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9 Day Kilimanjaro Trekking

TREKKING ITINERARY Overview

You start in the west at the Londorossi Gate and hike through the beautiful rain-forest, following the same path as the Lemosho Route for the first two days. After crossing the Shira Plateau the path heads around the quieter northern slopes to the east side of the mountain. We trek higher and higher up to the Shira Plateau and continue to the Lava Tower. The iconic Shark’s Tooth is also on the list of things, we want to see during our trek. Of course besides all the beautiful landscape that we will witness during our trekking, you look forward to our goal: the Uhuru Peak! To create lifelong memories we will ascent very early in the morning and have the chance to see the beauty of the sunrise over Tanzania from the summit of the roof of Africa.

Day 1 – Londorossi Gate (2,100 Meters) – Start Point 2,360 Meters To Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,820 Meters)
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Mti Mkubwa Camp

Day 01: Arrival Day

Greetings from Tanzania! As you land at Kilimanjaro Airport, your Superior African Safari guide will be there to greet you and drive you directly to your first five-star accommodation in Tanzania. You can fully enjoy your trip because this is an exclusive private safari! You’ll need to get up early tomorrow for your first Tanzania safari experience, so take advantage of today to rest up after your journey day and get a taste of what Africa has to offer.

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Kilimanjaro International Airport

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Day 2 – Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,820 Meters) To Shira Camp 1 (3,610 Meters)
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Shira Camp

Day 2 – Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,820 Meters) To Shira Camp 1 (3,610 Meters)

On day two you will spend the first hour trekking through the last section of rainforest path before entering the low alpine moorland zone which follows up onto the Shira Plateau. The trek is relatively short and gradual, ending at Shira Camp 1 (3,610 meters).

Accommodation: Shira Camp

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Shira Camp

Day 3 – Shira Camp 1 (3,610 Meters) To Shira Camp 2 (3,850 Meters)
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Shira Camp 2

Day 3 – Shira Camp 1 (3,610 Meters) To Shira Camp 2 (3,850 Meters)

On day three the trek crosses the Shira Plateau from Shira Camp 1 to Shira Camp 2. Nine day trekkers usually spend the night at Shira Camp 2 where they will join trekkers from the Machame Route. At Shira Camp 2 it is worth trekking a little higher up the plateau to enjoy the stunning view across the valley below and Western Breach of Kilimanjaro above. The plateau is exposed so be prepared for a cold night with temperatures getting below zero. Note: Trekkers on an eight day hike will continue east up the Shira Plateau ridge and on to Lava Tower (4,600 meters) and then back down via the Northern Circuit to Moir Camp (4,200 meters).

Accommodation: Shira Camp 2

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Shira Camp 2

Day 4 – Shira Camp 2 (3,850 Meters) To Moir Camp (4,200 Meters)
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Moir Camp

Day 4 – Shira Camp 2 (3,850 Meters) To Moir Camp (4,200 Meters)

Day four is a long trek heading east which passes through the ‘Garden of the Senecios’ and then enters the high alpine desert zone. The morning is spent trekking up to Lava Tower and the iconic Shark’s Tooth rock formation at 4,600 meters, where you will have lunch. After lunch you will join the northern circuit heading down to Moir Camp at 4,200 meters (see map above). This is an important day in your trek as you will get to experience high altitude and then sleep low, which is good for the acclimatisation process.

Accommodation: Moir Camp

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Moir Camp

Day 5 – Moir Camp (4,200 Meters) To Buffalo Camp (4,020 Meters)
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Buffalo Camp

Day 5 – Moir Camp (4,200 Meters) To Buffalo Camp (4,020 Meters)

Day five involves a moderately steep climb out of Moir Valley. Trekkers can take a small detour here to climb the summit of Little Lent Hill at 4,375 meters before returning to the Northern Circuit trail. From here the route follows a series of inclines and declines, skirting around the northern slopes of Kibo to Buffalo Camp (4,020 meters).The trek gives great vistas out across the plains that lie north of Kilimanjaro and stretch out to the Kenyan / Tanzanian border. You will arrive at Buffalo Camp just after midday, where you will have lunch and have time to rest after a long day hiking.

