Day 1 - Drive from Lilongwe for 5 hrs to Mulanje Mountain. On arrival, check into your chalets at CCAP . Afternoon initial briefing and 3D orientation. Depending on the time of arrival, hike to Dziwe-Lankhalamba rock pools and falls (2 Hrs) or visit a near by pools (10 min). Detailed briefing after dinner. Overnight at Likhubula Forest Lodge. Hiking time (HT) 2Hrs.
Day 2 - We climb up the Lichenya path to our overnight hut – the CCAP hut. (HT) 6Hrs..
Day 3 - We hike on to the base of Sapitwa summit and overnight at Chisepho hut Afternoon you have time to prepare for your summit early the next morning. HT 4 hrs.
Day 4 - After an “early birds breakfast” then ascent up the summit path. It takes about 3 hrs to summit Sapitwa. After resting on the highest point in South Central Africa is, hike down then continue over the saddle to Chambe Hut. Overnight Chambe hut. HT: 8 hrs
Day 5 - Early start and descend to straight down skyline path. Arrive at the base camp, breakfast and then depart back to Lilongwe. ETA in Lilongwe is late afternoon. End of Tour
Price includes: All meals, mountain fees, a mountain guide per group and 1 porter per person, all lodge and mountain hut accommodation fees, vehicle transfer Lilongwe to Mulanje return.
Excludes: Sleeping bag and mat, extra snacks and drinks, personal porters.Please Note Route descriptions above are an indication only - hiking routes may change depending on local conditions
Mulanje is south central Africa's highest mountain. A huge block of mountains rising 2380m above a largely flat and featureless plain. Hiking is unrivaled up numerous peaks and along plateaus, which are intersected by deep-forested ravines, in which the most conspicuous tree - Mulanje cedar - attains heights of 150ft. Clients have to be reasonably fit and have their own sleeping bags and mats - we supply the rest.
Service Hikes. These hikes / treks are led by a professional guide with porters carrying the food and communal camping equipment. Participants are expected to carry their own personal effects [or hire a porter at their own cost]. Camping is in small dome tents - sleeping mats and sleeping bags are not provided [these can be hired for a small fee from Lilongwe]. Cooking is done on an open fire and participants are expected to assist in setting up tents, collecting firewood and preparing the meals.
Other HIKING cost options available US $ 1 563.00 for 1 person hiking US $ 887.00 per person sharing 2,3 people - Single Supplement US $ 35.00 US $ 725.00 per person sharing 4 & more people - Single Supplement US $ 35.00
Responsible Travel This hike employs local guides and porters who are registered with the Forestry office and this gives them much needed income.
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