Day 1: Nairobi / Moshi
Depart Nairobi early this morning with a shuttle to Moshi town, over the Tanzanian border. Upon your arrival you have several options including a visit to the vibrant marketplace, or you may prefer to relax in your comfortable hotel for the rest of the afternoon, to prepare for your trek tomorrow.
Day 2: Moshi / Mti Mkubwa camp
After breakfast at your hotel, we will drive in a land cruiser to Londrosi park gate, where we can register for our climb and upon obtaining a permit, drive back to Lemosho starting point where our trek can begin. From here we have a 6km climb, which will take about 3 hours to our first camp at 2750m. We will stay at Mti Mkubwa Camp (Big Tree) for dinner and spend the night here.
Day 3: Mti Mkubwa / Shira 1 camp
Today we have a 5- 6 hour climb from Mti Mkubwa Camp through the moorlands to the next camp at 3500m, named Shira 1 Camp; about 9kms away. We can have dinner and the spend the night here.
Day 4: Shira 1 / Shira 2 camp
After breakfast we have about a 3 hour trek through the heather Moorlands of the mountain to Shira 2 Camp at 3850m, where we will have dinner tonight and spend the night.
Day 5 : Shira 2 / Baranco camp
This morning we can leave Shira 2 Camp to hike across the Lava Tower at 4600m for acclimatisation. From here, we can continue onto Baranco camp at 3950m,where we will arrive before dinner and which will take us in total about 6- 7 hours trekking.
Day 6 : Baranco / Karanga Camp
Today we can leave Baranco camp for Karanga camp, about 5 kms away which will take us about 3-4 hours. On our hike we will climb the Baranco Walls at 4250m,from where we can cross Karanga Valley to arrive at Karanga camp before dinner, at an altitude of 4000m.
Day 7: Karanga / Barafu Camp
After breakfast we can continue our hike to Barafu camp, about 4kms away from Karanga camp, which will take us about 3 hours. We will have dinner and the spend the night here, at an altitude of 4600m.
Day 8 : Barafu / Uhuru peak 5895 / Mweka Camp.
We can leave very early morning from Barafu camp to begin our trek to the summit, first passing Stella Point where we can relax and soak in the views before our final ascent to Uhuru peak, the highest point of Mt. Kilimanjaro at 5895m. From Barafu camp to the summit is about a 6 hour trek. After celebrating, we can then start to return to Barafu camp for a rest and lunch, before our last descent to Mweka High camp (3700m) or Mweka Camp (3100m) , which at an will take us about 2 hours before we arrive at our camp for the night, in time for dinner.
Day 9: Mweka Camp / Moshi
After breakfast we can continue our final descent to Mweka park gate, which is about a 3 hour walk down. Our vehicle will be waiting for us, and your comfortable hotel in Moshi town inviting you in for a hot shower before a late lunch!
Included in the price:
Þ Airport transfers.
Þ All camping equipment.
Þ Transfer to and from the base of the mountain.
Þ Full board accommodation whilst on the trek.
Þ 3 Meals a day ( special diet vegetarian and hallal).
Þ Accommodations in camps/huts as per the itinerary.
Þ All park entrance fees to include government taxes.
Þ Service of an English speaking professional guide, porters and skilled cook.
Þ Start and finish Nairobi.
Þ Water -You just need bottled water only the first day. The rest of the days we boil or add purifying tablets then filter using MSR water filtering pump before refilling in your water bottles in the morning.
Þ Rescue fee.
Þ H.F Radio communication for backup incase or rescue.
Excluded in the price:
Þ Hikking equipments.
Þ Soft drinks.
Þ Accommodation before and after the trek.
Þ climbing gears ( we have them for hire).
Þ International flights.
Þ Visas to Kenya.
Þ Items of personal nature.
Þ Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary.
Þ No mosquito net.
NB: Proper equipments are vital to safe and enjoyable trek.
SAMPLE FOOD MENU
During our expedition we normally provide enough, fresh and clean food. When it comes to cooking we cook different food at different elevation putting into consideration of the boiling point at different heights so that the food will be well cooked for easier digestion. We also have food supply on the Mountain to make sure that there is enough and fresh food through out the trek.
Considering all that, you need water to avoid dehydration, we will provide you with fresh fruits.
BREAKFAST: Fruit Juice, Fruit, Cereal/Porridge, Eggs bread/French-toast/Plain-toast/Pancakes, Sausages, Margarine, Jam/Honey, Tea/Coffee/Drinking chocolate. Boiled egg, spinach omelet or fried egg with beacon and bread.
LUNCH: Sliced Carrot and Cucumber stripes, Avocado slices, Boiled egg, Vegetable/Meat cutlets, Sandwiches (Egg/ Cheese/Tomato/Tuna/Meat/Peanut butter), Fruit. Boiled egg, salami sandwich, cheese, French toast, Macaroni, meat sauce and bread.
DINNER: Soup of the day, Bread, Salad, Rice/Pasta/Potatoes, Chicken/Meat, Mixed Vegetables (Carrot/French -Beans/Cabbage), Lentils, Fruit Salad, Fruit with custard, Tea/Coffee/Milo/Drinking chocolate. Spaghetti with meat sauce or fish with rice, Fried beef with roast potatoes, rice, carrots, cabbage. Roast chicken with vegetable, fried rice, green pepper, carrots.
ON WAY TO THE SUMMIT (midnight snack) Hot Chocolate, Tea or coffee and biscuits, Glucose, Chocolate bar, orange squash or soup.
NOTE: We are flexible and willing to accept Tourist suggestions on Food menu and equipments information during our trek.