Accommodation: Buffalo Camp

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Buffalo Camp

Day 6 – Buffalo Camp (4,020 Meters) To Rongai Third Cave (3,800 Meters)
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Rongai Third Cave

Day 6 – Buffalo Camp (4,020 Meters) To Rongai Third Cave (3,800 Meters)

Day six starts with a climb up the Buffalo ridge and down into Porfu Camp where lunch is usually served. The route then continues east around the northern slopes to the Rongai Third Cave at 3,800 meters. The trek is shorter than the day before and by now you should be feeling well acclimatised to the altitude. You will arrive at the Third Cave just around mid-afternoon.

Accommodation: Rongai Third Cave Camp

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Rongai Third Cave

Day 7 – 3rd Cave (3,800 Meters) To School Hut (4,800 Meters)
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School Hut

Day 7 – 3rd Cave (3,800 Meters) To School Hut (4,800 Meters)

Day seven involves a steady incline up and over the Saddle which sits between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi Peak. Trekkers then continue walking south-west up to School Hut (4,800 meters). After arriving at School Hut you will be served an early dinner and then you should get some shut-eye as you will be awoken before midnight to start your summit attempt. Remember to prepare all your gear, including warm clothes, insulated water bottles, snacks, headlamp and camera before going to bed.

Accommodation: School Hut

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School Hut

Day 8 – School Hut (4,800 Meters) To Uhuru Peak (5,895 Meters) And Then Onto Millennium Camp (3,950 Meters)
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millennium Camp

Day 8 – School Hut (4,800 Meters) To Uhuru Peak (5,895 Meters) And Then Onto Millennium Camp (3,950 Meters)

You will be awoken around 11:30 with hot tea and biscuits and will then begin the steep incline up the slopes of Kibo under the cover of darkness. Your first check-point is Hans Meyer Cave where you will take a short break. The climb steepens as you approach Gilman’s Point (5,681 meters), which will be around 5-6 hours after departing School Hut. Take a moment to enjoy the approaching dawn and incredible view out and across to Mawenzi Peak, but remember you still have 2 hours trekking to reach Uhuru Peak so dig deep for the energy.

The slope flattens as you head west around the crater rim and you should arrive at the summit at or just after sunrise. Your stay here will be brief so get as many pictures as you can of the incredible views and surrounding glaciers. 

Accommodation: Millennium Camp

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Millennium Camp

Day 9 – Millennium Camp (3,950 Meters) To Mweka Gate (1,640 Meters) Distance: ~10km / 6.5 Miles
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Mweka Camp

Day 9 – Millennium Camp (3,950 Meters) To Mweka Gate (1,640 Meters) Distance: ~10km / 6.5 Miles

The final day is a short hike through the dense montane rainforest from Millennium Camp (3,950 meters) to Mweka Gate (1,640 meters). At the gate you will need to sign-out with the authorities, who will also provide you with your official certificate – a green certificate for those who made it to Gilman’s Point and a gold certificate for those who reached Uhuru Peak. It is customary to give your guide and porter tips before being driven back to your hotel in Moshi.

Accommodation: Mweka Camp

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Mweka Camp

Day 10; Departure
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Day 10: Farewell

Your safari comes to an end after breakfast at your  hotel either in moshi or arusha , then  your guide will drive you to the airport and leave you off.

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Tour Include
  • Transfers in both directions between the International Airport 
  • Transfers in both directions between the International Airport 
  • Accommodation at the lodge in Arusha
  • Extended 4 x 4 safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
  • Professional English, France, German Speaker safari guide
  • Entrance fees to all national parks and Crater fees
  • All meals while on safari and mineral drinking water during the safari
  • Government taxes
Tour Exclude
  • International flights
  • Travel and personal accident insurance
  • Visa
  • Passport
  • Vaccinations & medicines
  • Tips/gratuities for guides, cook and porters
  • Other expenditures like luxury drinks/beverage, alcoholic drinks at lodge/hotels or on your trip as well as souvenirs and personal items after or before trip.
  • Optional excursions/activities not detailed in itinerary
  • Any additional services that will be requested
Safari Price (USD)

Price is per person based on the Group size:

Season 1 Pax 2 Pax 3 Pax 4 Pax 5 Pax 6 Pax
HIGH SEASON (ADULT)
1,840
1,748
1,656
1,564
1,472
1,380
CHILD 5 - 15 YEARS (HIGH SEASON)
1,196
1,136
1,076
1,017
957
897
LOW SEASON (ADULT)
1,784
1,695
1,606
1,516
1,427
1,338
CHILD 5 - 15 YEARS (LOW SEASON)
1,160
1,102
1,044
986
928
870
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