February 25, 2019
Written By Gilly Kessy
Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania and transfer to the hotel
Arrive in Tanzania via Kilimanjaro International airport (JRO) KLM Safaris’ staff will pick you up and transfer to Moshi town where you will spend the first night at a hotel. Those who will arrival through Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Kenya, we will pick them and transfer by Riverside Shuttle bus to Moshi.
Day 2: A Drive to Machame Gate
Drive to Machame Gate (1,640 meters or 5,380 ft) and Climbing to Machame Camp/Machame hut (2,850 meters or 9,350 ft) Hiking hours: 5-6 hours. Distance: 11 Km or 7 miles. Zone: Rainforest
Day 3: Climbing from Machame Camp to Shira Camp 2
Climbing from Machame Camp to Shira Camp 2 (3,810 meters or 12,500 feet) Hiking hours: 5-6 hours. Distance: 5 Km or 3 miles. Zone: Low Alpine Zone
Day 4: Climbing from Shira Camp 2 Via Lava Tower
Climbing from Shira Camp 2 Via Lava Tower (4,630 m 15, 190 ft) to Barranco Camp (3,976 meters or 13,044 feet) Hiking hours: 8- 9 hours. Distance: 10 Km or 6 miles. Zone: Low alpine zone to High alpine zone.
Day 5: Climbing from Barranco Camp to Karanga Valley Camp
Climbing from Barranco Camp to Karanga Valley Camp (3,995 meters or 13,106 feet) Hiking hours: 4- 5 hours. Distance: 4 Km or 2 miles. Zone: High alpine zone
Day 6: Climbing from Karanga Valley Camp to Barafu Camp
Climbing from Karanga Valley Camp to Barafu Camp (4.673 meters to 15,331 feet) Hiking hours: 4 hours. Distance: 4 Km or 2 miles. Zone: High alpine zone
Day 7: Climbing to Uhuru Peak
Climbing to Uhuru Peak (5,895 meters or 19,341feet) and descend to Mweka Camp (10,000ft) Hiking hours: 4-6 hours.Distance 12 Km or 7 Miles. Zone: Glacial zone and the all preceding zones.
Day 8: Descend from Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate
Descend from Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate (1,640 meters or 5,340 feet) 3 – 4 hours and distance 10 Km or 6 Miles. Transfer to the hotel for summit certificate and cerebration party. Overnight at Park View Inn. Zone: Rainforest. Total distance covered is: 62 Km or 37 miles.
Day 9: Transfer to Airport
Transfer to airport or continue with a safari. End of climb