IncludedAirport TransfersHotels before and after the trekAll park feesAll meals & unlimited drinking waterPrivate toilet tentExperienced Guides, chef, and portersTransportationAll camping equipment (except sleeping bag)
Not IncludedVisaTravel insuranceSleeping bagInternational airfare
We will meet in Moshi, Tanzania. Airport transfers are included and will be waiting for those coming in by air. Followed by that, a group dinner with the guide, and a debrief with the team about gear, expectations. Tonight you’re in a hotel, so enjoy your hot shower, and wifi before you hit the mountain. You also have the chance to rent all the gear you need here too. Then an early night ready for the climb tomorrow. The 8 day package includes a 1 night hotel stay in Moshi, followed by 5N/6D on the mountain including food, porter, guides and water. Finally an additional 1 night in a hotel in Moshi after the climb and airport pick-up and drop-off to Moshi International Airport.
And so it begins. Machame Gate (1,640 meters) to Machame Camp (2,835 meters) The climb starts from Machame gate (1830m), we walk through the lush lower slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Slowly gaining altitude while enjoying the diverse flora and fauna of the rain forest, you will arrive to the first Machame Hut, situated at 3000m above sea level If is a clear day we may get our first closer look at the glaciated dome of Kibo if the evening clouds permit. TODAY: 6-7 hours walking
MACHAME CAMP TO SHIRA CAMP A shorter day climbing up a steep ridge to reach a small semicircular cliff known as Picnic site, and continue up a gentler ascent through the lower alpine moorland, which is known for beautiful wild alpine flowers. The most spectacular views of Kibo peak can be seen from Shira Camp. Machame Hut to Shira Camp (3,840m); TODAY: 4-6 hours walking.
SHIRA CAMP TO BARRANCO VALLEY Today we walk on a gentle ascent and panoramic views. We traverse the southwest side of Kilimanjaro, passing underneath the Lava Tower and the final section of the Western Breach and after hot lunch the bottom of the Lava Tower (4,600 m.) we descend to the bottom of the Great Barranco valley (3,900 m.). Shira Camp to Barranco valley (3,900 m.): TODAY: 5-7 hours walking.
BARRANCO CAMP TO BARAFU CAMP A steep climb up the eastern wall leads us just below the Heim Glacier, where we may have some spectacular views of Kilimanjaro. We then take a steep exit up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo, the trail continues down into the alpine desert of the Karanga Valley. After a short break for a hot lunch we take a steep climb out of Karanga, and an easy path on compacted scree with wide views through this empty and dry landscape up to Barafu Camp. The two peaks Kibo and Mawenzi can been seen from Barafu Camp. After a hot lunch at the Camp, The remainder of the day is spent resting as we prepare for the final ascent before an early night summit walk. Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp (4,600 m): TODAY: 7-9 hours walking.
BARAFU CAMP TO SUMMIT TO MWEKA CAMP Wake up before midnight in the cover of darkness. We begin a steep climb over loose volcanic scree has some well-graded zig-zags and a slow but steady pace will take us to rim of the main crater, Stella Point, at 5,735m. We will rest there for few minutes to enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling good can continue slowly to make the two hour round trip from here along the crater rim to main peak (5,895 m), which is the highest point in Africa. After a few minutes to appreciate your accomplishment we descend to Barafu is amazingly fast, and we stop at Barafu Camp for some refreshment, we continue to descend to reach Mweka Camp. Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Camp (3100 m): TODAY: 13-15 hours walking.
DESCENT – MWEKA CAMP TO MWEKA GATE TO ARUSHA A gentle walk takes us down through the rainforest to Mweka gate successful climbers will receive their summit certificates. After lunch we drive back to Moshi, and back to the hotel for a well-earned shower, and sleep! Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate: 3-5 hours walking. YOU DID IT! CONGRATULATIONS!
CONGRATULATIONS! After saying bye to our team of guides then we’re done and dusted. We’ll have helped with your onward travel long before this though, so if you’re flying home from Nairobi, Dar Es Salaam or if you’re staying in Africa, we facilitate all you need.