- High Season: 16th December to 31st March, 1st July to 15th December.
- Low Season: 1st April to 30th June.
Day 1: Moshi. Depart Arusha for Moshi. Breakfast and overnight at a Moshi Hotel.
Day 2: Machame Hut. Drive to Machame village. The climb starts at the end of the tarmac road. Walk through farms then forest to the Machame Hut (3000 m, 6 hours).
Day 3: Shira Hut. Continue along the steep rocky ridge going and through heather. The route turns west into a river gorge, reaching Shira Hut (3800 m, 5 hours).
Day 4: Baranco Hut. Continue east towards the lava tower thereafter descending to Baranco Hut (3940 m, 4 hours).
Day 5: Barafu Hut. A short scramble to the top of the great Baranco and then a traverse over scree and ridge to the Karanga Valley 4000 m, 3 hours. Beneath the ice falls of the Heim, Kersten and Decken glaciers. After climbing out the Karanga Valley the trail ascends a ridge to the Barafu Hut. A bleak location with little vegetation at 4600 m, 3hours walking.
Day 6: Barafu Hut. An early start for the ascent to the rim of the Kibo Crater between the Rebbmann and Ratzel Glaciers 4hours. The last section before the rim can sometimes be snow-covered and an ice axe or ski-stick is useful for balance. From here a further hour leads to Uhuru Peak, from where there are often fine views of Mt. Meru to the west and the jagged peak of Mawenzi to the east.
Descend to the Barafu Hut in the giant heather zone on the forest edge, those with energy on the summit may wish to descend to the Reutsh Crater and visit the dramatic ice pinnacles of the eastern ice fields.
Day 7: Descending. A three to four hour descend through the beautiful forest taking you to the park gate where transport awaits to the Hotel for overnight on bed and breakfast.
Day 8: Arusha. Depart after breakfast for transfer to your out bound flight.
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