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 hotel or lodge in Arusha.
Day 1: Londorossi Gate to Mti mkubwa camp
After registration at Londrosi Gate 2100m amsl, drive to lemosho starting point. You will spend 3 hours hiking through the rainforest to Mti Mkubwa camp 2750m amsl.
Day 2:Mti Mkubwa camp to Shira 1 camp .
After breakfast you will leave Mti Mkubwa camp to Shira 1 camp 3610 m amsl. As we ascend through the lush rolling hills and cross several streams, we reach the Shira Ridge before dropping gently down to Shira 1 camp
Hiking time: 5/6 hours
Day 3:Shira 1 camp to Shira 2 camp .
After breakfast you will leave Shira 1 camp to Shira 2 camp 3850m amsl.
Hiking time: 6/7 hours
Day 4:Shira 2 Camp to Barranco Valley
Leave shira two (2) camp to Lava tower 4630m amsl for acclimatization. You will reach the junction connecting people from Machame route, continue up to Lava tower. After lunch at Lava tower, descend to Barranco camp 3950m amsl for dinner and overnight. Hiking time: 6 hours.
Day 5: 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 6: Karanga Camp to Barafu camp
After breakfast, leave Karanga to Barafu camp 4,673m amsl. It takes 4 hours hiking to Barafu camp (BaseCamp). You will reach Barafu camp early to get ready for summit night.
Day 7: Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp
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 8 :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 hotel or lodge in Arusha.