The drive from Moshi to the trailhead takes about 3 hours. We hike through the rain forest on a winding trail up a ridge. At lower elevations the trail can be muddy and slippery. Gaiters and trekking poles are a good idea here. We continue a short distance until we reach the Shira Camp
Starting the Shira Plateau we keep on to the east up a ridge, fleeting the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our way changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the Shark's Tooth (elevation range between 4650m/15,250ft). Shortly after the tower we come to the second junction which goes to the Arrow Glacier. We now continue down to the Barranco Camp. Although you end the day around the same elevation as when you began, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.
Following breakfast, we go away Barranco and continue on a steep ridge up the Barranco Wall to the Karanga Valley and the crossroads which connects with the Mweka Trail.
We keep on up to the Barafu Camp. You have accomplished the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest, enjoy dinner, and prepare for the summit day.
Extremely early in the morning midnight to 2 am, we go on our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. You beginning in a northwesterly direction and climb through deep scree towards Stella Point on the crater edge. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. At Stella Point you will stop for a short rest and will be happy with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to observe. Closer hikers may view the sunrise from the summit. Starting Stella Point, you may come across snow all the way on your 1-hour way up to the summit. Until that time at Uhuru Peak you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa! From the summit we begin our drop by continuing straight down to the Mweka Camp, stopping at Barafu for lunch. You may want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. We arrive at Mweka Camp and enjoy our last evening on the mountain
After breakfast we continue the drop down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. From the gate, continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet you at Mweka village to drive you back to your hotel you book.
TERMS AND CONDITION
A 70% deposit is required at the time of booking with the balance to be paid before the tour begins. After receiving your final itinerary and cost of the trip from our safari consultants, a deposit of 30% of the total tour cost will be required for reservations, and balance can be paid upon your arrival in Arusha at our main office.
Prior To Tour Departure, For Cancellations Received by Us in Writing E- mail and the clients should be observing the terms and conditions:
THE FOLLOWING CANCELLATION FEES WILL BE MADE FOR CANCELLATIONS
From booking time to 30 days prior: -30% tour cost
29 -15 days prior: 50% tour cost
14 -7 days prior: 75% tour cost
6 days or less prior or no show: 100% tour cost.
There are no refunds for unused portions of the program, and refunds will not be made to clients who do not complete the tour for any reason, whatsoever amendments made to the itinerary once paid for, may result in additional cost.
The right is reserved to change any arrangements should conditions so necessitate.
It must be clearly understood that these are adventure safaris and there are certain dangers and risks which are inevitable. Whilst every care is taken for the safety and comfort of our clients, the company accepts no liability for all or any of the following:
. All the above and other unexpected situations can arise before or during any type of vacation. Such an event might cause you to cut short your vacation or cause your trip to be cancelled all together. Unfortunately, because of the costs incurred by the tour operator, any cancellation after booking incurs financial penalties, up to and including loss of the entire package price.
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