa-Léguas handle the flights?

Papa-Léguas send you a proposal for the "group flight". After receiving it, you can choose to buy from Papa-Léguas, from another agency or online.

Are arrival and departure transfers included?

Yes, arrival and departure transfers are included if you travel on the group flight. On this trip there is a group flight, that is, there is a specific time for arrival and the transfers will be according to the arrival of that flight. Those who choose to buy different flights will have to be at the airport at the same time to take advantage of the transfers.

Where do I meet the group?

You will meet the group at the airport, in Lisbon. If you decide to go early, the meeting will be at the hotel in Moshi.

If I sign up alone, do I have to pay an individual supplement?

Not necessarily. If you don't want to stay alone in the hotel and tent, you can share with another participant. Papa-Léguas may group travelers who sign up individually for the same trip in pairs, by sex and chronological order of registration, and if the number of participants is odd, the traveler who stays alone must pay the respective individual supplement.

Can I drink tap water in Tanzania?

No. We would advise you not to. Bring your own filter or fill your canteen with filtered or boiled water prepared by the guides. You can always buy bottled water during the days in Moshi.

How much money should I bring for my personal expenses?

Almost all meals are included, so you won't need much for the non-included expenses. However, tipping is a big issue in Tanzania and all the staff accompanying you on the climb expect a gratuity. So count on about 100 euros for personal expenses and between 200 and 300 euros for gratuities on the mountain.

Is insurance included in the land program? What does it cover?

No, it is not. The exception is for travelers not departing from national soil, whether or not they hold Portuguese nationality. Contact Papa-Léguas for further clarification. For more information regarding available insurance policies, see our page about travel insurance.

What documentation do I need to go on this trip?

The necessary documentation may vary, depending on your nationality, the country of origin and the places you will travel to. If you are already traveling through Africa and are joining this trip, you may be asked for a yellow fever vaccination certificate. For further information, consult the relevant embassy websites or contact Papa-Léguas.

What equipment is essential for this trip?

This trip has a list of specific equipment that will be sent to you when you make your reservation, however, keep in mind that in addition to basic trekking equipment such as boots, trekking pants and socks you should have a set of thermal layers to protect you from the cold, especially on the day of the peak. Even though you are in the heart of Africa you will be treading on almost 6000 meters and at that altitude it can be very cold. Very cold indeed. You can also rent equipment from our local operator. Check with us if you choose this option.

What are the health restrictions for entering the country?

Health restrictions may vary, depending on various factors, such as your country of origin. We recommend scheduling a Travel Medicine consultation before your trip. For further information, consult the websites of relevant agencies or contact Papa-Léguas.

What preparation do I need to make this trip?

To make and enjoy this trip, it's important that you are in reasonable or good physical shape. Therefore, you should develop a training plan that includes aerobic fitness and endurance. Running, cycling, swimming are just some of the ways to prepare yourself, and of course, hiking in our hills and mountains with a heavy backpack.


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