MACHAME ROUTE: 8-days & 7 nights (6 days on Trek)

Day 1
Arrive at Base hotel in Moshi in time for an early evening pre-climb briefing on the trek, dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2
Drive to Kilimanjaro National Park Gate at Machame for the first section of the climb through the montane forest to Machame Campsite at 10000ft/3000m. for overnight camp taking 5 to 7 hours. Overnight Machame camp.

Day 3
Following the steep ridge and across heath and moorland to ‘picnic rock’ and the Shira plateau, to Shira Campsite at 12500ft/3800m for overnight camp taking 5 to 7 hrs. Overnight Shira Camp.

Day 4
Heading towards Kibo, crossing a broad valley and climbing to a ridge crest, crossing scree slopes and a river valley to reach Barranco Campsite13000ft/3900m. for overnight camp taking 5 to 7 hrs. Overnight Barranco camp.

Day 5
Cross the floor of the great Barranco Valley, up the Barranco Wall to the Karanga river – the last water point on this route. A steep climb over rocky slabs to Bafaru Campsite at 15500ft/4600m. For overnight camp taking 8 to 9 hrs. Overnight Barafu camp.

Day 6
An early start for the summit – uhuru Peak the highest point in Africa at 1934ft/5896m tking 6 to 7 hrs. Descend via Barafu Campsite through the forest to Mweka Campsite at 10000ft/3000m. For overnight camp – taking 5 to 7 hrs. Overnight Mweka Camp.

Day 7
Descend through the forest to the park gate at Mweka Wildlife College tking 3 to 4 hrs to met and transferred to Base Hotel in Moshi for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 8
After breakfast as the Base hotel Moshi, you will be transferred to either Kilimanjaro International Airport or Arusha airport for your onward flight.

End of Tour

Marangu Route – 7 Days & 6 Nights (5 Days on trek)

Every now and then known as the ‘Coca – Cola’ route, because it is the most popular route up the mountain, the Marangu Route is in fact probably followed by ninety percent of all climbers. It has a well defined to path, which has been well set out and where most obstacles have been modified to make ‘climber friendly’.

Accommodation on this route is in purpose built mountain huts providing adequate shelter and even bottled water, beer and soft drinks (at high altitude prices!) Regardless of the human traffic ( it can be fun to mingle with climbers from all over the world,) this is a very scenic route with good views of Mawenzi and excellent prospects for viewing wildlife.

Day 1
Upon arrive Kilimanjaro International Airport Meet & Greet and transfer to based Hotel in Moshi in time for an early evening pre- climb briefing on the trek, dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2
Drive to Kilimanjaro National Park Gate at Marangu for first section of the climb through the montane forest to Mandara Hut at 9000ft/2750m. Taking 3 to 4 hrs. Overnight Mandara hut.

Day 3
Leaving the forest, you trek along a good path through open grassy moorland to reach Horombo Hut at 12000ft/3700m. Taking 5 to 7 hrs. Overnight Horombo hut.

Day 4
Continue ascending past’ the last water point’ traversing the saddle between Kibo and Mawenzi to Kibo Hut at 15000ft/4700m. Taking 5 to 7 hours. Overnight Kibo hut.

Day 5
An early start for the summit on 5681m on the crater rim to arrive in time for sunrise. Continue on to Uhuru Peak the highest point in Africa at 19340ft/5896m. Descend to Horombo Hut for overnight taking 7 to 8 hours ascent and 4 to 7 hours descent. Overnight Horombo hut.

Day 6
Descend the mountain to the Park Gate taking 5 to 7 hours to be met and transferred to Based hotel in Moshi for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 7
After Breakfast at the Base Hotel in Moshi you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro/Arusha airport for your onward flight.

End of Tour

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