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Climb Mount Kilimanjaro with GOSH

itinerary

DAY 1

Departure from the UK

We depart London Heathrow on our overnight flight to Kilimanjaro. 

DAY 2

Moshi

On arrival there is a transfer to the hotel near the town of Moshi, where we enjoy a welcome meal and a briefing on the challenge ahead.

DAY 3

Machame Camp - 5-6 hours trekking

After a good breakfast we make the ½ hour road transfer to the Machame Gate and start trekking through the lush vegetation of the rainforest. In the afternoon we reach the camp, enjoy dinner and settle down to our first night under canvas.

DAY 4

Shira Camp - 6-7 hours trekking

Our route takes us through ever changing scenery as there is a steep ascent up through heather and moorland to the Shira Plateau. We continue across the plateau to our camp for the evening to relax and enjoy the fabulous views.

DAY 5

Barranco Camp - 6-7 hours trekking

Trekking east across beautiful barren moonlike landscape we reach Lava Tower 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 6

Karanga Valley - 5-6 hours trekking

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

DAY 7

Barafu Camp - 5-6 hours trekking

We have a tough ascent to Barafu Camp and after arriving, we continue with an acclimatisation walk to get our bodies used to the altitude. After an early dinner we rest as much as possible before waking just before midnight to begin the ascent to the summit.

DAY 8

Summit Night - 12-15 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 9

Moshi - 3-4 hours trekking

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 10

Free day in Moshi

Today we enjoy a free day to visit the local town of Moshi, or relax by the pool. before boarding our overnight flight back to London.

DAY 11

Arrive in the UK

 

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