You will be picked up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to your hotel in Moshi town; you
will meet your guide who will brief you on your upcoming trek and do an equipment check to make sure you have all the
necessary mountain gear. The missing gear can be rented on this day.Meals: No Meals Included.
After breakfast you will make your way to the Londorossi gate which is about a 2 hour drive from gate. After
finalizing all the registration papers you will continue another 15km on a bumpy road which will take you to the
start point of this hiking deep in the rain forest. Today will be a shortest walk of the entire trek, about 3-3 hours,
which gives you a small taste of what lies ahead in the coming days. The walk takes you through dense and unspoiled
rainforest, which is very different from the scenery you will have in the next couple of days. Your destination for
the day is the beautiful Big Tree Camp at 2780m.
After breakfast you will follow a thin trail through the rainforest before leaving the green area behind heading into
moorland. Erica and Lobelia plants will start to take over the landscape. Depending on the season you have hot lunch on
the way or lunch packed/ lunch box. After about 4-5 hours you will reach Shira one camp where you will have your evening
meal and overnight
After breakfast you continue your hike which today will be less tiring than the day before. You will cross Shira Ridge
which will allows you for great views of the Rift Valley and Mt Meru. The ever changing landscape will again surprise you
with a different terrain, you will walk on ground where lava once flowed. You will also pass the big Senecien that can
grow to more or less 9 meters in height. Shira two Camp here you will have hot lunch. This will be your destination for
the night at (3900m).
After breakfast you will start your walk up to Lava Tower with a long ascent above the Shira Plateau. This day you will
get a light lunch as we will provide a hot lunch at lava tower.You will climb quite a bit in altitude, roughly 740m.
You will have a rest here before descending again. This is a so called acclimatizing day, where you will climb high but
sleep low, giving you a good idea of how your body reacts to altitude. The landscape will once again change as you pass
through the Barranco Valley with its big Senecas and smaller Lobelia plants. After a long 6 - 7 hours you will reach
your beautiful camp for the night the Barranco Camp. The crew will be there waiting with a well deserve evening meal
before settling in for the night.
Straight after breakfast you will make your way up the famous Barranco Wall. This is most probably the steepest part
of the entire route. Safety is very important to us so please follow the guideline of your guides who will get you to the
top safely. You might have to use yours hands every now and then to get a better grip but rest assured there are no alpine
climbing passages. Once at the top you will walk along the mountain ridge and if the weather allows you will have a great
view of the southern glacier of Kibo as the Kibo summit. After 3 - 4 hours you will reach Karanga Camp for your
After breakfast you will hike to Barafu Camp this will be your destination for today at (15,220 ft) 4640m. You should
reach it in about 3 to 4 hours for the hot lunch .The scenery for today will be mostly afro-alpine dessert. Once at the
camp you will have a filling early dinner before settling in for a good rest in preparation for tomorrow exciting
Your day will begin at 00:00. After hot tea and biscuits you will start your 5-7 hours walk to Stella Point, the
crater rim of Kilimanjaro. Here you will have a short rest if necessary before continuing another 1-2 hours to reach
the highlight of the trip the Uhuru Peak (5895m). This is truly once in a lifetime experience as you stand at the top
of Africa watching the sunrise light up the surrounding summits and landscape. After taking much needed pictures you
will make your way down back to Barafu Camp for a 1-2 hours rest. Once everyone is well rested you will continue down
to Mweka gate (3080m), an approx. 3 hours walk. The rest of the evening is yours to relax, you will have a nice evening
meal and a good nights sleep.
After breakfast, before starting your final stretch, you will enjoy a traditional farewell ceremony from the mountain
guides. A 2 to 3 hours walk will take you through the rainforest back the Mweka Gate. Our driver will be there waiting
for you and take you back to the Hotel. The rest of the day is you to freshen up, relax, and take in all the excitement
of the last couple of days.
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Tips is recommanded for a group sharing as follows:
>>Private transport to & from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your accommodations in Moshi.
>>2 nights of accommodation in Moshi.
>>Transportation to & from the Kilimanjaro gate
>>Park entry fees,
>>Team Kilimanjaro Rescue fees.
>>18% VAT on tour fees & services
>>4 Season mountain tents
>>Double layered Sleeping Mats
>>Friendly and professional mountain guides, cook and porters.
>>3 hot meals daily while on the mountain.
>>Enough treated & filtered drinking water throughout the trek.
>>Hot water for washing. >>Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
>>Portable oxygen tanks & ox meter
>>Emergency first-aid kit.
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