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3 Hours Before Flight Time
Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport to be picked up, taken to your hotel.
The drive from Moshi to the Mount Kilimanjaro National Park Gate takes about 2 hours. The journey passes through the village of Sanya Juu, which is located on the lower slopes of the mountain. Once you reach the starting point, porters will be seen arranging their packs containing the food and other equipment. Make sure that you have all your day pack items with you as the porters travel very quickly. The guides will be pleased to assist with any additional Information. You now trek through the main forest on a winding trail to the first camp, which is located at an altitude of 2250 meters. Lower down, the trail can be muddy and slippery. Gaiters and trekking poles are good idea here. You continue a short distance until you reach the Mti Mkubwa Camp, rest and enjoy your dinner and overnight. You have now reached an altitude of 2250 meters.
Dinner and overnight stay at MTIMKUBWA CAMPSITE.
After Breakfast, you leave the forest to continue on an ascending path crossing through the Heather and Moorland up to Shira 1 Camp at 3500 meters. Time for rest.
Dinner and overnight at SHIRA 1 CAMPSITE.
After Breakfast, you leave the Heather to continue on an ascending path, through the Moorland, until the end of the trek. Time for rest.
Dinner and overnight at the SHIRA 2/SHIRA CAMPSITE.
From the Shira Plateau, you continue to the east, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As you continue, your direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the “Shark’s Tooth”.
You now continue down to the Barranco Camp at an altitude of 3,860meters. Here you rest, enjoy dinner and overnight.
Dinner and overnight stay at BARRANCO CAMPSITE.
After Breakfast, you leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge passing the Barranco Wall, through the Karanga Valley (4200m), and the junction that connects with the Mweka Trail. You continue to the Barafu Hut, which is located at an altitude of 4600 meters. You have completed the Southern Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here you camp, rest enjoy dinner and prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are to be seen from this position.
Dinner and overnight stay at BARAFU CAMPSITE.
Early morning at around 12:00a.m, you continue your way to the summit of Uhuru Peak at 5985metres via the Stella point. This part of the climb takes about 6 hours. It can be bitterly cold at night at these elevations, but it will be quite warm by the end of the hiking day. You will want clothing for both extremes with you. At Uhuru Peak, you have reached the highest point of Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa.
Faster hikers will see the sunrise from the summit. You now make your descend continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut Campsite at 3100meters. This part of the descend takes about 5hours. You will want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. Later in the evening, you enjoy your last dinner on the mountain and a well earned sleep.
Dinner and overnight stay at MWEKA CAMPSITE.
After Breakfast, you continue the descend down to the Mweka Park Gate, at lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. A vehicle will meet you at the Mweka gate to drive you back to the Hotel in Moshi.
Transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport.