BIG UPDATE: Trekkers start their trek to Mt. Kilimanjaro today!

BIG UPDATE: Trekkers start their trek to Mt. Kilimanjaro today!

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By Latika Payak


It’s a big day today. It’s the first day of the trek to Mt. Kilimanjaro! This morning, 16 experienced trekkers started their journey from Moshi to Machame Gate, the starting point of the trek.

It's a tough Day 1. Trekkers cover a distance of 10 km through a dense rainforest into a misty moorland. They’ll gain about 4000 feet of altitude today when they reach their camp at Machame. 

To start on the right foot, the entire team gathered at Moshi yesterday. Operations Manager Ravi Ranjan, who is leading the team, gave them a strong briefing before heading out on the trek

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Trekkers at Moshi, Tanzania, excited to start trekking to Kilimanjaro. Photo by Ravi Ranjan.

Out of seven established routes to the summit, our team is taking the Machame route. This route has the right mix of adventure and dramatic changes in scenery, with cultivated fields, rain forests, moorlands, alpine deserts full of rock and scree, and finally arctic snowfields and glaciers. 

We'll be sharing updates from their trek in this space. Stay tuned!

Latika Payak

Senior Content Writer

About the author

Latika is a Senior Content Writer and one of the rare team members who has seen Indiahikes from its initial days. She was among the first few to begin creating content at Indiahikes, documenting treks around Maharasthra, interviewing trekkers and writing their stories.

Latika started trekking after joining Indiahikes and has trekked to Roopkund, Hampta Pass, Kedarkantha, Dayara Bugyal, Tarsar Marsar, and Har Ki Dun.

With a strong background in print media and have worked with several publications. Latika is always hunting for great stories hidden in the folds of the mountains. Horror stories from ancient routes and villages of the Himalayas are her favourite.

She is presently working on bringing out news from the remote trekking regions of our country.