Time frame:7 Days and 6 nuights
Accessible all year round and its Habitat is Montane Forest
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Time frame:7 Days and 6 nuights
Day 1: Arusha-Londorosi-Mti Mkubwa Campsite.
After Breakfast in Arusha (1400m) you will receive a day brief there after followed by a drive to Londorosi Gate (2100m)there after meet up with our mountain guides and porters and a hike will begin through the rain forest that holds several species of plants,animals and stop in the afternoon for Lunch and arrive at Mti Mkubwa(2750m) Campsite for a hot dinner and then overnight.
Day 2: Mti Mkubwa Camp-Shira Campsite
The Habitat here is Moorland and a hiking time may be up to 7 hrs Soon after breakfast the ascent out of the forest will begin to the Moorland zone walking through different streams and over the plateau to Shira 2 campsite that lies at 3840m with a spectacular view to the western Breach and the glacier in the East. Overnight and dinner will at Shira 2 camp.
Day 3: Shira-Lava Tower-Barraco Camp
The Hiking time is up to 7hrs with an approximate 15km with a Semi Desert Habitat. After an early Morning Breakfast you will be heading to Semi Desert and the rocky Landscape.A 5hr walk to East the Lava Tower with 4630m will be face to face and have a lunch will be served and depending on the weather climbing the tower and descend to Barranco Camp 3950m.Its located in the valley below the great Barranco wall and view the sun set and overnight at the camp.
Day 4: Barranco-Karanga
The Hiking time is between 4-5hrs and approximately 5km with Alpine Desert. Its a Day to conquer the Great Barranco Wall. Its a short hike and at the top,you will have a view to Heim Glacier. The trail then winds up and down in the Karanga Valley. You will spend the night at Karanga Camp (3950m) and enjoy dinner and washing at the site.
Day 5: Karanga Camp-Barafu Hut.
The Hiking time is 2-3hrs with an approximately distance of 4km and an Alpine Desert Habitat. Soon after breakfast the ascent through the trails that intersects with Mweka route mostly used to descend on the final days.Reaching at Barafu Hut 4550m which is located on the rocky and exposed ridge and wind.Early dinner will be served as hikers are required to rest before attempting the summit the same night.
Day 6: Summit Attempt,Barafu Camp-Uhuru Peak-Mweka
The hiking time is 8hrs to Uhuru Peak and 7-8hours descending to Mweka that involves 7km ascent to Uhuru Peak and 23km descent to Mweka with stone scree and ice capped summit and forest on descent. Waking up at around 23:30pm for Tea and snacks and beginning a summit attempt.This is the most challenging part both mentally and physically and it will leads you to Stella Point 5685m in the crater rim.Here you will enjoy the sunrise over the African Highest point and ascending to Uhuru Peak which is the highest point 5895m and its a lifetime accomplishment for hikers.Tea will be served in the summit and ready for descent to Barafu Camp for rest and lunch and there after descending through Mweka trail to Mweka camp 3100m in the upper rain forest for Dinner and overnight.
Day 7:Mweka Camp-Mweka Gate
This is a hike of 3hrs with approximately 15km through a forest habitat. Following a well-deserved breakfast, your staff will have a big celebration full of dancing and singing. It is here on the mountain that you will present your tips to the guide, assistant guides, chef(s), and porters. After celebrating, you will descend for three hours back to Mweka Gate. The National Park requires all hikers to sign their names to receive certificates of completion. Hikers who reached Stella Point (5685m) receive green certificates and hikers who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m) receive gold certificates. After receiving certificates, hikers will descend into the Mweka village for 1 hour (3 kilometers). You will be served a hot lunch then you will drive back to Arusha for long overdue showers and more celebrations.
This hike Includes:
- Quality waterproof four season mountain sleeping tents
- Professional and experienced mountain guides
- All Park fees
- Rescue fees
- All meals while on the Mountain
- Quality mess tents with tables and chairs
- Clean, purified drinking water
- Crisis management and safety procedures
- Fair and ethical treatment of porters and other staffs
- Airport transfers
- Accommodation (OPTIONAL) (may be before and after the Hike depending on the request).
Items not included:
- Tanzania VISA
- Gratuity and Tips
- Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
- Meals not listed above
- Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)