Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, 5,895 meters (19,340 ft.), dominates the northeastern marches of Tanzania. We will follow the Machame Route up the mountain to utilize the private camp sites as well as ensure our climb high sleep low principle to maximum effect. The climb begins through the Verdant forest of the lower slopes where we will spend the night at our private camp. With an early start our team will cross valleys and streams as we climb onto the moorland of the Shira Plateau.
The following day we will be offered spectacular views of the Barranco Valley with overnight at the Barranco Camp. From here we will ascend up the Barranco Wall with stunning views across the ridge to the Karanga Valley. The next day we have a short walk to Barafu camp where we will stage before out summit attempt. We will make our summit attempt early the next morning and watch the sunrise atop Uhuru Peak and the top of Africa. This all inclusive climb is conducted with the highest level of comfort and safety on the mountain.
Day 1: Arrive into Arusha where you are met by your guide before transferring to the hotel. We will have a climb brief and gear review session at the hotel to ensure adequate equipment.
Day 2: Today we will transfer to the Machame gate and begin out climb up to Machame Camp.
Day 3: From Machame Camp (3,000m) we continue to climb up to Shira Camp through the Verdant Forest and into the Heather Zone.
Day 4: With an early morning we depart Shira Camp (3,840m) and climb up to the Lava Tower and then descend back to Barranco Camp at (3,950m)
Day 5: From Barranco we ascend up the Barranco Wall and then traverse around to Karanga camp situated at (3,963m). Today is a half day hike where we will spend time practicing the rest step on the scree slopes to aid on our summit day.
Day 6: Today is a half day walk to Barafu (4,600m) where we will stage for our summit attempt.
Day 7: SUMMIT DAY – We will depart camp around midnight reaching Stella Point before sunrise. We have a short traverse to the Uhuru Peak (5,896m) before descending back to Barafu for lunch and then onto Mweka Camp for the evening.
Day 8-9: Final descent to Mweka Gate and then transferred to Arusha for an overnight at the hotel. We will have a private transfer the next day to the airport for all departing guests.
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