Price: USD 2,426 per person
You will be picked up at the Moshi bus station and transferred to your Moshi accommodation on Day 1. Begin your trek on Day 2 as you trek to Machame Camp (3,010m). Trek to Shira Camp (3,845m) on Day 3 and Barranco Camp (3,960) via Lava Tower (4,640) on Day 4. Arrive to Karanga Camp (4,035m) on Day 5 and then Barafu Camp (4,600m) on Day 6. On Day 7 you will trek to Millennium Camp (3,790m) via Uhuru Peak and then trek down to Mweka Gate (1,790m) on Day 8 for your transfer to Moshi. End your trip on Day 9 with a Moshi bus station drop-off.
Day 1: Moshi Bus Station Pick-Up (D)
Pick up at bus station and transfer to your accommodation in Moshi. Catch your first glimpse of Mt Kilimanjaro, rising high above the East African plains, while you wander about the town making last minute arrangements for your big trek ahead. Tonight, you will get briefed on your upcoming trek. Overnight in Moshi.*Note: Airport pick-up available for an additional cost
Day 2: Transfer to Machame Gate (1,790m) & Trek to Machame Camp (3,010m) (B/L/D)
Drive to the Machame Gate at the Kilimanjaro National Park where you will start your trek. After park entrance formalities, you will begin your ascent and enter the rainforest almost immediately. Watch for black and white Columbus monkeys and other native flora and fauna of the forest. After about 6 hours of hiking you will reach Machame Camp [3,000m] where you will have time to relax and enjoy a hearty evening meal before snuggling into your tent for the night. Overnight at Machame Camp on Mt. KilimanjaroInclusions: Transfer to Machame Gate, Trek to Machame Camp (Approx. 10.8Kms/ 5-7hrs), 1N Camping, Meals: 1B/1L/1D.
Day 3: Trek to Shira Camp (3,845m) (B/L/D)
Get up early and observe dramatic changes in the landscape as you start climbing along a steep path towards Shira Camp [3,845m]. The lush, green forest quickly turns into dry moorlands and then the ascent becomes more gentle. Admire the beautiful wild alpine flowers and the unique giant lobelia and groundsel plants. Enjoy a short lunch before continuing up a rocky ridge to the Shira Plateau, where you have your first views of the Kibo massif and its stunning glaciers. Have a delicious evening meal and overnight at Shira Camp [3,845m]. Temperatures can fall well below zero, so be prepared to snuggle into your sleeping bag and warm clothes tonight! Overnight at Shira Camp on Mount Kilimanjaro Inclusions: Trek to Shira Camp (Approx. 5.4Kms/ 5-7hrs), 1N Camping, Meals: 1B/1L/1D.
Day 4: Trek to Barranco Camp (3,960) via Lava Tower (4,640) (B/L/D)
Today will be an acclimatization day so your body can adjust to the altitude, which will greatly improve your chances of reaching the summit. Have a relaxing breakfast and then set off on a 6-7 hour trek from Shira Camp to the Lava Tower [4,640m] where you can take a minute to rest and enjoy the views, before continuing through the Barranco Valley to Barranco Camp [3,960m]. Admire a memorable sunset and then have a fulfilling evening meal before overnighting at Barranco Camp.Overnight at Barranco Camp on Mount Kilimanjaro Inclusions: Trek to Barranco Camp (Approx. 12Kms/ 5-7hrs), 1N Camping, Meals: 1B/1L/1D.
Day 5: Trek to Karanga Camp (4,035m) (B/L/D)
Begin the day climbing up the imposing Great Barranco Wall to its top with your guide by your side to help you along. The route allows for an additional day of acclimatization as you ascend and descent before reaching the mountain ridge. Take in the beautiful landscapes and stunning contrasts of desert and vegetation of Mount Kilimanjaro on this short 3-4 hour hike before reaching Karanga Camp [4,035m]. Overnight at Karanga Camp on Mount Kilimanjaro Inclusions: Trek to Barranco Camp (Approx. 5.5Kms/ 4-5hrs), 1N Camping, Meals: 1B/1L/1D.
