DAY 1: Arrive in Tanzania
Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), there will be a pick up private transfer waiting to KILIMANJARO WONDER hotel in Moshi. All airport transfers are the part of the package, no extra fee is required.
We will gather in the evening for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check. We will also confirm you
have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance.
DAY 2: Lemosho Gate - BigTree Camp
The day begins with a long drive to Londrossi Park Gate (2100 m) for registration. Pass through village communities to the trailhead to start hiking on the route along a narrow forest path to reach Mti Mkubwa (Big Tree) campsite (2800 m).
Trekking Time: 2-3 hours ⎟Distance: 5 km⎟Altitude Gain: 411 m.
DAY 3: Big Tree Camp - Shira Hut 1
Leaving the forest, the trail gets steeper as it enters the moorland zone towards the valley.
A gentle grade walk takes you across the high altitude Shira Caldera past Shira Cave (views of Arrow glacier) at 3500 m and then gently downwards to Shira Hut 1 located near a stream on the Shira Plateau.
Trekking Time: 3 hours ⎟Distance: 8 km⎟Altitude Gain: 719 m.
DAY 4: Shira Hut 1 - Shira Hut 2
A gentle hike across the plateau within the moorland meadow takes you to Shira Hut 2 for the afternoon and overnight.
Many hikes are available on the Plateau, making this a great day for acclimatization.
Trekking Time: 3 hours ⎟Distance: 7 km⎟Altitude Gain: 321 m
DAY 5: Shira Hut 2 - Barranco Camp
Walking now on high moorland, the landscape changes the entire character of the trek. Traverse the southwest side of Kilimanjaro, passing underneath the Lava Tower and the final section of the Western Breach to reach Barranco camp (3900 m). The day has been spent at altitude (up to 4600 m), but you will have followed the mountaineering code of ‘walk high, sleep low’ to avoid altitude sickness by aiding your bodies in acclimatization.
Trekking Time: 6-7 hours ⎟Distance: 10 km⎟Altitude Gain: 60 m
DAY 6: BarrancoCamp -Karanga Valley
Start the day by descending into the start of the Great Barranco, a huge ravine. Then exit steeply, up what has been termed the Breakfast Wall, which divides you from the southeastern slopes of Kibo. It is a climb over rocks, although not technical. Passing underneath the Heim and Kersten glaciers, head towards the Karanga Valley (4000 m) for overnight.
Trekking Time: 4-6 hours ⎟Distance: 5 km⎟Altitude Gain: 100 m
DAY 7: Karanga Valley - Barafu Camp
The day is characterized by a short hike on terrain formed by scree. Walk through arid land towards Barafu Camp (4600 m) where you have the entire afternoon to rest before ascending towards the summit.
Trekking Time: 2-4 hours ⎟Distance: 4 km⎟Altitude Gain: 600 m
DAY 8: Barafu Camp - Uhuru Peak - Millennium Camp
We avoid walking too long in the heat of the sun today by starting around midnight, walking steeply upwards to the summit glaciers. You will be climbing scree for 5 to 6 hours but you gain incredible height over a short distance. The views are spectacular. You should be on the crater rim at Stella Point (5750 m)
as the first rays of the sun emerged. Spectacular ice cliffs within the crater surround you and the views of Mawenzi peak and beyond are breathtaking. Another hour’s walk takes you to your goal, the summit of Uhuru (5896 m), the highest point; Uhuru means freedom in Swahili.
Trekking Time: 6-8 hours ⎟Distance: 7 km⎟Altitude Gain: 1296 m
After a quick celebration and photos at the top, you will begin the descent by returning to Stella Point and then descending on scree slope back to Barafu Camp for breakfast and a short rest before finally heading down to Millennium Camp (3000 m) for a well-earned rest. On the descent, you will have fabulous views of the plains and Mawenzi peak.
Trekking Time: 6-8 hours ⎟Distance: 12 km⎟Altitude Loss: 2896 m
DAY 9: Millennium Camp �" Moshi
A gentle trek takes you down through the rainforest to the Mweka Gate (1640 m), where
park formalities will be completed, you will be met by our vehicles, and receive your certificate of ascent courtesy of the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority. Thereafter, drive back to the Hotel in Moshi where you can treat yourself to a well-earned shower and a cold beer or two.
Trekking Time: 4-5 hours ⎟Distance: 10 km⎟Altitude Loss: 1360 m
DAY 10: Departure day in Tanzania
We will transfer you from the hotel to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) where you will fly back home.if you will have more time you can extend your tour to wildlife safari in northern circuit to Serengeti , Ngorongoro, Tarangire, Manyara and Zanzibar, but additional cost will be required.