ITINERARY BY DAY
Trek through Fig Tree to Miriakamba for about 4 to 5 hours including picnic lunch break at Moiyo Waterfall, dinner and overnight at MiriakambaHut (2514 m / 8,248 ft), 14 km (8.6 mi)
After breakfast trek for 4 hours to Saddle Point, lunch on arrival, rest for 2 hours, side-trek for acclimatization to little Meru (3820 m / 12,533 ft), dinner and overnight Saddle Hut (3566 m / 11,712 ft), 7 km (4.3 mi).
Early morning wake-up call, Coffee or Tea & Cookies, your climb starts at 12:00 via Rhino Point (3800 m / 12,467 ft), must prepare for rough trail ‘’rock-line’’ to Meru Peak (4562 m / 15,967 ft), 8 km (5 mi)
Trek down from Meru Peak to Saddle Hut via the same trail, brunch, afternoon trek down to Momella headquarters’ (28 km / 17 mi) via Jiwe la Lami, meet your driver and transfer to Arusha.
Day 5 :Barafu Camp to Summit, down to Mweka Camp
Very early in the morning (midnight to 2 am), we continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. You ascend in a northwest direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. At Stella Point you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see. Faster hikers may view the sunrise from the summit.
From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all the way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit. Once at Uhuru Peak you have reached the highest point of the continent of Africa, meaning top of the Kilimanjaro.
From the summit we begin our descent by continuing straight down to the Mweka Camp, stopping at Barafu for lunch. You may want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. We arrive at Mweka Camp and enjoy our last evening on the mountain.
- Elevation: 4700m/15,350ft to 5895m/19,340ft
- Down to 3090m/10,150ft
- Distance: 5km/3mi up / 13km/8mi down
- Hiking Time: 5-7 hours up / 5-6 hours down
- Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit
- Meals: BLD
Day 6: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate, drive to Moshi
After breakfast we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy).
Your vehicle will be waiting for you at Mweka gate to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi (about 45 minutes).
- Elevation: 3090m/10,150ft to 1680m/5500ft
- Distance: 10km/6mi
- Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
- Habitat: Forest
- Meals: B
Price & Accommodations options
- This tour can be arranged based on clients budget plan
To/from Transfers,Government taxes and Park fees, Hut fees, Rescue fees, Cook, Meals, Porters, Ranger Guide, Treated drinking water.
Tips, sleeping bag, travel insurance (medical, rescue and evacuation), and all items of personal nature/use.