Day 6: Trek to Barafu Camp (4,600m) (B/L/D)
Awaken to the sunrise reflecting off Mount Kibo summit today and enjoy a hearty breakfast before setting out on your 3-4 hour hike through dry deserted terrain to reach Barafu Camp [4,600m] situated on a narrow ridge. The giant Kibo and Mawenzi peaks can be viewed from the camp. Go to sleep early and get some precious rest before your summit attempt. Overnight at Barafu Camp on Mount Kilimanjaro.Inclusions: Trek to Barranco Camp (Approx. 4Kms/ 3-4hrs), 1N Camping, Meals: 1B/1L/1D.
Day 7: Trek to Uhuru Peak (5,896m) & to Millennium Camp (3,790m) (B/L/D)
Today is the big “summit day!” You will be woken in the middle of the night around 12:00 - 1:00 am and begin your trek towards Stella Point [4,685m] reaching the crater rim in about 5-7 hours. Trek for another 1-2 hours to Uhuru Peak [5,895m] where you can enjoy the sunrise over the great African landscape. Admire the reflection of the sunrise over the snowy peaks and the surrounding glaciers. Take photos and video of your great achievement before descending along the same route back to Barafu Camp where you will be rewarded with snacks and refreshments. Rest up for a while and then trek back down to Millennium Camp [3,790m]. After a very long hiking day of about 14 hours, get some well-deserved sleep. Overnight at Millennium Camp. Inclusions: Trek to Millennium Camp (Approx. 13.5Kms/ 12-15hrs), 1N Camping, Meals: 1B/1L/1D.
Day 8: Trek to Mweka Gate (1,630m) & Transfer to Moshi (B)
Have breakfast this morning and bid farewell to your mountain crew. Descend back down through the rainforest on a walk to reach the Mweka Gate. Get your Kilimanjaro trekking certificate and then meet your driver who will take you back to Moshi where you will be able to take a long and rewarding warm shower. Enjoy the rest of the day to relax, celebrate your big achievement and share photos with the rest of your group. Overnight in Moshi.Inclusions: Trek to Mweka Gate (Approx. 12.1Kms/ 6hrs), Transfer to Moshi, 1N Moshi, Meals: 1B/1L.
Day 9: Moshi Bus Station Drop-Off (B)
Today your trip comes to an end with a Moshi bus station drop-off for your departure. You will leave with amazing memories and remember this trip for the rest of your life!
Moshi Bus Station Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Transportation to Starting Point of Trek
Transportation from Ending Point of Trek
8 Nights Accommodation:
- 2N Moshi
- 6N Camping (Including All Camping Equipment, Sleeping Bags, and Sleeping Tents)
Meals: 8 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches & 7 Dinners
Purified Drinking Water During Trek
Park Fees, Camping Fees, & Rescue Fees
English Speaking Driver
Professional Mountain Guides, Cooks, & Porters
Supplemental Oxygen & Pulse Oximeter
Other Meals & Drinks
Tips and Gratitude
Travelers Insurance (Available for purchase)
Portable Flush Toilet with a Toilet Tent (Costs an Extra US$150 per Toilet + Toilet Tent)
Airport Departure Tax
Physical rating: You must have a high level of fitness to take part in this trek. You will be walking at high altitudes every day and it will be physically demanding. In the months leading up to your trek, try walking with your daypack, climbing long staircases and add a couple of bricks to it for real training. Undertake regular aerobic exercise such as walking, jogging, swimming or cycling. The more preparation you have done in advance, the more you will enjoy it.
Suggested Packing List: Backpack (10 - 15 liters), sleeping bag (if desired-- sheets & blankets are provided), hiking poles, rain pants, plastic rain poncho, trekking boots, sandals/flip flops, thermals (socks, t-shirts, sweater), windbreaker, hiking trousers, shorts, wool hat/beanie, gloves, sun hat, sun block, sunglasses, flashlight/torch, camera (with extra batteries & memory card), personal medications, reusable water bottle, water purification tablets, toiletries (toothpaste, soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toilet paper, towel).
Food Budget: Please expect to spend at least 20 USD per day on food and beverages. Please note that food costs will vary depending on the number of portions consumed, location and availability.
Gratuity: Tipping is by no means mandatory, but is customary. For a job well done, we recommend tipping 10% to your guide, porter, and driver.
First Aid: All guides for this tour have completed first aid training