Day 1: Arusha – Kilimanjaro National Park Gate – Umbwe – Bivouac

Leave from Arusha or Moshi and drive to Kilimanjaro National Park gate at Umbwe where the climb begins. Ascend up through the forest a long narrow ridge between the Lonzo and Umbwe rivers to reach Bivouac No. 1 campsite ( 2800m) for dinner and overnight. Taking 4 to 5 hours walking.

Day 2: Bivouac – Barranco Camp.

Leave Bivouac No. 1 camp the path continues to follow the ridge, passing through Heather and open Moorland. 3 – 4 hrs walking to reach Barranco campsite (3900m) for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Barranco Camp – Barafu Camp

The path climbs steeply out of Barranco Valley, struggles up the Barraco walls, Crosses the Karanga Valley, then turns north to reach Barafu campsite 6 – 7 hours of walking. At midnight trek up to the Summit via Stella Point.

Day 4: Barafu Camp Full day

Enjoy sunrise at the summit ( Uhuru peak 5896m) Photos, horizontal views, then descend to Barafu Hut for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Barafu Camp – Mweka Camp

After breakfast in Barafu Hut descend to Mweka Campsite (3000m) for dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Mweka Gate – Moshi / Arusha

Descend through the forest after breakfast, 3 – 4 hours walking to Mweka Gate, where you will drive to Moshi or Arusha.

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