• Arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport and transfer to a hotel near the
    Machame Park Gate.
  • 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
    forest edge


    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