Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest peak in Africa! Situated south of the equator – in Tanzania – at 19,340 feet, (5895m) this is Africa’s highest mountain and the highest “free standing” mountain in the world. Its permanent glaciers, in tropical Africa, give it its spectacular image and is the greatest reward for heroic climbers whose satisfaction lasts a lifetime.
Mount Kilimanjaro can be the experience of a lifetime! It is a challenge which cannot be taken lightly. Our dedicated team will provide the best possible routes to make your climb safe and comfortable. If this is your first time to challenge Mount Kilimanjaro, take it easy. We create the best itineraries to make your dream come true!
Day 0: Kilimanjaro Airport to Arusha
You will meet our driver(s) at Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO), and transfer you to your hotel or lodge in Arusha.
Day 1:Machame Gate-Machame Camp
After breakfast, meet your driver and mountain guide(s) then drive to Machame Gate. After complete formalities at Machame Gate, you will leave the park gate and walk through the rainforest until you reach the Machame Camp 2835m.
Day 2: Machame camp- Shira Cave Camp
Morning after breakfast, leave Machame to Shira cave camp about 5 km. After lunch you will take a short walk to shira cave. Dinner and overnight at shira cave 3750m.
Day 3: Shira Camp to Barranco Valley
Leave shira cave to Lava tower 4630m amsl for acclimatization. You will reach the junction connecting people from Lemosho route, continue up to Lava tower. After lunch at Lava tower, descend to Barranco camp 3950m amsl for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Baranco Valley camp to Karanga camp
Early in the morning after breakfast, you will conquer Barranco wall which is also known as breakfast. It is somehow technical part of the whole trek you will enjoy hugging and kissing the rocks. After short break on top of Barranco wall, you will continue to Karanga campsite 3995m amsl for lunch, dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Karanga Camp to Barafu camp
After breakfast at Karanga camp, you will continue up to the base camp/ Barafu camp 4,673m amsl. At the base camp, you will rest and enjoy an early dinner to prepare for the summit night..
Day 6: Base camp to Uhuru Peak to Mweka
After light breakfast, you will start your summit journey at 12:00 am. Enjoy your special night by walking slowly slowly (polepole). You might be exhausted on the way up but never give up, just keep on going while drinking frequently. At Stella Point 5,756m you will be able to spend short time drinking tea/hot water. It will take 45 minutes or 1 hour from Stella Point to Uhuru peak. Take your time to celebrate conquering the peak of Africa, enjoy the beautiful sunrise, crater view and glacius. After taking photographs descend to the base camp for short rest, descend to mweka camp 3100m. It will be your last night on the mountain. Hopefully you will get a better night’s sleep due to physical exhaustion
Day 7: Mweka camp to Mweka gate to Arusha
After the last breakfast on the mountain, you will descend about 3 to 4 hours through the rainforest to Mweka Gate to collect your certificates. Our drivers will be waiting for you at Mweka Gate to take you back to to your hotel or lodge in Arusha