Arrival Day in either Arusha or Moshi
On arrival you are personally met at the airport by one of our
representatives and transferred to your chosen hotel in Arusha
or Moshi. In the afternoon there is a full briefing with the climbs
manager and your guide. Dinner is included.
Day 2: Early in the morning after breakfast
you will be briefed about the Mount Kilimanjaro with the guide
before we depart for the Londorossi gate taking about three and
half hours. After all park registration formalities we driving
to the nearby Simba campsite. After lunch we start trekking through
heather and moorland to the first camp (about 1-2 hrs) to Shira
1 camp (3505 m) for dinner and spending the night in tents.
Day 3: After breakfast we continue walking towards
the Shira Hut for lunch 3926 m. The day is spent acclimatizing.
A visit can be made to the Plats Cone on the ridge. Dinner and
overnight at the campsite.
Day 4: In the morning after breakfast we continue
to the east passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As
we continue, our direction changes to south east towards the Lava
Tower. Shortly after reaching the tower we come to the second
junction which divides away to Arrow Glacier and Barranco. We
have now reached an altitude of (4876 m). We now continue down
to the Barranco hut at an altitude of (3860 m). Dinner and camp
Day 5: Barranco Hut (3950 m) to Karanga Valley
Camp (4200 m). The morning starts with a scramble up the almost
vertical Barranco Wall to an altitude of about 4 200m. After lunch
we encourage you to take a rest at this point. Dinner and camp
Day 6: Karanga Valley (4200 m) to Barafu Hut
(4600 m). From here there is no water, so we take care to stock
up as there is no water at Barafu Hut. We recommended that all
climbers familiarize themselves with the camp before dark because
the camp is situated on an exposed and dangerous ridge.
Day 7: An early start for the ascent to the
rim of the Kibo Crater between the Rebmann and Ratzel Glaciers,
four hours from here. A further hour leads to Uhuru Peak (5985
m). Descent is via Barafu Hut for a rest and lunch before we continue
on down to camp at Mweka Hut.
Day 8: After breakfast we continue the descent
(3-4 hours) down to the Mweka Park gate and then drive back to
your hotel for celebrations.
Day 9: Arusha or Moshi
Departure day. If you would like to book additional nights please
inform us as early as possible. We will arrange for you to be
transferred to the airport or you may join a Kili Base Adventure
safari and continue your holiday with us and visit the world famous
game parks of Tanzania.