Trip Description

Below is the arrangement of the trip since day one

Day Trip Status
Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, you will be greeted by our transfer driver and taken to the Key’s Hotel in Mosh or Arusha wait for another day of adventure.

Moshi – Starting point – Big Tree Camp (2,780 m)

Begin:Londorossi Gate (2,250 m). Here you will be registered by the national park authorities. Then you will drive an approximate 15 km on a bumpy track that will take you into the dense rainforest to the drop-off point where your trek begins

End:Big Tree Camp (2,780 m)


Walking Time:2-3h

Big Tree Camp (2,780 m) – Shira Camp 2 (3,900 m)

Begin: Big Tree Camp (2,780 m)

End: Shira Camp 2 (3,900 m)

Altitude: 1,120 m

Walking Time: 7-8h

Shira Camp 2 (3,900 m) – Lava Tower (4,640 m) – Barranco Camp (3,960 m)

Begin: Shira Camp 2 (3,900 m)

End: Barranco Camp (3,960 m)

After breakfast you will leave Shira 2 Camp (3,900 m) and start your way to the key point of the route: Lava Tower (4,630 m). This section of the route has a lot of ascents and descents that end in a camp at over 4,600 meters. It might be difficult, and you may feel some discomfort, but in order to successfully acclimate to the altitude you have to spend at least 1–2 hours here, so this is where lunch will be.

Then you will descend to Barranco Camp (3,960 m). Here you can see the famous Barranco Wall, impressive in both its massive size and steepness! Next day you will be climbing it, but don’t worry: it features a very simple hiking trail.

Altitude: 740 m

Walking Time: 3-4h

Barranco Camp (3,960 m) – Karanga Camp (4,035 m)

Begin: Barranco Camp (3,960 m)

End: Karanga Camp (4,035 m)

Today’s trekking leg has many ascents and descents and shortly after the start, you will tackle the steepest part of the entire route – the Barranco Wall. Every now and then, you may need your hands to hold on as there are no climbing “paths”. Safety is paramount and your guides will assist you whenever necessary

Altitude: 75 m

Walking Time: 6-7h

Karanga Camp (4,035 m) – Barafu Camp (4,640 m)

Begin: Karanga Camp (4,035 m)

End: Barafu Camp (4,640 m)

After breakfast you will walk along a trail that passes through an alpine desert area until you reach the destination of today – the Barafu Camp

Altitude: 605 m

Walking Time: 3-4h

Barafu Camp (4,640 m) – Uhuru Peak (5,895 m) – Mweka Camp (3,080 m)

Begin: Barafu Camp (4,640 m)

End: Uhuru Peak (5,895 m) – Mweka Camp (3,080 m)

By torchlight you will start walking on the lava ash that is still frozen. After 5 to 7 hours you will arrive at Stella Point, the crater rim of Mt Kilimanjaro. Another 1 to 2 hours climb along the crater ridge will lead you to the summit of Uhuru Peak (5,895 m). From “Africa’s Roof”, you will be able to see the surrounding landscape being lit up by the rising sun – a truly liberating experience

Altitude: 1,255 m

Walking Time: 10-14h

Mweka Camp (3,080 m) – Mweka Gate (1,630 m) – Moshi

Begin: Mweka Camp (3,080 m)

End: Mweka Gate (1,630 m)

Altitude: ↓ 1,450 m

Walking Time: 2-3h

Moshi – Kilimanjaro Airport / Hotel

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro Airport or alternatively you can extend your trip in Tanzania and go on safari.

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