Day 1: Nairobi / Arusha
Leave Nairobi for Arusha by shuttle bus arriving in time for lunch. Afternoon is spent at leisure and shopping for the provisions needed for the Mountain.
Day 2: Arusha / Lava Caves
After breakfast, transfer to Marangu gate and then to Umbwe village to start the climb. Climb for four hours through the rainforest to camp at the caves, 2,800m above sea level.
Day 3: Lava Caves / Barranco Hut
After breakfast, continue ascent along a sharp ridge, giving a distinct high mountain feeling, then onto the Moorland Camp and arrive by mid afternoon. Stay at Barranco hut 3,900m.
Day 4: Barranco Hut / Arrow Glacier
A four-hour walk past enormous breach walls to camp at the foot of the Arrow Glacier. A leisurely afternoon and evening acclimatization at around 4900m and watching the sunset behind Mt. Meru.
Day 5: Arrow Glacier / Kilimanjaro Crater Rim
Climbing the same steep walls and scrambling up the screen and across the frozen lava on the tottering wall. We camp on the stunning water rim of Kilimanjaro.
Day 6: Kilimanjaro Crater Rim / Horombo Hut
You trek up the highest point in Africa, Uhuru Peak (5,896m). Descend via Gilman’s point and onto Kibo hut for dinner and overnight (3,761m).
Day 7: Horombo Hut / Arusha
After breakfast, descent to the Marangu Park Gate via Mandara. You will be transferred to Arusha for dinner and overnight.
Day 8: Arusha / Nairobi
After breakfast, leave for Nairobi by morning or afternoon shuttle, where the tour ends.