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Day 1: Day 1 - Welcome to Moshi, It's time to get your bearings | 3,000-ft/914-m

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Day 1: Moshi - After arriving at Kilimanjaro airport, you transfer to our hotel in Moshi and enjoy two relaxing nights here. Moshi is a fun town, with a variety of good restaurants and quaint coffee shops. The central market is also a must-see, bustling with life and colorful...
Itinerary

Day 1: Day 1 - Welcome to Moshi, It's time to get your bearings | 3,000-ft/914-m

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Day 1: Moshi - After arriving at Kilimanjaro airport, you transfer to our hotel in Moshi and enjoy two relaxing nights here. Moshi is a fun town, with a variety of good restaurants and quaint coffee shops. The central market is also a must-see, bustling with life and colorful local characters.

Tomorrow morning you meet with your team and your guides, who give you a detailed climb briefing and comprehensive gear check.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Lunch: Your hungry from your effort. Our trained chefs have cuisine ready to satisfy and fuel you for the rest of your day.

Accommodation included: Check into our delightful family owned hotel to relax & prepare. The warm atmosphere makes you feel right at home.

Day 2: Day 2 - Moshi - Meet your guides and start orientation | 3,000-ft/914-m

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Day 2: Moshi - You spend two nights in Moshi prepping and getting to know your guides. Here we give you a detailed climb orientation and gear check.

Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: All Weather 4 Season Walk-in Tents, Air/Foam Mattresses created for Comfort & Restful Sleep, Bathroom tent, Comfy Chairs

Day 3: Day 3 ~ Simba Camp 8,760-ft/2,670-m • 4.3 miles/6.9 km • 2.5-3 hours

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
After breakfast you depart Moshi for the 2-hour drive to the starting point on the northern side of Kilimanjaro, Nalemuru gate. Here you meet the full crew, and check into the Park.

The winding trail crosses some village fields, and enters the rainforest for an easy hike. You arrive at Simba camp located at the edge of the Heath and Moorland zone, with fantastic views of Kenya's plains below you. You freshen up and enjoy your first magnificent dinner.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: All Weather 4 Season Walk-in Tents, Air/Foam Mattresses created for Comfort & Restful Sleep, Bathroom tent, Comfy Chairs

Day 4: Day 4 ~ Second Cave 11,320-ft/3,450-m • 4.35 miles/7 km • 3-4 hours

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Awakening to the lyrical early-morning birdsongs, you begin your day with a good solid breakfast. Then you and the group head out, starting through the shorter vegetation of the heather.

Views of Kibo Peak and the Eastern icefield on the rim of the crater are magnificent.

You are now at an important elevation to get your body accustomed to the lower oxygen pressure, so we'll take an afternoon hike up to a higher elevation at Third Cave to help acclimatize for the days head.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: All Weather 4 Season Walk-in Tents, Air/Foam Mattresses created for Comfort & Restful Sleep, Bathroom tent, Comfy Chairs

Day 5: Day 5 ~ Third Cave 12,912-ft/3,936-m • 2.6 miles/4.2 km • 3 hours

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
On today's trek you have one of the most beautiful views on Kimanjaro's northwest slopes.

Today's an easy day, where we only have 2.6 miles/4.2 km to Third Cave campsite. The 1,600-ft/488-m is a small elevation gain, and part of our plan to get you well acclimatized.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: All Weather 4 Season Walk-in Tents, Air/Foam Mattresses created for Comfort & Restful Sleep, Bathroom tent, Comfy Chairs

Day 6: Day 6 ~ Pofu Camp 13,180-ft/4,017-m • 4.2 miles/6.7 km • 5-6 hours

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Today's a full-day trek traversing the hardly used western slope.

Slowly ascending, you trek through the giant heather with Kibo Peak just up ahead on the left, and the vast Shira Caldera down to your right.

Shira used to be one of Kilimanjaro's peaks until it erupted for the last time 500,000 years ago and collapsed in on itself. It is now a vast plateau.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: All Weather 4 Season Walk-in Tents, Air/Foam Mattresses created for Comfort & Restful Sleep, Bathroom tent, Comfy Chairs

Day 7: Day 7 ~ Moir Camp 13,650-ft/4,160-m • 6.2 miles/10 km • 6-7 hours

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
You continue along the western slopes with a climb up toward the Lent Mountains looming up in front, and Mount Meru hovering over your right shoulder.

