Climbing Mt.Kilimanjaro is not an easy task but rather a challenging one. Taking up the task to climb it is very courageous and we support your courage and curiosity through our package of Trekking Mt.Kilimanjaro. In this package you will acquire a tour guide that will help you climb the mountain but also answer all your curious questions about different features of the mountain.
You will get to drive to the Machame gate and start trekking the mountain from the rain forest, you’ll get to see the river Gorge and pass by the lava tower known as shark’s tooth, locations that will catch your interest while climbing Kilimanjaro.
There are various stations on Mt.Kilimanjaro of which you will get accommodated for free if you stop at any of them when you book with us. Example of these stations are like Machame campsite, Barafu camp, Stella Point, The Uhuru Peak and finally Mweka Hut Campsite for departure. Enjoy climbing Kilimanjaro with Tanzania Parks.
Day 01: Arrival
We will pick you up and transfer you to Venus Hotel for dinner and overnight
Machame Gate/Machame Camp
Early morning after breakfast, start with a drive to Machame gate. Begin trekking though the rain forest on a winding trail for 5-7 hours, then continue past fist hut to the Machame hut Campsite at 3100m for dinner and overnight.
Machame Camp/Shira Camp
Right after breakfast, leave the glades of the rain forest and continue on an ascending path, crossing a little valley and walking along a steep rocky ridge covered with heather until the end of the ridge. The route then turns west onto a river gorge at 3658m (5-7hours) for dinner and overnight at the Shira hut campsite at3800m.
Shira Camp/Barranco Camp
From the Shira plateau, continue trekking east towards the lava tower called (the shark’s tooth””). Shortly after the tower, you come to a junction leading to the arrow glacier. Continue to Barranco hut campsite at 3950m for dinner and overnight (5-7hours walking).
Barranco Camp/Karanga Valley Camp
Immediately after breakfast start with a tailspin into the Gorge, before you climb its eastern wall and you will delight in views of Kilimanjaro’s ice fields, an equatorial anomaly. Go on hiking until you reach your camp in Kilimanjaro Karanga Valley at 13,900 feet, (4-5 hours of walking).
Karanga Valley Camp/Barafu Camp
After breakfast hike through the Karanga Valley, the trail turns steadily uphill, following the lava ridge to the Barafu camp. The temperature will grow colder and the landscape more sparse as we approach Barafu Camp. Barafu Camp is set on a bantam, exposed flat area on a ridge, acting as a base camp from which you will make your summit attempt at midnight. Barafu camp is at 15,200 feet, ( 6-7 hours of walking).
Barafu Camp/Uhuru Peak (Roof of Africa !)
Just after midnight trek to Stella point (5745m) on the way to the summit, the UHURU peak, and this part of the climb takes about 8hours. Here you will have reached the highest point in Africa (5895m)! From the summit, descend to Mweka hut campsite at 3100m for dinner and overnight. (5-hours walking)
Mweka Camp/Mweka Gate
This day is spent descending to the Mweka park gate (3-4hours).When you get to the gate you will be awarded your climbing certificate and there after your driver will be there ready to transfer you to Venus Hotel for late lunch, dinner and overnight
Straight after breakfast you will be transferred to the airport to take your flight home as per your flight details.
- All meals and accommodations during the entire safari
- A very high quality safari land cruiser with pop up roof
- A highly experienced safari guide
- Unlimited mineral water during the entire safari
- All park fees for all the national parks
- All government taxes
- All transfers in the mainland
- AMREF Flying doctors emergence rescue
Safari cost excludes:
- Local & international flights,
- Trekking equipment
- drinks at the camps
- balloon safari in Serengeti – $510 per person
- excursions in Zanzibar and
- any other things not mentioned above.