Day 1: Arrive in Kilimanjaro for overnight. Hotel, bed and breakfast
Day 2: Transfer to Machame gate (1800m) to start your kilimanjaro trekking through montane forest to the first campsite, Machame (3,000m. 6 to 7hrs).
Day 3: Today’s hike through steep rocks and open moorland offer stunning views of Mt. Meru, before reaching Shira campsite (3,840m. 6 to 7hrs).
Day 4: From Shira cross the Baranco Valley to reach Baranco Wall and the campsite at Baranco (3,950m. 7-8 hrs).
Day 5: The route takes you through the surreal alpine vegetation on the south circuit path via Karanga Valley. The ascent out of the valley is high enough to see rock icicles. You will reach Barafu campsite for a rest, prepare equipment and a pre-summit briefing (4,600m. 7 to 8hrs).
Day 6: After a light snack and hot drink, the final stage of your kilimanjaro climb will begin around midnight while the scree (small stone) is still frozen. There is a steep climb to Stella Point (5,700m – 5 to 6 hrs). Some climbers finish here but for those with energy reserves, the route begins to flatten out along the crater rim. Uhuru Peak (5,895m) can be reached in 1 to 2 hrs. After a short rest on the top for photographs you start the descent to return to Barafu for breakfast and a short rest before descending via Mweka route to Mweka Hut (3,100m – 6 to 7 hrs) for dinner and a final night Kilimanjaro camping.
Day 7: An easy days hiking on a well defined rocky path to reach Mweka gate (3 to 4hrs) to collect certificates before returning to the hotel for overnight (dinner not included).