10 Days Mt. Kilimanjaro | Northern

Fy African Safari

Climb Overview |

Mt. Kilimanjaro climb, a journey that promises not just a summit triumph but an immersive experience in Tanzania’s natural wonders. Our expert-guided trek begins at the iconic Machame Gate, winding through diverse landscapes from lush rainforests to alpine deserts. As you ascend, be prepared for awe-inspiring views of glaciers and vast plains. Our carefully crafted itinerary allows for acclimatization, increasing your chances of reaching Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa.

10 Days Mt. Kilimanjaro | Northern

Detailed Itinerary

This itinerary is a general guide; actual trekking times and camps may vary. Adequate acclimatization is crucial, and the itinerary allows for gradual altitude gain.

You’ll be accompanied by experienced guides and a dedicated team, you’ll not only conquer Kilimanjaro but forge lasting memories against the breathtaking backdrop of this majestic mountain. Join us for a transformative adventure that goes beyond the summit—a true exploration of self and nature.

Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport where our operations Manager or our Kilimanjaro climbing experts will meet you outside the arrival hall and usher you into a waiting transfer car that is private for you. You will be transferred to a hotel in Moshi in the base town for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, where you will check in. Overnight at Chanya Lodge. Dinner and Breakfast.

  • Elevation (m):2360m to 2895m, 
  • Distance:6 km, 
  • Time:3-4 hours, 
  • Habitat:Montane forest.

After breakfast we set off for the Londorossi Gate where you are registered to climb and the porters will assemble all the equipment and supplies that we need. We then begin our climb through the forest to Mti Mkubwa, our first camp at 2895m.

Meals: Lunch | Dinner | Breakfast ACCOMODATION: Mti Mkubwa Camp

  • Elevation (m):2895m to 3500m, 
  • Distance:8 km, 
  • Time:5-6 hours, 
  • Habitat:Moorland

Our trek today will take us to Shira Plateau, the caldera left by the collapse of Kilimanjaro’s third volcanic crater. Tonight’s campsite is Shira 1 camp, and it will be significantly colder here than the previous night.

Meals: Lunch | Dinner | Breakfast ACCOMODATION: Shira 1 Camp

  • Elevation (m):3500m to 4200m, 
  • Distance:14 km, 
  • Time:6-8 hours, 
  • Habitat:Moorland

After breakfast, a gentle hike across the plateau leads to Shira 2 camp on moorland meadows by a stream. We will continue with a trek heading east which passes through the ‘Garden of the Senecios’ and then enters the high alpine desert zone, then you will join the Northern Circuit heading down to Moir Camp.

Meals: Lunch | Dinner | Breakfast ACCOMODATION: Moir Hut

  • Elevation (m):4200m to 4000m, 
  • Distance:12 km, 
  • Time:7-8 hours, 
  • Habitat:Semi-desert

We start with a steep climb out of Moir Valley and take a short detour to reach the summit of Lent Hills.  After admiring the views, we return to the trail and head eastwards around the northern edge of the mountain. The final section of today’s walk undulates as we cross several valleys until reaching Pofu Camp.

Meals: Lunch | Dinner | Breakfast ACCOMODATION: Pofu Camp

  • Hiking time: 2-3 hours
  • Distance: Approximately 4 kilometers
  • Habitat: Alpine desert

The following breakfast, you will leave Karanga Camp (3959m). The trail intersects with the Mweka Route, which is the trail used to descend on the final two days. As you continue hiking for an hour, you will reach Barafu Hut. This is the last water stop for the porters because there is no accessible water at Barafu Camp (4550m). The word “barafu” in Swahili means “ice” and this camp is located on a rocky, exposed ridge. Tents will be exposed to wind and rocks so it is important for hikers to familiarize themselves with the campsite before dark. An early dinner will be served so hikers can rest before attempting the summit the same night. Your guide will brief you in detail on how to prepare for summit night. Get to sleep by 19:00!

MEALS: Lunch | Dinner | Breakfast ACCOMMODATION: Barafu Camp

  • Elevation (m):3960m to 4790, 
  • Distance:6 km, 
  • Time:5 hours, 
  • Habitat:Alpine desert

We will make a steady ascent to reach the saddle, a lunar landscape between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. From here we continue upwards to reach School Hut in the early afternoon. The remainder of the afternoon is spent resting and preparing for summit day.

Meals: Lunch | Dinner | Breakfast ACCOMODATION: School Hut

  • Elevation (m):4790m to 5895m to 5730m, 
  • Distance:14 km, 
  • Time:approx 10 hours, 
  • Habitat:Stone scree and moorland

At around 1am, we set off on a tough zig zag trail taking us to the rim of the crater at Gillman’s Point. From here we take a short break to watch sun rise over Mawenzi. Then its a trek around the crater rim to Uhuru Peak, close to the glaciers that still exist at the summit of Kilimanjaro.

Time for a celebration and and a few summit photos before the start of our descent down to the Mweka Hut camp site. This will take us back to Barafu for lunch. There will be loose gravel going down to Mweka Camp (3100m), so trekking poles will be useful. That evening we will enjoy our last dinner on Kilimanjaro and sleep well after the day exertions.

Meals: Lunch | Dinner | Breakfast ACCOMODATION: Mweka Camp

  • Elevation (m):3100m to 1800m, 
  • Distance:8 km, 
  • Time:approx 3-4 hours, 
  • Habitat:Montane Forest.

The last day on the mountain starts with a descent down to the Mweka Park Gate where summit certificates are issued. Through the rain forest, it can get wet and muddy. If you have gaiters, you may want to use them here and trekking poles will help. It may be warmer so shorts and t-shirts can be worn, but keep waterproofs and warmer clothing to hand. You now drive back to Moshi for a long overdue hot shower, nice dinner, overnight and celebrations!! Overnight at Chanya Lodge in Moshi or similar. All meals included.

After breakfast in the morning, you will check out from the Hotel at 10.00Hrs and waiting for Airport transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport back home but if you would like to extend to Safari/ Zanzibar Beach let us know.

  • Kilimanjaro trekking according to the itinerary
  • All airport transfers in private car
  • 05 days private Kilimanjaro Climb / Marangu Route
  • Full board during climb including mineral /drinking water
  • Professional well experienced Kilimanjaro Team with English speaking Mountain guide, porters, and cook
  • All gear incl mountain tents, mattresses, - mess tents, chairs, and table
  • Pls bring your own sleeping bag
  • Altitude Sickness & First Aid Kit
  • KINAPA Rescue Fee
  • Park fee, camping fee, VAT and other taxes
  • Fair salary, food, insurance and accommodation for guide and porter
  • 02 x HB at Panama Garden Resort at Moshi (or sim) prior to your climb
  • Tourist Development Levy
  • Wildlife Management Area Fees
  • VAT (18%) by The Government of Tanzania
  • Tips for the crews,
  • Personal Mountain Gear like warm clothes, gloves, walking poles etc
  • Curio shop purchases, Gratitude
  • Champagne, cognac, premium brand spirits, cellar wines, cigars and cigarettes.
  • All International and Domestic Flights are not included.
  • International airfare & flights
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities for safari guide and lodge/camp staff
  • Visa fee (50 US$ / 100 US$ for Americans- to be paid upon arrival)
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and beverages in lodges

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