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climb Kilimanjaro for Education
East Africa with community project

itinerary

DAY 1

Departure from the UK

We depart UK for an overnight flight to Tanzania. 

DAY 2

Chem-Chem campsite

We arrive as the sun warms the morning air around Kilimanjaro. Here we transfer to Marangu and our first camp and the location of Education East Africa, Chem Chem, close to the base of Mount Kilimanjaro. We have some time to relax and enjoy a dinner together and briefing about the climb in general, the charity and the importance of the mountain to the surrounding communities.

DAY 3

Chem-Chem campsite

Today, we spend the day visiting the Project Work carried out by Education East Africa. This day will also allow us to acclimatise before starting our trek in the morning. We have dinner together, provided by the Chem-Chem Campsite, and have a kit check and briefing from our Head Guide, before heading to bed to prepare ourselves for our challenge ahead.

DAY 4

Mti Mkubwa Camp 3000 m - 5-6 hours trekking

After breakfast a transfer to the Kilimanjaro National Park gates to the west, before embarking upon a 3-5 hr trek through the Lemosho Glades at 1,981m following an unspoilt route before reaching our camp at Mti Mkubwa.

DAY 5

Shira Camp 3,840 m - 6-7 hours trekking

This morning we begin our first full day trekking, where we will gain over 700m in height, a slow and steady ascent allows for our bodies to acclimatise to the higher altitudes as we cross the Shira plateau. Tonight we camp at Shira 1.

DAY 6

Barranco Camp 3,950 m - 6-7 hours trekking

Trekking east across beautiful barren moonlike landscape we reach Lava Tower (4,500m) for lunch. We then descend through the surrounding ravines to reach our camp late in the afternoon.  This descent aids our acclimatisation to the ever changing altitude.

DAY 7

Karanga Valley 4,002 m - 5-6 hours trekking

Today we climb the Barranco Wall, where at the top we are rewarded with fantastic views of Mt Meru and the surrounding valleys.  We then head onwards to Karanga Camp where we enjoy an afternoon walk and an early night!

DAY 8

Barafu Camp 4,600 m - 5-6 hours trekking

Awaking just before midnight, we climb for about 6 hours, with the steepest and most  demanding part of the route by torchlight, to reach Stella Point at the crater rim. Then, our final traverse to Uhuru Peak, the highest point on the African Continent, at 5895m. The morning sunlight gives us spectacular views across the plains below and of Mount Meru in the distance. After a tough descent to Barafu camp, we stop for a well-earned breakfast, before continuing on to Millennium Camp.

DAY 9

Summit Day 5,895 m - 12-14 hours trekking

By torchlight we have a tough climb for about 6 hours to reach Stella Point at the crater rim before our final traverse to Uhuru Peak, the highest point on the African Continent, at 5895m. The morning sunlight provides spectacular views across the plains below and to Mt Meru in the distance.  We have a tough descent back down to Barafu camp where we stop for breakfast before continuing on to Millennium Camp.

DAY 10

Moshi

After breakfast we continue our descent to Mweka Gate. A short bus transfer takes us to our hotel in Moshi where we rest before celebrating our fantastic achievements!

DAY 11

A free day in Moshi

Those who are joining us on the KiliSafari will head off to the Ngorongoro Crater early morning to discover more of Africa! Please see separate brochure for further details on this. For the remaining members of the group, we have a free morning in Moshi before we board our  flight to London.

DAY 12

Arrive in London

We return to Heathrow early morning.

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