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Itinerary

Day 1: Drive to Kilimanjaro National Park Londorossi Gate, Hike to Mti Mkubwa Camp

After breakfast and briefing, drive to Londorossi Park Gate (about a 3-hour drive). From here a forest track requiring a 4WD vehicle leads to Lemosho Glades. Walk along forest trails to Mti Mkubwa (big tree) campsite.

  • Elevation: 2400m/7838ft to 2700m/9137ft
  • Distance: 5km
  • Hiking Time: 2-3 hours
  • Habitat: Montane Forest

Day 2: Hike Mti Mkubwa Camp to Shira 1 Camp

After breakfast, we continue as the trail gradually steepens and enters the giant heather moorland zone. After several streams are crossed we continue over the Shira Ridge then gently downwards to Shira 1 camp located by a stream on the Shira Plateau.

  • Elevation: 2700m/9137ft to 3504m/11,496ft
  • Distance: 8km
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Moorland

Day 3: Hike Shira 1 Camp to Shira 2 Camp

After breakfast, a gentle hike across the plateau leads to Shira 2 camp on moorland meadows by a stream. A variety of hikes are available on the Plateau, making this an excellent acclimatization day.

  • Elevation: 3504m/11,496ft to 3895m/12,779ft
  • Distance: 7km
  • Walking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Moorland

Day 4: Hike Shira 2 Camp to Barranco Camp

From the Shira Plateau we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the “Shark’s Tooth” (elevation 4650m/15,250ft). Shortly after the tower we come to the second junction which goes to the Arrow Glacier. We now continue down to the Barranco Camp. Although you end the day around the same elevation as when you began, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.

  • Elevation: 3895m/12,779ft to 3986m/13,077ft
  • Distance: 10km
  • Hiking Time: 6-7 hours
  • Habitat: Semi-desert

Day 5: Hike Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge up the Barranco Wall to the Karanga Valley and the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail.

  • Elevation: 3986m/13,077ft to 4050m/13,250ft
  • Distance: 5km
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert

Day 6: Hike Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

We continue up to the Barafu Camp. You have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest, enjoy dinner, and prepare for the summit day.

  • Elevation: 4050m/13,250ft to 4600m/15,350ft
  • Distance: 4km
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert

Day 7: Hike Barafu Camp to Summit, down to Mweka Camp

Very early in the morning (midnight to 2 am), we continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. You head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. At Stella Point you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see. Faster hikers may view the sunrise from the summit. From the summit, we begin our descent by continuing straight down to the Mweka Camp, stopping at Barafu for lunch. You may want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. We arrive at Mweka Camp and enjoy our last evening on the mountain.

  • Elevation: 4600m/15,350ft to 5895m/19,340ft (Summit), Down to 3100m/10,190ft
  • Distance: 5km up / 12km down
  • Hiking Time: 5-7 hours up / 5-6 hours down
  • Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit

Day 8: Hike Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate, drive to Moshi

After breakfast we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy). A vehicle will meet you at Mweka gate to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi (about 30 minutes).

  • Elevation: 3100m/10,150ft to 1633m/5358ft
  • Distance: 10km
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Forest

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION: Nairobi

DEPARTURE TIME: 7.30 am

INCLUDED:

  • All transfers to the mountain and back to your Moshi hotel
  • Professional, experienced, and friendly mountain guides
  • Medical evacuation with Kilimanjaro Search and Rescue, Flying Doctors
  • 2 night and accommodations-one before and after the trek in good hotels
  • Guides, Porters, Cook salaries and park fees
  • Pulse-oximeter – To measure the oxygen level, for each climber daily
  • Portable Emergency Oxygen tanks
  • Quality, waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tents
  • Sleeping Mattress
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • Quality Mess tents with table and chairs
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
  • Clean, purified drinking water
  • Crisis management and safety procedures
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porters
  • Conservation fees (part of park fees)
  • Camping or Hut fees (part of park fees)
  • Rescue fees (part of park fees)
  • Arrival and Departure transfers
  • All Government Tax and Park Entrance Fees
  • VAT (18% charged by the Government)

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Track your trek by satellite device services
  • Portable flush toilet with a toilet tent is available for extra charges $200 for the entire trek
  • Personal trekking equipment such as sleeping bags, hiking boots, clothes, etc (available for renting)
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Tanzania Visa on arrival
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)

HIGHLIGHTS

Trekking to the highest mountain in Africa

Two-night hotel accommodation in Moshi at Mountain Inn Lindrin Lodge or Parkview Inn.

LOCATIONS: Tanzania/Kilimanjaro

ACTIVITIES: Mountain Trekking

Please confirm your trip in advance to propagate your special offer!

Please note: we provide tents and Mattress free for our clients. Climbing gear is available for hire. The hiking boot is from $20 we also have -18 and -20degree/season sleeping bag and the price is only USD$20. The price for each equipment it will cover the trip! Please feel free to ask any questions, and we will be very happy to work with you in organizing your tour.

 

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