Kilimanjaro Moonlight Summit 7-Day Experience
Embark on an exhilarating journey to conquer Kilimanjaro’s grandeur, perfectly timed for a summit under the enchanting full moon. This unique 7-day expedition combines the challenge of scaling one of the world’s tallest peaks with the ethereal beauty of a moonlit ascent.
Trekking Day-by-Day Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport
Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, receive a warm welcome and transfer to your accommodation in Moshi, the gateway to Mount Kilimanjaro. Rest and prepare for the remarkable journey ahead.
Day 2: Machame Gate to Machame Camp
Your adventure begins with a hearty breakfast at the Machame Gate, the starting point of your climb. Traverse through lush rainforests, observing the rich flora and fauna. Reach Machame Camp, nestled at 9,850 feet, where you’ll spend the night.
Day 3: Machame Camp to Shira Camp
Continue your ascent through changing landscapes, leaving the rainforest behind. Encounter moorlands with their unique beauty as you trek towards Shira Camp at an elevation of 12,600 feet. Marvel at the breathtaking vistas of the African plains below.
Day 4: Shira Camp to Barranco Camp
Today’s journey takes you to Barranco Camp, situated at 13,100 feet. Along the way, pass by the striking volcanic formation known as the Lava Tower and experience the effects of higher altitude. The panoramic views from the campsite will leave you awestruck.
Day 5: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp
Embark on a challenging day of trekking, conquering the steep Barranco Wall with exhilarating rock scrambling. Traverse along the stunning ridgeline, the Karanga Valley, reaching Karanga Camp at 13,200 feet. Witness the breathtaking sunset views over the glacier-capped peaks.
Day 6: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
Approaching the final leg of your ascent, journey from Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp at an impressive altitude of 15,200 feet. Rest, hydrate, and mentally prepare for the midnight summit push. The full moon’s radiant glow will accompany you on this extraordinary nighttime ascent.
Day 7: Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp
Rise in the darkness of the night and embark on the challenging trek towards Uhuru Peak, Africa’s highest point at 19,341 feet. Witness the awe-inspiring sunrise over the vast plains below and savor the sense of achievement as you stand atop this iconic peak. Descend to Mweka Camp for a well-deserved rest.
End of Trekking
- Airport transfers
- Accommodation as per itinerary
- Park fees and permits
- Professional mountain guides and porters
- Meals during the trek
- Personal trekking equipment.
- Tips and gratuities.
- Personal expenses.
- Travel insurance.