Your flight should arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), Your flight should arrive at Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA), Your flight should arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA)
Game drive transport is by open-sided, pop-up roof 4x4 vehicle
Airport transfer is by open-sided, pop-up roof 4x4 vehicle
Meet your driver at Kilimanjaro International Airport and drive to your hotel in Arusha for lunch/dinner and relaxation after the long flight. Depending on your program, your mountain guide will meet you in the hotel for briefing and equipment checking.
Accommodation: Tulia Hotel & Spa
Arusha to Machame Gate to Machame Camp 2650m.You will be picked up from your hotel in Arusha to Machame Gate. After completing the necessary registration formalities at the gate, spend your time taking photos and changing your clothes if necessary while waiting for the climbing permit. After obtaining the permit, your adventure starts from the rainforest where you might see Blue Monkeys, Hartlaub’s Turaco, and Impatiens Kilimanjaro. Stop for lunch halfway to fuel up for the remaining hours of hiking to the camp. After arriving at Machame camp, you will be welcomed by our friendly team, the waiter will provide you with hot water for washing up, tea/coffee with popcorn to regain your energy while waiting for your first dinner on Kilimanjaro Mountain.
Hiking time: 5hours Hiking distance 11 km
Machame Camp to Shira Cave Camp 3750 m. Wake up earlier in the morning for your first breakfast on the mountain, start your second day leaving the rainforest, and ascend through heather and open moorland. Experience walking over the rocky ridge on the Shira Plateau until you reach the highest point of the day, from there you can see the campsite below. After registration at the camp, you will be supplied with hot water for washing, cups of tea/coffee with popcorn, and start the very short walk to Shira cave before dinner time.
Hiking time: 6hours Hiking distance 5 km
Shira Cave to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp 3900 m. The morning after your heavy breakfast, start your day walking to Barranco Camp through the lava tower. Leave the camp and walk slowly until you reach the junction connecting people from the Lemosho route a few hours before arriving at the lava tower 4600 m camp where you can take your lunch. The Lava Tower is a volcanic rock that was formed by volcanic activity many years ago, this is the acclimatization point for people going overnight at Barranco Camp. After lunch at the lava tower, descend to Barranco camp for dinner and overnight.
Hiking time and distance from Shira Cave to lava tower: 4hours, 7km Hiking time and distance from lava tower to Barranco camp: 2 hours, 3km
Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp. Wake up early in the morning, then after breakfast starts hiking the Barranco wall which is also known as breakfast. The Barranco Wall is somehow a technical part of the whole trek where you experience hugging and kissing some rocks. After one hour, we reach the top of the Barranco wall where we take a short break before continuing with our journey to Karanga Camp for Lunch. After lunch, we spent four (4) more hours hiking to Barafu Camp. On arrival, check-in and spend your time resting until dinner. Today you will get your dinner earlier to give yourself enough time for resting. Your guides will meet for a summit briefing before you go to sleep. Carefully listen and follow the advice from your guides for a successful summit.
Hiking time: 4hours Hiking distance 6km
Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak 5895 to Mweka Camp.Today you wake up early around 11 pm for summit preparation and breakfast. Unlike other days your breakfast will be very early and light. After breakfast, we start our summit journey around 12.00. The might ascent of 1,300m and about 7 hours trek to the summit at 5895 meters and after that descend for 2,600m,6 to 7 hours trek to the Mweka campsite (3400m) above Mweka gate. This is a long hard day but you feel absolutely delighted when you have done it!
Barafu Camp (4550 m) to Uhuru peak (5895 m) to Mweka camp (3100 m).
Hiking Time: 8 hours to Uhuru peak. 7/8 hours descend to Mweka.
Mweka camp to Mweka gate to Arusha. After the last breakfast on the mountain, you will descend about 10 km, 3hours through the rainforest to Mweka Gate, on arrival you will check out and your guide will collect your certificates and be ready to drive back to your hotel in Arusha for a shower and celebrations.