Day 1 - Arriving and savoring the first-day at the foothills of Kilimanjaro
Welcome to Tanzania! Enjoy the first sight of the African landscape and the vibes of its cities. We will have some rest in our relaxing hotel in Moshi and prepare for our amazing journey. In the afternoon we will meet our guide who will brief us on our upcoming trek and do an equipment check to make sure our mountain gear is complete.
Day 2 - Getting ready for an adventure of a lifetime
After completing all the legal formalities, we will blend in Londorossi National Park, driving through varied farmlands with open views over the plains enjoying the amazing African landscapes. We will reach the Lemoshp trailhead and have a delicious lunch before starting our walk. Easy and beautiful day to get used to the splendid paths and lush forests of Tanzania.
Day 3 - Acclimatization, vibrant dessert landscapes, and overnight camp at Shira One campsite
Explore the natural wonders and the beautiful feeling of starting this astonishing experience! We will start our acclimatization trek by walking across a beautiful valley outside Shira Caldera Rim and gaining over 650 meters in altitude level. A high-altitude desert, Shira is one of the three peaks which erupted in the Kilimanjaro ecosystem. We will stop here and build our overnight camp at 3500 meters elevation at the Shira One Campsite.
Day 4 - Spectacular mountain views & trekking to Shira Two Camp (elevation 3500 m to 3800 m)
Our steps will take us East across Shira Plateau continuing with our acclimatization process. We will reach Cathedral Peak located at 3850 meters above sea level and there we will find an amazing view of Mountain Meru and Kibo Peak. Breathe, connect with the magical forces of the mountains, and let your spirit fly. And, of course, take some photos! We will continue our trek to Shira Two Camp where we will spend our night over the African sky.
Day 5 - Shira Two Campsite: the longest day of acclimatization & trek up to 4600 meters
After an early breakfast get ready for the longest acclimatization day. We will head east to the junction leading to Lava Tower Rock situated at 4600 meters for acclimatization. Afterward, we will descend down to Barranco campsite for a peaceful dinner and for our well-deserved sleep.
Day 6 - Peaceful trek day on our way up to the rooftop of Africa
Today is one of the shortest days of trekking. After breakfast, we will start climbing the Barranco wall and reach 4200 meters for acclimatization. Step by step we will continue crossing ridges and valleys to Karanga campsite for a hot and delicious lunch and a moment to rest. Get ready for the second round of acclimatization because we will be trekking up the scree slopes towards the Southern ice field. That’s it for today! Going back to the camp for dinner and for a restful sleep.
Day 7 - Alpine desert and the day before conquering the great Kilimanjaro (Karanga campsite to Barafu campsite)
Today’s trek up to the Barafu ridge campsite is a little bit difficult because of the high altitude. With all the positive energy we have, we will walk slowly and calmly in order to avoid fatigue. Crossing the alpine desert will be a mind-blowing experience because we will face the force of untamed nature: strong, cold winds blowing from Kibo peak and its almighty glaciers. At the end of the day, we will have an early dinner and rest until midnight when we will commence our push for the summit.
Day 8 - Summit day & enjoying one of the most amazing experiences of your life
After a quick breakfast, we will set our day goal: to climb before dawn so that we can reach Uhuru Peak shortly before or after sunrise. Hiking through desert and ice will help you find that inner strength and happiness that you achieve something amazing in this journey. Conquering Kilimanjaro and its highest peak - Uhuru Peak - will need some beautiful pictures for a lifetime. After that, we will start our descend back to the Barafu Huts campsite to enjoy the most delicious lunch ever! Quick rest and going further with the descent to Mweka Huts campsite where we will spend our night blissfully happy because of our wonderful success.
Day 9 - Last day on the mountain & returning to the hotel
We will start our descend down to Mweka park gate right after breakfast walking across Montane forest. Keeping all the amazing landscapes, the energy of the mountain, and the powerful view of the world right on the top of Kilimanjaro in our hearts, we will go back to our hotel by car congratulating ourselves for this amazing and unforgettable adventure that we had the courage to sign up for.