Day to Day ItineraryThis route is most difficult route, very steeper and sometimes slippering. It’s required really physical condition but this route is the most fascinating. Hiking to the rainforest sometimes fallen trees, scenic ridge with striking view of the huge Baranco valley. The route joins with others who coming through Machame, Lemosho route at Baranco camp which sometime is crowded. Ascension to the summit will be at the midnight from Barafu up to the highest point during the sunrise after strenuous of ascension, after summit you will descend via Mweka route.
DAY 1: ARRIVINGAfter arriving at Kilimanjaro airport, we’ll pick you and check into our hotel. We spend a night in Moshi allowing you time to regenerate and meet with your guides next day as they give you a detailed climb orientation and gear check as well you can do hiking in Moshi town with a guide.
Overnight: Town Hotel.
DAY 2: MOSHI TO UMBWE CAVE (7950ft/2950m)after breakfast yopu will be picked and drive to the Umbwe Gate at 1800m. From where a forestry track leads through natural rain forest to a narrow and steep forested ridge at the camp, there are some rocks which are overhanging. Hiking will be 5 to 6 hours
Meals and overnight: Umbwe Caves
DAY 3: UMBWE CAVE TO BARRANCO (12850ft/3900m).This will be a short day hiking to the forest till heath zone, and the trail continues along a spectacular ridge with superb views of the Western Breech Wall and the Great Barranco Wall. Hiking will be 5 to 6 hours.
Meals and overnight: Barranco
DAY4: BARRANCO TO KARANGA (13200ft/4100)After breakfast, this day will be a fun day but our big challenge is to hike up the Barranco Wall, a 500 -ft lava flow. It’s not a technical wall, but challenging nonetheless. Once on top of the "wall", the climb becomes easier and extremely beautiful with fantastic views of the crags and crevasses of the jagged peaks of Kibo on your left. Lastly we descend into the Karanga Valley then up to the camp. Hiking will be 3 to 4 hours Meals and overnight: Karanga.
DAY 5: KARANGA-BARAFU & SUMMIT (15,200ft/4,633m).It’s all slopes and a little uphill to the rocky. Barafu means "ice" in Swahili, and it is extremely windy and cold at this altitude. There is a buzz of excitement in the air, as climbers anticipate our toughest day just ahead. The clouds revealing the eroded peak of Mawenzi, painted with colors of the African sun. Summit will be at midnight Today’s the toughest day, we slowly up over the rocky outcrops and through the scree until we reach to the top of the rim earlier to enjoy the sunrise on the top of the roof of Africa, view of the summit is dramatic, the weather and effects of altitude will determine how long we stay here. After summit we will be back to Barafu for lunch then down to Mweka camp for last night on the mountain.
Meals and overnight: Mweka Camp
DAY 6: MWEKA CAMP-MOSHImorning breakfast and thereafter have a 3-4 hour walk down to the gate, where the tours vehicles meet you and take you back to the hotel for the certificate.
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