DAY 1, LEMOSHO
Drive from the hotel in Moshi using 4×4 Land cruisers/Land
Rovers to Londrosi gate (2250m) which will take 1 hour for registration and payment to obtain permit and then drive back to Lemosho starting point (2100m) for your climb. The climb through the rain forest is 6 km to Mti Mkubwa camp (BIG TREE CAMP) -2750m which will take 3 hrs and altitude gained is 650m. Dinner and overnight at the campsite.
DAY 2, MTI MKUBWA (BIG TREE) TO SHIRA ONE CAMP:
After breakfast continue on hiking through the heath and moorland zone to Shira one camp (3500m) which will take 5-6hrs, dinner and overnight at the campsite. Distance covered is 9km and altitude gained is 750m.
DAY 3, SHIRA ONE CAMP TO SHIRA TWO CAMP:
After breakfast continue hiking through heath and moorland to Shira 2 campsites (3850m) which will take 3hrs, dinner and overnight at the campsite. Distance covered is 4km and altitude gained is 350m.
DAY 4, SHIRA TWO CAMP TO MOIR CAMP (4,160M):
After breakfast in the morning, start the hike to Moir camp
(4160m). This takes 5 hours. Dinner and overnight at
Moir Camp. Altitude gained is 310m.
DAY 5, MOIR CAMP (4,160M) – POFU CAMP (4,017M):
From the foot of Kibo peak, we start our traverse of the northern slopes with a climb up to the Lent Mountains, towering two thousand feet above our campsite. The desert zone is stark, yet beautiful as we make our way to our spectacular lunch spot at 14,500 ft. Then we trek downhill to Pofu camp for dinner and overnight.
DAY 6, POFU CAMP (4,017M) – THIRD CAVE CAMP (3,963M):
After breakfast, we continue eastward. Mawenzi peak starts getting closer, and the Kibo Saddle comes into view as our trail intersects with the Marangu route. Kibo Peak and the Eastern ice fields on the crater rim perch over our right shoulder. We descend to Third Cave camp.
DAY 7, THIRD CAVE (3,963M) – KIBO HUT (4,703M):
After breakfast cross the far northwestern section of the Kibo Saddle, this sits between Mawenzi and Kibo peaks. Even though our elevation gain is 3,200 ft., we are well acclimatized to the altitude having spent the last few days hovering in the 14,000 ft. level. The climb up the western part of the saddle up to Kibo hut is fairly strenuous, as we trek up the scree slope as it will be the night to the highest point in Africa!
DAY 8, KIBO HUT (4,703M) – UHURU PEAK (5,895M) – MILLENIUM CAMP (3,830M):
At the midnight wake up and repack your gears, taking only what we’ll need for the summit. You will have hot drinks and some cookies and then begin the walk to Uhuru Peak- (5895m). The distance is 6km and it will take about 6-7hrs to reach the summit. Enjoy taking photos of the peak and the sunrise if it will be on a clear day and descend back to Millennium camp (3,827M) close to the edge of the rain forest.
DAY 9, MILLENIUM CAMP (3,8300M) – MWEKA GATE (1700M):
After breakfast in the morning start the descend through the rain forest to Mweka gate. Receive the award certificate for those who will have made it to the top, then join the waiting car to drive you to the hotel in Moshi town for hot shower and overnight.