Day 1: Tanzania – Moshi.
Moshi is the gateway to Mount Kilimanjaro and the meeting place for trekking expeditions. Today we meet and are briefed about the climb and if the weather is favourable, catch a glimpse of the world’s tallest freestanding mountain (5 895 m). If you are making your own way to Moshi, please advise us of your estimated arrival time in order to organize the briefing. Meals: Dinner.
Day 2: Kilimanjaro National Park Machame Camp (3010 M).
After breakfast, you will be collected from your hotel and after a 45 -minute drive; you will arrive at the entrance to the Kilimanjaro National Park. Machame Gate is at 1790 m. In a short time, you will be deep within the magnificent mountain rainforest. With a little luck, you may glimpse and hear the beautiful black and white thumb -less Colobus monkeys in the treetops. After 5 - 7 hours, you will reach today’s destination - The Machame Camp – situated just below the tree line at 3010 m. Here, at the base of the Kilimanjaro, you will have dinner and overnight at the camp. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 3: Kilimanjaro National Park Shira Camp (3845 M).
After an early morning start, we leave the Machame Camp and the timberline behind. The path gets steeper and the landscape turns into a moor and heath land, allowing you to take in the impressive mountain range. Today’s stage is shorter than the last one and by mid -afternoon, we arrive at the New Shira Campsite at the Shira Plateau. The camp offers a breath -taking view of the mountain, especially at sunset. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 4: Kilimanjaro National Park Barranco Camp (3960 M).
Today we climb approx. 800 m but we camp at an elevation only slightly higher than the previous night. This will allow us to acclimatise as a height of over 4600 m will be reached the next two days before descending again. The trek begins with a long ascent above the Shira Plateau in the direction of the Lava Tower Hut (4640 m). After 6 – 7 hours, we arrive at perhaps the most beautiful camp on Kilimanjaro - the Barranco Camp. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 5: Kilimanjaro National Park Barafu Camp (4640 M).
The trek of today starts with the climb of the “Barranco Wall”. Safety is paramount and you will be secured where necessary along this route. Following the ridge as it wanders up and down, it offers splendid views of the south glacier of Kibo. In the Karanga Valley, you will have lunch in preparation for the 2 - 3 hrs climb to Barafu Camp (4640 m). Once at camp, have dinner and take an early night in preparation for the next day. The guide will wake us up again at 11:30 pm and the climb begins just after midnight on Day 6. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 6: Kilimanjaro National Park Uhuru Peak (Summit 5895 M) – Mweka Camp (3080 M).
At around 00.30 a.m. we begin the climb to the Uhuru peak. Climbing the steps of the Kibo you will arrive at Stella Point after 5 -7 hours of hard trekking. This is the crater rim of Kilimanjaro, from which we continue for another 1 -2 hours along the edge to Uhuru Peak (5895 m), the summit! The comparatively simple descent runs almost along the same route and shortly before midday, we arrive at Camp Barafu. After a well -deserved break of 1 - 2 hrs, we are on our way to Camp Mweka (3080 m) where an evening meal and a good night’s sleep awaits you. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 7: Kilimanjaro National Park Mweka Gate (1630 M) - Moshi.
The final leg of this amazing adventure begins after breakfast with a traditional farewell ceremony from the mountain guides. Then a gentle 2 and a half hour descent through the rainforest to Mweka Gate, where the driver takes us back to the Hotel in Moshi. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner.
Day 8: Moshi. After breakfast, you can continue with your travel plans; please let us know if you require any further transport. Meals: Breakfast.
This tour should be bought with the Activity package. This is a compulsory payment that covers what we consider to be an ‘essential activity’ on our tour. This payment is 100% transparent and is listed below. As the activity package on this tour is compulsory; we recommend that you pre-pay this to your agent prior to your arrival.
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