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Kilimanjaro Climbing

Day 1: Arrive JRO/Moshi
Upon arrival you will be met by a Safari Focus representative and transferred to your hotel. Meet your climbing guide for briefing and final gear check. Stay overnight at one of the hotel in Moshi.

Day 2: Moshi – Mandara hut (9,020ft/2750m)
08h00: After breakfast leave the hotel for the Kilimanjaro National Park gate at Marangu for entry registration then start the trek to Mandara hut through thick rain forest.
12h30: Have packed lunch at a picnic site along the trail.
19h00: Dinner and retire for the day at Mandara hut.

Day 3: Mandara hut – Horombo hut (12,200ft/3720m)
08h00: After breakfast, ascend through moorland heading to the next night stop at Horombo hut.
12h30: Have packed lunch at a picnic site along the trail.
19h00: Dinner and retire for the day at Horombo hut.
Note:
An extra day for acclimatization can be added by staying another night at Horombo hut. The day is spent on a hike to Mawenzi hut and back in the evening.

Day 4: Horombo hut – Kibo hut (15,420ft/4700m)
08h00: Walk up, across the saddle, to Kibo Hut.
12h30: Have packed lunch at a picnic site along the trail.
19h00: Dinner and rest till Midnight.

Day 5: Kibo hut -Summit(19,340ft/5895m)- Horombo hut
00h00: Have a cup of coffee/tea and start the midnight trek to the summit via Gilman’s Point. 06h00: Reach the summit, Uhuru peak, have a short period of photo taking then descend to Kibo Hut for breakfast/Brunch and a little rest.
12h00: Continue down to Horombo Hut for the day’s and night’s rest.

Day 6: Horombo hut – Moshi
08h00: Walk down to the park gate then drive to one of the hotel in Moshi town for overnight.

Day 7: Depart Moshi
Drop off at the Kilimanjaro international airport for departure home/further holiday destination..

Day 1: Arrive Arusha
Arrive Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). Upon arrival you will be met by our representative and transferred to a hotel for overnight.

Day 2: Cultural hike
08h00: After breakfast drive to Arusha town and start the hike up to the Ngeresi village.
12h30: Lunch at a restaurant in Arusha town then drive back to the hotel.
15h00: Meet your climbing guide for briefing and final gear check.
19h00: Dinner and stay overnight at one of the hotel in Moshi.

Day 3: Arusha – Machame hut (9,840ft/3000m)
07h00: After breakfast leave the lodge for the Kilimanjaro National Park gate at Machame for entry registration then start the trek to Machame hut through thick rain forest.
12h30: Have packed lunch at a picnic site along the trail.
19h00: Dinner and retire for the day at Machame hut.

Day 4: Machame hut – Shira hut (12,470ft/3800m)
08h00: After breakfast, ascend past the Shira and through ridges and valleys heading to the next night stop at Shira hut.
12h30: Have packed lunch at a picnic site along the trail.
19h00: Dinner and retire for the day at Shira hut.

Day 5: Shira hut – Barranco camp (12,960ft/3950m)
08h00: Head eastward to a junction where we continue to Lava Tower Campsite (14,760ft/4500m), then descend to Barranco camp thus allowing your body to adjust to altitude change.
12h30: Have packed lunch at a picnic site along the trail.
19h00: Dinner and overnight at Barranco camp.
Day 6: Barranco camp – Karanga camp (13,450ft/4100m)
08h00: After breakfast, hike the great Barranco wall then across the Karanga Valley and ascend to Karanga campsite.
13h00: Hot lunch at the campsite.
This day is a short hike of about 3 hrs gaining only 490ft/150m of elevation which is good for acclimatization.
19h00: Dinner and overnight at Karanga campsite.

Day 7: Karanga camp – Barafu camp (15,090ft/4600m)
08h00: After breakfast, hike to Barafu campsite.
13h00: Picnic lunch along the trail.
17h00: Have dinner and take the day’s rest ready for the hike to the summit.

Day 8: Barafu camp-Summit(19,340ft/5895m)-Mweka
00h00: Have a cup of coffee/tea and start the midnight trek to the summit via Stella Point.
06h00: Reach the summit, Uhuru peak, have a short period of photo taking then descend to Barafu camp for breakfast/Brunch and a little rest.
12h00: Continue down to Mweka hut for the day’s and night’s rest.

Day 9: Mweka camp – Arusha
08h00: Walk down to the park gate then drive to  one of the hotel in Moshi for a well deserved hot lunch+shower. Afternoon spent at leisure relaxing by the pool.
19h00: Celebration dinner at the hotel.

Day 10: Depart Arusha
Depart the hotel for flight home/further holiday destination.

Day 1: Arrive JRO/Moshi
Arrive JRO/Moshi and transfer to one of the hotel in Moshi, where you will meet your climbing guide for briefing and final gear check.
Overnight at one of the hotel in Moshi.

