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Kilimanjaro Summit Climb

Kilimanjaro is one of the top trekking destinations for student groups, providing a very real but achievable challenge, that of climbing the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Though a strenuous and highly challenging climb, Kilimanjaro is accessible enough that even first-time climbers can ascend to the summit, provided they have the right training and support before and during their trek.

Outline Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Arrive Arusha (1 night, Moivaro Lodge)

    On arrival at the airport, you will be met by our driver/guide and transferred to Moivaro Lodge for one night (half-board)

  2. Day 2: Start the 8-day Lemosho Route climb

    The itinerary below gives an eight day climb via Shira Plateau, the southern flank, Barranco Wall and Barafu route. The descent is via the new wilderness Mweka Route.

  3. Day 3: To Shira Caldera

    The day begins with a tough trek involving a height gain of over 600m, taking us to a lunch stop in a beautiful valley just outside the Shira Crater at around 3,050m.

  4. Day 4: To Shira Hut

    Depart camp early for a two to three hour trek east across Shira Plateau, via Simba Camp (3,720m), to our camp on the eastern slopes of Shira. Tonight’s camp is located at Shira Huts (3,895m), about an hour’s walk from Simba.

  5. Day 5: To Barranco Camp

    A superb day’s trek that takes us to the southern flank, then down the spectacularly scenic Barranco Valley to our camp at 3,900m, Barranco Huts.

  6. Day 6: To Karanga Valley Camp

    Early morning climb up Barranco Wall (4,270m), with 800ft. of steep climbing and 400ft. of easy ascent, to admire the views of Meru and the plains far below.

  7. Day 7: To Barafu Ridge Camp

    Today we take the traverse route to reach Barafu Ridge Camp (4,680m), progressing at a slow but steady pace on account of the altitude.

  8. Day 8: Kilimanjaro Summit Climb

    Rise at midnight to commence the trek up the scree slopes between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers to Stella Point (5,735m), on the rim of the crater.

  9. Day 9: To the Gate via Mweka. Overnight Moivaro Lodge

    Walk down across the Alpine moorland and through the forested foothills to Mweka Gate (1,650m) for a picnic lunch, presentation of certificates and group photo.

  10. Day 10: Departure

    The morning is at leisure at Moivaro Lodge.

Private Expeditions

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