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 be picked up from your hotel at 09:30 am and drive to Machame entrance gate
of Kilimanjaro National Park the drive will take about an hours to Machame gate which is located in machame
village. At the gate your guide will be busy with the registration forms and porters will be weighing the luggage,
you can walk around the entrance gate can see monkeys or watch the mountain team preparing for the climb equipment
once all done, your hiking adventure will start. In no time you will be deep within the wonderful mountain
rainforest with very old trees, ancient ferns, liana, lichen and moss that carpets the ground and drapes from the
trees. With a little luck, you can spot the beautiful black and white colobus monkeys in the treetops. After a walk
of 5 to 6 hours, you will reach the day destination â€“ the Machame Camp which is located just above the tree line at
3,010 meter. At the camp, at the base of Mt Kilimanjaro, you will have your first mountain hot dinner followed by
an overnight stay in tents.
Wakeup coffee early before breakfast then start packing your bags and heading for a breakfast, After breakfast
the guide will be doing the medical checkup you will start your second day trekking, the path steepens and the
landscape changes into moor- and heath land and the open landscape allows you to see the exciting mountain range.
The second dayâ€™s destination is shorter than the previous day and you will arrive at the Shira Camp by mid-afternoon.
The camp has an incredible view of the mountain and during sunset, the sun lights the rock face and glacier of Kibo
Wakeup coffee as normal medical checkup as normal. Today you will hike up about 800 meter but you will be sleeping
at an elevation only slightly higher than the last night. This will allow your body to acclimatize better since you
will have relatively altitude. The hike begins with a long ascent above the Shira Plateau in the direction of the Lava
Tower 4,640 meter. The vegetation becomes sparser as the landscape changes to an afro-alpine desert. The route passes
through the wide Barranco Valley with its lobelia and giant senecio plants. The day will take about a 6 to 7 hours
walk, you will arrive at the most stunning camp on the mountain â€“ the Barranco Camp.
Wakeup coffee. Today you will have two breakfast; starts with the climb of the Breakfast wall which is the (NIKE NAME) Barranco Wallâ€. Safety is needed your guides will assist you wherever necessary. Following the ridge as it goes up and down, you can enjoy the beautiful views of the south glacier of Kibo. In the Karanga Valley you will have hot lunch.
Wakeup coffee. Today you will have 2 to 3 hours hike to Barafu Camp You have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, you can relax have dinner and call it an early sleep and prepare for the summit day.
After hot coffee and light snacks, the hike begins at around midnight. By headlight, you will climb the screes of Kibo. About 5 to 7 hours of ascending in the dark you will arrive at Stella Point, the crater rim of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Another 1 to 2 hours hiking along the crater ridge will lead you to Uhuru Peak (the summit) 5,895 meters.
Here you will see Kilimanjaro in all its glory, enjoying the 360Â° view over the landscape below as the sun rises. You are now standing on the â€œRoof of Africaâ€. After amazing pictures and all your explorations the simple descent runs almost along the same route and shortly before midday you should arrive at Barafu Camp, where the porters and the cook will be waiting for you. After a warm meal and a well-deserved break of approximately 1 to 2 hours, you will be on your way down to Mweka Camp 3,080 meter for a well-earned rest await
The final ascend of your amazing Kilimanjaro adventure begins after breakfast with a traditional songs about Kilimanjaro and the life of Tanzanians ceremony with the mountain crew. Then a gentle 2 to 3 hoursâ€™ descent through the rainforest continues to Mweka Gate, where you will be picked up and drive to your hotel in Moshi or Arusha. After all is hiking day the Kilimanjaro national park will be prepared for your certificate. This will be for those who went to Uhuru Peak/Stella Point. After a warm shower the rest of the day is free relaxing and swimming. AFRICAN TRACES will bring your certificate at the evening time and collecting the questioner form plus the medical form.
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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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