- Arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport and transfer to a hotel near the
Machame Park Gate.
MACHAME CAMP (9,000′)
From the Machame Park Gate start the hike through the Montane
Forest; it will take about 6 hours to reach our camp on the upper
ABOVE EAST SHIRA PLATEAU (12,300′)
The hike today will be about
5 hours. Ascend to the Machame route climbing above the old Shira Hut.
Camp will be in the upper heath zone.
Horombo Hut (3,700 m) – Zebra Rocks (3,980 m) – Horombo Hut (3,700 m)
A hike of about 6 hours will take us
up to 14,000 feet just below Lava Tower and then back down to the
camp in the Great Barranco Valley. The views of the Great Breach Wall
are better from this camp than anywhere on the mountain.
KARANGA VALLEY (13,000’)
The 3 hr hike today climbs out of
the Barranco Valley and ascends to over 14,000 feet. The traverse
under the glaciers of the southern slopes of Kilimanjaro before we
descend into Karanga Valley for the night.
BARAFU CAMP (15,500′)
Traverse from Karanga valley and have
close-up views of the mountain’s Southern Glaciers. Traverse for a
couple of hours before we begin at 1,600 foot ascent to Barafu Hut.
MWEKA CAMP (10,500′)
Summit day. Start ascent to the summit
(19,340′) very early in the morning while it is still dark. This will
allow time to be near the crater rim as the morning sun is rising.
After taking in the view from Uhuru Peak then begin the long descent
back to Barafu Hut and on down to Mweka Hut.
- A final morning’s descent of 4,50
COST PER PERSON USD1760