Day 2: Moshi – Simba camp (6,895ft/2100m)
07h00: After breakfast leave the hotel for the Kilimanjaro National Park gate at Rongai for entry registration then start the trek to Simba camp and spend the night here.
12h30: Have packed lunch at a picnic site along the trail.
19h00: Dinner and retire for the day at Simba camp. From this point, you will enjoy a panoramic view of beautiful flower fields, Lake Challa and the Mawenzi peak.

Day 3: Simba camp – Third Cave camp (12,800ft/3900m)
08h00: After breakfast, ascend through moorland heading to the next night stop at Third cave.
12h30: Have packed lunch at a picnic site along the trail.
19h00: Dinner and retire for the day at Third cave.

Day 4: Third Cave camp – School hut (15,090ft/4600m)
08h00: Hike up to School hut and prepare for the midnight summit attempt.
12h30: Have packed lunch at a picnic site along the trail.
19h00: Dinner and rest till Midnight.

Note:
An extra day for acclimatization can be added by taking a detour to Mawenzi Tarn hut and stay there for a night then hike to School hut the following day.

Day 5: School hut – Summit (19,340ft/5895m) – Horombo hut
00h00: Have a cup of coffee/tea and start the midnight trek to the summit via Gilman’s Point. 06h00: Reach the summit, Uhuru peak, have a short period of photo taking then descend to Kibo Hut for breakfast/Brunch and a little rest.
12h00: Continue down to Horombo Hut for the day’s and night’s rest.

Day 6: Horombo hut – Moshi
08h00: Walk down to the park gate then drive to the Sal Salinero Villa hotel in Moshi town for overnight.BB

Day 7: Depart Moshi.
After breakfast transfer to the airport for flight home/further holiday destinations.

Day 1: Arrive Arusha
Arrive Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). Upon arrival you will be met by our representative and transferred to a hotel for overnight.

Day 2: Cultural hike
08h00: After breakfast drive to Arusha town and start the hike up to the Ngeresi village.
12h30: Lunch at a restaurant in Arusha town then drive back to the hotel.
15h00: Meet your climbing guide for briefing and final gear check.
19h00: Dinner and stay overnight at one of the hotel in Moshi.

Day 3: Arusha – Mti Mkubwa camp (9,020ft/2750m)
08h00: After breakfast leave the hotel for the Kilimanjaro National Park gate at Londorossi Park Gate for entry registration then drive on to the Lemosho glades to the trailhead at 6,890 ft /2100m.
12h30: Have lunch at a picnic site at the trailhead.
14h00: Walk through the rain forest to Mti Mkubwa (big tree) campsite
19h00: Dinner and retire for the day at Mti Mkubwa campsite.

Day 4: Mti Mkubwa – Shira(1) Plateau Camp (11,480ft/3500m)
08h00: Trek across several streams in the heather zone of the mountain and cross the Shira Ridge on to the Shira Plateau where we camp for the night.
12h30: Hot lunch at a picnic site along the trail.
19h00: Dinner and retire for the day at Shira(1) Plateau Camp.

Day 5: Shira 1 Plateau – Moir Camp (13,450ft/4100m)
08h00: This day’s trek is a gentle one across the plateau and through the heather moorland zone.
12h30: Have hot lunch at Scott Fisher’s camp.
14h00: Afternoon trek further up to Moir camp.
19h00: Dinner and overnight at Moir camp.

Day 6: Moir camp – Lava Tower camp (15,090ft /4600m)
08h00: Head eastward to a junction where we continue to Lava Tower Campsite, for the day’s rest.
12h30: Have hot lunch at the camp followed by a short hike of the tower to acclimatize.
19h00: Dinner and overnight at Lava Tower camp.

Day 7: Lava Tower camp – Karanga camp (12,995ft /3960m)
08h00: After breakfast walk down to Barranco camp, climb the great Barranco wall then across the Karanga Valley and ascend to Karanga campsite.
13h00: Picnic lunch on the trail
19h00: Dinner and overnight at Karanga campsite.

Day 8: Karanga camp – Barafu camp (15,090ft/4600m)
08h00: After breakfast, hike to Barafu campsite.
13h00: Picnic lunch along the trail.
17h00: Have dinner and take the day’s rest ready for the hike to the summit.

Day 9: Barafu camp-Summit(19,340ft/5895m)-Barafu
00h00: Have a cup of coffee/tea and start the midnight trek to the summit via Stella Point.
06h00: Reach the summit, Uhuru peak, have a short period of photo taking then descend to Barafu camp for breakfast/Brunch and rest for the day.
12h00: Continue down to Millennium camp or Mweka hut for the day’s and night’s rest.

Day 10: Barafu camp-Mweka high camp
08h00: After breakfast, descend to Millennium camp or Mweka hut for the day’s and night’s rest.

Day 11: Mweka camp – Moshi
08h00: Walk down to the park gate then drive, to one of the hotel in Moshi for a well deserved hot lunch+shower. Afternoon spent at leisure relaxing by the pool.
19h00: Dinner at the Lodge.

Day 12: Depart Arusha
Depart the lodge after breakfast for home/further holiday destination.