Day 0 Arrive Day Pickup to Airport.
You will be picked up from airport. From there you will go to the hotel in Moshi for an orientation on your trek. Your guides will be there to provide you with details on your trek and will also check your trekking gears.
Day 1 Umbwe Gate to Umbwe Camp
Upon arriving at the Umbwe Gate, we complete the registration paperwork and prepare the expedition gear. The trek beings up a gradual inclining 4WD path, which ends with a sign marked “Umbwe Trail.” From here we ascend through a dense forest on a steep and sometimes muddy path until we reach Umbwe Camp
Day 2 Umbwe Camp to Barranco Camp
The trek begins steep as we ascend higher into the heath zone. Here landscape changes rapidly to sparse vegetation, rocky outcrops and giant heathers. The trail leads up a narrow ridge then flattens as it nears Barranco Valley, which offers great views of Kibo Peak. Once at camp there will be some extra time to explore the area.
Day 3 Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp
Our first challenge is a climb and scramble over the volcanic rock of the 1,200 ft Barranco Wall. On reaching the top, we have a well earned lunch break and enjoy fantastic views of Barafu and Mount Meru. We continue across the ridges and valleys to the Karanga Valley campsite. This is a short day meant for acclimatization.
Day 4 Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
After breakfast, we leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to Barafu Hut. At this point, we have completed the Southern Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest, enjoy an early dinner, and prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are visible from this site.
Day 5 Barafu Camp to Uhuru Point to Mweka Hut
Very early in the morning (midnight), we put on many layers of clothing and begin our climb to the summit. We head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. At Stella Point (18,600 ft), we stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see. From Stella Point, we have just one more hour before reaching the summit. At Uhuru Peak, you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. Faster hikers will see the sunrise from the summit. From the summit, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site, stopping at Barafu for lunch. Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.
Day 6 Mweka Camp to Moshi town.
Descend through the lower heath section that quickly turns into rainforest. Your trek ends at Mweka Gate. Furthermore, you will be met and transferred back to the hotel in Moshi for celebrations, dinner and overnight stay.
Day 7 Depart
Enjoy breakfast as you bask in the memories of your climb of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain. Finally, transfer back to Moshi or Kilimanjaro International Airport.
Price Includes: Transport:
? Pick-up and Drop-off at Kilimanjaro International Airport
? Group transfer to the trailhead
? Pick-up at the exit from the trailhead and transfer to the hotel.
Hiking and safety equipment
? Oxygen Meters
? First Aid Kits
? Bottled Oxygen for emergency use only
? Four Season 3- person Tents
? Dining Tent, Tables, Chairs, Cutlery
? Heater for Dining Tent
? Portable Shower
? Portable Toilet
? 4-inch (10-cm) thick and comfortable sleeping mats;
? GPS-tracking service
? Professional guides, licensed by Kilimanjaro National Park. All our guides are the holder of Wilderness First Responder or Wilderness First Aid certifications.
? Dedicated support crew (assistant guides, camp master, porters, cooks, etc.).
? Kilimanjaro National Park permits, crew fees, camping/hut fees, rescue fees and Value Added Tax (VAT) and all other fees collected by the Tanzania National Parks Authority.
? All meals on the hike. Prepared by our professional cooks. (vegetarian/gluten-free/halal options are available at no extra cost )
? Celebration dinner after climb
? All drinks on the hike (coffee, tea, juice, hot chocolate and water).
? 2 Nights at a 3 - star hotel with breakfast included ( before and after the climb ) in KILIMANJARO WONDERS HOTEL.
All accommodation is on sharing basis (i.e. you will be sharing with your travel companion a twin/double room in the hotel and a tent during the hike. If you travel alone, we will match you with a same-sex adventurer), however a if you prefer a single hotel room or single tent that can be provided at an extra cost. We also offer other amenities for an extra cost such as a heater for your personal tents.
Price Does Not Include:
? Lunch & Dinner at Hotel
? Personal Gear & Equipment
? Tips for the crew ( we recommend $200-$250 per hiker )