Itinerary in glance:

  • Day 1: Drive to Kilimanjaro National Park Machame Gate, Hike to Machame Camp
  • Day 2: Hike Machame Camp to Shira Camp
  • Day 3: Hike Shira Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp
  • Day 4: Hike Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp
  • Day 5: Hike Barafu Camp to Summit, down to Mweka Camp
  • Day 6: Hike Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate, drive to Moshi/Arusha

 

Itinerary in glance:

  • DAY 1: Drive to Kilimanjaro National Park Rongai Gate (Nale Moru), Hike to Simba Camp
  • DAY 2: Hike Simba Camp to Second Cave
  • DAY 3: Hike Second Cave to Third Cave
  • DAY 4: Hike Third Cave to Kibo Hut
  • DAY 5: Hike Kibo Hut to Summit, and down to Horombo Hut
  • DAY 6: Hike Horombo Hut to trail head, drive to Moshi/Arusha

Day 1: Arusha to Momalla Gate

  • Elevation (m): (1,387 m to (1,500 m)
  • Elevation(ft): 4,921 ft) to 3,000 ft )
  • Distance: 10 km
  • Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
  • Habitat: Montane Forest.

Overview

Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa, and rises approximately 4,900 m (16,000 ft) from its base to 5,895 meters (19,341 ft) above sea level with its three volcanic cones: Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira, and this is a dormant volcano in Tanzania. The first recorded ascent to the summit of the mountain was by Hans Meyer and Ludwig Purtschellerin 1889. The mountain is part of the Kilimanjaro National Park and is a major climbing destination. The mountain has been the subject of many scientific studies because of its shrinking glaciers.