Arrival in Arusha: Stay overnight at Karama Lodge and Spa with Bed and Breakfast.


Day 1 – Shira 1: Leave in the morning from Arusha to Londorossi village/gate. The start of trail (2100m)   trek winds up through the lush forest zone on to the lower slopes of the northern side, going to Shira Plateau.  Overnight stay at Shira 1. (3480m) (3 to 4 hours)


Day 2 – Shira Hut: Trek to Shira Hut walking through the fine open moorlands.  Overnight at Shira Hut. (3840m) Acclimatization at Cathedral Peak


Day 3 – Barranco Camp: A long trek to Barranco. This camp lies in a sheltered area below the spectacular cliffs of the Breach wall. The Breach wall, the dome of Uhuru and the edge of the Heim Glacier dominate the head of the valley. Overnight at Barranco Camp. (3900m) (5 to 6 hours)


Day 4 – Karanga Valley: The trek continue from Baranco to Karanga valley – Overnight at Karanga camp. (3930M) (3 to 4 hours)


Day 5 – Barafu Camp: In the morning trek to Barafu. Huge glaciers and cliffs can be seen which mark this part of the mountain. Here is the last water point. Overnight Barafu Camp. (4600m) (3 hours)


Day 6 – Mweka Camp: At midnight the trek begins up to the final steep, scree section to reach Stella Point. Walk steadily up the ridge and around the crater to reach Uhuru peak at 5895m. From the summit the trek descends to overnight at Mweka Hut. (3100m) (This will likely depend on you and you descending pace)


Day 7 – Arusha: Covering the last section of the mountain, the trek continues down through the forests to the gate where your vehicle will be waiting to transport you back to Arusha.  Stay overnight at Karama Lodge and Spa with Bed and Breakfast.

  • Private toilet available upon request (Please inquire about current price)
  • Oxygen cylinders are available upon request. (Please inquire about current price)
  • Tropical Trails is a member of Partner for Responsible Travel which ensures that porters are not overloaded, that they are paid well, that they eat well, and that they have protective clothing. We are proud to support the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project.

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