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Overview

Brief ItineraryView full

  • Day 1 : Arrival at JRO
  • Day 2 : Start climb at Lemosho Glades
  • Day 3 : Continue Shira Plateau
  • Day 4 : Hike across the Shira Plateau
  • Day 5 : Continue through the heather and moorland
  • Day 6 : Climb up the steep Barranco Wall
  • Day 7 : A short trek on compacted scree
  • Day 8 : Summit to Stella Point
  • Day 9 : Continue your descent
  • Day 10 : Check-out
Day
1

Arrival at JRO

Direct arrival at JRO. Transfer to Moshi. Pre-climb briefing on trek

meal

Meal

D

accomodation

Accomodation

Hotel

Day
2

Start climb at Lemosho Glades

Start climb at Lemosho Glades (2100m) through the forest zone.

meal

Meal

B/L/D

accomodation

Accomodation

Tent

altitude

Altitude

2780 m

time

Time

3-4 hours

distance

Distance

7 km

Day
3

Continue Shira Plateau

Continue through the forest, steeply climbing into the heather and moorland zone, crossing the Shira Ridge, and descending into the Shira Plateau

meal

Meal

B/L/D

accomodation

Accomodation

Tent

altitude

Altitude

3500 m

time

Time

4-5 hours

distance

Distance

7-8 km

Day
4

Hike across the Shira Plateau

A slow paced hike across the Shira Plateau through the heather and moorland

meal

Meal

B/L/D

accomodation

Accomodation

Tent

altitude

Altitude

3900 m

time

Time

3-5 hours

distance

Distance

6 km

Day
5

Continue through the heather and moorland

Continue through the heather and moorland, crossing scree slopes and a river valley

meal

Meal

B/L/D

accomodation

Accomodation

Tent

altitude

Altitude

3960 m

time

Time

7-8 hours

distance

Distance

10 km

Day
6

Climb up the steep Barranco Wall

This is an additional day for acclimatisation where you will enter the alpine desert zone and climb up the steep Barranco Wall.

meal

Meal

B/L/D

accomodation

Accomodation

Tent

altitude

Altitude

4035 m

time

Time

3-5 hours

distance

Distance

6 km

Day
7

A short trek on compacted scree

A short trek on compacted scree and steep areas over rocky slabs through the alpine desert.

meal

Meal

B/L/D

accomodation

Accomodation

Tent

altitude

Altitude

4650 m

time

Time

3-4 hours

distance

Distance

4 km

Day
8

Summit to Stella Point

Around mid-night, start for the summit to Stella Point (5740m) and then continue to Uhuru Peak (5895m). Descend via Barafu Campsite and then into the heather and moorland.

meal

Meal

B/L/D

accomodation

Accomodation

Tent

altitude

Altitude

3080 m

time

Time

13-15 hours

distance

Distance

19 km

Day
9

Continue your descent

Continue your descent through the forest zone of the mountain to Mweka Gate (1680m). Transfer to Moshi.

meal

Meal

B/L/D

accomodation

Accomodation

Tent

altitude

Altitude

3080 m

time

Time

3-4 hours

Day
10

Check-out

Check-out. End of our services. Optional: proceed for safari | proceed to the airport.

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Meal

B

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Includes

  • 2 nights’ accommodation at Moshi on half board basis sharing
  • Kilimanjaro National Park (KINAPA) conservation fees (entry fees)
  • Kilimanjaro National Park compulsory rescue fees
  • Kilimanjaro National Park camping fees
  • KINAPA trained and certified English speaking guide/s
  • KINAPA trained and certified porters (1 porter per person for personal mountain luggage of 15kg max.)
  • KINAPA trained and certified cook / chef, utensils, cutlery, crockery etc.
  • All meals on the mountain on full board basis
  • Additional day for acclimatisation
  • Camping chairs, tables, dining tent
  • Four or three season light dome tent per two passenger sharing
  • 1 Transfer from Moshi to park gates per group
  • 1 Transfer from park gates to Moshi per group
  • Safe and luggage storage at Lodge in Moshi while you are on trek
  • Boiled drinking water on trek + 1.5 liters bottled water per day per person at Mountain Inn.
  • Basic first aid kit per group
  • 1 x transfer from JRO to Moshi Group transfer 1 time.
  • Personal mountain equipments: sleeping bag, sleeping mattress and duffel bag

Exclude

  • Tips / gratuities
  • Additional transfers from park gates to Moshi
  • Extra nights’ accommodation at Mountain Inn
  • Personal mountain equipment such as sleeping bags, walking poles, mattresses, duffel bags etc. (please request prices)
  • Specialized trekking equipment such as Oxygen cylinders (please request prices)
  • Flying Doctors Emergency Evacuation membership
  • Beverages such as soft drinks, alcohol etc.
  • Metal water bottles, water bladders etc. (please note: no soft plastics are permitted on the mountain)
  • Items of personal nature

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