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Machame Route
 * This route uses small tents for accommodation on the mountain.

Day 1: Transfer to Machame: Introductory briefing upon our arrival in Arusha, before transferring Lodge for the evening.

Day 2: Machame Camp: At 7:30 a.m.  transfer to the Machame Park Gate. After registering with the park authority, begin to climb through the lush forest. Continue on to some heath land before reaching our overnight camp at Machame Camp (10,000 feet, 6-7 hours of walking).

Day 3 Shira Camp:  This section ascent will continue across beautiful heath land and alpine moorland with magnificent views of Kilimanjaro Peak. Overnight at Shira Camp (12,500 feet, 6-7 hours of walking) 

Day 4 Barranco Camp: Draw nearer the peak as we pass the Lava Tower. The trek becomes a bit more strenuous as the trail becomes steeper on the approach to our overnight stop at Barranco Camp (13,800 feet, 5-6 hours of walking).

Day 5: Karanga Valley Camp: The day begins with a descent into the Gorge, before climbing its eastern wall with views of Kilimanjaro's ice fields, an equatorial anomaly. We will continue trekking until we reach our camp in Karanga Valley (13,900 feet, 4-5 hours of walking).

Day 6: Barafu Camp : Trek up through the Karanga Valley, following the lava ridge to the Barafu camp (15,500 feet, 6-7 hours of walking), for overnight.

Day 7: Mweka Camp : Just after midnight, begin the attempt on the summit attempt, passing between the Rebmann and Tarzel glaciers to the rim at Stella Point. As dawn nears, summit at Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa at 19,340 feet. Uhuru will be the culmination of - and the reward for  6 to 7 hours of strenuous hiking. Descend back to Barafu Camp, resting for a while before continuing our descent to Mweka Camp (9,840 feet, 3-4 hours of walking on the descent).

Day 8: Park Gate & transfer to Arusha Make the final descent to the park gate, a walk of about 3 or 4 hours. After farewells to the guide and porters, we'll drive to Arusha.

Day 9: We recommend a Serengeti Safari or to relax on Zanzibar after climbing Kilimanjaro

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Rongai Route
* This route uses small tents for accommodation on the mountain.

Day 1: Babylon Lodge: Transfer from Arusha/KIA airport to Babylon Lodge in the heart of Marangu Village for  overnight.   

Day 2: First Cave: Today you transfer to Kilimanjaro National Park Gate, register and begin your assent of Kilimanjaro. The days climb goes up to the first cave which is 1,800m. The climb will take 2 - 3 hours. This part of the climb passes the Crop growing area of the mountain. Overnight  and dinner at a  tented camp.

Day 3: Third Cave: Early in the morning, begin trekking beyond the second cave, and on to the 3rd cave. This is at an altitude of 3,800m and will take about 6 to 7 hours. The climb today is relatively difficult, passing through the forest and  into the Moorland. After this long climb, Overnight in tents at the cave, where dinner will be prepared for you.

Day 4:  Kibo Hut:  Today continue ascending to Kibo Hut, which stands at 4,700m and takes about 3 - 4 hours. Rest early as the next part of the trek starts directly after midnight. The evening will be spent at Kibo Hut, where you will stay in the huts.

Day 5:  SUMMIT: Gilmans Point and Summit: This is the most difficult part of the climb, beginning very early and up to the steep point of Gilmans Point (5,681m).  From here trek onto the crater rim to see the sun rise. This part of the journey takes roughly 7 to 8 hours. Continue on to Uhuru Peak (5,896mm) and then begin your descent back to Horombo Hut 4 - 7 hours. Dinner and overnight at the Hut

Day 6: Final descent:  The journey back to the park gate will take 5 - 7 hours – depending on weather and speed of decent. Collect your certificate, and back to Babylon Lodge.

We recommend a Serengeti Safari or to relax on Zanzibar after climbing Kilimanjaro

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