KILIMANJARO 5895 m
Kilimanjaro needs no introduction. It’s a classic first high altitude summit with a wonderful experience guaranteed. At 5895 metres, Kilimanjaro is the highest summit in Africa and therefore is one of the famous Seven Summits; it’s also the highest volcano outside of South America.
Our Kilimanjaro expedition runs over 10 days. This is longer than most Kilimanjaro expeditions, as we give you more time on the mountain to acclimatise and therefore a greater chance of summit success. At the start of the expedition, you will have two days to relax and recover from your flight. This means you’ll be ready to start your climb fully recovered.
Porters will carry your bags on the mountain, set up your tent, cook your food and help you on summit day – you’re in good hands. A UK guide will accompany every expedition. They will make sure that you are looked after, assist where needed, take superb photos and liaise with our in-country team.
KILIMANJARO EXPEDITION ITINERARY
DAY 1 – Arrive in Tanzania. Transfer to Weru Weru River Lodge in Moshi, a beautiful lodge with large rooms, a swimming pool and bar.
DAY 2 – Preparation Day. Sleep at Weru Weru River Lodge. This day will be spent packing and preparing for the start of your Kilimanjaro expedition.
DAY 3 – Machame Gate (1830m/6000ft) to Machame Camp (3030m/9940ft), an easy walk through the jungle spotting wildlife and enjoying the scenery.
DAY 4 – Machame Camp to Shira 2 Camp (3850m/12630ft). A small day but with stunning views out across the jungle canopy.
DAY 5 – Shira 2 Camp via Lava Tower (4640m/15220ft) to Barranco Camp (3985m/13070ft). The first higher altitude day passing the famous Lava Tower.
DAY 6 – Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp (4040m/13255ft). A stunning day with some scrambling sections up the Barranco wall.
DAY 7 – Karanga Camp to Barafu Huts (4680m/15360ft). This is an easy day to allow plenty of rest time before the summit attempt.
DAY 8 – Summit attempt via Stella Point (5752m/18871ft) to Uhuru Peak (5895m/19340ft) and descent to Millennium Camp (3820m/12530ft). This is a big day but with an early start and a steady pace, you’ll be in good shape for the summit. You’ll descend to high camp get some rest and then move further down the mountain to sleep that night.
DAY 9 – Millennium Camp to Mweka Gate. Downhill all day! Lunch at a beautiful lodge with drinks before heading back to Weru Weru River Lodge for celebrations, certificates and a final night party!
DAY 10 – Departure.