The highest freestanding mountain in the world, Kilimanjaro is also the highest mountain on the African continent at 5896m. Its snow-capped summit rises high above the dusty plains and huge permanent glaciers flow down from the summit; these views are the reward for pushing your limits both physically and mentally.
Our trek takes the less-trodden Machame route, allowing us to camp and fully appreciate the splendour of our surroundings and the clear night skies. We pass through thick forest, moorland and scree enroute to the highest point, Uhuru Peak.
This is a challenging trek at altitude, climbing one of the most impressive and well-known mountains in the world.
- DAY 1: Fly London to Kilimanjaro International airport
- DAY 2: Arrive Kilimanjaro; transfer to Moshi town
- DAY 3: Trek through dense jungle to Machame camp, 3100m
- DAY 4: Through forest to Shira Plateau; on to camp at Shira caves, 3840m
- DAY 5: Trek high moorland (4800m) via Lava Tower to Barranco Hut (3900m)
- DAY 6: Into Great Barranco ravine; trek via Karanga valley over scree to camp (4600m)
- DAY 7: Tough walk to Barafu camp (4600m) over scree slopes
- DAY 8: Steep trek to summit glaciers, including Uhuru Peak (5896m); begin descent
- DAY 9: Descend through rainforest and finish in Moshi for a large celebration
- DAY 10: Free time in Moshi; chance to visit local community project; flight departs
- DAY 11: Arrive UK
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