Tentang Taman Nasional Gunung Kilimanjaro

Sejak dibuka secara resmi pada tahun 1977, Taman Nasional Gunung Kilimanjaro telah menjadi salah satu taman yang paling banyak dikunjungi di Tanzania. 

View this post on Instagram

Stella Point was where my journey ended at Mount Kilimanjaro. ⁣ ⁣ Our morning started at 4.30am, trekking in the dark until sunrise.⁣ ⁣ We had crampons for the final bit of the trek due to the ice and snow.⁣ ⁣ The last stretch to Stella Point was the hardest thing I’ve ever done, even more so than EBC. It sits at 5756m above sea level. It took the majority of us approximately 10 hours to get there from camp. All of us had exerted ourselves but we had it in us to give a final push to get to Uhuru Peak, which is the highest freestanding mountain in the world. ⁣ ⁣ Uhuru is 139 meters higher than Stella Point. I was 20 minutes away when a snow storm came in and we were told to turn back and start descending. My heart sunk at that moment. ⁣ ⁣ Only about 12 people out of a team of 29 made it to Uhuru Peak. ⁣ ⁣ As I started descending I saw one member of our team collapse. I immediately ran to her to try and help as she was struggling to breath. Within a few minutes she wasn’t responding. Oxygen was given and energy gels put on her gums. Alhamdulilah she was ok but needed to be carried down. ⁣ ⁣ A few moments later, another team mate passed out. ⁣ ⁣ After a few hours, someone else from the team had to be carried down. We were running on 0% fuel. We ate porridge in the morning and had been living off breakfast bars, chocolate, glucose tablets & energy gels for the rest of the day. ⁣ ⁣ I didn’t have my day bag the last four hours coming back down to Barafu Camp, meaning no snacks or water. It started getting dark around 6.30 and I realized that my head torch was in my day bag. The weather turned again with heavy rain and then snow. The porters kept telling us to walk faster but I simply didn’t have the energy. My legs couldn’t carry my body anymore. ⁣ ⁣ I was on the verge of collapsing and felt like my body was about to give up. I had no energy as I hadn’t eaten properly for 15 hours. ⁣ ⁣ Luckily one of our guides found us and gave water mixed with hydration salts. This boost helped me walk back to camp. ⁣ ⁣ Yesterday I realised that no mountain or summit is ever worth risking your life. Yes, it’s an accomplishment, but my family/friends mean more to me than a mountain.

A post shared by Selina (@missbeautyadikt) on

Tidak seperti taman utara lainnya, ini bukan tempat untuk satwa liar, meskipun ada di sana. Sebaliknya, Anda datang ke sini untuk mengagumi gunung yang tertutup salju di garis khatulistiwa, dan untuk mendaki ke puncak Afrika. Di jantung taman adalah Gunung Kilimanjaro 5896m, gunung tertinggi di Afrika dan salah satu pemandangan paling menakjubkan di benua ini.

Kilimanjaro juga merupakan salah satu gunung berapi tertinggi di dunia, dan merupakan gunung berdiri bebas tertinggi di dunia, naik dari tanah pertanian yang dibudidayakan di tingkat yang lebih rendah, melalui hutan hujan yang subur ke padang rumput Alpen, dan akhirnya melintasi lanskap bulan ke puncak kembar Kibo dan puncaknya. Mawenzi. Kerucut gunung api ketiga Kilimanjaro, Shira, ada di sisi barat gunung. Hutan hujan yang lebih rendah adalah rumah bagi banyak hewan, termasuk kerbau, gajah, macan tutul dan monyet, dan elang kadang-kadang terlihat di daerah sadel antara Kibo dan Mawenzi.

Kili mendaki sekitar 25.000 trekker setiap tahun, sebagian karena itu mungkin untuk berjalan ke puncak tanpa tali atau pengalaman pendakian teknis. Non-teknis, bagaimanapun, bukan berarti mudah. Pendakian adalah upaya yang serius (dan mahal), dan hanya layak dilakukan dengan persiapan yang tepat. Ada juga banyak kesempatan untuk menjelajahi lereng gunung yang lebih rendah dan untuk belajar tentang Maasai dan Chagga, dua suku utama di daerah tersebut.

Ada gerbang masuk di Machame, Marangu (yang juga merupakan situs markas taman), Londorosi dan beberapa titik lainnya. Para trekker yang menggunakan rute Rongai harus membayar biayanya di gerbang Marangu.

Sumber: https://www.lonelyplanet.com/tanzania/attractions/mt-kilimanjaro-national-park/a/poi-sig/1497459/355640

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *