You will be picked up from your accommodation in moshi around 8:00am and drive 3-4hrs to Lodorosi gate 2200meters above the sea level,sign up at the gate (please ensure you have your passport number at hand)It will take approximately 1 hour at the gate, weigh luggage and food, organizing the crew, park fees payment and signing in,after that we will drive back to the starting point(2380meters) for one hour ,you will have lunch before you start your climb, (lunch boxes and water will be provided)after lunch you will start your trekking to mti mkubwa (big tree)campsite (2800meters above the sea level).
Elevation 2380meters to 2780meters
Distance: 6 km
Hiking Time:3-4 hours
Habitat: Rain Forest
After breakfast around 8am the trekking will continue on the trail leading out of the forest and into a savannah of tall grasses ,heather and moorland, you will trek through the hills and crossing several streams, you will reach the shira ridge before dropping down to shira 1 camp. The view of Kibo across the plateau is spectacular
Elevation 2780meters to 3500meters
Distance: 8 km
Hiking Time 5-6 hours
After breakfast you will begin your trek to shira 2 campsite, You will explore the shira plateau for a full day,it is a easy walk toward Kibo’s glacier ed peak from the east across the plateau which leads to shira 2 campsites,you will have a hot lunch at the camp,later in the afternoon you will have acclimatization walk which it will help you to get used to the altitude.
Elevation 3500meters to 3900meters
Distance: 7 km
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
After Breakfast you will begin your trek to Barranco campsite via Lava Tower (4600meters),called the Shark’s tooth, You will have lunch at the Lover tower and spend time at this altitude so that you can get used to the altitude, you will continue down to Barranco campsite at altitude of 3950meters where you will have dinner and overnight, Although you will end the day at the same elevation as where you started ,this day it is very important for acclimatization and it will keep your body ready for summit day.
Elevation 3840meters to 4600meters to 3950meters
Distance: 12 km
Hiking Time: 8-9 hours
Habitat: Semi Desert
After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge passing the Barranco Wall, to the Karanga Valley campsite. You will have a hot lunch at the camp. Later in the afternoon you will go for acclimatization walk. Dinner and overnight at Karanga Valley.
Elevation 3950metters to 4002meters
Distance: 5 km
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert
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