Day 1: Arrive Springlands hotel (B&B).
Day 2: Drive to Londorossi Park Gate then on to the Lemosho Glades. Walk along forest trails to Mti Mkubwa campsite.
Day 3: The trail steepens and crosses several streams in the giant heather zone. The Shira Ridge is crossed to the Shira Plateau, camp by stream.
Day 4: A gentle walk across the plateau leads to Shira Hut camp on moorland meadows by a stream. A variety of walks are available on the Plateau making this an excellent acclimatisation day.
Day 5: A rocky path leads east up towards the Lava Tower. Shortly beyond this, you descend to Barranco campsite.
Day 6: Scramble easily to the top of the Great Barranco and then a traverse over screes and ridges to the Karanga Valley campsite, beneath the icefalls of the Southern Glaciers.
Day 7: The trail ascends a ridge to a campsite by the Barafu Hut, an airy location with little vegetation.
Day 8: Start just after midnight for the ascent of the screes leading to Stella Point. From here a further 40mins. leads to Uhuru Peak. Descend to the Barafu Hut for a rest and brunch before continuing down to camp at Mweka Hut at 3100m.
Day 9: A 3-4 hour descent through beautiful forest brings you to the Park Gate. Drive back to the Springlands Hotel (B&B).
Day 10: Leave hotel after breakfast.
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