Day 1: Machame Gate to Machame Camp

  • Begin the trek at Machame Gate (1,800 meters).
  • Complete park registration and start hiking through the dense rainforest.
  • Ascend steadily to Machame Camp (3,010 meters).
  • Approximate hiking time: 5-7 hours.

Day 2: Machame Camp to Shira Camp

  • Continue ascending through the rainforest, entering the heath and moorland zone.
  • Pass through the iconic `Giant`s Valley` and `Shira Plateau.`
  • Reach Shira Camp (3,845 meters), offering panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.
  • Approximate hiking time: 4-6 hours.

Day 3: Shira Camp to Barranco Camp via Lava Tower

  • Ascend to Lava Tower (4,630 meters) for acclimatization, then descend to Barranco Camp.
  • Pass through the alpine desert, enjoying stunning views of the Western Breach and the Barranco Wall.
  • Reach Barranco Camp (3,960 meters) nestled below the imposing Barranco Wall.
  • Approximate hiking time: 6-7 hours.

Day 4: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

  • Climb the Barranco Wall, a challenging but exhilarating ascent.
  • Traverse the alpine desert terrain towards Karanga Camp (3,995 meters).
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the Southern Icefields and the summit.
  • Rest and acclimatize at Karanga Camp.
  • Approximate hiking time: 3-4 hours.

Day 5: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

  • Trek across rocky ridges and scree slopes, ascending to Barafu Camp (4,640 meters).
  • Barafu is the base camp for the summit attempt and offers sweeping views of Mawenzi and Kibo Peaks.
  • Rest and prepare for the summit push.
  • Final briefing with your guide.
  • Early dinner and early bedtime.
  • Approximate hiking time: 3-4 hours.

Day 6: Summit Day (Uhuru Peak) and Descent to Mweka Camp

  • Begin the summit attempt around midnight, climbing through the darkness using headlamps.
  • Reach Stella Point (5,685 meters) at dawn, then continue to Uhuru Peak (5,895 meters).
  • Celebrate your achievement at the highest point in Africa.
  • Descend back to Barafu Camp for a short rest and refreshments.
  • Continue descending to Mweka Camp (3,100 meters).
  • Approximate hiking time: 12-14 hours to summit, 4-6 hours descent.

Day 7: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate and Departure

  • Descend through the lush rainforest to Mweka Gate (1,640 meters).
  • Complete park exit formalities.
  • Transfer back to your hotel in Moshi or Arusha.
  • Celebrate your successful climb with a farewell dinner.
  • Overnight at your hotel.
  • Departure the following day.

Inclusions:

  • Park fees: Entry fees, camping fees, and rescue fees payable to Kilimanjaro National Park authorities.
  • Experienced guides: Professional mountain guides who are knowledgeable about the route, safety procedures, and high-altitude trekking.
  • Porters: Porters to carry equipment, tents, food, and personal belongings during the trek.
  • Accommodation: Tents for camping along the route. Some packages may include accommodation in hotels or lodges before and after the trek.
  • Meals: All meals during the trek, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Special dietary requirements may be accommodated upon request.
  • Drinking water: Filtered or purified water during the trek. It`s important to stay hydrated at high altitudes.
  • Equipment: Camping equipment such as sleeping tents, dining tents, sleeping pads, and cooking utensils.
  • Safety equipment: Emergency first aid kit, oxygen tanks, and communication devices carried by guides.
  • Airport transfers: Transfers between Kilimanjaro International Airport and your hotel in Moshi or Arusha.

Exclusions:

  • International flights: The price typically does not include flights to and from Kilimanjaro International Airport.
  • Visa fees: Entry visa fees for Tanzania, if applicable.
  • Travel insurance: Personal travel insurance covering medical expenses, trip cancellation, and evacuation in case of emergencies.
  • Personal expenses: Any additional expenses such as souvenirs, tips for guides and porters, extra snacks, and beverages.
  • Equipment rental: Rental fees for personal gear such as trekking poles, sleeping bags, and warm clothing.
  • Accommodation before and after the trek: Accommodation in Moshi or Arusha before and after the climb may not be included.
  • Optional activities: Costs associated with optional activities such as safari tours, cultural visits, or extra days for acclimatization.