- Afromontane Forest, Shira Plateau,
Glacial Valleys & Alpine Deserts,
Views of Mawenzi, Ascent of Kibo &
possible views of Kibo Caldera &
Ash Pit, Glaciers & the Roof of
On arrival you are personally met
by one of our representatives and
transferred to Arusha to a well appointed
hotel. In the afternoon there is a
full briefing with the Climbs Manager
and your guide.
Dinner & overnight The
Day 2 Kilimanjaro / Machame
After breakfast you depart by road
to Kilimanjaro. At the gate your crew
finalise packing and after finishing
with formalities you start off from
Machame gate. Today's hiking is through
verdant afromontane forest to Machame
Camp with picnic lunch en route. Look
out for pretty endemic flora and gradation
of forest zones!
Overnight Machame Camp (Full
3 Kilimanjaro / Shira
From Machame Camp you hike to Shira
Camp. The first section is relatively
steep and altitude is gained rapidly.
A picnic lunch is taken on trail today.
The zone you pass through today is
known as the Heath Zone where attractive
Helichrysum and Lobelia plants become
apparent. Various geologic features
can be seen today from lava tubes
to glacial valleys.
Overnight Shira Camp (Full
4 Kilimanjaro / Barranco
Today is a 'walk high sleep low' day.
You ascend into alpine desert and
for those feeling strong you can even
head up to Lava Tower before descending
to Barranco Camp. Lunch is taken as
a picnic lunch en route. This is a
long day but note that the next time
you head to this altitude is in two
days time - great acclimatisation
Overnight Barranco Camp (Full
5 Kilimanjaro / Karanga
From Barranco Camp, famous for its
giant groundsels (senecio species),
you ascend the Barranco Wall and hike
glacial valleys to Karanga Camp -
seen from here the glaciers are at
their most spectacular - vast sheets
of cold crystal ice, draped like an
imperious cloak about the hunched
shoulder of the mountain, they glow
a deep rust red during evening light.
is a relatively short day hiking and
lunch is taken at the Camp.
the afternoon a walk can be taken
with your guides for great views of
the southern walls of Kibo and deep
1 overnight Karanga Camp
Day 6 Kilimanjaro / Barafu
Today is another half day
ascending to Barafu Camp. Once again
lunch is taken in camp allowing plenty
of time to relax before the summit
bid. Desolate alpine desert and at
times strong winds rip over this camp
and yet in the evening splendid views
of Mawenzi Peak are the norm. A relatively
early dinner is taken before heading
to rest for the evening.
Overnight Barafu Camp (Full
7 Kilimanjaro / Mweka
Most people depart just before midnight
for the final summit bid. Patience
and persistence is the name of the
game to reach the summit and by dawn
as the first rays of light start to
appear - most arrive near the rim.
Ascending via Stella Point affords
a relatively short final section to
Uhuru Peak, the Roof of Africa! what
goes up must come down and after the
exhilaration of reaching the top,
your goal today is to reach Mweka
Overnight Mweka Camp (Full
breakfast you descend once again through
montane forest and around midday after
saying farewell to your crew, you
are picked up and transferred back
to your hotel for a well deserved
The Arusha Hotel (Full board)
a dayroom is reserved to allow you
to relax and check out later in the
day. A vehicle is on hand to transfer
you to the airport to connect with
your international flight, or you
may connect with further programs.
Room (Breakfast & Lunch)
All climbers should attempt
to bring as much as possible of the
• snow goggles or ski sunglasses
• 3 pairs warm trousers
• 6 pairs warm socks
• thermal underwear
• waterproof layer
• sun proof hat
• comfortable boots
• sun cream
• small first aid kit
• water bottle.
Headache tablets (preferably
not aspirin since this tends to irritate
stomachs already sensitive at altitude),
for diahorrea sometimes associated
with altitude. Climbers may like to
physicians about azetazolomide (Diamox),
a drug that many find mitigates the
ill effects of altitude, headache,
diahorrea & vomiting.
Climbers are advised to try to bring
as much as possible of the above as
cabin baggage in case of baggage delays.
Climbers might, for example, wear
their boots on the plane.
In the event the listed accommodation
is not available, alternative accommodation
of a similar standard will be selected.