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Day 1 Londorosi gate to Mti Mkubwa(Big Tree Camp)


Altitude gained:396m

Starting point:Lemosho Glades:2389m/7838ft,Mti Mkubwa:2785m/9137ft


For the first day we will leave the hotel early in the morning and drive to Londorosi Gate for registrstion.We will then drive to Lemosho Glades (2389m) where you will start the 3-4 hrs trek through the unspoiled rainforest to Big Tree camp(2785m) where we will have dinner and stay overnight.




Day 2 Mti Mkubwa Camp to Shira One Camp

Ditance 7.9 kilometers 5.0 miles

Altitude gained:719m

Mti mkubwa camp:2785m/9137ft to Shira 1 campsite 3504m11,496ft

Today the trek will take 6-7 hours with a gain of altitude of approximately 719m. Lunch will be served within an exciting valley just outside the Shira crater at 3004m. After lunch we’ll go across the rim into the Shira Caldera which filled from lava from Kibo. We will camp and have dinner at Shira One camp (3504m).

Day 3 Shira One to Shira Hut

Distance:6.9km (10.11kmvia the Cathedral Peak)

Altitude gained:391m

Shira 1campsite3504m/11496ft to Shira hut campsite:3895m/12779ft via Cathedral Peak 3862m/12671ft



Today we have a 6-7 hour walk East across the Shira Plateau. This brings use to Shira Two camp via Shira Cathedral  peak at 3862m. Shira Two is at a height of around 3895m where we will camp and have dinner.

Day 4 Shira hut to Barranco Via Lava Tower Rock


Distance :10.1 km to Barranco Hut

Distance:6.7km to Lava Tower Tower

altitude gained:732m to lava tower rock

Altitude lost:641 Descent to Barranco Valley

shira  hut:3895m/12779ft via lava Tower:4627m/15180ft to Barranco hut 3986m/13077ft



Today consists of going over a ridge at 4627m or 4600m over the Lava Tower which offers invaluable altitude acclimatization. From here we have a further 5-6 hour trek as we drop down though the Barranco Valley to the camp beside Barranco Wall at 3986m where we will camp and have dinner. The walk today takes between 8-10 hours.

Day 5 Barranco Hut to Karanga Upper Camp


Altitude gained:48m

Barranco hut:3986m/13077ft, Karranga upper camp:4034m/13235ft

After an early breakfast, we will start by climbing up Barranco Wall which gives us an altitude gain of 300m. We continue our trek for 5-6 hours, crossing ridges and valleys to Karanga Upper camp (4034m) where we will have our lunch. In the afternoon we will have an optional altitude acclimatizing trek up the scree slopes.

Day 6 Karanga Upper valley to Barafu Huts


Altitude gained:628m

Karanga Upper Valley:4034m/13235ft,Barafu Hts:4662m/15295ft

After breakfast we will have about 2-4 hours trekking to an altitude of 4600m. At the camp we can either take an afternoon rest or acclimatization until midnight when our trek to the summit will commence.

Day 7 Barafu Huts to Uhuru Peak via Stella Point descent to Mweka Hut /Millenium Camp

Ascent Distance:4.86km

Descent Altitude:11.5km

Atlitude gained:123m

Alitude lost:2789m

Barafu hut:4662m/15295ft,Stella point:5745m/18848ft,Uhuru Peak:5895m/19341ft,Millenium hut:3827m/12556ft,Mweka Hut:3106m/10191ft

We rise very early at around midnight to start the ascent up to the crater rim through the scree slopes to Stella Point, then to the highest point in Africa, Uhuru Peak. Stella Point is located at 5745m around the crater rim . It is worth wearing several layers of thermal clothes before starting the trek to the summit. After enjoying the amazing views on Kilimanjaro’s summit, we will trek downwards via Stella Point and the scree slopes back to Barafu camp for some hours rest before heading to Millennium camp located at 3827m. This is the hardest day for the trekkers to have ever experienced, which involves ascents and descents taking around 13-15 hours. We will camp and have dinner at Millennium camp.



  High altitude including steep rock terain

Day 8 Mweka hut to Mweka Gate


Altitude lost:1473m

Mweka hut:3106m/10190ft,Mweka Gate:1633/5358ft

We leave the camp early in the morning and trek downwards to Mweka Gate via Mweka camp (3106m). The path from Millennium camp takes us through where heather grows, and the path is dusty. It takes about an hour to Mweka camp. The dusty path continues for some time before entering a heavy rainforest that takes us to the gate where we will have a picnic lunch, certificate presentation and photos before heading to the hotel where you will have dinner and stay overnight. It will take us 4-5 hours from Mweka camp to Mweka Gate (1633m).



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