You hike out of the Heath into the Alpine Desert which is a stark yet beautiful environment, making your way to our spectacular campsite at Moir, at the foot of Kibo Peak, and at the end of a giant lava canyon.
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: All Weather 4 Season Walk-in Tents, Air/Foam Mattresses created for Comfort & Restful Sleep, Bathroom tent, Comfy Chairs

Day 8: Day 8 ~ Barranco Camp 12,950-ft/3,950-m • 6.2 miles/9.9km • 7 hours

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
It's a full and exciting day. After breakfast, you start climbing toward Lava Tower at 15,200-ft/4,633-m, where you have lunch, a key moment to acclimatize.

Then you descend a steep canyon, passing the fairytale giant Senecio plants, arriving at Barranco camp down below. Camp has been set up by our crew at the foot of the massive Barranco Wall. The rolling mist reveals one of the most spectacular views of Kibo Peak and Arrow Glacer, looming above you.
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: All Weather 4 Season Walk-in Tents, Air/Foam Mattresses created for Comfort & Restful Sleep, Bathroom tent, Comfy Chairs

Day 9: Day 9 ~ Karanga Camp 13,200-ft/4,023-m • 3.6 miles/5.8 km • 4-5 hours

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
The big challenge this morning is to hike up the Barranco Wall, an impressive 500-ft lava flow. It's not technical, but an incredible challenge. Once you make it to the top, the climb becomes easier and spectacular with fantastic views of the crags and crevasses of Kibo's jagged peaks on your left.

Lastly we descend into the Karanga Valley and up the other side, to reach camp mid afternoon.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: All Weather 4 Season Walk-in Tents, Air/Foam Mattresses created for Comfort & Restful Sleep, Bathroom tent, Comfy Chairs

Day 10: Day 10 ~ Barafu Camp 14,950-ft/4,556-m • 2.1 miles/3.4 km • 4 hours

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
It's all uphill to the rocky slopes at Barafu, which means "ice" in Swahili, and it is extremely windy and cold at this altitude.

You start to feel the effects of the altitude, breathing harder as you gain elevation. There is a buzz of excitement in the air, as you and your team anticipate the toughest day - and the summit - tomorrow. The clouds move in and out, revealing Mawenzi's eroded peak, painted with the magical colors of the African sun.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: All Weather 4 Season Walk-in Tents, Air/Foam Mattresses created for Comfort & Restful Sleep, Bathroom tent, Comfy Chairs

Day 11: Day 11 ~ Summit - Uhuru Peak - Millennium Camp

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Day 11 ~ Summit - Uhuru Peak 19,341-ft/5,895-m • 2.75 miles/4.5 km • 7-9 hours

Today's the toughest day, with the most stunning views of Mawenzi and the Kibo Saddle below. You slowly wind your way up to the crater rim and make the push to the summit. The view is dramatic.

Euphoria, joy and wonder are the words that sum up this moment.
Duration: 9 hours

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Day 11 ~ Millennium Camp - 12,590-ft/3,837-m • 6.3 miles/10.1 km • 5-6 hours

After celebrating your success at the summit, you start your 3-hour descent to Barafu for a break. Then 2 hours further down you arrive at Millennium camp.

Once at camp, it's time to relax and enjoy your last dinner and restful sleep on Mount Kilimanjaro.

Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: All Weather 4 Season Walk-in Tents, Air/Foam Mattresses created for Comfort & Restful Sleep, Bathroom tent, Comfy Chairs

Day 12: Day 12 ~ Moshi Mweka Gate: 5,500-ft/1,676-m • 7.5 miles/12 km • 6 hours ~ Drive Moshi

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
After breakfast it's a 2 hour hike to Mweka camp. Then a 4 hour hike through the rainforest takes you down to the gate where you enjoy your final lunch and a celebration with your guides and porters.

From the gate you drive with your guides back to the hotel for a well-earned shower.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Check into our delightful family owned hotel to relax & prepare. The warm atmosphere makes you feel right at home.

Day 13: Day 13 ~ Wildlife Safari or Fly Home

Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Depart Tanzania or continue on safari through some of the most spectacular wildlife reserves on the planet.

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Included
  • 13x Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
  • 12x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 12 nights
  • 11x Dinner
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We have been greeting and guiding climbers in Tanzania for 43 years. When you arrive in Tanzania we take care of you from the moment you step off the plane. You will be greeted at the airport and taken to one of our delightful family owned hotels where you will stay before and after the climb. The staff are warm personable and the family atmosphere make you feel very much at home. Your in good hands every step of the way.

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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
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