For 6-DAYS ROUTE, simply exclude the KARANGA CAMPING DAY for aclimatization to BARAFU CAMP though exhausting.
Day 1 – StartingPoint Lemosho (2385m) – BigTree Camp (2780m)(walking hours 2-3)
In the morning, you will be collected from your hotel and taken to Londorossi Gate at 2250m – a 2½-hour drive away.After registration by the National Park authorities. A further 15 km drive follows over a bumpy track into the dense rainforest to the drop off point where your trek begins. You will follow a moderately steep track, which leads you through an amazing and unspoilt natural forest until the Big Tree Camp (2780m). This camp is approx. 2½ hours away and is your destination for today. This region is home to wild game, such as elephants and buffaloes. For better safety, an armed ranger will eventually accompany you on your trek up to the Shira plateau of the Kilimanjaro. Overnight stay in tents.
Day 2 Big Tree Camp (2780m) – Shira Camp 2 (3900m)
when done with tea,long trek starts which passes through the rainforest. As one climbs, the forest gradually thins out and the landscape turns again into a heath and moorland where the plants of Erica and Lobelia start to dominate the landscape. You will cross the Shira Ridge (ca. 3600m) and after 4 to 5 hours of trekking, you will reach the Shira Camp 1.you will stop for lunch, relax for a while and enjoy the fantastic views of Mt Meru and the Rift Valley. For the last part of the climb (approximately 3 hrs), you will climb another 250 meters in altitude. The landscape will once change again; your will walk on ground that once was a lava flow and just before reaching Shira Camp 2, you will pass the giant Senecias that can grow to almost 9 meters in height. At Shira Camp 2, you will camp for the night and with a little luck, enjoy the wonderful view of the Kibo summit in a warm evening sun.
Day 3 Shira Camp 2 (3900m) – Lava Tower – Barranco Camp (3960m)
climbing of approximately 700m starts but you will camp the next night at an elevation only slightly higher than the previous night. This will allow your body to acclimatise, as a height of over 4500m will be reached before descending again. In doing so, you will be able to see how your body reacts to such an altitude. The trek begins with a long ascent above the Shira Plateau in the direction of the Lava Tower Hut (4640m). The vegetation becomes more sparse as the landscape moves toward an afro-alpine desert. The climb passes through the spacious and sweeping Barranco Valley with its giant Senecias and Lobelia plants. After 6 – 7 hours walking, you will arrive at perhaps the most beautiful camp on the Kilimanjaro- the Barranco Camp for overnight.
Day 4 Barranco Camp (3960m) – Karanga Camp (4035m)
after breakfast a walk starts with full of up(ascents) and downs(descents)trekking. Shortly after the start, you will tackle the steepest part of the entire route – the Barranco Wall. Every now and then hands shall be needed to surpot steep walls walks- fears not,Safety is paramount and your guide will secure you with a safety line whenever necessary. After that, you will walk along the mountain ridge with a fantastic view of the southern glacier of Kibo as well as an amazing sight of the Kibo summit. Walking time will be 3 to 4 hours.
Day 5 Karanga Camp (4035m) – Barafu Camp (4640m).(walking hours 3-4)
This comes after breakfast,You will walk along a trail that passes through the afro-alpine dessert until you reach the destination of today – the Barafu Camp is situated at an altitude of 4640 meters. After evening meal, you can relax and take an early night in preparation for tomorrow’s early climb.
Day 6 Barafu Camp – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Mweka Camp (3080m).(walking hours 11-14 )
After a hot tea and a light snack, the climb begins at midnight in which you will climb the scree and ash paths of the Kibo by torchlight. After 5-7hrs climbing at night, you will arrive at Stella Point, the crater rim of the Kilimanjaro. Another 1 – 2 hrs climb along the crater ridge will lead you to the summit of Uhuru Peak (5895m). From “Africa’s Roof”, you will be able to see the surrounding summits and landscape being lit up and warmed by the suns first rays – a truly liberating experience. After having a short break and taking many pictures, you will return to Camp Barafu just before midday where the rest of the climbing crew is waiting for you. Upon your return, you will have a warm meal and a well-deserved break of 1 – 2 hrs before you will hike back to the Camp Mweka (3080m) which is approx. 3 hours away. At Camp Mweka, you will have an evening meal followed by a relaxing evening and a good night’s sleep.
Day 7 Mweka Camp (3080m) – Mweka Gate (1630m) – Moshi.(walking hours 2-3)
The final leg of your adventure begins after breakfast, a gentle descent follows through the rainforest to Mweka Gate where your driver waits for you and takes you back to your hotels in Arusha via moshi town for lunch. Once at mwekka you will do some paper work for certificates rewarding.
Supplements applicable when electing to spend the post-summit night in the crater and complete an optional crater excursion the following morning
-Discounts applicable for climbers not requiring our airport transfers and also not requiring Arusha accommodation before and after the climb
-Number of people on your climb booking, and price per person in US Dollars
Trek price includes:
-Transfer to and from the base of the mountain
-Full board accommodation in tents whilst on the trek.
-1 nights hotel accommodations in Arusha before and after the trek.
-All park entrance fees to include government taxes
-Service of an English speaking professional Mountain guide on the mountain, porters and skilled cook/s
-Return airport transfers from/to Kilimanjaro Airport or Nairobi Return Shutle transfers.