This is probably the most beautiful route up Kilimanjaro. It is the route of choice amongst most climbers because it provides spectacular views and a variety of habitats.
All fees payable to KINAPA.
1 guide, 1 cook and 4 porters per person.
All camping equipment (excluding your sleeping bag).
3 meals a day served on the mountain, drinking water and tea/coffee.
Transfers to and from the mountain.
Climb Briefing prior to the hike.
Note - tents are on a shared basis unless requested otherwise.
Personal clothing and equipment.
Accommodations in Moshi.
Sodas/Alcoholic drinks (where available).
On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel for the night stay (a range of hotels are available dependent on your budget). In the evening you will meet your guide and have a Mountain Briefing to prepare you for the climb. You will also be able to hire equipment if required. Dinner at the hotel will be provided followed by an early night.
Machame Gate (1634 m) to Machame Hut (2834 m)
The climb begins at the Machame Gate. After signing in you will enjoy an easy hike through amazing tropical rain forest. You will reach your campsite in the early evening.
Machame Hut (2834 m) to Shira Hut (3749 m)
Departing from the Machame Hut, you will cross the stream and follow the path up the steep rocky ridge to a semi-circular wall of rocks which are famous as Picnic Rock. From here you have excellent views of KiboÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s glaciated dome. You will cross the gorge to reach Shira campsite where you will overnight stay.
Shira Hut (3749 m) to Barranco Hut (3901 m)
From Shira Hut, you will hike up to Lava Tower and then you cross scree slopes and a river valley before going on, down to Barranco Camp via the Great Barranco Wall. Tonight's camp is one of the most eye-catching on the mountain.
Barranco Hut (3901m) to Karanga Valley (3963 m)
From Barranco Hut, you climb up through the edge of great Barranco Wall. It's a difficult, steep trail, but once you reach the top, the views are well meaningful.
Karanga Valley (3963 m) to Barafu Hut (4,600 m)
Today is a shorter hike than the past few days, hiking up over steep rocky slabs to the final campsite, Barafu. You want to get as much rest as possible before the push to the summit.
Barafu Camp (4,600m) to the Summit (5896 m) to Mweka Camp (3100 m)
You will start trekking early before sunrise (1-2 am) as the walk today will take 10-12 hours. The 1,100-meter ascent to Uhuru Peak in just over 3 km will take us about 6-8 hours, as we try to reach the Uhuru Peak to watch the sunrise, over the Rift Valley. After watching the sunrise, you descend down to Mweka Camp which is below the tree line.
Mweka Hut (3100 m) to Mweka Gate (1828 m)
On your final day, we will have a short three hour hike out, walking through the lush forest. We will have lunch and get a automobile at the Mweka park gate and drive back to Moshi or Arusha where you will relax in your hotel. If you wish to carry on your Tanzanian Adventure and go on safari we can arrange this for you.