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Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

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  • You'll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1

Londrosi Gate to Mti Mkubwa

Londrosi Gate to Mti Mkubwa

Starting at 2,389m (7838ft) and ascending to 2,785m (9137ft), the journey begins in Moshi. A three-hour drive winds through picturesque mountainside villages, leading to the Kilimanjaro National Park gate. While permits are issued, observe the lively preparations for the trek. Delight in the rainforest's beauty, with your guide sharing insights on local flora, fauna, and wildlife. In this lower elevation, expect muddy and slippery trails, making gaiters and trekking poles highly recommended for a more secure and enjoyable hike.

Main Destination:
Mount Kilimanjaro
Accommodation:
Budget camping
  • On Mt Kilimanjaro
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 2

Mti mkubwa to Shira 1

Mti mkubwa to Shira 1

Ascending from 2,785m (9,137ft) to 3,895m (12,779ft), gain an altitude of 1,110m. Following a restful night and a hearty breakfast, we bid farewell to the rainforest. The ascending path unfolds, gradually leaving the forest behind. The trail ascends steadily, revealing expansive views as we approach the rim of the Shira Plateau. Notice a drop in temperatures as we gain elevation, marking the transition to a new and captivating landscape.

Main Destination:
Mount Kilimanjaro
Accommodation:
Budget camping
  • On Mt Kilimanjaro
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 3

Shira 1 to Moir Hut

Shira 1 to Moir Hut

Ascending from 3,895m (12,779ft) to 3,986m (13,077ft), gain 91m. While ending the day around the same elevation, this day is crucial for acclimatization. From Shira Plateau, proceed east up a ridge, passing the junction toward Kibo Peak. Continue southeast to the Lava Tower, known as the “Shark’s Tooth,” standing at 4,650m (15,250ft). After the tower, find a second junction leading to the Arrow Glacier. Descend to overnight at Barranco Camp, completing a vital phase in acclimatization.

Main Destination:
Mount Kilimanjaro
Accommodation:
Budget camping
  • On Mt Kilimanjaro
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 4

Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

Ascending from 3,986m (13,077ft) to 4,034m (13,253ft), gain 48m. Following breakfast, navigate a steep ridge to conquer the exhilarating Barranco Wall, leading to the Karanga Valley and the junction connecting with the Mweka Trail. This day showcases the impressive power, agility, and strength of your crew as they effortlessly surmount the wall. Marvel at their skill and spend the night at Karanga Camp, appreciating the accomplishments of the day.

Main Destination:
Mount Kilimanjaro
Accommodation:
Budget camping
  • On Mt Kilimanjaro
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 5

Karanga Camp to Barafu

Karanga Camp to Barafu

Ascending from 4,034m (13,253ft) to 4,662m (15,295ft), gain 628m. Proceeding towards Barafu Camp, reaching it marks the completion of the South Circuit. This circuit provides diverse and breathtaking views of the summit from various angles. Following an early dinner, rest is paramount as preparation for summit night takes precedence. Overnight at Barafu Camp, anticipation building for the challenging ascent to come.

Main Destination:
Mount Kilimanjaro
Accommodation:
Budget camping
  • On Mt Kilimanjaro
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 6

Barafu Summit to Mweka Hut

Barafu Summit to Mweka Hut

Ascending from 4,662m (15,295ft) to 5,895m (19,341ft), gain 1,233m. Descending to 3,090m (10,150ft) results in an altitude loss of 2,789m.

Continue towards the summit between Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers, maintaining focus on the looming sense of accomplishment. Employing switchback motions in a northwesterly direction, ascend through heavy scree toward Stella Point on the crater rim. Witness an awe-inspiring sunrise during a brief rest, with faster hikers possibly catching it from the summit. Expect snow on the remaining one-hour ascent to Uhuru Peak.

Congratulations on reaching Uhuru Peak, the pinnacle of Mount Kilimanjaro!

Embark on a steep descent to Mweka Camp, pausing at Barafu for lunch and a brief rest. Gaiters and trekking poles are recommended for navigating uncooperative loose gravel and volcano ash terrain. Overnight at Mweka Camp, reflecting on the triumph of your Kilimanjaro ascent.

Main Destination:
Mount Kilimanjaro
Accommodation:
Budget camping
  • On Mt Kilimanjaro
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 7

Mweka to Moshi

Mweka to Moshi

Descending from 3,090m (10,150ft) to 1,646m (5,400ft) over a 10 km distance, the hike takes approximately 3 to 4 hours through the rainforest habitat.

Post breakfast, embark on the descent to the Mweka Park gate, where you'll receive your well-earned summit certificates. Lower elevations may be wet and muddy, so gaiters and trekking poles are recommended. Dress in shorts, t-shirts, rain gear, and warmer clothing for comfort.

After reaching the gate, continue for an additional hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle awaits at Mweka Village to transport you back to Arusha, marking the end of this remarkable Kilimanjaro expedition.

Main Destination:
Mount Kilimanjaro
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • You'll be dropped off at the airport.

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