Day 1: Arrival Kilimanjaro international Airport

Arrival at JRO airport and transfer to your Hotel for Dinner and Overnight Palace hotel.

Day 2: Arusha to LondorossiPark Gate to MtiMkubwa Camp

After breakfast and briefing, drive to Londorossi Park Gate (7,380 ft / 2,250 m, 2.5 hours). From here a forest track requiring a 4WD vehicle leads to Lemosho Glades (7,830 ft / 2,390 m, 11km, 45 minutes) and a possible campsite (park fees are not paid to camp here). Walk along forest trails to MtiMkubwa (big tree) campsite. Meals: BLD Overnight: MtiMkubwa Camp

Day 3: MtiMkubwa Camp to Shira 1 Camp

After breakfast, we continue as the trail gradually steepens and enters the giant heather moorland zone. After several streams are crossed we continue over the Shira Ridge (11,810 ft / 3,600 m) then gently downwards to Shira 1 camp located by a stream on the Shira Plateau. Meals: BLD Overnight: Shira 1 Camp

Day 4: Shira 1 Camp to Shira 2 Camp

After breakfast, a gentle hike across the plateau leads to Shira 2 camp on moorland meadows by a stream. A variety of hikes are available on the Plateau, making this an excellent acclimatization day. Meals: BLD Overnight: Shira 2 Camp

Day 5: Shira 2 Camp to Barranco Hut

From the Shira Plateau we continue to the east, passing the junction near the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our direction changes to the southeast towards the Lava Tower, called the "Shark's Tooth." Shortly after the tower, we come to the second junction which brings us up to the Arrow Glacier (15,997 ft / 4,876 m). We now continue down to the Barranco Hut (12,664 ft / 3,860 m). Although you end the day at the same elevation as when you began, this day is very important for acclimatization. Meals: BLD Overnight: Barranco Hut

Day 6: Barranco Hut to Karanga Hut

After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge passing the Barranco Wall to the KarangaValley campsite (13,780 ft / 4,200 m). Meals: BLD Overnight: KarangaValley Camp

Day 7: Karanga Hut to Barafu Hut

After breakfast, we leave the KarangaValley and pass the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue to the Barafu Hut (15,092 ft / 4,600 m). You have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest, enjoy dinner, and prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo can be seen from our campsite. Meals: BLD Overnight: Barafu Hut

Day 8: Barafu Hut to Summit then Mweka Hut

Waking up very early (midnight to 2 am) we continue our way to the summit of UhuruPeak (19,636 ft / 5,985 m). This part of the climb takes about 6 hours. It can be very cold at night at these elevations, but it will be quite warm by the end of the hiking day. You will want clothing for both extremes with you. At UhuruPeak, we have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. Faster hikers may be able to see the sunrise from the summit. From the summit, we make our descent, continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site (10,171 ft / 3,100 m). This part of the descent takes about 5 hours. You will want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned rest. Beer and soda may be available for purchase at the Mweka Hut. Meals: BLD Overnight: Mweka Hut

Day 9: Mweka Hut to Moshi

After breakfast, we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy). A vehicle will meet you at Mwekavillage to drive you back to your hotel. Don't forget to tip your guides and porters. It is time for celebration! Meals: BL Overnight: MOSHI / ARUSHA HOTEL

Day 10: Transfer to Kilimanjaro airport, B.



Transport from the hotel to the mountain and back to the hotel All airport transfer Sleeping tent and mattresses on the mountain Meals as indicated above (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner) Dining tent on the mountain All park fees, including mountain rescue fees, government taxes and all applicable fees and taxes. Services of a Professional Leading Guide who is medically trained, certified, licensed and English speaking. Services of English-speaking assistant guide (s) and enough number of porters for your luggage, food, and water, and a skilled cook. Flying doctor Drinking Water Hyperbaric chamber


Personal travel insurance International and domestic flight Visas Expenses of a personal nature Tips and Gratuities for guides and porters Sleeping bags, personal day bag and mountain clothing
The pack that the porters carry on Kilimanjaro is limited to 15 kg (35 pounds). Overweight or extra luggage will require an extra porter at $15/day, so weigh your luggage ahead of time. Wrap clothing in waterproof plastic bags. In the day pack, take along water, sunglasses, camera, binoculars, rain pants and jacket at a minimum. Add any other items you might need during the day because you may not see the porters until the end of your trek for that day. Bring double extra sets of batteries as cold weather shortens their life. Carry critical climbing gear on the airplane in case baggage is delayed. You may want to bring some older items of warm clothing as gifts for your guides and porters