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Day 01

JRO – Arusha (about 1hr):

Accommodation : Arumeru River Lodge  

Meal Plan : Half Board Basis

On arrival at JRO meet with HM Safaris Staff (Please look for the board with your name on it), and transfer to Arumeru River Lodge for dinner and overnight. The lodge has swimming pool for you to relax and get relief after long flights.

Day 02

JRO – Arusha (about 1hr):

Accommodation : Arumeru River Lodge 

Meal Plan : Half Board Basis

Free day in Arusha.  Dinner and overnight at Arumeru River Lodge. 

Day 03

Arusha – Londorosi – Mti Mkubwa: (~3.5 hours driving from Arusha and 4-5 hours walking)

Accommodation : Mti Mkubwa Camp

Meal Plan : Full Board basis

After breakfast you will be picked from your lodge and transfer to Kilimanjaro National Park Londorossi gate where you will register, commence the climb with your guide and porters. Your first day takes you to Mti Mkubwa Camp located at an altitude of 2,750m (9,023ft) above sea level. After resting you will enjoy a relaxing dinner.

Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest Mountain in Africa and one of the highest volcanoes in the World.  It rises to 15,000 feet above the surrounding plains and savannah.  In climbing you will pass from a tropical to an arctic climate in a few days.  The surrounding rain forest ensures the fertility of the lush, lower-lying Shamba (country), where the Chagga people cultivate their coffee, maize and bananas. Dinner and overnight at Mti Mkubwa Camp

Day 04

Mti Mkubwa – Shira 1 Camp: (6-8 hrs)

Accommodation : Shira 1 Camp

Meal Plan : Full Board basis

After breakfast you will leave the glades of the rain forest and follow a flatting path to the open moorlands of Shira Camp located at an altitude of 3,720m (12,200ft). Enjoy views of the summit cone and the remains of the Shira volcano and plateau. Dinner and overnight at Shira 1 Camp.  

Day 05

Shira 1 Camp – Shira 2 Camp: (3-5 hrs)

Accommodation : Shira 2 Camp

Meal Plan : Full Board basis

 This is an acclimatization day that allows you to take day hikes that explore the Shira Plateau. You will hike only a short while and gain elevation to 3,840m (12,532ft) above sea level. Dinner and overnight at Shira 2 Camp.

Day 06

Shira 2 Camp – Barranco Camp: (6-7 hrs)

Accommodation : Barranco Camp

Meal Plan : Full Board basis

 Hike for around 4 hours though moorland until you ascend past Lava Tower and remains of Lava Tower hut before you get to the scree slope at the foot of the arrow glacier turn right and descend the Barranco valley to the Barranco hut. At 3,950 (12,960ft) above sea level. Dinner and overnight at Barranco Hut.

Day 07

Baranco Camp – Karanga Valley Camp(3 hrs)

Accommodation : Karanga Valley Camp

Meal Plan : Full Board basis 

Have a leisurely breakfast at Barranco Camp. The day is spent acclimatizing to altitude in preparation for the summit. Trek to Karanga Valley with picnic lunch en route. Dinner and overnight at Karanga Valley Camp. (4,200m/13,780ft).  

Day 08

Karanga Camp – Barafu Camp: (3-6hrs)

Accommodation : Barafu Camp

Meal Plan : Full Board basis

After breakfast at Karanga Valley Camp, Proceed ascending to Barafu Camp. Picnic lunch en route. Dinner and overnight at Barafu Camp. (4600m).

Day 09

Barafu Camp - Summit – Barafu- Mweka Camp: (~6 summit barafu, 3hrs barafu – Mweka Camp)

Accommodation : Crater Camp

Meal Plan : Full Board basis 

After the breakfast start for trekking to the summit. On reaching the Summit (Uhuru Peak) make photos and later descend down, rest at Barafu Camp for 1-2hrs then descend for dinner and overnight at Mweka Camp.

Day 10-11

Mweka Camp – Mweka Gate – Arusha:

Accommodation : Arumeru River Lodge 

Meal Plan : Half Board Basis

Breakfast and continue your descend to Mweka Gate (1,500m) and collect your certificates for successful trek.  You will then be transferred to Arusha for dinner and overnight Arumeru River Lodge.

Day 12

Departure:

Arusha – JRO (1hr):

After breakfast transfer to JRO for your onward flight or continue with safari.

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