7 days (not including air travel)
Day 1: Arusha-Machame Camp (3,000m)
From Arusha, transfer to Machame Park Gate. Hike for 5-6 hours through the rain forest to Machame camp for overnight.
Day 2: Shira Camp (3,800m)
After breakfast we trek for 5-6 hours to Shira camp.
Day 3: Baranco Camp (3,950m)
Leave after breakfast for an 8-9 hour hike through semi glaciated and sandy areas to Baranco camp.
Day 4: Karanga Valley Camp
Scramble up the steep Barranco wall as we enjoy stunning views from the top. From hrre, it’s an up and down trek to our next camp in Karanga Valley. Today’s is a short 3-4 hour acclimatisation hike.
Day 5: Barafu Camp (4600m)
After breakfast we climb again for 3-4 hours, with a picnic lunch en route. Eventually we arrive at the Barafu camp for dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Barafu – Uhuru Peak (5,896m)-Mweka Camp (3,100m)
Early wake-up call at 0100 Hrs for a light breakfast before starting the final ascent to the summit. The Stella Point is reached in approximately 5-6 hours and a further ascent to the Uhuru Peak in another 45 minutes(approx). We descend to the Gilman’s Point for an hour’s rest and another light breakfast, before our final descent of the day to take dinner and stay overnight at the Mweka camp. Today’s is a very long hike taking 13-15 hours in total.
Day 7: Arusha
Gradually descend for 3-4 hours to Mweka Gate and transfer back to Arusha.