You can also stay at the summit one extra day, on the roof of Africa, and witness maybe for the last few years the kilimandjaro snow. All logistic equipment is provided, as tents coming from Europe and United states. All guides are well experienced guides, as some had been to the top more than 200 times. All guides are assisted by a cook, and porteurs, and sometimes by an assistant guide depending on the numbers in the group.
Example of Kilimanjaro route
Each project is tailored according to the number of days and participants
Day 1 : Leave European international airport for Kilimanjaro airport.
Day 2 : Arrive Kilimanjaro International Transfer to Moshi town, where you can admire the views of Kibo, the youngest of Kilimanjaro’s cones. We check in and relax, with time to sort out our kit for tomorrow. Night hotel.
Day 3 : Machame Gate – Machame Camp?A one-hour drive from Moshi lies the gate to the Machame route, where we complete park formalities, meet our crew of porters and start to climb! The first section of the route climbs steadily and involves real jungle bashing through magnificent forest. This path is less well trodden so it can get somewhat overgrown in places and it is often wet and muddy underfoot. Night camp: Machame Camp, 3100m?Trek approx 5-7hours, approx 18km.
Day 4 : Machame Camp – Shira Caves?The route continues on up through the forest until we are at the steep ascent on to the Shira Plateau, where there are rewarding views of the mountain. Looking back, you will be able to see Mt Meru rising high above Arusha town. Night camp: Shira Caves, 3840m.?Trek approx 4-6 hours, approx 9 km.
Day 5 : Shira Caves – Barranco Hut?Walking now on high moorland, the landscape changes the entire character of the trek. We traverse the southwest side of Kilimanjaro, passing underneath the Lava Tower and the final section of the Western Breach and finally reach camp at the Barranco Hut (3900m), a tin shack where we pitch our tents. The day has been spent at altitude (up to 4600m), but we have followed the mountaineering code of ‘walk high, sleep low’ to avoid altitude sickness by aiding our bodies acclimatisation. Night camp: Barranco Hut, 3900m?Trek approx 6-7 hours, approx 15km.
Day 6 : Barranco Hut – Barafu Camp?Our day starts by descending into the Great Barranco, a huge ravine. We then exit steeply, up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of?Kibo. It’s a climb over rock, not technical but long and tiring. Passing underneath the Heim and Kersten glaciers, we head towards the Karanga valley, which is our last?water stop before the summit. Scree now forms the terrain as we walk through arid and desolate land towards camp. Night camp: Barafu Camp, 4600m?Trek approx 7-9 hours, approx 18km.
Day 7 : Barafu Camp – Summit – Millennium Camp?We avoid walking too long in the heat of the sun today by starting early, and walk steeply upwards to the summit glaciers. We will be climbing scree for 4 to 5 hours but gain incredible height over a short distance. The views are spectacular. We should be on the crater rim at Stella Point (5750m) as the first rays of the sun hit us. Spectacular ice cliffs within the crater surround us and the views to Mawenzi and beyond are breathtaking. Another hour’s walking takes us to the summit Uhuru (5896m), the highest point; Uhuru means freedom in Swahili. We begin the descent by returning to Stella Point (5750m) and then descending on scree slope and track back to Barafu Camp for breakfast before finally heading down to camp for a long well-earned rest. On our descent we have fabulous views of the plains and Mawenzi, Kilimanjaro’s secondary but more technical peak. Night camp: Millenium Camp (3000m)?Trek approx 10 – 12 hours, approx 20km; 7km climb.
Day 8 : Millennium Camp – Mweka Gate – Moshi?A gentle trek takes us down through the rainforest to Mweka Gate, where we complete park formalities and receive certificates which you can hang up with pride! We are then met by vehicles and return to the hotel in Moshi where you can treat yourself to a welcome shower (and a cold beer or two!) before our big celebration. Night hotel.?(Dinner not included).?Trek approx 5 hours, approx 10km.
Day 9 : Free time Moshi – Flight?Free day, allowing you to explore Moshi, where there are some good markets, and relax with your fellow achievers. You can also opt to visit a Community Project we support on a long-term basis – an orphanage on the outskirts of Moshi. We return to the hotel mid-afternoon in time to transfer to the airport for our international flight home.