DAY 1: LEMOSHO GATE TO MUKUMBWE CAMP (7KM)
The trip essentially begins from Moshi where you meet the group and get last minute briefing before leaving for the big adventure. Day 1 starts at 2100m at Lamosho Gate and we trek 7km up to Mukumbwe Camp at 2750m. You will walk through rainforest and as you trek upwards, the whole surrounding keeps on changing which makes the hiking experience all the way more interesting. After few hours of hiking, you would reach Mkumbwe Camp where you get to spend the night.
DAY 2: MKUMBWE CAMP TO SHIRA 1 CAMP (8KM)
Day 2 starts at Mkumbwe Camp all the way up to Shira 1 Camp at 3540m. The distance between these camps is 8kms with an elevation gain of 800m. After morning breakfast, we head into the jungle trails. As we move ahead, you would notice the shift in ecosystem from tree land to moorland. We eventually would have lunch at a camp at an altitude of 3200m. At the end of day 2, you reach Shira 1, from where you could see the glorious peak of Kilimanjaro for the first time as the retreating sunlight falls upon it.
DAY 3: SHIRO 1 CAMP TO SHIRO 2 CAMP (10KM)
On day 3, there is a detour especially designed by our guides to acclimatize your body to higher altitude. As we begin from Shiro 1 Camp at 3600m, we climb to Shira Peak at 3871m and decend back to Shiro 2 Camp to spend the night at 3850m in order to acclimatize our body. It is a nice and easy trek on day 3 as we would mostly hike on the flat portion of Shira Plateau. After 8 hours of trekking, we reach Shiro 2 Camp where delicious food is served by our team and the day ends with the singing and dancing on the local song “Hakuna Matata”.
DAY 4: SHIRA 2 CAMP TO BARRANCO CAMP (10KM)
You wake up with incredible sunrise and after having tea and breakfast head towards Lava Tower, our next stop where we have lunch. The trek to Lava Tower is incredibly amazing and you could enjoy you trek through the ocean of clouds. On reaching the Lava Tower, delicious lunch is served with peanut butter and chicken. After 3km of hike from Lava Tower, we reach Barranco Camp.
DAY 5: BARRANCO CAMP TO KARANGA CAMP (6KM)
Day 5, we would be going up to 4200m all the way up to Karanga Camp. After the breakfast, there is a hike to Great Barranco Wall. It is a 4km hike and you also pass through the Kissing Stone where there is such a narrow track that you seem to almost kiss the stone while trekking. Scene from the wall is simply unbelievable. After a 2km hike from Barranco wall, we reach our campsite at Karanga where we spend the night of day 5.
DAY 6: KARANGA CAMP TO BARAFU CAMP (BASE CAMP)
Day 6 is the last part of the trek before summit at night. It is a 4km trek and would take around 4 to 5 hours before you reach close to Kilimanjaro. Our team will keep you motivated throughout the expedition in order to pump you up. You go to bed early as the final trek starts at 12 in the midnight.
DAY 7: BARAFU CAMP TO UHURU PEAK (14KM)
This is the D day and our trek starts at 00:00:00 hours at midnight. You would gear up and head towards the summit in the illumination of your flashlight. After more than 6 hours of hike, you would reach Stella Point. Hiking ahead of Stella Point, along the crater rim and you reach the Uhuru Peak at 5895 meters. After spending sometime at “The Roof of Africa”, we take a descent trek back to the last camp where delicious feast is organized to cherish your victory.
DAY 8: GOODBYE
As we head out on day 8, we bid our goodbyes to the group. The decent trek is also accompanied by guides and porters. As you head down, you could also enjoy relaxing and reviving massage at Moshi Mamas Massage which would be the perfect way to finish a unique adventure with memories to cherish for life.