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Mt. Kilimanjaro Hike Trip

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Itinerary

Day 1: Machame Gate

Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
After breakfast, you will be collected and taken to the Kilimanjaro National Park – 1 hour drive. While your guide is registering, you can watch the mountain team preparing – it is always impressive ‘what’ and particularly ‘how’ everything is carried up the mountain. Once this is all packed up, your adventure will begin; after a few minutes you will be deep within the forest with ancient trees, ferns, mosses and black and white colobus monkeys frolicking in the treetops. After 5 – 6 hours you will reach – Machame Camp –situated just above the forest line at 3000m. Arriving here, the porters have already set up your tents and warm water for washing is ready.


Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Machame Campsite

Day 2: Machame Camp (3010m) – Shira Camp (3845m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
After an early morning start, the path steepens and the vegetation changes into a moorland with shrubs such as hardy Ericas. Today’s stage is shorter than the previous day and by mid-afternoon, you will arrive at the campsite at the Shira Plateau. From the camp you will have breath-taking views of the mountain and evening light on the rock face and glacier of Kibo as the sun sets. 
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Shira Camp

Day 3: Shira Camp – Lava Tower Hut (4640m) – Barranco Camp (3950m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Today will be a day for ups and downs. You will ascend almost 700m but descend again after reaching the imposing Lava Tower (4640m). This will help with acclimatisation as you will reach a height of over 4 500m. You will move through different vegetation zones. After reaching Lava Tower the path traverses Barranco Valley dotted with the weird-looking senecios. Barranco Camp is reached after 6 – 7 hours. Considered the most beautiful camp on the mountain, the camp is situated just below the imposing Barranco Wall. Rest and refuel tonight.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Barranco Camp

Day 4: Barranco Camp (3960m) – Barafu Camp (4640m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
The first section of today’s route is to scale the ‘Barranco Wall’. Use your hands and feet.  Safety is paramount and you will be secured if necessary, but it looks more daunting than it actually is. The trail continues with many up and down sections, crossing a few streams, winding and climbing stopping for lunch in the Karanga Valley. After lunch there will be another 2 – 3 hours climb before you reach Barafu Camp (4640m). Tonight, drink a lot of fluids, try to eat and go to bed early to rest enough before tomorrow’s summit trek
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Barafu Camp

Day 5: Barafu Camp – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Mweka Camp (3080m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
You will be woken in the midnight hours with a cup of tea and a biscuit. Dressed warmly and geared with a headlight and your daypack you will set off in the darkness. After 5 – 7 hours of ‘pole pole’, you will reach the rim of the crater, Stella Point. Another one to two hours of going slowly along the crater’s edge and you will arrive at the summit – Uhuru Peak (5895m). Looking down over the surrounding landscape below in the early morning light, will make you feel on top of the world. You have now reached the ‘Roof of Africa’. The descent should be easy but dusty, as the volcanic ash will now have defrosted. Returning on the same route you should arrive at Barafu Camp within a few hours where the porters are waiting with food and tea. Resting for an hour or two, you will continue down to reach Mweka Camp (3080m) for your overnight stay.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Rest at Mweka Camp for a couple of hours, then awoken at midnight to summit the Roof Top of Africa.

Day 6: Mweka Camp (3080m) – Mweka Gate (1630m) – Moshi Last day on the mountain.

Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
After breakfast, the crew will celebrate your achievement with a traditional song as part of their farewell ceremony. You will present them with their tips. Setting off and descending into the moist green forest, it should take about three hours to reach the gate. Back to Moshi. There you can revive yourself and celebrate your achievement.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: descent begins and 3 hours later its job well done and you've achieved one of your bucket listings..
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Important Information
Departure Point
Mount Kilimanjaro, Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Traveler pickup is offered

Airports

  • Kilimanjaro Airport, Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania
Duration
6 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 6x Breakfast
  • 5x Dinner
  • 5x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 6 nights
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
Exclusions
  • sleeping bags, Gratuities, Soda/alcohol, insurance, Visa fees, airfare, Laundry, meals in Moshi town
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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  • Duration: 6 days
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