Day 1: We will pick you up at your hotel and leave Arusha at 8:30 a.m. for the mountain entrance – Londoros Gate at 2,100 meters (6,890 feet). The starting point is about 40 minutes from the main entrance. Begin trekking through the rainforest with some steep areas. We spend the night at Mti Mkubwa Campsite, which is at 2,250 meters (7,382 feet). Distance 7km.
Day 2: We start walking toward Shira I Campsite, which is at 3500 meters (11,482 feet) to Shira 11 campsite 3,850m(12631 ft). It is a long day – 7 to 8 hours of walking, and it is very steep. We will arrive in the saddle area between Kibo Peak and Shira Plateau. We camp overnight at Shira I1 campsite.Distance 17km.
Day 3: We hike to Lava Tower at 4600 meters (15,092 feet). It takes about 3 to 4 hours to reach the Lava Tower. From here, we descend to Baranco Campsite after staying awhile to acclimatize. It takes about another 2 to 3 hours to reach Baranco. We camp overnight at Baranco at 3950 meters (12,959 feet). Distance 10km.
Day 4: Via Baranco wall, we will walk to Karanga Campsite at 3930 meters (12,894 feet). It is a short day but very steep and takes between 3 to 4 hours. We camp overnight at Karanga Campsite. Distance 4km.
Day 5: This is also a short but difficult day – we walk for 3 to 4 hours to Barafu Campsite at 4,600 meters (16,092 feet). We will arrive at Barafu early so there will be enough time to rest before the midnight hike to Uhuru Peak at 5895 meters (19,341 feet). We walk to the peak in 5 to 6 hours.
Before reaching Uhuru Peak, we will pass Stella at 5732 meters (18,806 feet) around sunrise. After reaching the peak we descend back to Barafu Campsite to rest. Distance 5km to uhuru peak from Barafu
Day 6: From here we descend to Mweka Campsite at 3,100 meters (10,171 feet). This takes about 4 to 5 hours. We camp overnight at Mweka Campsite. Distance 7km.
Day 7: We walk back through the rainforest to Mweka Gate (1,800 meters/5,906 feet) where you will be met by a Diamond Glacier Adventures Officer, collect your certificates from the Gate clerk, have lunch, celebrate for reaching THE TOP OF AFRICA “UHURU PEAK” Distance 10km,then drive back to Arusha.
- Two nights’ accommodation in Arusha or Moshi hotels on bed
- Three meals a day on the mountain
- Rescue fees if necessary
- Transport to and from the mountain
- Camping or hut fees
- Park fees
- Rescue fee if necessary
- Tents for camping
- Salaries for the professional mountain guides, the porters and the cook
- Oxygen Tank for emergency
- Clean boiled and Treated water
- Hygienic mobile camping toilet
- Airport transfers
- Certificate signed with chief guide and Kilimanjaro Park management
- Souvenir from DGA
- Mt Kilimanjaro t shirt.
- Sleeping Mattress in the tent
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